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Rental unit in Venice
Clean Modern Flexible Apartment Walk To Beach 馃彇
A quiet and newly-renovated upper level apartment with lots of outdoor space. In the Venice Canals Historic District, this location is walkable to the beach, shopping, restaurants, bars and groceries. Two (2x) parking spaces, laundry machine, dishwasher, king sized bed and walk-in closet are just some of the amenities you will enjoy inside of the place. Outside you will enjoy a large fenced-in yard with a barbecue and a patio for outdoor fun. Your hosts are Venice locals who care about you.
$150 per night
Rental unit in Venice
Sunlit Art Apartment - Walk to Beach
A quiet and newly-renovated ground floor apartment with light-filled rooms. In the Venice Canals Historic District, this location is walkable to the beach, shopping, restaurants, bars and groceries. Two (2x) parking spaces, laundry machine, dishwasher, king sized bed and walk-in closet are just some of the amenities you will enjoy inside of the place. Outside you will enjoy a large fenced-in yard with a barbecue and a patio for outdoor fun. Your hosts are Venice locals who care about you.
$102 per night
Rental unit in Culver City
Bright, Spacious Home in West LA
*PLEASE READ ENTIRE LISTING* Perfect 1 BR/1 BA home for remote work/a traveler looking to stay in LA. Located in Culver City, just 4 miles from Venice Beach/Marina del Rey, 15 min from SoFi Stadium, and a short walk to restaurants and Sony Pictures. Ideal for extended stays and remote work: -includes all amenities of a home -spacious bedroom w/ a queen bed & workspace w/ a monitor -full kitchen w/ complimentary tea/coffee -smart TV equipped w/ complimentary Netflix
$134 per night

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Where to stay in Los Angeles

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Stay near Los Angeles's top sights

Griffith Observatory
Observatory 路 1,756 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鈥檚 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.

  • Guest suite in Silver Lake
    Private & Quiet Los Feliz Guest Suite with VIEWS!
    $144 per night
  • Home in Eagle Rock
    Dan's Oak Grove Back House
    $78 per night
  • Private room in Los Angeles
    Private Retreat in West LA! Two Private Rooms!
    $60 per night
  • Rental unit in Hollywood Hills
    Hollywood Hills private guesthouse
    $75 per night
Universal Studios Hollywood
Theme Park 路 938 locals recommend
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This is a must-visit if you鈥檝e 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路 Beverly Hills, CA
  • Private room in Burbank
    NoHo Art Deco Escape (Orange)
    $86 per night
  • Guesthouse in Echo Park
    Silver Lake Hilltop Home With Private Garden
    $140 per night
  • Guest suite in Burbank
    UpscaleCozyStudio-Burbank Foothills-NoCleaningFees
    $87 per night
  • Rental unit in Mid - Town North Hollywood
    Cozy Loft next to Restaurants & Bars
    $86 per night
The Getty
Art Museum 路 880 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路 Burbank, CA
  • Hotel room in Bel Air
    Hotel Angeleno, Standard King
    $153 per night
  • Private room in Mar Vista
    Beautiful Private Room in West LA
    $60 per night
  • Guesthouse in Encino
    Garden Guesthouse within minutes of LA Action
    $74 per night
  • Guesthouse in Sherman Oaks
    Brand new furnished guest house w/ private entry
    $60 per night

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 :)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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


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鈥檚 electric cultural and artistic life. Los Angeles鈥檚 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鈥檚 art museums attract global attention for their forward-thinking collections. You can also spend several days walking 鈥 yes, walking 鈥 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鈥檙e on vacation here. There鈥檚 a reason so many Angelenos wear sunglasses and carry water bottles.

After a hazy month of June (the locals call it 鈥淛une Gloom鈥), LA鈥檚 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鈥檚 gold hills turn bright green.

What are the top things to do in Los Angeles?

Griffith Park

Los Angeles鈥檚 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鈥檙e 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鈥檚 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.