2019 Runaway Campers Cool Camp
2019 Runaway Campers Cool Camp
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In the heartlands of central California, you can book an RV in Hanford, CA and have your next dream vacation. Although the “Golden State” is one of the largest in the country, you are never too far from anything you want to see. Only four hours’ drive from San Francisco and three from Los Angeles, this gorgeous little town in the San Joaquin Valley sits on the precipice of otherworldly natural beauty. In addition to its prime location, Hartland itself has much to do and see, particularly with regards to its fascinating history as a frontier town formerly populated by gold miners, railroad builders, cowboys, lawmen, and others. This charming old town has been revitalized to reflect the modern day while still retaining its frontier essence, making for a wonderful mix of old and new.
Because it serves as the county seat for Kings County, Hanford has expertly built and maintained a public transit system worthy of any major city. The Kings Area Rural Transit enables both locals and tourists to have access to the town and even has buses to Fresno, CA. Hanford has an airport and an Amtrak station as well, so all of California is your playground when you rent an RV in Hanford.
With its potent mix of stunning scenery, archaic trees, ancient mountain ranges, and barren deserts, California is among the most fascinating places on earth for outdoors lovers to visit. Regardless of what direction you drive in with your Hanford RV rental, you will stumble upon some sort of beautiful environment. The Pixley National Wildlife Refuge is just south of town and borders the now dry Tulare Lake. This ancient lake was once the most massive outside the Great Lakes and has left a massive imprint on the environment. The strange coastal playas, vernal pools, and grasslands look out of place with no water in sight, but the area is still important to many species of birds and reptiles.
Sierra National Forest is not far, and an easy choice to visit with your Hanford camper rental. This amazing forest is perfect for recreation, with lots of reservoirs for peaceful fishing excursions, a wilderness area to trek through and explore, and even snowy peaks to ski or snowboard in the winter time.
Sequoia National Forest is close, too and has well over a million acres of spectacular landscape to traverse and enjoy. This glacier-carved landscape full of granite monoliths and old growth groves of massive sequoia trees is hard to justify missing. Adjacent to this forest lies Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks respectively. Kings Canyon is a majestic collection of waterfalls and glacier-carved gorges as old as time and contains parts of the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail, too. Sequoia National Park, right next door, is home to both the highest elevation in the contiguous United States, and the largest tree in the world by volume. Mount Whitney, a 14,505-foot-tall mountain is a famously difficult peak to summit, but very rewarding, too.
No trip to California would be complete without visiting Yosemite National Park, just a few hours’ drive in your Hanford rental camper. This park attracts five million people per year, and this will not come as a surprise if you gaze upon the fertile valleys, careening waterfalls, or rocky monolithic structures. Death Valley National Park is also a breathtaking stop, if you don’t mind driving a little farther in your Hanford RV rental by owner.
Enjoy the friendly little town of Hanford when you decide to rent an RV. The Hanford Mall in the center of town is a large shopping complex with many nationally recognized brands. The historic downtown section of Hanford is known for its unique restaurants, fun stores, and beautiful architecture. China Alley is a historic district of Hanford that featured one of the first Chinese communities in the country. The Chinese immigrants that came to build the railroad stayed put upon completion and built up their own network of businesses and cultural institutions. This little Chinatown also features an old Taoist temple too.
The historic Hanford Fox Theater opened in 1929 as a movie theater and has been remade into a popular event venue that both honors the origins of the institution and introduces people to new bands, artist, comedians, and plays in a wonderful way. The Hanford Carnegie Museum lets you step back in time and see the town in its early days. With many artifacts and exhibits and even a walking tour of the town to learn about the historical buildings, this museum is a must see for all history lovers.
Aside from the assortment of national parks and forests within driving distance of Hanford, there are many other places to stay for the night with the Hanford rental RV.
Visalia/ Sequoia National Park KOA is a little bit of a drive outside of town, but well worth it. With a seasonal pool, game room, playground, and dog park, you and your family will keep busy quite easily.
Finally, if you want to be really close to the national parks nearby, Sequoia Campground & Lodge has lots of hiking trails nearby, plus whitewater rafting and 25 acres of riverfront access that will help keep you cool during the hot summer months. You are in good hands when you book a rental RV in Hanford.