If you’re in search of a Los Angeles holiday rental then HomeAway is here to help, with a wide range of rental accommodation listed. Los Angeles sits at the heart of the world’s music, television and movie industries, but also boasts a fascinating patchwork of neighbourhoods, each distinct from the next. Holiday apartments in Los Angeles feature contemporary and tasteful interiors, well-appointed with modern appliances. You can also specify the guest facilities you require at an apartment in Los Angeles, with internet access, on-site parking and air-conditioning provided by many owners.
-Shopping Large shopping malls can be found at tourist spots throughout Los Angeles. Among the most popular are Westside Pavilion, the Beverley Center, Westfield Century City and the Pavilion. For exclusive upscale shopping there’s Larchmont Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. It’s not all glitz and glamour – for more a more colourful shopping experience you could make for Broadway and Alvorado Street.
-Attractions There are some world-class museums and cultural attractions here, like the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Centre, the Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Iconic Griffith Observatory. Families with children should be sure to head for Disneyland, which boasts top rides and entertainment. Other theme parks include Six Flags California and Universal Studios & Citywalk.
-Dining Los Angeles is a home for myriad nationalities and cultures, creating a rich variety of different dining experiences. You’ll find the best high-end restaurants, Korean, Filipino, classic American diners, Vietnamese, healthy organic restaurants, sushi, tacos, fast food and too much more than you could hope to list.
-Beaches One of the essential days out in Los Angeles is Venice Beach, which is famed for its independent character, attracting subcultures as diverse as sake-boarders and body-builders. For surfing there’s the appropriately-named Surfrider Beach in Malibu, while Hermosa is known for its stylish beachfront cafes.
-Sightseeing For fans of cinema the array of iconic sights around Los Angles is almost endless. Essential is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which features more than 2,400 pink terrazzo devoted to entertainments stars. Another top sight is Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, which is where you can find the handprints, footprints and autographs of Hollywood’s most famous stars.
Los Angeles has a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, which brings warm, dry weather for most of the year. Daytime highs are rarely lower than 20 degrees, even in December and January. There’s very little precipitation here, except in the winter when there are around five or six wet days a month – these are often in the form of notorious storms. Summers are warm, without boasting consistently scorching temperatures – daily maximums usually get up to the high-20s, but are known to reach well into the 30s on occasion.
The main international airport to reach Los Angeles apartments from abroad is LAX, which connects with a wealth of destinations across the globe and is one of the world’s top ten busiest airports. Within Los Angeles the overwhelming majority of journeys are made by road, with public transport provided by Metro Express, Metro Rapid and Metro Local bus services. There’s also a metro system, with three overground lines and one underground. There are also commuter rail services via Metrolink, serving Los Angeles’ surrounding counties.