Destination guide

Travel to captivating Downey

Enjoy the area's entertainment, history and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Downey. Renowned for its soccer games, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Citadel Outlets and Knott's Berry Farm are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Downey

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Downey has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Knott's Berry Farm (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Disneyland® (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Disney California Adventure® Park (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Sony Pictures Studios (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Medieval Times (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Aquarium of the Pacific (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Downey

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Downey is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • La Brea Tar Pits (15.4 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Griffith Park (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Wilson Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Lake Legg (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Whittier Narrows Recreation Area (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • El Dorado Regional Park (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Downey

The nearest airport is in Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal), located 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 9.9 mi (15.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Downey?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,600 vacation rentals near Downey. From 1,180 Houses to 969 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 Downey for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Downey:

  • Hollywood Hills: 1,755 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood: 862 vacation rentals
  • Studio City: 2,090 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 316 vacation rentals
  • Glendale: 3,534 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 Downey?

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

  • Long Beach: 2,657 vacation rentals
  • Disneyland: 3,018 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood Hills: 1,755 vacation rentals
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: 3,835 vacation rentals
  • Huntington Beach Pier: 1,123 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,180 Houses in Downey. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downey include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 969 rentals available
  • Villas: 19 rentals available
  • Estates: 4 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downey?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 933 vacation rentals with pool available in Downey. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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