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Los-Angeles is what most people think of when they hear "California." Land of dreams, movie stars, shopping and nightlife, palm trees and beautiful beaches. Los Angeles is Californias largest city and the second largest city in the United States. L.A. has the richest ethnic mix in the country, and this is evident in its fashion, music, language and food. Metropolitan Los Angeles is more than twice the size of Switzerland, and has literally hundreds of things to see and do every day. Los Angeles is typically broken down into seven unique areas; the Beach cities, Downtown, Hollywood, the West Side, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley and other neighboring regions. Just a few of the things to see and do in the Los Angeles area include Venice Beach, Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, Griffith Park, Universal Studios, the Port of Los Angeles, the Getty Museum and the list goes on and on. Of course, you're also just a short drive to other famous Pacific coast cities such as San Diego, Malibu and Santa Barbara. Los Angeles offers world class restaurants and hotels, more theaters and museums than any other city in the country, and dozens of beautiful parks and hiking trails within the city limits. Los Angeles attracts thousands of visitors each year and is one of the worlds most prestigious centers of culture, technology and entertainment.

Surrounding areas: Beverly Hills, California (1.6 mi), Hollywood, California (3.0 mi), Westwood, California (3.7 mi), Studio City, California (4.5 mi), Brentwood, California (6.0 mi), Sherman Oaks, California (6.1 mi), Santa Monica, California (7.5 mi)

Los Angeles Vacation Rentals

Los Angeles Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Adams Motel4905 W Adams BlvdLos Angeles, CA (323) 731-2165
Best Western Dragon Gate Inn818 N HL StLos Angeles, CA (213) 617-3077
Best Western Eagle Rock Inn2911 Colorado BlvdLos Angeles, CA (323) 256-7711
Best Western Inn603 S New Hampshire AveLos Angeles, CA (213) 385-4444
Best Western Royal Palace2528 S Sepulveda BlvdLos Angeles, CA (310) 477-9066
Best Western Sunset Plaza Hotel8400 Sunset BlvdLos Angeles, CA (323) 654-0750
Best Western The Mayfair1256 W Seventh StLos Angeles, CA (213) 484-9789
Beverly Plaza Hotel8384 West Third StLos Angeles, CA (323) 658-6600
Bevonshire Lodge Motel7575 Beverly BlvdLos Angeles, CA (323) 936-6154
Brentwood Suites Hotel199 N Church LnLos Angeles, CA (310) 476-6255
Brevoort Hotel6326 Lexington AveLos Angeles, CA (323) 462-5072
Cameo Hotel504 S Bonnie Brae StLos Angeles, CA (213) 484-1453
Carlyle Inn1119 S Robertson BlvdLos Angeles, CA (310) 275-4445
Casa Lu An Motel1045 Colorado BlvdLos Angeles, CA (323) 257-6341
Central Hotel1331 E 7TH StLos Angeles, CA (213) 623-0905
Century Plaza Hotel &spa2025 Ave Of The StarsLos Angeles, CA (310) 277-2000
Chateau Normandie Apartment522 S Normandie AveLos Angeles, CA (213) 386-1944
City Center Motel1135 W 7TH StLos Angeles, CA (213) 628-7141
Claremont Hotel1044 Tiverton AveLos Angeles, CA (310) 208-5957
Clark Plaza Hotel141 S Clark DrLos Angeles, CA (310) 278-9310
Comfort Inn & Suites Lax Airport4922 W Century BlvdLos Angeles, CA (310) 671-7213
Comfort Inn Eagle Rock2300 W Colorado BlvdLos Angeles, CA (323) 256-1199
Comfort Inn Hotel2717 W Sunset BlvdLos Angeles, CA (213) 413-8222
Comfort Inn Towne4122 S Western AveLos Angeles, CA (323) 294-5200
Comfort Inn-downtown La1710 W 7TH StLos Angeles, CA (213) 483-3470
Courtyard By Marriott Century City10320 W Olympic BlvdLos Angeles, CA (310) 556-2777
Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills1150 South Beverly DrLos Angeles, CA (310) 553-6561
Crowne Plza Los Angeles Airport5985 W Century BlvdLos Angeles, CA (310) 642-7500
Days Inn Downtown Los Angeles711 North Main StLos Angeles, CA (213) 680-0200
Delancey Street Foundation400 N Vermont AveLos Angeles, CA (323) 662-4888
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites West Hollywood7370 W SunsetLos Angeles, CA (323) 876-0330
Econo Lodge Wilshire3400 W 3RD StLos Angeles, CA (213) 385-8517
Econo Lodge11933 Washington BlvdLos Angeles, CA (310) 398-1651
El Blanco Motel954 E 88TH StLos Angeles, CA (323) 581-6501
Elan Hotel Modern8435 Beverly BlvdLos Angeles, CA (323) 658-6663
Embassy Suites Lax North9801 Airport BlvdLos Angeles, CA (310) 215-1000
Extended Stay America Los Angeles/Lax Airport6531 S Sepulveda BlvdLos Angeles, CA (310) 568-9337
Fairfax Motel913 N Fairfax AveLos Angeles, CA (323) 654-5570
Figueroa Hotel939 S Figueroa StLos Angeles, CA (213) 627-8971
Four Points Sheraton Hotel Lax9750 Airport BlvdLos Angeles, CA (310) 645-4600

Los Angeles Weather & Climate

Southern California enjoys a mild year round climate that is classified as Mediterranean. There are two distinct seasonal changes, categorized by the amount of rainfall received - a dry summer and wet winter with modest variation in temperature. In the dry season, a Pacific high-pressure system dominates the weather pattern creating warm and very dry air and a thick marine layer that typically advances inland during the night and burns off to hazy sunshine by midday. Surface pollutants trapped under the marine layer, or fog, create L.A.'s infamous "smog." In winter, the high system is no longer dominant and storms fed by subtropical moisture bring lots of rain into southern California during the months of November through March. Afternoon sea breezes of 10 to 15 mph are common. Strong offshore winds, known as "Santa Anas," though not uncommon, rarely cause damage.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 66°F 49°F 4.09 in. 58°F
February 66°F 49°F 4.93 in. 58°F
March 66°F 50°F 3.54 in. 60°F
April 69°F 53°F 0.86 in. 60°F
May 69°F 56°F 0.34 in. 60°F
June 73°F 59°F 0.11 in. 62°F
July 76°F 62°F 0.02 in. 64°F
August 78°F 63°F 0.16 in. 68°F
September 77°F 62°F 0.32 in. 69°F
October 75°F 58°F 0.57 in. 68°F
November 70°F 53°F 1.35 in. 64°F
December 67°F 50°F 2.39 in. 60°F

Los Angeles Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Bob Hope airport (BUR) located about 7 miles north of Los Angeles in Burbank, California, the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) located approximately 10 miles south of Los Angeles, the Van Nuys airport (VNY) located roughly 10 miles northwest of Los Angeles, and finally the Long Beach airport (LGB) located around 22 miles southeast of Los Angeles in Long Beach, California.

Los Angeles Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA3.9 mi.
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA8.0 mi.
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA26.4 mi.
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA28.1 mi.
Adventure CityAnaheimCA31.7 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA31.7 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA31.7 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA41.6 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA41.7 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA56.9 mi.
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA68.4 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA87.2 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA23.1 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA26.4 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA28.1 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA32.7 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA66.8 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA68.4 mi.
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA106.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Chester Washington Golf CourseLos AngelesCA 
Griffith Park Golf CoursesLos AngelesCA 
Los Feliz Golf CourseLos AngelesCA 
Maggie Hathaway Par 3 Golf CourseLos AngelesCA 
Rancho Park Golf CourseLos AngelesCA 
Roosevelt Municipal Golf CourseLos AngelesCA 
Westchester Golf CourseLos AngelesCA 
Studio City Golf CourseStudio CityCA4.5 mi.
Brentwood LakeBrentwoodCA5.9 mi.
Shadow Lakes Golf ClubBrentwoodCA5.9 mi.
Brentwood Country ClubBrentwoodCA6.8 mi.
Penmar Golf CourseVeniceCA7.3 mi.
Rancho Del Rey Golf ClubAtwaterCA7.4 mi.
Woodley Lakes Golf CourseVan NuysCA7.5 mi.
Sepulveda Golf ComplexEncinoCA8.3 mi.
De Bell Municipal Golf CourseBurbankCA9.2 mi.
Scholl Canyon Golf & Tennis ClubGlendaleCA9.3 mi.
Van Nuys Golf CourseVan NuysCA9.7 mi.
Rancho Maria Golf ClubSanta MariaCA11.5 mi.
Sunset Ridge Golf CenterSanta MariaCA11.5 mi.
Verdugo Hills Golf CourseTujungaCA11.9 mi.
Arroyo Seco Golf CourseSouth PasadenaCA12.0 mi.
Hansen Dam Golf CoursePacoimaCA12.1 mi.
Lakes at El SegundoEl SegundoCA12.3 mi.
Monterey Park Golf CourseMonterey ParkCA12.4 mi.
Mission Hills Golf CourseSepulvedaCA12.5 mi.
South Gate Municipal Golf CourseSouth GateCA13.4 mi.
Marriott Golf CourseManhattan BeachCA13.7 mi.
Brookside Golf ClubPasadenaCA14.0 mi.
Eaton Canyon Golf CoursePasadenaCA14.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA46.5 mi.
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA73.0 mi.
State Parks
Will Rogers State ParkCA8.1 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA8.8 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA8.8 mi. 
Will Rogers Beach State ParkCA9.1 mi. 
Dockweiler Beach State ParkCA11.9 mi. 
Manhattan Beach State ParkCA14.4 mi. 
Redondo Beach State ParkCA18.4 mi. 
Placerita Canyon State ParkCA19.9 mi. 
Malibu Creek State ParkCA20.3 mi. 
White Point State ParkCA26.3 mi. 
Alamitos Bay State ParkCA28.4 mi. 
Bolsa Chica Beach State ParkCA33.5 mi. 
Point Mugu State ParkCA36.3 mi. 
Chino Hills State ParkCA39.1 mi. 
Huntington Beach State ParkCA39.2 mi. 
Museum of ToleranceLos AngelesCA(History)
Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of MiniaturesLos AngelesCA(Miscellaneous)
Modern Fresco GalleryLos AngelesCA(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Web ArtLos AngelesCA(Miscellaneous)
Autry Museum of Western HeritageLos AngelesCA(Multidisciplinary)
California African-American MuseumLos AngelesCA(Multidisciplinary)
J. Paul Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA(Multidisciplinary)
Reale-Rydell Computer MuseumLos AngelesCA(Technology)
Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA(Art)
Korean American Museum of Art and Cultural CenterLos AngelesCA(Art)
Los Angeles County Museum of ArtLos AngelesCA(Art)
Museum of FredLos AngelesCA(Art)
Western Museum of ScoutingLos AngelesCA(Children's)
Angels AtticSanta MonicaCA8.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of FlyingSanta MonicaCA8.0 mi.(Technology)
California Heritage MuseumSanta MonicaCA8.0 mi.(History)
Norton SimonPasadenaCA14.0 mi.(Art)
West Valley MuseumWoodland HillsCA14.3 mi.(History)
American military museumEl MonteCA20.0 mi.(Technology)
Zoos and Aquariums
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA 
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA32.7 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA37.5 mi.
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA78.9 mi.
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA117.6 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA118.0 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA118.0 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA118.0 mi.

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