Destination guide

Explore Los Angeles from vacation home rentals

There's a reason Los Angeles holds such an allure. Whether you're hiking up to the Hollywood Sign, fitting your hands into the mold of your fave celeb's, or hanging ten with the locals, you'll find glitz, glamour, and excitement at practically every turn. Dedicate each day to a new neighborhood and never tire of learning the ins and outs of L.A. life. Or, better yet, opt for a luxe Los Angeles vacation rental and try your hand at living like the celebs do. They are, after all, just like us!

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Los Angeles vacation homes

If celeb-stalking is starting to embarrass the kids, hightail it out to the Los Angeles Zoo, Universal Studios Hollywood, or Disneyland. Grab the quintessential L.A. photo of the Hollywood Sign, or hike up to the Griffith Observatory. Take in an exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum, or a performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. While California's more popular wine country might be a few hours north, impress the adults of your crew with a peek at the growing industry in SoCal with a tour of some of Los Angeles's newest wineries.

Activities

Things to do near Los Angeles vacation rentals

With so much going on in and around L.A., it can be overwhelming. Opt for a hop on, hop off bus tour, go shopping in Beverly Hills, or take a guided walking tour of West Hollywood. Hike up the trail at Runyon Canyon for expansive city views, or start your morning with a sunrise yoga class on Venice Beach. Whether you book a Los Angeles vacation rental right on the Pacific or in a downtown high-rise, you'll never run out of places to go, or people to see, in SoCal.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Los Angeles vacation rentals

Los Angeles boasts 300 days of sunshine per year, with temps averaging in the low-80s for the majority. The few cold, gray days are likely to arrive in January and February, when it can be a little wet—though you won't hear most Angelenos complain about the respite from the heat. June is known to be occasionally a bit more overcast, too, but July and August are likely to be hot, dry, and busy. September and October, on the other hand, offer the dream trip trifecta: warm days, crisp nights, and smaller crowds.

Natural features

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Situated off the Pacific Coast Highway, driving into Los Angeles is an experience in itself -- and not just because of the world-famous traffic. The city's coast is home to some of the most stunning beaches in Southern California, and the sea-level slowly rises into hills and eventually mountains as you move inland. The San Gabriel Mountains sit to the north of LA, and the city is bordered by the Angeles National Forest and Topanga State Park. Opt for a Los Angeles vacation rental on the water or in the hills, and 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 center. 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 fun near Los Angeles vacation rentals

Los Angeles is filled with fun locations for children of all ages. Vacation homes are available near the Santa Monica Pier, a popular landmark with an amusement park, shops, cafés, and an aquarium, and the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, an excavation site with a museum and prehistoric garden. Kids will also love Pacific Park, a seaside amusement park with thrill rides, eateries, and games.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Los Angeles

If you’re planning a romantic retreat, Los Angeles has numerous idyllic locations to explore on your trip. Vacation homes are available near places like Venice Canals, a series of Italian-inspired canals with sidewalks and bridges, and Melrose Avenue, a shopping, dining, and entertainment district with street art and high-end fashion. You could also visit the Norton Simon Museum, a gallery with a notable collection of European and Asian artwork.

Can I find a vacation rental around Los Angeles?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 6,666 vacation rentals near Los Angeles. From 2,938 Houses to 2,338 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Los Angeles for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Los Angeles:

  • Hollywood Hills: 1,913 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood: 907 vacation rentals
  • Venice: 706 vacation rentals
  • Studio City: 2,288 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 399 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 Los Angeles?

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

  • Venice Beach: 5,984 vacation rentals
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: 4,122 vacation rentals
  • University of Southern California: 2,212 vacation rentals
  • University of California Los Angeles: 3,887 vacation rentals
  • Los Angeles Convention Center: 5,964 vacation 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Los Angeles?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,938 Houses in Los Angeles. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Los Angeles include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,338 rentals available
  • Villas: 193 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 227 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 Los Angeles?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,950 vacation rentals with pool available in Los Angeles. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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