Are sun and salt air must-haves for your list of RV road trip ideas? If so, Southern California is calling your name! There's no place quite like SoCal, and there's no reason you can't enjoy everything the Golden State has to offer from the comfort of your motorhome. Check out this diverse itinerary and immerse yourself in beaches, culture, history, and more.
Start out on the northern end of your route in the City of Angels. There's so much to see and do in LA that it can be hard to know what to do first, but don't worry ¿ we have suggestions! Of course, you'll want to view the Hollywood sign, which you can do from the parking lot of the Griffith Observatory. After getting your photos, go inside and take in the views from the public telescopes. Be sure to visit the Walk of Fame and find the names of your favorite stars on the sidewalk.
Depending on your tastes, visit the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, the Natural History Museum, or the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. You can even book a private walking tour to make sure you're seeing everything up close.
LA traffic can be challenging, so make sure you're completely comfortable driving your RV before you go. Note that some locations may not be suitable for a large motorhome, so do your research and plan accordingly.
No California road trip ideas are complete without considering the Pacific Coast Highway. When you've had your fill of the big city, head down Highway 1 for gorgeous views of the Pacific Coast. Be sure to keep your eyes on the road and use the pull-offs for sightseeing, as the PCH can be dangerous. Stop and sunbathe at any of the wonderful beaches you encounter, such as Sunset Beach or Huntington Beach State Park. If you visit in the spring, stop at the Flower Fields to view more than 50 acres of gorgeous blooming ranunculus flowers.
When you reach the San Diego area, stop first at La Jolla Cove to view sunning seals. Drive across the astonishing Coronado Bridge, and make a trip to Balboa Park where you can view lovely scenery, beautiful buildings, and experience many of San Diego's top museums as well as the renowned San Diego Zoo.
Ready to head to SoCal now? What else would you say is a can't-miss experience for Southern California RV trips?