Los Angeles may be closely associated with Hollywood but there's more to it than silver screen glitz and glamour. There are miles of beaches, leafy city parks, accessible hiking trails, farmers markets, wineries and wine bars, loads of ethnic cuisines, and impressive art and architecture. Rent an RV in Los Angeles, park it somewhere close to Hollywood or the beach, then hop on the LA Metro bus or rail to experience these attractions up close.
RV rentals in Los Angeles make it easy to explore the rest of southern California and still be a Metrolink ride away. Or venture farther north with Los Angeles RV rentals and visit San Francisco and Yosemite National Park. Alternatively, you can drive south to view the marine wildlife of San Diego, or take your RV rental from Los Angeles, California to explore the canyons surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Great Outdoors
Los Angeles is right along California State Route 1, which from this point forward all the way north to Sacramento is called the Pacific Coast Highway. With your RV trailer rental in Los Angeles, you can get a tan in one of the sumptuous beaches in Santa Barbara, browse the galleries and museums of San Jose, spot whales that pass by the Monterey Bay, or marvel at the sheer cliffs as you drive by Big Sur.
Once you get to San Francisco, you can choose to take your Los Angeles RV trailer rental inland to see the giant sequoias of Mariposa Grove and the imposing El Capitan at Yosemite National Park, perhaps with a few hours' stop at Napa Valley for a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay.
If you wish to explore the desert straight out of Los Angeles, take your motorhome rental in LA and drive east to Joshua Tree National Park about 130 miles away. The park is where the Mojave and Colorado deserts meet and is home to a wide range of animals adapted to a surreal land sculpted by wind and water. Camp out for a night or two and gaze at the stars, hit the hiking trails, or find a boulder to conquer.
Several RV parks are within a 30-mile radius of Los Angeles connected to downtown LA by either Metrolink (the regional transit) or the urban Metro rail. If you wish to have the ocean just a few steps from your door, rent an RV in Los Angeles and stay at the Dockweiler RV Park offering complete hookups on top of other amenities. A couple of gas stations are less than 10 minutes away while the nearest Walmart is within 15 minutes away. Depending on traffic, downtown Los Angeles is about an hour away by Metro bus and rail.
Or you might want to be closer to Disneyland and still be within commuting distance of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If so, the Anaheim RV Park is an ideal place to stay for RV rentals in Los Angeles, as it’s easier to catch the shuttle to Disneyland Resort from there. Offering full hookups for water, electricity and sewer, the RV park also has laundry, shower, restroom and cafe facilities. If you'd like a swim or a hot soak, there's a pool and a hot water spa too. Pets are welcome and can be walked (leashed) in the designated area. You can refuel in one of a handful of gas stations within 5-10 minutes' drive and stock up on supplies from Walmart 2 minutes' drive away.
If for some reason you just wish to be within sight of the iconic Hollywood sign, leave your camper rental in Los Angeles at the Hollywood RV Park in Van Nuys. The Metro rail has a stop there so downtown LA is less than an hour away. Malibu Beach RV Park, less than an hour to the west, is also a fantastic option if you wish to see whales (from March-April and October-November), hike in nearby state parks, go fishing, or spot dolphins year round. Other great options that are within an hour’s drive are Walnut RV Park in Northridge and Soledad Canyon RV Resort by the San Gabriel mountains.
Exploring the City
Los Angeles overflows with attractions. It would be impossible to see them in all in just a few days, which is why it's best to rent a motorhome in Los Angeles to give the city the attention it deserves.
With your LA RV rental parked somewhere safe, get on the Metrolink to see the attractions in the greater Los Angeles Area, and simply connect to the Metro rail at Union Station if you wish to go downtown. See the famous handprints at the Chinese Theatre, browse the impressive collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, shop on Rodeo Drive, or enjoy a tram ride at Universal Studios.
If you love to walk to get a better sense of the place, stroll along the Sunset Boulevard, admire Art Deco buildings on a conservancy walking tour, see the city spread out before you from the Griffith Park, or have your 'Baywatch' moment on Santa Monica Beach. Start your search for an RV in Los Angeles and you can even plan a drive to Burbank to join a tour of the Warner Brother Studios for a peek into the importance of the film industry to the city.
Los Angeles, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
There are many popular rentals in Los Angeles. Outdoorsy's Los Angeles RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.