Celebrate our Golden Anniversary by spending a few days with us in the Golden State. California is full of little gems (see what we did there?) when it comes to great getaways and those gems include our fabulous RV Campgrounds.
Speaking of gold, why not visit the spot where the goldrush began. Ponderosa RV Campground is less than a mile from Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park where James Marshall first spied some shining flecks back in 1848. The Park offers guided Gold Discovery Tours that tell the history of gold discovery and The Gold Rush. Nearby Coloma will host a Christmas tree lighting on December 1 and during the weekend of December 7-8, 13 historic park buildings will be festively decorated and open for viewing (visit www.coloma.com for more information on both the Park and Coloma events). Ponderosa’s stunning location in the foothills of the Sierras will make you feel like you’ve struck gold yourself!
Russian River RV Campground is the perfect place to make camp while exploring the wineries in California’s Napa and Sonoma Valley. It is also just short drive to San Francisco and another golden wonder: The Golden Gate Bridge. The Napa Valley Film Festival is set for November 13-17 and will feature five days of film, food, and wine (napavalleyfilmfest.org). Or, plan to head into San Francisco the weekend of November 9-10 for another golden delight: cider! The city will host the San Francisco Fall Cider Fest where visitors can enjoy unlimited pours of more than 20 delicious ciders, as well as food truck fare and live music.
Santa Barbara promises that you will still think it’s summer if you visit in November and the Rancho Oso RV Campground can be your perfect “summer” getaway base. Of course, the perfect “summer” event would be to attend the Surf Film Festival, set for November 8-9, which will feature surf films, panels and other events all surrounding the world of surfing. As a plus, Santa Barbara offers its own bit of gold with its spectacular golden sunsets which can be enjoyed from various locations around the city, including The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach, Stearns Wharf and the Deep Sea Tasting Room.
Palm Springs is known for its perfect mix of culture and nature, with a bit of shopping and nightlife thrown in to add to the flavor of a visit here. Hike Palm Canyon or take a drive to Joshua Tree National Park to experience the rugged desert landscape of the area. Closer to town, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens deserve a visit to see its zoo animals and unique botanic gardens. The weekly Farmers Market held every Saturday next to the Palm Springs Cultural Center from 8am to 12:30pm offers the motherlode of produce as well as chef demonstrations and live entertainment. Plan your stay at Palm Springs RV Resort and discover Palm Springs in November.