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In picturesque Marin County, in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area, Novato, California, has something for everyone. The historic downtown boasts a quaint yet vibrant feel and is the home to one of northern California’s best farmers market. There are fantastic celebrations for a variety of occasions, including the 4th of July Parade, the Novato Art and Wine Festival, Novato’s Space Festival and Nostalgia Days Novato.

Add some rustic adventure to the Novato rental RV vacation and head out to nearby Point Reyes National Seashore for some off-grid camping. Explore the nearby national forests and state parks and enjoy your own northern California experiences when you book an RV in Novato, CA.

Experience the Sites and Scenery

It is hard to think of an area of the country more beautiful than the lands surrounding Novato, California. Between high mountain vistas and powerful ocean shorelines with stunning sunsets, this area is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast or casual nature lover. There are many places to take your Novato RV rental that you can’t go wrong.

A popular stop in the area is Olompali State Historic Park, with gorgeous open spaces and many hiking and walking trails. Birding is a lot of fun here, as a variety of wildlife inhabit these protected grounds. Part nature preserve, part historic site, the park is home to the oldest surviving house north of San Francisco Bay; it was built of adobe bricks by the chief of the Olompali Coast Miwok tribe in 1776.

A visit to the Novato, California area is not complete without going to Point Reyes National Seashore. This vast park has an outstanding system of hiking trails for backcountry or day hikes. Stop by the visitor center to check trail conditions. Bear Valley Trail is one of the most popular in the park, traveling through a shaded streamside, into a steep canyon, opening into the Divide Meadow before heading gently down to the coast, where you can enjoy a spectacular ocean vista at Arch Rock.

Right in town, the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project at Whiteside Marsh is on the former Hamilton Air Force Base. Also known as the Hamilton/Bel Marin Keys Wetlands Restoration, this wetland habitat restoration project is crucial to preserving this endangered ecosystem. There are walking trails, and birding is a very popular activity here, with migratory and home-base birds abounding every season of the year.

Rising over 1,500 feet above sea level, the beautiful 1,600-acre Mount Burdell mountain preserve is graced by Hidden Lake, a seasonal pond that’s home to endangered frogs and salamanders during the wet season. You may see domestic cattle in the spring, which help reduce non-native grasses.

Just to the west of Novato, make sure to visit secluded Indian Tree Preserve with the Novato motorhome rental. This quiet retreat offers more than 200 acres of hilly hiking space and horseback trails. The trailhead, which starts near the end of Vineyard Road, makes its way through grasslands in the valley and fern-laden coastal woodlands. When you reach the top, you’ll be immensely rewarded with views of towering redwood groves on the north slope of the ridge.

City Attractions

Novato is a sophisticated town, with much to offer individuals of all tastes and interests. You won’t run out of places to visit in your Novato, CA rental RV.

Make sure to go to the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, with over 50 working artists in on-site studios. There’s a main gallery as well as the lobby gallery, a museum store, classroom and new exhibitions throughout the year. Art classes are available for visitors.

The historic downtown Novato shopping district on Grant Avenue is a great place to peruse quaint boutiques, unique stores, sample artisan food, and explore different antique shops. Kids of all ages love the old ice cream shops. Just around the corner from Grant Avenue, check out the iconic City Hall, a popular local landmark. Formerly a Presbyterian church, it was converted to the City Hall in 1963. The Novato History Museum is downtown, too, next to the Tourist Information Center which is on DeLong Avenue.

For a peek into ancient and modern American Indian history and culture, visit the Marin Museum of the American Indian. On the site of a former Coast Miwok settlement, this museum includes 35 acres of Miwok Park, with lovely walking and birding trails. The museum collection includes local American Indian artifacts and contemporary art displays.

A must-see spot is the lovely and historic Mission San Rafael Arcangel, just 11 miles south of Novato. One of the Bay Area’s most intriguing missions, it was originally built as a hospital to treat sick Native Americans. The Mission is home to hundreds of artifacts inside the church and in the museum. Paintings and drawings from the mission period and three original bells that rang in the 1820s are also on display.

Where to Park It

You won’t have a hard time finding a place to park your RV rental in Novato. There are many wilderness areas, regional parks, and state and national forest areas where you can experience the beauty of the great outdoors in your Novato rental camper. You can also stay at RV resorts in and around the Novato area. Walmart stores can be found to the north in nearby Santa Rosa, and in Vallejo to the east. You’ll find it easy to get around in your Novato rental motorhome, just make sure to check the weather and road conditions before heading up mountain passes that aren’t too far away.

The Food

Novato is a mecca for foodies, with gourmet and casual offerings that include Thai, Spanish, cafes and bistros, French pastries and restaurants, and much, much more. Gluten free, vegan/vegetarian options are easy to find. The variety of cuisines available in Novato will suit a variety of tastes and preferences. Check out the farmers market in Novato, too. Here, you’ll find organic, locally grown produce, ready-made food, fun activities for the kids and much, much more.

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RV Rentals in Novato, CA

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

There are many popular rentals in Novato. Outdoorsy's Novato RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Novato, CA

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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
North Levee Trail Novato, CA
Brutal Rush Creek Bahia Trail Novato, CA
Marin County Open Space District: Deer Island Trail Novato, CA
Waterfall Trail to Indian Valley Novato, CA
Jack L Burgi and Witzl Trail Loop Novato, CA
Michako Trail Novato, CA
Mount Burdell Trail Novato, CA
Bel Marin Keys Novato, CA
Olompali Trail Novato, CA
Thornhill to Big Rock Ridge Novato, CA

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Olema Campground Marin County, CA
San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA Sonoma County, CA
Santa Rosa Campground Guadalupe County, NM
Leafy Oaks Campground Sandusky County, OH
River Bend Resort Sonoma County, CA
San Francisco RV Resort San Mateo County, CA
Anthony Chabot Regional Park Alameda County, CA
Casini Ranch Family Campground Sonoma County, CA
Pelican Point RV Park San Mateo County, CA
Hidden Valley Lake RV Park/Campground Lake County, CA

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Recommendations for Novato, CA from Outdoorsy Owners

Great park to hike and explore the trails! It is conveniently located close to the freeway and is never too packed!

Jul 11, 2019

This was our first place we ever ventured to as a family in our RV and we have been back multiple times since then! Love the amenities, location and friends we meet when we are there!

Jul 10, 2019

Right off the road, this place is perfect for anyone wanting to experience camping in a Redwood forest right next to a small river where you might catch salmon spawning at the right time of year.

Jun 16, 2019

Fun place to camp with a short drive to the ocean. They have a small store with basic items and firewood, children's playground, dog run.

Dog-friendly Hookups Onsite Laundry Family Friendly
May 26, 2019

Local option for getting propane canisters filled. 7:30 am-4:30 pm Call 707-252-6888

May 26, 2019

Small grocery store with quality everything. A little pricey compared to others but worth it. They have a nice selection of organic produce, good deli and big selection of fresh prepared meals to go.

May 26, 2019

Good food with lots of indoor and outdoor dining. Great salads and fish and chips.

May 26, 2019

Good affordable food with indoor and outdoor dining. Some of our favorites are the fish and chips, and the salmon club sandwich. *Family friendly.

May 26, 2019

The baked mac & cheese is AMAZING. You can also park on the street behind the restaurant.

Aug 30, 2018

I love the wine country. Perfect getaway. The wine tours are amazing. Downtown Sonoma is a great place. Check out the El Dorado Kitchen. Local vineyards.

Pricey Scenic
Aug 19, 2017

Great place to stay in Point Reyes, this campground is calm, clean, and offer all the amenities you'll need.

Family Friendly
Aug 9, 2017

A great family campground close to the wine country. They have a large playground, a large pool, bouncy pillow & petting zoo. Lots of activities throughout the days during the summer.

Mar 21, 2017

Medium-difficulty trails. Loops that showcase the diversity of the Bay Area ecosystems, from streams winding through forests to open meadows to epic ocean views. Perfect for families and furry friends

Hiking Sightseeing Day trip
Mar 20, 2017