Los Angeles • San Luis Obispo • San Francisco • Yosemite • San Diego Beaches • Orange County
Explore California in all its glory on this incredible journey, taking you from San Francisco in the north all the way down to San Diego – just minutes from the Mexican border.
14 Days of SoCal Searching
Soak up the atmosphere in a number of California’s ‘dream destinations’. From the glamorous streets of LA to the rugged beauty of Yosemite National Park, this unforgettable road trip will let you experience the State’s most loved cities along with some of the world’s most iconic natural attractions.
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Let’s break it down
After a long flight from the UK, enjoy a few nights in Los Angeles and familiarise yourself with California’s most famous city. The beating heart of the movie industry, LA is predominantly known for its celebrity culture – but it’s so much more than this. The captivating City of Angels is home to some of the State’s finest museums, galleries and family attractions.
After picking up your RV from Cruise America in LA, drive on main Route 101 for approximately 4 hours and you’ll arrive at your campsite in Santa Margarita. Be sure to stop at Santa Barbara on the way. Also known as ‘America’s Riviera’, Santa Barbara is a beautiful coastal city with top-notch restaurants and sublime beaches.
Go back on yourself on Route 101 for 11 miles and turn towards the Pacific Ocean at San Luis Obispo onto California’s epic Route 1. Just an hour from San Luis Obispo you’ll find the stunning Hearst Castle. Once home to newspaper billionaire William Randolph Hearst, you can spend hours soaking up the splendour of this magnificent building and its gardens.
Head north on Route 1 and experience California’s most scenic drive where the mighty Pacific Ocean meets the rugged landscape. Stop off at Carmel and Monterey and be sure not to miss the famous 17 mile drive where you’ll see the manicured golf courses and multi-million dollar mansions of Pebble Beach. On arrival in San Francisco, park your RV as soon as you can and start exploring – this is one of the liveliest cities in the Golden State.
Your next stop is one of California’s natural wonders and one of North America’s most iconic National Parks, welcome to Yosemite. Home to three quarters of a million acres of scenic beauty and rugged vistas, the spectacular sights of Yosemite will remained etched in your mind for years to come. There are countless outdoor activities to enjoy whilst here and you’d be mad not to make the most of them.
Your scenic adventure continues as you travel south along Route 395. Prepare to witness incredible views as this road takes you through no less than three fantastic National Parks: Kings Canyon, Death Valley and Sequoia. Keep an eye out for Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States, as well as the lowest, Badwater Basin in Death Valley.
Your journey continues south on Route 395 through Sierra Nevada and onto the barren lands of the Mojave Desert. This relaxing 3 hour drive finishes in the town of Barstow which was once saw The Old Spanish Trail and Route 66 pass this way.
Travel south until you’re just minutes from the Mexican border, welcome to sunny San Diego. This eclectic city is blessed with an enticing combination of urban entertainment and cultural offerings, and that’s without mentioning San Diego is home to some of the finest beaches in the State.
Sophisticated Newport Beach is home to the biggest recreational harbour on the west coast and a full 10 miles of glorious, sun-drenched beach. Water sports are huge here and the laid-back surfer lifestyle seamlessly blends with the high-end shopping and fine dining which is found all over the city.
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