RV rentals in San Diego provides a simple way to discover "the birthplace of California." You'll never be far from ocean breezes as you enjoy a stay in this coastal town.
If you’re interested in renting a Class A motorhome to cruise along Balboa Boulevard in style, you can pay anywhere from $85-1,000 a night. However, $250 a night is about average. You can also get a discount by renting for longer periods, so that $250 rental ends up being $228.50 a night when you rent for a week, and $183 each night when you rent for a month.
A Class B camper van is also lots of fun for drives up the coast and beachside camping. You can find Class B rentals in San Diego for an average of around $179 a night. If you rent for a week, that works out to $142 a night, and for a month it’s about $116 per night.
If you want a motorhome rental in San Diego that’s somewhere in between a large motorhome and a camper van, you'll want a Class C, which provides comfort on a smaller scale. You can rent a Class C camper for an average of about $175 per night, $171 a night for a week, and $133 a night if you rent for a month.
San Diego is a beautiful, fascinating city. Its proximity to the water means there are plenty of beaches, as well as a temperate climate year-round that makes it a wonderful winter getaway. It’s also close to Mexico, if you want to head across the border for a trip. Finally, San Diego makes a nice add-on to a trip to Los Angeles - it’s just a two-hour drive from the city but it has a completely different vibe.
Joshua Tree National Park is just under a three-hour drive from San Diego, and has rock-climbing, camping, and vistas full of the park’s iconic trees. Death Valley National Park is another uniquely California landscape, with arid valleys, sand dunes, and rocks of all colors. Because both parks can get very hot in summer, the other three seasons of the year are ideal for visiting. Farther up the coast, you can also take the ferry to Channel Islands National Park and spend the day exploring the island.
San Diego's RV campgrounds are never more than a stone's throw from either Southern California beaches or downtown San Diego. The San Diego RV Resort provides 180 full hookups and both back-in and pull through sites. Enjoy the pool and fire up the barbecue in the picnic area. There are plenty of grassy pads and shade for lounging. The Santa Fe Park RV
Resort has a pool, showers, and laundry. It's also pet friendly, so the whole family can tag along. You can find more suggestions in our article on the Top 10 Campgrounds and RV Parks in San Diego, CA.
Balboa Park's wide thoroughfares offer plenty of room for an RV to explore this urban cultural park that is home to more than 16 museums and other attractions. Green zones showcasing natural vegetation, walking paths, and gardens highlight tourists traveling from one venue of entertainment to the other. The San Diego Zoo is the best-known attraction in the park, but also included is the Casa del Prado Theater, which is the home of the San Diego Youth Symphony. This theater, built in 1915 to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal, typifies the Spanish Colonial Revival architectural look of the entire park.
The Hotel Del Coronado, over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, is an impressive, historic beach resort built in 1888. It’s old-world glam has attracted numerous movies stars over the years, and it has been featured in many movies including “Some Like It Hot” with Marilyn Monroe. You can spend the day at “The Del” without being a guest at the hotel and enjoy the beaches and dining.
You can also visit Sea World in San Diego and get a glimpse of marine life up close or ride a roller coaster through the water. San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter has charming restaurants, shops, and is lined with the gas lamps that give the area its name.
Take in a Padres baseball game at Petco Park with the ocean just beyond the ballpark. Several colleges in the area also have sports teams including the San Diego State Aztecs football team, and basketball and baseball at U.C. San Diego.
Park your RV for an evening of onstage entertainment at the Old Globe Theater Complex in Balboa Park, which is a replica of Shakespeare's original Old Globe Theater. In 1973, the nearby Fleet Science Center pioneered interactive science exhibits with a planetarium and an IMAX dome.
Available dump stations in San Diego include the Mission Bay RV Resort, La Pacifica RV Park, and Campland on the Bay. You can find more dump stations in the El Cajon area of our article on California dump stations here.
No fewer than four interstate highways serve San Diego: I-5 heading north to south in California, I-8 heading northeast out of state, I-15 hugging the southern US border to Arizona and beyond, and I-805, which is an auxiliary route to I-5 and also heads north to south.
If you want to fly to the city, the San Diego International Airport is just a few minutes north of downtown. The airport has lots of flights to cities in California and nearby states, as well as flights around the country, and even around the world.