Destination guide

El Segundo – segundo to none

Not just famous for being the place where hip-hop act A Tribe Called Quest left its wallet in 1990 (look it up, it’s a great track!), El Segundo is known for its charming downtown, residential neighborhoods, and a mile-long stretch of beach on the Santa Monica Bay. Just south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), it’s also home to upscale shopping and the sprawling, century-old Chevron oil refinery. Skip the old-hat Hollywood standbys with an El Segundo vacation rental, close to local landmarks like the Automobile Driving Museum, Old Town Music Hall, and the municipal golf course.

Things to do

El Segundo’s arts and entertainment

You can get a taste of the famous – or infamous – Southern California car culture at the Automobile Driving Museum, where 130 vintage rides are kept in mint condition. A screening at Old Town Music Hall, where classic silent films are shown with live organ accompaniment, is a must for film buffs; the space also hosts regular jazz and ragtime concerts. Culture vultures can get their fix at ESMoA, the El Segundo Museum of Art, where you’ll find a rotating collection of contemporary artworks.

Activities

Surf, turf, and beyond in El Segundo

Surfers and sunbathers will find common ground at the sandy El Segundo Beach. Adrenaline junkie? Check out Dockweiler State Beach, where die-hard thrill seekers flock to the popular hang-gliding concession. It’s also one of the few stretches of Los Angeles County coastline where you can build a bonfire without risking a fine. El Segundo also boasts a number of fancy shopping malls, and the pedestrian-friendly downtown is packed with restaurants, bars, and music venues. Cycling is popular, so an El Segundo vacation rental with bike storage offers a low-key – and low-cost – way to see the sights.

Weather

It’s (almost) always sunny in El Segundo

So maybe it isn’t always sunny, but El Segundo’s warm, arid climate is in full force throughout much of the year. With average highs in the mid-seventies, the summer months tend to be warmer, but the higher temperatures from July to September also bring bigger crowds and steeper prices. December, January, and February are the wettest months. While winter highs are still in the mid-sixties, you’ll find that rates for El Segundo vacation rentals tend to be lower at this time of year.

Natural features

Scenic El Segundo

A crescent-shaped cove on the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Monica Bay makes up the western boundary of El Segundo. The city limits include almost a mile of sandy beach, with a rocky jetty that serves as a landmark for local surfers. A beachfront bike path connects El Segundo with Manhattan Beach to the south Marina Del Rey in the north, and a wide swath of coastal sand dunes have been set aside for the El Segundo Blue Butterfly Preserve, where eagle-eyed observers can spot specimens of the endangered species.

How to get there

Transportation to and around El Segundo

The nearest airport is in Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), located 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal), which is 3.9 mi (6.3 km) away.

Where to stay around El Segundo?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,403 vacation rentals near El Segundo. From 993 Houses to 919 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 El Segundo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to El Segundo?

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 El Segundo:

  • Hollywood Hills: 1,760 vacation rentals
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  • Downtown: 328 vacation rentals
  • Silver Lake: 445 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 El Segundo?

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

  • Lakes at El Segundo: 5,551 vacation rentals
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  • Old Town Music Hall: 5,545 vacation rentals
  • Automobile Driving Museum: 5,662 vacation rentals
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But there are many other points of interest around El Segundo 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 El Segundo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 993 Houses in El Segundo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in El Segundo include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 919 rentals available
  • Cottages: 110 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 110 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 El Segundo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 493 vacation rentals with pool available in El Segundo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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