Destination guide

Travel to artsy Los Angeles

Enjoy the area's theater scene, live music and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Los Angeles. Well known for its architecture, art and sporting events, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Dolby Theater, TCL Chinese Theatre and Hollywood Bowl are a few of the top cultural sights. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Los Angeles

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Los Angeles has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Universal Studios Hollywood® (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Warner Brothers Studio (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Sony Pictures Studios (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Santa Monica Pier (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Knott's Berry Farm (20.4 mi / 32.9 km)
  • NBC Studios (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Los Angeles

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Los Angeles is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Venice Beach (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • La Brea Tar Pits (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Griffith Park (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Pershing Square (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • MacArthur Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Los Angeles State Historic Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)

How to get to and around Los Angeles

Fly into Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal), the closest airport, located 10 mi (16.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), which is 11.2 mi (18.1 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Los Angeles Union Station. You can get around Los Angeles by jumping on the metro at Pershing Square Station, 7th Street - Metro Center Station or Civic Center Station.

Where to stay around Los Angeles?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,833 holiday lettings near Los Angeles. From 1,790 Houses to 1,199 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Los Angeles area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Los Angeles?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Los Angeles:

  • Hollywood: 418 holiday homes
  • Hollywood Hills West: 816 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 127 holiday homes
  • Pacific Palisades: 833 holiday homes
  • Sherman Oaks: 604 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Los Angeles?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Los Angeles. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Los Angeles Union Station: 3,120 holiday lettings
  • Los Angeles Convention Center: 3,122 holiday lettings
  • Westfield Topanga: 2,596 holiday lettings
  • Venice Beach: 3,185 holiday lettings
  • University of Southern California: 966 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Los Angeles listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Los Angeles?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,790 Houses in Los Angeles. Our other popular types of Los Angeles holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,199 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 75 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 147 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Los Angeles?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,078 holiday homes with pool available in Los Angeles. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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