USA RV Rentals

Travel USA in style by searching and booking your RV / Motorhome in three easy steps.

1

Search

2

Check Availability

3

Book Your Trip!

Search!

Articles for ‘One Way RV Rentals’

One Way RV Rentals

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

One Way RV rentals can be a great way to see the country. A oneway RV rental will let you pickup an RV in one city and drop if off in another city, making it a great way to take a family vacation. Some people have wanted to pick up an RV in New York City and drop it off in Los Angeles California three days later. This is not an ideal trip as it puts a lot of stress on the RV let alone the stress it must cause the passengers. You may find that RV rental companies are not eager to let you take their RVs on a trip like this. If you are looking for a relaxing way to see more of the country this may be the RV rental trip for you. Taking a ten day trip starting in Newark New Jersey and cruising down the east coast to Orlando Florida would be a much more enjoyable adventure. Other popular RV rental trips include San Francisco California to Las Vegas Nevada, Denver Colorado to Seattle Washington and Salt Lake City Utah to Phoenix Arizona.

Early Bird Booking Specials

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Its easy! We’ve done all of the complex calculations for you.

Our system automatically computes for the best price and includes all applicable specials/discounts for your travel dates and places. You can be sure you got the best deal anywhere! We guarantee it.

It’s easy. Just enter your pick up and drop off dates and locations on the Quote Calculator above and hit Search.

Early Booking Specials
Here are some (not all) of our current specials and discounts from our providers:

Road Bear: Long Term Discount

Book now and receive 5% off nightly rates for rentals 21 to 41 nights or 10% off nightly rates for rentals 42 nights or longer. Valid for pick ups until March 31, 2019.

Road Bear: 5% Early Bird Discount 2018

Book now and receive 5% off nightly rates + FREE GPS with purchase of 50% discounted convenience kits. Valid for travels between April 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018.

El Monte RV: 2017-2018 Winter Special

Receive 15% off nightly rate. Valid for travel November 1 2017 to March 31, 2018.

El Monte RV: Southwest One Way Special 2017

Free one way rental between Los Angeles (LAX), San Fransisco (SFO), and Las Vegas (LAS) for pick up between November 1 to March 31, 2018. Can be combined with WS-DISC. One-ways on request only.

El Monte RV: 2018 10% Early Bird Discount

Book now and receive 10% off nightly rates. Valid for pick ups between April 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018.

El Monte RV: 2018 15% Early Bird Discount (Winter)

Book now and receive 15% off nightly rates. Valid for pick ups between November 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

El Monte RV: 2018 Southwest One Way Special (Winter)

Free one way rental between Los Angeles (LAX), San Fransisco (SFO), and Las Vegas (LAS) for pick up between November 1 to March 31, 2019. One-ways on request only.

El Monte RV: 2017-2018 Winter Special

Receive 15% off nightly rate. Valid for travel November 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

El Monte RV: Southwest One Way Special 2017

Free one way rental between Los Angeles (LAX), San Fransisco (SFO), and Las Vegas (LAS) for pick up between November 1 to March 31, 2018. Can be combined with WS-DISC. One-ways on request only.

El Monte RV: 10% Off New Year Special 2018

Get 10% Off in Nightly Rate! Book now until January 15, 2018, travels between January 2 and March 31, 2018.

El Monte RV: Free 50 miles/day Special

Free 50 miles per day for rentals 4 nights and longer. Valid for travels between September 6, 2017 – August 21, 2018.

Cruise America: 2018-19 15% Advanced Booking Discount

Book now and receive 15% off nightly rates for pick ups between November 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Cruise America: 2018 April Special 25% off Unlimited Mileage Plus C30

By adding this option, you will receive $275 off the regular price of unlimited mileage, vehicle departure kit, personal kit for each passenger and unlimited use of generator.

Mighty Campers: 2018 10% Early Bird Discount

Book now and receive 10% off nightly rates. Valid for pick ups between 01 April 2018 and 31 October 2018.

Mighty Campers: 2018 15% Early Bird Discount (Winter)

Book now and receive 15% off nightly rates. Valid for pick ups between November 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Mighty Campers: Southwest One Way Special 2018 (Winter)

Free one way rental between Los Angeles (LAX), San Fransisco (SFO), and Las Vegas (LAS) for pick up between November 1 to March 31, 2019. One-ways on request only.

Some conditions apply. Book before January 31, 2018. All discounts and deals are automatically applied to our online booking system so that you can see the real price right away.

Follow us on facebook.com/usarvrentalscom or on Twitter @usarvrentalscom for promotions and exciting articles about life in an RV!

Road Trip: San Francisco to LA

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Taking the trip from San Francisco to LA is iconic, filled with gorgeous views, towering mountains and fun times. The Pacific Coast Highway is a great 450 mile stretch and guides you down the California coast.

Here are our favorite stops along the way for either an hour or a day:

California Hwy 1
First Stop: Santa Cruz
As the wonderful views of the city of San Fran slips behind you and the ocean views stretch before you get ready for some fun in the beach town of Santa Cruz. The classic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a half-mile long beachfront amusement park is filled with 34 rides and numerous arcades. The town’s vibe is funky and don’t forget to stop by the original Santa Cruz skateboard shop for a piece of history.

Carmel and Big Sur
If you’re looking for a great snack or amazing home-style breakfast, Carmel has amazing cafés and is the perfect stop before heading into the nature enclave of Big Sur. This coastal gem is full of some of the best hikes, waterfalls and hidden beaches. If you can find the one with purple sand, you’re in for a real treat.

Cayucos to Santa Barbara
Cayucos and a charming little town to stop for a night full of quirky boutiques, homemade food and wood-fired pizza. If you’re looking to dip your toe into surfing, Santa Barbara is a great place to stop. The bustling city, cute shops, picture perfect beaches and world-class seafood is a great place to spend some time.

The Final Stretch to LA
Start the day off right with a walk along Butterfly Beach. To ease back into the bustling city life, take the long route and drive through Malibu and Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Pier is a great stop with the pier’s ferris wheel and the end of the iconic Route 66.

Road Trip from San Fran to LA
Follow us on facebook.com/usarvrentalscom or on Twitter @usarvrentalscom for promotions and exciting articles about life in an RV!

Road Trip: Chicago to Las Vegas on Route 66

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Route 66 is an iconic road trip route worth putting on your bucket list. So rent an RV and start the drive!

Chicago
Between Cloud Gate, Navy Pier and the Lake Michigan shore line the windy city has loads to offer and is a great starting point to this great road trip. Historic Route 66 awaits.

Springfield
Route 66 signs are well marked heading from Chicago to Springfield. The Lincoln Presidential Museum, Lincoln Home and Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb can all be found downtown Springfield and is a great stop.

Meramec Caverns
Missouri holds one of the greatest of the old Route 66 tourist attractions – the Meramec Caverns. Guided tours of these extensive limestone caves are well worth the stop. Tours are just over an hour long.

Tulsa
If museums are your thing, Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum hosts vast a art museum in an Italian style villa with exhibits from around the world surrounded by acres of lush gardens.

New Mexico
New Mexico boasts the mother of all road attractions including: Cadillac Ranch, Midpoint Cafe and the Route 66 Auto Museum in Santa Rosa. If you’re in need of a big break, stop in Albuquerque for an air balloon ride.

Flagstaff
A quick stop to see the Petrified Forest National Park and the Meteor Crater is a must. An even further detour to El Morro to see the signatures of road trippers from past centuries.

Las Vegas
On the trip from Chicago to Las Vegas make sure to visit the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. The Colorado river has forged a mile deep, 18 mile wide and 277 mile long gauge into Arizona, don’t miss this stop!

Follow us on facebook.com/usarvrentalscom or on Twitter @usarvrentalscom for promotions and exciting articles about life in an RV!

Photo courtesy of: Trafalgar.com

Road Trip: New York to LA

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Traveling from New York to LA or vice versa, it’s one of the trips that can lead to an epic adventure no matter which route you take. It’s 100% American. 100% Fun. But choosing which route to take really just depends on what type of adventure you want to take. Here are our favorite routes with our favorite adventures.

The Northern Route – If Mountains and Parks are your thing.

Road Trip: New York

Photo courtesy of: choicehotels.com

New York
New York boasts everything you would want in a city. From the Empire State Building to every kind of food you can possibly imagine. Stay a few days and explore.

Niagara Falls/Cedar Point
With 3 staggering waterfalls the views are epic. If you want to get a little closer try the ‘Maid of the Mist’ cruise taking you under the falls. If jaw dropping thrills are more you style, stop in at the Cedar Point adventure park.

Chicago
If cities aren’t your thing, check out the Shipshewana Amish Community.

Minnesota
visit the famous Jolly Green Giant Statue in the ‘City of Blue Earth’

Badlands National Park
The rugged beauty of the badlands will make you feel like you’re walking on the moon.

Mount Rushmore
The sculpture on Mount Rushmore features presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln at a staggering 18 metres (60 ft).

Wild Wyoming
If you’re passing through in from June to August be sure to check out an authentic Cody Rodeo.

Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is America’s first national park complete with spouting geysers, waterfalls and mud pools.

Grand Teton National Park – Jackson
White water raft Snake River, or go for a hike and take in the beauty of jagged peaks and picture perfect lakes in Grand Teton.

Grand Basin Nevada – Lake Tahoe
Stop for a swim in the crystal clear Lake Tahoe.

Yosemite National Park
Follow the Sierra Mountains into Yosemite. Opt for some world class rock climbing, float down the Merced River or explore this extra ordinary park on foot.

San Francisco
San Francisco is home to hippy vibes, cafe culture, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Pier 39. You’re sure to have an experience.

California Coast to Santa Barbara and LA
Travel down the beautiful highway 1 to Santa Barbara and into LA.

The Southern Route – If cities and soul are your thing.

New York
New York boasts everything you would want in a city. From the Empire State Building to every kind of food you can possibly imagine. Stay a few days and explore.

Washington, DC
Check out the White House and the Smithsonian Museums. Finish the day off with a drink in Georgetown.

Asheville
A road trip just isn’t the same unless you see mountains. Take in the mountain vibes and epic views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Nashville
Visit the world-famous Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame as the home of country music takes you in.

Memphis
Memphis is the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Need we say more? Head down Beale Street, visit Graceland and take in a tasty Memphis BBQ.

New Orleans
If you’re after some soul, New Orleans is the place for you. Check out a ‘Voodoo and Graveyard’ tour, ride a steamboat on the Mississippi River or fill your face with Cajun and Creole grub or some authentic gumbo.

Austin
If you haven’t had enough music on this trip, Austin is a must stop as they are the ‘live music capital of the world’ after all.

Amarillo
Everything just seems bigger in Texas. Stop at Cadillac Ranch to see all the classic cars you can handle and if you’re hungry along the ol’ route 66, try your hand at the Big Texan Steak Ranch and see if you can finish your dinner.

Santa Fe
The best Mexican food in the USA plus all the sunshine you can handle at 325 days a year. Who can say no to Santa Fe?

Monument Valley
The red rock vistas await on your trip to Monument Valley.

Grand Canyon and Las Vegas
The Grand Canyon and Las Vegas are a must stop. Both enormous in their own beauty

San Diego to LA
Leave the desert behind and head to the coast. Stop in San Diego for some sun and swim. Travel from to LA.

Road Trip: LA

Photo courtesy of: theodysseyonline.com

Follow us on facebook.com/usarvrentalscom or on Twitter @usarvrentalscom for promotions and exciting articles about life in an RV!

One Way Road Trips: New York to Miami

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

We just love road trips and what better way to experience it then to use a one way RV rental. As falls comes into full swing and the colours are blooming, who wouldn’t want to travel from New York to Miami? With all of the adventures that New York and Miami have to offer, but also the secret spots of fun along the way.

New York to Miami Road Trip
So if you’re looking to rent an RV for a one way road trip from New York to Miami, here are our must see stops along the way:

First Stop: Washington DC
Park the RV for the day and make use of city sightseeing by hoping on a trolley bus tour of the old town or amphibious vehicle tours on the Potomac river. If you’re in the city and museums are your thing, a stop at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and for some time outdoors US Botanical Gardens is a gorgeous stop.

Blue Ridge ParkwayPhoto credit: Blue Ridge Parkway Daily

Beach Time: VA Beach
Check out where Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. There’s a 3-mile boardwalk that stretches along the oceanfront. There’s plenty of restaurants, nightlife and even amusement parks for the kids. Outside of city life, there’s hiking trails and endless water sports.

From there, you can take the drive to Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive all the way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Mountains Are Calling: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
After lounging on the beach, it’s time to hit the mountains and explore the world renowned diversity of plant and animal life in the ancient mountains of the Great Smokies. The Appalachian Trail also passes through the center of the park.

Great Smoky Mountains National ParkPhoto Credit: Visit my Smokies

Back to the Beach: Myrtle Beach
After some solid hiking in the mountains, it’s always great to relax. And where better then on Myrtle Beach with it’s 60-mile Grand Strand string of beaches.

Stepping into the City: Savannah River Street
After all of that relaxation, it’s time to head back to the city. But let’s take it slow. River Street in Savannah is the perfect place to start. With its century old buildings, spectacular galleries, and amazing brew pubs, restaurants and nightclubs, it’s the perfect stop before heading into Florida.

Fun for All Ages: Orlando, Florida
Walt Disney World is a stop that’s fun for all ages. Between the rides, entertainment, dining, events and tours, Disney is the place to be. There’s multiple theme and water parks that appeal to child in you where a magic world never has to end.

The Last Stop Between Orlando and Miami: Kennedy Space Center
The last leg between Orlando and Miami is a short 3 hour jet, stopping at the Kennedy Space Center is a must. Why Kennedy? Check out the rocket garden, the Apollo/Saturn V Center, the Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit and take a ride on the Shuttle Launch Experience to learn what it really feels like to launch into space.

It’s a great one way trip from New York to Miami with all kinds of hidden adventures for every soul.

New York to Miami Road TripPhoto Credit: Fleeting Life

Follow us on facebook.com/usarvrentalscom or on Twitter @usarvrentalscom for promotions and exciting articles about life in an RV!

One-Way RV Rental Across America

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
  • A big tip for staying in your budget for a one way RV Rental is to have the pick-up and drop-off locations in the same state. However, this doesn’t mean you are limited to staying in one state; an example is picking up in San Francisco and dropping off in San Diego (both in California) with a detour to Las Vegas in Nevada to get your gambling fix in.
  • For Cross-country road trips our best advice is to book as early as possible for the best prices
  • When booking, you will see a list of the specials and deals we currently have. Often times booking in advanced means the one-way fee is waived. To see these deals, visit our online quote system and begin. Once you get to the RV price comparison guide page, click ‘Vehicle Details’. Under the tab ‘Overview’ will be a list of specials and discounts.

What is a oneway RV rental?
Renting a motorhome one way means you pick it up from one city and drop it off at another.

Why rent a one-way RV rental?
Simply to see and do more with the time you have. One way RV Rentals offer the perfect RV road trip option because no back tracking is necessary.

Why USA RV Rentals?
With over 40 locations, your trip options are limitless. We compare prices from RV and motorhome rental suppliers across the industry to provide you with the best price possible. Try our RV Rental price comparison guide located at the top of this page! Just enter a few trip details to begin.
**With our best price guarantee, we will beat any price from another supplier for the same RV. The savings will come off of your deposit. Please send us the quote from the other website. Sometimes other suppliers will have technical errors or special issues in which case we reserve the right to refuse any price match request. **

Sample Trips

Cross Country

Travel at your own pace across the US from New York to Los Angeles.

West Coast

Start in San Diego and take the scenic California coast to LA, San Jose, or San Francisco.

Or Pick-up in Seattle and enjoy the Oregon coast with all its huge trees and coastal beauty. End your holiday with a few days of relaxing on a beach in California.
Expand your Californian road trip by picking up in Vancouver, BC and see some Canadian treasures.

Take advantage of our California RV Rental blog page for attractions, insider info, tips and more!

East Coast

Pick-up in Houston or New Orleans and travel the Gulf of Mexico coast towards Florida where you can see Orlando, and Tampa before heading to Miami and the everglades!

Or start in Florida and work your way up the beautiful east coast towards the iconic New York City.

Route 66

See America’s oldest ‘Main Street of America”, which stretches from Chicago to LA. Quirky roadside stops and family-owned restaurants & gas stations make this old route a star of small town America.

The Middle

While the coasts are beautiful and stunning, the land-locked states of US have a lot to offer in scenery as well. For road trip itinerary ideas check out the US Parks Site.

Want help booking your holiday?

Once you start the quote program, you will have the option of live chatting with one of our sales specialists. If you would like additional help, please feel free to call us at 1-877-778-9569.

Hurry and reserve your RV holiday today before everything is booked!

Happy Travels!

Heading South for Warm Weather Camping

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Some people get the winter blues or February blahs, I always get itchy spring feet. I can’t wait to go camping and yet it’s still a bit cold in the north for me to brave the cool winter-moving-into-spring weather. Perhaps investing in some warmer winter sleep gear is needed, but sometimes heading out on the road for an adventure to warmer climates is what’s on the menu.

Understandably, warm-winter camping is found mainly in the southern side of the states. So treat yourself to some warm-winter camping and give yourself a thaw.

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’
Beaches, sunshine and fun times all along the 1100-mile-long coast of California. With so many options to camp where do you start? The first stop would be a book store to pick up this little gem: California Coastal Commission’s California Coastal Access Guide. “With up-to-date maps and information, it is an invaluable travel guide for all coastal visitors—beachgoers, hikers, campers, swimmers, divers, surfers, anglers, and boaters—detailing where to go, how to get there, and what facilities and environment to expect.” If you miss picking up the book, here are a few sites not to be missed:

Channel Islands National Park, California

Channel Islands National Park or there are seven state parks between Gaviota and Point Mugu all just offshore from the glamour and glitz of Santa Barbara. Climate is mild year round and in the winter as many as 50,000 seals and sea lions can be viewed at protected breeding grounds. For more information: nps.gov/chis.

Leo Carrillo State Park, California

Leo Carillo State Beach is 25 miles up the coast from Santa Monica along highway 1 and offers 1.5 miles of beach, tide pools, caves and reefs to explore. Giant Sycamore trees line the stream-bottomed canyon and provide shade for the campground. For more information: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=616.

Image courtesy of: mymalibubeach.com

SOUTHERN GEMS

Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia
Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia is only accessible by ferry but offers 17 miles of clean sand beaches, nearly 20,000 acres for exploring and features saltwater marshes, freshwater ponds, moss-covered forests and massive dunes. For more information: www.nps.gov/cuis.

Image courtesy of: youtube.com

The Natchez Trace Walking Trail, Mississippi/Tennessee

The Natchez Trace, Mississippi/Tennessee whose ancient game trail originally connected southern portions of the Mississippi River to central Tennessee salt licks. There are more than 400 miles of protected trail. There are no reservations and no fees to camp here. For more information: http://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

Image courtesy of: madeinmississippi.us

UTAH’S DIXIE

Snow Canyon State Park, Utah

Snow Canyon State Park named for pioneer Erastus Snow is a bit off the beaten path but well worth the travel to see the views. For more information: https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/snow-canyon/.

Image courtesy of: pinterest.com

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a bit higher in elevation, however, is well worth the cooler weather if you are an 4WD or ATV fanatic. And of course, the pink sand. For more information: https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/coral-pink/.

Image courtesy of: visitsouthernutah.com

DESERT VISTAS

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona/Nevada

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona/Nevada. There are just so many options to choose from between Lake Mead and Lake Mohave but a favorite is Boulder Bay. Three of America’s four desert ecosystems — the Mojave, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Desert — meet here. For more information: http://www.nps.gov/lake/index.htm.

Image courtesy of: goodmanrealtyaz.com

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Big Bend National Park, Texas is on the Mexican border, where Rio Grande makes its “big bend” and is well worth the effort to travel here to experience with 800,000 acres to explore. For more information: http://www.nps.gov/bibe/index.htm.

Image courtesy of: texasoutside.com

So get out there and explore the adventures of winter camping in an RV today.

Follow us on facebook.com/usarvrentalscom or on Twitter @usarvrentalscom for promotions and exciting articles about life in an RV!

Super Bowl 50 in a RV

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Super Bowl 50

Are you counting down the days to Super Bowl 50? We sure are! And yes it’s Super Bowl 50 not Super Bowl L. The NFL has decided to celebrate this milestone by suspending the Roman numerals for this year only.

This Sunday’s game (January 24, 2016) the Super Bowl participants will be determined. The Denver Broncos will face off against the New England Patriots (AFC) and the Arizona Cardinals and the Florida Panthers (NFC) will duke it out for the conference championship games.

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan. The food, the buzz, the game. Getting down to the Super Bowl is always a bit of a feat. But what better way, than to arrive in style with an RV Motorhome. No drinking and driving needed. You just pull up and go. Plus, who wouldn’t love to stay in the Super Tailgate Village?

The Details of Super Bowl 50:

When: Sunday, February 7, 2016
Where: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California (home of the San Francisco 49ers)

Halftime show: Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Beyonce.

CBS Pregame programming

11 a.m. ET: Super Bowl 50: Before they were pros (NFL Films).
Noon ET: Road to the Super Bowl (NFL Films).
1 p.m. ET: Phil Simms All-Iron Team: Super Bowl Edition.
2-6 p.m. ET: The Super Bowl Today.
Kickoff is 6:30 p.m. ET.

Enjoy the tailgate, the food, the game all in an RV just minutes from Levi Stadium. Book your Super Bowl RV today!

Follow us on facebook.com/usarvrentalscom or on Twitter @usarvrentalscom for promotions and exciting articles about life in an RV!

Trip Itinerary: California Coast

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Driving Highway 1 along the California Coast has been on my bucket list for years. Skiing the top California Mountains has also been on my bucket list for years. So when the opportunity came combining the two for an ultimate Cali road trip, who could give that up.

Check out below my ski/coastal Cali road trip itinerary:

Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain

The first stop on the list was Mammoth Mountain. I spent a couple days enjoying the slopes of this big bad hill. It was a ton of fun. Although I stayed at the base of the mountain, there was a free shuttle to downtown which boasted unique shopping, dinning, and small town feel.

Mono Lake

Mono Lake

Next was the drive up to Lake Tahoe. Along the way, a stop at Mono Lake is a must. It’s one of the oldest lakes in the western hemisphere and is 70 square miles in size.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

I drove along the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe to make it to North Lake Tahoe to start.

Northstar California

Northstar California

Purchasing the EPIC ski pass to hit NorthStar, Heavenly and Kirkwood was the best bang for the buck. Starting off at Northstar California was a great intro to Tahoe. It snowed the entire day and provided some great deep turns.

Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley

Being in North Lake Tahoe, skiing Squaw Valley is a must. Squaw hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics and should be on every snow sport enthusiasts bucket list.

Pier 39 San Francisco

Pier 39 San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

After skiing for a few days, it was time to head to the coast for the weekend. I spent a few days wandering around San Francisco. Checking out Pier 39 and the sea lions, doing the night tour of Alcatraz (the night tour is highly recommended as the added dusk feel offers the best creepy feeling as well as fantastic views of San Fran, eating at some of the best restaurants San Francisco has to offer (hello China Town) and dancing the nights away to the wonderful live music, was a great time spent.

Heavenly Mountain

Heavenly Mountain

After being in the city it was time to head back to the mountains – to South Lake Tahoe. Heavenly and Kirkwood Mountain was on the list. Heavenly is uniquely situated right on the California/Nevada border. The views of the lake are breath taking from the top of the mountain. So if you are a gambler, it’s easy walk down the road into Nevada and spend some time in the casino. If you’re like me, I decided to eat at the Fire and Ice Grill & Bar and watch the chefs toss up custom meals.

Kirkwood Mountain

Kirkwood Mountain

After Heavenly, I stayed at the base of Kirkwood Mountain. Which was my favourite mountain of the trip. The terrain was great and varied, providing a little bit for everyone. I was there mid week and had the mountain to myself. The staff was super friendly and the little pub had great food, a toasty fireplace and drink specials that couldn’t be beat.

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Kirkwood was the final mountain stop of the trip. After that I was coast bound. Highway 1 was calling my name. I headed for the coast and decided on a stop over in Santa Cruz. I was so happy for the stop over too. The pier was great (and it started a bit of a pier obsession that I now have), the shops and restaurants were quaint and everyone seemed to breathe and love Santa Cruz. I visited the first surfing museum and witnessed some of the best waves to date. It also happened to be the 40th anniversary of Santa Cruz Skateboards, so a stop at their shop was a must.

California Coast: Highway 1

California Coast: Highway 1

California Coast: Highway 1

California Coast: Highway 1

After walking all over Santa Cruz it was time to do the drive. The coastal highway 1 is an absolute must do! The coastal waters were gorgeous. There were also sightings of sea lions, elephant seals and wild Zebras as well! I kept my eye’s peeled for a whale sighting and even stopped for lunches and dinners at restaurants on the coast, but didn’t spot any.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

One of my favourite stops along the coast was Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. The purple sand was so unique and the waters were amazing. It’s a tough spot to find as the turn off isn’t marked. But it’s well worth the time to scope it out.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica

After a big long drive, next stop was Santa Monica. I continued my love affair with piers and headed out there as my first stop. Being in the bustling city was a nice change. The warm weather and night life was exactly what was needed.

Hollywood

Hollywood

The final stop was Hollywood. Any trip to California isn’t complete without a stop in Beverly Hills, Hollywood Boulevard, or the Hollywood Sign. The picturesque view of the Hollywood Sign towering over the city was the perfect ending to the perfect trip of snow and sun.

Follow us on facebook.com/usarvrentalscom or on Twitter @usarvrentalscom for promotions and exciting articles about life in an RV!