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Get ready for an unforgettable motorhome holiday in Los Angeles and California with Motorhome Republic


Hiring a motorhome in Los Angeles

California is the third biggest state in the US, and Los Angeles is the gateway to everything from the hills of Hollywood to the Mojave Desert. There are 18 fleets to choose from with Motorhome Republic, making it easy to find the style of RV or campervan you’re looking for. The range includes affordable campervans, comfortable family motorhomes and deluxe RVs for the ultimate in luxury. You could spend weeks exploring California with a rental RV and the surrounding states, or you could pick up a Los Angeles motorhome for a quick long weekend away. 


Where to go in your Los Angeles motorhome hire

Just under 300 miles from Los Angeles is the world-famous Yosemite National Park, a must-visit for any Californian road trip. It covers a full 1,200 square miles and includes giant sequoia trees, deep valleys and powerful waterfalls throughout. It's also 4 hours East of San Francisco.


The Mojave National Preserve is another incredible spot that covers 1.6 million acres. It’s about 4.5 hours from LA and is dotted with sand dunes, Joshua tree forests, abandoned mines, canyons, homesteads, and more. 


If you have children with you (of any age), a visit to Disneyland in Anaheim just an hour out of Los Angeles is an absolute must, and even the adults will love the fantastical buildings, costumes and entertainment. This is the original Disney theme park with eight areas where you will easily while away a day or two. 


Palm Springs is the place to be for sunshine and relaxation, with 354 days of sun per year, hot springs, golf courses, shopping areas and spas. 


The Columbia State Historic Park offers an insight into the 1850s when the state was in its gold rush boom. The area is 5.5 hours north of Los Angeles and is a real city as well as an attraction where you can see buildings, costumes and daily life from this era. 


For a sea-side excursion, visit the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve 330 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, a drive that will take you roughly 5.5 hours in your motorhome. It’s considered the ‘crown jewel’ of the state parks, and offers one of the best underwater habitats in the world. There are hiking trails, hidden coves, world-renowned diving spots, wildlife such as sea lions, and stunning ocean views throughout. 

Further afield is Las Vegas, in the state of Nevada. A great road trip starts with an RV Rental from Las Vegas and finishes in Los Angeles.


Los Angeles motorhome hire throughout the seasons

The summer season of June to August is generally the busiest time when the temperatures reach into the low 80s (Fahrenheit) and the tourists pack in. 


Winter is quieter and cheaper, and while it does cool down to the high 60s and rains fairly frequently, it can still be a good time to visit as you won’t have to deal with crowds. 


Spring, from March to May, is a perfect time to travel. There are fewer crowds, plenty of events, and the temperatures average around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Similarly, fall from September to November also offers warm but not-too-hot temperatures, fewer crowds and great events. 


RV Rental in Los Angeles: Sunshine and Celebrities

Hitting the road from Los Angeles is a great start to an RV rental holiday. The city is easily accessed from all over the globe via LAX, and there are great places reachable by road in all directions. From wine regions to Mexican fiestas, you will find a direction and destination you like. A rental also makes it easy to get around Los Angeles and see all of this ‘larger than life’ city.

City by the Sea

Sunny Los Angeles is a physical representation of the American Dream - a city of shiny new things, reinvention, opportunity and, most importantly, hard work. A huge urban area that has sprung up quickly over the past few decades thanks to the booming entertainment industry, the “City of Angels” is not just about picture-perfect Hollywood. It is a land of beautiful parks and coastlines, interesting eateries, entertainment of all kinds and great shopping.

The city itself is difficult to define, made up of a huge number of neighbourhoods and districts which sprawl inland and along the coast. Incorporated cities of Los Angeles county are often considered part of greater LA and it is hugely diverse and cosmopolitan area. The world has come to the city.

A variety of accommodation options

Location is the most important consideration for places to stay. A hip, independent hotel in Hollywood? A big, familiar chain downtown? A Disney resort on the grounds of Disneyland? For beachside digs, try Santa Monica or upmarket Malibu, or Long Beach for a relaxed surfer vibe. Beachside RV parks are great for those with rented wheels. Budget hostels can be found almost anywhere, while outside the city centre are reasonably priced smaller B&B-style hotels. Keen shoppers should check out the San Gabriel Valley, close to factory outlet centres and cheaper than staying downtown.

Cowboys and Chalk

Besides usual day-to-day attractions, the city hosts many annual events. Sports lovers will enjoy the LA Marathon, Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach in April and the US Open of Surfing in July or August. For those of an artistic disposition, there’s a huge range of film festivals every year, the Fiesta Hermosa Arts and Crafts Fair on Labor Day weekend and the West Hollywood Book Fair in late September.

Special interest events include Chinese New Year on North Broadway in February, the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival in spring, with summer in the city attracting the LA Gay Pride Parade, the Pasadena Chalk Street Painting Festival and Japanese Festival. In autumn, foodies come out of the woodwork with several food-themed festivals

Culinary Delights

There’s a huge diversity of food on offer. The big thing on the LA dining scene currently is street food- gourmet food trucks, which are coming up with new eat-on-the-go options. Keep a lookout for Filipino, Vietnamese, Greek and Korean trucks, mobile creperies and waffle huts, along with the classic and famous “Grill Em All” with fabulous specialty burgers. Sick of cooking in your own RV? Let someone else do it in theirs!

Upmarket places such as Casa Vega, Rivabella, Nobu and Fig & Olive are better known for celebrity-spotting than their menus. At the other end of the scale are the wonderful markets, full of local produce and flavours. Try the Grand Central Market on Broadway, the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, or smaller local versions in one of the city’s many neighbourhoods.

The Place and the People

One of the most influential cities on earth, LA was once a small Spanish settlement in the New World, of 22 adults and 22 children who founded the town in 1777. It has been home to several tribes of Native American peoples, a part of the Spanish Empire, a city of Mexico, and an American supply centre for the gold rush. Today, nearly half of its population was born outside the States.

The city is blessed with a wonderful location. South California is a place of beaches and sunshine, close to the border with Mexico and on a long and pretty coastline. There is generally a relaxed atmosphere, and with so many wonderful natural landscapes to explore, how can you be uptight? Rent a motorhome and get on the road!

Attractions in the City of Angels

Hollywood is the city’s most iconic neighbourhood, despite the movie industry now outsourced to other locations more than ever. Much of the action centres on Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood Boulevard and Melrose Avenue for shopping, nightlife, dining and entertainment. The Hollywood and Highland intersection is a great place to get a view (and photo!) of the famous sign. Try Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Walk of Fame, the Griffith Park Observatory and Runyon Canyon Park.

Hit the beach! LA is spoilt for choice - from Oxnard in the north to the O.C in the south. For a more secluded spot, venture beyond Malibu along the Pacific Coast Highway. Santa Monica brings the classic fun in the sun vibe with its historic pier and amusement park, and Venice Beach is the place for people-watching. Manhattan and Hermosa Beaches are great for surfing.

Disneyland always deserves a mention - a magical park of happiness and beloved characters. Other family fun activities include the California Space Centre, the Children’s Museum, Aquarium on the Pacific and outdoor fun at the many parks in the city.

From A to B

Getting around by car can be difficult due to traffic, so for public transport is a good option for central areas. There is a Metro Rail network which stretches from the San Fernando Valley to Pasadena, Long Beach and LAX - useful for mid-distance journeys between suburbs. A single trip on one line costs $1.50. There is also a bus system which covers most of the county, with different operators in different areas. Rent a car or motorhome for real freedom of movement.

Travelling to and from Los Angeles is possible from almost anywhere. The city’s international airport is the third busiest in the country with a whole host of international and domestic flights. National coach companies offer inter-city routes to and from Los Angeles, and Amtrak, the national rail network, carries passengers to and from Union Station downtown.

Sunny Days

The climate is officially classed as subtropical Mediterranean. In effect, this means a lot of sunshine and not much rain – a great weather forecast. It gets colder during winter, but not much colder. July and August can reach sweltering figures, so be prepared.

RV rental Los Angeles brands and locations

Tracking down the perfect RV rental can be quite a task. Firstly consider the size of your camper, the special features and, of course, the rental cost. There’s a huge range of choice, so whether you are looking for cheap rv rental or a luxury Class A motorhome hire in Los Angeles we are likely to have the perfect option for you. Motorhome Republic have the largest range of quality suppliers to choose from with brands like Road Bear RV, Cruise America, El Monte RV and Apollo RV in LA.

Tips for the Perfect Los Angeles RV Rental

You should keep these points in mind when booking and driving your rental RV in Los Angeles, California.

  • Listen carefully to the briefing when picking up the vehicle. It is usually quite vital information.

  • If you are heading north or south, take the coastal routes, not the inland highways, as the scenery is much better.

  • Pay attention to the road rules! Most important one? Drive on the right.

  • It is really important that if you are arriving from a long haul flight, that you stay in a hotel over night before picking up your RV.  Driver fatigue can be really dangerous.

  • Vehicle pickups are generally done in the afternoon and drop offs are required in the morning, it generally pays to add an extra day or two to your itinerary to cater for this.

  • In North America it is common that mileage is not included in your rental rates.  This is done to keep the cost of the hire down for those not traveling too far. If you know how far you are going to travel in your RV hire, then it often cheapest to pre-purchase some miles up front. Note though, these are non-refundable so try to avoid over committing!

RV Rental Depots in Los Angeles

Expedition Motorhomes

Expedition Motor Homes in Los Angeles is located at 23981 Craftsman Rd, Calabasas. All RVs come with free WiFi from this certified USA 5 star dealer. Expedition offers a range of RV classes, from the 21­foot B Class to a 37­foot Class A motor home. The rental company is open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, but is closed on Sundays and requires an appointment for Saturdays. If you need to pick up your RV at any other time this can occasionally be arranged subject to availability. Your departure times are scheduled for 1pm to 4pm Monday to Friday or between 10am and noon on Saturdays ­ be sure to be there on time or you may miss your appointment. A $50/hour late fee applies to all returns, so ensure you arrive on time between 9am and noon Monday to Friday or 9am to 10am on Saturdays. However, Expedition Motor Homes does not offer refunds for early returns.

Lost Campers

Lost Campers is situated at 8820 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood, and runs office hours of Monday through Sunday from 9am until 6pm, and is closed on major holidays. An RV hire from Lost Campers comes with 24­hour roadside assistance, 100 free miles per day, kitchen equipment and a picnic table with chairs. These campers are not equipped with bathroom facilities so you will need to stay in RV parks or campsites around Los Angeles. Pick up and drop off times start at 9am and go until 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and you can get to the depot with a 5­7 minute taxi drive, or take the Lost Campers shuttle for $20 one way for up to four people. There is a one hour grace period for late returns, but after that you will be charged an hourly rate for up to two hours, then a full­ day rental charge after two hours.

Wild Campers USA and Escape Campervans

Wild Campers is operated by Escape Rentals, which is why both brands are located at 4858 W Century Blvd. in Inglewood. These van conversions stand out on the road for their bright and eye­ catching designs that come in more than 200 varieties, and their smaller size and fuel efficiency make them a great option for those traveling around Los Angeles on a budget. This is also a good hire company for younger drivers, as there are no surcharges for drivers under 25 years (minimum age to rent is 21). Wild Campers doesn’t offer free mileage, but with Escape Campervans you receive 100 free miles per day. The Los Angeles office is open every day of the week from 8.30am until 5pm, receiving drop­offs before 10am and arranging RV rental pick ups from 11am until 4pm. It’s only 3 miles from the airport to the rental location, or approximately a 15 minute drive. If you prefer a shuttle, Wild and Escape offer rides for $20 for up to four people.

Star Drive RV, Britz Campervans and Road Bear

Star Drive, Britz Campervans and Road Bear RV Rentals are all found at 28404 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills about 40 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. These motor home hire companies offer a free transfer to and from Los Angeles Airport area hotels (transfer from the terminal is not permitted) when you confirm your transfer more than 72 hours in advance, and they are conveniently located close to the beaches at Malibu, Beverley Hills and Santa Barbara. The staff who work here are fluent in English, German and Spanish and therefore cater to many travelers. All RV's come with the latest mod cons such as on-board toilet and shower facilities with spacious interiors. While arrivals on internal US flights can pick up their RV on the day they arrive, international visitors must spend the first night in a hotel or motel before pick up. The office runs 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays and on all statutory holidays. Returns are due in between 8am and 10.30am on weekdays and pick ups are scheduled for noon until 4pm.

Compass RV and El Monte RV

Compass RV and El Monte RV offer a large range of vehicles to suit any traveler, including 22­ foot C class motorhomes and eight­ berth Class A RVs. They are located at 12818 Firestone Blvd, Santa Fe Springs, a little over an hour from Los Angeles International Airport, and just half an hour from Disneyland. A shuttle service is available from designated hotels around downtown for $15 per head one way. To use the shuttle, you will need to call prior to 9.30am on the morning of your pick up to confirm. RV collection times run from 1pm to 4pm Monday to Saturday and 1pm to 3pm on Sundays. Drop offs are made from 8am to 11am every day of the week. You can collect your motorhome on the day you arrive provided you have pre­arranged a collection time, that you can get yourself to the depot (taxis cost approximately $80 one way), and that you can be there at least one hour before the depot closes.

Apollo RV Rental and Star RV

Apollo RV and Star RV Rentals operate from the same location at 8559 Artesia Blvd, Bellflower. Star RV is a premium brand, offering a sleek fleet of new model vehicles with all the bells and whistles, while Apollo motor homes offer a more basic range of affordable RV rentals. This Los Angeles branch is roughly 5 miles from the international airport and 15 miles from the city, costing approximately $25 and $40 respectively for a cab. The branch opens at 9am Monday to Saturday, staying open until 4.30pm on weekdays and noon on Saturdays. Drop offs run until 11am each day, and pick ups start at noon and finish at 4pm on weekdays, and run 9am to 11am on Saturdays. Apollo RV and Star Rentals do not offer airport transfers.

Jucy RV Rental

Jucy RV Rentals are perfect for budget­conscious travelers with a range of converted Dodge Grand Caravans and Chrysler Town and Country vans. Jucy RV Los Angeles is located at 15318 Hawthorne Boulevard in Lawndale, about 5 miles from the airport, which is approximately a $25 taxi fare. Campers come equipped with the basics such as gas cookers, minifridges, dinnerware and linens, but without on­board bathroom facilities you will need to book campsites or RV parks for the duration of your stay. Jucy is open six days a week, 9am to 4.30pm weekdays and 9am til noon on Saturdays.

Travel Guide for your Los Angeles Adventure

Philippe the Original

A visit to popular Philippe the Original is truly a unique experience. Their dipped sandwiches are the talk of the town, and when you taste the incredible flavours you’ll see why. It all started back in 1918, when creator Mathieu dropped a sandwich into a hot pan of meat roast juices. The customer he was serving took the sandwich anyway, and returned asking for another ‘dipped sandwich’. Now with six different dip options, and a multitude of other goodies, Philippe the Original has boomed into a thriving business, becoming an institution with a cult-like following. All this while retaining its original charm by staying put in the same building they moved into in 1951. Drive your Los Angeles motorhome rental into the heart of the city and enjoy the delicious flavours at Philippe the Original.

Where: 1001 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles California, 90012, United States
Opening hours: Open 7 days. 6:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Bob's Big Boy

Travel back to the 1950s when you visit Bob’s Big Boy diner in Los Angeles, California. The iconic restaurant is the oldest remaining Bob’s Big Boy in America, so stopping by is a must on your visit to LA.
While the prominent Bob’s Big Boy sign is a definite landmark in the Burbank area, it’s what’s inside the store that is the real treat. The ‘Big Boy’ double-decker hamburger is their most famous and sought-after dish, however you can also pick up a multitude of other delicious meals, including quesadillas, fries, salads, and desserts. It’s open 24 hours, so you can stop by in your Los Angeles motorhome rental to sample the goods at any time of day.
Grab a burger for the road and get your American road trip off to a great start.


Where: 4211 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, California, 91505
Open: 24 hours

Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant

Dine at the Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant, for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience in Los Angeles, California.
For generations, this LA treasure has served incredible delicatessen sandwiches (like the famous pastrami sandwich) to satisfied customers. From small beginnings in 1947 with just 12 seats, the diner has grown over the years with impressive gusto and is now one of the hottest eateries in the city. With a menu as long as your arm and a vast array of specialities, you’ll need to head back to Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant more than once to truly get a taste for these fantastically decadent meals.
Located in the heart of the CBD, Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before heading out on a road trip in your Los Angeles motorhome rental.

Where: 704 South Alvarado, Los Angeles, California, 90057, United States
Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed Sundays

Oliva Restaurant

For delicious food and a welcoming family atmosphere during your stay in LA, try Oliva Trattoria, Pizzeria and Italian Grill. Located in the Sherman Oaks neighbourhood near Beverly Hills, Bel Air and North Hollywood, it is a breath of fresh (if somewhat pizza-scented) air, a cosy, authentic and inviting eatery in the glamorous and often exclusive City of Angels.
Once you’ve picked up your Los Angeles RV rental, head to the northwestern suburbs and settle in at Oliva for pizzas, pastas, antipasti, salads, soups and other dishes, all made with love. Takeout is also available, with curbside pick up so you can enjoy your meal in your RV should you so desire. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and does private parties and catering too.
Once you’ve fueled up your body with delicious Italian delicacies, fuel up the RV and head out on a journey to remember, like this classic Route 66 road trip.

Where: 4449 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, USA
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 11:30am to 10:30pm, Sat: 11:30am to 11pm, Sun: 5pm to 10pm.


Sevilla Cafe

In the heart of Riverside is the spectacular Spanish-style Sevilla Cafe. Head there in your Los Angeles RV rental and get ready for an award-winning menu and delicious culinary experience. As well as the standard tapas and mains menu, Sevilla Cafe specialises in multi-course menus, allowing you to choose from a range of dishes for each course. Whether you try the 5-course Journey Through Spain dinner for two, or the 6-course La Familia family dinner, Sevilla caters to your preferences. Enjoy live music and Flamenco shows when you visit and watch out for the USD$5 cocktail specials.

Where: 3252 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, California, 92507, United States
Open: Monday to Thursday: 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm to 12:00 am
Saturday: 11:30 am to 12:00 am
Sunday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm