Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Whittier, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $37 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Whittier. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Whittier, the gateway city to La La Land

Named after the poet, John Greenleaf Whittier, Whittier is 18 miles south of Los Angeles, and the perfect gateway city to La La Land. Once a historic Quaker colony, the city is surrounded by the Puente Hills and has sweeping views over the Los Angeles Basin. Unlike its glitzy neighbor, the city has a wealth of natural attractions, as well as a great food scene, influenced by Mexico. Book Whittier vacation rentals for easy access to the city's nature trails, as well Uptown's rash of fancy stores on Greenleaf Avenue.

Things to do

Whittier's rustic rancher's retreat

During the Mexican-American war, Whittier was owned by rancher, Pio de Jesus Pico, the last governor of Alta California. Book a Whittier vacation rental and you'll be a short walk from his former home in Pio Pico State Historic Park. Set in a 5-acre park, El Ranchito, Pico's 19th-century former home, has been restored to its 1880s glory. After exploring the old adobe, stay and picnic in its historical gardens, once part of the 9,000-acre ranch. It's open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and you can join a pre-arranged guided tour.

Activities

Whittier is all about hikes, bikes and historical homes

Boasting forests of sycamore trees, rugged canyons, and sweeping views of the L.A. Basin, Whittier prides itself on being an outdoorsy kinda place. Tucked away in the Puente Hills, there are dozens of trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding. Book a Whittier vacation rental and you could be neighbors with some of the city's esteemed Colonial abodes. Whittier is one of the few towns in Southern California which features an abundance of historical architectural styles, from Victorian to Spanish Revival.

Weather

Whittier's 500 days of summer

Southern California is renowned for its dry climate and is blessed with long, balmy summers, and mild, often wet, winters. And like much of the state, Whittier doesn't do badly in the sunshine stakes. Boasting more than 278 days of sunshine a year, it's a popular destination during spring, summer, and early fall, with highs of 70°F to 80°F. Summer is the busiest time of year to visit, so it's advisable to book your Whittier vacation rental well in advance.

Natural features

Nature is prettier in Whittier

Despite Whittier's close proximity to downtown L.A., the city is surrounded by vast rolling hills and lush forests. Part of the expansive Transverse Ranges, the western Puente Hills, known as the Whittier Hills, is home to an abundance of native Californian flora. Head out to the Hellman Park Trailhead, a series of self-guided hiking trails around the reservoir and canyon, and witness the rare berry manzanita, western sycamore, and Californian aster, as well as distant views of L.A.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Whittier

The nearest airport is in Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), located 7.6 mi (12.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal), which is 12.7 mi (20.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Whittier, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,390 vacation rentals around Whittier. From 609 house rentals to 487 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Whittier?

Roll straight out of bed and walk to those must-visit tourist sights. Or simply immerse yourself in the lively pace of city life! Spend your next escape just steps from all the action, with a city centre vacation home. Vrbo has 221 centrally located getaway rentals available. Alternatively, you might like trying another style of setting. Vrbo has countless properties to choose from, including:

  • 144 resort vacation rentals.
  • 102 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 60 village vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Whittier?

You can forget about uninspiring hotel rooms. Our house vacation rentals each have their own unique personalities — as well as all the space you could possibly need! There are 683 houses currently available on Vrbo. Prices start at $19 a night. If that doesn't suit your posse's style, we have a range of different property types to select from, such as:

  • Apartment: 297 vacation homes. Prices start from $40 per night.
  • Hotel: 262 vacation homes. Prices start from $58 per night.
  • Condo: 130 vacation homes. Prices start from $37 per night.

Can I stay in Whittier in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a vacation with the extended fam or spending a few nights away with all your old school mates, it's always loads of fun hanging out in a brand new place together! And the good news is that Vrbo has places to suit. House vacation homes are the most popular choice for larger sized groups, with 84 available here. In the area, the rental properties that are suitable for large groups of guests include:

  • Looking for vacation homes that can hold 6 people? We have 534 that will suit. Prices begin from just $77 per night.
  • Need a vacation rental for 8 guests? We have 306 that will be perfect. Prices begin at just $77 per night.
  • Trying to find places for rent to suit 5 people? You'll be pleased to find out we have 274 that'll be ideal. You can book one from just $82 a night.

You and all your mates will be well catered to when you arrange your Whittier adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Whittier?

Friends become our chosen family. Catch up with those you hold dearest and book an economical stay with Vrbo. Eagle Rock is an awesome area to check out if you want to keep your budget under control. Vrbo has 58 rentals, and the average price is an agreeable $147 per night. You'll find another 16 Vrbo rentals waiting to be booked in or around East Whitter. The average price in this area is $149 a night.

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