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Vacation rental apartments in Los Angeles

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Top-rated apartments in Los Angeles

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Private room · South LA
Warm Quite and Cozy Private Room
VACCINATED GUESTS ONLY PLEASE! Nice bedroom with two real beds. One is a roll-out bed. It is the first room as you walk inside the house. Very private. Located very close to downtown and the all renovated Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall where you can dine, watch a movie or shop.
Sep 2 – 9
$43 per night
Superhost
Apartment · Central LA
The Burlington Hotel
Gorgeous turn of the century hotel. Each room has private kitchenette, bathroom and queen bed. WE ARE A TV FREE HOTEL.The photos show a variety of our units. We do not guarantee which unit you reserve. We are in the HEART of downtown LA. There is a large homeless population and streets can be dirty. Off street parking is $10/night in an alley behind the building. Bright rooms and thin walls.QUIET GUESTS ONLY. We are always fully occupied so early check in prior to 12 noon generally not possible.
Jan 20 – 27
$116 per night
Apartment · Long Beach
Lovely Onebed Sweet Home in Long Beach w City View
Modern one bedroom on Long Beach Blvd with panoranic view. Enjoy Long Beach and Southern California from my charming home perfect for a smal group of friends or family. We are only 8 minutes drive from the sea. 3miles to Long beach airport. 5 mins to LB convention center
Jul 15 – 22
$160 per night
Superhost

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Where to stay in Los Angeles

Locals share their top neighborhood recommendations to help you find the one to call home for your trip.

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Stay near Los Angeles's top sights

Griffith Observatory
Observatory · 1,755 locals recommend
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The Observatory has been justly famous for decades as the location from Rebel Without A Cause. And a little less so for Steve Martin’s Bowfinger. With the release of La La Land, which has a whole musical number here, this location will be rediscovered by a whole new generation of movie lovers. Be sure to check out the bust of James Dean on the west side of the lawn outside the observatory. Also, for real star sightings: Go inside for the planetarium.

Dana
Dana
  • Private room · Highland Park
    Vintage 1910 Craftsman Home in Hip L.A.
    May 2 – 9
    $55 per night
    Superhost
  • Private room · Glendale
    Sun Room in Glendale
    Dec 16 – 23
    $53 per night
    Superhost
  • Home · Hollywood Hills
    Rustic Space Perched in the Hollywood Hills
    Mar 18 – 25
    $271 per night
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  • Guesthouse · Glendale
    Private Studio In The Forest.
    Sep 12 – 19
    $92 per night
    Superhost
Universal Studios Hollywood
Theme Park · 933 locals recommend
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This is a must-visit if you’ve never been. The Harry Potter World is crazy! Buy tickets ahead of time online and make sure to get there early to give yourself enough time to see everything.

Blake
Blake· Beverly Hills, CA
  • Private room · Burbank
    Lovely 1 bedroom condo with free parking!
    Jun 19 – 26
    $50 per night
  • Guesthouse · Greater Valley Glen
    Charming Private LA GuestHouse Centrally located
    Nov 9 – 16
    $140 per night
    Superhost
  • Guest suite · Hollywood Hills
    Hollywood Hills suite - Universal Studios view
    Dec 11 – 18
    $114 per night
    Superhost
  • Private room · Arleta
    Pet-friendly Room on an Old Farm Property.
    May 14 – 21
    $70 per night
    Superhost
The Getty
Art Museum · 882 locals recommend
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Free! Just pay for parking. Majestic hilltop buildings, the art is Ok, the traveling collections can be great, but the real attraction is the space and gardens themselves. Must not miss!

Eric
Eric· Burbank, CA
  • Guest suite · Brentwood
    Private Secure Spacious studio Brentwood, West LA
    Apr 22 – 29
    $153 per night
    Superhost
  • Guesthouse · Brentwood
    Canyon Tiny-Pool, Spa, Fireplace, Mountain Views
    Sep 11 – 18
    $142 per night
  • Private room · Bel Air
    Private Master Bedroom in Modern Bel Air Home
    Jan 30 – Feb 6
    $157 per night
    Superhost
  • Private room · Santa Monica
    Nice one bedroom in a 3B Condo @Santa Monica
    Feb 20 – 27
    $104 per night
    Superhost

Tips from Los Angeles locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack?

Sunblock California is sunny most of the time. be safe and don't forget your sunblock :)

Luxury
LuxuryLives in Los Angeles

Bring warm, cozy socks! Layers are key to staying comfy in los angeles weather.

Marcia & Tiffany
Marcia & TiffanyLives in Los Angeles

What's the best way to get around?

Uber, lyft or rental car are the fastest ways to get around the city. Noho is... - 60 mins from lax - 10 mins from burbank airport - 40 mins from downtown la/garment district - 25 mins from beverly hills - 35 mins from venice beach & santa monica piers - 30 mins from dodger stadium - 30 mins from ucla - 40 mins from usc local bus lines: 158, 163/162, 164, 165, 167 & 237 metro local line. la county metro rail: red line & orange line

Marcia & Tiffany
Marcia & TiffanyLives in Los Angeles

Drive, walk, bird! You're in la. drive, uber, walk as you see fit :) also - there is now an app called 'bird' (or lyme, or bolt, or jump)! that allows you to rent electric scooters on the fly for 15c a minute. you can pick up and ditch them anywhere, download the app to scoot your heart out.

J
JLives in Los Angeles

Driving best times If you are driving in la- the best times to miss traffic are between 10-2pm then about 8:30pm onwards street are much clearer. the traffic flows mostly west in the mornings and east at night. so for example if you want to go to the beach (west) do not come back in the afternoon! the traffic will be at least an 1-2 hours. the best would be to stay there for dinner and return after of which you are looking at only a 20-30 mins trip. or go in the morning around 10 to miss traffic and head back no later than 2pm.

Naomi
NaomiLives in Los Angeles

Parking/traffic at theme parks can be very bad If you're doing a day trip to disney, you can use uber/lyft to avoid traffic and wait times.

Luxury
LuxuryLives in Los Angeles

What's the local culture like?

Fourth friday's on retro row! Fourth street's retro row, a vintage-focused shopping and dining district between temple and hermosa avenues, offers a free community event series. activating the business district on the fourth friday of every month, from 6 to 9 p.m., attendees can expect to enjoy extended store hours, food and drink specials, discounted merchandise, pop up shops, art shows, live music and more along the thoroughfare.

Harrison
HarrisonLives in Los Angeles

Restaurants are very busy weekend nights and brunch so try and make a reservation if you can. If you dont have a reservation, you can usually get a table at norah's on santa monica which is a joy as well as connie and ted's. i also like the hudson for brunch. the griddle always has a line so would try and go mid-week instead.

Naomi
NaomiLives in Los Angeles

What should I not miss?

Universal city is a must for all! - universal citywalk: cinema, ifly indoor skydiving, restaurants, casual dining, quick-service eateries, snacks & refreshments, clothing shops, novelties & souvenir shops, universal studio store - universal studios hollywood: thrilling theme park, the world-famous studio tour, rides & attractions, dreamworks theatre

Marcia & Tiffany
Marcia & TiffanyLives in Los Angeles

How can I save money on this trip?

Eat before and after theme parks Theme park prices tend to be exponentially higher than nearby restaurants

Luxury
LuxuryLives in Los Angeles

What are some useful phrases?

Los angeles = la North hollywood = noho west hollywood = weho downtown los angeles = dtla a native/local = angelino

Marcia & Tiffany
Marcia & TiffanyLives in Los Angeles

Your guide to Los Angeles

Introduction

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.


When is 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.


What are the 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.