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Rent an RV in San Diego, California and take advantage of the weather in one of the sunniest places in the United States. Coupled with its beachfront location, San Diego is the envy of many Lower 48 cities with neither beach nor sunshine in sight. Once the site of the US Navy Pacific Command Center, San Diego is now more of a resort city complete with an oceanarium (SeaWorld), safari park (San Diego Zoo Safari Park), spa resorts, laid-back beaches (and bronzed bodies), wineries, and bird- and whale-watching opportunities.

Should you decide to take your San Diego motorhome rental up north to San Francisco, you can take the Pacific Coast Highway (US Route 1) which starts just an hour north of the city. Or take the much shorter half-hour drive to the Tijuana (Mexico) border just because you can.  

The Great Outdoors

San Diego's ocean-facing outlook means that you'll likely spend more time in and on the water than you would on land. After all, the city is blessed with 70 miles of glorious coastline perfect not only for surfing but also for cycling, viewing marine wildlife, and simply escaping the city crowd and contemplating.

For that unforgettable marine wildlife encounter, renting an RV in San Diego gets you close to La Jolla Cove where you can easily spot seals and sea lions. On the other hand, Cabrillo National Monument about 12 miles southwest of the city offers the best land-based vantage point to scope out migrating gray whales as they move south from Alaska to the lagoons of Baja California from December through mid-April.

Blue whales take their turn in the spring and summer months when they feed on massive quantities of krill in southern California waters. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and finback, humpback and minke whales which may join in the excitement. To see these behemoths of the deep up close, you can always sign up for a boat tour.

Less than 20 miles north but still within the city limits lies the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve where one of America's rarest trees still stand proud and strong. Locals come here to walk their dogs on miles of untouched beaches while hikers look forward to open trails that snake their way through coastal valleys made of red rock.

Bird lovers, on the other hand, might want to head south close to the Mexican border. The sand dunes and salt marshes of the Border Field State Park 15 miles south of San Diego provide refuge to endangered birds so it's a perfect destination for bird watchers.

Inland beckons with hiking trails and ancient cave decorations that are the major visitor draw of the Anza Borrego State Park. It's not two hours out of San Diego but it's already on the cusps of the great Colorado and Mojave deserts. For avid hikers who want to keep it close to the city, the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park entices with its wild patchwork of grassy trails, fir forests, and wide peninsula peaks. Here the feeling of isolation is real despite it being less than an hour's drive out of San Diego. The park will welcome your San Diego camper rental if you decide to stay here for a night or two. While there are no full hookups, some campgrounds have dump stations.

RV Parks

The availability of RV parks less than or within an hour's drive of the city center makes renting an RV in San Diego, CA a lot easier because it won’t be as challenging to connect to the city’s public transport system.

If you wish to be within striking distance of the seals and sea lions but still want to be close to downtown San Diego, Santa Fe Park RV Resort and Mission Bay RV Resort are both less than 10 miles from La Jolla Cove. Book an RV in San Diego and have the best of both worlds.

Santa Fe Park RV Resort offers full hookups and plenty of swimming, recreation and fitness facilities. A combination of the Coaster commuter train and the San Diego trolley brings you downtown. Three Walmarts and three gas stations are 10-20 minutes away.

Child- and pet-friendly Mission Bay RV Resort also offers full hook-ups and sewer station for San Diego RV rentals, and puts you within trolley distance to many city attractions as well as beaches. SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Legoland, Mission San Diego and the Gaslamp Quarter are a half-hour's drive away. Several gas stations are within 10 minutes' drive while a Walmart is less than 15 minutes away.

Away from the coast but less than 20 minutes' drive from the city is the centrally located San Diego RV Resort offering full hookups for electricity, water, sewer, and cable. The RV park is literally steps away from the trolley, which can get you anywhere around town. Get on this "moving landmark" to get to the Old Town, Gaslamp Quarter, the stadium, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Legoland and loads of shopping options.

Exploring the City

Simply hop onto the bright red trolley to get to your downtown destination. The trolley is linked to the Coaster commuter train, which in turn connects fully with the Pacific Surfliner of Amtrak. So if your RV is parked in the city or farther inland, you can simply make the necessary connections to get oceanside.

There are myriad reasons to visit San Diego any time of the year, so start your search for an RV in San Diego and get ready to hit the road. For comics enthusiasts, in particular, San Diego in summer is mecca for Comic-Con. Plan your trip to San Diego around the second or third week of July if you wish to join throngs of comics fans at the San Diego Convention Center. When you’ve had your fill of fun, drive your motorhome rental in San Diego north to Los Angeles or east to Las Vegas to cap off your trip.

RV Rentals in San Diego, CA

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

There are many popular rentals in San Diego. Outdoorsy's San Diego 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 San Diego, CA

Check out local hikes, campgrounds, parks and more!

Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
San Diego Walking Tour: Gaslamp, Little Italy, and Marina District San Diego, CA
Embarcadero to Spanish Landing San Diego, CA
Maple Canyon Trail San Diego, CA
Banker's Hill Historic Walk Trail San Diego, CA
Seven Bridge Walk San Diego, CA
Bayshore Bikeway Coronado, CA
Florida Canyon Trail San Diego, CA
Balboa Park Trail San Diego, CA
Morley Field Trail San Diego, CA
San Diego Bay Shore San Diego, CA

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
San Diego Metro KOA San Diego County, CA
Campland On the Bay San Diego County, CA
Chula Vista Marina San Diego County, CA
Pio Pico RV Resort & Campground San Diego County, CA
Lake Jennings Campground San Diego County, CA
Oakzanita Springs RV Campground San Diego County, CA
Pechanga RV Resort Riverside County, CA
Tucalota Springs RV Resort & Campground Riverside County, CA
Reflection Lake RV Park & Campground Riverside County, CA
Banning Stagecoach KOA Riverside County, CA

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Recommendations for San Diego, CA from Outdoorsy Owners

Pio Pico RV Resort & Campground

Awesome place for family and friends. pools, kids game center and other cool activities available.

Aug 22, 2019
Silver Strand State Beach

Maintained beach & close to beautiful Coronado, CA. They have electric & water hook-up only.

Aug 31, 2018
Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

Santee Lakes Campground is a fun place to camp, with multiple campground loops, firepits, and parks within the area. It's easily accessible, and has sites with full and partial hook ups.

Jul 18, 2018
Chula Vista RV Resort

Right on the water, very clean, nice pool and happy hour. Several restaurants within walking distance.

Jul 17, 2018
Campland on the Bay

A very cool place to stay if you can get in. We have stayed here before and loved it. However, its a very popular place to stay you will have better luck during off peak times (non-summer months).

Jun 5, 2018
San Diego Metro KOA

We love this campground. Its a great place to leave the AZ hot summer. Staff here is amazing and they have great amitities.

Jun 5, 2018
Admiral Baker RV Campground

Clean and secure area, located near a golf course and picnic areas. Full hookups, overflow boondocking areas, reasonable rates.

Apr 14, 2018
Campland on the Bay

This is one of our favorite places in San Diego. They have everything from pool, jacuzzi , private beach, bar, lots of activities for kids, boat rentals, and more.

Apr 11, 2018
Chula Vista RV Resort

If you are looking for a great glamping spot, this is it. Located just off the San Deigo Bay, this resort boasts sites with a private feel, pool, wi-fi, laundry, and well manicured grounds.

Snack Bar Glamping
Mar 6, 2018
Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

Unique campground with lots to do. Hiking, biking, paddle boats and great big spots. You will feel far from it all, but you're only 10 minutes from great restaurants, coffee shops and shopping.

Mar 6, 2018
Silver Strand State Beach

Located just south of beautiful Coronado Island. Spaces are spacious and wherever your spot is you're a 2 minute walk from the beach. Visit Coronado and the historic Hotel Del Coronado.

Mar 6, 2018
Campland on the Bay

Great place for family fun! There's a private beach, pool, Jacuzzi, skatepark, bike rentals, and cute little convenience store. If you're looking for a place that's family friendly, this is it!

Feb 28, 2018
Expo Propane, Inc.

This is the cheapest and best propane filling value in San Diego. We highly recommend them.

Dec 30, 2017
San Diego Metro KOA

One of our favorite places to camp near home. It's beautifully landscaped and well kept. The staff are wonderful . There's always something to do, especially for the kiddos.

Dog-friendly Game Room Bike Rental Snack Bar Glamping Elbow Room Social Scene Quiet Swimming Pool Wi-Fi Hookups Onsite Laundry Family Friendly Scenic
Oct 3, 2017
San Diego Metro KOA

One of our favorite places to camp near home. It's beautifully landscaped and well kept. The staff are wonderful . There's always something to do, especially for the kiddos.

Chill Scenic
Oct 3, 2017
Silver Strand State Beach

Camping is available for self-contained recreational vehicles, motorhomes, or trailers only, per Coastal Commission regulations. Minimum requirement is a built in sink with an enclosed drain system,

Ocean View Hookups
Sep 12, 2017
Keystone Trailer & RV Park

Keystone R.V. Park is a fully landscaped, clean and modern 104 space park.We are conveniently located a few blocks from the downtown gaming and many activities, but still far enough away to be restful

Sep 12, 2017
Kumeyaay Lake Campground

The Kumeyaay Lake Campground is open for Friday and Saturday night camping. The 46 campsites are available for reservation on a first-come, first-serve basis and the is $24 per night. On the reservati

Sep 12, 2017
Santa Fe Park Trailer & RV Pk

Off Interstate 5, in beautiful Rose Canyon, you'll find one of the finest parks in Southern California - Santa Fe Park. Our serene and natural setting, friendly family atmosphere, and list of amenitie

Sep 12, 2017
Mission Bay RV Resort

A beautiful and spacious RV Park surrounded by San Diego’s Mission Bay... The location just doesn’t get any better! Easy access to I-5 makes it convenient no matter where you want to go. A few minutes

Sep 12, 2017
Mission Bay

Great place to hang out for the day can park the RV right on the water. We love to go and kayak. We always park on Fiesta Island.

Dog-friendly Cheap Fishing Kid-friendly Day trip
Aug 5, 2017
Campland on the Bay Located on the shores of Mission Bay, and part of Mission Bay Park, Campland has been a vacation spot for families since 1969. The balmy climate, proximity to Sea World (so cl

Social Scene Swimming Pool Wi-Fi Hookups Family Friendly Scenic
Jul 31, 2017
Lake Jennings

Lake Jennings is an awesome campground with spacious sites, full hookups, fire pits, and of course, scenic hikes and trails next to gorgeous Lake Jennings

Boondocking Dog-friendly Glamping Quiet Hookups Sleep Under The Stars Family Friendly Most Beautiful Scenic
Jun 13, 2017
Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

Santee Lakes is hands down our favorite weekend camping spot! Full hookups, lakeside spots, biking, boating, fishing, pool, spa, store and more!

Dog-friendly Bike Rental Snack Bar Glamping Elbow Room Quiet Swimming Pool Wi-Fi Hookups Family Friendly Scenic
Jun 13, 2017

Recent Outdoorsy trips to San Diego, CA

San Diego

I took a road trip starting in Colorado. My stops included NM, AZ, Joshua Tree, Dog beach in San diego, moab and back home !

Dog-friendly Glamping Ocean View Sleep Under The Stars Family Friendly Most Beautiful Dog-friendly Sightseeing Good weather Overnight Scenic
Jan 23, 2020
San Diego


Jan 11, 2020
San Diego

On vacation

Happy Hour
Jan 1, 2020
San Diego

All the things!!

Dec 7, 2019

We camped in Santee Lakes for a friends birthday.

Nov 27, 2019
San Diego

Beach and Belmont Park

Oct 16, 2019
San Diego

We did a road trip of a loop from California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. We mostly camped in free camping areas and BLM's.

Has Air Boondocking Glamping Ocean View Quiet Hiking Sightseeing Good weather Chill Scenic
Oct 12, 2019
San Diego

Carlsbad and San Elijo

Oct 11, 2019
Campland on the Bay

Great place for kids to play and have fun. There are water rentals for all to enjoy.

Apr 19, 2019