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California City is an incorporated city in Kern County, California, having been legally established in 1965. It is also the town that almost didn't happen. Its original designers decided to build a planned city and bought land, subdividing it into individual lots; however, the activity of developing the land for construction led to increased dust storms which scared prospective buyers away. Growth was slow and the people did finally come, settling to the south of the original intended site. Today, aerial views of the city can see the housing that was built and a grid of roadwork to the north, with empty lots and no building structures of any kind. It has become home to a PGA level golf course and a nesting ground for birds flying north or south. A California City RV rental can be your photography blind for capturing professional looking photos of the birds en route.

Book an RV in Kern County and you are literally opening a window onto this part of California. There are other cities of note that might be worth having a look at. Lancaster, which began as a railroad water stop, is now a center for planned parks, art, and music. Bakersfield is home to the Buck Owens Crystal Palace, a combination restaurant-museum-music venue celebrating the life of a country music icon. Ridgecrest is surrounded on all four sides by mountain ranges. Barstow has many historic buildings along its Main Street, the original site (or one of them) of the famed “Route 66”. A California City travel trailer rental is your invitation to visit and explore this part of the U.S.A.

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The Great Outdoors

Sequoia National Forest is a public access wilderness reserve with opportunities to hike, mountain bike, and more. Some trails can be more difficult than others, so first-time visitors should consult with park staff before choosing which trails to follow. This is true for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Guests can choose to go rock climbing or view the different geological formations; fishing is also allowed with the appropriate license.

Mojave National Preserve is a peaceful and quiet preserve located between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Guests who explore its mountains and canyons will find homesteads, military posts, and mines that were abandoned long ago. Visitors will see Joshua trees but should pay special attention to the wildflowers growing in an environment not that different from alpine meadows (flowers grow slowly and may take a year or several years to grow fully). Visitors can park their California City camper rental nearby to go hiking and return to comfort; those wishing to drive into the preserve should look into renting a smaller car.

Angeles National Forest is an urban national forest with public access to recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and more. Camping in the park is permitted and there are cabins for those who need them. The park is open all year round, offering both summer and winter activities.

RV Parks

California City is home to a number of RV parks and campgrounds. Your California City RV trailer rental is the perfect addition to these parks to create wonderful vacation memories (not to mention a good night's sleep).

Sierra Trails RV Park is a no-frills RV campground with laundromat facilities, a clubhouse, restrooms, and showers. The park has W-Fi; some individual sites have water and electricity hookups. Some guests are long-term residents.

Jawbone Canyon OHV Area has a rustic RV park with pit toilets and dirt pads. The area is scenic and quiet, which makes up for the lack of amenities.

Exploring The City

There is much to observe and take part in, in and around California City. For starters, you will want to check out the Civic Musical Road and, yes, you did hear that correctly. This is a stretch of highway where your tires will “sing” to you; unfortunately, it isn't a long stretch and you may want to turn around and repeat it several times. Turn off the radio, open the windows and alternate the speeds, faster and slower. There is also a train loop that services dozens of trains each day, and from a higher vantage point (about a five-minute hike), you can watch a train (or trains) loop around on themselves.

At dinnertime, there are a variety of restaurants and cuisines to choose from. Visitors to California City can choose between Mexican and Chinese, pizzerias and Greek establishments, and more. One Japanese restaurant has both mainstream Japanese cooked items and sushi, which the chef will prepare in front of you. There are a selection of chain restaurants that will please the kids, if necessary.

Or you can head back to your California City luxury RV rental with some takeout or groceries to throw together your own repast. This is the beauty of vacations, there are no obligations and you are free to do (and eat) as you wish.

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