Destination guide

Why people love visiting artsy Manhattan Beach

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Manhattan Beach. Renowned for its beaches, sporting events and seaside, this city welcomes all visitors. Venice Beach and Sony Pictures Studios are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Manhattan Beach

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Manhattan Beach a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sony Pictures Studios (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Santa Monica Pier (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Aquarium of the Pacific (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Lakes at El Segundo (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Campus El Segundo (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Redondo Beach Pier (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Manhattan Beach

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 75°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Manhattan Beach

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Manhattan Beach is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Venice Beach (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • La Brea Tar Pits (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Polliwog Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Cabrillo Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Seaside Lagoon (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Vincent Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)

Traveling to and around Manhattan Beach

The nearest airport is in Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), located 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal), which is 4.2 mi (6.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Manhattan Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,631 holiday lettings near Manhattan Beach. From 694 Houses to 594 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Manhattan Beach area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Manhattan Beach?

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 Manhattan Beach:

  • East Manhattan Beach: 68 holiday homes
  • Tree Section: 88 holiday homes
  • Sand Section: 125 holiday homes
  • Hill Section: 59 holiday homes
  • Gas Lamp Section: 52 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 Manhattan Beach?

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

  • Polliwog Park: 5,555 holiday lettings
  • Trilogy Spa: 5,492 holiday lettings
  • Manhattan Beach Pier: 5,485 holiday lettings
  • Los Angeles Convention Center: 5,918 holiday lettings
  • Long Beach: 2,678 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Manhattan Beach 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 Manhattan Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 694 Houses in Manhattan Beach. Our other popular types of Manhattan Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 594 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 23 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 89 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Manhattan Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 264 holiday homes with pool available in Manhattan Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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