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Book an RV in Monterey and you’ll find yourself on the beautiful California coast within driving distance of San Jose, Fresno, and Bakersfield. You can also take your RV rental in Monterey to the Sierra National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, and Yosemite National Park.


This wonderful city combines the best of beach living with high culture and sophistication; it has long been a haven for writers and artists and has taken on a flavor like no other. You can explore it thoroughly with your Monterey camper rental but for those who do not wish to drive all the time, Monterey-Salinas Transit provides public bus routes as well as a summer sightseeing trolley.


Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or all by yourself, there will be fun for all ages, stages, and interests. Play, rest, shop, snack, and more in this friendly, charming coastal city. Make sure to stop by the Monterey Visitors Center and the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau for information, discounts, and a warm welcome to the area.


The Great Outdoors


Your Monterey RV rental by owner can provide easy access to an area filled with open green space as well as beaches and coastlines. There’s plenty to do, see, and explore here when you want to get out and roam, relax, or recreate. County parks include the Dennis the Menace Playground, suitable for kids of all ages with a maze and a rock climbing wall.


The Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail spans 18 miles and there is a wide variety of bicycle, kayak, surfboard, paddleboard, inline skate, and surrey rentals along the trail. The Moss Landing Wildlife Area allows you the chance to see over 300 species of birds, including the federally-threatened western snowy plover, as well as mammals such as harbor seals and sea otters.


The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is comprised of 1,700 acres of salt marsh, mud flats, freshwater ponds, oak woodland, and grassland habitats where both wetland and upland wildlife thrive. There are also numerous opportunities throughout the area to participate in outdoor sports and recreation of all sorts from mild to wild, with or without gear rentals.


RV Parks


When you rent a motorhome in Monterey, you can make a home base at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. This centrally located and easily accessible campground is close to restaurants, shops, beaches, and downtown. Sites include full hookups with Wi-Fi and the campground offers restrooms and showers, and laundry facilities. All are welcome, as this campground is pet and family-friendly.


The Marina Dunes RV Resort is another place you can park your Monterey travel trailer rental. The resort amenities include laundry facilities, a clubhouse, an exercise room, an outdoor patio and barbecue area, a playground, recreational facilities, a dump station, and a gift shop with snacks and RV supplies. Sites feature full hookups with Wi-Fi, cable, and patios.


Consider taking your Monterey, California RV rental to the Carmel by the River RV Park for a fun, family-friendly experience at this family-owned park. Sites include full hookups with cable, Wi-Fi, and charcoal grills. Premium sites offer individual patios. The park features restrooms and showers, a lounge area with games and a library, and a general store with groceries and RV supplies.


Exploring the City


You may want to plan your Monterey motorhome rental vacation to coincide with one or more of the special events that this city hosts every year. Some of the highlights include Monterey County Car Week, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival, and numerous community festivals and events.


Monterey-Salinas Transit operates a “wine route” through some of the area’s best vineyards; taste as much as you want and don’t worry about driving. There are plenty of other wineries and craft breweries for adults to enjoy. In addition, visitors of all ages can partake in farmers markets, food trucks, food festivals, ethnic eateries of every flavor, and so much more when you explore the area with the best RV rental in Monterey.


Cannery Row was made famous by John Steinbeck and now it’s all yours to explore; it now houses boutiques, hotels, and restaurants. Steinbeck was not the only famous author to call Monterey home, and some of its most literary residents are celebrated in the National Steinbeck Center, Robinson Jeffers’ Tor House, and the Henry Miller Library.


When you book an RV rental in Monterey, it can take you to a coastal town with plenty to explore. Fisherman’s Wharf, once the city’s central wholesale fish market, has evolved into a district of restaurants, shopping, and more to explore. And the Monterey Bay Aquarium is where to go to see sea creatures ranging from otters to anchovies to fluorescent jellyfish. The Maritime Museum of History reflects on Monterey's history as a port and the history of both seafaring and commercial fishing from the whaling era to the present day.

RV Rentals in Monterey, CA

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

There are many popular rentals in Monterey. Outdoorsy's Monterey 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 Monterey are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Yosemite National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods National Monument, and Sequoia National Park.

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What's around Monterey, CA


Check out local hikes, campgrounds, parks and more!

Local Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail City State
Castle Rock and Goat Rock Trail Los Gatos California
Dipsea Steep Ravine Matt Davis Loop Trail Stinson Beach California
Muir Woods Trail Mill Valley California
French Trail and Stream Trail Loop via Skyline Blvd Canyon California
Berry Creek Falls Trail Boulder Creek California
Donner Creek Loop Trail Clayton California
PG&E and Coyote Trails Cupertino California
Lands End Trail San Francisco California
Mission Peak Loop from Stanford Avenue Staging Area Fremont California
Whitemore Gulch and Purisma Creek Loop Trail Redwood City California

Nearby Campgrounds

West Cliff Drive

attraction Santa Cruz, CA
A RV rental allows you to drive and take advantage of scenic routes. One of the most popular things to do in Santa Cruz is to cruise West Cliff Drive. Take in the dramatic views of beachside cliffs and crashing waves as you meander along high end ocean front neighborhoods in your RV rental

Gilroy Garlic USA RV Park

campground Gilroy, CA
The unofficial garlic capital of the world, Gilroy, California, is home to the Gilroy Garlic USA RV Park which caters for Rvs of all sizes from travel trailers to motor homes. Boasting 176 paved sites with full hookup facilities including 20,30,and 50 amp electrical connections, water, sewer, satellite TV, and free wifi, Gilroy Garlic USA RV Park is the perfect place to stay when visiting this delightful wine and garlic region of California. Facilities include a swimming pool which is heated in winter, two recreation rooms with a large screen TV and a full kitchen. Nearby amenities include several wineries and golf courses, and the town of Gilroy has ample shopping available to cater for all camping and traveling needs. Propane is sold on site and there is a laundry facility along with a mini store and book exchange. The parks showers and bathrooms have a combination lock for the security of guests.

Pinto Lake City Park

campground Watsonville, CA
Pinto Lake City Park in Watsonville, California is owned by the city and operated by the Park Concessionaire, an independent contractor. The lake is over 10,000 year old and located midway between Santa Cruz and Monterey. The facilities for RV camping and boating are excellent. The back-in sites are 50?x15? and on grass. Each site is supplied with 30 amp electricity, city water, sewer, a locked gate at night, and fire rings. The park is carefully maintained on beautiful surroundings. Campers may make arrangements to include two dogs in their agreement. The management staff on duty are always friendly and helpful for their visitors. The park is locked up at night for safety, so visitors are given a key for admission should they go out of the facilities at night. The campers are often returning people who were pleased with their last visit. The fishing in the lake is catch and release but most enjoyable with reports of large bass on angler?s lines.

Santa Cruz Wharf

attraction Santa Cruz, CA
Take the family for a classic getaway to the historic building by the sea. Once the final stop on train trips to the coast this location is still incredibly popular. Parking is available all around and spots can fit you and your RV rental. Practice your hand at mini-gulf or hit the snack bar and enjoy a meal on one of the most famous beaches in the world.

Coyote Valley RV Resort

campground Morgan Hill, CA
San Jose, California is the ideal pit stop for those who are traveling to or from San Francisco and is the perfect rest stop for those planning to go to the mighty Yosemite. The stunning summer days and balmy evenings make RV vacations in this part of the world the ideal opportunity for campfires and smores. As one of the only RV resorts in San Jose, Coyote Valley RV Resort is ideally situated to provide campers with great facilities while they sit back and enjoy their break. Guests will have access to a swimming pool and hot tub situated in the resort, which allows them to have fun within a short distance of the RV. The resort is clean and well maintained to provide a great experience to travelers, and is within a short distance from some of the best vineyards that form part of the Californian wine culture.

Ridge Vineyards

attraction Cupertino, CA
The San Francisco bay area is a great destination for a vacation. There is a lot to see and do, and, when you bring to mind the amount of fine wine that is produced in California, you realize that there is a lot to taste as well. Ridge Vineyards in Cupertino near San Jose has a long history. Wine making began here in the late 19th Century, and today the vineyard at Monte Bello in the Santa Cruz Mountains produces exceptional wines, and welcomes visitors who want to see the estate and sample their delightful produce. Most wine tasting sessions are arranged by appointment, but small groups of eight or less are able to visit the estate and the tasting room at the weekend without a reservation. Picnicking is also available, but again it is worthwhile checking out the website regarding availability, and the advisability of making a reservation ahead of your visit.

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

campground Scotts Valley, CA
Tuck your RV rental to bed under a canopy of Redwood trees. This is a great place to stay if you decide to try your hand at the rails with Roaring Camp Railway. Miles of hiking and biking trails meander through the scenic forest only 5 minutes from major shopping and dining.

Roaring Camp Railroads

attraction Felton, CA
Santa Cruz modern history is based upon the clear cutting of the pristine Redwood forests. While not environmentally correct the era launched the development of California and has been partially rectified by the restoration, maintenance and story telling provided by local parks and attractions. ROaring Camp Railroad allows you to step back into a bygone era when large steam locomotives hauled lumber out of the forest down to mills. Travel through the tall trees and learn about the past in this fun and informative location. Bonus points for being located in an amazing state park protecting second growth Redwood trees.

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Recommendations for Monterey, CA from Outdoorsy Owners


The only campground IN monterey. Is a pretty place with lots of oak trees and some hiking trails nearby. Has bathrooms fire pits and picnic tables.

Sleep Under The Stars Family Friendly
Mar 18, 2017