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RV Rentals in San Francisco, CA

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RV Rentals in San Francisco, CA

Discover San Francisco

San Francisco is an excellent location to start a road trip. It doesn't matter whether you decide to stay inside city limits or use your San Francisco RV rental to explore California's coastline. You can't go wrong when you rent a camper in San Francisco and plan a vacation your family will never forget.

San Francisco is one of California's most populated cities. It's recognized for its crooked streets, colorful Victorian houses, and the Golden Gate Bridge, and loved because of its diversity, architecture, and food scene. Do you crave great food? Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and Little Italy have some of the best food in the city. For casual dining, fast bites to eat, and upscale bars and restaurants, visit the Embarcadero, where locals go for a night out on the town.

Summer is the best time to visit the Bay Area when it feels like camping weather. The chilly and foggy mornings give way to warm and dry days, and temperatures average between 50 and 68 degrees.

Things to do in San Francisco

Things to do in San Francisco

Are you renting an RV in San Francisco and using your rental as your primary mode of transportation? Before you hitch up the trailer for a day of sightseeing, be mindful of the city’s narrow streets and parking limitations. For an authentic San Francisco experience, rent a bike or take a trolley to avoid any frustrating parking challenges. 

Families looking for activities to entertain both kids and adults should add some cultural and historical experiences to their itinerary. Visit the historic ships docked at Hyde Street Pier or tour the SS Jeremiah O’Brien and the SS Pampanito Submarine on Pier 45 and then learn about the city’s nautical history at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Before hopping a cable car to visit Chinatown or the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, don’t forget to stop by the Exploratorium. This public learning laboratory has hands-on experiences that are both fun and educational.

The Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the city’s most prominent tourist attractions. Everyone in the family will like the Pier 39 carousel and the sea lion colony, as well as the Aquarium By the Bay. The food and sweet scenes are also second-to-none, so it would be a shame to miss lunch while you are out and about. When your bellies are full, walk off your lunch before hopping on a cruise to tour Alcatraz Island and the historic abandoned prison that held infamous criminals like Al Capone and George Machine Gun Kelly.

Do you plan to use San Francisco as a starting-off point to head to areas outside of the city? Napa and Sonoma, favorite stops in California’s beautiful wine country, are approximately an hour’s drive from downtown San Francisco. The area has several RV parks and campgrounds, and some are even within walking distance of vineyards. To avoid driving, book a guided winery tour to immerse yourself in the full wine-tasting experience. 

For some people, a camping trip isn't complete without visiting a national park. You are in luck! Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Yosemite National Park are all within a day's drive from San Francisco. The parks have some of the best hiking trails and outdoor recreation in the state, and all three parks are home to the world's biggest tree, the giant sequoias.

RV campgrounds in San Francisco

RV campgrounds in San Francisco

Although there are not many RV-friendly campgrounds located along the San Francisco Peninsula, you still have a few choices for reserving a San Francisco RV campground near the city’s most loved points of interest. Families who want to make use of their rig’s outdoor kitchen and enjoy a meal overlooking the Pacific Ocean will want to check out San Francisco RV Resort. This RV resort has paved pull-through and back-in sites with water, sewer, electrical hookups, and amenities like a playground, pet area, swimming pool, and a laundry facility. The nearest Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station is only a few minutes from the campground. Set up your RV and rely on public transportation to get to the heart of the city to visit Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, or the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Do you like to hike or fish while camping, but you need an RV park with full hookups and access to the city? Candlestick RV Park is located near the San Francisco Bay and is minutes from Candlestick State Recreation Area and downtown San Francisco. Since the RV park is next to hiking, fishing, birding, and windsurfing, RVers can spend their mornings getting fresh air and afternoons strolling Chinatown or attending a San Francisco Giants game. The City By the Bay has an excellent public transportation system, so you can leave your trailer at the campground and enjoy the rolling roadways from the backseat of a rideshare, bus, trolley, or train.

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