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The Best Places to Visit in California

Rachel Simpson
Written by Rachel Simpson

If you live in or near California, then you already know that this is a beautiful state full of amazing natural treasures. In fact, there are so many places to visit in California that it can be a little overwhelming at first. How can you choose, when you have so many options? To try and help make it easier, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to visit in California. If you’re traveling in an RV (or even if you’re not) then you owe it to yourself to check these places out.

National Parks

California is home to some of the nation’s most wondrous national parks, and to be honest, any of them would make for an amazing trip. However, here are three parks located in the center of the state that top our list of places to visit in California.


Between majestic mountains and towering waterfalls, Yosemite is rightly recognized as one of the most beautiful places in the country. With over 1,200 square miles of natural wonder, you could easily spend weeks and weeks here without ever getting bored. The good news is that Yosemite can accommodate you if this is your wish, with no less than ten campgrounds that welcome RVs.


If you’re not interested in towering mountains, what about towering trees? Sequoia National Park is known for its massive trees that seem to reach almost to the sky, as tall as (and in some cases, taller than) their more famous redwood cousins. There are numerous campgrounds in and around this park for RVs.

Kings Canyon

Another national park full of amazing terrain that includes majestic mountains and serene lakes, Kings Canyon is a worthy destination for any road trip. With plenty of options for recreation, and many various campgrounds to choose from, Kings Canyon is a popular destination that will definitely not disappoint.


If an urban destination is more to your speed, then you’re in luck. Some of the best places to visit in California can be found in the heart of some of the most famous cities in the world.

San Francisco

With a unique history and a culture all its own, San Francisco is without a doubt one of the most popular traveling destinations in the world. From riding cable cars to visiting a landmark like Alcatraz, San Francisco has it all. While you might not be able to park your RV in the heart of the city, San Francisco is surrounded by great camping and RV spots that overlook the ocean or some of the rest of the surrounding countryside.

Los Angeles

One of the largest and most popular cities on Earth, L.A. has a feel all its own. You might not want to take your RV on the highways here, but if you can get here you’ll find there’s plenty to do. From Hollywood to Disneyland, L.A. is a universe in and of itself, and definitely one place everyone should visit, if given the chance. Of course, a city this big has plenty of camping and RV options nearby, so you should have no problem finding a place to stay while taking in everything L.A. has to offer.

Other Destinations

Of course, there’s more to California than the extremes of cities and mountains, and the discerning traveler can easily find plenty of places to go. Here are some other favorites:

Highway 1

One of the most famous roads in the world, California’s Highway 1 is a 650-mile route that stretches from south of Los Angeles to well north of San Francisco. This route is famous for offering some of the most beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, and is even designated in parts as the Pacific Coast Highway in honor of this fact. For many, traveling this road is a destination in and of itself, and if you want to take your time and make plenty of stops along the way, you could make an entire vacation out of this one stretch of road by itself.

Napa Valley

If you’d like a slightly more refined vacation, Napa Valley is your destination. After setting up your RV at one of the many local campgrounds, you can visit of the world-famous wineries located here, take a balloon ride or hop on a train to do more sightseeing before dining at some of the top-tier restaurants that can be found here. Regardless of your tastes, Napa Valley is definitely one of the most famous places to visit in California.

So, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re looking for cities, mountains, or long stretches of unbroken highway, California has something to offer. Visit us today, in an RV rental from Mighway! Find an RV to rent directly from a local owner, and get all the insider tips for your trip!

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