page title icon Glamping in Southern California – Top 10 Sites

Southern California is heaven for glamping. The whole State of California is a homeland to some of the most famous national and state parks, stunning mountains, wonderful desserts and one of the most beautiful coast highways to drive by. Just because California is such a large state and offers many amazing glamping spots, to make this article more short I have decided to focus more on Southern California glamping. 

Where to go Glamping in Southern California?

Southern California is known for its sunny weather and a beautiful Pacific coast. If you are into cityscaping, deserts, mountains or a coast Southern California has something for everyone.

The coastal region of Southern California is highly populated and features coastal valleys and mountains with Orange County and counties of San Diego, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. This region is the home to some of the best surfing spots near San Diego, Balboa Park, Hollywood movies studios, Griffith Park and some high-end homes and stores.

The desert region is located in the southeast of California with incredible parklands to explore, including Death Valley, Joshua Tree and Anza-Borrego. 

Death Valley National Park is the hottest place in California and stretches on 3 million acres of true wilderness with hundreds of miles of backcountry roads. Death Valley has a great variety of terrain, historic sites, vibrant wildflowers, unique animals and scenic landscapes.  

Joshua Tree National Park is named after the unique Joshua trees that grow there and is a great place for outdoor adventurers who are into hiking, wildflower watching and off-road adventures. 

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is California’s largest state park with around 500 miles of dirt roads and a great amount of wilderness areas and hiking trails. It is a home to the hundreds of species of birds and unique springtime wildflowers.

California’s Desert region is known for warm winters and high summer temperatures which makes it a perfect spot for glamping all year round.

Southern California Glamping – The Best Sites

Whether you are looking for a beach or desert holiday escape, here is the list of top 10 glamping sites to enjoy in Southern California for you to choose from. 

  1. La Boheme Living

If you’re after some urban glamping in LA, this site is a perfect choice for you. La Boheme Living site includes a fully equipped tent with a garden view. The tent is surrounded by nature and greenery, but yet in the middle of the city.  

Visit La Boheme Living

Location:Los Angeles, California
Amenities:sleeps up to 3, kitchen, bathroom, BBQ, AC, free parking
Great for:couples, families
Activities:biking, urban hiking

  1. Joshua Tree Dreamy Desert RV

The Dreamy Desert RV is located on a private 30 acre land lot just 20 minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park and includes an air-conditioned tented camp with a kitchen, dining area, full bathroom and a yard. A perfect getaway for anybody who wants to disconnect from city life and enjoy lovely nature.

Visit Joshua Tree RV

Location:Joshua Tree, California
Amenities:sleeps up to 3, full kitchen, full bathroom, yard, dining area, dog-friendly
Great for:Couples, families
Activities:Hiking, hot tub, jacuzzi, open-air bath

  1. Magical Dream Dome Treehouse

This amazing treehouse is perfect for a romantic getaway and is located within walking distance to the Topanga State Park and about a 10-minute drive to the ocean and the beaches of Santa Monica & Malibu. Now you can enjoy a romantic evening on a private deck and a skylight to the stars over the romantic bed.

Visit Magical Dream Dome Treehouse Airbnb

Location:Topanga, California
Amenities:Sleeps up to 2, kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, breakfast
Great for:couples
Activities:massage, a Tai Chi or Yoga Session, 5-Course French or Italian dinner

  1. Tipi Glamping in Topanga

The tipi is located in a beautiful acre of shady trees in Topanga State Park close to Santa Monica Mountain skyline and many close by trails. It includes 2 queen size beds and a couch and it can accommodate up to 5 guests. All guests receive a bottle of wine on their first evening and a continental breakfast in the mornings.

Visit Topanga Tipi at Airbnb

Location:Topanga, California
Amenities:Sleeps up to 5, heating, breakfast, free parking
Great for:Families, groups
Activities:Hiking, hot tub

  1. Desert Hot Springs Glamping Tent

Simple and minimalistic this bell tent, located on a lovely front yard and surrounded by 12 foot blooming oleanders in Desert Hot Springs will allow you to unplug and enjoy an oasis in the desert. 

The tent features a pillowtop queen mattress, plush throws, soft pillow seating and a bathroom is nearby. You may dine under stars and relax in the hammock watching the sunset over 2 closeby mountains.

Visit Desert Hot Springs Glamping Airbnb

Location:Desert Hot Springs, California
Amenities:Sleeps up to 2, shared bathroom, shared kitchen, BBQ, breakfast included
Great for:couples
Activities:Relaxation, hiking

  1. The Wonder Valley Yurts – Zen

This amazing off-grid yurt is located in Wonder Valley, close to Joshua Tree National Park. The yurt features a full-size bed, two chairs, a storage cabinet, a cooler, and an outdoor hammock. The Yurt is powered with solar energy. With no signs of civilization within a few miles, you can truly become one with your surroundings.

Visit The Wonder Valley Yurts – Zen Airbnb

Location:Wonder Valley, California
Amenities:sleeps up to 2, full-size bed, cooler, hammock, half-bath
Great for:couples
Activities:hiking, board games, reading books, enjoying solitude in the desert

  1. Rusty Can Ranch – Camp Tree

The off-grid Rusty Can Ranch is located in the peaceful community of Lucerne Valley on 10 acres of land right between 2 rocky desert mountains. A perfect site to enjoy peace and quiet, beautiful sunsets and starlit nights. The ranch features a compost toilet, outdoor shower, 4 bunk beds and a desert cabana. You can, also, bring your own RV.

Visit Rusty Can Ranch – Camp Tree Airbnb

Location:Lucerne Valley, California
Amenities:Sleeps up to 6, 4 bunk beds, outdoor toilet and shower, free parking, BBQ grill, pet-friendly
Great for:small groups

  1. Dome in the Desert in Joshua Tree

Located in the incredible Joshua Tree National Park, this dome features luxurious amenities including a full bathroom, kitchen, AC, antique books air conditioning, antique books and a wood-burning stove. This dome offers a complete isolation in a nice secluded part of the desert. 

Visit Dome in the Desert in Joshua Tree

Location:Joshua Tree, California
Amenities:Sleeps up to 4, 2 beds, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, full kitchen, AC, wood-burning stove
Great for:Families, small groups
Activities:Hiking, reading books, relaxation, exploring desert

  1. Magical Airstream in Joshua Tree

This stunning 2018 25 foot Flying Cloud airstream, located on a 1.5 acres land plot in Joshua Tree will allow you to enjoy the beautiful desert and mountain views. Fully-equipped and waiting for you to enjoy magnificent sunrises and sunsets, blue skies, clean air and star-filled nights.

Visit Magical Airstream in Joshua Tree Airbnb

Location:Joshua Tree, California
Amenities:sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom, 3 beds, bathroom, kitchen, patio
Great for:couples, families
Activities:hiking, exploring desert, relaxation

  1. Desert Oasis – The Mod Pod

The Mod Pod offers a memorable experience in the heart of Cathedral City, California. The Mod Pod features a bedroom with a bed for 2, full bathroom, heating, spacious patio and a small dining area with refrigerator and a microwave. 

Visit Desert Oasis – The Mod Pod Airbnb

Location:Cathedral City, California
Amenities:sleeps up to 2, bedroom, bathroom, patio, heating, bathtub, refrigerator, microwave
Great for:couples
Activities:hiking, exploring Palm Springs and desert

Here’s a quick summary of the best sites of Southern California Glamping:

Southern California is a truly incredible destination with all kinds of landscapes and activities to offer. You can find some unique glamping sites spread out around – from forest treehouses to desert tents. I hope you liked my selection of the best glamping sites in Southern California. Have you visited some of them or are you planning to? Let me know in the comments.



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