From San Francisco north to San Diego, a few minutes from Tijuana, on the border with Mexico, it is a dream tour. Whatever your taste, you will find everything: beaches, forests, national parks, etc., and in each and every one you will want to spend more than one day.
Pickup of the motorhome at the Cruise America station in Los Angeles. 4-hour drive along Route 101 to the KOA where you spend the first night. The area is that of Santa Barbara, which they call the “Riviera America” where you can enjoy its beaches and its gastronomy.
✪ 350 km to Santa Margarita
★ Visit the Chumash Painted Cave, to appreciate the cave paintings between 500 and 1000 years old.
Go back about 18 km on the 101 to the Pacific Ocean to take the spectacular Route 1 in San Luis Obispo. A few more than an hour away you can see the Hearst Castle, monumental madness of the billionaire William Randolph Hearst, which is worth a visit. Good beaches in San Simeon.
✪ 88 km to Hearst Castle
★ Visitar San Luis Obispo, also known as SLO, which has created the term Slolife to designate the relaxed atmosphere of Southern California
Departure to the north on Route 1 one of the most attractive routes in the world. It is recommended to stop in Carmel and Monterey and drive along the coastal road (27 km) where Pebble Beach mansions and golf courses abound. Continue towards San Francisco and the campsite near the Fortyniners stadium from where there is a bus (departures every hour) to get closer to San Francisco.
✪ 321 km to San Francisco
★ VisitHenry Cowell Redwoods State Park, where centuries-old trees are preserved.
Departure to Yosemite. The most famous national park in the country that amazes by its splendor and dimensions (more than 300000,3 ha). It is about <> hours down the Interstate and it is recommended to stay that night (or nights) at the Yosemite Pines RV, which is an hour from the West Entrance. Despite its enormous extension, the park has few roads, but this prevents contemplating its valleys, rock formations, lakes, waterfalls and huge peaks; You’re never far from the conveniences of camping.
✪ 240 km to Groveland, Yosemite National Park
★ Visitthe Bridal Veil and Yosemite waterfalls. < 4 km walk to Inspiration Point is recommended, from where you can contemplate and photograph Yosemite Valley and its El Capitan and Half-Dome peaks.
Return to Yosemite through the park to take Route 395 south. Three other parks will be crossed: King’s Canyon, Death Valley and Sequoia. It also passes near Mount Whitney, the highest among the bordering states and very close to Death Valley’s Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the country.
✪ 410 km to Lone Pine
★ Visit Manzanar. It offers contrast with the beauty of the landscape since it was there that the internment camps of about 10,000 people were installed during World War II. If time permits, it is recommended to visit the Death Valley and Lake Havasu. www.bouldercreekrvresort.com
Continue south on the 395 through the Sierra Nevada and the Mojave Desert Plain. Three unforgettable hours. Accommodation in Barstow, where the old Spanish Trail intersects with Route 66. Enjoy its two shopping centers and a hundred shops.
✪ 260 km Barstow
★ Visit Calico, ghost town, old mining town. There is transportation from KOA. www.koa.com/where/ca/05233
The Campland on the Bay is the best campsite in San Diego with a private beach. Sailing by yacht from the marina. Attractions for all ages.
✪ 300 km to Campland
★ Visitthe historic remains of Coronado, the San Diego Zoo and its harbor. A good plan is to move to Tijuana and enjoy its restaurants and souvenir shops. www.campland.com
Today it is time to move to another large campsite by the sea: it is Newport Beach- At the entrance of the Back Bay Nature Resort, it extends over 45 ha and contains the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina. It is the first park and marina in Southern California. Beautiful and extensive beach for the enjoyment of young and old and where to rent sailboats, electric boats or kayaks.
✪ 145 km to Newport Beach
★ Check the Newport Beach party program where there are always activities, from the oldest international regatta (the Yacht Race) to the Film Festival, the Jazz Festival or the Wine Festival. www.newportdunes.com
After breakfast, there is only a 48 km drive to reach the Cruise America station in Los Angeles to return the vehicle.