Traveling around the United States in an RV is going to be one of the best experiences you will ever have. With so much diverse scenery, from national parks to bustling cities, this country has enough to keep even the most jaded traveler entertained. But, the USA is a big place so where is one to start?
San Francisco has long been one of the most popular cities in the country and with good reason. Its liberal attitude and plethora of attractions and activities makes it a paradise for travelers of all ages.
Step one of putting your RV road trip plan into action is to get an RV. Check out some of these San Francisco RV rentals and get yourself sorted. Once that’s out of the way you can make an itinerary. Here are a few suggestions to get you on your way.
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes boasts one of the world’s last vestiges of truly untouched nature. The rugged yet beautiful landscape here is every photographer’s dream come true and there is no shortage of activities either. Animal-lovers can easily while away some hours bird-watching or seeking out the elephant seals that inhabit this area. Those who want to get moving can enjoy the extensive network of hiking trails. While there is no RV parking at Point Reyes, there are a number of sites less than a mile away.
If you are interested in nature and want to learn more about the trees and plants that grow in Muir Woods then you might want to attend one of the park’s informative tree talks. This involves a park ranger explaining the different flora that can be found within the forest. Details about the park’s conservation programme are also given. If you would rather go solo then there are some great hiking trails and boardwalks that visitors are free to explore. Muir Woods can get very busy so be here early to ensure a parking space.
Golden Gate Recreation Area
With incredible views of the world famous Golden Gate Bridge, the Golden Gate Recreation Area is more than just a pretty face. Jam-packed with activities, it’s impossible to get bored. Visitors can kick back on Muir Beach or at Kirby Cove or opt for something a bit more active and hike the Tennessee Valley Trail. There are also plenty of short hiking and biking trails as well as access to the notorious Alctraz.
You would be crazy to do a RV road trip around San Francisco and not stop off in Napa Valley. Home to some of the best vineyards in the country, Napa Valley is a stunning wine region that will captivate your heart and soul. Highlights of a trip to this part of San Francisco include taking a ride on the legendary Wine Train and taking a foodie tour through downtown Napa. There are plenty of spots to park your RV in the Valley, many of which come equipped with wifi, electrical hook-ups and pools.