Destination guide

Movies and more in one of LA's hottest neighborhoods

Best known as the epicenter of the US film industry, the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles is home to more than just movie stars, with an ethnically diverse population of nearly 80,000 people. Not surprisingly, the area has plenty of theaters and performance spaces, as well as enough sightseeing to keep even the biggest movie buff busy for days. Be sure to look up for a glimpse of the famous Hollywood sign towering overhead in the Hollywood Hills (just get out of the way of the tour buses first).

Things to do

Stars in the skies and under your feet

Hollywood Boulevard is the heart of it all, with the brass stars of the Walk of Fame lining the sidewalks in front of the iconic Chinese Theater. A Hollywood vacation rental in the Hollywood Hills will put you in a prime spot for Instagram-worthy shots of the iconic Hollywood sign. As an added bonus, you'll have unbeatable panoramic views of downtown LA. While you're up there, pay homage to the stars of the celestial variety at Griffith Observatory. Be sure to save time for an outdoor concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl, or visit the legends of the past at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Activities

Soak up the glitz and glamor of the film industry

In a city known for traffic, the best way to experience Hollywood is to get out and walk the streets. Your efforts will be rewarded by top-notch sightseeing that's rivaled only by the people watching. The vintage movie houses and hotels will give you a true taste of old Hollywood. To increase your celebrity-spotting chances, hop on one of the movie star home tours, where you'll also be treated to some of LA's other top highlights. For some retail therapy, head to the Hollywood & Highland Center or pick up some vintage vinyl at the iconic Amoeba Music on Sunset Boulevard.

Weather

Warm winters and even warmer summers

You can leave the winter parkas behind when you head to your Hollywood vacation rental, where you'll enjoy mild to warm weather year round. Dry summers last from June through October, with highs peaking in the 80s from July to September. The high temps are only about 20 degrees cooler in the coldest months of December to February, with lows just barely dipping into the 40s at night, though the Santa Ana winds can bring dry, hot, and dusty days. Southern California is known for its below average rainfall, unless El Nino decides to come to town.

Natural features

Bright lights, big city

If you're craving a taste of the big city life, a Hollywood vacation rental is for you. Smack in the center of vibrant Los Angeles, Hollywood comes with all the bustling crowds and urban energy that you'd expect (plus a healthy dose of that famous LA traffic). The Hollywood Hills offer some welcome open space and refreshing nature, particularly in sprawling Griffith Park, where you can take a step back and enjoy the views of the pulsing city below. Most of your wildlife viewing will come in the form of the unrivaled people watching on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Hollywood

The nearest airport is in Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope), located 7.5 mi (12 km) from the city center. 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.

Where to stay around Hollywood?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 902 vacation rentals near Hollywood. From 325 Houses to 441 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 Hollywood for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Hollywood:

  • Hollywood Hills: 1,905 vacation rentals
  • Venice: 702 vacation rentals
  • Studio City: 2,273 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 398 vacation rentals
  • Glendale: 3,794 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 Hollywood?

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

  • Pantages Theatre: 6,021 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood Palladium: 6,035 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery: 6,042 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood and Vine: 6,027 vacation rentals
  • Barnsdall Art Park: 5,935 vacation 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hollywood?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 325 Houses in Hollywood. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hollywood include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 441 rentals available
  • Villas: 37 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 14 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hollywood?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 226 vacation rentals with pool available in Hollywood. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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