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Valley Center is just a short drive from the popular Southern California destinations of Temecula and Escondido and day-tripping distance from both Los Angeles and San Diego. It’s also quite close to the famed Southern California vineyards, which produce some of the best wines in North America.

When you book an RV in Valley Center you are setting up an excellent base camp for all of the great activities that Southern California has to offer. Getting a travel trailer rental in Valley Center puts you just hours away from some of the best attractions while still having relatively affordable camping options at the end of the day.

If you do decide to visit any of the nearby metropolises though, you may want to park on the outskirts and use public transportation. The traffic in the cities can be legendary and no one wants to spend their whole vacation sitting in gridlock.

The Great Outdoors

One of the best outdoor activities to do when you get a camper rental in Valley Center is to go touring some of the vineyards nearby. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn about viticulture, experience the unique climate of Southern California, and at the end of your trek, a few glasses of wine will be ready for you to sample.

If you’d prefer a hike without a wine tasting though, head to Discovery Lake near the town of San Marcos. The lake isn’t that big, but it’s surrounded by well-developed trails, some of which are paved, that are popular with cyclists, joggers, and rollerbladers alike. Palomar Mountain State Park is also not very far away; summiting the peak is the perfect way to experience the mountains of California without needing to drive all the way to the Sierra Nevada farther north (its high elevation is also a good place to cool off on a hot day).

If vineyards and mountains aren’t your things though, you can always take off for the beach. Southern California’s sandy beaches are world-renowned and the ones near Carlsbad are some of the best in the state. Just be sure to bring a towel and plenty of sunscreen.

RV Parks near Valley Center

Valley Center is conveniently located close to the Peninsular Mountains and within easy driving distance of the Pacific Ocean, making it a great place to set up basecamp when you rent an RV. Woods Valley Kampground and RV Park is one of the places to camp when you choose an RV rental in Valley Center. Full and partial hookup sites are available there and they have a swimming pool and a pond for fishing provided you have a California fishing license. Another option is Lilac Oaks RV Park and Campground, which offers water and electrical hookups in addition to a swimming pool and laundry facilities. The park lies just north of Valley Center but is nestled into the mountains, giving it a much more rustic feel.

A little farther away is All Seasons RV Park and Campground and Champagne Lakes RV Resort, both of which are close to the coast if you’re thinking about splitting your time between there and the mountains when you get your motorhome rental in Valley Center. Both parks have sites with full hookups, a swimming pool, and easy access to Interstate 15.

The nearest Walmart to Valley Center is located in Escondido; camping there could be a good choice if you’re thinking of only staying for a couple of nights and are willing to ask the manager for permission. You won’t have any campground amenities, but it will be close to a lot of shopping and restaurants.

Exploring the Town of Valley Center

There isn’t too much in the way of shopping in Valley Center as most residents drive to either Temecula or Escondido to do it there. That being said, there are a few interesting little shops along the main street if you don’t feel like driving to the next town over.

The Valley Center History Museum is another must see and features a full-sized stagecoach that served as a Civil War-era ambulance (it later took on a new life as a Hollywood prop in the early 20th century). The museum also houses one of the largest taxidermy display of a California grizzly bear, a species that has not been seen in the state since the 1920s. For a more offbeat historical experience, check out the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum in Carlsbad. They have a wide variety of working miniature machines that could fit in a dollhouse but include things like steam engines, automobiles, and cannons.

Love animals but don’t have time to get down to the San Diego Zoo? The San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido is an excellent alternative. Herds of rhinos, zebras, and giraffes make their home here. If you’ve ever dreamed about jetting off on an African adventure, but didn’t have the time or the money, this is a great place to see the wildlife.

RV Rentals in Valley Center, CA

Valley Center, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Valley Center. Outdoorsy's Valley Center 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 Valley Center are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Lake Poway Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Limestone Canyon Regional Park, Eaton Canyon Park, and Angeles National Forest.

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 Valley Center, CA


Check out local hikes, campgrounds, parks and more!

Local Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail City State
Sturtevant Falls Trail Sierra Madre California
Iron Mountain Trail Poway California
East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere) Azusa California
Black Star Canyon Trail Silverado California
Eaton Canyon Trail Pasadena California
Dawn Mine Trail Loop Altadena California
Runyon Canyon Trail Los Angeles California
Cowles Mountain Trail San Diego California
Potato Chip Rock via Mt. Woodson Trail Poway California
Winter Creek Santa Anita Canyon Hoegee's Campground Loop Sierra Madre California

Nearby Campgrounds

South Carlsbad State Beach

campground Carlsbad, CA
With views of the ocean front you can park your RV rental on the edge of a bluff and experience the San Diego Coast. Staying here you can enjoy recreational activities such as swimming, fishing, surfing, scuba diving and beachcombing. A convenient camping store is located within the park as well. There are no hookups at this state park so if you want electricity to watch the game or make some coffee make sure the RV rental you choose also includes a generator.

Ocean Side RV Park

campground Oceanside, CA
During your stay at Oceanside RV Park you'll have access to 3.5 miles of pristine beaches, or play at one of four golf courses within minutes of the park. If you?d like to get out and enjoy the water you can rent boats, kayaks, jetskis or surf. If you prefer to fish you can try your skill at the 1,942 foot pier. The California Surf Museum is just minutes away and at certain times of the year you will be able to enjoy national surfing competitions.

Legoland

attraction Carlsbad, CA
You can build your own fun and Legoland, choose from 60 rides, shows and attractions where you can create long lasting memories with your families. Choose from Castle Hill a medieval themed area, imagination zone where you can ride the wild mouse roller coaster watch 4D movies, or land of adventure where you can play Pharaoh?s Revenge and fire foam balls, bounce 15 feet to catch beetles or recover lost treasure. You can also enjoy some fun in the water at two different water parks. n

The Western Science Center

attraction Hemet, CA
Are you looking for something fun and interesting to do during your stay in Moreno Valley, California? If so, head over to The Western Science Center in nearby Hemet. It is a state-of-the-art museum which houses archeological artifacts and Pleistocene Ice Age fossils. These were discovered during the development of Diamond Valley Lake. You will get to meet Max, one of the largest mastodons to be found in the west of the US, as well as Xena, a teenage Columbian mammoth. Perhaps one of the most exciting exhibitions here is of Little Stevie, a large mastodon. He is beneath the museum floor and you walk on tempered glass and look down on him. Kids will particularly enjoy the hands-on experiences which are offered; for example, make your own fossil. If you get here early, why not take a tour around the native plant garden? All in all, you should have a very enjoyable and memorable day.

USS Midway Museum

attraction San Diego, CA
People of all ages can enjoy a self-guided audio tour featuring 60 exhibits highlighting this ?city at sea? and 25 restored aircrafts. Learn about the galleys, officer?s country and sleeping quarters of a 69,000 ton ship. A site not to be missed.

San Diego Zoo

attraction Escondido, CA
San Diego Zoo was one of the first institutions to create cage-less exhibits that re-create natural habitats and ecosystems. It has one of the largest free-flight exhibit to view birds. It is also famous because it is one of the few zoos in the world that is home to the giant panda. You can view the zoo on an overhead gondola, or if you?d rather stay on the ground you can also ride a bus. The zoo is known for its conservation and species preservation initiatives, it raises California condors, African black rhinos, and over 100 endangered species. If you seek adventure, you can also choose from different Safari tours such as: Jungle Ropes Safari, Cheetah Safari, or you can spend the night at the park on a Road and Tour Safari. The San Diego Zoo has it all. Parking is available for your RV rental.

Silver Strand State Beach

campground Coronado, CA
Camp right on the beach in your RV rental from San Diego is an amazing relaxing time. RV camping at this spot is ONLY available to RVs and is incredibly popular. Silver Strand State Beach is only 10 miles from San Diego. Renting your RV form a local San Diego Outdoorsy owner would be an idyllic setting this is sure to be a hit with you and your family. Bring the family, surfboards and the sand toys to enjoy the beautiful California sun! Get Outdoorsy and have fun!

San Diego Metro KOA

campground Chula Vista, CA
Less than two miles outside National City in California, you will find the San Diego Metro KOA RV Park. It's a great place for a family vacation, and there is so much to do here that you don't need to leave the site if you don't want to. However, National City has plenty to offer as well, so it's worth the trip. The sites in the park all have full hookup, WiFi, and cable TV. There is a heated swimming pool and a hot tub for you to relax in. During the summer months, there are fun activities for kids, all organized by a full-time activities director. Perhaps your children would like to play laser tag, have a go on the jumping pillows, or go for a barrel ride? You can all go and watch movies in the outdoors, so bring along a blanket. San Diego Metro KOA also offers a rock climning wall, basketball, ping pong , horseshoes, fitness classes, and yoga. You don't even have to leave the park to get a good meal. The Sand Castle Cafe serves delicious food, as well as local craft beers. If you want to have a group event, such as a family reunion or a church retreat, the park will arrange everything for you to have a good time. They even have a group coordinater and special areas for the events to take place. All in all, this is an exceptional park to visit, so don't hesitate to book.

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Recommendations for Valley Center, CA from Outdoorsy Owners


Sit on the beautiful patio and enjoy the views! This winery was voted 2nd best in the US by a Travel+Leasure Magazine. We love the relaxed vibe at Vineyard Grant James.

May 13, 2019

A great place to have dinner. Their buffets are wonderful. 45.00 a night full hook up's and tons of fun

Cheap
Apr 30, 2019

Freeway offers Dump and Propane, plus a wide array of RV supplies. Worth a look!

Nov 7, 2018

This is one of our favorite places to hike in the off-season. Lots of single track trails, wild animals and more. Plenty of parking and Camping right next door in the heart of Escondido!

Nov 7, 2018

Camp spots are clean. parking is easy. AAA accepted. Where else, in Riverside County, can you camp and gamble??

May 31, 2018

Great location on the beach. Beautiful views since all the spaces are elevated and easy access to the ocean. Located near great restaurants, breweries, coffee shops!

Mar 5, 2018

Great location on the beach. Beautiful views and easy access to the ocean. Located near great restaurants, breweries, coffee shops!

Boondocking Dog-friendly
Mar 5, 2018

Carlsbad state beach is a great local hot spot with white sand, blue water, food, shops and more!

Dog-friendly Cheap Sightseeing Day trip
Jun 12, 2017

OK, just found the best, quickest way to wash our RV. Perfect for a quick rinse or thorough soak. Quick, easy and inexpensive (plus near our home and 24/7 operation).

Nearest to Dropoff Cheap
Jun 12, 2017

Great location in Temecula - shuttle bus to casino and easy access to downtown Temecula.

May 24, 2017

Easy place to fill up your propane tank. They have special Good Sam Member discounts on Tuesday and Wednesday, and occasionally have Good Sam days where propane is half price.

Apr 7, 2017

A nationally-renowned beach campground, tough to book but great for weekdays and off-season. Affordable camping on a beachside cliff with a short hike down to the beach.

Dog-friendly Ocean View Quiet Sleep Under The Stars Family Friendly Most Beautiful Scenic
Apr 4, 2017

A nationally-renowned beach campground, tough to book but great for weekdays and off-season. Affordable camping on a beachside cliff with a short hike down to the beach.

Dog-friendly Ocean View Sleep Under The Stars Family Friendly Most Beautiful Scenic
Apr 4, 2017

If you're in Escondido you're probably here to experience amazing destinations. Legoland is perfect for families with young ones to experience rides, lego structures, water park, and even an aquarium.

Kid-friendly Sightseeing Good weather Day trip
Apr 4, 2017

If BBQ is your thang, get to Mike's BBQ and go with a huge selection of craft beer, cocktails and a delicious selection of various dishes served with their classic or spicy BBQ sauce.

Local Fave Budget Happy Hour
Apr 4, 2017

Located above a Lexus dealership, Vintana deals the best vodka bar in Escondido. Head to the outdoor deck for great vodka martinis and tappas, a fantastic place to spend a big occasion.

Local Fave Happy Hour Scenic
Apr 4, 2017

If you're in Escondido celebrating a big milestone and want a high-quality setting and meal, get to the Brig! Dining, bar or patio, the food, drink and especially fish tacos are a great getaway!

Local Fave Happy Hour Scenic
Apr 4, 2017

Simple Mexican Bar and Grill with a sports vibe and the quality of the margaritas and shrimp tacos are definitely worth the price of admission!

Local Fave Budget Happy Hour
Apr 4, 2017

In the area for St. Paddy's Day (or any day for that matter)? This is the place to be to soak in Ireland! Grab a pint & some great Irish Pub faire at O'Sullivans in the heart of downtown Escondido.

Local Fave Budget Happy Hour Scenic
Apr 4, 2017

Located in the heart of downtown Escondido, Burger Bench is the best burger and brew you'll find in Escondido. Scenic and fun, you gotta make the trip if you're tired of grilling yourself!

Local Fave Happy Hour Scenic
Apr 4, 2017

If you need to get out and hit a local spot for some pizza and brew, this is it! Kids will love the decor, arcade games and the parents will dig the beer selection and truly "killer" pizza!

Local Fave Happy Hour
Apr 4, 2017

Grab a burger and hit the road in the Leamon Party Bus! Since she's only 24 foot, can easily park and navigate the lot. And if you need a drive thru, she's safe with a 12' clearance.

Budget
Apr 4, 2017

Grab a burger and hit the road in the Leamon Party Bus! Since she's only 24 foot, can easily park and navigate the lot. And if you need a drive thru, she's safe with a 12' clearance.

Budget
Apr 4, 2017

Grab a sandwich and hit the road in the Leamon Party Bus! Since she's only 24 foot, can easily park and navigate the parking lot. Just make sure you lock up!

Budget
Apr 4, 2017

With a 24 footer like the Leamon Party Bus, it's easy to pick her up, head to the store and park to load up on food, drink and supplies! No cooler packing needed!

Apr 4, 2017

So the RV is coming back from the desert or some muddy adventure and you don't want to pay a surcharge. No problem! Hit up GRCW's self-service bays to hose and wipe her down saving you over $100!

Apr 4, 2017

So the RV is coming back from the desert or some muddy adventure and you don't want to pay a surcharge. No problem! Hit up Pearl's self-service bays to hose and wipe her down saving you over $100!

Apr 4, 2017

Listen, sometimes you just need to stop and rest (without being charged any fees) and most RV'ers know that a Walmart parking lot provides just that! Plus, stock up for the trip if needed!

Apr 4, 2017

Need to dump in a pinch? The Escondido RV Resort has proven willing to accommodate for a small fee. Very close to our home, they've allowed renters to drive into a site and dump for a small fee.

Nearest to Dropoff Cheap
Apr 3, 2017

Campground right of the I-15 freeway with dump station and propane service. Note that they close between 4-6pm so call ahead!

Cheap
Apr 3, 2017

Headed to SD Zoo Safari Park, Legoland, Carlsbad / Oceanside beaches yet want a hotel / resort feel? Look no further than this perfectly located RV resort right off I15 w/ all the amenities you need!

Dog-friendly Game Room Glamping Quiet Swimming Pool Wi-Fi Hookups Onsite Laundry Family Friendly
Apr 3, 2017

Small, quaint, Dixon Lake is a perfect little getaway for the family with nature all around! Close to SD Safari Park and plenty to do, Dixon Lake is a must do for North San Diego camping.

Dog-friendly Glamping Quiet Hookups Sleep Under The Stars Family Friendly Most Beautiful Scenic
Apr 3, 2017

We live only 15 minutes away but love to take a weekend trip over to Champagne Lakes! Fishing, bike riding, hiking, swimming and a quiet scenic atmosphere make it a great place to chill with the fam!

Dog-friendly Glamping Quiet Swimming Pool Wi-Fi Hookups Family Friendly Most Beautiful Scenic
Apr 3, 2017

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has been a major attraction for San Diego locals & tourists for decades. You don't want to miss the tram attraction, proximity to the animals & so much more in sunny SD!

Kid-friendly Historic Sightseeing Good weather Day trip
Apr 3, 2017

Convenient dump station and camping store. Has everything you would need to stock up.

Nearest to Dropoff
Apr 2, 2017

This is a family friendly campground with amenities like a pool, miniature golf, hiking and biking trails, and a lake.

Mar 31, 2017

Perfect beach access...no stairs and its a stroll through a playground and grassy park. They even have a cafe at the beach. The RV parks is clean and has full amenities so its easy to camp there.

Dog-friendly Bike Rental Swimming Pool Wi-Fi Hookups Onsite Laundry Family Friendly
Mar 23, 2017