An RV Trip around Los Angeles for a Fun-Filled Time

Southern California is a surprise this time of year, with warm weather and sunny days.  This is the ideal time for a vacation around the Los Angeles and Hollywood area.  There are so many things to do and places to go.  You don’t have to stay in the city but can experience the mountains or desert on your trip.  The best of all worlds!  First you can find the perfect RV motorhome at El Monte RV Rentals near Los Angeles then move to your RV camping location to make your home base.

The first destination once you are settled should be Disneyland.  Visiting this famous park is a fabulous start to your vacation – full of rides, delicious food and Disney characters.  Be ready to do a lot of walking, but every second is worth it.  You’ll see why they call it the Happiest Place on Earth.  You could spend a week here, but two days might be enough.  Then it will be time to move on to more sights and sounds!

Disneyland Castle

Disneyland Castle

Two more theme parks are worth a visit.  At Universal Studios you’ll find some unique rides and the opportunity to take a fascinating tour of Universal.  At Six Flags Magic Mountain you will discover more fun, with great rides, plenty of friendly faces and more good food and snacks.

Before leaving the city to explore outdoor recreation options, you can see some of the sights in town.  Naturally, Hollywood is a must-see, with the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd.  You can walk from one end to the other, watching for the stars of your favorite actors and actresses.  Meanwhile you can shop in many fine boutiques, and end up at Grauman’s Chinese Theater and see a show.

After this adventure of discovering Hollywood’s attractions, you can now head for the out-of-doors with confidence.  Right in the city you can explore Griffith Park and hike, bike or have a picnic.  There is a place where kids can have fun on a carousel, take pony rides and much more.

To really get out into nature, you can go to Angeles National Forest, only about thirty miles away.  You’ll find wildlife is abundant and so are scenic views.  Stop and take a deep breath of the forest smells.  You can hike as long as you like as there are 500 miles of trails here.

Another great day trip from Los Angeles is the Mojave Desert.  Visit the Ghost Town of Calico to really get an idea how people lived in this mining town in the late 1800s.

Mojave Desert

Mojave Desert

There are so many interesting places to visit so close to Los Angeles and Hollywood.  You have to spend time planning your California vacation so you have time to see everything.  Decide how many sights you can see in a day, then plan out how many days you’ll need and arrange to rent your RV for that long and make reservations in a campground which you can make as a home base.  This truly will be a vacation to remember.

To book an RV rental in Los Angeles, CA – CLICK HERE

Picture credits: photo of Disneyland Castle and Mojave Desert are all licensed under the Wikimedia Creative Commons.

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Planning an RV Vacation so All Goes Smoothly

You want your RV vacation to be the best that it can be for everyone.  After all, a vacation is supposed to relieve all the stress built up from living day-to-day in your workaday world.  But if you are not fully prepared, you will be adding stress to your vacation days.  Let’s see how we can prepare you for your RV vacation and have a worry-free getaway.

Florida Keys, Florida USA

Florida Keys,

First, you need to know your destination and how you’ll get there.  You will find El Monte RV Rentals all over the United States where you can obtain the ideal motor home for your trip.  We offer free “RV Camping Itineraries” that provide  mapped-out courses and destinations for your convenience.

You can either “fly-drive” to your destination or pick up your motor home locally and enjoy the drive and adventures along the way that only RV travel can offer!  Don’t forget that in many cases you can take advantage of our free airport shuttle service in major airport cities.  Check our website for availability.

Here’s a possible RV Travel Itinerary:  you can rent an RV from El Monte RV Rentals in Orlando, find a nice camping spot, visit some Orlando sights, and then head to the Keys for more fun.  On the way to the Florida Keys there are plenty of sights to see and you’ll want to allow time to stop and enjoy them all.  You may want to refer to previous postings on our Monty’s Musings blog to learn about many exciting destinations to visit in Florida in your RV.

From Orlando, you could head east to Fox Lake Sanctuary, then south on Interstate 95 to the Florida Keys and beautiful Key Largo.  For a winter vacation, you really can’t beat the Keys.  You will meet creative types who spend their time making unique art, beachcomber types who relax all day along the sandy beaches, and swim with the dolphins.  Use Google and maps on the Internet to plan your route and everything you want to see on the way.

If you don’t want to bring your pets along, you can contact a pet-sitter or the kennel in advance to ensure they have an opening for your time away.  But if you prefer keeping Fido with you, it’s good to know that El Monte RV is a “Pet-Friendly” company and supports taking the family pets along!  Also remember to check out the weather forecast for that area for the time you will be there.  It is surprising how accurate these weather forecasts can be.  You will then know what to pack, or even if you should put off your vacation for a few days to miss a storm.

You will want to prepare your smartphone and laptop for the trip.  Download some apps to make your vacation more exciting.  You can find apps online and pick the ones you’ll use the most.  Perhaps you’ll choose the one which forecasts weather down to the hour or perhaps the one which identifies animal tracks.  There are many to choose from.

Now begin to pack for your trip.  First make a detailed list of every item you want to bring and as you pack them, mark them off.  This way you’ll forget nothing.  Remember, when packing clothes, roll them instead of folding.  This prevents wrinkles.  There’s lots of storage in motor homes, so taking “it all with you” is usually not a problem!

When you prepare and plan out your trip, you will find everything less stressful and more enjoyable.  Have a great RV vacation!

El Monte RV Official Logo

El Monte RV Official Logo

For information on renting an RV in or near Orlando, Florida – CLICK HERE or if you need to rent a motor home outside the state of Florida,  -CLICK HERE

Picture credits: The photo of Florida Keys was found on Flickr Commons. It is licensed under the Explore/Creative Commons license.

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Travel to Orlando for a Wide Array of Things to Do

There are many fun things to do around Orlando.  Taking an RV motorhome and using it as the home base for your Orlando vacation is probably the best way to spend your getaway time in Central Florida.  Once you settle down in a comfortable RV campground, you can begin your adventures.  Retiring to your RV campground in the evening enhances your vacation experience.  Your family takes in all the city-life attractions by day and soaks in the outdoor camping experience by night.  Kids love to camp!  It’s a win-win vacation!   Here are just a few attractions you will love.

  • Sea World Orlando – This is a great attraction for family members of all ages.  Just at Sea World alone there is a long list of things to do.  Get a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about what goes on in the background every day at Sea World.  Then there are the up-close tours of dolphins, penguins, and sea lions.  Visit Shamu’s Happy Harbor®.  Try one of the paddle boats for a tour of the beautiful lake.  Be sure to see Dolphin Cove with the interactive dolphin pool.  Shark Encounter® is one of the most popular Sea World exhibits.

    Sea World - Orlando, Florida

    Sea World – Orlando, Florida

  • Universal Studios – It is really time to cut loose and experience some adventures in Orlando.  This is what Universal Studios Orlando offers – adventures!  This is a real working studio and film production facility that is unlike any other.  You will get on rides that will take your breath away, become a part of a major movie, and even enjoy some special dining options.  Shopping is great here too!
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure – If you thought Universal Studios was exciting, wait until you see Universal’s Islands of Adventure!  The rides are more thrilling than you could ever imagine, and the most popular shows are on every day.  Some of the most
    Universal Islands of Adventure - Orlando, Florida

    Universal Islands of Adventure – Orlando, Florida

    popular adventures here are the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Marvel Super Hero Island.  Ever wish you could see the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park up close and personal?  Now is your chance!

 

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park  Encounter many exotic animals as you explore six different lands, including Discovery Island and DinoLand.  The animals number more than 1,700 and you can visit every single one if you wish. This is Disney’s Animal Kingdom and you will love it!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom - Orlando, Florida

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Orlando, Florida

  • Magic Kingdom Park – is another place for the family to come when visiting Orlando.  You will see fireworks, enjoy music parades, and get to shoot photos of you right beside one of the beloved Disney characters.  Visit Fantasyland and ride the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!  This will be remembered as one of the best times of your life!  Walk Main Street and experience all the happiness that this spot provides.  Let the kids thrill to the Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.  Magic Kingdom is just that – magic!
  • Epcot – More attractions at Epcot for the family.  Here you will share in the cultures of eleven different countries.  Entertainment is big here too, and all ages will find something to love.  Epcot’s visitor rating ranks as the third most visited theme park in the United States, and the sixth most visited theme park in the world; it fascinates both adult and child alike!

In between all the exciting activities, you will have a place to retire and relax before the next adventure – your RV.  Save money by fixing your own meals, collecting easy recipes before you leave for your time in Orlando.

This can be a vacation of a lifetime.  With so much to do and see, Orlando provides a destination that everyone must see at least once in their lifetime.

For information on renting an RV in or near Orlando, FLorida – CLICK HERE or if you need to rent a motor home outside of the state of Florida,  – CLICK HERE

Picture credits: The photo of Sea World Orlando (top) by Ricymar, the Island’s of Adventure photo by Avrene, and the photo of Disney’s Animal Kingdom by Kellyv are from Flickr Commons. It is licensed under the Explore/Creative Commons Attribution license.

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