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Visit Bel Air in Los Angeles, California

Are you ready for some fun in the sun in one of America’s most famous cities? Los Angeles, California is home to beaches, movie stars and activities for all to enjoy. Los Angeles is a big place, so you need to be smart about where you make your home away from home during your visit to the entertainment capital of the world. The affluent neighborhood of Bel Air features some great attractions and rental properties where you can rest in between your Los Angeles adventures. Treat yourself to a Bel Air vacation rental and make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do

See the Sights and Sounds of Bel Air

You won’t have to go far to see one of the greatest art museums in the world. The Getty Center is only two miles from the center of Bel Air, and features statues and paintings that will take your breath away. Behind the museum rests a colorful garden with flowers and ponds that serve as the perfect spot for family photo ops and even surprise proposals. Further north, you can find the Griffith Observatory where you can see stars—ones that don’t have their names on Hollywood Boulevard. Learn about science and physics or just enjoy the serene Los Angeles skyline.


Enjoy the entertainment of Bel Air

Bel Air rests comfortably in the Westside region of Los Angeles, granting access to some of the city’s best activities. If you don’t know where to start, hop on a guided tour to get a personalized circuit through the city. For city fun and shopping, visit the famous Sunset Boulevard, which includes a ton of shops, music stores, and an active nightlife stretching through Bel Air into West Hollywood. If you’re looking for more family-friendly fun, don’t miss out on the Escape Room, where you and your group have to rely on teamwork and wits to escape the haunted studio.


Best Season to Visit Bel Air

No matter when you’re booking your Bel Air vacation rental, you’ll be able to enjoy the sunshine. Rainfall is generally low in Bel Air, occurring in winter and early spring, with February being the wettest month. During the summer, expect warm, dry days with plenty of sunshine. With only about 36 rainy days a year, Bel Air is a great place for hiking the Santa Monica Mountains or walking down Rodeo Drive. You don’t have to worry about extreme heat either since the average high in the hottest month is only 82.1 degrees. Just don’t forget your sunscreen!

Natural features

Explore the mountains, beaches, and more in Bel Air

You can probably see the Santa Monica Mountains in Bel Air by just taking a look outside. Home to the range’s foothills, you won’t have to go far to journey up well-maintained paths that are perfect for hiking and biking. If you want to cool off, Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach are just a short trek from Bel Air’s center. You can swim, surf, and even fish off the Santa Monica Pier. Bel Air is the perfect spot if you want sun, fun, and great memories when you’re done. Book your Bel Air vacation rental today!

How to get there

How to get to and around Bel Air

The nearest airport is in Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal), located 5.9 mi (9.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Van Nuys, CA (VNY), which is 8.2 mi (13.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Bel Air?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 935 vacation rentals near Bel Air. From 417 Houses to 88 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bel Air for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bel Air?

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 Bel Air:

  • Hollywood Hills: 1,758 vacation rentals
  • Venice: 706 vacation rentals
  • Studio City: 2,080 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 335 vacation rentals
  • Silver Lake: 447 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 Bel Air?

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

  • Long Beach: 2,563 vacation rentals
  • Venice Beach: 5,671 vacation rentals
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: 3,864 vacation rentals
  • Santa Monica Pier: 1,739 vacation rentals
  • University of Southern California: 2,116 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bel Air 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 Bel Air?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 417 Houses in Bel Air. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bel Air include:

  • Villas: 88 rentals available
  • Estates: 9 rentals available
  • Cottages: 14 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bel Air?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 364 vacation rentals with pool available in Bel Air. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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