Downey, California is located in Los Angeles County, just 13 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. It’s an ideal starting point for your Southern California travels in your Cruise America rental RV, so it’s a good thing we have a rental center there!
Downey can boast a few claims to fame, such as the fact that it’s the birthplace of the Apollo space program, and the home of the oldest operating McDonald’s restaurant in the entire world. Oh, and it’s the hometown of singers Karen and Richard Carpenter of “The Carpenters.”
While in Downey renting your RV, take some time to visit the town’s attractions, such as the Hollydale Regional Park, the Bell Gardens John Anson Ford Park, the Bell Gardens Veterans Park and the Columbia Memorial Space Center Museum.
Once you've selected an RV to rent from Cruise America, it's time to hit the road, and where is a better place to start than right here in L.A.? You can live it up in the City of Angels, where things are happening 24/7. Head to Burbank and visit the Universal Studios City Walk and Theme Park. Visit the world-famous Griffith Observatory and learn more about our cosmos. Take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard and take in the grandeur of Grauman's Chinese Theater, or stop at the sidewalk-embedded star of your favorite celebrity on the Walk of Fame. Experience the wild nightlife of West Hollywood, or venture into Studio City to see how many movie stars you can spot. Take in a Friday-night movie on the Fairbanks Lawn at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Drive down Sunset Boulevard and end up in Malibu, where you can get a taste of how the wealthy exist. Take a stroll along the beach and take in the fresh sea breeze. Explore the Santa Monica Pier, or shop 'til you drop at the 3rd Street Promenade. Take your family to Disneyland, the "Happiest Place on Earth." Visit SeaWorld San Diego or spend time at LEGOLAND. There are several great RV parks along the coast, so finding a place to station your motorhome for the night is never a problem.
One of the best experiences known to mankind is to drive your motorhome down the Pacific Coast Highway, stopping in each little town you come to. Each area has something special to offer, if nothing more than warm sand and a great view of the Pacific Ocean. Watch the sunset from the beach, and see if you can spot the famous "green flash" as the sun sets over the watery horizon. From San Diego to Crescent City, and everything in between, there is a host of oceanic wonder in store for the RV traveler.
While being by the sea is one of the greatest charms of California, there is also a world of exploration more inland that will surely please your traveling palate. The Inland Empire, as it's affectionately known, offers a wide variety of intriguing cities and small towns. There are low-lying regions of communities, both mountainous and urban sprawl. Head to Top of the Notch Restaurant in Mt. Baldy for some amazing panoramic views. Stay in one of the many Idyllwild RV parks, or visit Oak Glen for some delicious apple pie and cider. Join in on the vast number of outdoor activities available in Big Bear, where you'll find fishing, boating, snow skiing, camping, hiking and more.
There are many things that are created in the Golden State, but the delightful memories of your family adventures are the most precious of them all.