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Search for an RV in San Mateo and get started on your California adventure. San Mateo is located in between San Francisco to the north, and San Jose to the south. The Bay Area is rich in culture and diversity, and you can expect to see all types of people and experience diverse cuisines and cultural experiences. San Mateo is also part of the illustrious Silicon Valley where major tech companies and up-and-coming startups are headquartered. While this region of the country is one of the most expensive to live in, visiting is a whole thing altogether, and you should expect to have remarkable experiences while you are there.

Rent an RV in this historic town and visit the Bay Area where there are professional sports teams, delicious restaurants, outdoor experiences, and cultural diversity. Plus, you have the bay on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other side, which is perfect for some aquatic fun.

San Mateo provides an excellent getaway for the whole family. Whether you want to relax or visit the city, this is the right place for a vacation. Take a look at a San Mateo RV rental by owner and pick the RV that’s right for you and the whole family.

The Great Outdoors

The outdoors is always a great place to start the San Mateo RV rental adventure. Begin by going on a brisk hike in San Mateo. You could try the John S Brooks Memorial Trail, which is a 5.4-mile loop trail with 987 feet of elevation. The trail is classified as easy and you can mountain bike on it too, or bring your dog. If you like to fish, there is a lake along the way, and who knows what you will catch if you bring your fishing rod. For a longer but flatter trail, you could try the Redwood Shores Loop Trail, which is 7.7 miles long with not even 100 feet of elevation gain. This easy trail also features a lake and is frequented by locals. There are, of course, lots of other trails in the area.

You could also try to rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard near San Mateo, and if you’re not an expert, you can sign up for a lesson. If fishing or just being on the sea is more of your thing then drive your San Mateo motorhome rental to Half-Moon Bay and book a guided fishing trip with one of the many guides in the area.

For a more peaceful experience filled with cherry blossoms and koi ponds, you could visit the famous Japanese Gardens in San Mateo, which was built in the late 1800s. San Mateo has surprises around every corner, so rent an RV here to uncover all the hidden treasures it has to offer.

RV Parks

There are lots of RV parks in San Mateo, and the Bay Area in general, so even if you don’t book ahead, you won’t have to look too hard. A lot of the campgrounds in the area, or areas nearby, are highly-rated and perfect for the whole family.

There is nothing like finding a hassle-free RV park with plenty of space, amenities and full hookups. Whether it’s a laundry room or a pool, it’s always nice to have those little extras while traveling on the road.

There are also plenty of nearby gas stations set up for RVs and 18-wheelers. These places have fuel for the San Mateo RV rental, snacks, hot meals, and travel essentials. With all of the convenient accommodations found around town, touring the area with a luxury RV rental in San Mateo is easy.

Exploring the City

Exploring a new town can be lots of fun, and San Mateo has a lot to explore. For the kids, there is CuriOdyssey, a local museum that is home to exotic animals and educational exhibits. Kids love this place and adults do, too.

And if you want to feel as if you are visiting the old Japan, visit the Japanese Gardens with its stunningly manicured gardens and tranquil grounds. You won’t have an experience like this one anywhere else in America.

There are plenty of other museums in the area, such as the Hiller Aviation Museum, and there are various parks around the city to explore. San Mateo is such a foodie town, and if you love to eat, you won’t be disappointed. Book a motorhome rental in San Mateo and visit the charming city of San Mateo to experience a bit of the outdoors, delicious cuisine, museums and everything else in between.

RV Rentals in San Mateo, CA

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

There are many popular rentals in San Mateo. Outdoorsy's San Mateo RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

RV and Motorhome Rentals Nearby

Nearby to San Mateo are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Yosemite National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods National Monument, and Mount Tamalpais State Park.

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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 Mateo, CA

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Local Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail City State
Donner Creek Loop Trail Clayton California
French Trail and Stream Trail Loop via Skyline Blvd Canyon California
Palomarin Trailhead to Alamere Falls Trail Bolinas California
Castle Rock and Goat Rock Trail Los Gatos California
Muir Woods Trail Mill Valley California
Dipsea Steep Ravine Matt Davis Loop Trail Stinson Beach California
Lands End Trail San Francisco California
Cataract Falls Trail Fairfax California
Mission Peak Loop from Stanford Avenue Staging Area Fremont California
Berry Creek Falls Trail Boulder Creek California

Nearby Campgrounds


attraction San Francisco, CA
Everyone has heard of Alcatraz, the infamous prison that held some of America's most dangerous criminals. The subject of many films and books, Alcatraz has become a part of American culture, ingrained in our history and memory. As part of your visit to San Francisco, don't forget to schedule a tour of Alcatraz Island. Visit the site of so many stories and movies, and experience it, firsthand, for yourself, while also learning about the history behind it all.

University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley

attraction Berkeley, CA
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

campground Oakland, CA
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.

Kirby Cove Campground

campground Sausalito, CA
You'll be camping on a pristine coarse sand beach with views of the San Francisco, its famous Golden Gate Bridge and the rugged Pacific Coast of northern California. Only 8 miles north of downtown San Francisco, and less than 4 miles away from Sausalito. You can hike trails that offer a colorful landscape of Monterrey pines, Cypress, Blue Gum eucalyptus, Coastal sage and Lupine.

Skyline Park

campground Napa, CA
Visitors can enjoy the Martha Walker Native Plants Garden, disc golf course, camping and picnicking, and the many trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Skyline is only a few miles from downtown Napa where great shops and wonderful restaurants await.

Vallejo Mobile Home Community and RV Park

campground Vallejo, CA
The park has a community feeling which will make you feel at home. It is located within 30 miles of Napa Valley, but is also close to family friendly venues such as the NASCAR races at the famous Infineon Raceway and Six Flag's Discovery Kingdom, one of the Bay Area's most popular theme park attractions. The Vallejo Park is walking distance from shopping centers and a short drive to the Vallejo Transit Center and Ferry Terminal.

Point Bonita Lighthouse

attraction Sausalito, CA
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.

Vista Point

attraction None, CA
To enjoy views of the San Francisco bay, skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge make your way over to Vista Point. You can even walk or bike the bridge to take in more panoramic views.

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Recommendations for San Mateo, CA from Outdoorsy Owners

Included with fee if you stay there. $10 if you are not camping at the beach.

Jan 18, 2018

Oaklands gem. Fairyland, bird sanctuary, paddle boat rentals, even a Gondola service. Dine at the Lake Chalet or visit one of the many nearby Chinatown restaurants.

Cheap Kid-friendly Historic Rainy Good weather Day trip
Jun 1, 2017

This is a great campground close enough to the sights and sounds of the Bay Area that you can have a city and a country vacation all in one. Weekend reservations may be tough

Boondocking Dog-friendly Elbow Room Hookups Sleep Under The Stars Family Friendly
Jun 1, 2017

Just your typical WALMART parking lot. Haven't used it but assume it's like all the others.

Jun 1, 2017

Rent a kayak or SUP to paddle at Historic Jack London Square for a view of Oakland you can't see any other way!

Hiking Fishing Overnight
May 30, 2017

Eat around the world in the space of a couple of blocks and sample boutique ice cream, micro brews and wine cellars. Food trucks and outdoor movie night Summer Thursdays.

May 30, 2017

Guess what! You can camp at Chabot Regional Park and still do all the great things you came to San Francisco to do. Wonderful hikes, mountain biking, fishing in Lake Chabot, golf. near Oakland Zoo

May 30, 2017

Amazing Bay views, Soaring Redwoods, Great mountain biking, hiking, and even horseback riding.

Dog-friendly Cheap Hiking Kid-friendly Day trip
May 30, 2017