Destination guide

Star in your own LA drama in Culver City

Culver City is a palm-lined, sun-kissed city in Los Angeles County, California, surrounded by the sprawling grid-pattered boulevards of LA itself, 10 miles west of downtown LA and 7 miles east of ritzy Santa Monica. The city has been a home of television and film since the motion picture boom of the 1930s, and there are plenty of historic industry landmarks and attractions to see. Culver City also celebrates art galleries, theaters, and grassy green public parks. With a huge variety of Culver City vacation rentals on offer, you’ll be able to craft the perfect LA escape.

Things to do

Culver City captivates with eclectic culture

Take in a slice of Californian Americana at the Culver Hotel, a commandeering redbrick Art Deco structure built in the 1920s. As the movie industry erupted in the 1930s and beyond, the hotel welcomed many famous stars – including the cast of The Wizard of Oz – and its owners have included John Wayne and Charlie Chaplin. Culture vultures can cruise down to The Actors’ Gang, an experimental theater troupe that regularly hosts riveting live performances. After, see the captivating Wende Museum, which displays art and historical archives from the Soviet Union’s Cold War period.

Activities

Out and about in Culver City

Step away from your Culver City vacation rental’s palm-shaded garden or turquoise swimming pool, and get out and about in the town itself. Rent bicycles and cruise along the Culver Boulevard bicycle path, a flat greenway framed with grassy lawns and fragrant flower bushes. Beach-seeking cyclists can cut onto the Ballona Creek bicycle path and follow it to Playa del Rey, where you can swim in the shimmering Pacific or enjoy a quiet beach picnic. Back in Culver City, shoppers can splash out at the Westfield shopping center or in the trendy boutiques of the Arts District.

Weather

Sun-blushed days in Culver City

Culver City enjoys a typical southern Californian coastal Mediterranean-type climate, with short mild winters, bright and balmy spring and fall seasons, and hot sun-drenched summers blessed with cooling sea breezes. From July through September, temperatures climb into the 80s – if traveling during this time, book a Culver City vacation rental with an outdoor swimming pool or lush garden to make the most of the golden sunshine. Mid-fall and mid-spring – the months of November and March – are prime times to travel to Culver City, when temperatures kiss 70 degrees, and the city is more peaceful.

Natural features

A burst of nature in bustling LA

Culver City is firmly plugged-in to the expansive urban metropolis of Los Angeles County, with its winding freeways, gridded streets, and mansion-studded valleys. But if you want to journey away from your Culver City vacation rental and enjoy some sublime nature, you have plenty of options. The Santa Monica beach, with its wide white-gold sands and tumbling waves, is close by. So, too, is the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area – just 3 miles east of Culver City – a 400-acre park with hilly hiking trails, botanic gardens, and Californian wildlife, such as grey foxes and cottontail rabbits.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Culver City

The nearest airport is in Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal), located 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), which is 4 mi (6.5 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Culver City?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,119 vacation rentals near Culver City. From 1,159 Houses to 1,324 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 Culver City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Culver City?

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 Culver City:

  • Clarkdale: 37 vacation rentals
  • Carlson Park: 29 vacation rentals
  • Lucerne - Higuera: 44 vacation rentals
  • Park West: 29 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood Hills: 1,913 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 Culver City?

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

  • Sony Pictures Animation: 6,125 vacation rentals
  • Comics Ink: 6,096 vacation rentals
  • The Umbrella: 6,126 vacation rentals
  • Culver Ice Rink: 6,076 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,683 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Culver City 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 Culver City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,159 Houses in Culver City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Culver City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,324 rentals available
  • Cottages: 104 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 104 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Culver City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 854 vacation rentals with pool available in Culver City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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