Owning and renting RVs has stayed trending as one of the top ways to vacation in North America. There are new RVers hitting the road every single day to get a taste of the freedom and flexibility that these vehicles offer. Not only that, but these modes of transportation are a more comfortable and affordable way to travel, especially since the pandemic began nearly two years ago. Most of North America can be traveled by RV, but specific areas are more popular than others. Popularity in specific areas is for a variety of reasons, including temperature and weather, affordability, and how RV-friendly certain locations are. In order to be considered “RV-friendly,” an area must have nearby camping locations and resources such as water spigots available. One of the most RV-friendly and popular places to travel is Florida.
RVs and Florida go together like peanut butter and jelly. The weather is warm almost year round, there are RV campgrounds galore, and beautiful beaches line the coast. Best of all, since it mostly stays above freezing, RVers in Florida have access to water all year, unlike in some areas with four seasons. Traveling to Florida in your RV is so much more memorable with a Harvest Hosts membership. There are nearly one hundred Hosts just in this state alone. Get ready as we explore some of the top Harvest Host locations in Florida in hopes of helping to plan your next road trip.
Grover T’s BBQ and Southern Cooking – Milton, FL
This local BBQ joint is owned by Florida natives and really exemplifies southern cooking. From their delectable smoked meats to their fried green tomatoes, catfish, collared greens, and banana puddin’, they truly have it all. You may need to visit this restaurant more than once (or order extra for your road trip!) to get to taste all of their best dishes. This Harvest Hosts location has three pet-friendly spaces for RVs up to forty-four feet in length.
Southern Grace Lavender Farm – Southport, FL
Get ready to visit Florida’s first and only lavender farm. While lavender can be grown pretty easily around most of the United States, it was thought to be impossible until Jason Leabo gave it a shot. At Southern Grace Lavender Farm, they produce a variety of soaps, lotions, essential oils, bath bombs, candles, and more. This Harvest Hosts location offers five pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
Moonpie Farm and Creamery – Cottondale, FL
Goats, pigs, ducks, and cows, oh my! This farm has quite the variety of livestock and farm animals just waiting for your next visit. Visitors can help with farm chores such as feeding baby cows or just kick back and enjoy some of their products, such as raw goat milk. This Harvest Hosts location offers three pet-friendly spaces for RVs up to forty-four feet in length. Please note that this farm has livestock protection dogs that freely roam the premises.
Tallahassee Automobile & Collectibles Museum – Tallahassee, FL
Owner DeVoe Moore has been collecting things since he was a child, but his passion for cars developed in high school. His museum opened in May of 1996 and won the AACA First Place Award: #1 Museum in the United States for the Preservation of Antique Cars in 1991. All money collected from admission fees or donations goes right back into the museum, helping with the day-to-day costs. This Harvest Hosts location offers fifteen pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size and is truly a sight to behold.
Rose Petals Nursery – Newberry, FL
Owners Art and Cydney are passionate about preserving and sharing unique rose varieties. Some of these variations came over from Europe when America was first colonized and then rode with families in covered wagons across the country. Leave your preconceived notions about Valentine’s roses at the door because Rose Petals Nursery has hundreds of varieties of roses and flowers here. Stop by and take time to smell the roses in this special place. This Harvest Hosts location offers one pet-friendly space for RVs up to thirty-five feet in length.
Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary – Gainesville, FL
Kari Bengall has had a passion for all animals most of her life, but her original profession was interior design. Then, she was gifted a pet monkey, Samantha, which is where her two passions intersected as she worked tirelessly to keep improving Samantha’s habitat. This was also when she realized that a life in captivity just wasn’t right for monkeys, which is why she created this sanctuary to model their natural habitats. She’s continued to make her hundreds of rescued monkeys the forefront of her focus. This Harvest Hosts location offers one pet-friendly space for RVs up to forty-four feet in length.
Celestial Farms – Jacksonville, FL
This nonprofit farm strives to provide an environment to allow visitors to therapeutically heal from working with animals and gardens. Most of their animals were neglected, abandoned, or abused before being rescued. They have an on-site gift shop that continues to help fund their program. This Harvest Hosts location offers four pet-friendly spaces for RVs up to twenty-five feet in length.
The Bee Barn – Zolfo Springs, FL
The Bee Barn is a family-owned operation of three generations of beekeepers. Through and through, the Cantu family’s main goal is to produce the best honey possible. Their products are raw and unfiltered, making sure that customers receive the full natural benefits. This Harvest Hosts location offers five pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
River Ventures – Crystal River, FL
Manatees are gentle creatures that have been injured, exploited, or killed in the past due to their trusting nature. Because of this, Florida has strict laws regarding how and when people can interact with them. River Ventures is one of just a few businesses approved to teach visitors about these gentle giants up close and in the water. This unique and incredible Harvest Hosts location offers two pet-friendly spaces for RVs up to thirty feet in length.
Sparacia-Witherell Family Winery – Brooksville, FL
This family of first and second generation Italians has always prioritized family first. After everyone grew up and pursued their own careers, they dreamed of reuniting the family again. As everyone started to retire, they had the wonderful idea to come together and create a vineyard in Florida and, thus, Sparacia-Witherell Family Winery was born. Their first crop was planted in 2016, and they currently produce around eight types of wine. This awesome location offers five pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
OrganicaWorld – Groveland, FL
What might sound like a fancy roadside stand is actually the world leader of organic greenhouse technology. Their team is composed of doctors, technicians, scientists, and world-renowned research experts that have come together to create the best conditions for the best food possible, grown quickly. Stop by and marvel at the magical atmosphere this team has created. This Harvest Hosts location offers eight pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
Green Isle Gardens – Groveland, FL
Between their expertise on raising plants, landscaping, and growing native plant species, this powerhouse team has come together to create a stunning business. They specialize in Florida-native plants such as wildflowers, vines, grasses, shrubs, and palms. They also have a small gift shop if you for items besides plants. This Harvest Hosts location offers one pet-friendly space for RVs up to thirty feet in length.
American Space Museum – Titusville, FL
This non-profit museum strives to preserve the history of all things related to space travel in the United States. They have numerous exhibits, monuments, and a Walk of Fame to honor everyone who has ever helped make space travel possible. They offer guided or self-guided tours depending on the day. In addition to paying admission, consider making a donation or making a purchase in their gift shop. This Harvest Hosts location offers two pet-friendly spaces for RVs up to thirty-five feet in length.
Waypoint Bar & Grill – Palmetto, FL
Get ready for homemade food, local beer, and a killer atmosphere. Waypoint serves up a variety of appetizers, burritos, tacos, and tortilla pizzas that are sure to satisfy any appetite. Freshly-prepared food tastes even better after a long day of travel! This Harvest Hosts location offers six pet-friendly spaces for RVs up to thirty-five feet in length.
Mister Chris’ Coffee Depot – Frostproof, FL
Owner and Operator, Mister Chris, sources and roasts his own coffee beans at his coffee depot, so be sure to grab a few bags next time you’re in central Florida. This man of many talents also writes and produces his own music. Here, you can find five pet-friendly spaces for RVs up to thirty-five feet in length.
Faded Bistro and Beer Garden – Sebring, FL
Owners Bob and Tiffany Cadzow wanted to create a laid-back restaurant with good food and a great atmosphere in downtown Sebring. Serving brunch, unique cocktails, and everything from light fares to indulgent snacks, they’ve hit the nail on the head. Their restaurant stays pretty packed, so it’s best to make a reservation when you book your stay. We’ve heard amazing things about the cheesecake! This Harvest Hosts location offers five spaces for RVs of any size.
Turn 2 Brewing Company – Sebring, FL
While most breweries are passionate about beer, Turn 2 takes this passion to another level. Their entire business and atmosphere was designed around their beers to make the environment as relaxing, welcoming, and fun as possible. They regularly host game nights, live events, while maintaining a pet and kid-friendly atmosphere. They keep many beers on tap, including some “guest brews” from other local breweries, and they even produce hard seltzer. This Harvest Hosts location offers five pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
Sugar Sand Distillery – Lake Placid, FL
Situated on a sugarcane farm, this is a true farm-to-bottle operation. Founder Don Davies began experimenting with distilling using sugarcane for family and friends. His product exploded in popularity, which prompted him to open his unique distillery. These days, he produces a variety of rums, vodka, moonshine, and gin. Stop by and taste what all the fuss is about! This Harvest Hosts location offers six pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery – Fort Pierce, FL
With a history of passion for muscadine wine and surfing, Gary Roberts’ business combines beautifully-crafted drinks and a uniquely-Florida atmosphere to create the masterpiece that is Summer Crush. They offer a healthy selection of summer-themed and tropical fruit wines while also hosting weekly yoga sessions and offering live events throughout the year and into the winter. Talk about a never-ending summer! This Harvest Hosts location offers fifteen pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
This family-owned farm strives to grow the best possible produce, while opffering fun events for the whole family to enjoy, which includes weekend tractor rides and U-Pick available year round. Be sure to view their business website for more information on which produce is in season. This Harvest Hosts location offers three pet-friendly spaces for RVs up to forty-four feet in length.
At World of Beer, they serve over fifty craft beers on tap, with 500 more in the cooler, and a menu of mouthwatering tavern fare crafted to perfectly accompany the beverages. Whether you’re a beer master or just getting started on your beer journey, their staff is available to help you through every last pint, pour, and pairing. This Harvest Hosts location offers three pet-friendly spaces for RVs up to forty-four feet in length.
Whether you plan to visit Florida soon, are already there, or are just dreaming of warmer weather, be sure to keep these locations in mind. Your next RV trip will be more even unique if you choose to visit Harvest Hosts locations instead of just traditional campgrounds. Who knows what things you’ll get to do, which foods you’ll get to try, which drinks you could sample, or what friends you’ll make along the way.
Have you been to any of the stops on our list? Which one sounds like the most fun to you? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
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