Eco-Friendly Accommodations around Los Angeles

By Isabelle Jefferies

As if we needed any more reasons to love glamping—there are now more opportunities than ever to enjoy a luxury getaway with the environment in mind. The fact that it's easier than it ever has been to visit a property that is eco-friendly is definitely great news in our eyes. A relaxing and luxurious vacation while getting to look after the planet at the same time? Yes, please!

Check out a selection of our favorite eco-friendly options. This particular bunch is located around L.A.—which just happens to be a city that is central to beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and plenty of cultural sights, too.

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First up, we're offering this eco-friendly Mercedes campervan rental. What's not to love about the thought of hitting the road in Cali without having to feel guilty about the environmental impact? Fun, easy to drive, and ultra fuel-efficient, there really is no better option for guests looking for an unforgettable road trip in the area around L.A.

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Want to be the serious envy of all your friends? Not only are these eco-friendly and ultra-lightweight travel campers super stylish, they are also climate controlled and feature many modern additions. The best part? They are 100% solar powered and require very little gas.

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For glampers hoping to be a little lazier during their getaway, fear not! Not all of our eco-friendly accommodations are mobile. Take, for example, This safari cabin tent near Warner Springs, which is made from recycled materials, including native incense cedar trees that were saved from the Cedar Fire of 2003. Aside from this lovely touch, there is a fireplace, a clawfoot bathtub, and breathtaking views to boot!

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Next up, how about a visit to the campsite that is home to these deluxe bell tents near San Francisco? There is food served on-site that is fresh, locally-sourced, delicious, nutritious, sustainable, and homemade. The perfect source of energy for an afternoon filled with massages and sunbathing!

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Finally, this secluded eco-pod in the Mojave Desert offers intimate accommodation for couples and is truly off-the-grid. It is the perfect spot to come and truly feel away from everything. Based on recommendations from previous guests, yoga on the deck at sunset is a must!


For even more examples of some of our best eco-friendly accommodations located all over the world, head on over to this page where there are countless rentals waiting to be discovered!

The Best Tree House Cabins in Southern California

By Laila Outaleb

Doesn't the idea of a secluded getaway in one of the best tree house cabins in Southern California excite you? We think it should! Rediscover your love for all things nature from the treetops, and get ready for a glamping vacation you'll be sure to cherish for years to come.


Luxurious Tree House Perched on the Mountains of Julian, California

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Perched on a mountain in Julian, California, this unique tree house cabin overlooks the breathtaking Cuyamaca Lake at an elevation of over 5,000 feet and boasts a modern interior decor, a private deck, and a home theater.

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When you’re ready to come down from your treetop paradise, explore dozens of secret forest paths, a private observation deck, and mountain biking and hiking trails. Enjoy your escape into this secluded forest paradise, all of a 12-minute drive from the town of Julian, which has all the modern comforts you could want.

The surrounding old growth trees are nearly 300 years old and provide an enchanting backdrop for a perfect tree house cabin stay. Cross over the amazing floating bridge, and climb up to the top of three large Coulter Pines—you’ll be looking down on thousands of acres of state parks and national forests.


Idyllic Dome-Shaped Tree House Nestled in Woods near Malibu, California

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With European-influenced decorations throughout, it'll be hard to find a tree house with a more comfortable and interesting atmosphere than this one—glampers will be planning their return trip before they have even left.

There are several different services available at this glamping site, such as private body massage therapy, Tai Chi, and different styles of private yoga. All private bodywork and massages are held outdoors on the expansive and private decking that surrounds this unique retreat rental, only aiding in insuring that glampers have the best vacation getaway.

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What's more? This glamping site is but a three to five-minute walk to one of the largest open space preserves in Southern California, with streams, waterfalls, cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and a view of the mountains—perfect for the adventurer inside of us all.


Wonderfully Rustic and Comfortable Tree House near Los Angeles

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The charm of this tree house cabin simply oozes out of every nook and cranny, from the little details in the decor to the comfortable and luxurious furniture both inside and out. Glampers are guaranteed to feel refreshed and relaxed at this glamping haven nestled in the stunning San Jacinto Mountains—set among tall pines, sweet smelling cedars, and legendary rocks that offer serene and picturesque views.

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Be sure to enjoy a carefree getaway in Southern California to escape the madness of city life. This is an ideal place for glampers of all ages can enjoy, with amenities and activities to suit every need. We bet you didn't have the slightest idea that a tree house could be as well equipped as this one, did you?


Stunning Artisan Tree House Rental Located on Secluded Ranch in Escondido, California

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This secluded tree house cabin is the epitome of glamping and offers amazing access to the outdoors while spending the night in this unique and luxurious accommodation. Situated near Cleveland National Forest and Hellhole Canyon Preserve, glampers will never be short of activities to take part in and sights to see, all while returning to the comfort of this rental that also boasts the best view of the valley below.

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Featuring a chic cushioned couch and a small wood-burning stove, the sitting area looks out over the deck and boasts amazing views of the surrounding property. Glampers will delight in the vintage-looking steel soaking tub, which also boasts views of the surrounding area, so they can enjoy a glass of wine while indulging in a hot bath.


Grab your glamping essentials and get ready to explore Southern California and the many beautiful attractions it offers now! From romantic tree house cabins to a place for the whole family and group to enjoy—we have just the place for you. It's time to make where you stay, why you stay.

The Best Airstream Rentals near Los Angeles

By Laila Outaleb

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Why would you stay in an ordinary rental for the same old vacation year after year when you could stay in a unique Airstream near Los Angeles for an unforgettable camping getaway for all to enjoy? These rentals are like no other—they will have you telling everyone you know about them and they will be ever so thankful you have. Just imagine being absolutely carefree and surrounded by beautiful nature, the great outdoors, and being in the comfort of one of the most stylish and best rentals in Southern California!

Newly Renovated Vintage Airstream near LAX in Los Angeles, California

In true California fashion, this unique Airstream is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the beach where you can spend the day asking in the glorious West Coast sunshine. This unique rental has everything you could ask for and more, and makes for a romantic vacation rental to spend with a loved one. Guests will enjoy having this cozy retreat right in the center of paradise conveniently located to all the famous sights Los Angeles has to offer—perfect for those who can pull themselves away from the embrace of this rental.

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Unique Airstream Rental near Palm Springs, California

Enjoy a vacation that you'll cherish for a lifetime at this luxury Airstream for a perfect glamping getaway with the beautiful backdrop of Palm Springs. Tucked away on the outskirts of Palm Springs, this rental boasts fantastic views of the San Jacinto Mountains, with easy access to the picturesque hiking trails of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation—perfect for a much-needed getaway from the city.

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Style-Savvy, Luxury Airstream in the Heart of Venice, California

This Airstream in the Venice area is a hidden gem and lies in a place where there are endless possibilities of things to do. It is located in the center of Venice life, meaning glampers can chill at the beach, eat at the hottest restaurants, and stroll the famous boardwalk. If fun is what glampers are looking for, this pad will put them in the center of it all, and it definitely provides guests with the true Venice Beach experience.

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Luxury Airstream Trailers for Rent near Downtown Santa Barbara, California

Glampers will get an authentic taste of the American Riviera at this luxury Airstream that is perfectly nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, so there is plenty to do and see while retreating to the comfort of this totally unique glamping accommodation. Surfers can find their little slice of heaven at this Airstream with the nearby world-renowned coastline that offers perfect waves, and there's plenty to do and see for history buffs, too, such as a visit to the Santa Barbara Mission.

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Luxury Airstream Trailers Anywhere in Southern California

You can park this Airstream anywhere near Los Angeles so you will have the option to completely roam freely in Southern California. The sleek look of these Airstreams make for endless great pictures, and the luxurious and modern indoors ensure that glampers' vacations are comfortable and stylish. Experience California the way it was meant to be experienced—out in the open, but with all the luxury and comforts of home.

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Make where you stay why you stay from this selection of completely unique Airstream rentals and get out of the constant traffic and craziness of life in Los Angeles for an unforgettable getaway to share with loved ones.

Staycation Ideas near San Diego

By Laura Camila Rivera

Every San Diego resident knows that living in a busy city leaves very little time for seeing the sights. With all that San Diego has to offer, including a myriad of beaches, parks, and attractions, it's almost overwhelming to fit these trips into your everyday schedule. Instead, join in on the trend that's sweeping the nation and make your next holiday a staycation.

Hidden treasures come to light and old places become new again when you turn your regular vacation plans into a staycation. Take this opportunity to become a tourist in your hometown with this list of San Diego musts and the perfect places to stay to have a relaxing and unplugged staycation.

Take a mini cruise around San Diego Bay.

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San Diego is the perfect location to kick off a cruise, with its amazing weather year-round and endless beaches. Better yet, book your stay on this floating accommodation to experience the luxury of a California cruise without the hustle and bustle of a public cruise.

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This luxury charter yacht in particular can be rented for various cruises or for an overnight bed and breakfast experience. Equipped with housekeeping, kitchen equipment, and even toiletries, this charter yacht has proven to be one of the coolest staycations you can brag to your coworkers about.

Spend the night in a safari tent.

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Roughing it in California no longer means what it used to. Nowadays, you can grab a few friends and spend a weekend in the outdoors without sacrificing electricity and Wi-Fi access. What better way to explore your hometown and disconnect than from the comfort of a safari tent?

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With a campfire area and the ability to sleep up six people, this deluxe, African safari-inspired tent can become the perfect getaway with a group of friends. Staying close to home has never been this easy and exciting.

Plan a Pacific Crest Trail hike.

The Pacific Crest Trail spans 2,650 miles—from Mexico to Canada—making California a perfect place to plan a long weekend of section hiking. From San Diego, the trail is easily accessible and reaches its highest point in this section at 9,030 feet.

For sporty glampers, a hiking staycation is made possible by accommodations like this authentic tipi, where the host is an experienced Pacific Crest Trail hiker who would be happy to assist with drop-off and pick-up in the local mountains or whatever guests' hiking needs are.

Find your perfect beach.

This may take some extensive research, but when has anyone needed an excuse to go beach hopping? Take a trip to La Jolla and have a picnic by the seals, surf your stress away at Blacks Beach, or tan by the San Diego's classic boardwalk at Mission Beach. Every glamper has their own style.

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To complete the adventure, glampers will need an adventurous accommodation. Situated near the beach, this unique and family-friendly Airstream is ideal for anyone looking to push the boundaries on a staycation. With its own private bathroom with shower and space for up to four people, getting off the grid is easy here.

Take a tour of your own home

The best way to learn something new about your surroundings is by asking an expert! Take a tour of an area you already seem to know and find out all about its history. San Diego is chock full of stories and a Segway tour, high adventure tour, or brewery and winery tour could be the best way to explore.

After a day of tourism and falling in love with San Diego all over again, it's natural to need a break. Top off your staycation with a luxury cottage by the beach and its large front deck, 55-inch curved 4K flat screen television, and comfortable bar stools.


Dying to see more? Don't miss the rest of our San Diego glamping sites here!

Where to Go Camping in the Trees in Southern California

By neilgraham

Have you ever enjoyed a morning cup of coffee from a balcony of a tree house while watching the sun rays shine through the canopy above? Or listened to the birds sing just for you as you lay in bed in your elevated cabin? These glamping accommodations are bound to inspire the adventurer within, and whether it’s quiet solitude or self-discovery that draws you to the wilderness of Southern California, you can find the perfect one for you in this definitive guide of where to go camping in Southern California.


Exceptional A-Frame Cabin Rental with a Fireplace in Idyllwild, California

This A-frame cabin in Idyllwild, California, is wonderfully unique and offers everything you’d hope to find in a glamping accommodation. Guests can snuggle up in front of the fireplace as the leaves turn to orange or sit out on the large balcony while enjoying a barbecue with family and friends from the charcoal grill.


Unique A-Frame Cabin in the Mountains of San Jacinto, Southern California

Set in the San Jacinto Mountains, this incredible A-frame cabin rental is nestled among the tall pine trees allowing guests to feel immersed in its picturesque surroundings. The adventurous architecture of this cabin will have guests in awe and will make for a superb base camp for those wishing to explore the Southern Californian mountains.


Inspiring Cabin Rental in San Jacinto Mountains in Idyllwild, California

Here, guests are treated to a modern and stylish cabin that combines comfort and adventure like no other. There can be fewer experiences that sum up the beauty of glamping than soaking in a luxury hot tub high in the trees while admiring the starlit valley of the San Jacinto Mountains in Southern California. Why have a five-star hotel when you can have a billion-star cabin?


Inviting Cabins in the Trees Surrounded by Redwoods near Big Sur, California

Disconnect from the everyday stresses of the city and enjoy a more rustic glamping experience with this cabin. Sheltered by redwoods, it makes for a perfect summer getaway destination, with the canopy above providing a cool shade as guests bathe in the outdoor bathtub or dream away in the hammock. Located in Carmel, day trips to Big Sur are highly recommended to see stunning ocean vistas.


Glamping Tree House in Santa Cruz Mountains near Monterey Bay, California

This tree house has been designed to blend in effortlessly into the Sequoia forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains with its interior and exterior integrating parts of the forest within its own structure. After a day in the mountains, guests can take a romantic walk along the fairy-lit bridge back to the tree house before falling asleep to the soothing sounds of nature.


If this guide to where to go camping in the trees has inspired you, then consider crossing Europe from tree to tree or completing this 15 tree house bucket list. You can also check out our list of the top 10 tree houses on Glamping Hub, and check out our tree house getaways portal for vacation ideas!