Destination guide

Anything could happen in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County encompasses not just the West Coast city but several national parks just outside. It's one of the most densely-packed counties in the country, with residents numbering more than most whole states. LA is where dreams are made, and while most never make it in Tinseltown, that doesn't stop the creativity and eccentricity seeping out into every part of the city. It's the capital of cool – think edgy restaurants and theater productions filled with trendy-looking young things. When you stay in a Los Angeles County vacation rental, you'll have the feeling that anything could happen.

Things to do

Los Angeles County is a cultural hub

It'll come as no surprise that most of the county's attractions are found in the city itself. Art lovers shouldn't miss an afternoon at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art which has plenty of works by masters like Rembrandt and Cezanne adorning its walls. If you've nabbed one of the family Los Angeles Country vacation rentals, the kids will be forever grateful when you surprise them with a visit to Disneyland, where every day is a party of parades and fun. Alternatively, for something decidedly more adult, catch one of the productions at a theater in town.


Feel like a star in Los Angeles County

California's enviable weather lends itself nicely to long days spent on the beach and Los Angeles has some of the most famous stretches in the state. Whether you're skating along the edge of Malibu, or stretching out on Santa Monica's beach, you can't help but feel like a La-La Land star. There's more to a stay in a Los Angeles County vacation rental than just topping up your tan though. You can go hiking or mountain biking up in the mountains, or grab your clubs for a day on LA's famously sunny golf courses.


Los Angeles is waiting all year round

Los Angeles summers are scotching and best spent discovering what Californian beach life is all about. Winters are generally mild and if you don't mind the odd spot of rain, you can score some rock bottom deals on Los Angeles County vacation rentals. A happy medium between the 2 is visiting in spring or fall, when the climate can be deliciously warm, the skies clear and bright and the summer throngs have either not arrived or already left. Between March and May or September and November are your best bet.

Natural features

Catch a glimpse of a coyote in Los Angeles

Other than backyard critters and maybe the odd sighting of a coyote – there are supposedly up to 5,000 of them roaming the city – you're not going to spot much else in Los Angeles. When you stay in a Los Angeles County vacation rental, if you target Angeles National Park, there are plenty of wildlife encounters to be had. Visit at the right time and you may very well catch a glimpse of a bobcat, a roaming bighorn sheep, or even an American black bear. Visit in spring and you'll also be treated to a park carpeted in blooming wildflower.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Los Angeles County

The nearest airport is in Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope), located 10.3 mi (16.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Van Nuys, CA (VNY), which is 15.7 mi (25.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Sun Valley Station, Downtown Burbank Station and Burbank Bob Hope Airport Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around Los Angeles County by catching a ride on the metro at North Hollywood Station, Universal City Station or Vermont - Sunset Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Los Angeles County?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 8,100 vacation rentals near Los Angeles County. From 212 Villas to 3,800 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Los Angeles County for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Los Angeles County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Los Angeles County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Los Angeles: 6,697 vacation rentals
  • Malibu: 2,314 vacation rentals
  • Santa Monica: 4,062 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,768 vacation rentals
  • Santa Catalina Island: 236 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Los Angeles County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Los Angeles County?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Los Angeles County:

  • Los Angeles: 6,697 rentals
  • Malibu: 2,314 rentals
  • Santa Monica: 4,062 rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,768 rentals
  • Manhattan Beach: 1,642 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Los Angeles County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Los Angeles County are:

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 5,977 vacation rentals
  • Avalon, CA (AVX-Catalina): 235 vacation rentals
  • Pasadena, CA (JPD-Pasadena Heliport): 4,169 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Los Angeles County?

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

  • Long Beach: 2,768 rentals
  • Venice Beach: 5,966 rentals
  • Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau: 236 rentals
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: 4,100 rentals
  • Santa Monica Pier: 1,700 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Los Angeles County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Los Angeles County

Los Angeles
6,697 vacation rentals
2,314 vacation rentals
Santa Monica
4,062 vacation rentals
Long Beach
2,768 vacation rentals
Manhattan Beach
1,642 vacation rentals
236 vacation rentals
Beverly Hills
3,297 vacation rentals
Hermosa Beach
1,275 vacation rentals
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Redondo Beach
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West Hollywood
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3,891 vacation rentals
Marina del Rey
1,634 vacation rentals
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Santa Clarita
4,444 vacation rentals
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Culver City
3,143 vacation rentals
Rancho Palos Verdes
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