Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?
Memorial Day weekend is an opportunity to take some time to recognize our military and fallen heroes – from the American Revolution through Iraq & Afghanistan.
General John A. Logan, the commander-in-chief of the Union Veterans Group, created the holiday just after the Civil War. Historians debate why Logan chose May 30th. Some believe it was because the date landed on a rare date that didn’t coincide with a civil war battle. Others believe it was because Logan wanted flowers to be in full bloom across the country.
The true meaning of the holiday embodies the spirit of independence and sacrifice. The last weekend in May is also a fantastic time to kick off the season of sun and fun!
Camping is one of America’s greatest pastimes. If you own a campervan or conversion van, you know how easy it is to pack up and take off for a few days of relaxation and recharging. Camping is about the experience, not the destination! A road trip’s best memories are made with the company you bring along.
Many popular campsites require you to book far in advance for holiday weekends such as this one. If you haven’t already booked your site, try some of these last minute spots.
Below is a list of great last minute campgrounds you may have some luck getting into:
Betabel RV Park
9664 Betabel Rd.
San Jauan Bautista, CA 95045
(831) 623- 2202
Located on the beautiful Central Coast of California, Betabel RV Park is rated within the top 100 of the Good Sam’s 12,000 RV parks in North America. Outdoor heated swimming pool, horseshoe pits, bocce ball courts and a local market make Betabel a relaxation destination.
Nearby attractions include Mission San Juan Bautista, where the 1958 Hitchcock film Vertigo was made. You’re also a short drive from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and surrounding beaches.
Coachland RV Park
10100 Pioneer Trail
Truckee, CA 96161
Coachland RV Park is located just 20 minutes away from stunning Lake Tahoe and just outside the town of Truckee, California. With high temps typically holding at a cool 79 degrees this time of year, Truckee is the perfect destination for a Memorial Day campout.
The town and lake hosts several Memorial Day weekend events, including the Made in Tahoe Festival at Squaw Valley Resort, the Truckee bike festival for kids and adults and the Donner Party Mountain Runners Picnic.
1661 West Klamath Beach Road/P.O. Box 99
Klamath, California 95548
Kamp Klamath is located in the beautiful Northern California Redwoods along the Klamath River. Enjoy hiking, biking jet boating, beach going, birding and spectacular plant life. There are RV sites with Wi-Fi and TV reception. Tent sites are available as well.
1326 Pioneer Road
Quincy, CA 95971
Quincy sits in the heart of the Sierra Nevada. Located near Mt. Lassen, the Feather River and with easy access to the historic downtown of Quincy, there’s no shortage of recreation.
Fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, kayaking, geocaching, gold panning, whitewater rafting, biking, hiking and much more are at your finger tips in Quincy.
40399 Livingston Road
Greenfield, CA 93927
Located east of Monterey, in between Gilroy and Paso Robles, is Greenfield, California and the family fun Yanks Resort. With plenty to do, Greenfield offers access to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel Valley, Central Coast Wine Country and Pinnacles National Monument.
Yanks provides hook-ups to all sized RVs, motorhomes, campervans, fifth wheels and tent trailers. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV are at every site. A heated pool, hot tub, fitness center and laundry facility make your stay easy and comfortable.
Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!
Give some of these resorts a try for the holiday weekend or any summer getaway. The great thing about owning a campervan or conversion van is you can turn any weekend into a mini vacation!
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