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Old 08-26-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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For San Francisco Bay Area RVers....favorite pace for a weekend trip?

There are plenty of choices for Bay Area RVers....beaches, redwoods, mountains, delta....when you want to getaway for Atwood three day weekend, what's your favorite pace to visit?

We love the beaches and the Capitola area, to New Brighton State Beach is high on our list, but since we are new to RVing, I would love to hear about your. Favorite spots, why you love to visit, and what you do there!

I appreciate the recommendations, as we have promised ourselves at least one getaway a month!
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We generally go down to Pismo Beach. In the off season the weather's still nice, and you can get the state park (North Beach) for $25/night (it's dry camping, but for us that's not a big deal).

We've not yet gone down to New Brighton in our coach, but we've walked through that area and it seems nice (although for pure walking on the beach I don't think it's as good).

But we've love to know what others are doing and maybe connect with folks from this area as well!

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You have several choices depending on direction. North we loved Kennedy Medows/Baker. Also Columbia was great. Seaside Olema and up the coast to Mendocino. South Big Sur was fantistic. Southeast was Pinnacles N.M. These were just a few of the places we loved to go when we lived in the bay area.
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SteveLevin, great idea for Pismo during off season....it is now on our list!
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You have several choices depending on direction. North we loved Kennedy Medows/Baker. Also Columbia was great. Seaside Olema and up the coast to Mendocino. South Big Sur was fantistic. Southeast was Pinnacles N.M. These were just a few of the places we loved to go when we lived in the bay area.
Lots of ideas here....that's why I love the Bay Area!

First I heard ofKennedy Meadows and will research. Columbia is famous for the old western town...is there an RV park or State Park there you like best? Do you mainly visit the town or are there other things you do or places you visit while there....I seem to remember an Amish-like bakery nearby that was Really good.

I've been to all the other places by car, and look forward to revisiting in an RV. In the RV we have a whole new perspective, because we usually take more time to smell the roses.
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We love New Brighton but have been unsuccessful in securing a partial hook-up site this year. We also like Henry Cowell if we're going to dry camp. On the coast, we like to go to Half Moon Bay SB. No hook ups but it's right on the beach and close to town. Olema Ranch for oysters. When we can't get a site at a state park we've paid the price and have gone to the KOA at Costanoa. On the expensive side but it's better than not going at all.
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At Columbia, like Marble Quarry. A little rustic so consider it camping rather than RVing. Although not immediate Bay Area Pinecrest was also a special place when the kids were still living at home and we were in a tent.

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We have made trips to Pomo RV Campground, Ft Bragg area, we have camped at Bodega Bay RV campground we enjoyed both very much,plenty of things to do. The drive to FT Bragg, we traveled on 128 thru the Redwoods, great trip. Next weekend back to Bodega Bay, to Point Bodega Beach Resort, let ya know.

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Calistoga fairgrounds isn't fancy but provides a good base to play in the wine country. Another thought is Granite Bay in Folsom Lake State Park.

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Moss Landing, right in the middle of the curve of Monterey Bay. A small fishing community with great restaurants and beach access. Next door to the Elkhorn Slough which is home to the largest sea otter population on the coast. Stay at the KOA right next to the harbor.
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Thanks for the ideas! Just got Pismo SB reservations for March, and will try for Moss Landing in April.

Also, I will compile the ideas and suggestions in a future post, so please keep the great ideas coming for perfect spots in the Bay Area for RV camping!
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