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Attractions, Things To Do

Los Angeles Spring Festivals

It’s always a wonderful time of year in Los Angeles, thanks to perfect weather and an incredibly diverse lineup of activities, concerts, festivals, and culinary experiences. Before the blazing heat of summer, we love enjoying the fabulous outdoor events across southern California, and we think you will agree your luxury rental makes for the perfect home base when it comes to exploring all the area and the season have to offer.

The Great Outdoors

Springtime is ushered in by the blossoms of the new year, and there are plenty of festivals to celebrate Mother Nature’s rejuvenation in and around L.A. The Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off the season in March, with origami demonstrations and flower-arranging workshops throughout the month ($4-$9). Celebrate Japanese culture and witness the trees blossom in vibrant shades of pink throughout the beautiful Descanso Gardens.

Also marking the beginning of spring, The Festival of Whales (March 3-11) marks the migration of the gray whales along the California coast and has two weekends full of events at Dana Point and along the coast. A full listing of events can be found here. In a similar vein, L.A. Nature Fest celebrates the unique wildlife that call the city home and features garden tours, bird watching, and nature walks at the Natural History Museum (March 17-18)

As summer approaches, indulge your green thumb at one of the myriad farmer’s markets or check out the strawberry festivals: the 35th annual California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard (May 19-20) or the 3rd annual Balboa Strawberry Festival in Encino (June 10). Both feature family activities, rides, carnival booths, and plenty of berry-themed food and dessert. Check out the arts and crafts and feast on the sweet berries grown right here in southern California.

Fun in the Sun

The ultimate experience in art, music, and culture, the Coachella Valley Art and Music Festival runs for two weekends in the desert outside of Indio, California (east of L.A.). Party in the desert and soak up the scenery and the incredible music lineup featuring Beyoncé, Eminem, A Perfect Circle, The Weeknd, HAIM, Cardi B, and many, many more. The schedules are identical for each weekend (April 13-15, 20-22) and tickets and information – including camping and travel packages – can be found on the official website.

A Book Most Fair

For the literature lover, you won’t want to miss the Los Angeles Times’ Festival of Books, April 21-22. Held at USC and free to all, the festival brings together authors, publishers, and reading enthusiasts. It is highlighted by book fairs, fabulous food options, and the chance to sit in on intimate conversations with some of your favorite authors. Check the festival website for more information!

Cultural Exploration

There is never a shortage of exciting festivals and cultural events around the city. Whether you want to try your luck at the Arcade Expo’s three-day pinball tournament (March 16-18); plaster friends and strangers in technicolor powders in celebration of Holi (the Hindu “festival of love”) at the L.A. Festival of Colors (March 10-11); or revel in the colorful and festive culture of Mexico at Fiesta Broadway, the largest Latin cultural festival in the country (April 29), there is always something exciting to try. Here at the Luxury Rental Group we know your exclusive vacation rental is just the beginning of your exciting stay in our vibrant city, and we invite you to make the most of the diversity the L.A.-area has to offer!

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Top 5 Spring Outdoor Activities in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, you will find the widest range of opportunities. You can find the endless activities that come with Hollywood and other happening cities, but you can also find endless ways to spend a day outside. A beautiful area and even more beautiful weather make this one of the best places to get outdoors, and one of the best times to do this is during the spring. The following are the top five spring outdoor activities in Los Angeles.

Check Out the World-Famous Beaches

Visiting one of Los Angeles’ countless, amazing beaches is never a bad idea, regardless of the season. But during the spring, consistently sunny weather comes together with cool Pacific Ocean water to make for one of the best swimming and relaxation experiences you have ever had. But many of these iconic beaches offer much more than that, as the boardwalks and neighborhoods surrounding these beaches offer endless things to see and do.

Visit Disneyland

You might be saying, “Hey, there are some indoor areas at Disneyland.” You’ve got us there, but walking around this amazing place is never so pleasant as it is in the gorgeous weather of spring. You can also avoid some of the crazy summer crowds during this time. You will find that a spring Disneyland vacation does in fact live up to the “Happiest Place on Earth” designation.

See Captivating Wildlife

There are endless avenues you can pursue if you are trying to see amazing wildlife in the Los Angeles area. But the spring affords the once in a lifetime opportunity of seeing a whale migration. During this time, gray whales and their babies are migrating throughout these waters. You can see these majestic animals from the shore or book a whale watching excursion via boat for one of the most unforgettable experiences you will ever have.

Hike Mount Baldy

This is the tallest peak in the Los Angeles area. Because of this and the lack of trees on the mountain, the summit of this peak provides some of the most amazing views you will ever see. Mount Baldy stands 10,064 feet in the air, providing views from downtown L.A. to Catalina Island. Spring affords the first opportunities to reach the top, as the snows of winter begin to melt and expose the trails.

Go Fishing

You can find ample opportunity to fish throughout the entire year in Los Angeles, whether you are casting a line right off the pier or going deep sea fishing. But spring brings the coziest conditions for fishing because of the weather, along with great fishing opportunities because of the sheer amount of fish that are biting. You can find abundant yellowtail, sculpin, mackerel, and so many more species of fish.

These may be some of the top outdoor activities in Los Angeles this spring, but this list does not even begin to scratch the surface of the breadth of opportunities you have here. Regardless of your interests, you are sure to find something to satisfy them in Los Angeles this spring. Get out here and stay in one of our LA short-term rentals to discover what you love about Los Angeles!

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Malibu – 5 Reasons to Visit This Beautiful City

If you are looking for a vacation of relaxation and luxury, then Malibu could be the perfect place to visit. Firstly, it sits on a gorgeous area among hills that meet the Pacific Ocean. But the community is a big part of what makes this such a special place with so many attractions. Here are five of the top reasons you will love your time spent visiting Malibu.

Amazing Beaches

In Malibu, you can find miles and miles of the most pristine beaches in all of California. There are many beaches here, but some of the most popular are the Malibu Surfrider Beach, Big Rock Beach, and Dan Blocker County Beach. Malibu Surfrider Beach is very popular and is perfect for surfing. Big Rock Beach is where you can see some of the most stunning coastal features that the area provides. Dan Blocker County Beach is perfect for laying a towel down and enjoying a sunny Malibu day.

Wonderful Wine Country

Malibu is home to countless wine enthusiasts, largely due to the fact that the city is home to many amazing and unique vineyards and wineries. You can find endless options when choosing where to explore, but one of the best experiences awaits you at Rosenthal Malibu Estate Wines. This is one of the few places in the world where the tasting room is right on the beach. Here, you can enjoy great deals, live music, and of course, delicious wines.

Amazing Real Estate

Almost as potent as the natural beauty in Malibu is the one of a kind real estate throughout these hills and beaches. You will find some of the most beautiful houses in the world here. Many of these amazing homes are available for rent for your vacation. You can be sure each home will provide all of the comforts of home, along with luxurious amenities that you will only find in the finest resorts.

Awesome Hiking

The 21 miles of coastline here is wonderful, but there are also plenty of other types of landscapes. The best way to explore these is by doing some hiking. You will find hiking trails of all difficulty levels that show you a unique part of what makes this place so beautiful. Topanga State Park is one of the best places to hike if you want to see beautiful canyons and forests.

A Bustling Culinary Scene

What would a vacation destination be without plenty of amazing options for food? You do not have to worry about that in Malibu, as you will find unique eateries around every corner. You can find the picturesque seafood shacks, farm-to-table joints, classy steakhouses, and much more. There is something for every taste and every occasion here.

Malibu is famous for the beaches and the incredible houses, but there really is so much more to fall in love with here. Once you take one trip to this beautiful city and stay in one of our luxury vacation rentals, you will want to make it an annual tradition.

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Los Angeles for Valentine’s Day

One of the worst aspects of Valentine’s Day, if you live in an eastern state, is the weather. Whoever thought of setting a romantic holiday right smack in the middle of the coldest, grayest, and gloomiest time of the year must have had a screw or two loose. We who live in the sun year-round feel for those who don’t and would like to extend a formal invitation for you to spend your next Valentine’s Day soaking up the sun as you stay in one of our Luxury Rental Groups vacation escapes! Pack your sunglasses and swimsuits, hop on a plane, and head west young couples, head west! Here’s a list of romantic things to do while you celebrate the holiday and the fact that your bones are warm for the first time since September!

Take a Gondola Ride in Huntington Beach Harbor

Yes, you read that right. Gondolas aren’t just in Italy anymore. Huntington Beach Harbor’s Sunset Gondolas offer Valentine’s Day Rides for a mere $150 per couple! Watch the sun set over the water as you cuddle with your own valentine, sipping champagne and rediscovering the all the interesting things that first made you fall in love with your partner.

Nothing Says Romance More than a Night at the Theater

The Rialto Theatre to be exact. Built in 1925 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this theater has a long and colorful history, including being featured in the Oscar nominated movie La La Land. This Valentine’s Day, the Rialto is planning a throwback movie night. Singing in the Rain will be showing, and VIP tickets are available for the private reception, tour, and dinner being held that night.

Go to the Drive-In

No one appreciates a night at the old drive-in more than Hollywood, and the Electric Dusk Drive-in allows you and your special valentine the opportunity to watch a romantic movie and steam up the windshields like you did when you were teenagers!

Dine Parisian Style

Los Angeles may pale in comparison to the city of love, but The Little Door gives a good imitation and was voted the most romantic restaurant in LA! Located at 8164 West 3rd Street, The Little Door serves delicious food spiced with a French kiss; the Duo of Duck Foie Gras Torchon and Crème Brulee, Truffle Brioche Toast is one of our faves!

Stay in and Snuggle

Your Luxury Rental Group romantic retreat is designed for staying in. Watch the sunset from the deck with a local wine in hand, play a competitive game of pool (if he’s smart, he’ll let you win, ladies!) and simply revel in having the time to just be together. Reserve yours today!

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Why Choose Luxury Rental Group for Property Management

There is no shortage of amazing vacation rentals in the Los Angeles area. That is why vacation rental home owners need to find ways to set themselves apart from the other options out there. Well, this has never been a simpler task, as it begins and ends with a call to us at Luxury Rental Group. We manage a wide array of amazing homes throughout the area, but each owner can attest to the attention to detail and care that we provide for each property.

Amazing Results for Our Owners

Every single year that we have been in business, we have enjoyed tremendous growth. With our growth comes the growth in the profitability of your vacation property. Currently, we complete over $5 million worth of bookings in the Los Angeles area in a single year. Over 39% of this revenue comes from repeat business. The fact that visitors keep coming back to properties that we manage is a true testament to the convenient and luxurious experience that we provide each and every guest. 61% new business also shows that we are experiencing tremendous growth.

Taking Care of Your Home

For us, it all starts with managing the very best homes that we find. We have established an incredible portfolio of properties and we would love for yours to become a part of it. In doing so, we have established a certain prestige that goes along with the Luxury Rental Group. Once your home is a part of our portfolio, you can be sure it will always look its best and be ready for guests. From the aesthetic appeal of the exterior and interior to upkeep of essential home appliances. We employ the best and most trusted services for every aspect of your home’s maintenance.

Marketing Your Home

When you are talking about vacation rentals in Los Angeles, there is literally no limit to the market you are trying to reach. That is why we use smart marketing and over 150 of the most cutting-edge distribution systems to market your home at every corner of the globe. Our main tool for marketing your property is our top of the line website that already represents an efficient marketing channel to the types of people that would stay in your home. The importance of this is established online marketing presence cannot be overstated.

Regardless of if you want to rent out your home year-round or simply during periods when you are not occupying it, the only way to get the most out of your investment is by employing us at Luxury Rental Group to manage your property.

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Beverly Hills Luxury Estate Home Spotlight

You will find many opportunities throughout the Los Angeles area, but none more widespread than to live in luxury. This Beverly Hills Luxury Estate embodies the life of luxury in every way. Beautiful design and appointments coupled with a beautiful location make for one of the most pampering experiences you are likely to ever have.

Inside Beverly Hills Luxury Estate

Throughout this home, you will find nearly 7,000 square feet of comfort, beauty, and convenience: beauty from the modern design of every room in the house; comfort from the endless living spaces and furnishing, and of course, the elegant bedrooms; convenience from the work of art that is the kitchen, stocked with state of the art appliances and endless granite countertops. The long island in the kitchen connects two spacious living rooms with flat screen TVs and a fireplace in one.

You will find the best start to your day imaginable in any of the 6 bedrooms, which are luxuriously appointed, so the only thing better than how beautiful they are is how comfortable they are. Any one of the 8 bathrooms are exquisite, especially the master, which feels more like a spa than anything else.

We are not sure what is more breathtaking: the interior of this home or the exterior. At any rate, you can enjoy them both simultaneously thanks to mahogany bi-fold windows that open an entire wall to the outdoors. Some of your favorite places to kick back and relax will be the salt-water pool, theatre room, outdoor fire pit, and the library.

Enjoy the Area

The property is such that you could not leave it once during your entire stay, and it would still be a memorable vacation. But another aspect of what makes it such a great place to visit is its amazing location. Located in the gorgeous area of Beverly Hills, you are close to countless attractions that people come from all over the world to see. Here, you are less than two miles from sunset strip, only five miles away from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and only 10 miles from the Hollywood Bowl. As far as beaches go, you can pick from some of the most popular in the world like Venice Beach, which is only about 10 miles away.

Spending a day in this Beverly Hills Luxury Estate is sure to be one of the most luxurious experiences of your life. But it also promises to just be fun, as with most trips to Los Angeles. Check out this amazing estate and countless others from the Luxury Rental Group.

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Attractions, Dining, Holidays, Things To Do

Things to Do for the New Year in Los Angeles

The new year has come, and along with it comes new hopes, dreams, and resolutions—hopefully ones that you will keep! If you’ve resolved to have more fun this year, why not start 2018 off right with a visit to Los Angeles? The City of Angels is full of excitement year-round, and there’s no better way to kick off your year than a well-deserved vacation to shake off the stress of the holidays.

CHILL at the Queen Mary

The Queen Mary has become much more than just a ship; nowadays, the Queen Mary offers a variety of exciting activities for you to enjoy. Until January 7th, you can visit CHILL: Ice Adventure Park and take part in outdoor ice skating, bumper boats, or ice tubing down the 145ft Matterhorn Mountain slide! Other activities include the Alpine Zip Line, ice shuffleboard, live music, and much more.

New Year’s Race

Want to get a head start on your resolution to work out more? Participate in the 2018 New Year’s Race in Los Angeles, held on January 7th. The event consists of two races—a 5K and a 10K—with a special challenge for the ultimate competitors. The 9.3 Challenge entry gets you entry into both races and is not for the faint of heart. If you’re not that fit yet, no worries, as there will be food trucks, music and art exhibits, and a beer garden, all of which open up at 3PM. The 5K starts at 5PM, and the 10K starts at 6:30PM (only for those doing the 9.3 Challenge).

Do LA Things

There are plenty of things to love about Los Angeles around New Year’s apart from the glittering parties and incredible celebrations, as the city offers endless ways to have a memorable day. Of course, the beach and all of the opportunities that come with are a good place to start, as Los Angeles is home to some of the most famous beaches in the world. You can also explore the studios of Hollywood, spend the day at Disneyland, and do so much more. You can do all of this in the most perfect weather you could imagine.

If you want to get 2018 off to the very best start imaginable, you should consider doing it in Los Angeles. When it comes down to it, Los Angeles is simply one of the best vacation destinations in the world. Start 2018 in style with a trip to Los Angeles, and you are sure to remember it forever.

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Attractions, Holidays, Things To Do

The Top Christmas Events in Los Angeles

Los Angeles doesn’t fit the usual Christmas picture celebrated by Rockwell paintings, but that doesn’t mean we’re not full of holiday cheer! From light shows to snow tubing, the City of Angels has plenty of ways to get you in the holiday spirit. Take a break from shopping and the holiday parties to have fun the LA way!

L. A. Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights is one of the most popular ways for zoos to get into the holiday spirits! Los Angeles Zoo endeavors each year to make a name for itself in the zoo world with its astounding displays. Already underway and continuing through Sunday, January 7th, Zoo Lights fills the Los Angeles Zoo with animal-themed displays and aesthetic wonders. Animated animals made of Christmas lights run and play, while the visitors are guided through the zoo by lit-up trees and hanging lights. Tickets can run from $10 to $21.

Snow Los Angeles

Not all of us have the time for a trip to Big Bear or Truckee, so Snow Los Angeles may be your best bet for enjoying snow while you’re still in the city. Elysian Park, over by Dodger Stadium, is going to be loading up with 10,000 square feet of synthetic snow! It’s not quite the lacy powder you’re dreaming of, but it’s good enough for snowballs and snow tubing, both of which you can enjoy the entire weekend of the 15th.

Santa Monica Pub Crawl

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea—but it’s lots of people’s glass of beer! The Santa Monica Pub Crawl is more than its name implies. While it certainly is an organized route of bar-hopping around one of LA’s most celebrated districts, the Santa Monica Pub Crawl benefits a worthy cause—the $20 admittance fee helps the Westside Food Bank support families this holiday season. So raise your glass to good cheer this holiday season and enjoy some of the best food and drink specials that the popular participating restaurants offer. Holiday-themed apparel is always welcome! It’s happening Saturday the 16th.


Treat yourself this holiday by staying in Los Angeles in a luxurious rental property. If your usual holiday feels too routine, there’s nothing like a vacation to spice it up! As we declare, luxury is always in season! Call us at 800-712-2800 to learn how you can enjoy a gorgeous place of your own in Hollywood, Santa Monica, and other fine neighborhoods this winter.

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Winter is Here! Things To Do During The Winter Months In Los Angeles.

 If you come from one of those cold and slushy winter areas, you may find it hard to believe that we can’t wait for this time of year. We want the cooler weather! Cooler weather, of course is a subjective thing, and we understand that when you are used to the hairs inside your nose freezing within seconds of walking outside, our 68-degree average daytime temperatures may feel like swimsuit and beach weather to you! But wherever you are coming from, you can be sure that winters in Los Angeles are an idyllic paradise and you will find plenty of things to keep you happy and occupied during your Southern California vacation; things like the ones we have listed below!

Hit the Beach

Yes, it’s winter in Los Angeles and you can still work on your tan! If the balmy water temperatures are still a little cool for your blood, the sun will keep you warm as you lay on your towel, working on that perfect shade of golden brown! The beaches in the Los Angeles area are the perfect places for some sun worshipping and a little wading along the edges of the surf!

Ice Skating in the Park

Where else can you go from the beach to the ice skating rink with just a short drive? Los Angeles, of course, and the Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square! Situated right in the center of downtown LA, the cost is low, and the fun value is high! Hurry though; this special ice rink disappears in the middle of January!

Watch a Parade

 Or maybe we should say THE parade, as the Tournament of Roses Parade is one of the most famous and aromatic parades in the nation! Every float is made from flowers, plants, or even seeds and vegetables; and this year you can watch it from the sidewalk, instead of your living room couch! January 1st is the time and grandstand seating tickets are still available!

Ski Bear Mountain

 Sometimes being able to visit the snow for a few hours makes all the difference and while you may be thankful to avoid the slush, sleet, and black ice, you can still enjoy a few fun-filled hours on the slopes! Start and finish the day with a walk on the beach, and spend the middle hours swooshing down the mountain and enjoying hot cocoa in between runs!

Revel in the Wonder of Your Luxury Rental Group Vacation Escape

Enjoy the sun shining in the windows, take a dip in the heated pool, and take some time to appreciate the here and now! Reserve your luxury cottage today and spend your winter vacation living the good life in Los Angeles!

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About Los Angeles, Attractions, Things To Do, Travel

Bucket List Activities in Los Angeles

We each get one life only—make the most of it by making time and money for the things you’ve always wanted to do. Go all-out with a bucket list vacation: come to Los Angeles and check a bunch of items off your bucket list with a vacation you’ll remember forever!

See the Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign has shown up in all sorts of media—it’s time to add your own photos to that list. Come to Los Angeles and see in person the 45-foot-tall letters. You can’t go up and see them personally (except from behind on certain trails), so choose a favorite local spot to see them. The Griffith Observatory is a popular spot. Or, for a double-dose of iconic-ness, take your picture from the Walk of Fame!

Enjoy a Dodger Dog and Dodger Stadium

While hot dogs and baseball have gone together for generations, only the Dodger Dog has managed to become the poster child for home-team patriotism. It has enjoyed a fifty-year run and has hit a record of 3 million eaten in the 2014 season. While the concessions at Dodger Stadium have certainly branched out since, the Dodger Dog remains the true LA baseball icon.

Go to a Concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

Generous donations from the Disney family and the vision of famous architect Frank Gehry combined to create this magnificent concert venue. If all concert halls blend together in your mind, then come to this one and discover what masterful acoustic engineering can accomplish. Sound reaches every seat immaculately. If you want a surprisingly intimate performance in a stunning building, this is one place you need to come!

Go Skydiving

While you’re checking all these off your bucket list, why not go skydiving too? Above LA Skydiving offers tandem dives as well as accelerated classes that’ll get you closer to diving solo. Or, try iFLY Hollywood, an indoor skydiving center that gives you the same feeling—minus the stomach-churning drop. Either way, the feeling of falling as if falling forever is an experience you should try at least once—you might like it more than you expected!

Get a Luxury Rental Home in Los Angeles

If you’ve never upgraded from a hotel to a fabulous rental home, this is the trip you need to try it. Once you’ve found yourself welcomed home in a new city with your own yard and kitchen, you’ll never settle for less. Call us today at 800-712-2800 and we’ll help you set up your trip of a lifetime.

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