A lot of people get on planes to see the world without realizing what’s in their own backyard.
You can’t be a citizen of the world unless you become a citizen of nature. That means going camping and seeing the breathtaking sites you gloss over every day.
If you’re on the west coast and don’t know where to go, check out this list of the best camper spots on the west coast.
The Santa Barbara Coast
Let’s start on the beaches. Santa Barbara has some of the best around, with only 25 rainy days per year.
But too many people miss them because they don’t want the expense associated with a hotel.
Luckily, there are plenty of places to park your camper on the beach of Santa Barbara. Not only will that make it a cheap and easy trip, it will also let you wake up to a hot sun and warm sand.
So if you’ve been on the beach all day, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to turn down as soon as surf’s up.
Lassen Volcanic National Park
This park is worth a visit to any serious camper or hiker. It combines snowy peaks with beautiful trees and is really a world within itself when it comes to camping.
One of the biggest benefits of checking out its camper spots are the hydrothermal areas in the park.
The volcanic “gas vents” and mud pots of the area will really make you feel like you’ve left Earth, let alone California.
Las Vegas’ Free Camper Spots
When it comes to camping, Vegas might not be the first place to come to mind. But the city never fails to surprise and impress.
Vegas offers free and discounted camper locations all around the city, including in the parking lot of many of its casinos.
That means that taking your teardrop trailer into Vegas isn’t just trying your luck.
Redwood National and State Parks
Trees really should blow your mind. They’re nature’s skyscrapers, and just seeing how high they grow and realizing that you are standing next to a breathing organism that’s been alive for potentially hundreds of years can be shocking.
Redwood National and State Parks are home to some of the tallest trees in the world. They also offer camper spots to rest your head.
The tall trees here are even more breathtaking when you see some of the lovely prairies in the same area. That makes this one of the best places to camp in California.
There’s actually a real reason to avoid using a tent in Death Valley: it gets hot there.
That’s because death valley has some of the lowest elevation points in the world. Campers are encouraged to travel prepared and drink plenty of water.
Remember to pack extra water for this. It’s also best to go to death valley in the winter: the National Parks service is currently warning visitors not to hike there after 10 AM due to extreme summer heat.
There are plenty of places to take your camper on the West Coast. But there’s still a question of how you’re going to get around.
An RV can be expensive and bulky. And tents lack the necessities you may need.
We offer custom teardrop trailers to take on your next camping trip. These are perfect for the needs of most campers and will last for years to come.