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Manhattan Beach to San Luis Obispo drive in an RV

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RV campgrounds from Manhattan Beach to San Luis Obispo

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Manhattan Beach to San Luis Obispo in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to San Luis Obispo, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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9:00 am  start in Manhattan Beach
drive for about 54 minutes

9:54 am  Malibu
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:54 am
drive for about 47 minutes

11:41 am  Ventura
eat at Anacapa Brewing Company
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:41 pm
drive for about 29 minutes

1:11 pm  Santa Barbara
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 3:11 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

3:55 pm  Solvang
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:55 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

5:53 pm  Pismo Beach (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:53 pm
drive for about 18 minutes

7:11 pm  arrive in San Luis Obispo
eat at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
stay at San Luis Inn & Suites

driving ≈ 4 hours

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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Malibu  (66 answers)
    Malibu Beach RV Park  (1 mention)
    Malibu Creek State Park - Family Camp  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Malibu:
        Spruzzo Restaurant & Bar
        Coogie' Beach Cafe
        Taverna Tony
        Adobe Cantina
    hotels around Malibu:
        Malibu Beach RV Park
        Malibu Creek State Park
        Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel
    questions about Malibu:
        Places to eat in Malibu?
        Lunch recommendations near Getty Villa - Views? Kid Friendly?
        Wine tasting in Malibu?

Ventura  (16 answers)
    Ventura Beach RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Emma Wood State Beach  (1 mention)
    McGrath State Beach  (1 mention)
    Foster County Park  (1 mention)
    Faria Beach County Park  (1 mention)
    Rincon Parkway County Park  (1 mention)
    Evergreen RV Park  (1 mention)
    Hobson Beach County Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Ventura:
        Anacapa Brewing Company
        Cafe Nouveau
    hotels around Ventura:
        Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
        Vagabond Inn Ventura
        The Pierpont Inn & Spa
        Ventura Beach RV Resort
    questions about Ventura:
        What to see, do & eat in Ventura, CA
        Romantic weekend events/entertainment

Santa Barbara  (189 answers)
    Santa Barbara Sunrise RV Park  (1 mention)
    Earl Warren Showgrounds RV Park  (1 mention)
    Mono Campground  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Santa Barbara:
        The Andersen Danish Restaurant & Bakery
    hotels around Santa Barbara:
        Canary Hotel Santa Barbara - A Kimpton Hotel
        La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
        Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
        The Secret Garden Inn
        Marina Beach Motel
        Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
    questions about Santa Barbara:
        Favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara?
        Bachelorette Weekend Getaway in Santa Barbara
        Best Beach in Santa Barbara?
        24 hours in Santa Barbara, what do I have to see/eat/do?
        How far from santa barbara to palm springs and PS to Phoenix?

Solvang  (46 answers)
    Flying Flags RV Resort  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Solvang:
        Fresco Valley CafĂ©
    hotels around Solvang:
        Wine Valley Inn & Cottages - A Broughton Hotel
        Meadowlark Inn
        Motel 6 Buellton
        Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
        Flying Flags RV Park & Campground
    questions about Solvang:
        What to do in Solvang... good places to stay, eat, etc.

Pismo Beach (California)  (47 answers)
    Holiday RV Park  (1 mention)
    Pismo Coast Village RV Resort  (1 mention)
    North Beach - Pismo State Beach  (1 mention)
    Le Sage Riviera RV Park  (1 mention)
    Oceano - Pismo State Beach  (1 mention)
    Coastal Dunes RV Park and Campground  (1 mention)
    Oceano Dunes SVRA  (1 mention)
    Oceano Campground  (1 mention)
    Pacific Dunes Ranch RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Pismo Sands RV Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Pismo Beach (California):
        Mo's Smokehouse BBQ
    hotels around Pismo Beach (California):
        Ocean Palms Motel
        Sandcastle Inn Pismo Beach
        Blue Seal Inn Pismo Beach
        Seacrest Oceanfront Hotel
        Pismo Coast Village RV Resort
        BEST WESTERN PLUS Shelter Cove Lodge

Where's the best place to stay in San Luis Obispo?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in San Luis Obispo.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out San Luis Inn & Suites.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Want to research more popular hotels in San Luis Obispo? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in San Luis Obispo?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Baja Fresh Mexican Grill.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Mo's Smokehouse  (1 mention)
Pizza Solo  (1 mention)
Novo Restaurant  (1 mention)
Splash Cafe  (1 mention)
Cafe Roma  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular restaurants in San Luis Obispo? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in San Luis Obispo?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on AllStays:

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about San Luis Obispo. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in San Luis Obispo?  (5 answers)

profile  Bharat from Dallas, Texas asked:
Lodging  (5 answers)

profile  Tracy from Portland, Oregon asked:
Exploring SLO in March to scout moving there - what should I check out?  (5 answers)

profile  Debbie from San Francisco asked:
Where to stay outside of San Luis Obispo for Cal Poly graduation  (3 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to San Luis Obispo.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a San Luis Obispo to Manhattan Beach drive in an RV, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Manhattan Beach? Try searching for places within 3.5 hours of Manhattan Beach.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Manhattan Beach to San Luis Obispo. Or get a full Manhattan Beach to San Luis Obispo flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Manhattan Beach well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Manhattan Beach!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 196 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 32 minutes
125 Manhattan Beach travel answers
66 Malibu travel answers
16 Ventura travel answers
189 Santa Barbara travel answers
46 Solvang travel answers
47 Pismo Beach (California) travel answers
122 San Luis Obispo travel answers


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