San Diego RV and camping enthusiasts have a variety of options when it comes to getting outdoors. Southern California itself has numerous spots for beach camping, and many campgrounds located on the coast also welcome RVs. Pick out a spot next to the sand and watch the sunset over the Pacific. Fall asleep to the rhythm of the crashing waves and wake up to surfers making good use of the morning peaks and caps.
No visit to San Diego is complete without a visit to the Silver Strand and the “tied island” of Coronado, Coronado Beach and the world famous Hotel del Coronado. Many famous names have stayed in this historic hotel, including several Presidents, and the surrounding area is home to a beach that sparkles in the sun with flecks of fool’s gold. Keep the kids busy all day long by not informing them the gold is fake until it’s time to leave the beach.
For something a little less urban than camping in San Diego, do like the locals do and head to the Mission Trails Regional Park, just a few short miles east of San Diego, where the Kumeyaay Lake Campground is located at the top of the Father Junipero Serra trail. The park itself has a robust network of well-maintained trails for hiking and biking, and is still an easy drive to one of the area’s famous beaches or Mission towns.
Looking for somewhere to cool off from the heat that doesn’t necessarily involve sand? Southern California has many water parks to choose from, and San Diego itself is home to the flagship SeaWorld theme park. SeaWorld also has a water park near the border with Mexico called Aquatica San Diego, in the city of Chula Vista. Even some of the local theme parks like LEGOLAND has a pool and other cool-off amenities.
San Diego RV and camping enthusiast can also venture into Mexico, to the town of Tijuana for an authentic encounter with our neighbors to the South, an ideal day trip to be sure! These days, a passport is required.