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Discover San Francisco

San Francisco has it all; it’s the perfect place to base a Bay Area camping trip. Cruise over the Golden Gate Bridge, sample eclectic cuisines, and span out for savory experiences in the renowned California Wine Country. Climb the Filbert Street Steps to catch sweeping views of the city or take a trolley to Fisherman's Wharf.

Get a glimpse into the city's dark past with a tour of Alcatraz Island, or embark on a chilling journey exploring some of the city's scariest sites. Brighten things up a bit with a day on the sandy shores of Ocean Beach, or take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge from the craggy coast of Marshall's Beach, abundant with solitude and scenery.

San Francisco isn't the only happening hub in this region. Aim the motorhome rental south and take the 101 along the bay to check out the technology hotbed of San Jose. Historic Oakland is a quick trip east of the bay, with artsy neighborhoods, unique architecture, and an array of shops and boutiques.

The Great Outdoors

San Francisco campervan rentals are ideal for exploring the rugged terrain of Northern California. The region is home to some of the best national parks on the West Coast and numerous wilderness areas and state parks, too.

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area sprawls to the north and south of the city. Several ecosystems within the rec area sustain over 2,000 animal and plant species. Hike the trails to experience unique sections of the park. The rustic Tennessee Valley Trail weaves through forests and up steep inclines to reveal expansive views of the ocean. The Point Bonita Lighthouse Trail leads hikers along the Pacific coast to the lighthouse; harbor seals often make appearances along this path. Leave the woods and water for a while to check out historical sights like Fort Mason and the Nike Missile Site, or explore the ruins of the Sutro Baths.

Spend a relaxing afternoon on Gray Whale Cove State Beach, just south of San Francisco. This prime whale-watching spot is perfect for soaking up some California sun. A blanket, a camera, and picnic supplies are all you need for a day of lounging and lunching at this laidback locale. Traverse the cliffside trail to the ocean, watch wispy clouds drift across the clear blue sky, and hold out for an oceanfront sunset before you head back to the comforts of your camper rental.

Stick close to the city with a visit to Lake Merced Park, just west of downtown San Francisco. A paved trail encircles Lake Merced, and picnic tables and grills can be found around the park. Launch a kayak and paddle through the reed-y waters or cast a line for rainbow trout. Several golf courses surround the lake, too; if you need a tee time, you'll have options.

RV Camping

San Francisco RV parks and campgrounds are easy to find. Camping in the Bay Area can be primitive and private or full-service with amenities galore. Back the campervan rental into a campsite at San Francisco RV Resort, and you'll have front-row seats for serene views of the Pacific Ocean and beautiful sunsets. Splash into the on-site swimming pool and let the kids loose on the playground. This convenient San Francisco RV park is within easy driving distance of restaurants and grocery stores, too.

Put a little distance between you and urban life and secure a campsite at Half Moon Bay RV Park. This peaceful park is surrounded by open fields and within walking distance of the ocean. A restaurant is on-site, and guests also have access to restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. Nearby Francis Beach Campground offers no-frills waterfront camping at Half Moon Bay State Beach. Campsites are available with electrical hookups, and a dump station is on-site.

Exploring The City

RV camping in San Francisco offers insight into dozens of cultures and centuries of history. From fishing villages and art museums to ethnic eateries and fantastic festivals, visitors can experience the world without leaving the city limits. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art features a stunning collection of 20th-century pieces, while historical works spanning thousands of years can be viewed at the Asian Art Museum and the Legion of Honor.

Sample a different art form when mealtimes roll around. For breakfast or brunch, enjoy avocado toast and fresh fruit bowls at Fisherman’s Wharf. Grab some deli-style grub at an old-school Italian sandwich shop. And while camping in San Francisco, you can't forget the seafood. Oysters, crab, sharks, and sturgeons; the fishy flavors are plentiful by the bay.

For some family-friendly fun, visit the San Francisco Zoo. Caterpillars, chimpanzees, and grizzly bears are just a few of the creatures to see here. On-site, the Fisher Family Children's Zoo houses meerkats and prairie dogs, an array of insects, and a Family Farm exhibit. A nature-themed playground provides an imaginative place for kids to run wild. Hop on the mini steam train running throughout the park, or learn a little more about resident critters at one of the zookeeper-led lectures.

Some of the country's best fests can be found in the Bay Area. RV rentals in San Francisco County allow convenient access to fun events ranging from wine tastings and music festivals to street fairs and food competitions. Carnaval San Francisco is an engaging, vibrant street festival representing Caribbean and Latin cultures. Nab a curbside seat for the Grand Parade to experience elaborate musical and dance performances. Food, live music, and crafts complete this fantastic fest.

Plan a San Francisco motorhome rental trip around the Renegade Craft Fair or the San Francisco International Arts Festival and peruse booths brimming with unique pieces created by skilled artisans. In the summer, treat your ears to the Fillmore Jazz Festival or seek out the circus-y North Beach Festival, one of the largest festivals in the area.

Book an RV rental in San Francisco, and you can set out on an epic journey around the Bay Area, one culture-packed stop at a time.

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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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