From surf breaks to old-growth forests, snowy mountains to sun-scorched deserts, world-class vineyards to artisan farms, frenetic cities to nine jaw-dropping national parks, there is something for everyone in the Golden State.
Our luxury Moterra campervans keep you mobile and versatile, so you can choose your own adventure, whether that be cruising along the California coastline on iconic Highway 1, under the awe-inspiring granite walls of Yosemite National Park, through groves of ancient redwoods in Sequoia National Park, into the tasting rooms of Napa and Sonoma Valleys, or over the sea-salted headlands of Big Sur.
Mountains or beaches, lush coastal rainforests or sun-baked deserts, whichever California itinerary suits you best, a luxury Moterra campervan is the best way to cover the distance with comfort, ease, and style. And where better to kick off a grand Golden State adventure than the storied city of San Francisco, the perfect hub for connecting to everything this amazing state has to offer. Have particularly epic adventures in mind? Talk to us about one-way rentals from San Francisco to Las Vegas!
San Francisco, CA
SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT (SFO)
10 Miles from our Rental Hub
Recommended Trip Length
YOSEMITE, KING AND SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARKS
HIGHWAY 1 (SF – LA)
WINE COUNTY AND NORTH COAST
REDWOODS, CRATER LAKE AND VOLCANO NATIONAL PARKS
The Golden Gate Bridge perched like a crown on the sunset, the Bay lies open before you. At the northern end of the bridge, the Marin peninsula rises sharply from the sea. Only one hour North from SF is the Point Reyes National Seashore with its many inlets and their hikes, oysters, and hidden beaches. Further inland is wine country and the dreamily rolling hills of Sonoma and Napa counties. Spend your days fishing for Chinook salmon and sipping the local varietals or take your trip South, past the bustle of San Francisco to the warmth and beauty of Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. Whether your aim is to surf, sip, hike, or ride, you won’t have to travel far from our San Francisco campervan rental hub to make it happen.
Buckle up and wind your way North on the most dramatic and beautiful stretches of the famous Pacific Coast Highway and into the mists and mysteries of California’s Lost Coast. The sea crashes and thunders through rocky blowholes into rapidly eroding bluffs, blanketing the air with the soft and tingling mists that inhabit this dramatic coastline. Just inland lurk giants, the towering ancient redwoods reaching higher than any other trees on Earth. Perfect for a romantic getaway or an awe-instilling family trip, magic awaits for anyone who explores California’s less traveled North Coast.
From the stunning granite sided vertigo of Yosemite National Park through ancient forests home to the world’s oldest and greatest trees to the soaring peak of the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states, California’s Sierra Nevada mountains are impossible to oversell. Chase adrenaline in, above, or on the shores of glimmering Lake Tahoe, then close out the day with a sunset like no other. Next, pack up the van and head North for towering snow-capped volcanoes and pristine wilderness in Lassen Volcanic National Park and Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Climb mountains or cliff walls, float calm scenic rivers or turbulent rapids, then bathe in natural hot springs. The opportunities for adventure are endless in the high places of California.
Clear green blue waves crash onto sunny white sand beaches, hills, cliffs, and mountains rise dramatically from the sea, shedding rocks, trees, and even roads down into the ceaseless pounding of the surf. Whether you came to tame the waves, climb the bluffs, or stretch out in the sand under a golden California sun, the Southern California coastline is everything you might think, and more.
On the well traveled roads between the lights of Las Vegas and the Los Angeles sunset, it’s impossible not to look to the side and wonder just what’s out there in those scorched desert sands. Camp out under the stars in the Alabama Hills and brave the intense heat of Death Valley National Park and the Mojave desert. Climb the legendary rock of Joshua Tree National Park and marvel at its oldest residents, the ancient twisted trees who give this place its name. It is impossible to know exactly what you’ll find in the deserts of Southern California but whatever it is, you will never forget the trip.
Explore the wilderness around California with our fully planned campervan tours.
The California Coast offer over 3,000 miles of explorable roads, inlets, bays, and outlooks, while heading just a bit inland brings you to world-class vineyards and cultural hubs. Yosemite National Park offers 1,200 square miles of terrain full of waterfalls, deep valleys, ancient Sequoia groves and pristine waterways.
In short, California is a vanlife paradise!
With so much to choose from, however, we know it can feel daunting to plan a route that maximizes your vacation time while prioritizing the things you want to see and do most. Click the link below to get a free copy of our Moterra California Insider Recommendation List for itinerary ideas and information.
Don’t forget, you can contact us about one-way rentals to take your California adventure to the next level!
We got a high roof for a week and traveled from California to Utah (and back). We are avid campers and love backcountry, so this was the best of both worlds. To be able to comfortably disperse camp/boondock was a true luxury. The van was so thoughtfully designed and even though we brought some of our own gear, we hardly had to use any of it since they truly think of everything. We only had to troubleshoot once on the trip, and the Moterra team was quick and responsive to help us out. Such a special trip, can’t wait for the next!
– Rose Kang
We are so happy we chose to rent a camper van from Moterra! We had an excellent experience from time of booking, through the end of our trip. The staff was extremely responsive to my emails and the overview of the van upon pick up, was very helpful. We would absolutely recommend this company to anyone looking to take a camping vacation without having the pack all the gear. We can’t wait for our next Moterra adventure!
– Kelsey Aarrestad
We rented three vans with two other couples to visit Bryce and Zion and it was so fun! Definitely recommend!
For our itinerary, we worked with Erin. She got us great campground reservations and helped us fill our trip with activities we were interested in, really helping us to make the most of every day. She suggested several things we never would have thought to do on our own. And, anytime we had a question that required some local knowledge, she always had a good answer for us.
Alex showed us how to use our vans. They are incredibly well thought out and we were amazed at all the comfort and convenience that are packed into them. They are almost as easy to drive as a car and we used them to the max. It was a little bit of a learning process but it was also great to feel so self-sufficient – everything you need is right there in your vehicle! Anytime we did have a question we called Alex and he was very responsive.
– Ian Lovejoy