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.
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.
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Scotts Valley, CA
Tuck your RV rental to bed under a canopy of Redwood trees. This is a great place to stay if you decide to try your hand at the rails with Roaring Camp Railway. Miles of hiking and biking trails meander through the scenic forest only 5 minutes from major shopping and dining.
Sea Cliff State Beach
Santa Cruz, CA
Just south of Santa Cruz is a unique camping opportunity ONLY open to RVs. Book your RV rental and stay in one of the few California State Park locations that offers full hookup service steps from the beach. Enjoy magnificent sunsets while you dine, play in the sand, and bring the long board for classic California waves.
University of California voted as one of the best public universities in the world, is a landmark of Berkeley and it has a classical architectural feel. There is an amazing tower located at the top of the hill, which offers spectacular views of the city. The library is a majestic building and there is a Greek amphitheater, where amazing performances are shown. UC Berkeley also has a dinosaur exhibition with some interesting replicas of tyrrannosarus rex and a teradactyl.
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Half Moon Bay, CA
Get away in your RV rental to a close by state beach over in Half Moon Bay. Incredible sunsets and easy access make this a great spot to take the RV rental. Lock in your advance reservations early as this park fills up fast. A friendly tip to save some cash is to reserve the interior sites versus the more expensive beach front sites. Same access and views at 2/3 the price. Bring the board for surfing and fun on the sand!
Redwood Regional Park
You can find this Redwood forest just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland. Once the source of San Francisco Bay Area?s building supplies, logging is now history, and the park is home to regal 150 foot redwoods spread over 1,830 acres. On your hike or run you may be fortunate enough to see rare species such as the golden eagle and Alameda striped racer.
Marine Mammal Center
A rescue center that has treated over 20,000 marine mammals such as the elephant seals, harbor seals, and California sea lions. You can come and support their work by taking a tour and getting to know the science behind the animals? distress, how the center helps them recover and learn about marine wildlife in general.