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La-Palma is a small city located in northern Orange County, with a population of approximately 15,000 residents. Originally incorporated in 1955 as "Dairyland," it was one of three dairy cities in the region. The city was zoned to exclude housing developments in an effort to keep it agricultural in nature. However, by the mid 1960s, farmers decided their land had become too valuable to remain wholly agricultural, so they changed the towns name to La Palma to reflect Orange Countys Spanish heritage, and they planned well-defined residential and commercial areas in their city. Housing tracts now cover much of La Palma, along with small shopping centers and an industrial park. Residents take great pride in their town and it has one of the lowest crime rates in Orange County. Several seasonal events are held in La Palma each year, including the La Palma Days Parade and Band Review. It is a place with quiet, friendly neighborhoods and a "hometown" atmosphere - which makes it a great place to base a southern California vacation. La Palma is considered part of the Long Beach area, where you will find beautiful beaches, eclectic shopping and dining, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the historic Queen Mary and the Shoreline Village on the Long Beach Waterfront. Disneyland is also less than ten miles from La Palma.

Surrounding areas: Lakewood, California (5.0 mi), Seal Beach, California (6.4 mi), Long Beach, California (7.1 mi), Fullerton, California (7.2 mi), Surfside, California (8.4 mi), Anaheim, California (9.0 mi), Sunset Beach, California (9.1 mi)

La Palma Vacation Rentals

La Palma Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
La Quinta Inn Buena Park3 CTR PT DrLa Palma, CA (714) 670-1400
Sheraton Cerritos Hotel12725 CTR CT DrCerritos, CA1.3 mi.(310) 809-1500
Royal Inn6112 Lincoln AveCypress, CA1.5 mi.(714) 995-7500
Hampton Inn7828 Orangethorpe AveBuena Park, CA1.7 mi.(714) 670-7200
Hampton Inn Los Angeles/Orange County/Cypress10990 Yamaha WayCypress, CA2.1 mi.(714) 527-2900
Buena Park Fairfield Inn7032 Orangethorpe AveBuena Park, CA2.2 mi.(714) 523-1488
Travelodge Buena Park7039 Orangethorpe AveBuena Park, CA2.2 mi.(714) 521-9220
Extended Stay America14775 Firestone BlvdLa Mirada, CA2.7 mi.(714) 670-8579
Ramada Inn Artesia Cerritos17510 S Pioneer BlvdArtesia, CA2.8 mi.(310) 924-6700
Best Western Inn/Suites7555 Beach BlvdBuena Park, CA2.8 mi.(714) 522-7360
Courtyard By Marriott Buena Park/Anaheim7621 Beach BlvdBuena Park, CA2.8 mi.(714) 670-6600
Quality Inn & Suites7800 Crescent AveBuena Park, CA2.8 mi.(714) 527-2201
Rodeway Inn Buena Park7930 Beach BlvdBuena Park, CA2.8 mi.(714) 994-6480
Woodfin Suites Cypress5905 Corporate AveCypress, CA2.8 mi.(714) 828-4000
Holiday Inn Select14299 Firestone BlvdLa Mirada, CA2.8 mi.(714) 739-8500
Residence Inn By Marriott La Mirada/Buena Park14419 Firestone BlvdLa Mirada, CA2.8 mi.(714) 523-2800
Red Roof Inn7121 Beach BlvdBuena Park, CA2.9 mi.(714) 670-9000
Homestead Studio Suites Hotel5990 Corporate AveCypress, CA2.9 mi.(714) 761-2766
Quality Inn & Suites16905 S Pioneer BlvdArtesia, CA3.0 mi.(562) 402-2202
Days Inn Buena Park8580 Stanton AveBuena Park, CA3.0 mi.(714) 282-5211
Hampton Inn & Suites Buena Park7828 E Orangethorpe AveBuena Park, CA3.0 mi.(800) 727-7205
Best Western Los Alamitos Inn & Suites10591 Los Alamitos BlvdLos Alamitos, CA3.0 mi.(562) 598-2299
Residence Inn By Marriott Orange County/Cypress4931 Katella AveLos Alamitos, CA3.0 mi.(714) 484-5700
Travelodge Anaheim Beach BLVD328 N Stanton AveAnaheim, CA3.1 mi.(714) 229-0101
Embassy Suites Beuna Park7762 BCH BlvdBuena Park, CA3.1 mi.(714) 739-5600
Holiday Inn Buena Park Hotel & Conference CTR7000 BCH BlvdBuena Park, CA3.1 mi.(714) 522-7000
Motel 6 Buena Park7051 Vly View StBuena Park, CA3.1 mi.(714) 522-1200
Radisson Resort Knotts Berry Farm7675 Cres AveBuena Park, CA3.1 mi.(714) 995-1111
Rodeway Inn7620 BCH BlvdBuena Park, CA3.1 mi.(714) 522-8433
Travelers Inn7121 BCH BlvdBuena Park, CA3.1 mi.(714) 670-9000
Courtyard By Marriott Cypress5865 Katella AveCypress, CA3.1 mi.(714) 827-1010
Dynasty Suites Sante Fe Springs13530 E Firestone BlvdSanta Fe Springs, CA3.1 mi.(310) 921-8571
Anaheim/Buenapark Travelodge705 S Beach BlvdAnaheim, CA3.4 mi.(714) 761-4200
Holiday Inn Express727 S Beach BlvdAnaheim, CA3.4 mi.(714) 220-0100
Best Western Cypress Inn & Suites7161 W Katella AveStanton, CA3.7 mi.(714) 527-6680
Motel 6 #2517450 Katella AveStanton, CA3.7 mi.(714) 891-0717
Knights Inn10301 Beach BlvdStanton, CA3.8 mi.(714) 826-6060
Motel 6 #10042920 W ChapmanOrange, CA4.1 mi.(714) 634-2441
Econo Lodge12225 Firestone BlvdNorwalk, CA4.5 mi.(562) 868-0791
Hotel Pepper Tree2375 W Lincoln AveAnaheim, CA4.6 mi.(714) 774-7370

La Palma Weather & Climate

California's climate varies significantly from one location to the next. Basically, it is semi-tropical along the southern coast with pleasant temperatures during the entire year. Mountain regions can be cooler, especially at night, than nearer the coast. Cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean help moderate the heat in summertime, and keeps temperatures very mild in winter. Summers are dry and the rainy season runs November through March and sometimes April. Low clouds or fog is common along the coast in summer, but it almost always burns off by noon and you can expect sunshine the rest of the day. The Santa Ana winds blow hot and dry out of the south in winter - often hard enough to close some highways.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 68°F 46°F 2.95 in. 57°F
February 68°F 48°F 3.01 in. 57°F
March 68°F 50°F 2.43 in. 59°F
April 72°F 53°F 0.60 in. 61°F
May 74°F 57°F 0.23 in. 63°F
June 78°F 61°F 0.08 in. 66°F
July 82°F 64°F 0.02 in. 67°F
August 84°F 65°F 0.10 in. 68°F
September 83°F 63°F 0.24 in. 65°F
October 78°F 58°F 0.40 in. 64°F
November 73°F 50°F 1.12 in. 61°F
December 68°F 45°F 1.76 in. 58°F

La Palma Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Long Beach airport (LGB) located about 6 miles west of La Palma in Long Beach, California, the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) located approximately 21 miles west of La Palma in Los Angeles, California, the Chino airport (CNO) located roughly 25 miles east of La Palma in Chino, California, and finally the Ontario International airport (ONT) located around 29 miles east of La Palma in Ontario, California.

La Palma Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA3.1 mi.
Adventure CityAnaheimCA7.6 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA7.6 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA7.6 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA26.8 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA27.2 mi.
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA28.1 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA28.7 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA38.0 mi.
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA51.6 mi.
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA52.3 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA62.2 mi.
Water Parks
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA3.1 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA22.6 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA43.1 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA47.2 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA51.6 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA52.3 mi.
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA86.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Cypress Golf ClubLos AlamitosCA2.8 mi.
Buena Park Golf CenterBuena ParkCA3.3 mi.
Heartwell Golf CourseLong BeachCA3.4 mi.
Norwalk Golf CenterNorwalkCA4.2 mi.
La Mirada Golf ClubLa MiradaCA4.8 mi.
Lakewood Country ClubLakewoodCA4.8 mi.
Bixby Village Golf CourseLong BeachCA6.4 mi.
El Dorado Park Golf ClubLong BeachCA7.1 mi.
Recreation Park American Golf ClubLong BeachCA7.1 mi.
Recreation Park SouthLong BeachCA7.1 mi.
Skylinks Golf CourseLong BeachCA7.1 mi.
Coyote Hills Golf CourseFullertonCA7.4 mi.
Fullerton Golf CourseFullertonCA7.4 mi.
Los Amigos Country ClubDowneyCA8.1 mi.
Rio Hondo Golf ClubDowneyCA8.1 mi.
Westridge Golf ClubLa HabraCA8.4 mi.
Dad Miller Golf CourseAnaheimCA9.0 mi.
Riveridge Golf CoursePico RiveraCA9.6 mi.
Ford Park Golf CourseBell GardensCA9.8 mi.
Compton Par 3 Golf CourseComptonCA9.9 mi.
Brea Golf CourseBreaCA10.0 mi.
Mile Square Golf CourseFountain ValleyCA10.5 mi.
David L Baker Memorial GolfFountain ValleyCA10.8 mi.
Birch Hills Golf CourseBreaCA11.1 mi.
Montebello Country ClubMontebelloCA11.1 mi.
South Gate Municipal Golf CourseSouth GateCA11.8 mi.
Ridgeline Executive Golf CourseOrangeCA12.1 mi.
River View Golf CourseSanta AnaCA13.0 mi.
Willowick Golf CourseSanta AnaCA13.0 mi.
Dominguez Golf & Practice CenterCarsonCA13.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA42.7 mi.
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA59.2 mi.
State Parks
Alamitos Bay State ParkCA8.2 mi. 
Bolsa Chica Beach State ParkCA10.8 mi. 
Huntington Beach State ParkCA15.6 mi. 
White Point State ParkCA17.9 mi. 
Redondo Beach State ParkCA19.3 mi. 
Chino Hills State ParkCA19.6 mi. 
Manhattan Beach State ParkCA21.0 mi. 
Dockweiler Beach State ParkCA22.6 mi. 
Crystal Cove State ParkCA23.4 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA28.4 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA28.4 mi. 
Will Rogers Beach State ParkCA30.0 mi. 
Will Rogers State ParkCA30.1 mi. 
Don Tiburcio Tapia State ParkCA30.9 mi. 
Motts Miniatures MuseumBuena ParkCA3.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Fullerton Railway Plaza AssociationFullertonCA7.2 mi.(Technology)
Long Beach Museum of ArtLong BeachCA9.8 mi.(Art)
Museum of Latin American ArtLong BeachCA9.8 mi.(Art)
Museum of Contemporary Art San DiegoLa JollaCA9.8 mi.(Art)
National Bicycle History Archive of AmericaSanta AnaCA12.4 mi.(Technology)
Bowers Museum of Cultural ArtSanta AnaCA12.4 mi.(History)
American military museumEl MonteCA15.4 mi.(Technology)
Beall Center for Art and TechnologyIrvineCA17.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Irvine MuseumIrvineCA17.7 mi.(Art)
Museum of ToleranceLos AngelesCA18.2 mi.(History)
Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of MiniaturesLos AngelesCA18.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Modern Fresco GalleryLos AngelesCA18.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Web ArtLos AngelesCA18.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Autry Museum of Western HeritageLos AngelesCA18.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California African-American MuseumLos AngelesCA18.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
J. Paul Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA18.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
L. RON HUBBARD LIFE EXHIBITION MUSEUMLos AngelesCA18.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Reale-Rydell Computer MuseumLos AngelesCA18.2 mi.(Technology)
Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA18.2 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA9.8 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA12.4 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA18.2 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA93.5 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA93.5 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA93.5 mi.
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA96.4 mi.
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA102.5 mi.

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