5- or 7-Day Camper Van Rental to Explore Western USA
There's perhaps no greater region for a quintessential American road trip than the western United States, where national parks, big cities, sprawling deserts, and jagged mountain ranges coexist. With this deal, your trip begins in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Las Vegas. After picking up your camper van, you can roam the country as you please—100 miles of driving per day is included with this deal (averaged out over your entire trip).
- Camper van model: Each Mavericks Ford E150 is outfitted with one large bed, and an additional double bed if you rent the rooftop sleeper. The vans are hand-painted by a local artist for a unique, colorful look.
- Camper van amenities: bedding, three picnic chairs, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, a heater, two-burner gas stove, road atlas, and a state-park camping guide
- $150 store credit is valid toward roof sleeper rental, tent, GPS, table, bike racks, roof racks, solar shower, snow chains, auxiliary cord, child seats, sun awning, and roof storage box
- 24-hour roadside assistance is available throughout the U.S. and Canada.
There's no set itinerary for your rental, but here are some of our suggested highlights:
San Francisco Area
You could spend a week in northern California and not see all the region has to offer, but a few key attractions are must-sees. Yosemite National Park is home to 3 of the world’s 10 tallest waterfalls, the largest piece of exposed granite in the world (known as Half Dome), and a grove of ancient sequoia trees that are among the largest living beings on the planet.
Another popular spot is Lake Tahoe, 180 miles east of San Francisco. The north shore is a popular spot for wine and food festivals in the warmer months, and the south shore is peppered with casinos whose show rooms host everything from live bands to standup comics. South Lake Tahoe is also the starting point for hikes to the base of Lower Eagle Falls. The relatively easy trail reveals breathtaking views of the waterfalls crashing down from above.
Los Angeles Area
Kick off your trip by trekking south down the scenic Interstate 5—practically designed for road trips—as it hugs the Pacific coastline and wends past Laguna Beach, Encinitas, and La Jolla, taking you all the way to perpetually sunny San Diego. From here, you can head inland to Palm Springs to check out the area's famed midcentury-modern landmarks on a self-guided tour. Stop off for a two-mile hike through Tahquitz Canyon; the hike's finale is the namesake waterfall, which you can swim beneath.
About 40 miles northeast is the nearly 800,000-acre Joshua Tree National Park, which encompasses parts of the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. Take a stroll on one of the 12 nature trails for a chance to see native animals, such as desert bighorn sheep, snakes, and black-tailed jackrabbits.
Las Vegas Area
Some of the country's most scenic national parks are within easy driving distance of Sin City. To the southeast, the Grand Canyon, often considered one of the world's seven natural wonders, is a bucket-list-worthy attraction. Most visitors loop around the South Rim for panoramic vistas of the 1-mile-deep canyon. About 170 miles northeast of Vegas lies Zion National Park and its neighbor Bryce Canyon National Park—both Utah parks with otherworldly landscapes. Zion is known for its narrow slot canyons and sandstone cliffs, while Bryce Canyon has spectacular hoodoos—pillars of red rock formed by erosion.