Where To Go With A Campervan During Summer Vacation!
Renting a campervan and departing on a road trip is an exciting and freeing adventure. The open road invites you to drive whenever and wherever you want, but you’ll eventually need to book a place to park for the night. Why not improve your road trip by picking a campground with fun activities or a breathtaking location?
While you usually choose an RV park near your summer destination, sometimes it’s worth planning a vacation around an amazing campsite. To offer inspiration, here’s a quick look into the best RV Parks and Campgrounds where you can find fun activities, stay close to sandy beaches, or get in touch with the natural world.
For The Best Campground Activities
Get your adventure off to the best start by choosing an RV park packed with family-friendly activities!
Pismo Coast Village RV Resort
165 S Dolliver St, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449
This activity-filled RV Resort near the stunning Pismo Beach is the best place to stay with families this summer. To begin with, there’s a small heated pool with an accompanying heated wading pool for toddlers. The RV resort also has an indoor arcade, complete video games, claw machines, and plenty of prizes to be won. Kids can play in the three on-site playgrounds, with sand floors to prevent injuries.
Everyone in the family can gather for a round of mini-golf or visit the basketball courts, shuffleboard, or ping-pong tables. Additionally, the park organizes weekly activities for kids, including scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, and pet costume contests. All this, plus a full RV hookup and free WiFi and cable, comes for a reasonable rate of $69 to $86 a night.
Ventura Ranch KOA
7400 Pine Grove Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060
There are so many exciting activities and events at Ventura Ranch KOA that, once you park there, you won’t want to leave. Located to the northwest of Los Angeles, the Ventura Ranch welcomes RV campers with full-hookup pitches from between $60 to $90 per night. The KOA campgrounds specialize in recreation activities and have quickly become known as the best RV park for family activities.
Thrill-seeking kids and adults can fly over the park on the Eagle’s Next zip line or clamber through the trees on the Ventura adventure course. If that’s not enough, there’s also the tall rock climbing tower for kids to conquer. Experience old-fashioned gem mining from a water sluice, walk through a meditative labyrinth, and make your own tie-dye t-shirts at Ventura Ranch KOA this summer.
For The Best Beach Stay
What can be better than a beach trip this summer with your campervan parked almost directly on the sand?
Paradise by the Sea Beach RV Resort
537 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA, 92054
Paradise by the Sea is the best beachside RV park in California, with direct access to Buccaneer Park & Beach in Oceanside. The RV pitches are fully supplied with electricity, water, and waste, with free WiFi and cable TV as an added bonus. You can easily visit the nearby towns of Carlsbad and Encinitas, alongside family fun activities like LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, and San Diego Zoo. Nightly rates are between $70 and $100+.
The RV Resort features a large heated pool, a spa, and a recreation area with traditional and digital games. There are toilets and hot showers on-site, plus a laundry room where you can wash clothes for a small fee. The park is even pet-friendly. Don’t forget to tear yourself away from the resort activities during your stay, so you have enough time to relax on the adjacent Pacific beach!
Campland on the Bay
2211 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA, 92109
Located around the edges of San Diego’s Mission Bay, the Campland on the Bay is as close as you can get to parking on the sand near the city. Indeed, the limited Beach Front pitches open directly on the waterfront, however, this can set you back up to $274 per night. The more reasonable Standard pitches are $88 to $138 a night and they’re only a 2-minute walk from the shore.
Guests can spend all day on the Misson Beach and splash around or try to catch a wave. When you’ve had enough of the sun and sand, head back into the Campland to participate in the park’s many daily activities. In an effort to keep kids active, there are soccer, basketball, and dodgeball games hosted on different days. Tie-dying is also available on select days, as is a water slide, and a spirited game of capture the flag. The Campland Rocks event sees a fresh DJ set performing in the RV park each Friday and Saturday evening.
For The Best Wilderness Experience
Get lost in nature at this secluded campsite!
Idyllwild RV Resort
24400 Canyon Trail, Idyllwild, CA, 92549
Tucked away in the spectacular San Jacinto Mountains, the Idyllwild RV Resort provides the best summer RV getaway for anyone hoping to embrace the Southern California wilderness. The beautiful pine mountains that stretch out from the resort are crisscrossed with shaded hiking trails and there are fishing ponds close by for guests to enjoy. Rates for RVs start from $66 a night and come with water and electric hookups.
When you’re finished with your nature hikes, the resort is waiting with plenty of activities for both kids and adults to enjoy. Outdoors, you can splash in the pool, play volleyball, basketball, and shuffleboard, or let your kids have fun in the playground. There’s also an indoor clubhouse and games rooms with a billiards table and even a library for some quiet time. If you’ve forgotten any essentials, the Idyllwild RV Resort contains a small store with all the supplies you might need for a wilderness camping trip.
Ready To Get Going?
Once you have found your perfect destination, you just need to rent a campervan and book your stay. If you already have a camping vehicle, then contact us to find out how you can use it to make extra money this year.
Don’t forget to come back this Friday for our big guide on how to beat the summer heat in your campervan!