What to See When You RV - California Edition

Posted on January 22, 2018

The magnificent state of California is a camper’s paradise. From the southern tip of Los Angeles and environs through the Central Coast and into the desert, Sierras, and Northern Coastal region, RVers will find a host of historic and picturesque locations that begs the question, “Where do we begin?”

In the southern most portion of the state, the Angeles National Forest entices campers into its 700 thousand acres of scenic trails and camping sites for RVs. From there, you can make day trips to such attractions as Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, Universal Studios in Hollywood, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, or Catalina Island. Numerous prospects for fishing, swimming and hiking are available to round out the outdoor experience.

Heading north from Los Angeles, beautiful coastlines and rocky seashores greet campers as they journey into the Central Coast, where motorhomes can camp along the ocean or in the many campgrounds. Sites worthy of seeing are Pfeiffer Big Sur, which can accommodate a motorhome of up to 32 feet. The redwood trees are magnificent, and the topography and foliage give the feel of a rainforest in the early morning hours bathing you in a cool mist below a foggy sky. Such a scene to behold! Of course, that depends on the time of year. Nearby Pebble Beach boasts the beautiful 17-Mile Drive with abundant beaches, soaring cliffs, and stellar golf courses on which many famous golfers have competed. The views are spectacular and the homes are impressive as they stand as the quintessence of wealth and grandeur.

Campers, whose lifestyles require a more workhorse of a motorhome, will find the RUV is the perfect choice. Thor Motor Coach produces both a Class A motorhome and a Class C motorhome with the needs of the more adventurous in mind. They are the worker bees of the fleet. For families who own lots of “toys,” the extra space offered in the Class A toy hauler is ideal. Both the gas RV and the diesel RV have the extra garage and over-the-cab space for sleeping or storage. They have the power to haul those extras that may have to be left behind otherwise.

For the traveler who wants to get away from the sights and sounds of the city, 25,000 square miles of open desert give campers a chance to experience the kind of remoteness for which they may have yearned. Exploring the abundant trails, driving historic Route 66, enjoying the Mineral Springs of Desert Hot Springs, or simply taking pleasure in the numerous stars dotting the heavens during sultry evenings, campers will find RVing at its finest.

The High Sierras feature Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and other beautiful national parks. Climbers, skiers, gamblers, and white-water rafters will find much to appreciate in this wonderland. The marvelous views, wildlife, Old West communities, and giant Sequoias keep you wide-eyed and in wonderment as you navigate the route from the valley floor to the higher elevations.

North of San Francisco, you will find vineyards in Napa Valley, national parks, and Victorian villages that beckon the traveler to experience a world beyond. Santa Rosa is the only large city in the area, but the mostly rural region offers much to delight the RVer. Some stops you might enjoy are Sonoma County Farm, the Drive-Thru tree, Fort Bragg, Clear Lake, and the Redwood Forests, which are resplendent in unspoiled beauty.

California has it all. Come and see.


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