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Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.
The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.
A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.
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If a family-oriented RV park is what you're looking for in Northern California, look no further than Los Banos West/I-5 KOA just slightly west of the city of Los Banos. This wonderful campground is subject to cool morning and evening breezes coming directly off of the nearby San Luis Reservoir, allowing you to enjoy your motorhome camping experience. If you're itching to barbecue your own meals, the campground has a patio equipped with a Texas-style grill; if you had something fancier in mind, there is also a club room with an indoor kitchen and all the necessities. If games are more your thing, the park has a horseshoe pitch, croquet, and a playground and large grassy areas where your kids can play (it is also pet-friendly).
Once you've arrived, you will probably want to let everyone back home know that you're safe using the KOA's Wi-Fi service. Cable TV is available to help you relax after a long trip on your first evening here, and firewood is available if a campfire is your preference. Some of the sites have up to 50 amp service, full hookups, picnic tables, and pull-through access; many of the sites have some trees that will provide shade on hot days. You can also make use of the restrooms with hot showers and the swimming pool which is open from early May until early October, and find any necessities you're running low on at the camp store. Feel like trying something different? Los Banos West/I-5 KOA has banana bikes you can use to make your way around the campground.
When you're ready to begin exploring, there is a lot to see and do in the surrounding area. You're already at San Luis Reservoir, so stopping here is natural. You can use this body of water to go boating and water skiing, windsurfing, and fishing. The reservoir and two additional bodies of water are open from early morning until sundown, but all boats must be off the water by sunset. The area is occasionally subject to sudden winds; a lighting system on-site will indicate if the wind is becoming unruly. You can also picnic and enjoy the spectacular wildflowers that bloom around the water's edge.
If nature and wildlife observation is more your thing, fire up the Los Banos campervan rental and head to the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, where you will find wetlands and grasslands, forests, and vernal pools. Here you'll have a chance to observe varieties of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and more.
If you and your kids have never seen a mountain lion, now is your chance. Head to Henry W. Coe State Park, one of the largest state-owned parks in Northern California, with lofty ridges and steep canyons. This refuge is a popular place for hiking and backpacking, mountain biking and fishing, but you can also go geocaching while you're here or camp overnight. If you happen to be here in the fall, you'll be just in time for the Tarantula Fest and barbecue. And, of course, there are the mountain lions. Camping at Los Banos West/I-5 KOA puts this and other attractions right at your feet.
Head farther south, and you will find yourself in Pinnacles National Park, a unique landscape formed from volcanoes and today consisting of chaparral, oak woodlands, and canyon bottoms. You can hike here with the family or tackle more serious hiking trails if you don't have kids with you. You can enter rare talus caves and exit in the vicinity of massive rock spires that are home to falcons, eagles, and the California condor. It's also a popular site for rock climbing.
A little closer to the ocean, you'll find the Sierra Azul Preserve, a true undisturbed wilderness area (although there are restrooms). Renting an RV means you can enjoy the area and know that the creature comforts you need are still close by. It's a popular place for hiking and mountain biking, and dogs are allowed in the area with a leash, but you should pay attention to the signs posted as not all activities are permitted on all of the trails. While you are here, you'll be passing through serpentine grasslands, bay tree and oak woodland forests, and deep ravines if you're after a challenge. It's a great opportunity to observe wildlife such as coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions.
It wouldn't be a California vacation if you didn't spend at least some time near the coastline; that's why you should head for Salinas to absorb some of the culture and cuisine. Search for an RV in Merced County, and you can travel here in comfort. There are a number of wineries where you can sample the local wine and scenery at the same time, and art galleries galore because this is, after all, California. If you need to get some shopping done, there are malls where you can browse the latest fashions, or you can take a walking tour of Oldtown, a Salinas neighborhood with shops and a farmers market. It's also near the Steinbeck Center, a historical landmark celebrating the famed author John Steinbeck.
Continue on to the coast, and you will find Monterey, where the dining options abound. The local restaurants range in price from inexpensive to fine dining, so you can choose exactly what you want at a price that suits you. Find a venue near the beach, and you can add a sunset to your evening meal.
Choosing a California RV rental vacation will put all of this and more within your grasp, and it all begins at Los Banos West/I-5 KOA.