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About Santa Maria

Santa Maria RV parks and campgrounds combine the best of what both southern and central California have to offer. The warm ocean waves greet sunny Pismo Beach all day, every day, and a diverse array of marine wildlife is there to watch it happen. The Santa Maria and Santa Barbara areas are a short drive away from the Los Angeles region, and spots in northern L.A., like Malibu, Hollywood, and Santa Monica, are totally reachable for day trips or weekend jaunts to the city via either the El Camino Real or the Pacific Coast Highway.

The coastal region north of Los Angeles has dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific, and many of Hollywood’s rich and famous have built massive estates in the area. This means that a lot of places are off limits, but it’s also a good indicator that the area has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty and upscale amenities.

To the north is San Simeon, home of Hearst Castle, which, when viewed from the Pacific Coast Highway is nearly impossible to pass up for a visit. Lucky for you, the property is open for tours most days. There’s even a tram to take visitors up to the estate along the rolling golden foothills overlooking the sea. Once there, learn about the life and times of William Randolph Hearst, who was the inspiration for the main character in the Orson Welles film Citizen Kane. The nearby town of Cambria is one of the cutest seaside hamlets on the central coast, and has fantastic public beaches to catch rays, swim, surf, and more.

San Luis Obispo is another great option for a day trip. Home to Cal Poly State University, the town frequently ranks on “best places to live” and “best places to have fun” lists. SLO, which is one of the larger towns in the area, has a vibrant downtown district, a movie theater, and a children’s museum.

Santa Barbara, just north of Santa Maria, is home to a university, UCSB is a defining aspect of the town and ensures that there is lots of interesting activities. Santa Barbara camping and RV parks are both coastal and located in the foothills of the Los Padres National Forest.

Boomers! amusement park is one of the most popular attractions in Santa Maria. You can command bumper boats, go karts, play arcade games and mini-golf. For a more educational approach to fun, the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum has exhibits designed to engage and entertain.

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