Destination guide

Travel to captivating Downey

Enjoy the area's entertainment, history and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Downey. Renowned for its soccer games, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Citadel Outlets and Knott's Berry Farm are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Downey

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Downey has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Knott's Berry Farm (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Disneyland® (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Disney California Adventure® Park (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Sony Pictures Studios (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Medieval Times (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Aquarium of the Pacific (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Downey

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Downey is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • La Brea Tar Pits (15.4 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Griffith Park (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Wilson Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Lake Legg (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Whittier Narrows Recreation Area (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • El Dorado Regional Park (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)

How to get to and around Downey

The nearest airport is in Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal), located 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 9.9 mi (15.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Downey?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,530 holiday lettings near Downey. From 1,159 Houses to 935 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downey is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downey?

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 Downey:

  • Hollywood Hills West: 1,729 holiday homes
  • Airport Area: 61 holiday homes
  • Montecito Heights: 30 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 335 holiday homes
  • Hollywood Hills: 1,750 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 Downey?

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

  • Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center: 3,164 holiday lettings
  • Disneyland: 2,949 holiday lettings
  • Los Coyotes Country Club: 2,335 holiday lettings
  • Los Angeles Union Station: 5,350 holiday lettings
  • Los Angeles Convention Center: 5,669 holiday lettings

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,159 Houses in Downey. Our other popular types of Downey holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 935 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 19 self catering accommodations
  • Estates: 4 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Downey?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 910 holiday homes with pool available in Downey. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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