Rent a camper van in San Francisco and you’ll be golden! The Golden State is an absolute gem for everyone. But for those who choose to explore via camper van, the rewards are giant. With ocean vistas, drive-thru trees, and roads less traveled, you’ll have the best seat in the state. And with a fully loaded, road-trip-ready GoCamp camper van, you’ll have peace of mind that nothing was left behind. Where should you go from San Francisco? Here are some ideas.
Hubba hubba! This van really is beautiful. Bonita came to us from Fairfax Off Grid Campers and she has not let us down. Because this van seats and sleeps two, it’s the perfect weekend getaway for you and your partner or pal - or even a solo adventure! With every portion of this customized van built to perfection, you’ll have everything you need to make your trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Want to cool off after a long day in your own private shower? Say no more. Bonita features a cleverly designed shower that can keep you or your furry friend fresh. That's right, this van is pet-friendly too! You can even take a one-way trip to your final destination in this home on wheels. So what are you waiting for? Check out Bonita and start planning your next adventure with GoCamp!
“We drove from the bay to Mendocino, and the van was super easy to drive and comes with everything you need. All we had to bring was our clothes!”Jade April 2022
When you pick up a camper van in San Francisco you’ll be in the heart of California. Connected to thousands of miles of scenic or streamlined roadways (take your pick), you don’t want to miss this. Bring your toothbrush and your favorite road snacks, and we’ll take care of everything else!
Not sure where to park your camper van? Check out our guide on Three Great Hipcamp Sites near San Fran!
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Wrap your mind around this: Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is home to 9,500 acres of redwood trees, including the largest old-growth coast redwood! If you haven’t spent time meandering with these ancients before, then this will be a must-stop. Plus, you’ll be right on the Smith River, the last major, undammed river in California. These gorgeous waters are a breathtaking home to an abundance of wildlife and a beautiful backdrop to your vanlife adventure. Here’s a sample five-night itinerary.
Head south on the Pacific Coast Highway and you’ll be greeted by fragrant eucalyptus trees and bobbing otters in the charming coastal community of Morro Bay. Fresh seafood is what’s for dinner, of course, which you can enjoy while nestled into the comfort of your camper van rental, parked somewhere pretty in any number of drive-in camping options.
Highway One/Pacific Coast Highway
Yep. That’s it folks. You can have yourself one heck of any amazing California road trip adventure simply by cruising the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as Highway One. Spanning 600 miles from San Francisco to San Diego, this is one of the most scenic stretches of road in the world, with rugged coastline, echoes of pioneer days, and surfing villages that hold year-round appeal. Good thing you’ll be able to bring that surfboard with you in your GoCamp camper van!
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Yosemite is crowded. Lassen is way less crowded, and just as worth visiting! There are all four types of volcanoes within this 100,000-acre park, evidenced by the dramatic jagged peaks and roiling fumaroles, and the 125-degree Boiling Springs Lake. The Lassen Park Highway is the highest paved road in the Cascades and runs for 30 miles through lush and dense forest, with views of Lake Almanor. There’s enough to see and do with this park that you may just want to park it and camp out for a few days.
Best known for Mark Twain’s legendary frog-jumping contest, Angels Camp will send camper van visitors on a tour through a bygone era of California’s gold rush days with the Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House, historic homes, and beautifully landscaped parks. Nearby in the Sierra foothills, campers can enjoy New Melones Lake, one of California’s largest reservoirs, for days of fishing, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, and gazing up at the stars.