Have you ever wanted to live the van life in a beautiful location? Well, that’s exactly what we did from San Francisco all the way to Crescent City. Our van had a comfy bed, sink, and cooler so all the essentials were covered. We had no clue where we would spend the nights so for a planner like me that was a little nerve racking! In this post, all cover the basic what and where’s.
ESSENTIALS TO PACK
- Hiking shoes
- Water Shoes
- Lots of bug spray
- Food for some meals (most vans have a cooler, stove top, and sink).
WHERE TO RENT YOUR CAMPER VAN
- Lost Campers (the one we did and would recommend they have different packages depending on your trip).
- Escape Campervans
OUR ADVENTURE ROUTE
We flew into San Francisco picked up our van and started heading north and enjoying the scenic drive. The first place we stopped to grab dinner and stayed the night was outside of Fort Brag (this had an awesome view of the ocean). The second day we kept on driving north and stopped near Humboldt Redwoods State Park. It was literally a spot near the exit of the freeway. On the third day, we drove up all the way to Redwood National and State Park and stayed the night at Elk Prairie campground for 2 nights. This campground was the perfect location to explore nearby trails and have a secure place to stay for the night. There wasn’t much info on where to park your van for the night prior to our road trip, but hopefully, this route can help you get an idea of where to go.
You look up and the trees seem to go up forever almost touching the sky. The redwoods are unbelievable and have been around for hundreds of years, so it’s a must see! Have you been to Redwood National Park? What was your route? What’s the next spot I should live the van life?