Short on Time, But Want to Experience Long-Distance RV Adventures?

Taking an RV vacation has many advantages over staying night after night in various hotels.  For instance, you can’t beat the convenient mobility perk of motor homes by taking all your possessions with you, in addition to the privacy and comfort of having your own “home” away from home at any vacation destination you’re visiting.  The convenience that RVing affords families with children and pets is well worth the effort, time, and money spent on experiencing an RV rental vacation!  Some people never consider renting an RV for long-distance vacations, like going to the Grand Canyon from New York, believing they would have to drive the entire distance in the RV.  Fortunately for the vacationers who enjoy convenience and luxury, El Monte RV offers a wonderful solution to make that kind of a trip possible!

El Monte RV motor home at the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

El Monte RV motor home at the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

For this type of traveler, a “Fly and Drive” RV trip might be the perfect solution.  In a nutshell, travelers looking into this manner of vacation will fly to an El Monte  RV rental location near their destination in order to pick up an RV before staring on their adventure.   There is an upward trend building in this “Fly and Drive” travel experience for several good reasons.

Probably the top and most obvious reason at hand is not having enough time to drive the entire distance just to get to your final destination.   Depending on the kind of trip you have in mind, this aspect of the “Fly and Drive” option is a win-win!   While road trips are a lot of fun and enhance the RV trip, it may not fit into your time schedule.  It serves a better purpose for some people to get there quickly so that they can start using their RV the way they want to.  Another reason to fly and drive is that it can be the most economical way to visit a national park or other destination on the other side of the country.  Instead of paying for all of the gas just to get to your destination, a plane ticket may be a cheaper alternative.

If you decide to fly and drive to your destination, there are a few simple steps to follow to make your trip a success!  Early planning is the best policy; it is usually the cheapest way to go, as well as having the increased availability for campsites and RV selections!   After deciding where you want to go,  you’ll need to do a little research first.  You will want to locate the nearest RV campgrounds or other sites that allow overnight RV parking before making your RV reservations.  Especially when considering a stay in a national or state park, you’ll want to know the size of your RV rental first because the RV size can make a difference in whether or not there will be site availability.  Before reserving your camping spot, find the closest El Monte RV location to reserve and book the RV that will be perfect for you, remember to take note of the size of your motor home.  Then make a call to the campground and reserve your RV camping spot!

Next, you’ll need to book your flight tickets!   El Monte RV offers shuttle service at their larger store locations.  You will want to verify upon booking your RV rental whether or not that particular location provides shuttle service.  An alternate choice for a low-cost way to get from the airport to your El Monte RV location is using a car transport service such as Uber.  This modern and popular alternative to taking taxis is usually the cheapest and easiest way to get to your El Monte RV location, and you’ll be able to use it to get back to the airport at the end of your vacation as well.  Make sure to download the app to your smart phone before you leave on vacation, as this will allow you to hail an Uber car as soon as you walk out of the airport!

If you’re thinking about taking an RV vacation this year, don’t hold yourself back from anywhere in the U.S. that you’ve thought about going in an RV.  If the nearest El Monte RV location isn’t within easy driving distance, consider doing a Fly and Drive vacation instead!

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A Christmas RV Vacation to San Francisco

San Francisco cable car

San Francisco cable car

The magic of San Francisco during the holidays is too perfect to resist.  The events and attractions happening in this beautiful California city offer the RV vacationer a real treat for Christmas and the weeks following.  A winter RV trip to San Francisco means you don’t have to worry about expensive stays in hotels.  You can fly in, rent your motorhome and begin your adventure.  A great place to camp is the San Francisco RV Resort which is a short fifteen-minute drive from the heart of the city.

First stop can be a tour of wonderful giant gingerbread houses at different locations throughout the city.  See these amazing constructions of icing, candy, sugar and chocolate. Some have multiple rooms and one even has a chocolate pond! If kids are with you, it will be a wonder to watch their faces light up!

A favorite treat for the holidays is stopping to see the huge Union Square Christmas tree, decorated with the best ornaments and lights. The City by the Bay certainly knows how to welcome in Christmas and all the celebrations that go along with it.  At the Cheesecake Factory you can look down at the tree and enjoy one of the best views.  Go ice skating while here and then shop for all those special gifts of the season.

Despite the chilly weather, you will want to get outdoors for some fun. There are more than a thousand acres at Golden Gate Park  and many sights to see indoors as well.  Warm up by visiting Steinhart Aquarium.  Here you can see the graceful beauty of marine creatures and have a laugh at the antics of penguins.

Another place you won’t want to miss on your holiday San Francisco trip is Fisherman’s Wharf. The fishing fleet at the wharf has the boats decorated, which adds a unique touch to the holidays.  Taste the Dungeness crab as you warm yourself in one of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf eateries.  You can relax in style and dine while absorbing the ambience of the harbor activities.

Ready to get outside again?  Head to Embarcadero Marina Park North to find biking and hiking paths, a fishing pier and spots for a picnic.  You can fit in some exercise by trying out the exercise stations.  As you fish, you will realize that San Francisco has it all – and any time of year!

At Coit Tower you will reach the observation deck and be able to take in the city in one sweeping 360-degree view.  The murals inside the base offer a look at the work of artists from the early 1930s.

As you travel around and take in all the sights and sounds of San Francisco, certainly one of your favorite sounds will be the ding-ding-ding of the cable cars.  You can ride to many of the most popular sights in the city on these historic cars.  Yes, you will never forget an RV adventure to San Francisco for the holidays.  A wonderful Christmas treat for any family!

For information on booking an RV Trip in San Francisco, California – Click Here

Picture credits: The picture of the cable car in San Francisco, California, is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.



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