The Perfect One Week Los Angeles Itinerary

If you are planning a week-long vacation to Los Angeles, you are in for five days of fun in the sun. The city is known for its gorgeous weather, world-class shopping, restaurants, and museums. Here are some suggestions for a One Week Los Angeles Itinerary.

Visit Rodeo Drive

Start your first day off in Los Angeles with a walk down the famous Rodeo Drive. Rodeo Drive is lined with boutique stores and the famous Beverly Wilshire hotel.

After a couple hours in Beverly Hills, you can head on down Sunset Strip to West Hollywood. There is plenty of shopping in West Hollywood as well, including the Grove Mall and the boutiques of Melrose Avenue.

If you continue on down Hollywood Boulevard you can stop for views of the Hollywood sign at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. Continue even further down Hollywood Boulevard and you will reach the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Take a Hike to See the Los Angeles Skyline

On your second day, head to the hills to see Los Angeles from above. The Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park is perched on top of Mount Hollywood. You can drive straight up to the observatory. Once you get to the top you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Los Angeles skyline.

If the weather is nice and you would rather get some exercise, you can hike the Runyon Canyon Hike. This hike offers views that are just as impressive as the views from Griffith Observatory including views of Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign, and the Pacific Ocean. If you brought your pet with you, dogs are allowed off-leash on this hike.

Visit Los Angeles’ Art District

On your third day of your One Week Los Angeles Itinerary, head downtown to the arts district. The Broad in downtown Los Angeles is the city’s newest museum. A contemporary art museum, The Broad features works from the world’s most well-known contemporary artists. The museum is free and is open Tuesday – Sunday.

After you spend a few hours at The Broad, head over to Grand Central Market for lunch. This market has been a landmark in downtown Los Angeles since 1917 and is filled with rows of delicious food vendors. Some of the most popular vendors are Knead & Co. Pasta Bar and Wexler’s Deli.

Take a Trip to the Beach

Since you’ve been exploring the city for a few days, it’s time to take a trip to the beach. Santa Monica Beach is a 25-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles. You can spend the day here soaking up the sun and playing in the ocean waves. If you are looking for shopping in Santa Monica, the Third Street Promenade is an upscale outdoor shopping district with boutiques, restaurants, and street performers.

Watch a Live TV Show Taping

For your final day in Los Angeles consider seeing a live TV show taping. There are several shows taped in the city, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Late Late Show. A majority of these shows are free to attend, and you can request tickets online.

Planning Your One Week Los Angeles Itinerary

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The Best Upcoming Events in Los Angeles

No matter what time of year you choose to visit Los Angeles, the city is always full of fun entertainment and events. From art battles to museums and unique film festivals, here are some of the most interesting upcoming events in Los Angeles in the city.

Questival

Questival is a 24-hour adventure race held in Los Angeles. Participants start at the LA State Historic Park where they get a lightweight Luzon daypack to hold everything they’ll need for the race. Each team must be made up of 2 – 6 people and they will have 24 hours to complete more than 200 tasks that will take participants all around the city from the Malibu Pier to Bronson Cave. At the end of the race, all the teams will meet up at the finish line where they will announce the winners. This year’s event will be held on September 7 – 8 and the cost is $45 per person.

Art Battle Los Angeles

If you are looking for a truly unique upcoming events in Los Angeles, check out a live competitive art battle. Art Battle Los Angeles is hosting a live event at Exchange LA on September 12 from 7: 30 p.m. – 11 p.m. This evening of creativity gives artists 20 minutes to transform a blank canvas into a masterpiece. The audience helps pick the winner, and at the end of the night, all the art is auctioned off. Early bird tickets cost $15, general admission tickets cost $20, and the event is 21+.

Free Museum Day

September 22 is the Smithsonian’s Free Museum Day, meaning the California African American Museum and the Japanese American National Museum will be free all day. JANM is the largest museum in the country dedicated to the heritage and culture of Japanese Americans. You can get tickets for JANM on the Smithsonian’s website. The CAAM explores the art, history, and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on California. CAAM is free year-round but is also a part of the free museum day event.

Luxury Accommodation for Upcoming Events in Los Angeles

If you are looking for a place to stay in Los Angeles, consider booking one of our luxury homes. We offer some of the nicest vacation rentals in the city. All of our homes are furnished with luxury amenities, high-quality furniture, and art. Amenities vary by home, but all of our rentals have large kitchens with high-end appliances, bedrooms with luxury beds and linens, and large entertainment areas. Many of our vacation homes also have private pools and outdoor areas with views of the ocean, city, and surrounding hills. For more information on our vacation rentals, please contact us and your personal rental specialist will help you find the perfect home.

Best Summer Festivals in Los Angeles

Los Angeles often feels like the center of the world when it comes to countless pursuits like music, food, beer, wine, outdoor adventures, and so much more. The community here appreciates and takes advantage of these things unlike any other in the entire world. The results are obvious, especially when it comes to the endless array of upcoming festivals in Los Angeles this summer. This is the place to be for anyone who is looking to celebrate any number of the amazing things about life.

Arroyo Seco Weekend

On June 23rd and 24th, this festival is coming back to Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the second year. The main event throughout the festival is the incredible musical lineup that you will not find anywhere else in the world. There are countless amazing artists, but some of the most notable are Neil Young, Robert Plant, and Jack White. Music like this does not come together every day, so you can expect one of the most memorable musical experiences you have ever had. Along with the music, you will find amazing food from award-winning chefs, cool lounges, and much more at one of our favorite festivals in Los Angeles.

LAWineFest

The premiere celebration of wine is coming back to Los Angeles in 2018 on June 2nd and 3rd. The festivities focus on tastes of some of the area’s best wines from unique wineries in the area, but there is also plenty of delicious food from some of the most popular food trucks in LA. You will find plenty of live entertainment to go along with these amazing tastes, from music to unique boutiques. You can find these one of a kind festivities at 777 S Alameda Street in the heart of the city.

The Perfect Place to Stay After Attending the Festivals in Los Angeles

When you are having this much fun throughout town, it is always nice to have an amazing place to retreat to. Forget the hotels, because Los Angeles boasts ones of the best vacation home selections of any city in the world. And finding the right one for your group has never been easier than it is with Luxury Rental Group, one of the premiere vacation rental companies in the city. See how easy it is to get yourself in an amazing Los Angeles home when you contact us today!

A trip to Los Angeles provides everything you need to have a memorable experience, but planning your vacation around one of these festivals and countless more is sure to take the trip to the next level, especially when you find an amazing vacation rental to call home with the help of the Luxury Rental Group.

Upcoming Food Festivals in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is one of the most cultured places in the world. As such, you can find people who are interested in every pursuit imaginable. Of course, one of the most beloved pursuits in the city is creating and eating amazing food. This is on full display through some of the most unique and diverse restaurants that you will find in any city. It is also showcased by the countless food-centric festivals that take place throughout the city all year long. The following are just a few of those food festivals in Los Angeles that are coming up.

Foodie Con

This could be the premiere celebration of food in Los Angeles throughout the entire year. Taking place on April 7th and 8th, you will find the most interesting way of enjoying food. The format is modeled after Comic-Con, where there are endless booths and vendors that you can visit as you please. Many of the endless samples that you will encounter are focused on new trends in cuisine, so this is a particularly awesome event for those with an adventurous palate. You will also find culinary demonstrations from some of the most renowned chefs in the area and so much more. This one of a kind event is taking place at the Magic Box at the Reef.

Horse Town Brew ‘n Que Festival

In this festival you will find the original festival celebrating beer and barbecue in all of California. At the center of the festivities are demonstrations and delicious samples from some of the most renowned pit masters in the entire country. Barbecue styles and tastes from all over the world come together here with some of the most celebrated local craft beers. This is a pairing made in heaven. This is a must-attend event for the barbecue enthusiasts out there. But there is also great music, activities, and so much more to enjoy here. Find it in the town of Norco at the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center on June 2nd.

Street Food Cinema

This event provides for one of the most blissful experiences you will find in the entire city. Take the beautiful setting of the Los Angeles State Historic Park, throw in some live bands, and a screening of an awesome movie, and you have a day very well spent with friends and family. When you add in some of the city’s most popular and delicious food trucks. You have an amazing food festival that will provide fun for everyone. These happen periodically with the next one slated for May 5th beginning at 8:30 pm.

There are few places in the world, where you will find a community more committed to quality cuisine. These food festivals in Los Angeles and countless more are celebrations of that love for good food. If you are a person who is passionate about good food bringing good people together, then you simply need to make it out to at least one Los Angeles food festival.

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5 Reasons to Choose LA for Your Christmas Vacation

It is the season where we are supposed to be jolly, but it can be difficult when you are overwhelmed, underfunded, and super tired of running around trying to find the perfect gift that just doesn’t exist! This year, however, can be different; you just need to get away.

Close your eyes and imagine a holiday season spent relaxing, laughing, and rediscovering the things that make your immediate family so wonderful, all while visiting sunny Los Angeles. Here’s some reasons why this LA vacation could be the best idea you have ever had!

No More Have-to-Do’s

As soon as the Thanksgiving dishes are cleaned and put away, we have a never-ending list streaming through the back of our heads filled with all the things we have to do! Wouldn’t it be nice if this year the stream turned to a list of only the things we want to do? Your LA vacation spent in a Luxury Rental Group Christmas escape can be a time spent doing what you want to do, making this Christmas the best of all!

Ditch the Snow and Embrace the Sun

Shoveling sunshine is always a way better deal in our minds than shoveling snow, and when you visit Los Angeles during any season, you can forget all about black ice and slushy streets; seasonal memories can be made under a blue and sunny sky!

See a Live Performance of A Christmas Carol

Christmas isn’t Christmas without binge watching all our favorite holiday movies, but a vacation in Los Angeles allows you to amp up the wonder value. A Christmas Carol is being performed at A Noise Within (3352 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena) from December 1st through December 23rd, and poor Timmy’s troubles are even more heart wrenching when viewed live!

Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square

Pershing Square, located in the heart of Los Angeles, has never been more festive, thanks to the addition of an outdoor ice skating rink that is only open during the season! Inexpensive and romantic, your bride of 25 years will fall in love with you all over again when you celebrate the holidays gliding over ice with thousands of twinkle lights brightly sparkling in the background!

Quiet Christmas, Quiet Night When You Vacation in Los Angeles

Christmas is always a time of noise and hassle, but when you stay in one of our Luxury Rental Group vacation escapes, the quiet will be a welcome respite. Sleep late, open presents with the family, then head out to the Belvedere for a Christmas feast prepared by others. Reserve yours today and enjoy the extra time you have to just breathe this holiday season!

Top Reasons to Visit Los Angeles for Halloween

While there are dozens of reasons to visit Los Angeles all year long, the spookiest season of the year casts a special spell over the city, leading to some of the most fun and exciting Halloween bashes imaginable. Read on to learn more about kicking off Halloween in L.A.!

The UNICEF Masquerade Ball

Tickets are pricy for this event, beginning at $175.00 a pop, but it’s for a noble cause: raising emergency funds for UNICEF and empowering Syrian refugee women in Jordan. The upscale soiree is a sophisticated affair held at the Clifton’s Republic, where you and your guests can dance all night long, drink champagne, and enjoy an open bar. The party takes place on Friday, October 27th at 9:00pm.

West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval

The West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval is an enormous Halloween street party held from 6:00pm to 11:00pm on the night of October 31st that draws in as many as half a million attendees. This is not a family-friendly Halloween in LA event, but if you and your guests are up for dressing in your Halloween best and drinking and dancing the night away, this party is where it’s at. Admission is free and open to the public. While alcohol isn’t allowed in the street, the bars nearby will host parties and drink specials right alongside the incredible event, which even has live music and food trucks.

Santa Monica Zombie Crawl

A pub crawl with a Halloween twist: participants have to dress and act like zombies, right down to their walk and their talk—or rather, grunts and growls! Bars throughout the Santa Monica area will be participating, offering $4.00 drafts and $5.00 well drinks and shots. Tickets are $12.00 if purchased in advance or $15.00 on the day-of, on October 28th.

Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios experiences an outbreak of monsters each Halloween, with the iconic theme park transforming into a series of mazes, scare zones, and the Terror Tram. See characters from iconic horror movies and television shows, including The Shining, Saw, American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, and more. The event takes place from mid-September through early November. Discounts are available on certain days; it’s recommended that tickets be purchased in advance.

Cabaret de L’Enfer

Held at The Edison in historic downtown L.A., Cabaret de L’Enfer is an underground Halloween dance party and live performance event that infuses a vintage vibe into your celebrations. Enjoy stilt walkers, tarot card readers, DJ sets, and more for only $25.00 per person. The party begins at 7:00pm on the night of October 31st.

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The 5 Best Things About Fall in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has a bit of a reputation. Some say it’s loud, it’s crowded, and it’s hot. In fall though, things get more pleasant. Tourists pack their bags, and tempers and temperatures alike calm down. While Los Angeles is plenty of fun all year long, its ugly sides all but disappear as fall rolls through.

Fall in LA: Warm Beaches, No Crowds

Especially with the Santa Anas blowing across the state, the sea remains pleasantly warm in some spots for swimming in throughout September. The crowds are thinner though, meaning you’ll have plenty of ocean to yourself! It’s in the wake of summer that some locals enjoy beaches the most.

The Los Angeles County Fair

With a county the size of Los Angeles, it’s not surprising the County Fair is a big deal! For 2017, the Fair is running from the first to the twenty-fourth of September, open Wednesdays through Sundays. With themed areas, carnival rides, and of course, carnival food, this is one Los Angeles attraction that is completely seasonal—visit or miss it!

A Last Hurrah for Summer

This may not be so attractive to locals, but to tourists—especially thin-blooded ones—this can be a major selling point. Come to Los Angeles in the fall, and you can make summer last a little longer. Winter takes a long time to arrive here; if you live somewhere where it comes too soon, take a break and come visit Los Angeles in September for a nice final week of warmth for the year.

Color Comes Out

Compared to the swathes of brilliance in New England, Los Angeles’ fall colors are a little tamer. That said, Los Angeles can offer some much prettier scenery than the typical desert town, making it a great spot for Arizonans, Nevadans, and others to visit for the changing leaves. In places like the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, LA County Arboretum, and Mount Wilson Observatory, you can get some great pictures of the trees showing off at this Los Angeles attraction!

Lower Prices

And of course, everyone knows that summer is peak season for the hospitality industry, so it’s not a bad idea to wait until the summer crowds vacate their vacation lodgings to experience Fall in LA. This makes it a great opportunity to get an amazing bargain on a luxurious Los Angeles, Hollywood, Malibu, Palm Springs, or Beverly Hills location! The slow season between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is a hot spot for cool deals, so keep an eye on the prices!

You can even check ahead for fall prices; call us at 300-712-2800 to learn more about our rental rates and offerings!

Our LA Festival Guide

In a city as big as Los Angeles, there are festivals every month! However, some stand out above the others. If you’re looking for the best Los Angeles festivals, check out these major events, which bring in people from across the state and beyond:

Los Angeles Film Festival

Each June, over 20,000 people come out to see the newest and greatest in cinematographic art. So much more than a series of screenings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the LA Film Fest. Fiction and documentaries both abound here, as do shorter films and episodic stories. It’s also a qualifying ground for short films which hope to make it to the Academy Awards. The festival is more than indie groups, too—some hugely popular films such as Brave made their world premiere at this festival! With over 100 films being shown, you’re sure to find something you love.

FYF Fest

Sometimes overshadowed by other music festivals, FYF Fest is still a rocking party that music-lovers should put on their calendars! It usually lands somewhere in late August or in September, and past line-ups have included such names as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kanye West, and Tame Impala. It’s a three-day party, and anyone who loves rock, hip-hop, and EDM is invited!

LA Beer Festival

Falling on September 30th this year, the Los Angeles Beer Festival is exactly what it sounds like: a chance to celebrate and drink beer! Admission gets you unlimited samples from over eighty breweries, plus plenty of live music for your pleasure. There’ll be plenty of food trucks to help you chase down the alcohol too! These beers come from all over, from across LA’s distinguished microbrewery scene and from overseas, so if you’re looking for a new favorite, this is your festival to attend!

American Film Institute Fest

As you’d expect from Hollywood’s biggest neighbor, there are plenty of fabulous film festivals in the area! The AFI fest comes around each November; it’s full of red-carpet parties and special screenings that show off the best in current international cinema. Like the LA Film Festival, it’s also a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Plus, many films screened here have received Oscars. If you’re looking for the best in film-making, then, look for AFI fest!

Living in Luxury After the Los Angeles Festivals

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Ways to Spend Your4th of July in Los Angeles

Celebrating 4th of July in Los Angeles? Check out the best celebrations happening in the city for this special holiday.

Pacific Palisades

The Pacific Palisades celebrates Independence Day with a bang! Shortly before 2pm, a band of patriotic skydivers will descend from the sky kicking off the Palisade’s annual parade. Following the skydivers, baton twirlers and marching trombonists will begin their march down Sunset Boulevard. The night will top off with a concert and, of course, a fireworks show. Kids are free, but parents have to pay a fee of $10. The whole day is well worth it though! Make sure you don’t miss it.

Hollywood Bowl

At this year’s Hollywood Bowl, catch the incredible Pentatonix; they’re a five-piece contemporary a capella group that will provide the rockin’ tunes prior to this year’s dazzling fireworks show. This is an annual Fourth of July party that only gets better with each year. If music is your escape than the Hollywood Bowls is how you’ll want to spend it!

Marina del Rey

Every year in Marina del Rey, fireworks explode over the marina channel. Spectators can watch the fireworks burst over the ocean from a number of locations: Burton Chace Park, Fisherman’s Village, Mother’s Beach, on boats, or from waterfronts and restaurants. The show begins at 9pm and lasts about 20 mins. Make sure you show up early to find a quality parking spot!

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

For a family friendly Fourth of July, pack a picnic and enjoy an outdoor screening of Jurassic Park. Afterwards, stay on the lawn to watch a fireworks show. Along with the fireworks show, there will be a photo booth and a DJ to keep the festivities going!

The Rose Bowl

Americafest at the Rose Bowl is an incredible jam-packed event that includes classic American food, a motorcycle stunt show, and ends with a world-famous fireworks show. Though the fireworks won’t begin until 9 pm, plenty of rides, crafts, and games will be available for the whole family. The parking costs $20, but you can make it worth your while and spend the day tailgating outside the stadium until the events start.

Contact Us to Plan Your 4th of July in Los Angeles

Make sure you contact us to plan your stay during your 4th of July in Los Angeles vacation; we will take great care of you! You’ll want a comfortable and hospitable place to lay your head after a long day of celebrating with family and friends, and we have just the place!

Some of the Best LA Events in Spring

As spring emerges in L.A., the mild weather brings a fantastic energy to the city, inspiring many entertaining and exciting events that visitors and locals alike continue to enjoy year-after-year. Come revel in the LA events in Spring firsthand!

Awesome Springtime L.A. Events

Los Angeles kicks off spring with its four-day culinary showcase, the All-Star Chef Classic, held each March. This year, the event will take place on March 8th through March 11th and will feature celebrity chefs like Antonia Lofaso, Jet Tila, and Francois Payard. Attendees can meet the most revered chefs in the world and even taste their creations for themselves!

In April, L.A. indulges in craft beer during its L.A. Beer Festival, as well as up-and-coming musical and comedy artists at Broke LA (formerly known as Brokechella). Both of these events will take place on April 8th, with the L.A. Beer Festival at LA Center Studios being held from 12:00pm until 3:00pm and 5:00pm until 8:00pm and Broke LA lasting from 3:00pm until 12:00am. Los Angeles caps off its April with Fiesta Broadway, an annual Hispanic heritage event that commences Cinco de Mayo celebrations with a dancing, music, and carnival celebration on Broadway in Downtown L.A. during April 30th.

May in L.A. begins with the L.A. Comedy Fest, which lasts this year from May 4th until May 13th. The largest comedy festival in the United States, this event displays comedic gold in screenplay, film, and live-act form. On May 30th through June 1st, the annual Hero Complex Film Festival will be held in the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood and Highland, showing classic cult sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films with special actor and director guests.

Further into June, the LA Winefest is held at The Row in Downtown Los Angeles on June 17th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm and on June 18th from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. Coinciding with the LA Winefest, LA Beer Week begins at Los Angeles Center Studios on June 17th and ends on June 25th. Both events feature local and national craft beer and wine from the best breweries around, as well as delectable food and live entertainment to pair with your delicious beverages.

Luxury Rental Group – Your Los Angeles Vacation Experts

Contact our reservation specialists to learn more about the exciting L.A. events all year long when you book your vacation accommodations in one of the spectacular vacation rental properties available for your stay through Luxury Rental Group today!