Holiday Travel to Florida in a 15 Passenger Van Rental in RI

Man wearing baseball cap backwards driving a Greenvans 15 passenger rental van

It’s time to pack up your 15 passenger van rental in Rhode Island and hit the road to Florida.

Remember the thrill of the holiday season as a child? The crisp air, scratchy wool gloves, a faint smell of chimney smoke. As night fell, twinkling lights lining the neighborhood houses glistened, transferring you to a magical, wintry North Pole. The Christmas season was so delightful then, full of promise and joy.  

Now, that air feels downright cold. Pulling on gloves is just another morning task before a long, grueling day trudging through day-old snow. Odorless fires turn on with the click of a button. And who wants to spend an agonizing afternoon on the roof hooking up Christmas lights? 

It’s time to go to Florida.

Why a 15 passenger van rental in Rhode Island is an essential piece of your Holiday Road Trip.

So you rent a large passenger van rental in Rhode Island with Greenvans. There’s plenty of space to fit your kids, your pets, your partner and your things. Possibly more than you need but bring it anyway! It will surely fit in your 15 passenger rental van!

Moreover, it’s the holidays! What better place to cultivate that magical togetherness than on the road? Instead of splitting up into a caravan of cars, your passenger rental van provides a unique opportunity for everyone to be in one place. The journey between destinations is the ideal time to tell stories, play games, and make memories.

Gather your loved ones and settle in for an unforgettable adventure, together. On your way to eternal sunshine, consider stopping in these charming East Coast towns to keep the holiday spirit alive.


exterior of Greenvans transit 15 passenger rental van parked in the city at night

Best East Coast Towns to visit for in your passenger van rental from Rhode Island on the way to Florida

Bethlehem, PA

Suggested overnights: 1

Escaping Boston? Providence? Philadelphia? Bethlehem is definitely worth a detour. AKA “Christmas Town USA”, it’s the proud location of the country’s first documented Christmas tree.

Bethlehem’s German roots have influenced two prominent Christmas Markets where you can shop, eat and take photos. Stroll down the historic main street for the ultimate display of Christmas cheer.

Check out some things to do in Bethlehem here. 

Annapolis, MD

Driving time from Bethlehem: 3 Hours


Suggested overnights: 1

There are so many things to do in Annapolis for Christmas, it would take weeks to enjoy them all. If you’re limited on time but want to get a real feel for the city, consider a Holiday themed walking tour and cruise along Spa Creek. We suggest bundling up for the evening cruise, as historical buildings on the river banks gleam with lights. If your trip is adults-only, check out the festive Dickenson booze cruise.

25 Best Annapolis Events To Celebrate Christmas In Maryland


Interior view of rear of Ford 15 Passenger Medium Roof Transit 350 XLT with back two rows removed

Williamsburg, VA

Driving time from Annapolis: 3hr15min

Suggested overnights: 1

Stroll along the cobblestone streets of Colonial Williamsburg and step back in time. From ice-skating to Christmas markets, there is no shortage of holiday cheer in the “largest living history museum in the world”. Check out the website for events, and consider a stop at Busch Gardens.

Christmas In Williamsburg

Is this a passenger van…or your living room?

The long ride to Charleston is a great time to play games and make playlists. For families with young kids, I Spy, if briefly, helps to keep everyone disconnected from devices. Older children and teenagers may appreciate trivia.

Consider making a playlist that includes each person’s favorite holiday song. Let the van serve as your living room, where loved ones gather to connect and interact.

Charleston, SC

Driving time from Williamsburg: 7hr

https://www.christmasincharleston.com/

Suggested overnights: 2-3

Charleston is, without a doubt, one of the most charming towns in America. Immerse yourself in a Festival of Lights, listen to the Charleston Caroling Company, sip on hot cider, or enjoy a Christmas tour with High Tea. Children will revel in a 30-minute holiday sleigh ride to Santa’s magic stable, where hot cocoa and cookies await. 

Side view of two Ford Transit 15-passenger rental vans with Greenvans logo


Savannah, GA

Driving time from Charleston: 2hr15

Savannah in December 2022, Christmas & Holiday Events

Suggested overnights: 2

With both mild weather and Southern charm, Savannah is a necessary stop on your holiday route. The lovely architecture alone is enough to put you in a Christmas mood. Enjoy a holiday market, elaborate light displays, themed theater shows, holiday bar crawls…need we continue? Don’t miss the 22 squares Savannah is famous for, artfully decorated for the season.

St. Augustine, FL

Driving time from Savannah: 3hr

Suggested overnights: 1

St. Augustine Inns at Christmas

St. Augustine, founded in 1565, is the oldest city in the USA. Despite its warmer climate, it’s cozy, charming and chock full of Christmas delight. Comfy inns and shops everywhere are elaborately decorated inside and out. Sign up for an evening ride with Old Town Trolley to see no less than 3 million lights shine brilliantly throughout the historic downtown.

The real memories are made on the road, in the van.

The end of your road trip is an ideal moment to reflect. Being in a passenger van from Rhode Island to Florida together gives everyone the chance to share their favorite destination, activity, or restaurant. Before the final stop, talk about your trip together and the memories you’ve created. The destinations might be the main attraction, but it’s the conversations, laughter and time spent together inside that van which will stand out for years to come.


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