The Perks of Celebrating Thanksgiving at an RV Park

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Most Americans are used to the idea of hosting Thanksgiving at one family member’s house and everyone getting together, but for families who RV, getting together at an RV park actually makes a lot of sense, and here’s why.

Family Vacation

You can turn a typically stressful time of year into a good old family vacation simply by hosting Thanksgiving at an RV park. In addition to celebrating the holiday together you can also check out local attractions and make memories together. Try it one time and you’ll see how celebrating this way sets this Thanksgiving apart form every other one you’ve celebrated.


It’s no lie that asking family members to travel hundreds of miles to one person’s house is a pain in the tush. By setting of a meeting place that is central for almost everyone, you’re likely to have more people able to attend and will make the holiday travel season just a little easier.

Meeting Others

Although the holidays are a time for family, there’s lots of people out there who don’t have family and are lonely. Getting together at an RV park allows you to meet more people, some of which might be looking for some company. You’d be surprised at the amount of solo RVers out there.

Pot Luck

Right in line with meeting others is the opportunity to enjoy a pot luck. Invite your neighbors and ask them to bring a dish to share. Many people enjoy dishes other than the traditional Thanksgiving fare as part of their family tradition. It’s always neat to see what other traditions people take part in.

Act Like A Pilgrim

Pilgrims had to grin and bear it through the great outdoors. Thankfully, as RVers we have options. We can enjoy the great outdoors and fall colors like Pilgrims, but don’t have to worry about freezing to death. 🙂

Celebrating Thankgiving at an RV park is not only a great way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, it allows you to make memories with your family that you might not otherwise make. Oftentimes the holidays can feel repetitive. Step outside of your comfort zone and see how it helps make this year’s Thanksgiving stand out.

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