We had our first stay at a KOA (Kampgrounds of America) campground and we absolutely loved it! There are so many fun ways to stay and enjoy the amenities, especially at a resort campground! KOA hosted us to bring you all the details. Enjoy Family Glamping at San Diego Metro KOA which is located in a gated community in Chula Vista. This camping resort offers tons of fun for everyone including an awesome pool, crafts, bike rentals, a cafe, a dog park and playgrounds. Check out all the details below!
Ways to Stay at San Diego Metro KOA
We looked into all of the options for staying at San Diego Metro KOA. They offer RV sites with a KOA Patio, deluxe cabins with full baths and linens, glamping tents, camping cabins (without bathrooms inside) and spots for RV sites that have options for hook-ups. The campground has restrooms, showers and a camp kitchen for those that are tenting or need to use a sink and BBQ. We stayed at the deluxe cabin poolside shown below in the top two images. The other style cabins are shown below as well.
We loved the deluxe poolside cabins. The interior was a whole beach vibe and had everything we needed for our stay. The deluxe cabins sleep 6 people. There are two bedrooms downstairs and a loft upstairs with a bed. The kids slept on the bunkbeds and we took the king bed in the master. We used the upstairs loft to take a rest in the afternoons.
Activities at San Diego Metro KOA
We were very surprised with how many different actives they offered at the San Diego Metro KOA. The kids painted ceramic magnets, tie-dyed shirts, did a scavenger hunt, rented a go-cart, went swimming and roasted marshmallows. They also have a kids basketball court, playgrounds, a game room, kids club, jumping pillows and gaga ball. Some of these were not available while we were there due to Covid but we found plenty of things to do. We did daily morning walks and the kids rode their bikes in between distance learning and swimming.
The Sandcastle Cafe opens for breakfast and lunch during the week and extends to dinner time Thursday-Saturday. They have a full menu including cocktails and kids meals. We stopped in one day to get the kids meals. They came in a cute sand bucket and had a juice, chips, cookies and a grilled cheese for $6. The kids thought these were the coolest. I did too.
Distance Learning While Camping
We stayed during the week which was a first for us. I got my work done and the kids did distance learning at the cabin. KOA offers free WIFI so everyone can get their work done. The campground is very well maintained and has such a resort feel that it makes for a great spot to work and enjoy the place. We cooked all of our meals aside from 1 kids meal while we stayed at the cabin. Each deluxe cabin has a BBQ on site and has a full kitchen.
We loved having a patio facing the pool. We enjoyed cocktails on the patio, roasted marshmallows for s’mores and could watch the kids ride bikes around.
If you’re looking for a fun destination for glamping in San Diego, check out San Diego Metro KOA!
Thank you to KOA for hosting us in San Diego! All opinions are my own.