Exploring

Below is a list of fun and adventurous places to explore throughout Southern California I believe any van or RV nomad will enjoy. Each of these locations is easily accessible for a van or RV. 

Beach

Aliso Beach

Previous Next Overview: Aliso Beach is one of those hidden jewels that most van and RV nomads neglect to visit. The beach is beautiful with

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Exploring

Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves

Overview: The Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves is a memorable adventure for any van or RV nomad looking to explore the Anza-Borrego Desert Park. If you

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Biking

Balboa Park

Previous Next Overview: Balboa Park is one of my favorite places to spend the day and explore. The park offers a wide variety of activities

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Town

Big Bear

Previous Next Overview: Big Bear has it all; hiking, camping, mountain biking, snow skiing, boondocking, sailing, horseback riding, good restaurants, bars, and much more. This

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Historical Landmark

Blythe Intaglios

Overview: A trip to the Blythe Intaglios makes for a memorable adventure for any van or RV nomad. The Intaglios are located on Highway 95

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National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument

Previous Next Overview: The Cabrillo National Monument makes a good day trip for any van or RV nomad looking for a little California history. The

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Exploring

Calico Ghost Town

Previous Next Overview: Calico Ghost Town is a unique spot for any van lifer wishing to visit and explore a relic of the past. The

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Town

Catalina Island

Previous Next Overview: Santa Catalina Island is located 29 miles from Long Beach and is an amazing destination for any van or RV lifer looking

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Exploring

Desert View Tower

Previous Next Overview No trip along the I-8 Freeway to/from the Anza Borrego desert is complete without a stopover at the unique Desert View Tower.

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Park

Franklin Canyon Park

Previous Next Overview: Franklin Canyon Park is one of the hidden jewels of Los Angeles. The park is located less than 3-miles from the crowds

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Exploring

Griffith Park

Previous Next Overview: Griffith Park is home to the Griffith Observatory and Los Angeles Zoo and is a perfect van or RV nomad escape within

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Camping

Holtville Hot Springs

Previous Next Overview Holtville Hot Springs Long-Term Visitor Area (LTVA) is located east of Holtville, Ca, on the US and Mexican Border. The hot springs

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Park

Kate Sessions Park

Previous Next Overview Kate Session Park is a 79-acre park perched high atop Lamont Street at Soledad Road on the border between Pacific Beach and

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Hiking

Mount Wilson

Previous Next Overview Mount Wilson and the Mount Wilson Observatory make a great day trip out of the city. The parking lot at the top

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Town

Old Town San Diego

Previous Next Overview Old Town San Diego Historic Park makes an excellent day trip for any van lifer looking to explore San Diego’s birthplace to

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Exploring

Paso Robles

Previous Next Overview: Paso Robles is a great destination for any van lifer who loves wine, olive oil, and the beauty of vineyards. Driving around

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Hiking

San Juan Hot Springs

Previous Next Overview: Under Construction San Juan Hot Springs adjacent to Highway 74 has seen better days. There is not too much left except for

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Exploring

Zzyzx

Previous Next Overview Zzyzx Road is a great out-of-the-ordinary adventure for any van or RV nomad driving to/from Las Vegas.  ZZYZX is just west of

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