If you could pick one song to be your soundtrack for your Los Angeles vacation, it would have to be Randy Newman’s “I Love LA.” To reach every place that he mentions, you are going to need to rent a car in Los Angeles, to be certain. And—this is the most important bit of advice we can give you—you have to make sure it is a convertible. How else are you going to “roll down the Imperial Highway?” Top down, Wayfarers on, Pacific breeze in your face…it’s the only way to see LA.
Get ready to say hello to the City of Angels, one of the most eclectic places on the planet. Immense and diverse, Los Angeles is an exotic city with a vibrant culture and a colorful history. From breathtaking natural beauty and balmy beaches to high-octane metropolitan sights, your options for exploring in and around the Los Angeles are endless. And thanks to Travelocity’s rental car deals in LA, you can experience every square mile. Before you know it, you’ll be singing the refrain, “Looks like another perfect day. I love LA!”
La-La-Land is a wealth of attractions and points of interest—from Long Beach to Northridge, and Pasadena to Santa Monica. You really can’t go wrong with any of the great neighborhoods around town, but two jump out as prime real estate for a wise wanderer with a rental car in Los Angeles: Hollywood and the area around LAX.
Not every adventure is going to take you on journeys of self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment. Sometimes you just want to see some movie stars and live it up like royalty. Wear your sunglasses when you check into this Hollywood hotel, and the paparazzi may confuse you with a celebrity:
There is so much more to Los Angeles than the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood Hills. Having a home base close to the airport puts you central to all of the area’s attractions—especially the theme parks and beach towns. We highly recommend the following hotels near the airport:
Be sure to secure your reservations for one of our LA rental cars prior to arrival. Los Angeles is a very large metropolitan area, and the city's tourist destinations tend to be scattered all over the place. From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is 16 miles from downtown, you can take a shuttle or the Metro Rail to the airport’s car rental agencies, where you'll be able to find all types of Los Angeles rental cars, from luxury sedans to family vans.
After dropping off your things at one of the hotels in LA, it's time to start exploring. Visit major attractions like the Getty Center, do some daytime stargazing in Beverly Hills, or cruise over to the Santa Monica Pier. Drive north to Malibu Beach for surfing or south to Dana Point to shop and eat at the harbor. Want some green to go with the sand and steel? Cruise to Angeles National Forest for a leisurely stroll in the San Gabriel Mountains, or make the trek to the ruggedly breathtaking Los Padres National Forest. You could also create your own culinary tour where you sample Mexican fusion from a taco truck, a burger in Hollywood, barbecue in Koreatown, or Cantonese fare in Chinatown.
You can save up to $537 by bundling hotels and flights to Los Angeles on Travelocity. Start planning your trip to the West Coast early by booking affordable lodging, airfare, and cheap car rentals in Los Angeles ahead of time with Travelocity. You can even use our easy-to-use app for mobile-exclusive deals. You’ll save time and money, both of which will be better spent living it up in the City of Angels.
Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Los Angeles car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Los Angeles, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.
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