Hi! We want to do a trip to San Diego for a week this summer and are debating between Campland on the Bay and Mission Bay RV Resort. Both located next to each other. Mission Bay RV has terrible reviews and Campland has great reviews however it is double the price. I am happy to pay the higher price for Campland if it really is that much better. I have two kids - 7 and 4. Has anyone been to either or both of these rv parks? Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Unless, it has been 4 years since I was there, Mission Bay has cleaned out the drug houses, as bad as I admit it, Campland is best, regardless of price. But there are many there that are a lot better.
Chula Via KOA is top of the list.
Santa Fe across the I-5 from Mission Bay is next
Chula Vista rv resort
San Diego Rv resort iin LaMesa
and several others are a lot better than Campland or Mission Bay .
Ditto on San Diego Metro KOA (in Chula Vista) being a great choice. Nice roomy sites. Lots of organized activities for the kids. We belong to a RV camping club that goes there every year. Its always one of the most popular campgrounds.
Campland on the Bay is also kid friendly with lots of activities. Sites are a lot closer together than KOA, but the campground is closer to some of the tourist spots such as Gas Lamp, Petco Park, Sea World, the Zoo, Lego Land.
We stayed at Campland about 4 years ago. It is very commercial which your kids will probably like. At the time it was a PA park and we paid $20 or less a night. The many bathrooms were conveniently located throughout the park and were kept very clean. We prefer the state and national parks but were having some maintenance done on our motorhome nearby. The location is very good for seeing San Diego.
We used to go to Campland when my kids were little. It is an amazingly high energy place - there is always something going on for the kids and they loved it. I enjoyed watching them have fun, but other than that, I sort of consider it a hellish place :-) But with kids, it will be fun.
Try the Calif State Park, Carlsbad State Beach Park. You cam reservations on-line. San Diego County has many parks, Try Guajome Park right off of Hyway 78, you can make reservations on-line with the county, great park with hook ups.
We were there early April for 3 nights and wasn't impressed. Spots were tight. Kids would enjoy it. Need to watch for kids running around or biking/scootering when pulling in. I mean they were everywhere in direct path.
We went further south to Silverstrand State Beach near Coronado. No HU, but you're right next to the beach. You can fill your fresh water tank when you get there. We enjoyed it there more with our 5 yr old son.