If camping, RVs, and/or "roughing it" are your thing, there are a couple of San Diego campgrounds that do not disappoint. If you're new to camping in general, allow me to offer a brief explanation of what a campground is. Think of a typical campground as a group of sites dedicated for camping, which usually have some basic facilities and/or amenities, for which a fee is often charged. Camping outside a designated campsite is often forbidden by law, both due to the potential harm it may cause to the environment and its association with vagrancy.
Below are two of the more well-regarded campgrounds in the area, their locations, and what they have to offer...
Campland on the Bay - Now, remember what I just said about roughing it? Well, this place offers so many amenities you may not feel like you're camping at all. First, there's the marina. And the option of private campsites. And then there's the marine rentals (pedal boats, motorboats, sailboats and canoes), the launch ramp, and fishing supplies. Let's not forget about stuff like pools, spas, playgrounds, horse shoes, darts, games, and bingo. And if you still can't quite bring yourself to get away from it all, there's the WiFi hotspot. Phone: (800) 422-9386. Address: 2211 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA.
San Diego Metro KOA - This site offers resort-style camping on landscaped grounds with paved roads. In addition to cabins and tent sites there are 200 full-hookup RV sites with free cable TV and Wi-Fi. Other amenities include a year-round heated pool, hayrides in the Summer, pancake breakfasts, outdoor movies, plus lots of planned events and entertainment for all ages. Pets welcome. Phone: (858) 874-0219. Address: 5095 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA.