written by Cara Strickland
Have you ever wanted to just pack up your gear and a few groceries and just go exploring for a while? Maybe you’re a seasoned road tripper wanting to take it to the next level, or a safety- conscious traveler hoping to explore the outdoors without staying in a hotel. GoCamp’s fleet of privately owned camper vans might be just the way for you to ease back into travel, with everything you need for a great vacation contained in a van outfitted just for you.
Start your GoCamp journey in Seattle, where you’ll have nine van options, from the deluxe Mercedes Metris, to a vintage Volkswagen Vanagon and everything in between. Find something to fit your friends, family, budget and comfort level. Some vans are pet friendly and sleep up to four people. Nightly prices range from $140 to $323.
These vans are road-trip ready, so you don’t have to pack much more than groceries and clothes. Each vehicle has a table and comes stocked with cookware, bedding and some camping gear (detailed lists are available for each van). Some of the amenities vary according to which model you rent—take the 2021 Winnebago for a spin and you’ll have an air conditioner, shower, refrigerator and a backup camera, among other things. Depending on which camper you choose, you might not feel like you’re roughing it in the least.
WHERE TO GO
You can take most of these vans throughout the U.S. and Canada. Head up to the San Juan Islands, visit Leavenworth’s Bavarian wonderland without having to worry about booking a room and tour the wine country of the Columbia Valley. If you find you love the van life, other cities for embarking on a GoCamp journey include Portland (where the company began), Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
GREATER SEATTLE AREA