There’s no shortage of things to do in and around Los Angeles. Whether you’re looking for the classic Hollywood tourist experience or prefer to explore the mountains, forests, and deserts of California, booking an RV rental in Los Angeles is the perfect way to start your trip.
Can’t-miss family favorites include Disneyland and Universal Studios, both a short drive from the center of LA. Both parks offer parking on-site or nearby, but depending on what you’re driving it might get tricky–or pricey. Fortunately, public transit and shuttles make it easy to reach the parks from most RV camping areas near Los Angeles.
Other big draws include the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Rodeo Drive, not to mention studio tours and celebrity home tours. If you’re making your own way through town, cruise the star-studded Sunset Blvd and take in the sights. If you’re ready to get out of the city, pick up the Pacific Coast Highway for breathtaking coastal views.
Once the glitz and glam settles a bit, take in some other notable attractions in town, like the iconic Grand Central Market or Dodger stadium. You’ll also find a museum for every interest, from hands-on activities at the California Science Center or the Natural History Museum to a view of the West at the Autry Museum. For a higher octane option, check out the Petersen Automotive Museum.
When you’re ready to get outdoors, start with a beach day along Los Angeles County’s 75 miles of coastline. Whether you’re looking for an eclectic spot like Venice Beach or a family-friendly area like Santa Monica beach and pier, LA has you covered.
But there’s more than beaches to LA’s outdoor offerings. Visit Griffith Park and find something for everyone: an observatory, hiking and horseback trails, the Hollywood sign, two golf courses, and a Greek theater. Choose from dozens of state parks and other public lands and explore everything from the sparkling shoreline to rugged hills, including the vast Angeles National Forest. Feel like heading a bit farther out of town? You’ll find more than a dozen national parks within a day’s drive of LA. In just a few hours you can reach the magical Channel Islands or otherworldly Joshua Tree. Another hour or so and you can see the towering forests of Sequoia or the painted desert of Death Valley. If you’re willing to spend just a bit longer on the road, don’t miss the stunning views of Yosemite.