Planning an RV trip from point A to Z and back can be a very daunting task by itself. Thrown into this planning, includes your itinerary to visit the U.S. National Parks like the Sequoias, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. You need to try and figure out which California RV parks are close by to stay at and then attempt to book a site that can accommodate your RV, which can be more than challenging and even a bit frustrating. If you are reading this blog, it means that you came across our RV park, website and blog and are considering staying with us. We are more than happy to host your group and extend our hospitality and share some travel tips along the way.
The idea to put together a “ Your perfect itinerary for exploring central California” came to us one day as your hosts at the Riverbend RV Park always make best efforts to put together the ideal itinerary, whether for a short or long trip with young kids under the age of 12, because simply referring to “Things to see and do” is not an option.
Planning takes a lot of time and effort and we’ve developed our recommendations based on the trials and errors of our own experience, as well as the many travelers that we’ve learned from over the years. We have a wealth of information based on first–hand experience of what you can do and see if you decide to choose our RV Park as your stopover spot between the U.S. National Parks or when exploring central California! Please come and visit and let us help you design your ideal itinerary.
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Drive 56 miles to Sequoia’s National Park and explore its beauty for a few hours. Click on the link for more information: https://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm
Come back to Riverbend RV Park and enjoy an excellent dinner at the “Schoolhouse” restaurant in Sanger, which is housed in the original and beautifully restored building that was constructed in the early 1900’s. You cannot go wrong if you order a tasty burger at the bar or if you crave something more fancier and decide to dine in the restaurant section. Click on the link for more information: https://schoolhousesanger.com/
Have breakfast at “Blossom trail” café amongst the locals; a big breakfast menu to fit everyone’s cravings and very friendly staff; click on the link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/theblossomtrailcafe/.
Drive 41 miles to Kings Canyon National Park and go hiking. Click https://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm
Come back to Riverbend RV Park and do some wine tasting at the local award winning Maréchal winery located right here in Sanger. Click on the link for more information https://www.marechalvineyards.com/
Explore Sanger and Clovis towns:
Visit Clovis Botanical Garden: click on the link for more information https://clovisbotanicalgarden.org/
Golf at Sherwood Forest Golf Club : click on the link for more information https://www.sherwoodforestgolfclub.com/
Stop at Minkler Cash Store in Sanger for a pint of beer with the locals in the late afternoon; Interesting fact: Minkler Cash Store will be celebrating 100 years in 2020 and is the only known grocery store within the state with a license to drink a beer on site.
Head to Majestic Yosemite 71 miles away. Spend the day soaking in the beauty of Yosemite National Park. Click on the link for more information: https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm
Return to Riverbend RV Park to spend the night and enjoy a peaceful evening along the Kings River.
Safe Travels or Bon voyage!