This Stunning And Scenic California RV Park Is A Great Home Base For A Family Camping Trip

On California's Central Coast, there is a quaint and historic city known as Paso Robles. It's located in San Louis Obispo County, less than four hours from both Los Angeles and San Francisco. This underrated city has achieved notoriety for being a premier wine and slow travel destination. Moreover, if you have an RV, Paso Robles is the perfect spot for your family vacation, thanks to Sun Outdoors.

Sun Outdoors can be found in Paso Roble's Wine Country, less than 10 minutes from Downtown Paso Robles. Surrounded by greenery, it has scenic mountain views that will leave any nature lover breathless. While Sun Outdoors is technically an RV Park, it can best be described as a resort.

Amenities include two swimming pools and a gym. For kids, there is a playground, a splash pad, and an arcade. In addition, Sun Outdoors has bike and walking trails that allow guests to enjoy the mild California climate. There is also an onsite restaurant, Field & Fork, that primarily serves burgers and pizza.

You can even bring your dog along; furry friends are allowed. Simply put, this is the perfect place for an adventure-filled West Coast camping trip. In 2023, Sun Outdoors won two Campspot awards for Best Campgrounds for Weekenders and Best RV Campgrounds. However, staying at Sun Outdoors won't come cheap.

Accommodation options at Sun Outdoors Paso Robles

According to Hipcamp, the average daily cost of an RV park in California ranges from $20 to $50. At Sun Outdoors, prices vary from $119 to $179 a night. This excludes taxes and other fees. Thus, you can expect to pay a few more hundred dollars than the actual list price. With that in mind, Sun Outdoor has more than 100 RV sites; some can only be backed into, while the others are pull-through sites. The price difference seems to be based on this feature and their size, as all the sites appear to have the same amenities.

Besides access to the resort, a picnic table, a fire pit, cable, Wi-Fi, electricity, sewer, and water hookups are included. Laundry and golf cart rentals are also available for additional fees. While Sun Outdoors is a glamping experience, if you don't have an RV, you can book one of Sun Outdoors' chalets.

These cabin-like homes range in size and price. The smaller chalets can be likened to a studio, while the larger options have two bedrooms. At the time of this publication, average prices start at $175 a night and go up to $299.

Like the RV sites, this does not include taxes and fees. Despite the difference in size and price, all chalets feature a kitchenette (or kitchen), outdoor grill, air-conditioning, and more. Although dogs are allowed in the chalets, a $50 pet fee will be added. Reservations for an RV site or chalet can be made online.

Attractions near Sun Outdoors Paso Robles

Sun Outdoors has everything that a guest would need to enjoy their stay without having to leave the resort. However, its prime location means that there are a variety of adventures and excursions in and around Paso Robles. For example, several wineries are nearby, including the kid-friendly Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden. The star of the show is the winery's art and tree-filled grounds. Daily wine tastings are available at Sculpterra. Although walk-ins are available, reservations are recommended.

For a unique, family-friendly activity, visit Sensorio (pictured). This is a walkable outdoor light installation that transforms an open space in Paso Robles into an otherworldly region. Tickets range from $22 to $112. Only minutes away from Sun Outdoors is Ravine Waterpark, featuring several slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, and a mini golf course. Admission ranges from $28.99 to $36.99. The waterpark is only open from May to September, so plan accordingly.

While this might be more enjoyable for adults and parents, Paso Roble's Franklin Hot Springs does allow kids. This natural hot spring, which is 100.1 degrees, is said to provide many relaxation and health benefits. Admission for adults is $10 and $8 for kids.

Want to have a Michelin-rated dinner in Paso Robles? Head to The Hatch for rotisserie chicken and other specialties. Lastly, another coveted perk about Paso Robles is its proximity to renowned beaches, including Pismo Beach and San Simeon. The latter is home to Hearst Castle, an architectural marvel built in 1919 that can be toured by visitors.