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Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.
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Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.
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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.
Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.
If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.
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There are few destinations with as much to offer as the Monterey Coast area of Southern California, and if this is where your heart is taking you, then Salinas/Monterey KOA is where you will want to stay. While you are here, you can enjoy the heated swimming pool that is open year round, pick up small necessities at the camp convenience store and relax with cable TV in the evenings if you wish to catch up on your shows. Wi-Fi is available so you can stay connected, and there is an on-site playground to keep the kids happy. If you are looking to make new acquaintances, this friendly campground has a recreation room with billiards and ping-pong tables where you can scare up a game.
The RV campground has an area where you can walk your dog and restrooms with showers so you can freshen up upon your return. There are laundry facilities available if you require them and a tetherball court and horseshoe pitch for your enjoyment. Some of the individual sites have pull-through access (the remainder are back-in only), but all of them have full hookups and can accommodate larger RV rentals. Some of the sites have 50 amp electricity, and the rest have 30 amp; if you need a 50 amp site, be sure to mention it when you make your booking.
Now that you're set up and ready to begin, there is a lot to see and take in on the Monterey coast. This area was made famous in the novels of John Steinbeck, who was an expert on the local history, environment, and culture. You can begin by heading to Salinas in your rental motorhome and checking out the Monterey Zoo which has a variety of animal species from all over the world on display. It also has a guided safari where you can view these exotic creatures in their natural habitats. A handful of nearby golf courses will allow you to get a quick round in and the city's proximity to the coastline will put a number of beaches within your reach, should you want to picnic or swim in the ocean.
One of the very unique features of an RV camping vacation is the chance to drive an RV, cruising the highways high above surrounding traffic. Take advantage and enjoy this experience while heading to Fremont Peak State Park where you can experience the views of Monterey Bay, the San Benito and Salinas Valleys, and the Santa Lucia Mountains east of Big Sur. This park has an observatory that is open to the public on select evenings and hiking trails that meander through grassland at higher elevations and through pine and oak woodlands where you can observe the local wildlife.
RV rentals in Monterey County open a world of possibilities for you, and one of them is taking a scenic coastline drive down to San Luis Obispo. This is most likely an overnight trip if you want to allow time to see the town itself and takes slightly more time than taking the inland highways, but the spectacular views will more than make up for it. Take your time to appreciate the scenery and also to stop in at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park where you can hike amongst stands of redwood, oak, and maple trees and follow the Big Sur River that runs through it. Mountain biking is popular here, and you can witness bobcats, gray squirrels, and other resident species if you like wildlife viewing.
Pfeiffer Beach is next to the park on the coast and a good place for picnicking and beachcombing while you stretch your legs. It is also an ideal location to observe tide pools after the tide has gone out and to build sandcastles if you have young children with you. There are some basic facilities such as vault restrooms but no drinking water outlets. You can access the beach during daylight hours, but overnight camping is not allowed.
Every trip to Salinas should start with its native son, John Steinbeck, and a trip to the museum that commemorates his work. The National Steinbeck Center has first edition copies of his writing, photographs, and film clips; each year in May, it hosts the Steinbeck Festival which includes a craft beer festival, live music, and lectures on his work. The city's history is steeped in agriculture, allowing you to indulge in fresh produce, fruit, and locally made wines. Camping at Salinas/Monterey KOA is your opportunity to grab a bottle of wine or two, some John Steinbeck novels, and kick your feet up to enjoy both.
A visit to Monterey should include an offshore whale watching tour, an activity that never gets old. If the sea is in your blood, consider heading out on a guided scuba diving tour or take a majestic stroll from Fisherman's Wharf to Cannery Row where you can witness the sea lions, harbor seals, and sea otters playfully (or perhaps not so playfully) tussling with each other. A Salinas camper rental is your guarantee of returning to comfort and style in between and after your excursions are done. This is what vacations should be like.
Whatever your interests and plans, an RV rental near Salinas/Monterey KOA is how you will enjoy them.