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Art and culture near Los Angeles holiday homes to rent

It's no wonder that Los Angeles is so alluring. Whether you're hiking to the iconic Hollywood Sign, comparing hand sizes with the moulds of your favourite celebrities or hanging ten at the local surf spot, you'll find a city with endless glitz, glamour and excitement. Pick a new neighbourhood to explore each day, and you'll never tire of learning the ins and outs of LA life. Scan plush Los Angeles vacation rentals, and try your hand at living like Hollywood stars do. You might just find that they really ARE just like us.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Los Angeles holiday homes

If you're starting to embarrass the kids with all your celebrity-stalking, treat them to a fun-filled day at the Los Angeles Zoo, Universal Studios Hollywood or Disneyland. No trip is complete without a photo of the Hollywood Sign, paired with a hike to the Griffith Observatory. The J. Paul Getty Museum is well worth a visit, as is a performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Napa may be California's more popular wine country, but the adults in your crew might appreciate a visit to some of Los Angeles's newest wineries.


Things to do near holiday homes in Los Angeles

LA can be overwhelming, as there are endless options for things to see and do. Take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour around celebrity hotspots, shop along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills or explore West Hollywood on foot with a guided walking tour. Runyon Canyon offers pleasant hiking trails with expansive city views, while Venice Beach is perfect for a sunrise yoga class. Compare the Los Angeles vacation rentals overlooking the Pacific with the options in Downtown, and you'll quickly realise this: you'll never run out of places to go or people to see in SoCal.


Climate during your stay in Los Angeles holiday rentals

If ever there was a place with perfect weather, LA is it. Thanks to 300 days of sunshine a year and perfect warm temperatures most of the year, you're hard-pressed to find a bad time to visit. January and February can be a little wet and chilly, though you won't hear Angelenos complaining. June is known for the occasional overcast day, too, but come July and August, expect it to be hot, dry and busy. September and October, on the other hand, offer the dream scenario – pleasant days, cool nights and minimal crowds.

Natural highlights

Better ask Siri to assemble your road trip playlist ASAP

Thanks to its location off the Pacific Coast Highway, driving into LA is truly bucket list material. Along the coast, you'll spot some of SoCal's most stunning beaches. As you head towards Downtown, you'll find the sea level slowly rising into hills, before eventually becoming proper mountains farther inland. To the north of LA, you'll find the San Gabriel Mountains, and the city is also bordered by the Angeles National Forest and Topanga State Park. Consider Los Angeles vacation rentals on the water or in the hills. Either way, you'll end each day with a cinematic sunset.

How to get there

How to get to and around Los Angeles

Fly into Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal), the closest airport, located 10 mi (16.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), which is 11.2 mi (18.1 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Los Angeles Union Station. You can get around Los Angeles by jumping on the metro at Pershing Square Station, 7th Street - Metro Center Station or Civic Center Station.

Family friendly

Family-friendly attractions near Los Angeles holiday homes

Kids will love the attractions of Los Angeles. Holiday homes can be found near places like Universal CityWalk, a high-energy hub of shops, eateries and entertainment spaces, and the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, an Ice Age-fossil excavation site with an adjacent museum and recreated prehistoric gardens. Kids will also like Pacific Park, a seaside amusement park with coasters, eateries and games on the pier.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Los Angeles holiday rentals

Los Angeles boasts numerous romantic locations to explore on a couple’s retreat. Holiday homes are available near places like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a famous Hollywood sidewalk area with stars and celebrity names, and Santa Monica Pier, a storied seaside destination with a range of shops and cafes. You’ll also like Hollywood Boulevard, a prominent road with landmarks of the entertainment world.

Where to stay near Los Angeles?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,432 holiday rentals near Los Angeles. From 1,644 Houses to 994 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Los Angeles is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Los Angeles?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Los Angeles:

  • Hollywood Hills: 710 holiday homes
  • Hollywood: 292 holiday homes
  • Studio City: 875 holiday homes
  • Venice: 273 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 73 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Los Angeles?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Los Angeles. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Venice Beach: 2,755 holiday rentals
  • University of Southern California: 723 holiday rentals
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: 1,490 holiday rentals
  • Los Angeles Central Public Library: 2,755 holiday rentals
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame: 2,653 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Los Angeles listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Los Angeles?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,644 Houses in Los Angeles. Our other popular types of Los Angeles holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 994 holiday houses
  • Villas: 79 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 150 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Los Angeles?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 928 holiday homes with pool available in Los Angeles. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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