Destination guide

See the stars at gorgeous Silver Lake

In the center of Los Angeles is Silver Lake, one of the premier neighborhoods in this thriving metropolis. Whether you’re passing through or interested in an extended vacation, there’s no better place in California to visit than Silver Lake, which offers consistently comfortable weather and unlimited ways to have fun. As a popular destination for both travelers and residents, Silver Lake has an energetic night life thanks to a variety of bars, nightclubs, and music venues. Film buffs may also recognize Silver Lake as the filming location for the famous Laurel and Hardy film, The Music Box.

Things to do

Silver Lake’s stupendous sights

In addition to a wealth of exciting activities, Silver Lake also offers visitors an array of attractions that make for a once in a lifetime vacation. For instance, if you’ve always wanted to sample world-class California wines, then you can visit Silver Lake Wine for a tasting. The Silver Lake Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to meet local vendors and to eat some freshly grown food. You may also want to spend some time at the Silver Lake Reservoir and Meadow, a three-acre park that provides plenty of space for jogging, biking, and kite flying.

Activities

Exciting nightlife in Silver Lake

Silver Lake offers lots to see and do, making it a good idea to learn about the city’s best activities before booking your Silver Lake vacation rentals. If you want to do some dancing, then you should be sure to visit the Virgil, one of Silver Lake’s hottest night spots. The Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Café holds regular storytelling shows with themes based on ghosts and funny childhood memories. If you’re interested in enjoying an old school video arcade, then you should stop by Button Mash, with both classic arcade games and a great selection of pinball machines.

Weather

Visit Silver Lake when it’s cool and clear

Silver Lake hosts vacationers throughout the year, but if you want a vacation that is fun and comfortable, it’s best to reserve your Silver Lake vacation rentals for the late spring/early summer between March and May. Low temperatures should be in the 50s while highs are generally in the 80s, the ideal weather for exploring in Silver Lake. Fall can also be a good time to visit this popular holiday area, as the busy summer vacation season is over, and the temperatures have cooled off enough that you can enjoy the outdoors without getting too hot.

Natural features

Take a journey through charming Silver Lake

Silver Lake is characterized by rolling hills and sweeping valleys, making it one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The neighborhood is built around a reservoir, which is now the most popular parkland in this area. The Los Angeles river also cuts through Silver Lake. Nearby, Echo Park provides the perfect opportunity to stroll through nature in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Silver Lake also makes sure that its visitors and residents have ample opportunity to enjoy the California sunshine, featuring several first-rate parks such as Laurel and Hardy Park and Victory Memorial Grove.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Silver Lake

The nearest airport is in Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope), located 9 mi (14.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal), which is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Silver Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 441 vacation rentals near Silver Lake. From 143 Houses to 231 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 Silver Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Silver Lake?

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 Silver Lake:

  • 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 Silver Lake?

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

  • Holyland Exhibition: 5,944 vacation rentals
  • Naya's Garden: 5,924 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,692 vacation rentals
  • Venice Beach: 5,984 vacation rentals
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: 4,122 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Silver Lake 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 Silver Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 143 Houses in Silver Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Silver Lake include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 231 rentals available
  • Villas: 5 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 12 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Silver Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 52 vacation rentals with pool available in Silver Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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