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California dreaming in buzzing Burbank

Burbank is a small city in sun-kissed Los Angeles County, California, firmly connected to the sprawling palm-studded city of LA itself, based just 12 miles northwest of downtown L.A. Burbank boasts a captivating cultural heritage, being a hotspot for film and TV production companies, including Walt Disney and Warner Bros. The city also celebrates shopping, particularly in its downtown area, which is dotted with upscale malls. There’s no shortage of Burbank vacation rentals, either – whether you’re after a Spanish-contemporary family home, modern townhouse, or snazzy apartment.

Things to do

Experience Burbank’s quirky cultural sights

Experience some Burbank culture at the Martial Arts History Museum, which is dedicated to revealing how the heritage and culture of Asia has become part of American life through the vehicle of martial arts. There are exhibits on Japanese Samurai, Kung Fu weaponry, and Anime, and the museum hosts regular sword-cutting demonstrations, movie nights, and sushi classes. Pop culture fanatics can book a behind-the-scenes tour of the Warner Bros. Studios, allowing you to see the sets, props, and costume rooms of a range of top TV shows.

Activities

Outdoor adventures and indulgent shopping in Burbank

Treat yourself to some ritzy LA shopping, and splurge in Burbank’s downtown shopping and entertainment areas. The enormous and airy Burbank Town Center mall is lined with branded clothing, cosmetics, and home stores – and a gargantuan food hall. The Burbank Empire Center, meanwhile, offers specialty and upscale fashion stores. If shopping’s not your bag, Burbank is surrounded by sweeping green golf clubs. The city also lies adjacent to the Verdugo Mountains foothills – a popular area for nature hiking. And after a long hot hike, there’s nothing better than taking a refreshing dip in your Burbank vacation rental pool.

Weather

Burbank is a sun worshipper’s paradise

Burbank boasts a subtropical Mediterranean climate, meaning long, hot, and sun-washed summers, and short and mild winters, with a little rainfall in the months of January and February. During the height of summer – July and August – temperatures regularly climb into the high 80s, which is great if you love the heat. Late spring and early summer – April to June – is a fine time to book a Burbank vacation rental, as daytime highs range between 70 and 80 degrees, the sunshine is plentiful, and the Californian flowers are in bloom.

Natural features

Mountain wilderness near Burbank

As a Los Angeles County city situated at the edge of the sprawling urban LA metropolis, Burbank has it all – instant access to downtown LA and other top locations like Hollywood and Beverly Hills, but also immediate entry to the Verdugo Mountains wilderness. The foothills of these mountains lie past Burbank’s bohemian and boutique-laden Magnolia Park neighborhood to the city’s northwest – they’re covered in shrubs, dotted with walnut and willow, and home to coyotes and deer. Further north, the massive Deukmejian Wilderness Park, in the San Gabriel foothills, sings with waterfalls, mountain trails, and rare wildlife.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Burbank

Fly into Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope), the closest airport, located 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Van Nuys, CA (VNY), which is 9.4 mi (15.2 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Downtown Burbank Station or Burbank Bob Hope Airport Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Burbank?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,908 vacation rentals near Burbank. From 1,662 Houses to 1,473 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 Burbank for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Burbank:

  • Hollywood Hills: 1,906 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood: 903 vacation rentals
  • Venice: 701 vacation rentals
  • Studio City: 2,273 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 Burbank?

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

  • Warner Brothers Studio: 5,827 vacation rentals
  • Walt Disney Studios: 5,761 vacation rentals
  • NBC Studios: 5,789 vacation rentals
  • Burbank Aviation Museum: 5,700 vacation rentals
  • Colony Theater: 5,647 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,662 Houses in Burbank. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Burbank include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,473 rentals available
  • Villas: 150 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 65 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Burbank?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,425 vacation rentals with pool available in Burbank. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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