Don’t just dream about the wind in your hair on the open road – you can make it happen! The summer is the best time for a beach trip along the shorelines of Southern California. And, it’s easier and less intimidating than you think.
If it’s the first time you’ve rented an RV, try a more compact and familiar style – Mercedes Benz RV rentals. If you can drive an SUV, then the Mercedes Benz RV rental will feel the same.
The Mercedes Benz RV rentals have a similar feel and style to the larger Class C RVs that hold 2 – 5 people depending on the style. Most have a full kitchen and a residential style refrigerator, a bathroom with a shower and a nice sitting area that you’d expect from a Mercedes Benz RV rental.
Mercedes Benz RV rentals are slightly thinner so you’re able to park in some places that the larger RVs can’t. Although, there is a variety of Mercedes Benz RV rentals where you would need a slightly wider camp site if the RV had a slide out. Even though there is a variety, they are all still easy to drive and you don’t need a special license to drive them.
Now that you have an idea of a RV rental, let’s get back to the open road and your summer road trip.
Great Southern California Destinations
There is great camp site along the California coast that can accommodate a Mercedes Benz RV rental. One of the most family friendly sites is located in San Diego, California is “Campland on the Bay.” This RV park is neatly placed on the bay overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the sandy beach of Mission Bay. Since Campland opened in 1969, families continue to return year after year claiming the name “Campland Raised”.
This RV park is a perfect stop with a Mercedes Benz RV rental. Since these RVs are slightly smaller, space can be limited. Camp sites like Campland offer plenty of amenities that include a restaurant, coffee shop and a market for items that might have been left behind.
While you’re not hanging out in the Mercedes Benz RV rental, Campland offers outdoor recreation such as bike rentals, watercraft rentals, basketball courts, a pool and spa along with plenty of kid’s activities and water parks.
But…this park is located right on the beach so why not explore the bay in a kayak, peddle-boat or try a fun and fast catamaran that is easy to learn and sail.
By day, it’s bike, beach and water sports, but when the sun goes down at Campland, it’s live entertainment, campfires and family togetherness. Enjoy a live show at Central Park without leaving your beach chair.
Great Central California Destinations
Sometimes one stop isn’t enough but since you’re in a Mercedes Benz RV rental, it’s easy to move.
Travel the Pacific Coast Highway to the beautiful beach town of Malibu where you’ll be surrounded by sweeping cliffside ocean views and mountain panoramas.
Malibu is 27 miles of unmistakable scenic beauty. With nearly three dozen beaches, majestic mountains and beautiful hiking trails lying within the distance, there’s no denying Malibu is a picture-perfect getaway destination.
Malibu Beach RV Park is right outside of the town center of Malibu and within walking distance to the beach. Splurge on an ocean view campsite, and you’ll be treated to some of the best views you’re likely to see on your trip. From here, you’ll be able to see both fantastic sunrises and sunsets. Not to mention you’ve got one of the area’s best beaches right at your front door.
The park amenities are similar to Campland except in a smaller area. Since space in the Mercedes Benz RV rental can be limited, there is a market on site for needed provisions but there is no restaurant. However, you’re not too far from a grocery store which is a benefit of having a Mercedes Benz RV rental.
Not far away is Malibu Country Mart. Located in the center of Malibu, this chic outdoor mall encompasses 6 acres of some of the finest retail shops. Surrounded by first-rate gardens, rare sculptures, outdoor dining and picnic area, and a much-loved children’s playground, Malibu Country Mart is the heartbeat of Malibu.
Jump in the Mercedes Benz RV rental and head over to a local vineyard. The Malibu Countryside Wine Hike is the perfect excursion for wine enthusiasts who also want to explore the Malibu landscape and its Saddlerock Ranch . Malibu Countryside Wine Hike’s star of the tour is not just the Malbecs and Cabernets. Saddlerock Ranch’s family-run operation also displays several exotic animals, such as zebras, alpacas, water buffalo and giraffes. An expert guide will lead guests on an easy to manage hike that features an archaeological site of the Chumash Indian pictographs that dates back to the 1700s. The journey ends with a complimentary flight of wine with five tastings of different wines. The perfect end to a perfect day.
Pacific Coast Highway in a Mercedes Benz RV
Making the decision to rent a Mercedes Benz RV affords you the luxury of making multiple stops along your journey. Not only is it easier to drive but it gives the most flexibility – the flexibility to maneuver, and the ease of the drive makes it one of the best RV rentals available.
Prepare for staying in a Mercedes Benz RV rental. In most cases, prepare to bring some standard household items.
- Kitchen items (pots, pans, dishes)
- Bedding (sheets, pillows, blankets)
- Bath towels
- Beach towels
- Small tool kit
- Firewood, kindling and lighter/matches
- Outdoor camp or beach chairs
- Outdoor foldable table
- Water (estimate 1 gallon per person per day)
- Grill grate to cook on the campfire (optional)
These are only a few beaches that you could visit on the Southern California Coast. Since you’ll be in a Mercedes Benz RV rental, you’ll be able to stop along the way to your destination.
Enjoy your adventure in one of these Mercedes Benz RVs.