Come and find a little bit of country, just out of the city, in Calabasas. Around 22miles from Downtown LA, this little city nestled in the San Fernando Valley is proud of its Spanish-Mex Ranchero history. A motorhome rental in Calabasas is a great place to start a California road trip.
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Where to stay: RV Campgrounds in Calabasas
Just over the mountains, you have Santa Monica Beach, which opens up the entire Pacific Coast Highway. Continue back towards the city through Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey and ultimately LAX Airport, the nearest airport to Calabasas. Or stay in the hills for close access to Studio City and Hollywood.
Malibu Creek State Park has RV camping sites. Like many State Park campgrounds, cold showers however!
Eating and drinking in Calabasas
For a taste of the Wild West, stop in at the Sagebrush Cantina on your way out of the Santa Monica Mountains. This is a prime spot for road and chopper motorbike riders on the weekends, so expect to see some cool machines parked outside. For something more refined, try LAB Brewing Company in nearby Agoura Hills. It features live music, an innovative small plates menu and a hip vibe.
The Cheesecake Factory is a full service chain of restaurants that are US wide. Their head office is in Calabasas, as well as a restaurant. Wherever you go in California and beyond, you can guarantee a line of diners waiting to be seated at any Cheesecake Factory, and a great meal when you get inside. They have fulsome, delicious salads, all the expected American comfort food entrees and amazing deserts.
What to see and do in Calabasas
Your Calabasas RV vacation is the chance to see some natural wonders of LA. The city is surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains, which has miles of hiking trails, spread throughout several parks. Mountain bike paths trace the hills from West LA all the way to Ventura. Malibu Creek State Park has camping and hiking trails. As a picturesque location so close to Hollywood, the area has lots of film credit. From Malibu Creek State Park Visitor’s Centre it is just a 2.5 mile walk to outdoor sets where M*A*S*H and Planet of the Apes were filmed. Nearby is Paramount Ranch, another national park site with a well preserved western town, also used for making movies.
The Leonis Adobe Museum gives visitors a chance to experience life on a working ranch of the 1800s. Thought to have started life as a stagecoach stop, the adobe brick house was enlarged to a Monterey style mansion by its owner, Miguel Leonis, who made his fortune from ranching, real-estate and litigation. Today, both the house and ranch grounds are open to visitors. You can see Percheron horses, Texas Longhorn cattle, sheep, goats and black Spanish turkeys. Why not consider a trip into Nevada? An RV Rental Las Vegas is a great start to a roadtrip, it's also a popular choice for the end of a roadtrip. You could also start a West Coast road trip to San Francisco to get a chance to see some of the most beautiful California landscape.
Driving tips: Staying safe in California
Southern California experiences some extreme weather phenomenon. Heavy rain in the mountains frequently causes landslides and wildfires can rage over summer. Don’t get too distracted by holiday mode, keep an ear to the news and weather forecasts to stay safe.