Best Warm Weather Winter Camping Destinations to Escape the Cold

Camping in the winter doesn’t have to mean nearly freezing in your summertime-rated tent with too few blankets and firewood that seems allergic to catching on fire. Been there? Us too. In honor of all the too-cold nights, we compiled our top warm weather places to camp in the winter—sure to satisfy all your summer sunshine cravings.

Explore tropical Hawaiian camps and glamps



What better way to warm up in the winter than to camp near Volcanoes National Park? Camping in Hawaii is a Nature Lover’s dream, with so many stunning places to hike and explore. We’ve compiled our favorite places to camp and glamp in Hawaii, with nearby waterfalls, pristine beaches, and even one camp on a coconut farm! Check out these hidden-gem campgrounds in Hawaii, and spend this winter at the beach.

Plan a desert dream-trip in the Mojave


Summer in the desert can be oppressively hot, but winter camping in the desert is the perfect way to enjoy the peak desert season! Explore these places to glamp near Joshua Tree National Park, conveniently outfitted with all the luxurious amenities that you can only experience outside of the park—like camps with showers!

Relax in style at a wine country glampsite

Besides the obvious, one of the most fun things to do in wine country is camp on a vineyard! Experience the best camping and glamping in wine country at these luxurious glamping sites in California, where you can escape winter weather and enjoy serene vistas of nearby vineyards.

Road trip through the American Southwest

Need a Southwest road trip plan? We assembled the best places to camp while road-tripping from Southern Utah to West Texas. Avoid crowded campsites at these secluded camps near Zion National Park, and experience classic Route 66 Americana while glamping near the Grand Canyon. We’ve also included some unique camping options like camping in a tipi near Bryce Canyon or sleeping under the stars at an open-air cabin in Terlingua—this Southwest road trip planner has it all!

Skip the crowds at a secluded RV site in Florida

It’s no secret that RVing in Florida during the winter is extremely popular. Florida’s temperate weather is a welcome escape from the cold, and RVing in Florida doesn’t have to mean staying at a crowded RV park! These secluded RV sites near Ocala National Forest and other private RV parks near Orlando, West Palm Beach, and Miami, will allow you to experience the natural wonders of Florida without all the hustle and bustle.

Looking for something a bit more local?

Hipcamp offers all kinds of ways to #FindYourselfOutside. From treehouses to yurts, campsites, glampsites, RV sites, and more—we’ve got a getaway for everyone this winter.

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