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California RV Rentals

Friday, January 18th, 2019

If you are looking for an RV rental in California, USA RV Rentals has a great selection of RVs to choose from. From San Diego to San Francisco, Los Angeles to Santa Cruz and everywhere in between we have location across California to start your perfect California RV rental vacation.

Rent a great RV

The California RV rental locations have everything from small class B vans, perfect for those on a budget just looking for a cheap couples get away, to large class C motorhomes which are great for families looking to take the kids on this years family vacation. Class Cs are great for families because they offer an extra queen size bed over top of the drivers cabin allowing for extra sleeping. The California RV rental locations even have large class A motorhomes. Class A motorhomes have large windows perfect for seeing the Pacific Ocean as you cruise up the Californian coast line.

Beach Front Camping

There are many different experiences available depending on where you camp in California. For beach front RV rental vacations check out Manchester Beach KOA. An access trail from the campground leads you to hours of beach walking, tidal pools, two local lighthouses and the quaint village of Mendocino.

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Located just outside of Santa Barbara California is Ocean Mesa RV Campground. These large private lots and spa on site are the perfect back drop for any California RV rental vacation.

Half Moon Bay State Beach is located about an hour south of SanFrancisco, making it a great spot for a weekend get away with an RV rental.

For Wine Lovers

For wine lovers why not rent an RV and take a tour through California’s Napa Valley. Bothe Napa Valley State Park is located at the north end of Napa Valley and Skyline Wilderness Park is located at the south end of the valley. Both offer great sites to park your RV rental.

Mountain Getaway

How about a mountain getaway? French Creek lies in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Hiking trails abound and the creek provides the perfect little fishing hole for quiet afternoons. Lake Tahoe has lots of great camping spots, from small private sites to big sites that have lots of things for the kids to do.

Places to see in California

If you are visiting California there are a few places that you need to stop and visit. The following are things that are unique to California. Alcatraz Island is one of those things. The island was first purchase by the US government in 1850 to be set up as a military reservation. It was later used as a military defense station then a military prison before it was set up as a federal penitentiary which it is famous for today. Tours of the island are available that let you tour the facility and hear stories of the infamous prisoners who used to inhabit the cells.

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier was built in the early 1900’s. It houses the original carousel that was placed on the pier in 1922 and the iconic roller coaster and Ferris wheel. The Ferris Wheel gives you amazing views out over the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the history of the pier with a free walking tour. This tour will show you nooks and crannies of the pier that so many people do not even know exist. The tour also has some great celebrity stories and stories of the original Muscle Beach.

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Avenue of Giants

If you want to see something that you can only see in California you have to drive through the Avenue of the Giants. This 31 mile portion of old Highway 101 brings you right through these majestic and gigantic Redwood trees.

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Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls is located in Yosemite National Park in California.  It is the fifth tallest falls in the world weighing in at 2425 ft. Most of the water comes from snow melt higher up the mountain. The falls are at their greatest in May and June when snow melt is the highest. There is a one mile trail loop that will take you to the bottom of the falls. If you are looking for a more challenging hike, try the all day hike to the top of the falls. Beware this hike is not for the faint of heart.

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If you are looking for a California RV rental check out our quote program. You can also call one of our RV reservation specialists. Let them help you find the perfect California RV rental for your next adventure.

RVing California National Parks

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Renting an RV and hitting the open road is a dream for a lot of people. Why not make this the year you act on your dream and rent an RV from Los Angeles or San Francisco. California has lots of great places to visit, but if you want to get away from the hustle of everyday life try a road trip to one of California’s national parks.

Yosemite National Park is located in the Sierra Nevada’s and became protect land in 1864. In the park you can see the power of the glaciers as they smoothed and shaped the granite rock. The drive to Glacier Point is almost as spectacular as Glacier Point itself. Take your RV rental to the Point or park at Badger Pass and take a shuttle to the top. Other must sees in Yosemite are Tioga Pass, Yosemite Falls and Halfe Dome.

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Located south of Yosemite is Sequoia National Park.  Here the you will see the giant sequoia trees including General Sherman, the largest tree on earth (by volume). While there take a tour through Crystal Cave, visit the Giant Forest Museum, and stop for pictures at Tunnel lLog.

Joshua Tree National Park in south eastern California is the meeting place of the Mohave and the Colorado deserts. Along with the Joshua Trees themselves you can see the wonder of nature as water has eroded the rocks in this park. Must see locations are Scull Rock, Barker Dam, Mecca Hills and Cholla Cactus Garden.

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Kings Canyon National Park is located next to and connected to Sequoia National Park. Kings Canyon is one of the least visited parks due to its lack of roads, it was decided to leave this park as untouched as possible. Most of the park can only be access by overnight back country hiking. There are things that you can see without an overnight pack, like Boyden Cavern, Grant Gove and Kings Canyon Scenic Byway that follows along Kings Canyon.

Death Valley National Park unlike its name sounds is a beautiful desert filled with surprisingly beautiful and vibrate places, but visiting this park in the off season is much more enjoyable. October through May is the perfect time to visit Death Valley and the temperatures are much more tolerable. Beside RV rental companies will not let you take their RVs into Death Valley in the summer months.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is locate 50 miles east of Redding California. The worlds largest volcanic dome lies here. Discover the earths healing powers as you see the devastation that occurred in the 1915 volcanic eruption and how now the flora and fauna flourish between the rocks of the hardened lava. There are 150 miles of trails to explore though this park for all skill levels.

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There are many more national parks to visit in California, so get out your calendar and start planning next years family RV rental vacation in California or be spontaneous and rent an RV for this weekend and see where the road takes you.

California Wine Road Trips

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

We’re incredibly lucky to have one of the top locations in the world for wine tasting right in our own backyard. When people think of the best vineyards, they think of California. And why not? California boasts cozy caverns, scenic vineyards and more then 50 types of grapes. What better way to tour the top California wine regions then in an RV. Your home away from home is ready and waiting.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
When most people think of So-Cal they think of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Malibu. For the wine lover, winemaking has been taking place in these wine regions since the late 1700s. Grab some lunch and road trip up to the high elevation wineries in Malibu. Elevations range from sea level to 3,111 feet at Sandstone Peak. The newly granted Malibu Coast AVA is mainly in the Santa Monica Mountains and is about 46 miles long and 8 miles wide and includes 198 acres of vines for 52 grape growers. The high elevation in this “region’s climate, soils and unique aspects affect the taste of the wine produced.” Check out this post, by Wine Folly for an easy to understand write up of why that’s important. Why does this matter? It matters because the combination produces the delicious wine we know and love in Malibu.

Malibu Wine Road Trip

While driving along the coast, don’t forget to stop by Mission San Diego de Alcala, as they are home to the oldest grapes in California. About an hour northeast of San Diego, off the beaten path, you can stumble upon Temecula. Best known for their Italian and Rhône varietals and the annual Balloon and Wine Festival. The Cucamonga Valley should also be on your hit list. Famous for preserving the past with historic vineyards and ranches and their old-vine Zinfandel and Portstyle wines.

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HIGHWAY 1 – THE CENTRAL COAST.
If you’re doing a California road trip, how can you not drive highway 1? The coastal ocean views, the winding road, the wine along the way. Starting in LA, a quick two hour drive north make sure to stop downtown Santa Barbara for lunch and visit beautiful State Street and sample some of the regional wines at one of the street’s many tasting rooms. From there head inland. The Paso Robles wine region is unique as the day/night temperature swings create bold red wines that are a must. Paso Robles is about half way between LA and San Fran.

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Continue heading north towards Monterey and stop by A Taste of Monterey, the regions official wine visitors center. You can learn all about Monterey Bay’s unique landscape and how it effects the vineyards, sample the regions wine, and maybe spot the whales migrating.

SAN FRANCISCO.
Next stop, San Fran. Home of amazing restaurants, fresh local foods and the urban wine movement. During the day, wine and dine on Fisherman’s Wharf, then head to Jackson Square and sample wines at the various wine bars downtown. Check out this half day tour.

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco

NAPA VALLEY.
Any road trip that’s centered around wine tasting isn’t complete without stopping in Napa Valley. Just an hour northeast of San Francisco, start the day wandering downtown Napa and enjoy some local wines at the Oxbow Public Market. Head up Highway 29 to fill your sights with what Napa Valley has to offer, stopping at renowned wineries for tastings. Keep an eye out for the landmark sign “Wine is bottled poetry” as quoted by Robert Louis Stevenson after a visit to Napa Valley in the 1880s. Known for its life-change Cabernet, Napa Valley boasts tiered hillsides, wine caverns and illustrious estates, making for stellar scenery every wine lover will swoon over.

Napa Valley Wine Country Road Trip
SONOMA COUNTRY. 
Sonoma Valley, also know as Valley of the Moon, offers a bit more laid back atmosphere in comparison to Napa Valley. However, there are still more than 400 wineries with some of the best being: Chateau St. Jean, Simi, Sebastiani, Rodney Strong, Marcassin, Paul Hobbs, La Crema, and Kistler. The Somona Valley is known for its cool-climate Pinot Noirs. Be sure to taste a variety. While in the valley, Sonoma Plaza lies in the heart and offers a historic view of the country.

Sonoma Valley Wine Country Road Trip

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10 Tips to Survive Disneyland in an RV

Friday, August 14th, 2015

As you’re sitting around your kitchen table discussing with the family where the next big trip to go, the kids always chant… Disneyland, Disneyland! And why not! There’s so much to see and do. Why not make it an adventure like no other and make it a road trip?

Disneyland
Here are our top 10 tips to surviving Disneyland in an RV:

  1. Where to stay? Are there RV Resorts close by? Sure there are! Check out this link for the top resorts with the best reviews.
  2. Enjoy the view. Don’t forget to enjoy the views during your drive. No matter where you are coming from, California has some amazing sights that shouldn’t be missed. Especially if you’re driving along the coast!
  3. How long are the lines? If you’re wondering how long am I going to wait in this line for, there’s this handy little app called MouseWait that will tell you all you need to know!
  4. But where do I park when I get there?! Check out this link on where to park if you don’t have a shuttle service at your RV resort (some resorts offer shuttle service to and from Disneyland. Be sure to check that out before taking parking.)
  5. When to visit. If you’re wondering when is the least busy time to visit, there is a formula for that! Whenever school is in and during the week. That’s your best chance at missing the huge crowds.
  6. Preplan.  Since you’ve decided to travel all that way to get to Disneyland, make sure to do some pre-planning and buy your tickets online and book your resort before hand. Purchasing tickets at the front gate is the most expensive spot. Check out this site for some great deals.
  7. Food and drinks. There are so many fun and amazing foods you can cook in an RV (stay tuned for our next blog post on all kinds of fun ideas) but can you bring outside food into the park? You sure CAN! As much as you want. Just don’t try to bring in a cooler or anything bigger then 24″x15″x18″. And no alcohol.
  8. Home away from home. One of the best things about bringing an RV is that you can lounge and nap at your leisure. No need to leave the room during mousekeeping. And no need to pack and unpack during your trip!
  9. Where to stay along the drive.  If you are going to a number of National Parks and State Parks then look at getting the Interagency Annual Pass for USD $80 rather than having to pay $20 or $30 per park. This all depends on how long your drive is, obviously.
  10. Enjoy the drive. Don’t forget about all of the other fun stops to make during your journey. Check out these fun roadside attractions and historic sites.

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Rent an RV in California

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Rent an RV and drive to California, “The Golden State”. California RV rentals are in high demand for so many reasons.

California - PoppyCalifornia is appropriately named “The Golden State” because of its excellent economy, California’s history being greatly associated with The Gold Rush (California Gold Rush), the golden sun, the golden poppy (California’s state flower), and the list goes on…

One of the most popular camping spots for a California RV rental is the beach. Almost everyone enjoys sand, sun, and water, so who wouldn’t want to have a beach vacation along California’s 900 miles of coastline? Driving your RV rental through California is no chore. California RV rentals enjoy the most beautiful driving in the USA. Your California RV rental will pass by rivers, mountains, wildlife, valleys, vineyards, coastal vistas, and desert expanses.

California is also the most multicultural state in the USA. One out of every eight residents in the USA lives in California. This fact alone may give the California RV adventurer a better idea of just how beautiful and diverse the state of California really is.

The list of activities and attractions you can explore in your California RV rental is endless. Special events and festivals cover such things as art, film, music, wine, food, and sports. To top it all off, even children can’t get enough of a California RV rental vacation. The theme and amusement parks in California are the best in the world. Knott’s Berry Farm has the steepest, tallest, and wettest waterslide in the world. Disneyland is a classic family favorite RV rental vacation in California.

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