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Popular amenities for Los Angeles vacation rentals

Stay near Los Angeles's top sights

Santa Monica Pier2,744 locals recommend
Universal CityWalk Hollywood516 locals recommend
Venice Beach1,387 locals recommend
Staples Center1,228 locals recommend
Aquarium of the Pacific806 locals recommend
Los Angeles Convention Center349 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Los Angeles

  • Total rentals

    44K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    26K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    10K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    15K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    17K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    1.5M reviews

Your guide to Los Angeles


Los Angeles is the ultimate insider's city, as first-time visitors quickly discover. The sprawl of strip malls and apartment buildings can seem anonymous and daunting until you consult friends or online guides who can direct you to the city’s electric cultural and artistic life. Los Angeles’s racial and ethnic diversity make it one of the most exciting culinary destinations in America, whether your appetite leads you to Korean, regional Mexican, or Persian food. One day may bring you to Venice Beach or the Santa Monica Pier for a stroll, and the next day on a strenuous hike in Topanga Canyon. Downtown Los Angeles’s art museums attract global attention for their forward-thinking collections. You can also spend several days walking — yes, walking — around Silver Lake or Beverly Hills, dipping into boutiques and stopping at cafes.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Los Angeles

Idyllic weather is one of the reasons Los Angeles became the film industry capital, and you can count on heat and sun for most of the year when you’re on vacation here. There’s a reason so many Angelenos wear sunglasses and carry water bottles.

After a hazy month of June (the locals call it “June Gloom”), LA’s hot season lasts between July and late September, when the average daytime temperatures are in the 80s Fahrenheit. Spring and fall deliver weather that is slightly cooler, but still pleasant enough for short sleeves and light clothing. December through February is the rainy season, when the lows can dip into the 40s. Your consolation is seeing the city’s gold hills turn bright green.

Top things to do in Los Angeles

Griffith Park

Los Angeles’s biggest park is more of a district, with more than 4,000 acres of trails, attractions, and serene picnic spots. You can wander around the famous Griffith Observatory, the backdrop to dozens of famous movie scenes, or bring your children to the historic Merry-Go-Round carousel. The western edge of the park includes several steep trails climbing to the Hollywood Sign.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

You’re more likely to see a celebrity at some vegan cafe in Silver Lake than here, but the frayed glamour of Hollywood and the Sunset Strip still exerts its charm. Check the schedule to see if the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre is offering tours and screenings, or wander along Hollywood Boulevard, looking down to see whose famous handprints are pressed into the concrete.

The Getty Center

Half of the reason people take the tram up to the Getty is for the museum’s art collections, which favor Greek and Roman statues and European paintings from the medieval era through the 19th century. The other is the setting: You can spend an hour or two meandering through the cultivated gardens, admiring a landscape that stretches to every horizon.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Los Angeles?

    Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Average temperatures range from 48°F (9°C) to 85°F (29°C). Even in winter, you can enjoy an abundance of sunshine.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Los Angeles?

    Popular activities in Los Angeles include exploring its world-class museums like the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, attending live shows at the Hollywood Bowl, shopping at the Original Farmers Market, and surfing at Zuma Beach in Malibu.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Los Angeles?

    The most popular time to visit Los Angeles is from March to May and between September and November. These periods are characterized by pleasant weather and fewer crowds. Local events such as the Los Angeles Film Festival in September and the Lunar New Year Parade in February draw visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Los Angeles?

    Popular neighborhoods to stay in Los Angeles include Downtown for its cultural sites, West Hollywood for its bustling nightlife, and Santa Monica for its beachfront charm. Those seeking a quieter stay may consider Silverlake or Pasadena.

  • What are the best places to visit in Los Angeles?

    Many visitors find interest in The Getty Center for its art collection, the Griffith Observatory for its astronomical exhibits, and the Walk of Fame for its Hollywood history. For a relaxed day, consider heading to the Santa Monica Pier or Venice Beach.

  • What are some hiking trails in Los Angeles?

    Los Angeles has a variety of hiking trails for all skill levels. The Griffith Park Trails offer views of the famous Hollywood sign, while the Runyon Canyon loop provides panoramic city vistas. For a challenge, explore the 10-mile (16 km) round-trip hike on the Backbone Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains.

  • What are some family activities to do in Los Angeles?

    Families can explore the California Science Center, visit the Los Angeles Zoo, or spend the day at Universal Studios Hollywood. For a fun-filled outdoor experience, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum often captivates children's curiosity.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Los Angeles?

    For a day trip, consider exploring the vineyards in Santa Barbara, visiting the charming town of Ojai, or taking a boat ride to Catalina Island. A trip to the Joshua Tree National Park is also highly recommended for nature lovers.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Los Angeles's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Los Angeles's top attractions. We offer over 26,280 vacation rentals near Griffith Observatory, and over 27,290 vacation rentals near Universal Studios Hollywood, and so much more! Experience the best of Los Angeles right on your doorstep.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Los Angeles?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Los Angeles. From over 15,090 apartment rentals, over 2,280 condo rentals to over 16,460 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

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