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5 Best Stops on the Trip From Los Angeles to San Francisco

Anyone who lives in California will tell you that one of the best road trips you can take is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) from Los Angeles to San Francisco or vice versa. Besides the coast, you'll also want to take in the sequoia trees and the redwoods. Here are five great stops you can do in your California RV rental when you're on your road trip.



 

1. Malibu and El Matador

 

Stop at Malibu Beach RV Park and head to El Matador State Beach for the day. The beach is full of gorgeous sea caves, and there is bluff-top parking at the top. It does get a little windy here, even in the summer, so don't forget to pack a light sweater.

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2. Big Sur
 

Before stopping in Big Sur, go through Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez for some wine tasting. Once you get to Big Sur, park your RV at Big Sur Campground and Cabins and prepare to immerse yourself in nature. Big Sur is incredibly breathtaking. You can visit the Point Sur Lighthouse, go scuba diving, or just hike through the beaches. Big Sur Campground often books out six months in advance, so schedule a site as soon as you can.
 

3. Sequoia National Park
 

Yes, you'll be taking a little bit of a detour to visit Sequoia National Park in your San Diego RV rental or your Los Angeles RV rental. However, if there's one detour that's worth it, it's this one. Giant sequoia trees are natural only to California, so this is the place to see them. There is no better experience than camping in a sequoia national forest. You can visit General Sherman, the largest tree in the world, climb Morro Rock, drive through a sequoia tree, and visit Crystal Cave. It's all breathtaking.
 

4. Santa Cruz - Redwoods

 

Another must-see site is the redwood forests. Camp at the Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort, and then explore the redwoods during your morning hikes. If you can, on your way up, head through Carmel-by-the-Sea and Monterey (the aquarium is ranked one of the best in the US). You can visit the redwoods in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, head to downtown Santa Cruz to try some great restaurants (just 20 minutes away!), and spend the day on the Santa Cruz boardwalk.


 

5. San Francisco - the Golden Gate Bridge

 

End your trip by gawking at the Golden Gate Bridge. If you camp at Kirby Cove Campground, which is located just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, you'll get stunning views of the bridge. There's nothing like seeing the bridge partially engulfed in fog.
 

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When you need a California RV rental, stop by our El Monte RV California store to see the RVs we rent. We rent class A and class C RVs, and we rent them from different locations in California. Need a San Diego RV rental or a San Francisco RV rental? No problem. We have rental locations in Newport Beach, San Diego, Van Nuys, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, and more! Contact us today to see how we can help.

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