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3 Must Visit Islands on your California RV Rentals Road Trip

Posted on Mar 27, 2018

Just because 1st Choice RV rentals are not amphibious does not mean you should give up your dreams of visiting some beautiful islands off the California coast.  There are plenty of ways to incorporate an island visit on your vacation – whether you plan an island day trip, park your RV at a harbor and spend the night on the ocean, or simply tag a night or two onto the front or back end of your RV rentals road trip you can’t go wrong.  If you need some inspiration, check out these Southern California destinations to get you dreaming about warm beaches and island hideaways.

Naples Island

Naples Island, located just off the coast in Long Beach, may not be a far-off island, but it is certainly worth a visit especially if you’re only mode of transport are your RV rentals.  Naples offers the magic of Italy right here in California, complete with gondola tours in the picturesque town’s canals, and kayak, hydro bike and paddleboard rentals. If your time is limited, Naples makes for the perfect Southern California island getaway.

Catalina Island

Catalina Island is a classic Southern California destination, full of celebrity visitors, dramatic landscapes, and a welcoming atmosphere.  You can easily access the island by ferry in about one hour from a variety of ports in the area. If you are planning on visiting Catalina, check out the local events calendar.  Nearly every month of the year this island is playing host to world-class festivals and celebrations.

Channel Islands National Park

Technically five islands, Channel Islands National Park is a must visit for any ocean lovers visiting Southern California.  There are no services like food stores or shops on the islands, making for a beautiful respite from the busy SoCal lifestyle.   The islands were protected to preserve the environment and surrounding natural and cultural resources. With proper planning, the park boasts a plethora of activities.  Visit the park office in Ventura to get all of your questions answered.

Road trips are perhaps the most classic American vacation, and by using RV rentals you are setting yourself for comfort and luxury as well.  But who says you need to keep your road trip to the road? California is known for its rugged and beautiful coastline and in order to experience it in its entirety, consider visiting one of the state’s many beautiful islands.  The above three are perfect add-ons for the start or finish of your 1st Choice RV rentals road trip.  Stop in and see us for even more recommendations!


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