Top 10 SoCal RV Destinations

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See SoCal in an RV

With beautiful beaches, rugged mountains, and sweeping deserts, Southern California is the ideal spot for an RV trip. If you’re planning an RV trip in Southern California, these are our picks for the top 10 SoCal RV destinations. 


Malibu Beach RV Park is a great base to explore everything Malibu has to offer. You can spend your days suntanning on the beach, swimming in the ocean, or dolphin and whale spotting. The park is open 365 days a year, and it has 142 full hook-up RV sites. 

What campers have to say 

“We’ve traveled all over the US, and this is in our top 10 list. If you love the beach, you’ll love this park.” 

-Jeff C. 


Set beside the El Capitan Canyon, Ocean Mesa is a prime destination for hikers and lovers of the great outdoors. There are 15 hiking trails to explore nearby, and the ocean is just a short walk away. When you’re done for the day, you can enjoy the pool, spa, and Wi-Fi.  

What campers have to say 

“Ocean Mesa offers superior amenities and is the best resort if you’re staying in the Santa Barbara area.” 

-Meaghann C. 


Bring the whole family to Campland on the Bay, an RV park on the shores of Mission Bay in San Diego. Travelers of all ages will love taking part in watersports, soaking up the sunsets, and visiting nearby attractions like SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo.  

What campers have to say 

“This is our 12th year visiting Campland. Always have a great time and make new family friends. Plenty of activities for kids and facilities are always maintained and kept up.” 

-Steve Sisk 

Located just a short drive from downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood RV Park is close to Universal Studios, Hollywood, and Sunset Boulevard, but yet it seems a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The spacious sites have full hook-ups and there’s even a gym on site. 

What campers have to say 

“For us, the best RV experience in town. Very friendly people. Truly recommended for first-time RVers.” 

-Edson Henry T. 

This campground in Joshua Tree National Park is named after its giant rock formations. You’ll feel like you’re on another planet as you traverse hiking trails through the towering boulders and vibrant wildflowers. Winter is the best time to visit because the days are not too hot. 

What campers have to say 

“Our first stop with the RV while starting our road trip. What a neat National Park and what a superb campground.” 

-Rick O. 

Stay just steps from the sand at the San Elijo State Beach Campground. This golden beach is backed by a bluff and has a reef just offshore. The campground has RV sites right on the beach, as well as inland sites that are a bit cheaper. All sites have full hook-ups. 

What campers have to say 

“This is an awesome state beach camping site, pet friendly, that sits right on the cliff overlooking the ocean.” 

-Colleen B. 

Located just minutes from the beach in Oceanside, Paradise by the Sea Beach RV Resort is a dream destination for surfers. The breaks here are consistent nearly all year round, so you can hone your wave riding skills. The resort has 90 full hook-up RV sites with picnic tables and Wi-Fi. 

What campers have to say 

“Great spot, well run, close to the beach, nice people, family operated (who are very active and visible). 

-Steve S 

You get the best of both worlds at Golden Shore RV Resort because it’s close to downtown Long Beach, but also right on the water. The waterfront walking and biking path is right on your front door and you have access to the pool, hot tub, and BBQ areas. 

What campers have to say 

“This RV park is close to everything happening in Long Beach. It is easy to find and very well managed.” 

-Catherine C. 


Take in views of the ocean at this scenic RV campsite overlooking De Anza Cove in San Diego. Popular activities here include paddle boarding, kayaking, and strolling along the boardwalk. The full hook-up RV sites are extra long, so they can accommodate RVs up to 45 feet. 

What campers have to say 

“The bay is literally your backyard and the cove is your front yard.” 

-Steve P 

This Southern California beach gets its name from the silvery oyster shells that wash up on the sand. This is a picturesque spot to do some beachcombing, swimming, and kite boarding. The campground has RV sites, picnic areas, and restrooms with showers. 

What campers have to say 

“All-in-all, a very nice experience for us and would do it again in a heartbeat.” 

-Ashley Mantras 

Cruise the Highways in an RV

Renting an RV is the perfect way to experience Southern California’s best destinations. If you’re considering a SoCal RV trip, RVnGO has a wide selection of trailers and RVs just for you. 

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