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Campervan Rental California

California is a bucket list destination to rent a RV. Travelers arrive year-round to take advantage of the nice weather. Go sun bathing at Venice Beach or go for a surf every morning at La Jolla Beach. Walk the famous Fisherman’s Wharf waterfront in San Francisco or the San Diego waterfront marina. And you can never go wrong with exploring the glamour of Hollywood in LA.

Experience the state’s natural beauty. Rent a RV in California and go for a scenic ride on the Pacific Highway Coast or visit Yosemite National Park, one of the many state parks it has to offer.

From the natural sights to the urban areas, California has it all. It has famous landmarks like the Hollywood Sign, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the tallest tree in the world in the Redwood National Park.

Survival guide

  • English and Spanish (Mexican descent) are the main languages spoken
  • How to say hello: “Hello” or “Hola”
  • How to say Thank you”: Thank you” or “gracias”
  • State with one of the highest costs of living in the US, peaking in Los Angeles, San Francisco
  • Avg Price of a meal for two $60 at a nice restaurant
  • Avg price of a beer $7.00
  • Regional Traditions - Celebrate most major US and Mexican traditional holidays.
  • Hub for the film industry in Hollywood
  • Pacific Coast Highway is the most famous scenic highway in California, just ideal for campervan rental.

Gastronomy

California is famous for seafood. It’s located on the coast, where restaurants get fresh fish delivered daily. Explore the cultural neighborhoods in California for authentic food options—visit the Mexican restaurants in Southern California, the Italian restaurants in San Diego’s Little Italy, or the Chinese dishes served in Los Angeles’ Chinatown.

Northern California is known as wine country. Places like Napa Valley have over 400 wineries.

  • Castello di Amorosa - wine tasting starting at $55
  • Artesa Vineyards & Winery - Wine tasting and tours starting at $55
  • Rutherford Hill Winery - wine tasting starting at $60

Annual Events in California

  • Coachella – Annual music festival held over two weekends in Indio, just east of Palm Springs.– April – Tickets start at $449 
  • Pebble Beach Food & Wine – week-long festival for culinary treats – April – Tickets up to $2,950
  • Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – Festival with the blooming of Cherry Blossom trees. – April – Free
  • Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival – Hot air balloon festival. – May/June – Free
  • San Francisco Jazz Festival – Festival featuring multiple jazz artists – June – Day passes start at $85
  • Los Angeles Film Festival – Major film festival in the heart of the movie industry. – June – Screening tickets start at $15
  • Pride Parade -  LA festival for the LGBTQ community – June - Free
  • California State Fair – an outdoor amusement park with rides, gaming, food, entertainment. – July – General admission tickets start at $12
  • Comic-Con –convention center event for comic book and pop culture collectors – July – Tickets as low as $58
  • Vans US Opening of Surf – National surfing competition – September – Free entrance
  • Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade – Light show on the river – December – Boat rides start at $36

Camping in California

  • Nevada Beach Campground – beach camping near Lake Tahoe – Rates start at $35 per night
  • Elk Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park – campground in northern California near Redwoods National Park – Rates start at $35 per night
  • Tuolumne Meadows Campground – camping near Yosemite National Park
  • Palm Springs RV Resort – RV park in the desert near LA and San Diego – Rates start at $77 per night

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The best time to rent a RV in California

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Average temperatures in California per month

California is located on the western coast of the US, bordering the Pacific Ocean, which makes it the perfect location to rent a RV. It lies in a subtropical climate zone, but the weather varies across the state thanks to its diverse landscape. Cities near the coast have milder climates, and the desert regions are the hottest.

One of the most convenient things about RV rental California is that, it experiences all four seasons. Summer is hot and sunny, with a range from 75-90°F (23-32°C), this tends to drive people towards the coastline. If you would like to enjoy the perfect weather for outdoor activities like hiking, visiting wineries, or surfing, the best time to visit California is during spring and fall. The weather is nicest, with an average range of 55-70°F (12-21°C). Moreover, winters can vary from cold to moderate, depending on where you are. It has a general trend between the temperatures 25-50°F (-3-10°C).

Now that we’ve learned California is a year-round travel spot, you can rent a RV and find seasonal travel destinations like Napa Valley, which is great any time of year. Another example is, Los Angeles during summer, with many people arriving to spend time at the beach or theme parks or Lake Tahoe, a year-round destination with hiking and boating in the summer but skiing in the winter.

We recommend planning your visit to California based on popular activities. It’s known for music festivals, like Coachella, Stagecoach, and Hard Summer, which happen in early summer along with the start of surf season. June and October offer the best time to visit Wine Country, where you can enjoy wine tasting tours. Last but not least, California is one of the best places to visit during the winter season, from November to April, because of its unique mountain scenery and downhill skiing.

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