Destination guide

Discover the real San Fernando Valley

San Fernando Valley is home to some of southern California's most exciting sights and attractions. Cradled by the Santa Monica Mountains and Chalk Hills to the south, the Simi Hills to the west, the Santa Susana Mountains to the northwest and the Verdugo Mountains to the east, the Valley spans diverse landscapes and neighborhoods. As well as the cities of Burbank, Glendale, Calabasas and San Fernando, the Valley is home to major attractions, including the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park and Ventura Boulevard's many miles of restaurants, bars and clubs. Choose a San Fernando Valley vacation rental to explore the Valley's diverse wonders.

Things to do

Family-friendly attractions in San Fernando Valley

If you're staying at your San Fernando vacation rental with kids, the Universal Studios Hollywood tour and theme park is an absolute must-see. Ride the famous tram through the studio backlots, scream your way down the thrilling rides and stop for some shopping on the Universal CityWalk. Griffith Park offers another family-friendly day out. Explore its hiking and equestrian trails and the wonderful views over Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign. While you're there, make a visit to Los Angeles Zoo or the iconic Griffith Observatory.


Sightseeing in San Fernando Valley

North Hollywood's small theaters and boutiques are a great place to lose yourself for an afternoon. The NoHo arts district's many coffee shops, bars and galleries can all be explored on foot. Another of the Valley's biggest tourist draws is the Forest Lawn memorial park in Glendale. A cemetery might seem like an unusual tourist attraction, but as well as being home to a museum and art gallery, Forest Lawn is the final resting place of many Hollywood stars. The Getty Center is another San Fernando Valley highlight. Its beautiful gardens, stunning modern architecture and world-class collections can be enjoyed by everyone.


Seasonal events in San Fernando Valley

There's a diverse program of events running throughout the Valley through the year. If you're staying at a San Fernando Valley vacation rental in February, make the trip into Los Angeles to welcome in the Chinese New Year at the Golden Dragon Parade and Festival. Every April, the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is a buzzing celebration of western culture, with live music, live entertainment, including trick ropers and gun spinners, and great food. In fall, the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival is a local highlight. Then, through the winter months, the nearby coastline is a popular with whale watchers.

Natural features

Out and about in San Fernando Valley

The beaches at Santa Monica and Malibu are just a short drive from a San Fernando Valley vacation rental. Along these shores, it's not uncommon to spot dolphins, whales, seals and pelicans. Local tour companies run fishing and whale-watching excursions from Marina del Rey. Or, for a wilder stretch of coastline, head to the miles of shoreline at Point Mugu State Park. Its canyons and bluffs offer up numerous trails. Another of the Valley's most beautiful outdoor spaces is the Japanese Garden in Van Nuys. Its acres of sculpted trees, scented planting and twinkling fountains are an oasis of calm.

Can I find a vacation rental around San Fernando Valley?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,577 vacation rentals near San Fernando Valley. From 769 Houses to 439 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the San Fernando Valley area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in San Fernando Valley?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Fernando Valley. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Malibu: 1,209 vacation rentals
  • Santa Monica: 1,784 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,597 vacation rentals
  • Venice Beach: 2,783 vacation rentals
  • Manhattan Beach: 991 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in San Fernando Valley! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in San Fernando Valley?

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

  • Malibu: 1,209 rentals
  • Santa Monica: 1,784 rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,597 rentals
  • Manhattan Beach: 991 rentals
  • Beverly Hills: 1,175 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to San Fernando Valley?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in San Fernando Valley are:

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 2,884 vacation rentals
  • Pasadena, CA (JPD-Pasadena Heliport): 1,745 vacation rentals
  • Bob Hope Airport (BUR): 2,484 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in San Fernando Valley?

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

  • Long Beach: 2,597 rentals
  • Venice Beach: 2,783 rentals
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: 1,571 rentals
  • Santa Monica Pier: 694 rentals
  • Zuma Beach: 630 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Fernando Valley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around San Fernando Valley

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