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Budget Santa Cruz RV Rental California (CA)

Santa Cruz is a relaxing coastal city found on the north tip of Monterey Bay that is best known for its laid-back bohemian lifestyle. It has plenty to offer tourists such as the Beach Boardwalk and Mystery Spot, and has a variety of beaches suitable for relaxing, surfing and kayaking.

This city is most popular as a weekend getaway, but it is well worth getting out and exploring its surrounding area. With an RV it is possible to explore the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Carmel Valley and the rest of California’s Central Coast.

All in all RV rental Santa Cruz is great way to explore this part of California. that lies between Las Vegas and Los Angeles

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Santa Cruz RV Rental Routes

Central Coast:

from Santa Cruz heading south along Highway 1 on one of the most scenic drives in the state. On this journey it is possible to go on a wine tasting tour, relax on beautiful beaches, dine on fresh seafood, enjoy hiking and witness waterfalls. Stay overnight in Ventana Big Sur Campground and Bay Pines Travel Trailer Park.

Yosemite National Park:

through the San Joaquin Valley to this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site to snap photos of the impressive waterfalls and unusual rock formations, and enjoy hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding and skiing. There are plenty of campgrounds both on route and in the park such as the Mercad River Camping Car Resort and Mammoth Mountain Park.

Bay Area:

drive north and explore the mountainous town of Scotts Valley and see the massive redwoods from the Santa Cruz Ranch Park, relax on a beach while resting at the Pillar Point Van Park and see what the Silicon Valley is all about from the Trailer Villa RV Park.

Santa Cruz Camping Grounds

When looking for a Santa Cruz RV Rental Camping Grounds you can stay in the city or venture just outside of town and be immersed in a woodland wonderland. 

For those of you wanting to stay in the city and be on the water the best place is Santa Cruz Harbor RV Park. The location places you in the North Harbor of Santa Cruz. You will have access to the Harbor Beach via a short 1 mile walk or you can use the free water taxi service. You are also close to downtown and the town’s boardwalk.

This is a dog friendly RV park which allows a maximum stay of 7 days. Each site has electrical, water and sewer hookups. Your unit must be self contained since access to the bathrooms and showers  in the harbor docks is not permitted.  

On the north side of town at the edge of Delaveaga Park Golf Course is the Santa Vida RV Park. The park consists of 23 acres and is smog free while placing the visitors in a redwood tree setting. There are many hiking trails to enjoy in this natural setting while still being only minutes from downtown. 

There are electrical, water and sewer hookups along with access to restrooms and hot showers. Each pitch has a picnic table and fire ring and pets are welcome.

Just north of Paradise Park in the mountains is the Smithwoods RV Park located closer to Fenton than Santa Cruz . Each pitch in a woodland setting has electrical, water and sewer hookups along with cable TV, picnic tables and a fire pit. On site is a launderette, restrooms, showers, heated pool and game room. 

These are some of the better Santa Cruz RV Rental Camping Grounds that offer the choice of being in the city near the water or in the mountains with clean air while being surrounded by trees.

Driving an RV in Santa Cruz

Road network:

highways surrounding Santa Cruz directly link it to Silicon Valley, Yosemite National Park and north and south along the coast.

Speed limits:

Urban roads: 25-55mph
Provincial roads: 55-65mph
National roads and motorways: 70mph

Alcohol limits:

0.8 per cent with hefty fines.


here locals drive on the right-hand side, and are fairly safe and courteous drivers.

Highway 17

If you are planning on using Highway 17 that connects Santa Cruz to San Jose add extra driving time. The reason being that this route is not only heavily congested in parts, but is also step in parts with lots of bends.

Compare Motorhome Hire in Santa Cruz

We can deliver cheap rv Santa Cruz dealsl. However, we can also provide  luxury RV's for hire from top suppliers. These suppliers include El Monte, Crusie America 

We have consolidated and come up with the best rates on Santa Cruz RV rental available from well-known suppliers such as El Monte RV Rentals. Models available are made by Ford and Chevy, and can sleep up to eight people. With El Monte you culd pikcup at at Santa Cruz, CA and return to nearby Oakland International Airport (OAK).

El Monet Santa Cruz (Scotts Valley), CA motorhome rental Depot Information
Santa Cruz,
155 El Pueblo Rd,
Scotts Valley,
CA 95066

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