The San Fernando Valley is located to the north of Los Angeles, in California, USA. Locally just referred to as ‘The Valley’ it is ideally located for discovering the many attractions and amenities to be found within Los Angeles. Visitors spending their holidays in San Fernando Valley will discover there is a great choice of self catering rental accommodation available here, to suit all budgets and tastes. There are smaller modern houses and purpose-built apartments, as well as more luxurious and spacious penthouses and villas with pools for those with more dollars to spend.
San Fernando Valley is well placed for tourists to enjoy all the expected attractions and amenities which they would expect from an area so close to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Visitors enjoying their holidays in San Fernando will also discover there are a surprising number of open spaces and parks within the vicinity, suitable for various outdoor pursuits. The Santa Susana Mountains are an ideal location for the more energetic tourists wishing to enjoy hiking and climbing. Bell Canyon Park, Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Reserve and Woodland Hills are ideal for mountain bike riding and horse riding. For a gentler pace, the Valley’s more maintained parks and recreational areas, such as Griffith Park and Sepulveda Basin are ideal for strolling, picnicking and people watching, whilst enjoying the Californian sunshine.
No trip to San Fernando Valley would be complete without spending some time in the lively cosmopolitan city of Los Angeles. As well as the most obvious attractions that the city offers, such as Hollywood Boulevard, Chinatown and Beverley Hills, visitors enjoying their holidays in San Fernando Valley will find that Los Angeles boasts numerous other cultural and historical attractions. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is a popular draw, as is the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Getty Centre and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
In complete contrast, Los Angeles also boasts numerous beach resorts with all the expected attractions, the most popular being Malibu, Santa Monica and Venice Beach.
Most visitors spending their holidays in San Fernando Valley will enjoy its warm Mediterranean climate. Summer temperatures in San Fernando Valley will frequently reach the early to mid 30s degrees Celsius, whilst in winter the temperatures tend to stay around 17 degrees Celsius. The majority of the region’s average annual rainfall of 12 inches falls during the winter months.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in San Fernando Valley will first fly to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways and American Airlines operate direct flights to this busy airport from London Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN).