If you’re a local or a visitor to San Diego and you love any excuse to get out into nature, there are dozens of beauty spots and wild spaces to explore nearby. Whether you like to get as close as possible to the outdoors in a pop-up tent or you prefer a luxury cabin, there is something to suit every style and budget.
For those who love the outdoors by day but prefer a decent mattress and a bathroom with full amenities, there are still plenty of options to give you that ‘lost in the wild’ feeling. Santee Lakes is a beautiful resort with picturesque lakeside and floating cabins that come equipped with all of the mod-cons you need to make your stay comfortable; a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom which you don’t share with other families as well as comfy mattresses, Wi-Fi and air conditioning.
For those who take their accommodation with them, there are plenty of spots at Santee Lake which are designated for RVs, with access to heaps of activities available for you and your kids to enjoy, from the pool to the playground.
Park your RV in front of the ocean
Perhaps you don’t need quite the same level of luxury, and you’re simply looking for somewhere to park up your RV with easy beach access. If that’s the case, where better than a campground that caters exclusively to RVs? For those who don’t want to fork out for beach-front accommodation, Silver Strand State Beach RV Park allows you to park up right in front of the ocean. Your kids can practically roll out of bed and into the sea in the morning, and you won’t be paying out for amenities that you don’t need to use because you’re carrying them with you.
If the freedom to jump in a motorhome and travel anywhere in the US is appealing to you. Still, you don’t want to add an RV as a feature to your driveway, you can find great storage options with a quick search for ‘rv storage san diego’ allowing you to hibernate your RV during the winter months or whenever you won’t be using it. You will pick up your well-cared-for motorhome whenever you’re ready to get back on the road to seek out your next adventure.
Bed down with the animals
If you’re a nature and animal lover, and like something a little out of the ordinary, how about pitching a tent amid an animal sanctuary housing rescued horses, donkeys, pigs, ducks, and tortoises to name a few. Ilana’s site caters to tents and RVs and offers a very unique camping experience with rescued animals roaming freely around the site. Not only does Ilana’s site offer you something a little different but your camping fee supports the work of the sanctuary, so it’s a win-win.
There are dozens of options besides those listed here, so whatever you’re looking for around San Diego and throughout California there is something to suit your budget, your needs, and the experience you are looking for. Roll up your sleeping bag, get out of the city and start exploring; endless beauty and adventure is waiting to be discovered, and a dive into nature might be just what the doctor ordered.