Destination guide

Experience Hollywood in holiday homes to rent

The Los Angeles neighbourhood of Hollywood is one of the most well-known places on the planet. The film industry here has taken over the world, but the entertainment it produces is just the beginning of what the area can offer. Hollywood also features a lot of attractions that can draw travellers in no matter where you’re from. When you book holiday homes to rent, you can enjoy everything Hollywood has to offer with comfortable lodging that will make you feel more like a resident than a visitor.

Things to do

Points of interest near Hollywood holiday accommodation

You won’t have to stray far from Hollywood holiday accommodation to find something interesting to see. The iconic Hollywood sign is one of the most popular sites. You can take your picture with it as a backdrop, or hike near the sign’s location for a scenic view of Hollywood and the rest of Los Angeles. You may also want to visit the famous Chinese Theatre. Not only can you see its striking Asian-inspired design, but you’ll also spot cement imprints from celebrities in the Forecourt of the Stars. As you’re travelling through Hollywood, you may pass the pink-arched gateway of Paramount Studios. It’s one of the oldest film studios in the world, and you can take a tour if you’d like. If you’re more interested in history, you can visit the Hollywood Heritage Museum where you’ll find artefacts dating back to the early years of filmmaking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Hollywood

Do you want to find attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Hollywood a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Universal Studios Hollywood® (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Warner Brothers Studio (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Sony Pictures Studios (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Santa Monica Pier (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • NBC Studios (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Raleigh Studio Hollywood (0.6 mi / 1 km)
Day trips

Day Trips from Hollywood holiday homes

Booking holiday homes in Hollywood puts you close to a wide variety of destinations perfect for a day trip. You can visit Disneyland in nearby Anaheim for family-friendly fun or Santa Monica Beach for a relaxing day at the shore. If you don’t mind the two-hour drive, you can visit the city of Solvang. Initially founded by Danish immigrants, this city has grown to be known as the Danish capital of America where you’ll find iconic architecture housing restaurants, bakeries and shops. For a day trip a bit closer to Hollywood, you can visit Santa Catalina Island. Take a ferry out from Long Beach, and you can reach this vibrant island after travelling just 47 km to see the flying fish and Avalon Beach. Additionally, you can visit Los Padres National Forest near Ojai to traverse nature trails on foot, by cycle or even on horseback.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Hollywood

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Hollywood is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Venice Beach (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • La Brea Tar Pits (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Griffith Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Barnsdall Art Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Runyon Canyon Park (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Cahuenga Peak (3.1 mi / 5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Hollywood

The nearest airport is in Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope), located 7.5 mi (12 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal), which is 9.2 mi (14.8 km) away.

You can get around Hollywood by catching a ride on the metro at Hollywood - Vine Station, Hollywood - Western Station or Hollywood - Highland Station.

How to get around

Transport to Hollywood holiday homes

Getting to holiday homes in Hollywood is easy because Los Angeles is one of the most popular transport hubs in America. The closest airport is Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX. From there, Hollywood is just 27 km or so away. You can choose to hire a car, as the streets of Hollywood and Los Angeles are notably driveable like most American cities, but there’s also a bus and metro system. The metro will be enough to get you to Hollywood, but the bus might be a better option if you’re looking to go on day trips to areas on the outskirts of town. Once you’re in Hollywood, getting around is easy via a car hire or ride-sharing service. One of the most popular ways to travel is on a bicycle, which lets you take advantage of the numerous bike lanes in the Hollywood area.

Essential info

Key facts to know about Hollywood holiday rentals

Before you arrive at Hollywood holiday rentals, there are a few key facts you should know. Hollywood may be where many top American films are shot, but your odds of running into an actual celebrity are pretty slim. Unless you’re spending time in high-end restaurants, you’re likely going to see other travellers more than anything else. Like elsewhere in the United States, tipping is standard practice for all kinds of service workers including restaurant servers, taxi drivers and tour guides. You’ll also need American dollars for this, so make sure to get your currency exchanged once you arrive or even before to have some cash on hand.

Where to stay near Hollywood?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 400 holiday rentals near Hollywood. From 145 Houses to 179 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 Hollywood is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Hollywood?

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 Hollywood:

  • Hollywood Hills: 833 holiday homes
  • Studio City: 1,073 holiday homes
  • Southwest Anaheim: 450 holiday homes
  • Venice: 329 holiday homes
  • Sunset Strip: 146 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 Hollywood?

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

  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery: 3,148 holiday rentals
  • Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study: 3,095 holiday rentals
  • Vermont - Sunset Station: 5,964 holiday rentals
  • Museum of Death: 2,956 holiday rentals
  • LAFD Historical Society and Museum: 2,975 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hollywood 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 Hollywood?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 145 Houses in Hollywood. Our other popular types of Hollywood holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 179 holiday houses
  • Villas: 14 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 9 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hollywood?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 107 holiday homes with pool available in Hollywood. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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