When people around the world think of L.A., they invariably think of the iconic neighborhood of Beverly Hills. From Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop movies to television shows about spoiled teens and Real Housewives, this neighborhood stands for glamour, luxury, and movie stars. So, what does a day in Beverly Hills look like?
Start your day with breakfast at The Blvd. Sweet or savory, American-style, Norwegian, or English, there is morning fuel for every appetite. In the mood for a frittata with black truffle? Look no further. Just fruit and chia seeds after your morning run? Find a delicious version at The Blvd. Fresh baked croissants and other delights, as well as fresh squeezed juices, are all here. The Blvd is at the Beverly Wilshire hotel.
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A lovely stroll is just the thing after breakfast. Head for the famous “Beverly Hills” sign that you have seen a million times in the movies to enter Beverly Gardens Park. The idea is to start at the Wilshire Electric Fountain and stroll nearly two miles to the Doheny Fountain. Along the way enjoy the park’s stunning rose garden. There is also a cactus garden, a nearly 100-year-old fig tree, and a sculpture garden. Check for art festivals and other community gatherings throughout the year.
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And now, it’s time for shopping. Rodeo Drive is a must-see in Beverly Hills, even if you only go to browse. Dior, Gucci, Rolex, Louis Vuitton, and more—shopping on Rodeo Drive means luxury. It’s a pleasant stroll, so don’t be afraid to just window shop or people watch.
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If you worked up an appetite putting that Credit Card to work, a classic Beverly Hills experience can be found at Nate ’n Al Delicatessen. Established in 1945, this family-owned deli flies its smoked fish products in from New York and boasts that its nova lox is made with wild salmon. Quality, traditional deli offerings made Nate ’n Al a Hollywood hangout soon after it opened, and it continues to be a local treasure.
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If lighter cuisine is more your thing, lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel is a quintessential Beverly Hills experience. Spot Hollywood power lunches at The Polo Lounge or relax in the L.A. sunshine at the Polo patio, while you enjoy American fare with and Italian flair. Start with Osetra caviar, and then move on to the famous McCarthy salad. And don’t forget to cap it all off with a gin martini.
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Unwind after your long day with cocktails at sunset on the Waldorf Astoria rooftop garden bar, The Rooftop by JG . Small plates of assorted Latin American and Southeast Asian-inspired treats are great for snacking and sharing while you enjoy a kumquat mojito or a ginger lime soda. The view from this rooftop will inspire you to catch your second wind for an exciting evening.
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Make sure you have your tickets in hand to whatever performance you plan to see at The Wallis . The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts is a community treasure for getting your cultural fix in Beverly Hills. Film festivals, big band concerts, and even Sunday dance parties with Emmy winner Debbie Allen are at your fingertips here.
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We’d love to show you more charming L.A. communities, and be sure to look for additional neighborhood highlights to come!