While Beverly Hills, California, has a reputation for luxurious living with several celebrities proudly calling it home, if you are a visitor, then there is plenty to do in the city. This city located about 10 miles east of Los Angeles is home to many fabulous things to do.
Go Out to Eat
A variety of restaurants makes Beverly Hills a great place to dine. Get a great steak at Oscar Prime, a Tuna Cornettes Pizza at Spago Beverly Hills or enjoy Sunday brunch at The Polo Lounge. Families find many wonderful dining establishments waiting to serve them including Genwa Korean BBQ, Piccolo Paradiso and Da Pasquale.
Party Like a Celebrity
Beverly Hills has a very active nightlife. Try a unique cocktail at the Honors Bar, a Moscow Mule at Bar Bouchon or a whiskey and gin at £10. Dance around the pool to international DJs at the Hollywood Roosevelt. Enjoy the great views from many rooftop bars including Montage Beverly Hills and the Waldorf Astoria.
Reconnect with Nature
While Beverly Hills has a cosmopolitan vibe, there are plenty of places to reconnect with nature. See the iconic Beverly Hills sign at Beverly Gardens Park while admiring the beautiful fountains. Tour the gorgeous Greystone Mansion & Gardens – The Doheny Estate with its historic mansion built in 1928. Stroll around Coldwater Canyon Park while letting children play on the playground.
You will discover many buildings in Beverly Hills has wonderful artwork, and you will definitely want to try to coordinate your schedule to attend the art festivals held in May and December each year at Beverly Gardens Park. You will also want to arrange a tour of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. Explore how the media has changed people’s perception of art at the Paley Center for Media. Get a new piece of art for your home or office at the Mouche Gallery. If you love Andy Warhol, then make plans to stop at the Revolver Gallery.
Support the Local Economy
Beverly Hills offers many unique shopping venues waiting for you to come explore them. Julia Roberts’ “Pretty Woman” movie introduced the world to the two-mile long Rodeo Drive shopping extravaganza where you can find flagship locations for some of the most luxurious stores in the world and is home to the Walk of Style featuring many important designers. Each Father’s Day, this road turns becomes home to the Concours d’Elegance where some of the most expensive cars in the world are on display. Do not miss the opportunity to shop at the 45 stores in the Rodeo Collection and the stores at Two Rodeo Drive. The Beverly Hills Farmers Market is also a great place to shop on Sundays for fresh food to sustain you while you travel.
Drive Along Mulholland Drive
The 21-mile Mulholland Drive offers many outstanding views of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and the Santa Monica Mountains. Keep your eyes peeled for homes of many stars that are built just off this road. The path for this winding road was laid out in 1924 when Hollywood was just being developed.
See a Show
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences often hosts public screenings of new movies before they are released to the public. Mark your calendar to attend one of these world premieres. You can also see temporary exhibits in the lobby based on popular movies, actors or actresses.
Visit Iconic Architecture
In addition to the Greystone Manor, this city has many famous buildings. Drive by the storybook The Spadena House that some describe as the witch’s house and the ultra-modern Sheats-Goldstein House that has been featured in many television shows and movies including Charlie’s Angels, The Big Lebowski and Pulp Fiction.
Hear a Live Performance
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is the perfect place to hear a live performance. Dance shows happen here every Sunday throughout the summer. Theater performances often happen here. In addition, this venue often offers the best in classical music. Meanwhile, the Saban Theater that was constructed in 1930. Even if you cannot catch a show, this Art Deco building is worth visiting.
Take a Tour
You can take a tour of Beverly Hills in many different ways. Some people prefer the luxury of a limousine while others prefer to explore the city by bus. More adventurous souls even go on Segway, biking and hiking tours of the city. You can even participate in a giant scavenger hunt to see who can find the most things in Beverly Hills in the shortest amount of time.
You will want to visit Beverly Hills very soon with so many fun things to do in this city.