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Top 10 Spots For Glamping In San Diego, California - Updated 2020

Glamping In San Diego
Anne Marie
Anne Marie
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There are people who love camping and people who love traveling to big cities, and then there are people who love both. While it can be challenging to find an accommodation that suits both the urban and rural lifestyle, San Diego is a place where there are tons of glamping options right in the downtown area! San Diego is a naturally beautiful city and you will feel right at home in your city campsite after a day of hiking or surfing. However, it is also a culturally rich city and you’ll appreciate your cozy camping accommodations after a long day at museums and restaurants. Check out these top 10 spots for glamping in San Diego, California.

1. Private RV retreat

This RV accommodation is just as clean and cozy as a hotel room for a fraction of the cost. Plus, you will get the unique experience of camping in a city environment! This camper can host up to three guests with one overhead bed and a couch that converts into a mattress. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a booth for dining seating and a full bathroom. The RV is parked in the host’s driveway and is surrounded by lovely landscaping for a tropical feel. It is only a few minutes away from downtown and just two blocks away from the beach, make this the perfect spot to stay if you plan on exploring San Diego on foot.

Wee Rose RV Private Retreat
San Diego, California, United States
160 reviews
Camper/RV 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i slept like a king on the memory foam bed
the heater is really helpful and amber is great thx for the hosting
location was exceptional beautiful views and neighborhood accommodations low key and comfortable felt at home
it’s small but comfortable and charming
the water was hot so that was nice as least you can take a warm shower
Cleanliness:
interior was fresh clean and bright
cute space clean and welcoming
the wee rose is absolutely darling it is super clean and really quite cozy
stay was great amber was accommodating of my flight arriving early and the rv was very tidy
Host:
amber was an amazing host
she is very responsive and helpful
very kind attentive host who provided an extra blanket quick as a flash
amber is a great host
otherwise good experience with host
Location:
fantastic location and very cute rv
the location is really excellent
good location close to the ob
cute and cozy really wonderful location
great location and friendly neighborhood
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2. Vintage Airstream trailer (from USD 145)

There is something about a vintage Airstream trailer that makes you feel like having an adventure. This classic trailer from 1976 has been converted into a cozy accommodation that will give you an experience like no other! The trailer has been fully refurbished with everything you could need for a cozy stay, including two convertible couches that can sleep up to four people. Shower inside the trailer or outside in the enclosed shower for an extra treat! The trailer is parked in a secluded patio area with lots of plants, seating, and a grill.

$145 Summer Special! Vintage Beyonce Airstream
San Diego, California, United States
11 reviews
Camper/RV 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy peaceful quiet great energy flow w/ beautiful crystals and succulents surrounding the air stream
the outdoor shower was so amazing we all left wanting to build our own in our backyards
Host:
chris was an excellent host who ensured we had all we needed despite such short notice
very hospitable and caring individuals
Location:
really cute spot with a great location
this place is in an authentic vintage airstream which is nice to experience
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3. Private vintage camper in a garden

You’ll feel like you’ve traveled back in time when staying at this accommodation! The rental is for a 1971 vintage camper parked in a secluded backyard. The views from this hilltop are stunning and include the urban hills of San Diego and Mt. Miguel in the hazy distance. Closer to home, you’ll enjoy both the sounds of city life as well as some more outdoorsy encounters like the occasional insect or lizard! It’s a spot that is better suited to guests who enjoy being out in nature, but for a couple of adventurous folks, this is the perfect glamping pick!

$pring$pecial! Private Camper Glamp - Central SD
San Diego, California, United States
120 reviews
Camper/RV 1 Bed 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
love the natural vibe of the place - eco-friendly amenities composting toilet dr
soaps etc are really luxurious- try showering during a rain shower which i was lucky enough to do
it can get a bit cold even with the small heater but the bed was warm and comfortable
the space somehow feels more like a studio apartment than a camper
additionally the fully enclosed outdoor area and outdoor shower were awesome
Cleanliness:
the whole place was clean and organized
the space is clean and accurately described with lots of charm
the space was clean cozy and beautiful
very clean calming backyard great town
her place is charming and very clean
Host:
the host are very welcoming and nice
em was an excellent host
em & james were wonderful hosts and we will definitely book with them again
em and james are very nice people who seem to be accommodating and very hospitable
helpful advice and tips great private space for a great price
Location:
excellent location close to all freeways and attractions
the camper is in a good location
this place is awesome em and james have really created a thoughtful and cute spot
it's minutes from all the major attractions and it's such a cozy place
it’s clean it’s cozy and it’s close to downtown and north park
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4. Airstream surf cottage (from USD 75)

Those who wish to enjoy beach glamping in San Diego will love this Airstream rental. The inside of this trailer has a fun, tropical vibe perfect for an accommodation that’s just a short walk away from the beach! This 2016 Airstream still looks like one of the classic models with the perk of having a completely modern interior and amenities. It is large enough to sleep one or two guests and has the option of a double bed or converting the dining room table into a bed. The hosts have provided everything you could need including linens and towels and even a coffee and tea maker. Parked on a private driveway, this rental is only a few houses away from the ocean!

North Pacific Beach Airstream Surf Cottage
San Diego, California, United States
94 reviews
Camper/RV 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the airstream was incredibly comfortable clean conveniently located wth amazing views and had amazing amenities
we especially liked being able to make coffee and breakfast in the mornings
it was super cozy and comfortable with all the amenities we needed and really cute on the inside
the camper was comfortable for the three of us and had everything we needed
don't be shower and toilet just like a hotel we loved the little community of la jolla too
Cleanliness:
the airstream is amazingly clean and efficient
the airstream is clean modern and just adorable
there were plenty of clean towels lots of pillows sheets and blankets
the stay was nice and clean would book again in a heartbeat
clean comfy and modern airstream gave us a nice taste of the "airstream" lifestyle
Host:
our hosts were adorable and accomodating
john & riya were incredible hosts easy to contact and provided great recommendations
they are responsive to your needs if you have questions or concerns
john and riya are wonderful hosts as well
john and riya were awesome hosts
Location:
the location is amazing
great location a short walk from the beach
this is the perfect location to enjoy pb
awesome location - only a few steps from the beach
excellent location steps from the beach
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5. Urban camping at Ollie Street Guesthouse

If you love camping and city living equally, this rental would be the perfect place to stay! The accommodation is a spacious, three-room tent that can sleep up to four guests. There are two queen-sized air mattresses, carpeting, lights, and a power strip inside for your convenience. If the idea of sharing three rooms with four people sounds like it might be too crowded, you’re in luck as this tent is located in a spacious backyard that guests have full access to. The fenced-in yard has a hammock, patio furniture, a barbecue, and even a pool table! Guests are also welcome to use the bathroom and kitchen inside the host’s home.

Urban camping at the Ollie Street Guesthouse!!
Point Loma Heights, San Diego, California, United States
17 reviews
Tent 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

6. Spacious camper great for families

With room for up to six guests, this camper is larger than most other RV accommodations in the area. It has a queen-sized bed, a double bed, and two bunk beds, all of which have their own curtains for privacy. There are also lots of other amenities that surpass similar rentals or even resorts in the area, like air-conditioning, a TV with a Blu-Ray player, hookups for gaming consoles, and free Netflix. In addition to its spacious size, this camper is the perfect spot for families because of its proximity to family-friendly attractions. In just a 10-minute drive you can be at Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park!

*****FIVE STAR***** Rated Accommodations in SD
Bay Ho, San Diego, California, United States
42 reviews
Camper/RV 4 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

7. The Tin Lodge camper (from USD 78)

On par with the best camper rentals in San Diego, this vintage Airstream RV is Instagram-ready, both inside and out! The interior is fully updated with new appliances and furnishings but has a classic shape and retro feel to the décor. It can host up to two guests and has a full kitchen and bathroom. The trailer is parked in a private backyard which has imitation grass, a picnic table, and a fire pit - perfect for enjoying camping in San Diego, CA.

The Tin Lodge: Cali-Cool Urban Airstream Getaway
San Diego, California, United States
231 reviews
Camper/RV 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very homey with nice touches coffee on the patio table to start the day is amazing
the a/c worked perfectly on the hot & humid days we were there
sarah’s family airstream is picture perfect cozy & with just the right amenities
we had everything we needed and more the bed was super comfortable
all the little details have been thought of and it’s just such a cool comfortable place
Cleanliness:
the space is clean well stocked and very stylish
beautiful clean and really spacious definitely recommend
a must stay very clean
it was clean and comfortable and a great value
the tin lodge was such a stylish clean unique little place to stay
Host:
sarah is an amazing host
sarah was a lovely host
sarah was sweet and helpful
sarah was very courteous and friendly
sarah was very quick to answer questions which was also very helpful
Location:
it was such a cute place
great place to stay nice getaway feeling but close to everything
great location -really neat place wb l san diego
great location to get to other parts of san diego
fun place to stay if planning a short trip to san diego
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8. Gorgeous glamping option in the city (from USD 44)

Perfect for two guests, this glamping option is available in a beautiful yard in the city. Luxuriate on the comfortable bed while looking out over the serene greenery outside. This glamping site also offers some storage options and plenty of space to move around. Guests have access to an outdoor shower and kitchen, a covered hot tub, alfresco dining space, hammocks, a barbecue grill, and more. Several restaurants and shops are at a walking distance from this pet-friendly glamping site.

Gorgeous Glamp with Queen Bed, Jacuzzi & Fireplace
San Diego, California, United States
24 reviews
Tent 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it gets a little bit during the day but there is a portable fan that helped
the bed was super comfortable and very aesthetically pleasing
bathroom was super stylish i loved it honestly
Cleanliness:
tent and bathroom were very clean
very clean great atmosphere and very kind host will definitely be staying here again
Host:
kelly was super friendly and quickly responder in everything i needed
Location:
i absolutely love the little details put into this location
the location is not convenient and didn’t feel safe
there are a lot of great things to do and places to eat near by
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9. Vintage van with beach gear (from USD 116)

Experience the true southern California lifestyle by renting this vintage van for two. The fully furnished van comes equipped with a comfortable bed and plenty of windows to let in the natural light. The true highlight of this glamping option is the plethora of beach gear offered by the host, including surfboards, beach towels, skateboards, wet suits, and more. A heater, charging points, and many other useful amenities are available in the van. Many pubs and cafes are a short walk away.

California Dreamin'
San Diego, California, United States
42 reviews
Private room in camper/rv 1 Bed 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i felt very comfortable with communicating with meng
Cleanliness:
the sheets were clean and cooling which i was particularly happy about
Host:
host is communicative and nice
amazing host amazing experience 10/10 recommend
he was easy to contact both before and throughout our stay and extremely helpful
first off he was an incredibly fast friendly and responsive host
wow meng is one of the kindest people i've ever met
Location:
the location was amazing
it’s a great location and a lovely vacation
absolutely beautiful location where we got to stay for the night
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10. Charming cottage in a garden

Those visiting San Diego destinations on a budget will find this to be a very affordable and comfortable accommodation. This charming cottage was lovingly hand-built by the hosts, meaning there is no other accommodation in the world quite like it! It is a cozy home with enough room for one or two guests. The bed and kitchenette are in the main living area, and there is a bathroom with a camping toilet too. Though the interior is small, the cottage is set in a large and peaceful garden with lots of flowers and plants, and seating areas and a pool where you can relax! This home was designed to be eco-friendly and has solar panels for the electricity, so you can feel good about staying here too.

Art Studio Retreat/Rustic Cabin
San Diego, California, United States
400 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it did get a little chilly at night but the space heater was an excellent touch
a warm inviting oasis in a beautiful established garden with a pool
the bed was extremely comfortable
the studio was comfortable and had everything we needed
too comfortable in fact
Cleanliness:
the pool was sparkling clean and perfect
very clean and quiet neighborhood is quiet and safe
the room was clean and we had all we needed
the place is a good size for 1 or 2 people clean and had nice amenities
Host:
they were very responsive and helpful with any questions we had
they were welcoming and friendly
the hosts are very warm and welcoming
the art studio is great and the hosts are warm and welcoming
it’s the little touches that make it perfect and the hosts are outstanding
Location:
perfect location and great neighborhood
such a peaceful location close to everything
the location was excellent - just minutes to many different sd locations
what a wonderful retreat tucked away in a great location
fabulous location within walking distance to great restaurants and a quick uber ride to balboa park
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Country living in a city center

The amazing number of San Diego glamping sites means that you don’t have to choose whether you’d like to have a rural vacation or an urban adventure. These RV’s, campers, and cottages are all comfortable, affordable, and will give you a completely unique vacation experience. If combining a camping trip with a city visit sounds like it might fit your travel desires, book one of these charming glamping options today!

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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