Who says RVing is just about visiting national and state parks? Togo RV asked industry experts and fellow RVers for recommendations on their favorite campgrounds near urban areas. Whether you’re looking to visit the beaches of Los Angeles, the Big Apple, or the French Quarter of New Orleans, there is an RV resort for you on this list.
Liberty Harbor RV Park Near New York City
“With views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Harbor RV Park is a prime example of an urban campground. As they say in real estate, location is everything—and that is certainly the case for this park, which is located just off the Hudson River in Jersey City, New Jersey. You can hop on a ferry or walk to a train station for easy access to New York City. You may have to adjust your campground expectations, though. Liberty Harbor is basically a parking lot, with lots of commuter and nightlife traffic, little vegetation, tight spaces, and no real amenities. However, none of that mattered to my family since we were thrilled to have the city at our fingertips.”
—Kerri Cox, Travels with Birdy
“Turns out you can bring your RV to NYC. Maybe not all the way, but Liberty Harbor RV Park gets you as close as possible. Liberty Harbor RV Park offers a unique and economical way to explore New York City. Yes, you’re paying around $100 per night for a tight parking space with hookups—but this is all about location, not an RV resort experience. Restaurants, shops, and parks in Jersey City are close by. The adjacent Liberty State Park is a destination on its own.
Liberty Harbor RV Park can accommodate big rigs, however, maneuvering narrow city streets and traffic is not for the faint of heart. But if you can make it there with your RV, you can make it anywhere. “
—Michelle Neale, Neales … on Wheels
Normandy Farms Near Boston
“When visiting Boston, the first and only place we look to stay is Normandy Farms campground. Located 30 miles outside of the city, this campground by itself can be a destination. It’s filled with fun family activities like disc golf, swimming, an RC car track, tennis, paddleball, a dog park, walking trails, and more. And if you’re an NFL fan, the campground is less than 10 minutes from Foxboro, the home of the New England Patriots. Getting into Boston could not be easier; you can take public transportation located minutes from the campground or drive into the city. You’re close enough to be in the city before you know it, yet far enough away to enjoy the great outdoors.”