The rural community of Pescadero sits at the midpoint of the California coast. It's just over an hour south of San Francisco. With a population of only around 650, it's usually a sleepy town. Things tend to perk up in the summer when camping and surfing enthusiasts descend for the area's excellent weather and water access. Never seen the famous California redwoods? Head about 10 minutes southeast to reach Butano State Park. You'll find 40 miles of hiking trails that take you through these massive, majestic trees. Spend the night among the redwoods at the 39-site Ben Ries Campground. Travel about 30 minutes north on CA-1 to reach Half Moon Bay State Beach. About four miles of shoreline allow for fishing and make an excellent picnic destination. Looking to stay overnight? Head to the 52-site campground on Francis Beach. Francis does have some RV and trailer camping, but hookups are electric only. Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA is about 20 minutes south of Pescadero. Here you'll have access to both tent camping and RV park with full hookups. Free Wi-Fi makes this a good choice for digital nomads working from the road.