Los Angeles - the land of bronzed celebrities, Southern California sun and a legendary surf. Although this city of nearly 3.8 million residents may have a reputation of being a bit plastic, you’re sure to find a number of time-tested relics that only grow better with age. Book your tickets and rental car in Los Angeles today to see some of the West Coast’s classiest remains.
Old timers with elegance
Few things age quite as nicely as a well-kept car. Some of the finest examples of automobiles from the 1898 through 1997 can be found at The Nethercutt Museum, so why not drive your modern-day Los Angeles rental car over to Bledsoe Street for a visit? From perfectly polished Model Cs to Mercedes dating back to 1913, this collection of 250-plus vehicles is sure to satiate any car lover’s appetite. The museum also houses a number of coins, nickelodeons, music boxes and phonographs, all beautifully well-preserved.
Words speak louder
While a number of Los Angeles hot spots have gone in and out of style throughout the ages, the Hollywood Sign remains a sought-after landmark in the metropolitan area. Drive your Los Angeles car rental up Beachwood for the best views of the 450-foot-long behemoth, which has been an icon in the sunny city since 1923.
Skylights and spotlight
The bright lights of Los Angeles are so expansive that they may be difficult to really appreciate if you don't stop to let them soak in. For great panoramic vistas, you'll need to drive your Los Angeles car rental to Griffith Park. Comprised of more than 4,000 acres, you'll see not only L.A.'s darling skyline, but a number of its natural attractions as well. Spend the afternoon on horseback, or go for a bike ride along one of the park's many trails.
While here, you can also visit the Autry National Center, a museum dedicated to everything that exudes the American West. The museum also stays true to the city's commitment to revamping its traditional offerings to pay homage to often overlooked groups. For example, in addition to its several collections of First Nations relics and artwork, the Autry also houses exhibits dedicated to highlighting contributions that women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals made to shaping the American West.
Slip behind the wheel of one of Thrifty’s Los Angeles rental cars, and suddenly the glittering world of the “City of Angels” is at your beck and call.
From convertibles to minivans, compact cars to luxury sedans, you’ll find the perfect car rental in Los Angeles (and our lowest price guaranteed). Plus, when you sign up for the Blue Chip Express Rental Program®, you can get faster counter service and even earn a free day’s car rental for every 16 days you rent from Thrifty. Go ahead. Sign up, find your car rental and hit the road! Because in L.A., the action waits for no one.
Packed with beaches, restaurants, shopping and sights, in Los Angeles it’s hard to know where to begin. So to get you started, below are a few hot spots you’ll want to cruise to with the top down (or at least the windows down).
- Venice Beach. The quintessential L.A. beach experience, this warm, sandy spot boasts a carnival-like atmosphere, fantastic people watching, a fun-filled boardwalk with shops, vendors and fortune-tellers, plus the world-famous Muscle Beach, sport courts and Venice Breakwater – an acclaimed local surf spot north of the Venice Pier.
- Hollywood Hills. Although a motion sensor installed on the Hollywood sign means you can’t get any closer than 50 yards from it, you can take your Los Angeles car rental up Grower Street (by way of Hollywood Blvd.) and catch a picturesque view of the famous sign. While you’re there, be sure to pack a picnic so you can enjoy the unique vantage point that the nearby Griffith Park provides.
- Shopping & Stars. If star-watching is more your speed, then drive into Beverly Hills for a little shopping along Rodeo Drive.
- Universal Studios Hollywood. Fun for kids and grownups alike, this theme park takes you behind the scenes of the movie industry, while thrilling you with heart-stopping rides, fun-filled shows, great shops and plenty of restaurants.
With a few great stops on your agenda, now is the perfect time to browse our Los Angeles rental cars and plan your next getaway. Just book your car rental online and when you arrive, we’ll have it ready and waiting.