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Discover San Mateo, CA

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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What's around San Mateo, CA

Check out local hikes, campgrounds, parks and more!

Local Hiking Trails

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

Nearby Campgrounds

Marin RV Park

campground Kentfield, CA
Marin Park is the closest recreational vehicle park to San Francisco--just 10 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, and only 14 miles from Berkeley. If you need a break from driving you can take a ferry or bus into San Francisco. The Muir Woods, Napa and Sonoma Valley, and Pt. Reyes and many other California attractions are within reach. This park has been busy so may not be available for your RV rental trip but may be an option for the shake-down night out.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Marine Mammal Center

attraction None, CA
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.

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.

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