Destination guide

Lively Westwood will entice you

Take a vacation to Westwood and enjoy the area's museums, live music and art galleries. This city's sporting events, bars and university setting draw many visitors. J. Paul Getty Museum and Sony Pictures Studios are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Westwood

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Westwood a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sony Pictures Studios (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Santa Monica Pier (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Universal Studios Hollywood® (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Warner Brothers Studio (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • NBC Studios (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • 20th Century Fox Studio (2 mi / 3.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Westwood

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Westwood is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Venice Beach (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • La Brea Tar Pits (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Griffith Park (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Will Rogers Memorial Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Beverly Gardens Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Franklin Canyon Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Westwood

The nearest airport is in Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal), located 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), which is 8.7 mi (13.9 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Westwood?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,016 vacation rentals near Westwood. From 405 Condos/Apartments to 367 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Westwood for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Westwood:

  • Hollywood Hills: 1,906 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood: 906 vacation rentals
  • Venice: 701 vacation rentals
  • Studio City: 2,278 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 398 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 Westwood?

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

  • University of California Los Angeles: 3,868 vacation rentals
  • Fowler Museum: 6,042 vacation rentals
  • Los Angeles National Cemetery: 6,022 vacation rentals
  • Hammer Museum: 6,032 vacation rentals
  • Los Angeles Country Club: 6,074 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Westwood 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 Westwood?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 405 Condos/Apartments in Westwood. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Westwood include:

  • Houses: 367 rentals available
  • Villas: 45 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 31 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 Westwood?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 399 vacation rentals with pool available in Westwood. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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