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As one of the most famous zip codes in the world, Beverly Hills is the mecca of Hollywood glamour.
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While the paparazzi may or may not be eagerly awaiting your arrival to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you are sure to see plenty of photographers waiting in the lobbies for the rich and famous to de-board. Expedia.ca is the place to go for affordable flights to Beverly Hills so you can rub shoulders with celebrities without the high cost to match. Traffic in Los Angeles is legendary, which is why you’ll want to look for a fixed priced option of transportation to Beverly Hills once you land. Both airport shuttles and taxis are available at fixed rates, but some require advanced reservations.
Limos and chauffeurs are a way of life in Beverly Hills. There are dozens of limo companies waiting for your call, if you’d like to enjoy full luxury service during your stay. If you’d prefer to do your own driving around this sunny palm fringed city, turn to Expedia.ca for our Beverly Hills car rental guide. Choose a car based on budget or the glitz and flash of Hollywood itself. Driving is the most common way to get around in LA, so why not do it in style? Just be sure to give yourself plenty of time before you head off anywhere. The Los Angeles area is often ranked as the worst congested city in America.
Things To Do
Beverly Hills is celebrity country. This is the place to go to see the rich and famous, and to live their lifestyle--even if it is just for a weekend. Shopping on the famous Rodeo Drive is not only the best thing to do in Beverly Hills, it’s also one of the best things to do in Los Angeles as a whole. This street is home to some of the most famous designer stores in the world, including Chanel, Burberry, and Coach. Luckily, all that money you saved with cheap Beverly Hills hotel deals will help have more money in your wallet for some Rodeo Drive shopping.
Even you don’t see any movie stars, you can still stand where many of them have shot popular movies and TV shows in the Tudor-style Greystone Mansion. Movies like The Bodyguard, There Will Be Blood, and The Big Lebowski, and TV shows like The Young and the Restless and Gilmore Girls have all been filmed in the house, which is now open to the public for tours.
If you want to relax, there’s nothing wrong with sunbathing by your Beverly Hills hotel pool. Lounging by a beautiful pool is quintessential Hollywood, and you’ll return home with a nice California tan, just like the movie stars.
Believe it or not, Beverly Hills, the land of the rich and famous, was once the home to fields of humble lima beans in the 1880s. However, a new industry was bubbling by the turn of the century: oil. The Amalgamated Oil Company bought out the lima bean ranches in hopes of finding oil. Not enough of it was found, so they company rebranded itself into the Rodeo Land and Water Company, called the land Beverly Hills, and started selling real estate.
The Beverly Hills Hotel was one of the first hotels in Beverly Hills, and a huge part in the development of the city. The hotel opened its doors in 1912, and visitors were encouraged to buy the land around the hotel. These property purchases helped Beverly Hills become its own independent city, by 1914.
The first movie stars began moving in around 1919, with silent movie stars like Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks buying land in the neighborhood to build custom mansions. More movies stars followed suit, and by the 1950s, Beverly Hills was the mecca of Hollywood, with top stars like Elvis Presley, Tony Curtis, and Dean Martin living in town. This tradition as hub of the famous and fabulous continues today.
Arts and Entertainment
As home to the glamorous and famous, Beverly Hills vacations are often full of swanky and expensive entertainment. There are several art galleries around town, if the fine arts enrapture your personal taste. See the Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, which installs museum-quality exhibitions. Artists such as Andy Warhol, Dennis Hopper, and Julian Schnabel have all been featured in the gallery. Anderson Galleries is also a well-known gallery in Beverly Hills. Here you will find mostly European works, including paintings from Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro. There are over a dozen other galleries lining the sunny streets of Beverly Hills, as well.
For more interactive arts and entertainment, head out of your Beverly hotel well rested to the famed Paley Center for Media. This center often hosts conferences with movie stars and producers of popular television shows for Q and As. The centre also houses exhibits throughout the year featuring costumes, props, set pieces, and video clips. Take a tour and advantage of great photo ops throughout the tour.
If you are looking for a way to cap the night before heading back to your hotel in Beverly Hills, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts hosts several top-notch plays, dance performances, and classical quartets throughout the year.
High heels are far more common than sports cleats in Beverly Hills. Sports are usually regulated to shopping, being photographed, and tanning. Still, there are a few options when you visit this sunny town, with some of the activities likely hosted in your own hotel in Beverly Hills.
For instance, try taking a trendy Pilates class during your vacation to the land of the stars. There are more than a dozen Pilates studios around Beverly Hills, and some are located inside Beverly Hills hotels. Sign up for a day pass or week pass to get your body in shape. Pilates are all the rage in Southern California. According to hard-core fanatics, Pilates is the physical conditioning of the entire body, which teaches the body how to move more efficiently, and in turn, go through life with greater ease. Just bring a towel. You’ll definitely break a sweat.
Yoga is also a popular sport in Beverly Hills. Some 5 star hotels in Beverly Hills offer yoga classes in their in-house gym. The exercise is an ancient one, and steams from spiritual practices of India. Spirituality still plays some role in the slow-moving contortionist moves of yoga, as you are meant to find peace and serenity through the exercises.
Shaken and stirred, the nightlife of Beverly Hills is a classic affair. Several of the hottest clubs are invite only, so try to butter up a few connections before you head into town. Expect long lines and intimating bouncers at the top clubs in town, but the glittering experience is usually well worth the stories you’ll tell once you’re home.
Before you leave for the clubs, however, don’t leave your Beverly Hills hotel without shined shoes and glittering accessories. The dress code of most clubs and upscale bars in Beverly Hills is quite rigorous and unwavering. Leave those daytime t-shirts and dirty flip-flops in your hotel room unless you want to be flatly denied access to some of these Los Angeles hotspots. Most of these clubs are as snazzy as you’d expect and require an elegant dress code. Many interiors are designed with plush couches, VIP service, top-shelf drinks, and roof terraces overlooking the lights of L.A.
If a cozy night in is more of your thing, seek out several trendy yet not stuffy bars inside several Beverly Hills hotels. Use Expedia.ca to find the right hotel with the right vibe for you.
Restaurants and Food
Beverly Hills has a hodgepodge of flavors, when it comes to its cuisine. There is plenty of Asian influence on the menus, with several top-ranked sushi restaurants in the neighborhood. Modern Americana plays a big part on most menus, as well. Look for New York steak, California wild king salmon, and plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. Many of the plush restaurants are located close to the main strip of Rodeo Drive, if you want to book your hotel in Beverly Hills near the epicenter of food and shopping.
When it comes to Beverly Hills, it’s not always what you’re eating, but with whom you’re eating. Top restaurants attractive movie executives, stars, and PR agents. Even if the restaurant doesn’t have a strict dress code, you’ll still want to look your best in case you run into someone famous and want to take advantage of a photo op. Most celebrities don’t want to be bothered during their meal, but once the meal is over or you’re walking outside to your Beverly Hills hotel, a polite request for an autograph or photograph is sometimes granted.
Everyone knows about Rodeo Drive, but there are a few other shopping opportunities close to the main drag, such as Canon Drive. Canon Street offers local boutiques and luxury shops, and is also a scenic spot to rent a Beverly Hills hotel for the weekend.
Wilshire Boulvard is also good for upscale stores with lighter foot traffic. There are several top department stores lining the street. To save a bit of money, check out Beverly Drive where you’ll find mid-range shopping. These streets make up “Department Store Row”, putting you right in the action, if you book a hotel in Beverly Hills.
Sunny and warm, Beverly Hills enjoys the perfect Mediterranean climate. Average highs reach about 29°C in summer, and 19°C in winter. This means you can wear your best outfits all year, which is perfect since Beverly Hills is the epicenter of sexy and cool. Leave your Beverly Hills hotel looking and feeling like a star. Just remember that there is a twinge of a snob culture in the area, so don’t take any brush-offs personally.
Number One Travel Tip
Beverly Hills is not a cheap town. Expedia.ca helps you find deals on affordable car rentals and hotels in Beverly Hills so you can splurge the savings on overpriced cocktails, taxis, and club cover fees. This is the kind of vacation to fully indulge.