Los Angeles is an iconic city, and there’s no better way to experience it than from a rental. Want to live like a VIP local? Rent an oversized villa in the Hollywood Hills. Fancy being in the heart of the creative hub? Book an apartment in Venice Beach. Looking for culture and cuisine? Stay in a loft in Downtown. LA is all about neighbourhoods - each distinct and diverse.
Los Angeles gave us Marilyn Monroe, Leonardo DiCaprio and Etta James. It’s produced the world’s greatest movies, popularised rap music and inspired millions of people across the globe. But it’s much more than a one-industry town. Look beneath the surface, and you’ll find a destination in a state of regeneration. In Downtown Los Angeles, there’s a cultural and gastronomic resurgence taking place, with new pop-up restaurants and galleries appearing every week.
Arguably the best food town in America, LA is also famed for its specialist dishes. Try ramen in Little Tokyo, burgers at West Coast classic In-N-Out and tacos at one of the many designated trucks you’ll find dotted around the city. The city’s close proximity to Mexico can be felt in the quality of its cuisine.
Sun and fun awaits on the California coastline. Opt to stay in a Santa Monica rental and you’ll be met with great restaurants, a bustling pier and 8.3 square miles of walkable sands - it’s the perfect base for a visit to Southern California
Anyone seeking great surf and a fun day out should head to Malibu. With its incredible waves and golden sands, it’s easy to see why the beach has been named a World Surfing Reserve.
But no trip to LA would be complete without an afternoon spent on Venice Beach. Here, people-watching is a must. Take part in a basketball match, dance to the sounds of the Venice Beach Drum Circle, stroll along the world-famous boardwalk or awe over the sunset from a rooftop bar. It’s quintessential LA with unmistakable creative energy.
LA, with its rich and varied landscape, boasts an unforgettable itinerary. For views of the whole city, hike up Runyon Canyon. The locals swear by it, and you’ll see not only the Hollywood sign, but the sprawling hills below.
If you fancy a spot of retail therapy, Melrose Boulevard is just the ticket. Here you’ll find a multitude of exciting vintage shops and, come Sunday, a neighbouring flea market. Other highlights include The Getty Center, Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Whether you’re going down to the sea, up in the hills or over to Disneyland, be sure to pack your sunglasses. The weather in Los Angeles is ideal all year round.