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Escape Camper Vans is your starting point for any California adventure. Pick up your colorful campervan from one of our California depots, and you’re just miles from some of the state’s–if not the country’s–best camping spots and attractions.

If you’re coming from or heading to Southern California, book your campervan rental at our LA Depot: 

4858 W Century Blvd

Inglewood, CA 90304 USA

For North and Central California travelers, our San Francisco depot is your California campervan rentals booking headquarters

893 Ames Ave

Milpitas, CA 95035 USA

campervan driving with view of half dome

Picking Up Your Southern California Campervan Rental In Los Angeles

Our Los Angeles depot is conveniently located just two and a half miles from the LAX Airport. Grab a Lyft or Uber ride, and you’ll be in our comfortable reception area within minutes. From there, you can hop on the 405 freeway towards incredible LA attractions, begin your Route 66 road trip, or chart your own course and see where your campervan road trip takes you. A few nearby stops include 

Campervan on the side of a mountain

Picking Up Your Northern California Campervan Rental In San Francisco

You’ll find the Escape Campervan San Francisco depot across the bay from the airport. We recommend two routes to get from SFO to our front door:

  • Use Lyft or Uber for the quickest trip, about 20-30 minutes. 
  • Or, take the train to the Hayward Bart stop and complete the route with a rideshare service. 

The San Francisco depot is situated near Highway 92 and I-880, making it easy to reach Bay Area attractions and other popular California cities like

Or use the San Francisco depot as your jumping off point for a road trip south along the coast to Big Sur. Or head straight east to famous Yosemite National Park.  

How Your Escape Campervan Check-in Works

Escape Campervan California depots are open seven days a week with pick-up between 1 and 4 pm or by appointment. When you arrive to pick up your California campervan rental from Escape, you’ll find a comfortable lobby with free Wifi and hot drinks to enjoy while you wait for assistance. 

Our staff fully cleans and prepares each campervan before you head out. Each van comes outfitted with a kitchenette and bed inside. You can also rent extra camping equipment and supplies to make your California road trip as convenient as possible. Or pick out some free gear left behind by previous campers!

Once you check in, our friendly staff will answer all of your questions and give you the final forms to sign. You can make the process go faster by filling out your driver information ahead of time via your confirmation email. 

Finally, you’ll receive the keys to your custom-painted campervan, and the rest is up to you. Head down the street to pick up some supplies or immediately hit the open road looking for your first adventure.

The Best California Parks To Take Your Campervan

California is the perfect destination if you want variety. Where else can you ski in the mountains one day, then drive a few hours and hit the beach the next day? Or sleep under the desert stars tonight and bed down below a canopy of fir trees tomorrow? There’s no better way to experience the variations in California scenery than by stopping at a few of its parks. 

California’s gorgeous national parks have long drawn crowds of visitors from all over the world. Who hasn’t heard of Yosemite National Park or seen images of the giant redwood trees in Sequoia National Park? Luckily, the lesser-known parks have just as much to offer. Avoid the crowds and take your Escape campervan to see:

  • Lassen Volcanic National Park’s sulphuric vents and red hills.
  • Ancient redwoods and foggy coastline at Redwoods National Park. 
  • The talus caves of Pinnacles National Park.

And don’t forget California’s equally beautiful state parks. Whether you’re up for a hike or other outdoor activities, these parks have activities and camping for everyone;

  • Stop for scenic photos at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park on your Big Sur road trip.
  • Soak in the hot mineral pools at Grover Hot Springs State Park.
  • Surf and explore beach caves in Leo Carrillo State Park. 

At night, pull over and set up camp in a park campsite or find your own secluded corner of nature. Cook dinner on your campervan stove, then stretch out on the comfortable van bed or in a rooftop sleeper and dream about all the fun things to do in California.

California Roadside Attractions You’ll Want To Pull Over For

It’s not a road trip without some pit stops at a quirky roadside attraction or two. California highways are lined with them no matter what direction you go. These are the attractions you stop at to stretch your legs and snap some pictures between the major destinations on your California road trip itinerary. Pick up your California campervan rental in San Francisco and head north, and you can:

  • Gawk at the colorful “Flintstone House” and its yard of dinosaur statues in Hillsborough.
  • Play pinball for hours at the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda.
  • Walkthrough Garberville’s One Log House–a house carved out of a single redwood trunk.

If your travels take you south, stop to get out and stretch your legs at:

  • The looming Cabazon Dinosaurs at the Cabazon exit off the I-10. 
  • Lemon Grove’s giant lemon, the largest in the world.
  • Colorful folk art site Salvation Mountain in Imperial County.

Campervan at Lake Tahoe

California Landmarks To Put On Your Road Trip Itinerary

California landmarks are the must-see sites everyone back home will ask you about after your road trip. With such a variety of places to see, a campervan rental in California is the best way to get from point A to point B. Escape’s campervans have enough space for your travel companions and gear without feeling too cumbersome to drive around town or along a scenic road. 

So where will you take your campervan? From the rugged desert to the big city, here are 10 California landmarks you can drive your Escape campervan to, through, or even on!

  1. Avenue of the Giants
  2. Yosemite Falls
  3. Lake Tahoe
  4. Golden Gate Bridge
  5. San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf
  6. Lombard Street, San Francisco
  7. LA’s Getty Museum
  8. Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills 
  9. Joshua Tree National Park
  10. Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park

Helpful California Campervan Rentals And Road Trip Tips

Booking a California campervan rental is just one part of an amazing road trip. Use these tips to plan your journey and make the most of this incredible experience. 

  • Drive a vehicle with enough room to comfortably seat your travel companions and pack your gear. If your own car isn’t ideal for road trips, rent a larger vehicle. Spacious Escape campervans have lots of storage and come in several sizes for different group sizes. 
  • Create a road trip itinerary and map out everything you want to see beforehand to avoid running out of time and missing something. 
  • But don’t plan too much. Schedule extra time to travel between destinations and explore your must-see attractions. A campervan gives you flexibility because you don’t have to make and keep hotel reservations.
  • If you don’t like crowds, skip the most famous sites and research California’s hidden gems for your itinerary.
  • Avoid major cities during rush hour or stick to smaller highways. California has plenty of attractions no matter what route you take. 
  • Bring plenty of snacks and drinks but plan on sampling local fare too. Unlike an RV, you can park your Escape campervan at any restaurant or store. And of course, you can save money by cooking meals on your campervan’s stove.

Book Your California Campervan Rental Today And Discover All California Has To Offer

Whether you’re looking for the desert or the ocean, mountains or cities, an Escape campervan will get you there. We are your trusted California campervan rentals company. Our incredible vehicles make every road trip comfortable, convenient, and fun. Book your campervan today and start the California road trip of a lifetime.

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