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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.
Looking to make the most of the San Francisco Bay Area? Then let Novato RV Park be your home away from home. Conveniently located in the city of Novato in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, Novato RV Park will allow you to take advantage of the region's many offerings. Explore nearby hills, taste the valley's best wines, go on a memorable city escapade--whatever you want to do, you'll be right where the action is thanks to Novato RV Park. Just minutes away from the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown San Francisco, and the region's so-called Wine Country, Novato RV Park is the perfect starting point for your shopping, dining, wine tasting, and city exploration adventures. Nestled at the foot of oak-covered hills, Novato RV Park will also give you easy access to miles and miles of beautiful walking trails. You'll have plenty to do, and with Novato RV Park's excellent amenities, you wouldn't have to worry about anything.
Marin Park near San Rafael, California is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Visitors can go north, east, west, or south for a spectacular excursion. The park allows campers to stay for 24 weeks if certain standards are met and sites are available. Each RV must be self-contained with a proof of inspection by the American National Standard Institute. This requires that the campers have separate black and grey holding tanks, a fresh water holding tank, full kitchen facilities, and full bathroom facilities. Tow vehicles must remain on the property for the duration of the stay. The maximum stay is two weeks if the RV is manufactured 15 years or more from the current year. The park is a short ten minute walk to the bus or ferry service into the beautiful city of San Francisco. The city has many special sites including Golden Gate Park and Fisherman?s Wharf. The vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley are close enough for a day trip, and the Muir Woods, Pt. Reyes, and many other wonderful sites are not far.
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.
Route 101 north from San Francisco takes you through Petaluma, and here you can park up at the San Francisco North/ Petaluma KOA. This location is good for the beaches, Napa Valley and Sonoma County as well as for San Francisco, so your vacation here should never be dull. The park arranges guided day trips into San Francisco daily between May and October, but there are lots of things to do if you stay on site too. There is a large pool where you can swim or relax and read a book poolside, a climbing wall for when you feel more energetic, along with horseshoe pits, bocce ball, a ring toss area, and a bounce pillow where the youngsters can let off steam. If you want to tour the park, don?t think of walking, climb aboard a hay wagon (May to Labor Day) or grab a banana bike. Then, on a summer?s evening, you can even sit out by the pool and watch a movie too.
The San Francisco North/ Petaluma KOA is a beautiful campground that is rated one of the top RV campgrounds in California. With 312 spacious sites on 70 acres, this KOA offers the best in family, group and big-rig RV camping. Explore San Francisco, then relax in the country at KOA, just 34 freeway miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge and minutes from local wineries and breweries. Campers have the opportunity to enjoy guided tours of San Francisco (departing from KOA May October) and Wine Country. The campground is on the doorstep of Napa and Sonoma County wineries, giant redwoods, beaches, Tour Lagunitas Brewing Company and artisan cheese farms, play on world-class golf courses, shop at the Premium Outlets mall and historic Theatre District. For gaming fun, the Graton Resort & Casino is minutes away. Summer fun at KOA includes a rec program, rock wall, Jumping Pillow, pool and spa, mega playground, karaoke, hayrides and live weekend entertainment. It is hard to beat this KOA for comfortable camping in Northern California.
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.
The park is conveniently located near to all the popular Bay Area attractions, a day trip away from San Francisco, Napa Valley, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and so many more locations to explore. There are also plenty of local attractions and events such as the Jelly Belly Factory, Budweiser Factory, the Vallejo waterfront, Pirate Festival, and the Solano County Fair. The site is pet friendly and family friendly offering picnic tables, barbeque area, horse shoe pit, bike storage, children?s playground and other amenities. Call ahead for availability with your RV rental stay dates ready.
The Castle Air Museum just outside of Merced, California may seem like an odd place to stay, but the Castle Air Museum RV Park gives you a place to stay in the right location! The full hook up sites are back-in, and staying here gets you a free ticket to the Castle Air Museum. This is just an asphalt lot and there is no shade or washrooms, so this is best for a fully-contained unit. Sites are two parking spots wide, and there are some picnic tables. Some sites have full hookups, or dry camping is offered at a reduced rate. There are plenty of things to do in the area. It is convenient to grocery stores, shopping, services, and all amenities, so for a self-contained unit, this is an excellent base for exploring Yosemite or the surrounding area. Fruit stand trucks often park nearby, offering the freshest produce,and there is a grassy area nearby.
The Tradewinds RV Park in Vallejo, California is located in a magical setting in an exciting part of the world This is the perfect place to stay, for travelers can take trips to the city by the Bay, San Francisco, the beautiful vineyards of Napa Valley, and so much more. This is a restful, serene base for some exhilarating excursions. While in residence at this park, people have quick access to Interstate 80. Guests will also be happy to know that shopping at popular stores is also close to the park. The park has 78 RV sites of different sizes for large pull-thru?s. The sites have level, gravel beds for easy set up, full hookups, 30-50 amp service, and vehicle parking. The sites at the park have room for most slide-outs. The pull-thru sites have picnic tables and patios. The guests receive WiFi, cable TV, hookups, laundry, restrooms, showers, and a lovely lounge. The park has been owned and operated by three generations of the same family.
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.
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.
The country around Petaluma has quite a few opportunities for walkers, and visitors to the town may well enjoy one of the trails in Helen Putnam Park, just to the west. The park has around six miles of trails, and these are organized in loops so you have the option to create the right length of walk to suit your party. You will also find a lake here, a picnic ground, a playground and a gazebo, and this park can be a nice place in which to relax if you are vacationing in the area and have done some long day trips into the city. The trails are also open to cyclists and horseback riders. Helen Putnam Park is open from sunrise until sunset and has parking and a restroom. You can arrange to go fishing in its lake, and dogs are welcome but need to be kept on a short leash.
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.
No visit to San Francisco would be complete without a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge. As iconic as the city itself, the Golden Gate Bridge was a marvel of engineering at the time of its construction, and nearly was not built due to formidable opposition. Drive, walk or bike across the bridge, or park at one of the vistas at either end of the bridge to get that perfect photo for your scrapbook.
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.
In the aftermath of the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire, civic leaders set about creating a permanent orchestra as a way of rekindling the cultural life and energy of the city. This goal was accomplished in December of 1911 when the symphony held its first concert. Throughout the years, the San Francisco Symphony has grown in acclaim and skill, becoming one of the most beloved in the world.
TrainTown offers a quarter scale railroad on 4 miles of track. Each train trip lasts 20-minutes and takes you through tunnels, over bridges and makes a stop in Lakeview a miniature town and petting zoo. Visitors can also have fun at the six amusement rides.
Built in 1823 it is said to be the last mission in Alta California, built after Mexico gained independence from Spain. You can experience a bit of California history, participate in the special events and activities all located in the Sonoma/Petaluma State Historic Parks.
Tilden has been called the jewel of the district?s park system, it?s no wonder why the East Bay community considers this park as the haven for recreational activities. From a carousel ride, countless prime picnic spots, swimming at Lake Anza and a stroll through the Botanic Garden there is so much to enjoy, not to mention the 2,079 acres of wild and pristine natural beauty.