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Old 06-05-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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We are considering at trip over to California to pay really high prices for gasoline, but to visit the Getty Museums located in Malibu as a result. I found this expensive RV park - http://www.maliburv.com/index.asp , but wonder if there are other campground or RV alternatives that are near the museums? http://www.getty.edu/visit/
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:48 PM   #2
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We are considering at trip over to California to pay really high prices for gasoline, but to visit the Getty Museums located in Malibu as a result. I found this expensive RV park - http://www.maliburv.com/index.asp , but wonder if there are other campground or RV alternatives that are near the museums? http://www.getty.edu/visit/
There are several state parks and state beaches in the area. It really depends on what amenities you want.

Check here toward the bottom of the page: http://www.totalescape.com/destin/californ...wns.php?tid=272

Both Getty museums are great and highly recommended.

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Old 06-05-2008, 01:48 PM   #3
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Hi, Patrick,

There are a number of alternatives to the Malibu RV Park. A search on the website www.rvthereyet.cc/index.php will give you County, State, and private campgrounds in the Los Angeles area. Few of them are as convenient as the Malibu RV Park, nor as attractive, but they are definitely less costly.

That said,Malibu RV Park affords superb ocean views and sounds IF you insist on a site on the upper level.
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Thanks guys! I do prefer $20 nights to $80 ones.
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Just as an added FYI, last I heard you had to book pretty far in advance to get into the new and supersized Getty. Check into that!
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Just as an added FYI, last I heard you had to book pretty far in advance to get into the new and supersized Getty. Check into that!
It's the opposite, actually. It's the smaller Villa that is more restrictive. If you know the dates far enough in advance you can print your FREE ticket at home. Parking at both sites is $8.

The Center used to require reservations for parking, but that is no long required.

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Looked like water/electric at Malibu was $52 or $62 and it looks like a great park.
We paid $35 at the state park last year with no hookups and I found the CA state parks are rough to get in during season. You have to make state park res 6 months out if it is popular at all, you won't get a res at this point if it is a popular destination. You can gamble and try and get a cancellation which is how we did it last year, but we were one of a very few that actually were admitted. If Malibu could make a res I'd sure lean that way myself.

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Old 06-05-2008, 04:26 PM   #8
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Yes, I have been cruising through the reservation site for SP around Malibu and they are booked in June for Fri/Sat nights, but weekdays are available. We had forgotten our lesson from visiting CA two years ago - don't go during the summer! But still looking and planning.
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Keep us posted on what u find, cause I'd like to run over there off-season this year...
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Hi Patrick,
We stayed at Pt Mugu State Park, just west of Malibu, recently. Great place, convenient to the Ronald Reagan Library too. The lower campground is a line of parking spaces along the beach and the upper campground is a loop layout above the PCH in a canyon.

Unfortunately, I expect that's one that is full all summer unless you can get a cancellation.

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BTW, bring warm clothing!

I moved here from Tucson 32 years ago and I'm still cold. Here, at the beach, the ocean is our free AC. Inland, you'll want to shed the outer layers at mid-day, but always carry a sweatshirt or sweater with you. You will thank me later!

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California appears to be full, well, at least at the beach. So we decided to use the rest of our Economic Stimulus check and stay at the Malibu Beach RV Park. Off-season is definitely the time to go to the coast, so we've learned our leason once again. At least we're avoiding the 4th of July!

I had vowed to get out of Arizona in June and by-gum I'm doin' it!
Thanks for all the advice!
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I did find this beach RV park, with quite a few openings! Then I zoomed out. My do I love Google Earth!
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I did find this beach RV park, with quite a few openings! Then I zoomed out. My do I love Google Earth!
That's Dockweiler Beach. It's under the departure end of LAX and across from the sewage plant.

On the plus side, you would have quick and easy (well, as easy as it gets around here) access to other interesting areas via either the Pacific Coast Highway or the freeway system. It's near the LAX light rail station, too, in case you don't want to drive around the city.

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