How to select the perfect vacation rental in Los Angeles
Thanks to its worldwide dominance of the silver screen, the City of Angels is bursting at the seams with iconic sights, from the Hollywood Sign to the Sunset Strip to the Venice Beach boardwalk. But what often surprises visitors to LA is the sheer variety of things to do. Go hiking in the hills. Tour a Hollywood Studio. See a concert at a cutting-edge concert hall. Hit the gorgeous beach. Sip a latte at a hipster coffee shop. Visit a world-class museum. Shop where the stars shop. Cheer on the Lakers. With the right schedule you could do all of the above in a single stay. LA is huge, however, so you may want to choose a vacation rental that provides easy access to your chosen activities. Here’s where to stay in LA to best fit your travel plans:
- For beachfront paradise:Stay at one of TurnKey’s LA beach homes. Starting in the north, Santa Monica features a wide and luxurious swathe of sand, punctuated by its famous pier. More approachable than Malibu, Santa Monica mixes the posh affluence of its northern neighbor with the artsy bohemianism of Venice Beach to the south, creating a more family-friendly destination. Heading south, Venice Beach has transformed itself from a grungy beachtown into a hipster haven. Wander its boardwalk for unbeatable people-watching. Continue south past Marina Del Rey and you’ll find an uninterrupted expanse of sand stretching over ten miles down the coast, from Playa Del Rey through El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, all the way to Redondo Beach. At the southern edge of LA you’ll find another excellent stretch of sand starting at Long Beach and curving down the coast through Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, and into Orange County.
- For easy access to everything, stay in Central LACentral Los Angeles covers many of LA’s highlights: dine out in Koreatown. Shop til you drop at the Grove. Take the kids to the La Brea Tar Pits, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Petersen Automotive Museum, or on the Paramount Studios Tour. Nearby Downtown Los Angeles is in the midst of an urban revival, and features the Staples Center where you can catch a Lakers, Clippers, or Kings game, is home to the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the iconic Disney Concert Hall. Just to the south of central LA you’ll find the University of Southern California and LA Memorial Coliseum.
- For iconic views, head to Hollywood and the surrounding hills.Hollywood and the hills north of central LA are quintessential Los Angeles. With one of TurnKey’s fantastic Hollywood Hills vacation rentals, you can live like a movie star. Nearby Beverly Hills is home to the rich and famous, where you can shop on famous Rodeo Drive. This area also provides easy access to UCLA and Century City.
- For hiking and hipsters, look around Silverlake.The area north of Downtown LA is a cool-kid’s playground. Silverlake is LA’s hipster epicenter, from which boutique bars, restaurants and coffee shops have pushed into adjacent Los Feliz and Echo Park. But there’s more to the area than vintage clothing stores and vegan cafes: Dodger Stadium is also in the area, as are the massive Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory, which offer some of the best hiking and views of the city.
- For relaxed living, head up to the ValleyThe San Fernando Valley is a largely suburban expanse of town north of the Hollywood Hills. Glendale and Burbank serve as the gateways to these communities. While the Valley is mostly residential, it provides easy access to one of LA’s biggest highlights: Universal Studios Hollywood.
Whichever Los Angeles neighborhood you choose to stay in, you can feel comfortable in knowing that TurnKey’s 24/7 support, and local management team will make sure you have a comfortable, worry-free vacation. Every Home, Every Stay, Every Time.