Although sunny L.A. boulevards may be the first thing that comes to mind when many think of California, there’s far more to this state than just palm trees and movie stars. In fact, it offers some of the best US RV road trip opportunities thanks to vibrant urban centers, awe-inspiring national parks and a stunning coastline. Whether you choose to head deep into California’s world-famous wilderness, hop from city to shining city or treat yourself to expansive Pacific vistas, a California RV rental will open up a whole world of west coast adventure.


Visit the Golden Gate Bridge with on your RV rental California holiday.


The call of the wild: Discover California in an RV

Those who embark on a motorhome journey can find pristine wilderness in many places across the state, especially the northern parts of California, but there’s nowhere with more spectacular natural scenery than Yosemite National Park. Gigantic granite peaks, picture-perfect waterfalls and verdant river valleys are only part of the attraction. Bears, bobcats, coyotes and mule deer all call this magnificent place home - you might even catch a glimpse of the ever elusive mountain lion. Hire an RV from San Francisco or Sacramento to kick off your Yosemite adventure.


See the city lights and California's top attractions

A California RV rental will give you the freedom to explore several of the world’s most famous and fascinating cities. Los Angeles is one of the greatest cities on earth, and not just because of the movie business. L.A. has a diverse (and slightly bizarre) beach culture, world-class theaters, art galleries and museums, which lends a unique richness to this thriving city. It’s also the perfect place to start a foray into the wider Southern California area, or even across the state line to the glittering megacasinos of Las Vegas


View of Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium.


However, if it’s the vineyards and forests of northern California you’re keen to explore, San Francisco makes for a much better launching point. The centre of the Silicon Valley tech revolution and a cultural beacon, the colourful Frisco is also well known for its striking architecture and mouthwatering cuisine. While you’re in town, make sure to take a road trip out to the infamous former prison island of Alcatraz - this haunting journey back into the past is without a doubt an essential San Francisco Bay experience.


Cliff and coast: Motorhome rental California road trips

When it comes to taking a California campervan rental trip along the coast, it doesn’t really matter what your ultimate destination is, the trip along this extraordinary coastline is worth savoring. Big Sur, in particular, is one coastal drive that you need to incorporate into your next California holiday. Stretching from Monterey to San Luis Obispo, Big Sur is a region where the Santa Lucia Mountains rear abruptly out of the Pacific Ocean, treating road trippers to breathtaking views as they drive along the cliff tops.


With the endless expanse of the sea on one side and the beautiful Los Padres National Forest on the other, travelers are caught up in a land of untamed beauty and epic proportions. To discover this seaside gem for yourself, you can pick up a rental RV in either L.A. or San Francisco, go for Highway 1 and drop your RV off at the opposite side.


See the beautiful skyline of Los Angeles City with your California RV rentals.


Top California RV Camping Destinations

The state of California has a wide variety of attractions from state and national parks, where you can also do your RV camping aside from other activities. RV campgrounds in California are filled with tons of community fun and great amenities like an on-site pool and hot tub, shower facilities, and Wi-Fi.


California has 30 national parks, over 200 state parks, recreation trails, state reserves, and memorials. For National Parks, Yosemite National Park stands out as a highlight because of its beautiful campground and stunning glacier-sculpted geology. You may also opt to stay in other famous National Parks such as Muir Woods, Sequoia National Park, or Kings Canyon National Park, to experience more wildlife. For state parks, include Malibu Creek State Park on your list. You can hike, bike, and rock climb. Alternatively, you may also visit the well-known ones like Julia Pfeiffer Burns and Henry Cowell Redwoods.


There is no shortage of things to do in California during an RV vacation.


California RV Rental Locations


Drive your California RV renal and see more of this beautiful state.


It’s not just the big urban centres that offer RV rentals though. There are a number of other spots a little more out of the way that might be ideal for either avoiding the crowds or getting a bit closer to your destination. See below for a comprehensive list of places where you can pick up an RV rental California:

  • Calabasas

  • Corona

  • El Monte

  • Hesperia

  • Irvine

  • Los Angeles and Los Angeles Int’l Airport (LAX)

  • Newport Beach

  • Oakland and Oakland Int’l Airport (OAK)

  • Sacramento

  • San Bernadino

  • San Diego

  • San Francisco and San Francisco Int’l Airport (SFO)

  • Santa Cruz

  • Victorville


RV Rental California - Useful FAQs

What are RV rentals?

“RV” stands for a recreational vehicle. An RV is also known as a motorhome, campervan, camper, and trailer. This is enough to contain living quarters inside for temporary accommodation while moving on the road. RV rentals or motorhome rentals are ways to rent these vehicles for certain periods of time as this spacious vehicle lets you enjoy travelling with more freedom.

How much does it cost to rent an RV in California?

California RV rental prices vary based on the availability of vehicles and time of year, but you can expect to find one for around $134 per day. Use our search engine to begin a car type search and choose the best vehicle hire that suits your budget and needs for your RV vacation in California.

What is the cheapest way to rent an RV?

Planning an RV rental vacation in California with your loved ones? The ideal way of getting the cheapest one is to book it early - around 3 to 6 months before your travel date. But if it’s not possible, Motorhome Republic allows you to take advantage of the wide variety of rental deals that are worth every penny.


Our simple search engine will serve up many options from a spectrum of rent RV California suppliers. We gather them all together in one place, including special RV California offers and any deals our team can negotiate. Just enter the locations, pick up date/drop off date, narrow the search with the handy filters, and you’ll find the perfect vehicle to take you away on a fun adventure.

How much does it cost to rent an RV for a week?

The exact rate for your rented RVs will change depending on seasonality, location, and vehicle availability. But the week-long RV rentals California price is around $230 ($28.64/day).

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

RV rental California suppliers may choose to offer unlimited miles. On each listing, you will be able to see if this option is available. If not, you'll be able to view the additional rates for extra mileage.


Don't forget to visit the Golden State if you want beautiful scenery attractions, or go to the Sierra Nevada if you wish to do hiking and rock climbing, or check out Don Edwards San Francisco Wildlife Refuge in Newark. Alternatively, you can head to Napa Valley or Lake Tahoe for a family getaway. The choice is yours, begin your California rental RV vacation now!

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Usually, RV rentals California companies allow pets. Always double-check the listing to see if there is an extra fee for pets before renting the RV. You can also do RV camping and visit recreation trails in one of California state parks, so your pets can roam around too.


How about getting campervan rentals outside California? Cover north, south, east, and west locations across America. Begin a motorhome adventure in Orlando if you wish to check out Disney World or pick up an RV hire in New York or Las Vegas if you fancy a more lively vibe. Motorhome Republic can also help you select from Denver campervan rentals or Fort Lauderdale RV rentals. Book your own wheels with Motorhome Republic and see what this vast country has to offer.