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Tucked between two major California cities, San Diego and Los Angeles, Carlsbad offers numerous traveling opportunities. Since it is located on the coast, taking your Carlsbad RV rental to one of the beaches is a must. Warm climate, nice beaches and lots of RV parks make this place a summer paradise for RV renters. Book an RV rental in Carlsbad and soak up some California sunshine.  


The Great Outdoors
Carlsbad Caverns National Park features caverns, cacti and plenty of wildlife. Primitive camping is allowed in portions of the park, just be sure to check in to the visitor’s office to get a permit prior to parking the Carlsbad camper rental.


Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to Batiquitos Lagoon for some bird watching; it is probably the best nature escape for bird enthusiasts. Plant lovers should plan a stop at The Flower Fields.


Take in seaside views and do some beach bumming at South Carlsbad State Beach. Groceries are readily available around this area and a gas station is just four minutes away.


RV Parks
Guajome County Park, near Oceanside, is a nice RV park with an amazing playground, volleyball courts and plenty of places to exercise and barbeque. There is also a camping area next to the lake, where you can get involved with feeding the local duck population. Many inexpensive ethnic restaurants and shopping areas can be found nearby and Oceanside is just 10 miles away.  The Catholic landmark of Mission San Luis Rey is also just a few minutes away.


You can also take your Carlsbad RV rental to The Holidays, near Pismo Beach, on the central coast of California and enjoy a number of restaurants, cafes and shopping in this small seaside community.


There are many other RV parks around, such as Carlsbad RV Park and Campground, RV Fun Rental, Melrose RV Park, Surf & Turf RV Park, Olive Avenue RV Resort, Escondido RV Resort, Champagne Lakes RV Resort, Calavera Hills RV Park, Oceanside RV Park and Paradise By The Sea RV Resort.


Exploring the City
It seems like this wonderful coastal city has absolutely everything in it; everyone on the Carlsbad camper rental vacation will enjoy this place. Whether you enjoy surfing and swimming, diving or fishing, or you’re a big sports fan, when you explore the town with your Carlsbad RV rental, you’ll find plenty of activities to enjoy.


There are so many attractions worth seeing in this seaside city. Take the Carlsbad camper rental to Tamarack State Beach and enjoy possibly the most beautiful sunset you’ve ever seen. Here, you can also ride some waves with the surfboard.


For more beachy experiences, visit Carlsbad State Beach. This small-scale beach is open from sun up to sun down and affords beach-goers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the ocean and its stunning surrounding landscape.  


Families with children will love a stop at The Legoland California Theme Park. You can easily make a day of it here. The park consists of over 60 rides and attractions, a water park, lots of dining options, the elaborate Sea Life Aquarium and, of course, there are plenty of Legos.


RV rentals in Carlsbad can open up easy access to some unique places such as U-Pick Carlsbad Strawberry Company. Just a couple miles North of the Strawberry Company, you can park the RV rental in Carlsbad Village and explore the great restaurants and shops around the neighborhood.


This attractive city also houses a number of delightful parks. Holiday Park has easy access and parking for the Carlsbad RV rental. Here you can enjoy a picnic with your family, plus the kids will love the famous playground. Calavera Park is all about sports, with basketball and tennis courts, and even a baseball diamond! Magee Park is a great stop for those looking to learn a little bit about the area’s history. History lovers can also explore the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park and visit St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, the oldest church in Carlsbad. Skateboard Carlsbad-style at the Carlsbad Skatepark.


There are a couple unique museums that are worth visiting while touring the area with the Carlsbad motorhome; the Museum of Making Music and The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum.


Known as "Village by the Sea," Carlsbad is one of the richest cities in California. This well organized town has a lot to offer RV travelers. With its relaxing spas, boundless beaches and plenty of parks and nature to explore, Carlsbad’s a versatile vacation destination.  


Food lovers can enjoy various cuisines here. The famous Carlsbad Food Tours allow visitors to see a unique side of Carlsbad, and meet some interesting business owners while tasting a variety of food. Other events you shouldn’t miss are the annual festivals such as the Carlsbad Music Festival, Strong Ale Festival and Carlsbad Brew Fest.


Search for a motorhome rental in Carlsbad and immerse yourself some “SoCal” vibes.

RV Rentals in Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Carlsbad. Outdoorsy's Carlsbad RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

RV and Motorhome Rentals Nearby

Nearby to Carlsbad are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Lake Poway Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Limestone Canyon Regional Park, Eaton Canyon Park, and Angeles National Forest.

Popular RV Types & Amenities

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Carlsbad, CA


Check out local hikes, campgrounds, parks and more!

Local Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail City State
Iron Mountain Trail Poway California
Sturtevant Falls Trail Sierra Madre California
Eaton Canyon Trail Pasadena California
Black Star Canyon Trail Silverado California
Cowles Mountain Trail San Diego California
Runyon Canyon Trail Los Angeles California
Winter Creek Santa Anita Canyon Hoegee's Campground Loop Sierra Madre California
Dawn Mine Trail Loop Altadena California
East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere) Azusa California
Potato Chip Rock via Mt. Woodson Trail Poway California

Nearby Campgrounds

Pelican Hill Golf Club

attraction Newport Beach, CA
Voted as one of the best golf courses in the world by Conde Nast, Pelican Hill offers 36 holes that test your skills set in backdrop of soothing ocean waves. There are two challenging courses that offer panoramic views, one which was created by the famous golf course architect, Tom Fazio. The resort offers something for foodies and those who are looking for a place to relax as well.

Moro Canyon State Beach

campground Newport Beach, CA
Stay here and enjoy looking out into ocean from your perch, most of the RV sites are located on bluffs. You can explore 2,400 undeveloped acres of fire roads and single-track trails. You can venture out by hiking, biking, and horseback. Crystal Cove State Park is a 5 minute ride. one of the most amazing campgrounds in American stay here in your RV rental for a wonderful time. Book your stay in advance to ensure a spot.

San Elijo State Beach

campground Encinitas, CA
This state park like South Carlsbad offers sites that back right up to a scenic view of the ocean below. Some sites here also provide full hookups for your RV rental including water, sewer, and electricity. This beach is famous for the surf and year round you will discover great waves and great events. Plan your stay here in advance it fills up quick!

South Carlsbad State Beach

campground Carlsbad, CA
With views of the ocean front you can park your RV rental on the edge of a bluff and experience the San Diego Coast. Staying here you can enjoy recreational activities such as swimming, fishing, surfing, scuba diving and beachcombing. A convenient camping store is located within the park as well. There are no hookups at this state park so if you want electricity to watch the game or make some coffee make sure the RV rental you choose also includes a generator.

Orangeland RV Park

campground Tustin, CA
Located smack dab in the middle of the city, Orangeland RV Park is a perfect place to park, set up, relax and unwind. Lined with orange trees as a monument to the heritage of the area, Orangeland RV Park boasts a stunning outdoor pool and jacuzzi, full hookups and amenities and quick access to all the attractions Orange County has to offer. Great RV sites right up front for your RV rental will take the stress out of parking the thing.

Balboa Park

attraction San Diego, CA
One of the oldest parks in the U.S. designated for recreational use. Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban park which offers natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, walking paths, a variety of museums, several theaters. Within the park you'll also find the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

The Balboa Fun Zone

attraction Newport Beach, CA
A family destination with over 7 million visitors each year, the main attraction is the famous Ferris wheel, which is said to be the longest Ferris wheel ride with one of the most stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. A place to have fun but also learn, the island has an Ocean Literacy Center, where you can build and pilot advanced underwater submarines in the boardwalk aquarium. You can also come in contact with starfish and sea cucumbers. There are other interactive activities that require that you use your scientific, technological and engineering skills.

Whale Watching

attraction Tustin, CA
Orange County boasts year-round whale watching tours. Take half a day out on a boat, relaxing in the sun and basking in the cool, salty air. See, firsthand, the wonder and stunning size of these incredible water-dwelling creatures. One great option starts at Dana Wharf, which offers a two hour tour, and where you may see Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Minkes Whales, sea lions and various dolphins.

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Recommendations for Carlsbad, CA from Outdoorsy Owners


Freeway offers Dump and Propane, plus a wide array of RV supplies. Worth a look!

Nov 7, 2018

This is one of our favorite places to hike in the off-season. Lots of single track trails, wild animals and more. Plenty of parking and Camping right next door in the heart of Escondido!

Nov 7, 2018

Great location on the beach. Beautiful views since all the spaces are elevated and easy access to the ocean. Located near great restaurants, breweries, coffee shops!

Mar 6, 2018

Great location on the beach. Beautiful views and easy access to the ocean. Located near great restaurants, breweries, coffee shops!

Boondocking Dog-friendly
Mar 6, 2018

Carlsbad state beach is a great local hot spot with white sand, blue water, food, shops and more!

Dog-friendly Cheap Sightseeing Day trip
Jun 13, 2017

OK, just found the best, quickest way to wash our RV. Perfect for a quick rinse or thorough soak. Quick, easy and inexpensive (plus near our home and 24/7 operation).

Nearest to Dropoff Cheap
Jun 13, 2017

Easy place to fill up your propane tank. They have special Good Sam Member discounts on Tuesday and Wednesday, and occasionally have Good Sam days where propane is half price.

Apr 7, 2017

A nationally-renowned beach campground, tough to book but great for weekdays and off-season. Affordable camping on a beachside cliff with a short hike down to the beach.

Dog-friendly Ocean View Quiet Sleep Under The Stars Family Friendly Most Beautiful Scenic
Apr 5, 2017

A nationally-renowned beach campground, tough to book but great for weekdays and off-season. Affordable camping on a beachside cliff with a short hike down to the beach.

Dog-friendly Ocean View Sleep Under The Stars Family Friendly Most Beautiful Scenic
Apr 5, 2017

Oceanside Harbor features everything you'd want in a San Diego day trip! Beaches, surfing, body boarding, sand, waterfront dining, boat rentals and much more.

Fishing Kid-friendly Historic Sightseeing Good weather Day trip
Apr 5, 2017

If you're in Escondido you're probably here to experience amazing destinations. Legoland is perfect for families with young ones to experience rides, lego structures, water park, and even an aquarium.

Kid-friendly Sightseeing Good weather Day trip
Apr 5, 2017

If BBQ is your thang, get to Mike's BBQ and go with a huge selection of craft beer, cocktails and a delicious selection of various dishes served with their classic or spicy BBQ sauce.

Local Fave Budget Happy Hour
Apr 5, 2017

Located above a Lexus dealership, Vintana deals the best vodka bar in Escondido. Head to the outdoor deck for great vodka martinis and tappas, a fantastic place to spend a big occasion.

Local Fave Happy Hour Scenic
Apr 5, 2017

If you're in Escondido celebrating a big milestone and want a high-quality setting and meal, get to the Brig! Dining, bar or patio, the food, drink and especially fish tacos are a great getaway!

Local Fave Happy Hour Scenic
Apr 5, 2017

Simple Mexican Bar and Grill with a sports vibe and the quality of the margaritas and shrimp tacos are definitely worth the price of admission!

Local Fave Budget Happy Hour
Apr 5, 2017

In the area for St. Paddy's Day (or any day for that matter)? This is the place to be to soak in Ireland! Grab a pint & some great Irish Pub faire at O'Sullivans in the heart of downtown Escondido.

Local Fave Budget Happy Hour Scenic
Apr 5, 2017

Located in the heart of downtown Escondido, Burger Bench is the best burger and brew you'll find in Escondido. Scenic and fun, you gotta make the trip if you're tired of grilling yourself!

Local Fave Happy Hour Scenic
Apr 5, 2017

If you need to get out and hit a local spot for some pizza and brew, this is it! Kids will love the decor, arcade games and the parents will dig the beer selection and truly "killer" pizza!

Local Fave Happy Hour
Apr 5, 2017

Grab a burger and hit the road in the Leamon Party Bus! Since she's only 24 foot, can easily park and navigate the lot. And if you need a drive thru, she's safe with a 12' clearance.

Budget
Apr 5, 2017

Grab a burger and hit the road in the Leamon Party Bus! Since she's only 24 foot, can easily park and navigate the lot. And if you need a drive thru, she's safe with a 12' clearance.

Budget
Apr 5, 2017

Grab a sandwich and hit the road in the Leamon Party Bus! Since she's only 24 foot, can easily park and navigate the parking lot. Just make sure you lock up!

Budget
Apr 5, 2017

With a 24 footer like the Leamon Party Bus, it's easy to pick her up, head to the store and park to load up on food, drink and supplies! No cooler packing needed!

Apr 5, 2017

So the RV is coming back from the desert or some muddy adventure and you don't want to pay a surcharge. No problem! Hit up GRCW's self-service bays to hose and wipe her down saving you over $100!

Apr 5, 2017

So the RV is coming back from the desert or some muddy adventure and you don't want to pay a surcharge. No problem! Hit up Pearl's self-service bays to hose and wipe her down saving you over $100!

Apr 5, 2017

Listen, sometimes you just need to stop and rest (without being charged any fees) and most RV'ers know that a Walmart parking lot provides just that! Plus, stock up for the trip if needed!

Apr 5, 2017

Need to dump in a pinch? The Escondido RV Resort has proven willing to accommodate for a small fee. Very close to our home, they've allowed renters to drive into a site and dump for a small fee.

Nearest to Dropoff Cheap
Apr 4, 2017

Campground right of the I-15 freeway with dump station and propane service. Note that they close between 4-6pm so call ahead!

Cheap
Apr 4, 2017

Headed to SD Zoo Safari Park, Legoland, Carlsbad / Oceanside beaches yet want a hotel / resort feel? Look no further than this perfectly located RV resort right off I15 w/ all the amenities you need!

Dog-friendly Game Room Glamping Quiet Swimming Pool Wi-Fi Hookups Onsite Laundry Family Friendly
Apr 4, 2017

Small, quaint, Dixon Lake is a perfect little getaway for the family with nature all around! Close to SD Safari Park and plenty to do, Dixon Lake is a must do for North San Diego camping.

Dog-friendly Glamping Quiet Hookups Sleep Under The Stars Family Friendly Most Beautiful Scenic
Apr 4, 2017

We live only 15 minutes away but love to take a weekend trip over to Champagne Lakes! Fishing, bike riding, hiking, swimming and a quiet scenic atmosphere make it a great place to chill with the fam!

Dog-friendly Glamping Quiet Swimming Pool Wi-Fi Hookups Family Friendly Most Beautiful Scenic
Apr 4, 2017

Convenient dump station and camping store. Has everything you would need to stock up.

Nearest to Dropoff
Apr 2, 2017

Perfect beach access...no stairs and its a stroll through a playground and grassy park. They even have a cafe at the beach. The RV parks is clean and has full amenities so its easy to camp there.

Dog-friendly Bike Rental Swimming Pool Wi-Fi Hookups Onsite Laundry Family Friendly
Mar 23, 2017