Guide to Beverly Hills: how to get there and where to stay, what to see and where to go in the evening. Best things to do in Beverly Hills: fresh reviews and photos, places to see, signature entertainment and shopping.
To see all the glamor of Hollywood, visit the richest district of the City of Angels, the name of which makes all fans of the once popular series “Beverly Hills 90210” shudder. According to toppharmacyschools, the western part of Los Angeles, which has long become an independent town, hiding the mansions of world-famous stars behind high armored fences, is always popular with tourists.
Walking through the vast territory of the “star” district is a real feat for a backpacker. Public transport in the area is not developed (do not expect to meet Brad Pitt on the bus), the nearest metro station is far away, so it is most convenient to rent a car.
Right in the center of Beverly Hills there is a rental office where you need to present an International Driving License and a credit card.
Renting an economy class car for a week will cost you about 240 USD.
Cuisine and restaurants
The two main streets of Beverly Hills – Rodeo Drive and Sunset Strip – are the best restaurants in Hollywood, where you can see movie and show business stars at the next table. The city’s classic restaurants are Chasen’s, Vic’s, Grill, Jimmy’s, Planet Hollywood and Spago Beverly Hills. An institution with more affordable prices right next to Rodeo Drive is the Villa Blanca restaurant with pleasant music, delicious cuisine, and professional service. The bill per person is from 80-100 USD, which makes this place popular not only with celebrities, but also with many tourists.
The optimal tip size is 15-20% of the order amount.
National cuisine is served at Mastro’s Steakhouse. Seafood and romance lovers should visit Il Cielo restaurant: open terraces and wonderful views make it one of the most romantic places in the city.
Shopping and shops
Paradise for shopaholics, an unspoken museum of world brands of clothing, shoes, perfumes and cosmetics – all this is Beverly Hills. True, a visit to, for example, the Rodeo Collection shopping complex can empty your pockets.
The heroine of Julia Roberts in the film Pretty Woman made her famous walks along Rodeo Drive.
Village milk, fresh vegetables and fruits, pastries and cakes, freshly caught fish can be bought at the Farmers Market. The farmer’s market is located near film studios, so movie stars often drop in: Marilyn Monroe, members of the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Leonardo DiCaprio have been here.
You can appreciate the main attractions of Beverly Hills while walking along the “golden triangle” – the intersection of three boulevards: Wilshire, Crescent Drive and Santa Monica. Another must-see in the tour program is a visit to the Museum of Television and Radio (Paley Center for Media) near Santa Monica Boulevard. The museum presents exhibits related to the production of Hollywood films of the first half of the 20th century. There is a specialized hall where you can listen to the 5 oldest American radio channels. Seminars, conferences, exhibitions with the participation of celebrities and public figures of the country are constantly held within the walls of the museum. The museum is open daily from 12:00 to 17:00. Museum website (in English).
The world famous composer Sergei Rachmaninov lived in Beverly Hills for several years.
Greystone Mansion Park is a very beautiful place for walking and photo shoots. The park is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, except weekends and holidays. In addition, the park is closed during specialized closed events, and they are held quite often. Hollywood stars regularly hold parties, presentations, weddings, birthdays in the Greystone mansion. The park is located 2 kilometers from Beverly Hills, there is free parking. Greystone Park website (in English).
Films such as The Social Network, Ghostbusters, Star Trek, The Big Lebowski, Spider-Man, What Women Want and many others have been filmed in Greystone.
Movie buffs come to Los Angeles if only to stroll along Roxbury Drive – the so-called street of stars. It is here that Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Mick Jagger, Mila Kunis, Madonna, Roman Polanski, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis live.
For lovers of noisy parties, the Sunset Strip offers a huge selection of nightlife. This boulevard is not accidentally considered a place where stars are born: it gave rise to the groups Doors and Beach Boys, Guns N’ Roses and Red Hot Chili Peppers. In search of bright sensations, you can visit The Club Bar at The Peninsula, known for the most progressive music, outrageous presentations, theme parties and performances by famous DJs. Moreover, celebrities often drop in here, and for some, the dance floor becomes a place of fateful acquaintance.
One of the most popular bars is Bar Nineteen 12. Guests stay here until late in the evening thanks to mixes of modern music, a huge selection of cocktails and snacks.