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Car rental Los Angeles

Los Angeles, often known by its initials LA, is the most populous city in California and the second most populous in the United States. Being a world center of business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, education and more, it has been ranked the third richest city in the world, only after New York in the United States.

Driving your rental car

Car rental in Los Angeles offers you great convenience when travelling, enabling you to admire the grandeur of city and its surroundings to the largest extent. The famous avenue Mulholland Drive, having appeared in numerous movies and providing great views of the city, is not to be missed when you rent a car in Los Angeles. The easiest way to enter is to head north up Highland Ave into the Cahuenga Pass with a rental car in Los Angeles. To explore the neighboring areas with car rental in Los Angeles, you can drive north to San Fernando Valley, home to Universal Studios, NBC Studios, Walt Disney & Warner Brothers Studios. Or drive to the West Side of Los Angeles County, home to Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Malibu. Furthermore, you can visit Orange County where the upscale beach communities south of LA are located. LA is a year-round popular tourist destination, so it's wise to make an early booking for car rental in Los Angeles.

Parking with car rental

Most of the tourists need car rental in LA. There are some parking tips to enhance your experience with car rental in Los Angeles. There are luckily plenty of parking spaces in LA. In every street you can find a parking lot where there is always availability. Besides fixed hourly rates they charge fixed prices, flat rates from 8 to 10 dollars. If you want to stay a few hours, you can easily find hourly parking spaces, usually 3 dollars flat for 2 hours. In addition, there is always valet parking at many nightclubs, restaurants and other events revues, with cost between 4 to 8 dollars.

Climate

With a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate, Los Angeles enjoys plenty of sunshine throughout the year. The average daytime temperature in January is around 15 -23 °C, 26 - 32 °C in August.

Sightseeing in

A few among the countless tourist attractions in the grand city include: Olvera Street, the historic center of LA, where the oldest building in the city is located; The Getty Center, widely regarded as the finest museum in the United States, only matched by the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with art works spanning both history and geography, is the most representative of LA's cultural diversity; Griffith Park, the second largest city park in the states, offering magnificent views of the Los Angeles Basin, stretching from downtown to the pacific ocean.

Events & Festivals

Los Angeles is famed for its film and music events and festivals, such as LA Film & Music Weekend, covering shorts, features, documentary and experimental films; The Awareness Film & Arts Festival, aiming to bring awareness to some of the world's pressing issues; Twilight Dance and Music at the Santa Monica Pier, featuring LA's favorite hometown bands.

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Tips and experiences for Los Angeles

Our customers rated Los Angeles with an average of 9.2 based on 20 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

08-01-2017
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check out Pixar at CA Science Center
08-01-2017
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Make a reservation ahead of time.
08-01-2017
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No carry on liquids when going through security check, will make you throw away.
07-01-2017
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Check out great restaurants in Los Angeles. Besides New York city, LA is the best place that you can enjoy great food!! Great view from Pepperdine University is somewhere to check during sunset.
07-01-2017
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LA is not such a complicated metro area to navigate through. With gps on the smat phone, it is a breeze if you know where you are going.
06-01-2017
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Hike up Inspiration point, which is opposite the Hollywood sign, quickly visit the Hollywood stars boardwalk (and then get out of there as it's super touristy!), we visited a restaurant called Son of a Gun - delicious food. Go to Santa Monica beach - endless sands and a very relaxing place to chill
06-01-2017
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Sunset from Griffith observatory is amazing. Leave your car down and hike a bit.
06-01-2017
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See Zuma Beach and Santa Monica.....San Diego is fantastic.
04-01-2017
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Travel around peak rush hour times.
04-01-2017
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LA and southern California have a deep diverse culture of people and traditions and a wonderful history. I would say follow the history....It will take you to all of the places of interest and provide wonderful stories; sights; food and entertainment. Venture out further from city center and find wonderful beaches, museums, theaters and more. Don let the traffic get you down. Just deal with it and travel at non peak hours if possible. If you dont come back with a smile on your face and 10 lbs heavier, its your fault. Remember, your dont have to live there. You are only visiting. There is much to make a great visit. Cheers
03-01-2017
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Enjoyed visiting the LaBrea Tarpits. Give yourself extra travel time for every trip due to heavy traffic at all times of day.
03-01-2017
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L.A. Is an enormous city with a big diversity of neighborhoods and things to do. The food is great and there's beautiful mountains all around. Beaches are still pretty even if the weather is cooler in the winter. Traffic is deservedly famous for how bad it is and you need to think very carefully about where you stay. Santa Monica was great but we didn't love Sherman oaks. Topanga Canyon is a hidden gem that is definitely recommend.
03-01-2017
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Los Angeles is a great place to visit -- as long as you are prepared for traffic! Without exception, there were always heavy traffic delays (to and from airport, to and from downtown LA). I recommend using a good map app (i.e., Wayze) to help navigate. Had a great time exploring Chinatown (and its food). A trip to the top of OUE Skyspace Los Angeles offered a commanding view of metropolitan Los Angeles -- and a great view of the Hollywood sign. The glass slide from the top to the floor below provided fun for the whole family.
02-01-2017
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LA is a wonderful town. Do all the Hollywood tourist stuff, Santa Monica and Venice beaches, Beverly Hills, etc, but also drive around the area to see the gorgeous beaches and mountains.
02-01-2017
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Need more than a week!
02-01-2017
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Please use Holiday cars.com for the Best rates in LA trust me they can't be beat !
01-01-2017
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Just have fun
31-12-2016
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Allow about 30 minutes to turn in vehicle and shuttle to the airport. Very easy to find and convenient. All staff was very helpful!
29-12-2016
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If you need a car look online. Best prices
28-12-2016
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Be prepared to wait and be aware that there are more than 10 Million people who live in Los Angeles County and everyone drives a car and many are the only ones in it. If at the airport and you need to hire Uber or Lyft, go back upstairs and look for the Alpha Circles from A to F that is where they are allowed to park to pick up customers.