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Top Culinary Campgrounds & RV Parks
Top Parks For Food Lovers Chosen by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory
Not content to fry up burgers at their campsites, some RVers venture out to sample cuisine served up at local food festivals, farmer’s markets or compelling restaurants. A recent survey by RVAdvice.com revealed that 86 percent of RVers try the regional dishes when they travel. Fifty-six percent of those sampled say they’re willing to travel up to 25 miles for a good meal, while 32 percent said they’d trek up to 50 miles to satisfy their taste buds.
To help hungry RVers find parks close to some of America’s top culinary hot spots, the editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel guide and Campground Directory have compiled a list of the Top RV Parks for Food Lovers for 2013. Featuring RV parks from across North America, the list is tailored for RV travelers who make great eating a key part of their travels.
Coyote Valley RV Resort, San Jose, California
Emerald Desert RV Resort – Sunland, Palm Desert, California
Riverwalk RV Park & Campground, Fortuna, California
Road Runner Travel Resort, Fort Pierce, Florida
Lake Pines RV Park & Campground, Columbus, Georgia
Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission, Lafayette, Louisiana
Pine Crest RV Park Of New Orleans, Slidell, Louisiana
Frontier Town Campground, Ocean City, Maryland
River Ridge RV Resort & Marina, Stanwood, Michigan
Signature Motorcoach Resort at Bay Harbor, Bay Harbor, Michigan
Sam’s Town Hotel Casino & RV Park-Boulder, Las Vegas, Nevada
Asheville Bear Creek RV Park, Asheville, North Carolina
Portland Fairview RV Park, Fairview, Oregon
Salt Lake City KOA, Salt Lake City, Utah
Good Food on the Go
At many campgrounds, guests don’t have to go far once they’ve settled into their site. At Sam’s Town Hotel Casino & RV Park-Boulder in Las Vegas, Nevada, RVers can enjoy a wide selection of restaurants, including the Firelight Buffet, with open rotisseries, omelet stations and carving stations, and Billy Bob’s Steak House and Saloon, a ranch lodge steak house that serves steaks, ribs and chicken in massive portions.
At California’s Coyote Valley RV Resort in San Jose, campground staff members help guests arrange expeditions in the surrounding area, known for its fine wine and restaurants. “We have a concierge service, which does everything from breakfast delivery to wine tastings,” says Elaine Hamilton, who owns the campground with husband Mike.
Good Sam RV Travel Guide
RV travelers who love a great meal can find more information about foodie-friendly parks in the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, which combines two of the RV industry’s most popular and respected brands—the Trailer Life Directory and Woodall’s Campground Directory—into one comprehensive volume. The guide contains detailed information on more than 8,000 private RV parks across North America; each campground is personally inspected and rated by the Good Sam’s consultant teams.
The guide also includes lifestyle features, regional trip guides and essential travel facts. Readers can get vital tech tips, learn about must-see points of interest in all of North America’s states and provinces, follow a meal and fitness planner and get Road Ready with a special products section. Also included are guides to RV-related state laws and information needed for trouble-free trips into Canada and Mexico.
For more information about the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, click on www.goodsamcamping.com