Let’s be honest. The best part about camping is the views. As much as we love being out in nature under a starry sky, we hate bugs. For every adventure junkie with a less than enthused best friend, we’ve got good news. We’ve found the best glamping in California for your friend who hates camping.  

If you know a bougie adventurer, this list has a treasure trove of the best glamping locations around. Who could say no to a memory foam mattress in a comfy safari tent or a spa-like bathtub under the stars?

El Capitan Canyon

Price: Varies by room style and size. See the site for full details.

Where: Santa Barbara, California 

Why You Should Go: This luxury stay is located on 350 acres of rolling oaks. You can choose from an adventure yurt, lush cabin, or fun safari. Plus, there's live music and dancing every night. 

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Treebones Resort Big Sur

Price: Starts at $225 with a minimum two-night stay for two people - that's only $112.50 per person.

Where: Big Sur, California 

Why You Should Go: You can sleep in a giant human-sized tree nest under the stars. It's the ultimate treehouse!

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Marina Glamping Tent

Price: $90 per night for up to two guests - that's only $45 per person.

Where: Marina, California 

Why You Should Go: You can enjoy luxury, steps away from beautiful ocean views. 

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Rustic A-Frame Cabin 

Price: $143 per night for up to 4 guests - that's only $35.75 per person.

Location: Big Bear, California

Why You Should Go: This cozy cabin is right in the heart of Big Bear near some of the best winter attractions. You'll have plenty of space and your private spa.

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The Lodge at Uli Pines

Price: $189 per night for up to 8 guests - that's only $23.62 per person.

Location: Yosemite, California

Why You Should Go: This large home is located right at the edge of Yosemite. Did we mention it has a spacious deck with a BBQ grill and a hot tub?

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Romantic River Suite 

Price: $99 per night for up to two guests - that's only $49.50 per person.

Location: Three Rivers, California

Why You Should Go: This charming riverfront home is right by the Sequoias. Plus, who doesn't want a dreamy canopy bed?

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Redwood Treehouse

Price: $149 per night for up to 2 guests - that's only $74.50 per person. 

Location: Santa Cruz, California

Why You Should Go: You can stay in a magical treehouse located in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains. There's even a hot tub to soak in at the end of the night while stargazing.

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Safari West

Price: Rates vary by season; check here for updated prices.

Location: Santa Rosa, California 

Why You Should Go: You can have an authentic safari experience right in California. Sleep in a luxury tent, wake up to a continental breakfast, and then take selfies with zebras, giraffes, and cheetahs. 

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Saddle Mountain Ranch

Price: $110 per night for up to 2 guests - that's only $55 per person.

Location: Carmel by the Sea, California

Why You Should Go: This glamping getaway has everything you could ever dream of. Think of a heated pool year-round, proximity to scenic trails, and a panoramic view of the mountains and ocean. 

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Dome In The Desert

Price per night: $163 per night for up to 4 guests - that’s only $40.75/person

Location: Joshua Tree, California

Why You Should Go: It’s so charming. This magical dome in the desert is adorably decorated. To keep you warm on chilly evenings, there’s a natural wood-burning stove. You can your friends can go on hikes during the day and then a beautiful star-lit sky at night. 

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1925 Vintage Rooftop Trailer

Price per night: $300 per night for up to 2 people - that’s only $150/person

Location: Los Angeles, California

Why You Should Go: You can experience the artist’s lifestyle in a one-of-a-kind rooftop airstream. You’ll get amazing views of the city skyline, especially for sunset.

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Getaway: Los Angeles

Price: $139 a night for up to two people - that's only $69.50 per person. Prices vary by date.

Location: Big Bear, California 

Why You Should Go: You can escape from city life in these beautiful fully-stocked glamping cabins.

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