Hit the open road in a Cupertino, CA RV rental to explore the city and surrounding area. Two people can enjoy a Class B RV for as little as $61 per night or a small travel trailer for $100 per night. If you are traveling with a family, consider the Open Range fifth-wheel trailer with sleeping space for seven people that rents for $175 per night. Beautiful Class A motorhomes can be rented for an average of $300 per night. For large families or groups traveling together, there are even RVs that can sleep up to 10 people for as little as $225 per night.
Families and lovers of rollercoasters should make the nine-mile drive to Santa Clara. Plan to spend a couple of days exploring the city and its Great America theme park.
While you are in the area, be sure to check out San Jose. It's just an 11-mile drive to this capital of Silicon Valley. With so much to do, you will want to spend several days checking out the tourist attractions, sampling the food, and stocking up on produce at the farmer's market. Catch the San Jose Sharks play a hockey game at the SAP Center, or learn about the origins of technology at The Tech Museum of Innovation.
For a day trip to the beach, Santa Cruz is only 40 minutes away. Spend a full day swimming, sunbathing, and walking along your choice of several excellent beaches.
Initially founded in 1776 by Captain Juan Bautista de Anza, this charming city received the Cupertino name in 1904. Early pioneer settlers in the 1800s originally planted grapes in the area. Sadly, sometime around 1895, phylloxera (a root louse) attacked the roots of 75% of the grapevines, virtually decimating the wine industry. Many farmers switched to planting fruit and nut orchards instead. Farmers grew prunes, apricots, peaches, cherries, plums, almonds, and walnuts. In spring, the Santa Clara Valley became well known for its acres of blooming orchards. It was on October 10, 1955, that the town of Cupertino became an incorporated city.
In 1967, De Anza College opened, and the computer industry began to take root in Cupertino. Apple Inc. arrived on the scene in 1977 with many high-tech companies following suit. Today, Cupertino is best known as a hub for technology, research, and development.
Cupertino Memorial Park is home to the Veterans Memorial that was established to honor local veterans. The park is 28 acres of grassy areas for picnics, an amphitheater, softball fields, tennis courts, a pond, and a gazebo.
Outdoor enthusiasts will be pleased to know that two national parks are nearby. Yosemite National Park is only 168 miles away and can be reached in just over three hours. You can visit the world's largest trees at Redwood National Park, which is only 133 miles away.
Santa Clara, CA - Santa Clara is home to well-known attractions, such as the 49ers Levi’s Stadium, Great America theme park, and the Intel Museum.
20+ Gas Stations
2 Nearby Rest Areas
3 Campgrounds Less Than 20 Miles Away
14 Nearby State Parks
4 Nearby RV Parks
1 Nearby Dump Station
San Jose, CA - San Jose is a popular tourist destination with attractions like the Winchester Mystery House, the Tech Museum, and the San Jose Flea Market.
30+ Gas Stations
1 Nearby Rest Area
10 Nearby Campgrounds
12 Nearby State Parks
4 Nearby RV Parks
3 Nearby Dump Stations
Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz is well known for spectacular beaches, an old-fashioned beach boardwalk with vintage rides, great food, and boutique shops.
20+ Gas Stations
20+ Nearby State Parks
11 Nearby RV Parks
2 Dump Stations
Pinnacles National Park is one of the newest additions to the National Park Service system, having received this status in 2013. The park was created by a combination of lava flow from a now-extinct volcano and rock erosion and is comprised of a series of uniquely shaped rock formations. These rock formations are now the pinnacles that the park is named for. There are over 30 miles of hiking trails and hundreds of climbing routes here. RV sites with electric hookups only are located at the eastern entrance to the park.
Out of the nine national parks in the state of California, Yosemite National Park is arguably the best known. Each year, an average of 4.5 million people visit Yosemite, and for a good reason. Visitors come to enjoy the waterfalls, the open meadows, and the iconic rock formations. RV camping is possible at ten of the campgrounds within the park although there are no electric, sewer, or water hookups anywhere inside Yosemite.
Kings Canyon National Park is home to the General Grant tree, sometimes referred to as "The Nation's Christmas Tree." People come here, and to the adjacent Sequoia National Park, to see the giant sequoia trees. RV camping is possible at six of the campgrounds in Kings Canyon, but electricity, sewer, and water hookups are not available anywhere inside the park.
Portola Redwoods State Park is popular among visitors looking to get away from the noise and congestion of the city. Hikers will love the miles of trails within the park's shady redwood forest. The campground offers 55 family sites that can accommodate an RV, but there are no hookups.
If time is limited while you are in Cupertino, and you want to see the giant California redwood trees, then go to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The park is just 18 miles from Cupertino with redwood trees that are as much as 300 feet tall and 50 feet in circumference. The campground here has limited primitive sites for RVs with no hookups.
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is home to 40 acres of old-growth redwood trees. Its location at 27 miles from Cupertino and four miles from Santa Cruz makes this a good stopping point on your way to the beach. An overnight stay is possible here, but no RV hookups are available.
Topping the list of must-see California landmarks is the Golden Gate Bridge. This bridge connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County. RVs are welcome to drive across the bridge in the right two lanes. There is a toll to pay at the toll plaza when traveling south towards San Francisco. For another great landmark, drive 79 miles south to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Parking for the aquarium is limited to metered street sites and parking garages.
Another popular landmark is the notorious Alcatraz Island. The island was once the site of a high-security prison. The prison is now closed with guided tours available leaving from the Embarcadero in San Francisco.
Toyota/Save Mart 350 - The Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma is the site of this stop on the NASCAR tour in early June.
Gilroy Garlic Festival - Come to celebrate all things related to garlic at the end of July in Gilroy.
Festival Napa Valley - The Napa Valley is home to this wine and food festival in July.
Bottle Rock Napa - In September, Napa plays host to this three-day festival of music, food, and wine.
Outside Lands San Francisco - In October, this three-day music festival is held at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
Tony Look Trail to Stevens Creek Reservoir - Good for kids, this hiking trail is an easy hike of 2.5 miles along the Zinfandel Trail.
Black Mountain Trail and Black Mountain via PG&E Quarry - Hikers looking for a difficult trail will enjoy this 11.2-mile trail.
Boronda Lake - This small lake is good for fishing and nonmotorized watercraft.
Surfing - The top surf spots in nearby Santa Cruz are at Four Mile, Three Mile, Natural Bridges, and the 26th Avenue Beaches.
Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort is the top pick for its closeness to the action at the boardwalk in Santa Cruz. Full hookup sites start at $55 per night. Another popular RV park is Cotillion Gardens RV Park. Surrounded by redwood trees, full hookup sites here start at $54 per night. Another good place for lakeside camping is Del Valle Family Campground. Situated next to Del Valle Lake, full hookup RV sites start at $50 per night.
Trailer Villa RV Park in Redwood City, a 16-mile drive from Cupertino, offers non-guests a dump station for $25. Big Basin RV Park has an on-site dump station just 14 miles away, and there are plenty of other RV dump stations in the Bay Area that are available to travelers.
Pedron’s Storage in nearby San Jose offers both indoor and outdoor storage. Call for rates. Vehicle Storage San Jose offers 325 RV spaces in a large lot with plenty of room to turn around. Rates vary from $200 to $325 per month based on size.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Cupertino, CA, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Cupertino?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Cupertino from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Cupertino?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.