Five Best Florida Resorts for Summer Family Fun

Making the Most of Your Summer

We’re officially a few weeks into summer, so it’s key to plan your outdoor activities now! Whether you prefer hiking, camping, or being on the water, our resorts offer something for everyone. Many of our Florida resorts are ages 55+, the properties are open to all ages during the warmer temperatures. Here are a few of the top ten Florida resorts best known for family fun at Cove Communities! 

1. River Vista RV Village

Aerial view of water and parked RVsFirst on our list of the best resorts for summertime family fun is River Vista RV Village. Located between Tampa and Sarasota, this resort has activities for all of your family members. With direct access to the Little Manatee River, this resort is a little slice of heaven for those who love fishing. The river flows nearly 40 miles before it empties into Tampa Bay, where freshwater fishing meets saltwater. 

Fun fact: the Little Manatee River has been designated an Outstanding Florida Water, meaning it receives special protection due to its natural attributes. 

With an enticing lineup of live shows, BBQs, bingo and more, even the pickiest in your family will be please! 

2. Holiday RV Village

People canoeing with trees surrounding them The Holiday RV Village ensures activities of fishing, boating/kayaking/canoeing, hiking, biking, and just about everything physical under the sun. Literally and figuratively! Located in Leesburg, Florida in the heart of Lake County and is nestled in a 200-acre natural-wooded setting on a stretch of freshwater lakes, with access to the Harris Chain of Lakes. The resort houses several onsite amenities like a marina with dock and  boat access, dog park, fitness center, sports field, bocce, tennis, and volleyball courts. No matter your age, you can take part in absolutely everything. 

While the options are endless on site, but its proximity to Orlando, Florida lends itself to perfect day trips to take with the whole family! You can visit everything from Universal Studios, which is only 40 miles away, to Busch Gardens, 85 miles away. However far you’re willing to travel, your family is sure to have a fun-filled summer day. Other Orlando attractions nearby:

  • Silver Springs: 40 miles
  • Walt Disney World: 42 miles
  • Sea World: 46 miles
  • Cypress Gardens: 64 miles
  • Bok Tower: 66 miles
  • Weeki Wachee: 68 miles

3. Blueway RV Village

Aerial of a pool with grass and RVs surrounding itThis newly acquired resort, named after the Great Calusa Blueway, a popular kayaking trail in the Fort Meyers area, and formerly known as Shady Acres. The trail encompasses three distinct regions on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico that run 190 miles along back bays, rivers, creeks, flats, and mangroves, meaning it’s the perfect spot for both kayaking and fishing. This community also has a picturesque campground setting where you can relax with your family under the stars and enjoy the occasional visit from the beautiful wildlife this area offers. 

Alongside the endless water expedition options, the property offers campfires, cornhole, and their very own horseshoe tournament! The pet agility course is just an addition for your furry friend. 

Since Florida has one of the most extended coastlines in the country, Blueway RV Village is the perfect location for fantastic fishing opportunities. It’s  a boater’s paradise as campers can visit any nearby marinas to charter sailing tours or fishing excursions

4. Chokoloskee Island Resort 

Marina with palm trees and buildings around itAfter reaching our southernmost point of Florida’s southwest Gulf coast, Chokoloskee Island Resort, another of Cove’s newly acquired resorts is within reach. Simply a bridge separates the resort from the Everglades city, wher plenty of tasty restaurants and boat tours are located. If someone in your family considers themselves a fisherman, Chokoloskee Island Resort is the place for you as it neighbors the Everglades National Park. The resort offers an onsite marina with live bait, launch ramp, and slips where you can also rent a boat or kayak.

If someone in your family doesn’t consider themselves a fisherman, have no fear! Chokoloskee Island is a popular area for kayaking because of the endless amounts of sheltered mangrove islands for exploring. Nearby are the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Shark Valley, each providing opportunities to admire the local wildlife.

Along with its proximity to Everglades City, Chokoloskee Island Resort is only 45 minutes outside of Naples, Florida. For the dry land people in your family, there are a plethora of shops, sights to see and more to educate anyone on the history and culture of the local scene. 

5. Big Pine Key Resort

Canal with boats in it and a building next to itLast, but certainly not least, Big Pine Key Resort. Previously known as Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge, this resort is perfectly positioned in the middle keys at MM33. Occupying ten pristine acres between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, Big Pine Resort offers a friendly home-based to enjoy all that the Florida Keys have to offer.

The resort offers plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. To be specific, beach bonfires, block parties and even more. Plus, there is a sunset happy hour every night!

Adventure Ready?

If we’ve inspired you with our list of these amazing Cove resorts that have the best summertime activities, then you’ll need to ask yourself if your RV is adventure-ready. Luckily, you can look at our checklist that we’ve made just for you to ensure you’re ready to go!

There is a lot to consider. Trust me, I understand. However, with as many options and their differing target interests, there will be smething guarenteed for each person with you! If you’re feeling hooked, be sure to ask yourself: “Am I RV ready?” If you’re straddling the balancing point between yes and no, cast your line to our checklist personally designed to reassure you that you’re ready to go!