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Discover Santa Barbara, CA


Santa Barbara is a dynamic city with a perfect blend of historical elements of Spanish heritage and spectacular views, ideal for exploring with an RV rental. Just imagine walking or jogging down the beach, seeing whale spouts on the horizon, hearing bird-songs and ocean breeze in the background and enjoying picturesque hills that stretch into the Santa Ynez Mountains and wine country. This is what this “American Riviera” has to offer.


Being 90 miles north of Los Angeles, most movie stars choose Santa Barbara as a perfect getaway. If you admire the wonders of nature and want to take an RV somewhere you can relax, forget about everything, and enjoy every single day, then choose an RV rental by owner in Santa Barbara. You will never regret it. Red-tiled rooftops, splendid beaches, Spanish-style architecture, and leafy streets combined with luscious food, unique boutiques, trendy stores, fascinating wineries – is there anything more RV renters could wish for?


The Great Outdoors


When you book an RV in Santa Barbara, be sure to visit the epic State Street where you can find a lot of interesting cuisines, enjoy the renowned architecture, and visit many chain stores, local boutiques and unique shops that will keep you busy all day long.


If you would like to have a nice picnic with your family or friends on a lovely sandy beach with a spectacular view then visit the Leadbetter Beach. If you prefer biking then you can go riding along the Pacific coast from this beach at Shoreline Park all the way to Montecito by taking the Cabrillo Bike Path.


If you like to enjoy wildlife and incredible scenery than you can choose a tour and enjoy whale watching and learning about the natural features of the area. If you are a beach person and would like to visit a hidden haven, think about visiting the dream beach for dogs and take your best friend to the Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. You will find lots of activity, playgrounds, and sports for everyone on East Beach. In case that you would like to enjoy some breathtaking views and don’t mind the stairs then visit the one-of-a-kind Thousand Steps Beach. Just 10 minutes away from Santa Barbara are Butterfly Beach and Miramar Beach that are well worth the visit.


Another attraction this lovely RV rental city offers is the Santa Barbara Zoo. It is very small, but don't let the size fool you! When visiting this zoo, you will see a lot of happy animals and wonderful views. Plus there are also lots of activities and interactions for children.


While in Santa Barbara, don’t miss out on famous indoor and outdoor attractions such as Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History and the Sea Center, Lotusland, Shoreline Park, El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Salt Cave  and El Paseo.


RV Parks


Santa Barbara offers a number of RV parks available both in the downtown area and less urban places.  


Just next to the Highway 101, you will find Sunrise RV Park which is a very urban park that is just a few minutes away from the downtown and beaches. The best thing about parking your RV rental in this park is that you will be able to leave the vehicle and go explore the city easily. Most attractions are very near or easily accessible from this park. Other RV parks that are around this area are Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort, AutoCamp Santa Barbara, and Earl Warren Showgrounds. There are a number of gas stations nearby as well.


If you would like to be in a more quiet area, you can park your RV rental near Santa Barbara at Ocean Mesa Campground at El Capitan. It is just above the El Capitan State Beach, half a mile away. It is also very close to the freeway and 20 minutes away from the heart of Santa Barbara. Located 19 miles from Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean and situated in the Los Padres National Forest, Los Prietos Campground is your perfect choice if you enjoy hiking, biking, and horse riding as it gives you an access to a number of outdoor adventures. If you would like to enjoy both Spanish and Danish style, then your perfect choice would be to drive your RV rental to Cachuma Lake Recreation Area which is nestled between the charming city of Solvang and picturesque beaches of Santa Barbara. You can also think about parking your RV rental in Refugio State Beach, Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground or Rincon Parkway Campground.


Exploring the City


Santa Barbara is very famous for the astonishing festivals that are organized throughout the year. With an RV rental in Santa Barbara, you will be able to attend and enjoy the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Earth Day Festival, the three-day California Wine Festival, the Old Spanish Days Fiesta, the Harbor & Seafood Festival and many other delightful events. If you add marvelous scenery, luscious food, incredible history, glorious Spanish architecture to that, you won't find the better place to rent an RV!

RV Rentals in Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Santa Barbara. Outdoorsy's Santa Barbara RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

RV and Motorhome Rentals Nearby

Nearby to Santa Barbara are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Lake Poway Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Limestone Canyon Regional Park, Eaton Canyon Park, and Angeles National Forest.

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Local Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail City State
Sturtevant Falls Trail Sierra Madre California
Temescal Canyon Trail Pacific Palisades California
Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail Altadena California
Escondido Falls Trail Malibu California
Dawn Mine Trail Loop Altadena California
Eaton Canyon Trail Pasadena California
Winter Creek Santa Anita Canyon Hoegee's Campground Loop Sierra Madre California
Runyon Canyon Trail Los Angeles California
Paradise Falls Trail Thousand Oaks California
Solstice Canyon Loop Trail Malibu California

Nearby Dumpstations

Advanced RV Service

1200 Old Conejo Road Newbury Park, CA 91320
(SR)

H & H RV Repair & Storage

10951 Jacinto Way Ventura, CA 93004
General Repair, Parts Sales, Parts Installation (SR)

Rest Stop

Rest Area SB Goleta, CA 93117
Jun 2014: Reported closed, Southbound, Restrooms, Picnic Table, Vending, Pets, Handicap (R)

Rest Stop

Rest Area NB Goleta, CA 93117
Northbound, 5 truck parking spaces, Restrooms, Picnic Table, Vending, Pets, Handicap (R)

Pacific Coast RV

901 E. Ocean Ave Lompoc, CA 93436
(SR)

C & S RV Service Center

1910 Lockwood St Oxnard, CA 93036
General Repair, Parts Sales, Parts Installation, Rentals (SR)

Barber RV

3650 East Main Street Ventura, CA 93003
General Repair, Parts Sales, Adventurer Eagle Cap, Coachmen, Cruiser RV, Eclipse, Forest River, Four Winds, Keystone, Lance, Open Range, R-Vision, Starcraft RV, Winnebago, Certified Techs (SR) (D)

Hooper custom RV service

5397 commerce ave Moorpark, CA 93021
(SR)

B & B RV Center

215 Ave. of Flags Buellton, CA 93427
General Repair, Parts Sales, Parts Installation (SR) (D)

Ventura RV Service Center Inc

6353 Ventura Blvd Ventura, CA 93003
(SR)

Nearby Campgrounds

Rancho Oso RV Camping Resort

campground Santa Barbara, CA
Nestled between the Santa Ynez River and Los Padres National Forest, Rancho Oso offers 310 beautiful acres where you'll have recreational activities such as hiking, biking and horseback riding at your disposal. Filled with a rich Western history dating back to 1845, you can visit remnants of the past such as adobe stables, conestoga wagons, cabins and stone lodges. Step back in time at this membership resort in your RV rental.

Santa Barbara Courthouse

attraction Santa Barbara, CA
Described as the greatest Spanish Colonial Revival structure ever built, the Courthouse embodies Santa Barbara's Spanish Colonial past and heritage. Visitors can enjoy stunning views up the clock tower. The building encompasses a city block, and contains a collection of trees and plants from over 25 countries. You can also enjoy the collection of beautiful murals and be sure to partake in one of the many events hosted here.

Lotusland

attraction Montecito, CA
Over 3,000 plants from all over the world can be found in Lotusland, you can learn more about plants and maybe even improve your green thumb while admiring unique garden designs and exotic blooms. If you fancy surreal architecture you can also have a feast for your eyes as you explore the Theatre Garden, and 25 foot round horticultural clock with signs of the zodiac. In the summer your senses will be overtaken by the sights and smells of the lotus flowers as they bloom. But be sure you make a reservation as many visitors come every day of the year.

California Strawberry Festival

attraction Oxnard, CA
Kick off the perfect summer, while satisfying your cravings for all things strawberry, by attending the annual California Strawberry Festival. Happening in the city of Oxnard in sunny California, the California Strawberry Festival features food booths, arts and crafts vendors, concerts, contests, fair rides and attractions, celebrity chef demonstrations, and a whole lot of fun for the entire family--all for enriching the lives of those in the community. One of the top non-profit festivals in the country, the California Strawberry Festival has raised more than $4.5 million since its inception, benefiting, among others, the children of strawberry farm workers through educational endowments and statewide scholarship grants. A truly guilt-free way to indulge in your favorite strawberry treats, the California Strawberry Festival is perfect for those who are looking for a fun, filling, and meaningful summer activity for the whole family.

Stearns Wharf

attraction Santa Barbara, CA
Built in 1872, Stearns Wharf served the passenger and freight shipping needs of California?s South Coast for over a quarter century. It is the oldest working wood wharf in California. Today it offers this rich history along with the best culinary experiences and views of Santa Barbara. Not only this, but you can also check out the specialty shops offering artisanal candies, ice creams, and unique gifts. Or you can take a ride on the Water Taxi, and get close to marine creatures at the Sea Center.

The Ventura Ranch KOA

campground Santa Paula, CA
The Ventura Ranch KOA near Thousand Oaks, California is a relaxing retreat from the ordinary noise of life in the city. Guests enjoy the campground that rests at the foot of the county?s highest mountain, Topa Topa. The clean, fresh air makes the campground one of the best in the country. The forest setting is enhanced by the nearby creek where wonderful wildlife thrive in their native habitat with a background of spectacular views. The campground is beautiful as is the scenic highway a short distance away. There are four different types of accommodations at the ranch. Some guests choose the large tent or Indian styled teepees. The RV sites are spacious and equipped with 50/30 amp electricity. Some of the sites have delightful patios complete with outdoor furniture. The staff at the ranch have enjoyable activities for the entire family There are arts, crafts, a huge jumping pillow, a swing set, playground, rock climbing zip lining, and much more. The area also has lot of attractions that the whole family will love.

Cachuma Lake

campground Santa Barbara, CA
Cachuma Lake offers a variety of recreational opportunities and events where you can learn about the region?s natural history. You can take a 2 hour nature cruise on a pontoon boat and enjoy the scenery. The marina is open year-round and sells bait and tackle, fuel and fishing licenses. The park offers a quiet, clean atmosphere to enjoy nature and explore the nearby surroundings. Family fun in your RV rental.

Ocean Mesa

campground Santa Barbara, CA
Ocean Mesa is surrounded by Los Padres National Forest overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean on the Gaviota Coast. You can venture out and hike 15 miles of trails, swim in the tide pools at nearby El Capitan State Beach. Hike up the Bill Wallace Trail and take in views of the canyon of oaks and sycamores. Downtown Santa Barbara is only 20 minutes away, so you can enjoy a bit of city atmosphere as well, and come back to Ocean Mesa to have a relaxing massage and enjoy a glass of award winning wine. A destination in and of itself this park is a great RV rental choice with easy to access sites.

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