With its quiet and scenic location in the foothills of the Santa Susana Mountains, the suburban San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Granada Hills makes a good base for vacations in Los Angeles, California. Hotels in Granada Hills give you easy access to scenic mountain trails, a great choice for anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors. You'll also be close to the plentiful shops and restaurants throughout the valley, not to mention some interesting historic and cultural landmarks.
Visiting Granada Hills
The closest airport to Granada Hills is Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR), just 13 miles away. Get to hotels near Granada Hills by renting a car from one of the 11 car rental companies operating at the airport, hailing a taxi outside the terminal, or arranging private shuttle or limo service in advance. You can also use a combination of Los Angeles Metro buses and Metrolink trains, which you can board at the airport's Regional Intermodal Transportation Center. Rent a car in Granada Hills, and take a drive down White Oak Avenue, one of the neighborhood's major thoroughfares. Lined with more than 100 unusual deodar cedar trees, one stretch of the avenue has been declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. You might recognize it as the backdrop for the iconic flying bicycle scene in the movie "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." Another notable attraction in Granada Hills is O'Melveny Park, an expansive nature reserve in the mountains with hiking and equestrian trails. When you're ready to explore further afield, cruise over to Mission San Fernando. Just minutes from Granada Hills, this beautifully preserved adobe monument built in 1797 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you booked hotels in Los Angeles with a visit to Hollywood in mind, make Universal Studios Hollywood, approximately 16 miles to the south, your first stop.
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