Traveling to any big city can be glamorous, but LA is the epitome of glamour, with something for all ages. Whatever you’re in the mood for, LA has numerous options. If you’re on a road trip and Los Angeles (LA) is on your list of places to go, why not check out our luxury RVs.
Whether you’re getting dressed up and exploring the city’s nightlife or visiting the iconic sights, this City of Stories is sure to leave an impression. Travel in style and stop at a few of these must-see places to add a bit of extra luxury to your RV trip.
Cruise Along Mulholland
If you’re on a luxury RV road trip, there’s no better road to experience then Mulholland Drive. Located in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California, this drive is one of the most iconic in America. Inspiring numerous films and songs, this stretch of road is said to hold the history of Hollywood.
With incredible views of Los Angeles, Hollywood, and the San Fernando Valley, there’s no better way to explore the area.
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The Hollywood Sign
A trip to LA wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Hollywood sign. There’s something truly magical about seeing the letters up close. It’s as if you’re gazing upon the history of glamour itself, so why not take the RV and see it in style.
Take a Side Trip to Santa Monica
The pier, the beach, the people, and the luxury, all in one place. LA’s beachside city offers endless entertainment, with over one hundred street murals, numerous museums, and world-class shopping.
Taking the trip from San Francisco to LA is iconic, filled with gorgeous views, towering mountains, and fun times. The Pacific Coast Highway is a great 450-mile stretch and guides you down the California coast.
Here are our favorite stops along the way for either an hour or a day:
First Stop: Santa Cruz
As the wonderful views of the city of San Fran slip behind you and the ocean views stretch before you get ready for some fun in the beach town of Santa Cruz. The classic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a half-mile long beachfront amusement park is filled with 34 rides and numerous arcades. The town’s vibe is funky. Don’t forget to stop by the original Santa Cruz skateboard shop for a piece of history.
Carmel and Big Sur
If you’re looking for a great snack or amazing home-style breakfast, Carmel has amazing cafés and is the perfect stop before heading into the nature enclave of Big Sur. This coastal gem is full of some of the best hikes, waterfalls, and hidden beaches. If you can find the one with purple sand, you’re in for a real treat.
Cayucos to Santa Barbara
Cayucos and a charming little town to stop for a night full of quirky boutiques, homemade food, and wood-fired pizza. If you’re looking to dip your toe into surfing, Santa Barbara is a great place to stop. The bustling city, cute shops, picture-perfect beaches, and world-class seafood is a great place to spend some time.
The Final Stretch to LA
Start the day off right with a walk along Butterfly Beach. To ease back into the bustling city life, take the long route and drive through Malibu and Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Pier is a great stop with the pier’s Ferris wheel and the end of the iconic Route 66.
Traveling from New York to LA or vice versa, it’s one of the trips that can lead to an epic adventure no matter which route you take. It’s 100% American. 100% Fun. But choosing which route to take really just depends on what type of adventure you want to take. Here are our favorite routes with our favorite adventures.
The Northern Route – If Mountains and Parks are your thing.
New York New York boasts everything you would want in a city. From the Empire State Building to every kind of food you can possibly imagine. Stay a few days and explore.
Niagara Falls/Cedar Point
With 3 staggering waterfalls, the views are epic. If you want to get a little closer, try the ‘Maid of the Mist’ cruise taking you under the falls. If jaw-dropping thrills are more you style, stop in at the Cedar Point adventure park.
Memphis Memphis is the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Need we say more? Head down Beale Street, visit Graceland, and take in a tasty Memphis BBQ.
If you’re after some soul, New Orleans is the place for you. Check out a ‘Voodoo and Graveyard’ tour, ride a steamboat on the Mississippi River or fill your face with Cajun and Creole grub or some authentic gumbo.
If you haven’t had enough music on this trip, Austin is a must stop as they are the ‘live music capital of the world’ after all.
Everything just seems bigger in Texas. Stop at Cadillac Ranch to see all the classic cars you can handle and if you’re hungry along the ol’ route 66, try your hand at the Big Texan Steak Ranch and see if you can finish your dinner.
The best Mexican food in the USA plus all the sunshine you can handle at 325 days a year. Who can say no to Santa Fe?