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How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day In Your RV

Most people spend Valentine’s Day sitting in a crowded restaurant with dozens of other couples. While there’s nothing wrong with this, we can think of a few ways to make this year’s celebration a bit more exciting.

One of the best ways to do this is to head out in your RV. It’ll be nearly springtime anyway, so why not take your rig out for a spin and break it in for camping season? You’ll get in a nice adventure, your significant other will be impressed by your creativity, and the evening of fun is sure to be remembered for years to come.

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Spend Valentine’s Day in the RV. Photo by Chris Goldberg

Wondering what you should do on a Valentine’s Day adventure? Here are a few suggestions.

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Romantic destinations

Our first suggestion is to head somewhere romantic. After all, if you’re hitting the road, you may as well go big and head somewhere with love in the air. Obviously, there are dozens of places in the US that fit this description, but we’ve compiled some of our favorites in the list below.

Hershey, Pennsylvania

What do you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day? I’m guessing one of the things that pops into your head is chocolate. That’s why a visit to the city of chocolate is 100% fitting for your Valentine’s Day celebration.

Hershey is an adorable town in beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It boasts a number of amazing restaurants if you wish to eat out, and of course, there is more than enough chocolate to finish off any meal.

Entrance to Chocolate World is free. Photo via Yuan2003
Entrance to Chocolate World is free. They also offer a free chocolate tour with complimentary samples. Photo via Yuan2003

Be sure to visit The Hershey Story for a fun learning experience, and take part in the Chocolate Tasting Experience to get a taste of chocolate from around the world. Park your RV nearby at Hersheypark Camping Resort in Hummelstown.

If you’re looking for a bit more to do, a visit to the quaint nearby town of Lititz might be nice. Here you’ll find an enormous number of chocolate shops including the famous Wilson Chocolate. The adorable town is also the ideal setting for a romantic walk.

Napa, California

Heading to sunny California is never a bad decision, and in this case, heading to Napa, California is exactly the right decision. Why? Because this is wine country, of course!

William Hill Estate Winery. Napa Valley. Photo by JTK 94131
William Hill Estate Winery. Napa Valley. Photo by JTK 94131

Here you can participate in wine tastings to your heart’s content, and the number of restaurants in the area is unbelievable. A ride of the Napa Valley Wine Train is always a special treat, and even something as simple as walking through the area can be a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

St. Augustine, Florida

Finally, there’s St. Augustine, Florida. This particular destination is nice not only because it’s romantic, but also because it’s in a state where the weather is likely to be sunny and warm.

Sunset on St Augustine Beach. Photo by Nick Ledford

Visit Cordova Street for a romantic evening filled with good food, drinks, and live music. Be sure to stop under a “Love Tree” which brings good luck to couples who kiss beneath it. In addition to these things, you can also tour wineries, distilleries, or the Fort Matanzas National Monument. Camp nearby at Anastasia State Park.

Things to do at your campsite

Prefer to avoid crowds and stick around the RV? No problem! There are plenty of ways to enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day in your RV, and you may even be able to use the fact that you’re camping to your advantage.

Dine under the stars

Dinner doesn’t have to be at a fancy restaurant to be romantic. In fact, it can be even more romantic when it’s cooked by you and served under the stars in the privacy of your campsite—or better yet, a quiet boondocking site.

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A romantic night under the stars. Photo by Tim

Fire up the grill and serve some steaks and grilled veggies with a couple glasses of wine. String lights along your awning to add a romantic glow, and light some candles at the table.

A dinner under the stars is what romantic dreams are made of, and when you’re out in the middle of nowhere, you have the perfect opportunity to put together the ideal outdoor dining experience.

Spend time by the campfire

After dinner, light up a campfire, put on your most comfortable clothes, and share a blanket as you snuggle up to keep warm.

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Spend time by the fire. Photo by Visit Lakeland

For a fun and festive treat, try making some Valentine’s Day s’mores by using pink marshmallows and topping them off with some heart-shaped sprinkles. Not only will they be adorable, but they’ll taste delicious and round out your first camping experience of the year.

Enjoy a movie

If it’s too cold to dine outside or snuggle up by the campfire, try making a lovely meal inside, enjoying it by candlelight at your RV table, and finishing the evening off with a movie.

The Long, Long Trailer is a silly movie starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. It tells the story of a newlywed couple who decide to purchase a travel trailer and set off on a road trip adventure. Because it’s a romantic comedy featuring a travel trailer, it’s the ideal film for a Valentine’s Day date in the RV and it’s sure to provide plenty of laughs.

Of course, it’s important to remember that, depending on where you’ll be when camping, streaming a movie is not always possible. You’ll want to have a hard copy of the movie in hand or download it before heading to your destination!

No matter how you decide to spend your Valentine’s Day, you’re sure to have a memorable time with your loved one. Go ahead and pull out the rig now so you can have it prepped and ready to go when the most romantic day of the year rolls around.

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