Outwesty Camper Vans

classic westfalia rentals - Santa Cruz, California


Trip Planning

Due to the nature of renting vintage vehicles we must keep them within 300 miles at all times, in case you run into any issues.  The further you venture off, the harder it is to help you in a break down or emergency.  Our location offers a ton of options without spending the majority of your time driving.   300 miles in one direction, is often much more than is needed for an awesome experience.  We can sometimes allow you to venture further with permission (generally not in our busy season). Please contact us before booking.

BiG sur California

One of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world.  Check out bigsurcalifornia.org for more information on this magnificent spot.


Lake Tahoe has 72 miles of coastline and usually takes 2.5 hours to drive around with no stops. Plan on the better part of a day if you want to take it in. The Tahoe basin has several state parks and campgrounds, that are perfect for these vans. This region is a major destination in the summer, so please plan ahead with campground reservations as they can be very hard to obtain at times. Grover Hot springs in Markleeville, CA is a popular spot about an hour south of the lake. There is a campground, and also dispersed free national forest camping within a short distance. Many spend much of their trip just exploring the Tahoe basin and surrounding areas. That is up to you !  


Bodie is a ghost town located east of the Sierra range, about 75 miles Southeast of Lake Tahoe. Bodie is one of the most well preserved gold rush towns left in existence.  7,000 people once lived here during the boom of 1879. This is an awesome spot to spend the day with kids. Plenty of camping nearby. At 8,379 feet Bodie can encounter extreme weather.  Please plan ahead as Bodie often holds snow into late spring.

Yosemite national park -

Over 1100 square miles of beauty.  This is one of our most popular destinations, and one of the most visited parks in the country.  Many campgrounds and amenities are available.

US 395

One of the prettiest drives in the western US. Borrow one of our hot springs books, and find a seemingly endless number of hot springs to relax in along your way. There are many choices for camping along this entire route. 


Due to the extremely remote location of Death Valley,heat, and distance (over 490 miles one way) Death valley is not part of our operating area.


300 Miles north east lies Lassen Peak.  Excellent spot for hiking, fishing, and stargazing.  Please check park conditions, as Lassen holds snow well into July frequently.

Grass valley / nevada city, ca area

Empire mine in Grass Valley is one of the largest, deepest, longest, and richest gold mining operations ever to happen. 5.6 million ounces of gold were pulled from this location. Guided tours are available. If you are not into that type of thing, this area has tons of other options. The nearby Yuba river has the best swimming holes you may ever find. Downtown offers tons of great food. Be sure to do check out the new inn town campground.   This spot is within walking distance of downtown Nevada City.


Only 50 miles one way.  Attend one of the largest gatherings of VW campers in the country in Hollister, CA early May.  If you are thinking about purchasing a van you can take one of ours here, and meet the most die hard van enthusiasts in the country. check it out at  syncrofest.org



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