Private Land Camping, Santa Cruz, California
Consider it the Airbnb for campers: Hipcamp, a land-sharing site, can sync you up with your ideal campsite. While many places on the site are Bring Your Own Tent, you can find some pre-set campsites, with teepees, tents, and other structures, especially if you’re looking to camp in California, and more specifically the state’s northern region, where the trend seems to be popular. Getting together with a big group of friends or a family reunion? The Camp Cruz Group Camp in the redwood forest of the Santa Cruz mountains offers up a geodesic dome furnished as a studio as well as a large canvas cabin tent and is close to hiking and biking trails in Nisene Marks State Park. Prices vary, one site can accommodate up to 25 people, and the other site can accommodate up to 40 (roughly $550 a night for the entire campsites).