Destination guide

Glendale makes a great base for exploring LA

Glendale sits up on the northern edge of Los Angeles. Cut through by the Verdugo Mountains, it’s home to an intriguing multicultural population, infusing the town with spice-scented Armenian eateries and sizzling Greek tavernas alike. But food is just one draw. It's also packed with luxurious Glendale vacation rentals with pools and sweeping views over the San Fernando Valley. And it's got some of California's largest al fresco shopping malls, and great connections to the sandy coastline of Santa Monica, the rugged walking trails of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Dodger Stadium, Downtown LA – the list goes on…

Things to do

From shopping to star seeking in Glendale

If you come touting the credit cards and hoping for some of Cali's top shopping, then it's the Glendale Galleria and Americana at Brand centers where you'll need to mark on the map – both have high fashion, local art boutiques, and sprawling foot courts to boot. Family visitors might want to wow the kids with exhibits of mountain gorillas and Sumatran tigers in the Los Angeles Zoo, while the stars of the Hollywood Walk of Fame just around the corner are of a more human sort. Hikes to the Hollywood Sign are also possible, and so are tours of the iconic Dodger Stadium.

Activities

Shop up a storm in Glendale

You certainly won't have to venture far from the door of those Glendale vacation rentals to find some of LA's best shopping. There are loads of open-air malls and farmers' markets in this section of the big city, making it a perfect spot to come for some retail therapy. Taking in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the iconic studios of the city of stars should also be top of the list – naturally. And when you want to escape, just cruise up the palm-peppered avenues to the mountains, where trekking and horse riding await.

Weather

Sunny sightseeing in Glendale

While there's hardly a day given over to rain in these parts, it's still worth ensuring you have clear skies and sun for those sightseeing tours of the Hollywood strips, hikes to the Hollywood Sign, and meetings with the local mammals of the LA Zoo. The best way to do that is to book your Glendale vacation rentals in the spring or fall, when the temperatures sit in the pleasant high 60s and low 70s. That means searching for places to stay in the months of May, September or October.

Natural features

Glendale sits right by the mountains

The ridges of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument tower high over the blocks of downtown Glendale, providing a backdrop of sinewy peaks and chaparral-dressed valleys. The first port of call in that great reserve is the Deukmejian Wilderness Park, which has gushing waterfalls and dense swathes of spruce woodland. Venture even further north and you'll eventually join the Pacific Crest Trail, and soon find yourself weaving through the boulder-speckled tundra to the top of Mount Gleason – look out for the black bears and wild deer.

How to get there

How to get to and around Glendale

The nearest airport is in Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope), located 6.3 mi (10.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Van Nuys, CA (VNY), which is 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Glendale Transportation Center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Glendale?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,801 vacation rentals near Glendale. From 1,564 Houses to 1,499 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 Glendale for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Glendale:

  • Riverside Rancho: 16 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 52 vacation rentals
  • Somerset: 23 vacation rentals
  • Moorpark: 48 vacation rentals
  • Rossmoyne: 20 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 Glendale?

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

  • Americana at Brand: 5,572 vacation rentals
  • Glendale Adventist Medical Center: 5,487 vacation rentals
  • Glendale Galleria: 5,596 vacation rentals
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park: 5,647 vacation rentals
  • Glendale Centre Theatre: 5,544 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,564 Houses in Glendale. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Glendale include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,499 rentals available
  • Cottages: 80 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 80 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Glendale?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,373 vacation rentals with pool available in Glendale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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