Destination guide

Why people love visiting artsy Manhattan Beach

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Manhattan Beach. Renowned for its beaches, sporting events and seaside, this city welcomes all visitors. Venice Beach and Sony Pictures Studios are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Manhattan Beach

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Manhattan Beach a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sony Pictures Studios (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Santa Monica Pier (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Aquarium of the Pacific (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Lakes at El Segundo (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Campus El Segundo (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Redondo Beach Pier (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Manhattan Beach

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 75°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Manhattan Beach

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Manhattan Beach is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Venice Beach (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • La Brea Tar Pits (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Polliwog Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Cabrillo Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Seaside Lagoon (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Vincent Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Manhattan Beach

The nearest airport is in Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), located 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal), which is 4.2 mi (6.8 km) away.

Where to stay near Manhattan Beach?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,648 house rentals near Manhattan Beach. From 711 Houses to 600 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Manhattan Beach is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Manhattan Beach?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Manhattan Beach:

  • Sand Section: 127 vacation rentals
  • Tree Section: 89 vacation rentals
  • Hill Section: 61 vacation rentals
  • Gas Lamp Section: 53 vacation rentals
  • El Porto: 51 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Manhattan Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Manhattan Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Manhattan Beach Pier: 5,523 home rentals
  • Polliwog Park: 5,616 home rentals
  • Trilogy Spa: 5,534 home rentals
  • Venice Beach: 5,996 home rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,733 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Manhattan Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Manhattan Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 711 Houses in Manhattan Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Manhattan Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 600 lodging choices
  • Villas: 19 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 88 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Manhattan Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 276 vacation homes with pool available in Manhattan Beach.

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