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3 Super Popular Southern U.S. Destinations For Canadian Snowbirds In The Winter

We all know what snowbirds do best: fly south. Here are some great destinations for Canadian snowbirds in the Southern U.S. and why they're so appealing.
Snowbirds enjoy the warmer climates of the southern U.S. when the Canadian winter sets in.

Canada is kind of known for being chilly. While not all of our provinces freeze over in the winter, most of them sure do. Naturally, there's a widespread trend of Canadian folks travelling South for the winter. Some choose destinations on other continents like Central or South America, but many head right to our neighbours down south in the U.S.

There are tons of incredible destinations all over the U.S. that are sunny, beautiful, and certainly not frozen over in the winter. The South of the U.S. is not only warmer than some of the Canadian provinces, but it's accessible by land. Naturally, many Canadian snowbirds who also happen to be RVers head to Southern North America Every Winter. Today we'll focus on three destinations that should be on your bucket list if you're a Canadian snowbird looking to drive to your destination.

Palm Springs

If you're in Southern Canada, driving to Palm Springs will only take you about 24 hours. That may not sound like a small drive for an average traveller, but it's child's play for experienced RVers. The benefits of visiting Palm Springs in the winter are plentiful, and the warm weather is on the list of perks.

Visiting the desert in winter means idyllic weather. You can expect temperatures over 20 C, so pack your warm clothing. On top of that, you can expect many activities like golfing, camping, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and so much sightseeing. There is also great shopping and lots of open-air markets for you to splurge. There's a fantastic art scene, great food and beverage, and some of the most unique campgrounds you could imagine. If you're looking for the perfect place to park your RV this winter, Palm Springs might be it.


It will take over a day to drive to Pheonix from the Canadian border, but boy, is it worth it. Regardless if you're looking for an athletic vacation that includes rock climbing and mountain biking or a more leisurely trip with days by the pool and happy hours, you'll find it here.

Some reasons you'll love Pheonix in the winter include the incredible hiking, shopping and live music, time spent in the mountains, excellent opportunities to golf on beautiful courses, the gorgeous desert with blooming wildflowers, warm weather all year, and tons of fantastic RV parks. Phoenix has more than 300 days of sunshine each year, and you will instantly forget that winter is ever a thing.

The Gulf Coast of Texas

If you have yet to consider Texas' Gulf Coast the ideal snowbird destination, you need to add it to your list. Some of the best beaches you need to check out include Port Aransas Beach, Padre Island National Seashore, Rockpoint Beach, Malaquite Beach, and much more. Can you even imagine enjoying a sunny beach in the winter in Norther America? Well, you're about to experience it for yourself.

There is a 350-mile-long stretch of sandy beaches, and there are unique places to visit along the whole thing. You know what to do if you love sun, relaxation, food and beverage, arts and culture, and all things "summer" in the dead of winter.

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