Warmer weather means it’s finally time to plan your next summer campervan road trip!
Owning a class B motorhome is the easiest way to have access to travel and adventure at your fingertips, especially in a state as beautiful and varied as California. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or have experience with full-time RV living, selecting new and exciting summer destinations for travel is one of the best parts of owning a campervan.
Make the most of the sunny skies and long days by checking out some of these top summer road trip destinations in California.
You might not initially think of San Francisco when considering your next summer RV road trip. But don’t let the city’s steep hills and winding streets keep you from experiencing the beauty of the City by the Bay.
Located 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco and situated on a bluff, San Francisco RV Resort features lots of wonderful amenities and easy access to public transportation. The resort has space for 188 rigs of all sizes, and hookups are available at most sites. If you want to set up shop right along the water, you’ll need to dry camp.
Enjoy the stunning Pacific Ocean at spots like Ocean and Baker beaches. Also, be sure to visit one of San Francisco’s many state-of-the-art museums such as The California Academy of Sciences, The DeYoung, Palace of the Fine Arts, and the Exploratorium.
|Where to park: http://www.sanfranciscorvresort.com|
Located in historic Sierra City, just off the Yuba River, Sierra Skies RV Park is the perfect place for couples, friends and families to enjoy both nature and comfort. Sierra City, a gateway to the Pacific Crest Trail offers lots of opportunities for hiking and exploration.
Attractions include (but aren’t limited to):
- Tahoe National Forest
- Plumas Golf Course
- The gold rush towns of Sierra City and Downieville
- Yuba River Fly Fishing
- And much, much more.
Amenities include hookups, AT&T internet, hot showers, changing rooms, a convenience store, picnic benches and coin-operated laundry areas. Gold panning, swimming, river rafting and fly fishing are just a few of the many on-site activities featured.
|Where to park: http://www.sierraskiesrvpark.com|
Just outside of beautiful Santa Barbara is where you’ll find Ocean Mesa at El Capitan RV Resort. More like “glamping,” Ocean Mesa offers a sparkling pool, laundry facility and wifi — all while nestled in the scenic Los Padres National Forest, above the Pacific Ocean. El Capitan has a Summer Concert series in the canyon from May through September. Enjoy blues, jazz and bluegrass music for $18 per person.
Feeling a bit stiff? Why not try a massage at the resort’s Spa Center? The Ocean Mesa Spa offers reasonable priced massages of all different types by licensed massage therapists.
Several top rated golf courses are also located nearby. Whale watching and sailboat excursions are available as well.
|Where to park: http://www.oceanmesa.com|
McCloud is located at the base of Mt. Shasta. It’s a picturesque RV resort with the backdrop of the stunning cascade mountains. Resort amenities include: a group BBQ area, fishing ponds, fish cleaning stations, on-site laundry, free hot showers, heated bath house and much more. Wifi is available as well as full hookups. If you have friends or loved ones joining you who aren’t in an RV, heated cabins are available for rent.
The quaint town of Shasta is located nearby. Golfers and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the many courses, hiking trails and activities located around the area.
|Where to park: http://mccloudrvpark.com|
Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, Tahoe
Lake Tahoe has so many places to set up your RV for camp, and enjoy all that the area has to offer. Ed Z’Berg at Sugar Pine is seated on the western shore, 10 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89. It has easy access to hiking, fishing, and water skiing in the summer. In the winter, enjoy sledding, skiing as well as snow-mobiling.
Amenities include showers, restrooms, dump stations, a beach as well as a picnic area. Sugar Pine Point State Park doesn’t have hookups, so prepare to dry camp.
Enjoy the iconic lake and nearby casinos and restaurants in South Lake Tahoe.
|Where to park: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=510|
Ponderosa RV Park
Located in the Sierra foothills, in the scenic area of Lotus, Ponderosa RV Park is a beautiful destination. Enjoy white water rafting in the south fork of the American River as well as bocce ball, fishing, kayaking and panning for gold. Visit nearby wineries and the Red Hawk Casino for entertainment.
Amenities include: a swimming pool, picnic areas, restrooms, full hookups, a general store and shower facilities.
|Where to park: https://www.thousandtrails.com/california/ponderosa-rv-resort/|
Ready for your next summer road trip?
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