Alhambra, CA, USA

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Alhambra, CA, USA

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Alhambra is a great gateway to LA

With its contemporary condos, affordable apartment stays, and well-connected Alhambra vacation rentals, this cut out of the San Gabriel Valley could just be the perfect ticket for a family trip to the City of Angels. Not only will you get to enjoy all the bucket-list-busting sights to the west, from Hollywood Boulevard to the Dodger Stadium to Universal City and the beaches of Santa Monica, but you'll also be perfectly placed for explorations along the trails of the Angeles National Forest, the rugged San Gabriel Mountains, San Bernardino, and beyond.

Chinese five spice and festivities in Alhambra

If you've booked your Alhambra vacation rental for the wild festivities of the Lunar New Year celebrations, then great _ this whole district comes alive with sizzling Chinese food stalls and whirling dragon processions. If not, then there's still plenty to get up to. Think about taking guided tours of the Hollywood Hills and the iconic star-studded walks of LA to the west. Or, you could strap on the walking boots and hit the highlands _ the reserves of the Angeles National Forest rise with the peaks just 30 minutes by car to the north.

Explore LA's iconic sites from Alhambra

There's no reason why an all-out tour of the major sights of Los Angeles can't be launched from a base in Alhambra. In fact, just a short jaunt from here and you'll be strutting between the glowing brass plaques on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or rubbing shoulders with celebrities on Sunset Boulevard. Keep going and you'll reach the lanky palms and powdery sands of Santa Monica Beach. Or go south, to central LA, where totemic attractions like the Grand Central Market, the Japanese American National Museum, and the Dodger Stadium poke above the streets.

Score Alhambra vacation rentals in the summertime

While the price of condos and villas all around central Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills soars in the summertime, the cost of bedding down in little Alhambra remains reasonable. That's one of the main reasons that this cut out of San Gabriel is popular during the warmer season in South Cali, which typically hits its height between June and August. Of course, renting in the spring and fall is even easier on the wallet, and still means seeing the LA sights with sunny, dry days aplenty.

Break away from the urban fray in Alhambra

You'll need to hit the highways if you want to taste the natural side of the Los Angeles Valley while staying in Alhambra. Northwards for 30 minutes opens up the chaparral scrub hills of the San Gabriel ranges, where sections of the iconic Pacific Crest Trail wiggle through the fir-speckled landscapes, and ski resorts are draped over Mount Waterman and the Buckhorn. A drive to the west, through northern LA, will bring you to the Pacific coast. There, the bay laurels of Topanga State Park drop to the beautiful beaches beneath Malibu Bluffs _ think sunsets and surfing waves to beat all others.