Miami, which is also known as the Capital of Latin America, is a beautiful coastal city located in the state of Florida. Many well-known companies such as American Airlines call Miami home. This area of the country is known for its heat and humid temperatures. You won’t have to worry about a blizzard any time you’re in Miami. A fun fact about Miami is that it was the first city in the United States that was founded by a woman. It’s also the place where sunscreen was invented!
Many people visit from out of state to enjoy the thriving nightlife that Miami has to offer. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, it is the perfect starting point for a road trip north to Cincinnati, Ohio. There are plenty of RV parks and campgrounds from Miami to Cincinnati.
Whether you’re driving your brand new rig or just towing a camping trailer, you won’t be at a loss for accommodations during this 1,200-mile road trip. With a distance of just over 16 hours from start to finish, if you’re driving non-stop, you could even make this a weekend getaway for you and your loved ones to experience. But what's the rush? Stretching the trip out over a week means you'll see a lot more along the way.
If you loved being outdoors at the Daniel Boone National Forest, just wait until you visit Ijams Nature Center. There you will find over 10 miles of trails to hike on. This is the perfect way to break away from the things that bring you stress daily. Leave your phone in the motorhome and take the bike out on the trails! You can also rent canoes to explore the area on water! All around you, there will be rock formations and a ton of wetlands.
With how often both kids and adults are glued to a screen, this is a fantastic way to spend time in the real world, making memories that will last a lifetime. You’ll be able to stay at one of the several RV parks or campgrounds in the area. There is South Lake RV Park that isn’t too far from Ijams Nature Center, or you could pitch a tent at Poland Creek Campground.
After a while on the road, you’ve explored Disney World and have been around people quite a bit. At this point, it’s time to immerse yourself in nature and gain a feeling of relaxation. Road trips can be quite stressful, so a stop at Daniel Boone National Forest is a great way to wind down. There are bluffs, natural archways, and lush forests to explore. You and your family can take a laid-back hike on one of the many trails in the area.
There are also plenty of amazing spots to take family photos or enjoy a picnic in the afternoon. Luckily, there is also RV camping available at Daniel Boone National Forest. You will find a variety of different campgrounds throughout the national forest to choose from. This is a great way to save time after a fun day exploring. You can simply park your vehicle, enjoy what the area has to offer, catch some Zs, and be off in the morning!
Whether you’re traveling with a dozen kids or by yourself, an aquarium is a fun place to spend the afternoon. The Georgia Aquarium has thousands of animals for you and your loved ones to observe in realistic habitats. There are over 10 million gallons of water throughout this aquarium. For seven years in the early 2000’s, this was the largest aquarium in the world! There are beluga whales, polar bears, plenty of fish, and a variety of stingrays in the Georgia Aquarium.
Atlanta Marietta RV Resort Park is a beautiful place to stay after a long day looking at all of the animals. It won’t take you too far off your route. There are a few places to park the motorhome and you’ll have access to an inground pool as well. If this is full, there are plenty of other places to stay as well, you just may have to drive off your original route a bit.
A short drive away from Macon, Georgia is Chattanooga, Tennessee. While there are several things to do in this small city, checking out the Chattanooga Zoo is a must! This zoo goes above and beyond to make sure that the animals that are there are well taken care of. They put the money from admissions right back into the animals and other conservation efforts that they’re a part of. Visiting this zoo you’ll see some classic animals like gorillas and lions.
There are a variety of different exhibits that allow you to see a variety of different animals from all over the world. This is a great place to visit before your next stop! Kids will love to see wild animals up close, and you can grab something from the gift shop on your way out. There is also a restaurant within Chattanooga Zoo, making it a perfect spot to spend a few hours and grab a quick bite to eat before heading back out on the road.
Whether you’re a fan of the Allman Brothers or not, there’s something cool about visiting the place where something famous began. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House is located in Macon, Georgia. Surprisingly, the Allman Brothers, their family, and friends only lived in this house from 1970 to 1973. It is one of the main reasons that people visit the small town of Macon.
Inside the home, you’ll find various rooms filled in outfits, band equipment, photos, and other memorabilia. Fans of the band will feel like they’re experiencing a close encounter with each member of the group. There is even a walk-in closet that has every magazine cover that the band ever appeared on! While there isn’t camping next door, this is a cool place to stop on your way to Ohio.
You can’t not stop at a place that calls itself the Happiest Place on Earth. Walt Disney World is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States. There you will find 46 different rides to choose from. There are also plenty of themed restaurants that you know from your favorite Disney films. You can eat with Chip and Belle at the Be Our Guest restaurant or a delicious pastry or cup of coffee at the Cheshire Cafe.
Even though Disney World is a fantastic place to go, it can be quite tiring. Once the kids are worn out, it’s time to hit the hay! This is where driving a motorhome for your road trip comes in. There are a few places nearby where you can park the RV for a night. The Orlando Kissimmee KOA Holiday is the perfect place to rest up before the next leg of your trip. Alternatively, the resort has its own campground for RVs that you can make use of.
One of the best things to do while you’re on a road trip is to explore the great outdoors. Taking a stop at the Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area is the perfect way to do just that. It is the second-largest expanse of dry prairie left in America. You’ll be able to easily access Lake Jackson, Lake Marian, or Lake Kissimmee. This area is perfect for spending an afternoon exploring by hiking on one of the many trails in the area.
You can take binoculars to increase your chances of seeing some of the wildlife that calls Three Lakes their home. Feel free to go fishing in one of the three lakes to catch your family some fresh grub for dinner. You can camp within Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area by pitching a tent or simply parking the motorhome.
Wynwood Walls is a must-see before you head out on the road towards Ohio. Wynwood Walls is located in the heart of Miami. It consists of several outdoor works of graffiti that cover the walls of local buildings. This isn’t just any graffiti that you’d see on a passing train. This is art made by incredibly talented artists from the area. There are realistic paintings of animals, people, lettering, and more.
Thankfully, Wynwood Walls is near plenty of local restaurants. You’ll be able to quickly grab a bite to eat before or after your visit. If you’re taking the motorhome on the road, there are a handful of great places to stay. Boca Chita Key Campground is a beautiful place to rest your head and prepare for the trip ahead of you. There are plenty of spots to park the RV and fuel up to hit the road in the morning.
After your journey, you’ve reached your destination! Located right along the Ohio River, Cincinnati is the third-largest city in Ohio. There is a Ferris wheel that you can ride that overlooks both downtown Cincinnati and the river. There are also beautiful architecture spots, like the Union Terminal, that will impress just about anyone. Something that kids and adults will both enjoy is Krohn’s Conservatory.
It’s an indoor botanical garden that’s fluttering with hundreds of butterflies. You could also check out the Cincinnati Art Museum to take a look at iconic art pieces. Park the motorhome at one of the several campgrounds in the area Winton Woods Campground and Steamboat Bend Campground are both lovely places to rest your head for an evening or two!