East Bay Regional Park District
The park offers a variety of camping options (11 different parks to choose from) and recreational activities to keep you busy during your stay. You can go geocaching, golfing, horseback riding, enjoy the many water activities, practice your shooting and archery skills, and observe the many natural wonders found within the park.
Point Bonita Lighthouse
The last manned lighthouse on the California coast, today it is part of the largest urban national park in the U.S., the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. If you enjoy a rugged hike then getting here will be fun, the half mile trail that leads to the lighthouse is steep, you can also discover the old Coast Guard rescue station, wildflowers, and pillow basalt rock formations.
University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
If you have a passion for botany or nature in general, then this is a mandatory stop. Established in 1890, the Garden, has amassed over 13,000 different kinds of plants from around the world, cultivated over 34 acres. It is worthy to note that the garden holds one of the largest and most diverse collections in the United States.
Sonoma Train Town Railroad
TrainTown offers a quarter scale railroad on 4 miles of track. Each train trip lasts 20-minutes and takes you through tunnels, over bridges and makes a stop in Lakeview a miniature town and petting zoo. Visitors can also have fun at the six amusement rides.
Napa Valley Expo RV Park
Nestled between Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley Wine regions, the Napa Valley Expo is the perfect base camp as you explore the tastes of the region. There are many unique wineries and specialty shops nearby. If you would like to learn how to make your own wine and beer then you could take a few lessons from Napa Fermentation Supplies. Everything here is within a 55 mile radius. For the kids you can visit Six Flags, Oakland Zoo, and for the rest of the crowd San Francisco, Sacramento and Infineon Raceway are within reach. This park is a great destination in your RV rental since the roads and pads are wide and easy to access.
Coyote Point Recreation Area RV Sites
San Mateo, CA
The total insider secret in the Bay Area Coyote Point is a great start off point for your San Francisco RV rental. The county park has 3 RV sites in the back of the parking lot that will fit any size RV. We have had a few renters stay here with no neighbors! How is that for one of the most amazing pieces of real estate on the bay? A good spot to do a dry run and walk thru in your RV rental.
Marin RV Park
Marin Park is the closest recreational vehicle park to San Francisco--just 10 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, and only 14 miles from Berkeley. If you need a break from driving you can take a ferry or bus into San Francisco. The Muir Woods, Napa and Sonoma Valley, and Pt. Reyes and many other California attractions are within reach. This park has been busy so may not be available for your RV rental trip but may be an option for the shake-down night out.
Tilden Regional Park
Tilden has been called the jewel of the district?s park system, it?s no wonder why the East Bay community considers this park as the haven for recreational activities. From a carousel ride, countless prime picnic spots, swimming at Lake Anza and a stroll through the Botanic Garden there is so much to enjoy, not to mention the 2,079 acres of wild and pristine natural beauty.