Destination guide

Lively Downtown Los Angeles will entice you

Take a vacation to Downtown Los Angeles and enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and architecture. Well known for its art, museums and skyscrapers, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. For a bit of culture, visit Walt Disney Concert Hall, Microsoft Theater or California Science Center. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Downtown Los Angeles

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Downtown Los Angeles a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Universal Studios Hollywood® (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Warner Brothers Studio (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Sony Pictures Studios (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Santa Monica Pier (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • NBC Studios (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Raleigh Studio Hollywood (4.3 mi / 6.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Los Angeles

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Downtown Los Angeles is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Venice Beach (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • La Brea Tar Pits (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Griffith Park (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Pershing Square (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • MacArthur Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Los Angeles State Historic Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Downtown Los Angeles

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

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Los Angeles Union Station. You can get around Downtown Los Angeles by jumping on the metro at Pershing Square Station, 7th Street - Metro Center Station or Civic Center Station.

Where to stay around Downtown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 398 vacation rentals near Downtown. From 346 Condos/Apartments to 23 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Hollywood Hills: 1,913 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood: 907 vacation rentals
  • Venice: 706 vacation rentals
  • Studio City: 2,283 vacation rentals
  • Glendale: 3,809 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Los Angeles Convention Center: 5,964 vacation rentals
  • Staples Center: 5,927 vacation rentals
  • L.A. Live: 5,933 vacation rentals
  • Microsoft Theater: 5,925 vacation rentals
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall: 5,849 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 346 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 23 rentals available
  • Studios: 310 rentals available
  • Hotels: 3 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 249 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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