Ten Interesting Newport Beach RV Camping Ideas

Crystal Cove State Park Beach

Crystal Cove State Park Beach

Newport Beach, California is the perfect location for your winter RV camping adventure and here’s why – you’re a short drive from legendary beach towns, first – class regional parks and plenty of other Orange County attractions. Let’s take a look at ten reasons why our Newport Beach RV rental customers return year after year.

  1. Balboa Island charms visitors year-round with its quaint streets, great shopping and dining and easy island atmosphere. Cross the bridge over Beacon Bay from the north or take the Balboa Island Ferry from the south to find an island filled with amusements, events and attractions no matter when you visit. Here’s a link to more information on Balboa Island.
  2. Caspers Wilderness Park is eight thousand acres of canyon trails, forests and streams that invite RV campers to stay and hike. This park’s campground offers full hookups and is actually quite close to services and amenities, despite “back to the wild” surroundings. There are plenty of trails to investigate while camping at Caspers Wilderness Park, just thirty minutes from Irvine.
  3. Chino Hills State Park, just north of Newport Beach near Riverside, boasts more than sixty miles of trails to tempt outdoor adventurers. Discover why the Santa Ana canyon lures nature lovers year-round as you camp at Chino Hills. It’s also a great place for RV camping equestrians, with corrals and multi-use trails available.
  4. Crystal Cove State Park near Laguna Beach is also a short drive from Irvine and the perfect spot for hiking, biking, swimming and scuba diving. There’s actually a designated “underwater park” for those who like their fun below the surface. You’ll also find miles of wilderness canyons worth discovering and excellent bird watching and surf fishing, too.
  5. Disneyland, the king of Southern California attractions, is just thirty minutes from Newport Beach in Anaheim. Whether you spend the day at the classic attraction, Disneyland Park, or next door at Disneyland California Adventure Park (or both!) you’ll soon understand why millions discover the magic of Disney each year.
  6. A stay at Featherly Regional Park should start with a campsite at Canyon RV Park, within the park’s boundaries along the Santa Ana River. Be sure to pack your bikes, because the Santa Ana River Trail runs from the park all the way to the Pacific. Plenty of wilderness to hike, as well, as you enjoy RV camping at Featherly Regional Park.
  7. Hoping to watch for whales, hike along a scenic seaside cliff and enjoy sunny, SoCal beaches while vacationing near Irvine? Laguna Beach is the place to play! Surrounded by ocean cliffs and breathtaking wilderness, this picturesque artists’ colony has become a favorite stop for RV travelers. Shop, swim and, by all means, celebrate nature as you get to know the attractions of Laguna Beach.
  8. Laguna Niguel Lake and Regional Park draws avid fishermen each year from November to April as the lake is stocked with record-breaking trout. Only two hundred acres in size, Laguna Niguel Regional Park packs plenty of lakeside charm year-round.
  9. The town of Newport Beach encompasses exciting nightlife, beautiful beaches and fascinating attractions for the entire family. Whether you plan a hike on Upper Newport Bay, a day at Corona del Mar State Beach or an afternoon of shopping at the Newport Pier Boardwalk, RV travelers to Newport Beach won’t want to leave this attractive seaside city.
  10. We’ll finish our ten interesting Irvine RV camping ideas with a trip to San Juan Capistrano, where historic districts and a legendary mission make this seaside town a must-see. The oldest city in Orange County, San Juan Capistrano reveals the area’s Spanish influence in unforgettable ways. Take time to walk the streets of the Los Rios District to view the adobe dwellings within California’s oldest neighborhood. It’s well worth your time to slow down and learn more about the state’s early history as you enjoy the beauty of San Juan Capistrano.

Planning to come to Southern California for this winter’s RV camping vacation? Start your trip in Newport Beach, where natural wonders, historic seaside cities and plenty of outdoor adventure are waiting just down the road.

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