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Rent an RV in San Diego, California and take advantage of the weather in one of the sunniest places in the United States. Coupled with its beachfront location, San Diego is the envy of many Lower 48 cities with neither beach nor sunshine in sight. Once the site of the US Navy Pacific Command Center, San Diego is now more of a resort city complete with an oceanarium (SeaWorld), safari park (San Diego Zoo Safari Park), spa resorts, laid-back beaches (and bronzed bodies), wineries, and bird- and whale-watching opportunities.


Should you decide to take your San Diego motorhome rental up north to San Francisco, you can take the Pacific Coast Highway (US Route 1) which starts just an hour north of the city. Or take the much shorter half-hour drive to the Tijuana (Mexico) border just because you can.  


The Great Outdoors


San Diego's ocean-facing outlook means that you'll likely spend more time in and on the water than you would on land. After all, the city is blessed with 70 miles of glorious coastline perfect not only for surfing but also for cycling, viewing marine wildlife, and simply escaping the city crowd and contemplating.


For that unforgettable marine wildlife encounter, renting an RV in San Diego gets you close to La Jolla Cove where you can easily spot seals and sea lions. On the other hand, Cabrillo National Monument about 12 miles southwest of the city offers the best land-based vantage point to scope out migrating gray whales as they move south from Alaska to the lagoons of Baja California from December through mid-April.


Blue whales take their turn in the spring and summer months when they feed on massive quantities of krill in southern California waters. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and finback, humpback and minke whales which may join in the excitement. To see these behemoths of the deep up close, you can always sign up for a boat tour.


Less than 20 miles north but still within the city limits lies the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve where one of America's rarest trees still stand proud and strong. Locals come here to walk their dogs on miles of untouched beaches while hikers look forward to open trails that snake their way through coastal valleys made of red rock.


Bird lovers, on the other hand, might want to head south close to the Mexican border. The sand dunes and salt marshes of the Border Field State Park 15 miles south of San Diego provide refuge to endangered birds so it's a perfect destination for bird watchers.


Inland beckons with hiking trails and ancient cave decorations that are the major visitor draw of the Anza Borrego State Park. It's not two hours out of San Diego but it's already on the cusps of the great Colorado and Mojave deserts. For avid hikers who want to keep it close to the city, the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park entices with its wild patchwork of grassy trails, fir forests, and wide peninsula peaks. Here the feeling of isolation is real despite it being less than an hour's drive out of San Diego. The park will welcome your San Diego camper rental if you decide to stay here for a night or two. While there are no full hookups, some campgrounds have dump stations.


RV Parks


The availability of RV parks less than or within an hour's drive of the city center makes renting an RV in San Diego, CA a lot easier because it won’t be as challenging to connect to the city’s public transport system.


If you wish to be within striking distance of the seals and sea lions but still want to be close to downtown San Diego, Santa Fe Park RV Resort and Mission Bay RV Resort are both less than 10 miles from La Jolla Cove. Book an RV in San Diego and have the best of both worlds.


Santa Fe Park RV Resort offers full hookups and plenty of swimming, recreation and fitness facilities. A combination of the Coaster commuter train and the San Diego trolley brings you downtown. Three Walmarts and three gas stations are 10-20 minutes away.


Child- and pet-friendly Mission Bay RV Resort also offers full hook-ups and sewer station for San Diego RV rentals, and puts you within trolley distance to many city attractions as well as beaches. SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Legoland, Mission San Diego and the Gaslamp Quarter are a half-hour's drive away. Several gas stations are within 10 minutes' drive while a Walmart is less than 15 minutes away.


Away from the coast but less than 20 minutes' drive from the city is the centrally located San Diego RV Resort offering full hookups for electricity, water, sewer, and cable. The RV park is literally steps away from the trolley, which can get you anywhere around town. Get on this "moving landmark" to get to the Old Town, Gaslamp Quarter, the stadium, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Legoland and loads of shopping options.


Exploring the City


Simply hop onto the bright red trolley to get to your downtown destination. The trolley is linked to the Coaster commuter train, which in turn connects fully with the Pacific Surfliner of Amtrak. So if your RV is parked in the city or farther inland, you can simply make the necessary connections to get oceanside.


There are myriad reasons to visit San Diego any time of the year, so start your search for an RV in San Diego and get ready to hit the road. For comics enthusiasts, in particular, San Diego in summer is mecca for Comic-Con. Plan your trip to San Diego around the second or third week of July if you wish to join throngs of comics fans at the San Diego Convention Center. When you’ve had your fill of fun, drive your motorhome rental in San Diego north to Los Angeles or east to Las Vegas to cap off your trip.

RV Rentals in San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in San Diego. Outdoorsy's San Diego RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

RV and Motorhome Rentals Nearby

Nearby to San Diego are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Lake Poway Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Limestone Canyon Regional Park, Eaton Canyon Park, and Angeles National Forest.

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Local Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail City State
Mount Rubidoux Trail Riverside California
Black Star Canyon Trail Silverado California
Torrey Pines State Reserve Trail La Jolla California
Iron Mountain Trail Poway California
Potato Chip Rock via Mt. Woodson Trail Poway California
Three Sisters Waterfalls Trail Descanso California
Elfin Forest Olivenhain Reserve Loop Trail Escondido California
Santa Margarita River Trail Fallbrook California
Cowles Mountain Trail San Diego California
Cedar Creek Falls Trail Ramona California

Nearby Campgrounds

Carlsbad State Beach

attraction Carlsbad, CA
At Carlsbad State Park you'll have 44 acres to explore coastal bluffs, find shells and treasures on the shores, rent surfboards, you can practice your surfing or swimming on the warm waters, and enjoy a wonderful south Californian beach.

Pala Casino RV Resort

campground Pala, CA
Pala Casino RV Resort is located in the scenic Palomar Mountains. The new Pala Casino RV Resort offers comfort, fantastic amenities, and unbelievable views with easy access to a world class casino. Pala Casino RV Resort joined the small percentage of resorts to be awarded the coveted 10/10*/10 rating from the industry?s leading publication Good Sam. Pala Casino RV Resort?s top marks are in every category including facilities, restrooms and showers and visual appearance. The Resort offers 100 full-service sites with grass lawns and picnic tables. The facilities include: 77 ? 30?x55? Back-In Sites, 6 ? 30?x60? Luxury Sites with Barbecue Grills, 17 ? 30?x70? Pull-Through Sites, 20-30-50 Amp Power, Electric, Water and Sewer Hook-Ups, Free Wi-Fi, Cable TV,Restrooms and Showers. Key Card (for access to pool, laundry and restrooms). Security Patrol, 24 Hours. Propane Fuel Available, and Free Shuttle to Casino/ Resort guests will also enjoy indoor amenities that include: Games, Billiard Table, Card Tables, and Flat Screen TV. The outdoor amenities include:5 Barbecue Grill Areas, Table Tennis, Horseshoe Pit, and Dog Park.

USS Midway Museum

attraction San Diego, CA
People of all ages can enjoy a self-guided audio tour featuring 60 exhibits highlighting this ?city at sea? and 25 restored aircrafts. Learn about the galleys, officer?s country and sleeping quarters of a 69,000 ton ship. A site not to be missed.

Sweetwater Regional Park

campground Bonita, CA
A bit of a hidden gem Sweetwater is a great destination to take your RV rental. Close to the city but in a world apart the sites sit on a bluff overlooking Bonita and the Bay in the distance. There is fresh water fishing and great mountain biking right from the campsites. A very scenic and fun place to stay in your RV rental.

Legoland

attraction Carlsbad, CA
You can build your own fun and Legoland, choose from 60 rides, shows and attractions where you can create long lasting memories with your families. Choose from Castle Hill a medieval themed area, imagination zone where you can ride the wild mouse roller coaster watch 4D movies, or land of adventure where you can play Pharaoh?s Revenge and fire foam balls, bounce 15 feet to catch beetles or recover lost treasure. You can also enjoy some fun in the water at two different water parks. n

South Carlsbad State Beach

campground Carlsbad, CA
With views of the ocean front you can park your RV rental on the edge of a bluff and experience the San Diego Coast. Staying here you can enjoy recreational activities such as swimming, fishing, surfing, scuba diving and beachcombing. A convenient camping store is located within the park as well. There are no hookups at this state park so if you want electricity to watch the game or make some coffee make sure the RV rental you choose also includes a generator.

San Diego Zoo

attraction Escondido, CA
San Diego Zoo was one of the first institutions to create cage-less exhibits that re-create natural habitats and ecosystems. It has one of the largest free-flight exhibit to view birds. It is also famous because it is one of the few zoos in the world that is home to the giant panda. You can view the zoo on an overhead gondola, or if you?d rather stay on the ground you can also ride a bus. The zoo is known for its conservation and species preservation initiatives, it raises California condors, African black rhinos, and over 100 endangered species. If you seek adventure, you can also choose from different Safari tours such as: Jungle Ropes Safari, Cheetah Safari, or you can spend the night at the park on a Road and Tour Safari. The San Diego Zoo has it all. Parking is available for your RV rental.

San Diego Metro KOA

campground Chula Vista, CA
Less than two miles outside National City in California, you will find the San Diego Metro KOA RV Park. It's a great place for a family vacation, and there is so much to do here that you don't need to leave the site if you don't want to. However, National City has plenty to offer as well, so it's worth the trip. The sites in the park all have full hookup, WiFi, and cable TV. There is a heated swimming pool and a hot tub for you to relax in. During the summer months, there are fun activities for kids, all organized by a full-time activities director. Perhaps your children would like to play laser tag, have a go on the jumping pillows, or go for a barrel ride? You can all go and watch movies in the outdoors, so bring along a blanket. San Diego Metro KOA also offers a rock climning wall, basketball, ping pong , horseshoes, fitness classes, and yoga. You don't even have to leave the park to get a good meal. The Sand Castle Cafe serves delicious food, as well as local craft beers. If you want to have a group event, such as a family reunion or a church retreat, the park will arrange everything for you to have a good time. They even have a group coordinater and special areas for the events to take place. All in all, this is an exceptional park to visit, so don't hesitate to book.

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