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About an hour west of Santa Barbara, the town of Lompoc, California has much to offer adventurers visiting the West Coast. Nestled in between a peaceful national forest and the mesmerizing Pacific Ocean, Lompoc offers visitors to southern California the perfect home base. In fact, it is such a wonderful area that the Air Force has made it home to one of their bases. While many of the locals in the area work at the nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base, the city of Lompoc itself has a calm and historic feel to it. As you walk around the town, especially in the historic district, you can get a sense of the Mexican heritage of the town. Even though the town may have been founded as a temperance colony back in 1888 after having been won in the American-Mexican War in 1848, the surrounding vineyards you’ll see now say otherwise about the locals.

Some of the streets are a little smaller than others, so maneuvering around with your Lompoc RV rental by owner may be less than ideal. Luckily enough, the city operates the City of Lompoc Transit (also known as COLT) bus system. COLT operates six lines in and around Lompoc, giving you a wide variety of opportunities to explore the town.

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The Great Outdoors

Lompoc is sandwiched in between the Pacific Ocean and one of the greatest wilderness areas of southern California, giving all adventurers visiting the area several options from which to choose. Book an RV in Lompoc, CA and get out there and explore this seaside city.

If you’re looking to spend a day at the beach, there are two wonderful nearby options available. About 30 minutes south of town is Jalama Beach County Park. This little hidden gem gives you the beauty of southern California’s blue water beaches without the crowds. There’s even a burger shack just off the beach where you can grab some food after you work up an appetite swimming in the ocean. If you’re willing to drive the Lompoc travel trailer rental a little bit further, the El Capitán State Beach offers visitors a wide variety of activities to play the day away. You can go fishing, surfing, tidepool watching, relax and sunbathe, or embark on a hiking trail around the beach and up the cliff for a stunning view of the Pacific.

When it’s time to take your camper rental in Lompoc on the road, head to Los Padres National Forest. It’s amazing that this huge forest is just north of Santa Barbara, about an hour away from Lompoc. When you drive the Lompoc RV rental, you’re able to enter the park from the north or the south. Both options will give you wonderful opportunities for exploring. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, you can hike up Mountain Figueroa. If you happen to be in the area in May or June, the wildflowers will be blooming and offer a magical array of colors that dazzle any visitor. You can go rock climbing in the south portion of the park, ATV riding in the north, and you can hike and fish all over. If you decide upon arrival that there is too much you want to do, if you’re lucky, they’ll still have campsites available for you to park the Lompoc motorhome rental and spend the night.

RV Parks

When you rent an RV in Lompoc, your most challenging task is choosing where you want to spend your nights. Within the city of Lompoc itself is River Park. This wonderful little paradise is outfitted with BBQ pits, horseshoe courts, and a playground, along with full hookups for your RV. Not only that, but you’re right next to a manmade pond. It’s a wonderfully low-key way to wind down from your days of adventuring.

If you’re willing to go a little farther out of town, your options increase. About 20 minutes east of town is the Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground in Buellton. This pet-friendly facility offers electrical hookups, WiFi, playgrounds, bocce ball courts, pools, a general store, and so much more. Jalama Beach County Park also has sites available. You can find serenity in the beachside park and let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep all while still enjoying electrical hookups, restrooms, and BBQ pits. Both of these RV parks are well worth the drive!

Exploring the City

Lompoc is surrounded by a variety of different kinds of natural beauty, but it isn’t called The City of Arts and Flowers for no reason. In fact, if you want to fully embrace this title and attitude of Lompoc, try to get there at the end of June for the Lompoc Flower Festival. You can enjoy the beautiful blooms of summer while listening to the local bands and browsing the local artists’ galleries.

However, you don’t need to get to Lompoc in June to enjoy what the town has to offer. If you want to learn more about the rich history of the area, you can spend the afternoon at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park. Founded in 1787, the park is currently one of the most visited missions in all of California. You can watch demonstrations of 19th-century weaving, pottery making, and blacksmithing all while walking around the historic grounds of this immaculately maintained building.

Lompoc is absolutely surrounded by vineyards. Many of the vineyards, such as the Clos Pepe Estates and Melville Winery, offer tours and almost every vineyard in the area is proud to offer tastings.

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