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Rent a car and hunker down in peaceful Glendale for the perfect Californian vacation. This vibrant yet relaxed suburb is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the heart of downtown Los Angeles – but it might be easier to just use a rental car booked through Orbitz to get there.

Glendale is perfectly positioned to get you out on the great American highways and zooming off to Santa Monica, Palm Springs and Coachella. In Glendale itself, enjoy Armenian bakeries and restaurants, peruse the shopping mall, and discover plenty of history and a healthy dose of kitsch.

Glendale and beyond: Three destinations by car

Tranquil, homely Glendale couldn’t feel further from the hustle of downtown LA, and makes for a great base to get out and explore. Here are three great places to visit by car:

Los Angeles

The metropolis of Los Angeles stretches in front as you drive from Glendale. With the Hollywood sign glittering from its lofty perch, Beverly Hills mansions sitting along tree-lined avenues, and a playground of attractions awaiting visitors, Los Angeles certainly impresses. But dig a little under the shining surface to find a burgeoning gallery scene, world class museums, and exciting restaurants.

Journey time: Around 15 minutes

Distance: Approximately eight miles

Santa Monica

This seaside city gets its very identity from the beach. With one of the United States’ most famous – and beautiful – beaches, and 300 days of sunshine a year in which to enjoy it, Santa Monica is a top day trip destination. Amble along the iconic Santa Monica Pier, ride the Ferris wheel, and watch the spectacular sunset.

Journey time: Around 30 minutes

Distance: Approximately 36 miles

Palm Springs

Soar along Highway 111, passing through desert towns such as Cathedral City and Coachella, before arriving in legendary Palm Springs. Once the hangout of Hollywood stars from Elvis to Sinatra, today Palm Springs mingles retired folk with hipsters and young families. Enjoy its retro-chic vibe, quirky desert attractions, and world-famous hot springs.

Journey time: Around two hours

Distance: Approximately 115 miles