California is home to rugged coastlines, sweeping mountain vistas, and lush wine country. Whether you are interested in spending a day sunning yourself on the coast, hiking through the redwood forests, or glamping at a high-end luxury resort, the Golden State is packed with endless destinations.
As you plan your road trip out West, you can opt to spend a few weeks in camp at one of the following seven best RV destinations in California or fit them all in with a ramble across the state. Either way, we know you'll quickly realize why California is an RV enthusiast's delight.
#1: Pechanga RV Resort & Casino
Located in Southern California, Pechanga RV Resort & Casino is a beautiful luxury resort offering spacious sites, WiFi, fenced pet areas, horseshoe pits, a mini-mart, a restaurant, and a casino. When you stay here, you also gain exclusive access to Pechanga Resort Casinos' 4.5-acre resort pool oasis. This is the perfect place to wine, dine, and see if Lady Luck is on your side. Many visitors to Pechanga RV Resort & Casino find it the ideal blend of Las Vegas-style fun with chill California vibes.
For those seeking an elevated experience, opt for a premium pull-through site, such as the resort's Presidential site with a picnic table, gazebo, and BBQ. When you're not busy betting on black or red, you can visit nearby wineries or spend a day in the Palomar Mountain State Park.
#2: Redwood National and State Parks
The Redwood National and State Parks are home to the tallest trees on earth. Not only is this the perfect place to see the state's famed redwoods, but it is also a great location for exploring beautiful wild rivers and miles of natural coastline.
The National Park Service and the California State Parks manage this wilderness together, offering visitors the chance to explore hiking trails, take part in educational opportunities, and relax each night in the woods.
Choose from one of the four developed campgrounds within the parks system and reconnect to the natural beauty of California. For an extra special experience, spend a day birding in search of bald eagles and many of the other 280 species of birds who live here.
#3: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Towering above the Big Sur River Gorge are the peaks of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. This stunning park is located along the western slope of the Santa Lucia Mountains and offers you the chance to hike through densely wooded areas. The large campground in the park is a great pick for RVs and offers you easy access to hiking and biking trails.
Choose from a campground located along the Big Sur River and fall asleep to the sounds of rushing water.
After a busy day exploring, stop by the lodge for a bite to eat at the park's cafe or pick up some items from their grocery store to cook in your rig.
#4: Motorcoach Country Club
If it's a luxury stay you seek, look no further than Motorcoach Country Club. Ranked the number one luxury RV resort in USA Today's 2019 Reader's Choice, Motorcoach Country Club is an RV resort like no other.
Located in the premier Palm Springs resort area, this RV resort is surrounded by majestic views and accommodates even the largest Class A motorhomes. When you stay here, you'll have access to five-star resort-style amenities. Hit the links at the executive golf course, hop on a sunset cruise, or book an evening meal at the private five-star restaurant, Top of the Falls.
For those who want the ultimate luxury experience, choose a waterfront lot with a private dock and drop your boat into the water to enjoy miles of beautiful waterways. Lap pools, spas, fitness centers, and more round out your ultimate California getaway.
#5: Joshua Tree National Park
Head back to nature with a visit to the iconic desert ecosystem found in Joshua Tree National Park. Located in southern California, this national park features a unique and vast wilderness with inky black night skies ideal for stargazing. Explore otherworldly geological features as you traverse the desert landscape shaped by winds and rains.
Blackrock, Cottonwood, Indian Cove, Ryan, and Jumbo Rocks Campground all feature RV-friendly campsites, offering you the perfect chance to escape the hustle and bustle of busy California life.
#6: Yosemite National Park
One of the most iconic parks in the Golden State, Yosemite National Park is a nature enthusiast's dream destination. Enjoy the tranquility of the High Sierra as you trek through the vast valleys and meadows of this verdant park.
One of the most iconic sights to see when visiting Yosemite is Yosemite Falls. Cascading water from three waterfalls unite together to create one of the highest waterfalls on the North American continent.
Yosemite features 10 campgrounds that can accommodate RVs, trailers, and fifth wheels. This is the perfect way to experience the true sights and sounds of nature with easy trail access and the opportunity to spot wildlife in camp.
#7: Sun Outdoors Paso Robles
If your trip to California has you craving some time spent exploring the state's famous wine country, a stay at the Sun Outdoors Paso Robles RV Resort is a perfect pick. This luxury RV resort is nestled in prime wine country and features numerous premier amenities, such as swimming pools, an on-site spa, fire pits, a wellness center, trails, and dog parks.
Not only that but when you stay here, you'll be located only 30 minutes from the Pacific Coast. Pop down to the beach by day and sip on a glass of wine by the campground fire at night. In fact, if you don't feel like leaving camp, the resort boasts an on-site bar featuring local wines, along with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.
Visit Transwest on Your Way Out West
If you are busy California dreaming, we are here to help turn your visions into reality. Stop by a Transwest location or give our team a call to explore your options for purchasing a new or used RV. We can't wait to help you find your next adventure.
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