No trip to Los Angeles is complete without a visit to Beverly Hills, one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. It is a name that is known worldwide, both for what it represents and for its rich history, culture, and heritage in the movie business.
If you've never been to the 90210 zip code, it can be a little intimidating, but you can start your day out at one of the many art galleries in town, including the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, the Mouche Gallery, or the Fetty Art Gallery, to name a few. There are a number of great places to admire the beautiful paintings, sculptures, and photographs, as well as a variety of shops and restaurants.
From May to October, the Beverly Gardens Park is home to the popular Beverly Hills ArtSHOW, which showcases artists from around the country.
Beverly Hills also houses a fascinating museum, including the Beverly Hills Museum of Contemporary Art, which hosts rotating exhibitions of famous contemporary art. On the fourth floor, there is a small gallery open to the public, filled with film-related exhibits.
While in Beverly Hills, you can enjoy several gardens, including the Beverly Hills Botanical Garden, the largest garden of its kind in the world. If you visit in summer, fountains of cool mist will provide a welcome respite from the California heat.
If you have time to explore the city, Rodeo Drive is a famous stretch of road and a great place to take a selfie. Here you will find the Beverly Hills Hotel, the largest hotel in the world, famous for its sealed lips and the famous "Beverly Hills Cop" sign. The Beverly Hills Hotel, the largest hotel in the world and one of the oldest hotels in Los Angeles, also brought fame to this young city.
The Beverly Wilshire Hotel (1928) is another remarkable building located here and has been featured in several movies, including "Pretty Woman."
Another popular tourist attraction is the elegant Electric Fountain, in which a kneeling Tongva native poses on a central pillar and sprays water from a jet. The fountain is lined with ornate mosaic tiles and was donated to the city of Beverly Hills in 1931.
Whether rain or shine, visitors to the weekly Beverly Hills Farmers' Market can find a wide variety of fresh produce, fruits, vegetables, meat, and other produce.
You will also see celebrity homes in Beverly Hills and hear stories of the rich and famous as you cruise through this chic city.