4 Awesome California RV Road Trips 

Summer isn’t the only time for road trips. Fall is a beautiful time to travel and you miss some of those crazy summer crowds. When you own an RV you can travel any time of year because you don’t need to worry about the things that tent campers have to worry about. And, California’s diverse landscapes create amazing road trips for every person.
Here are 4 awesome California RV road trips:

1. Road trips for the outdoor enthusiast

California offers 9 National Parks that will allow you to enjoy everything from kayaking and biking to hiking and just taking in stunning views. While we recommend that you make it to all 9 at some point in your travels this road trip will take you through 4 of the National Parks. You can knock out Joshua Tree National Park, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Kings Canyon National Park all at once and end your trip at Lake Tahoe.

While traveling this route you will want to make time to see the following sights and attractions:

  • Arch Rock
  • Skull Rock
  • Giant Forest
  • Yosemite Falls
  • Emerald Bay State Park
  • Sand Harbor
  • Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest


2. Road trips for beach lovers

What would a California road trip be without a drive along the coast? Beach lovers will enjoy the stunning ocean views and activities that they will find along the route from San Diego to Malibu. You will be able to participate in popular California past times such as whale watching, surfing, and hiking.  Along your drive you will be able to see the following beaches:

  • La Jolla Cove
  • Laguna Beach
  • Newport Beach
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Venice Beach
  • Santa Monica State Beach
  • Zuma Beach

However, beaches aren’t the only thing that you will cross paths with on your drive. As you follow this beach route you will also be put within short distances of the following attractions:

  • Disneyland
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Legoland
  • Sea World
  • Universal Studios
  • Beverly Hills
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Hollywood Boulevard


3. Road trips for wine lovers

California has a lot more to offer wine lovers than just Napa Valley. Many locals prefer to follow the route of traveling from Santa Barbara to Monterrey traveling through Buellton and Paso Robles instead of visiting Napa Valley. So, if you enjoy wineries and have already been to Napa Valley, don’t count California out. This road trip will provide you with a relaxing drive, laid-back travel, and gorgeous views of wine country.

Of course, wine tours will top your list of things to see and do, but there are other attractions to check out as well. Look at including a stop at Hearst Castle, Lover’s Point, Bixby Bridge, and Fisherman’s Wharf while on your drive. And, here are some of the top wineries that you will want to plan on visiting:

  • Kunin Wines
  • Bridlewood
  • Daou Vineyards
  • Doce Robles
  • Santa Barbara Winery
  • Fess Parker
  • Beckman
  • Castoro Cellars


4. The ultimate California road trip

If you want a road trip that is going to allow you to take in a little of everything that California has to offer then you should start in San Francisco and work your way up to see the famous redwoods. This trip will keep you busy with the following sights and attractions:

  • Gnewen Gate Bridge
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Chinatown
  • Oxbow Public Market
  • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
  • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • Fern Canyon
  • Gnew Bluffs Beach

Find the perfect RV Campground

While hitting the road in your RV makes traveling easy, you might still want to have some plans on where to stay along your drive. The right campground for you is going to depend on where you want to set up your base camp, or if you want to make a separate stop each night. You can do these road trips as quickly or as slowly as you want. You can cram it into a fun-packed short trip or extend it out to see all that is offered in each area.

If you are looking for an RV campground you can check out the following resources:

And, if you still need an RV as you prepare to set out on your dream California road trip, stop into Sky River RV today. 


PASO ROBLES  | 805.226.9292
2525 Theatre Drive
Paso Robles, CA 93446

In Beautiful Wine Country, a short drive from Bakersfield and Fresno.

PISMO BEACH | 805.779.7700
444 So. Dolliver
Pismo Beach, CA 93449

With all of its RV parks and famous Sand Dunes and Beaches.

ATASCADERO | 805.462.2164
1200 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Halfway point between Los Angeles and San Francisco and right off the 101.

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