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A grand hotel, an important university and exciting performing arts make these two neighborhoods popular destinations on a Los Angeles travel itinerary.

The adjacent neighborhoods of Bel Air and Westwood contain some of the most prestigious residences in the entire Los Angeles metropolis. Visit the UCLA campus and walk along Bel Air’s residential streets to peek through tall hedges at impressive mansions.

One of the area’s most popular spots is the Hotel Bel-Air, a luxury hotel that has hosted celebrities and other prominent figures since 1922. Pamper yourself with a stay in the lovely hotel with spa treatments and strolls through the landscaped gardens. If you’re staying elsewhere, enjoy a meal at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant or terrace café or cocktails and live entertainment in the bar and lounge. Stop in for afternoon tea between shopping trips to nearby Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Outside the city are less glitzy experiences. Photograph Stone Canyon Reservoir’s blue waters. Follow twisting roads to Getty View Park in the Santa Monica Mountains. At the Getty Center appreciate Richard Meier architecture and art from medieval to modern. The Central Garden is a piece of art itself.

Travel from Bel Air toward Westwood across Sunset Boulevard to the campus of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Westwood. Attend a play at the Geffen Playhouse, which frequently features well-known film and television stars and newly developed plays in their world premiere presentation. Find great entertainment options at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP) ranging from Shakespeare’s plays to David Sedaris comedy, with jazz, dance and storytelling events throughout the year. See the UCLA Bruins play football at the Rose Bowl in nearby Pasadena.

Shop in Westwood Village’s boutiques and larger chains stores. Dine at American favorites and varied international restaurants. The inspiring Hammer Museum’s art and performances are free.

From Westwood, drive less than 20 minutes to reach the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at the beaches of Santa Monica. Los Angeles International Airport is about 7 miles (18 kilometers) south of Westwood and 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Bel Air.

Top Hotels in Bel Air

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Bel-Air - Dorchester Collection
Hotel Bel-Air - Dorchester Collection
5 out of 5
701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $919
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

This family-friendly Los Angeles hotel is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of University of California Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan UCLA ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (282 reviews)

"Excellent service Beautiful place. Great pool, room and restaurant"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2020

Hotel Bel-Air - Dorchester Collection
Beverly Glen Estate
Beverly Glen Estate
4 out of 5
3033 N Beverly Glen circle, Los Angeles, CA

Located in Bel Air, this holiday home is within 6 miles (10 km) of Skirball Cultural Center, University of California Los Angeles and Rodeo Drive. Century City ...

Beverly Glen Estate
Luxury Bel Air House, Huge Pool, BBQ and Backyard - Great Views Day and Night!
Luxury Bel Air House, Huge Pool, BBQ and Backyard - Great Views Day and Night!
11525 Orum Rd, Los Angeles, CA

This family-friendly Los Angeles holiday home is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of University of California Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
I Give it a Five!!!

"This property was perfect for our business trip. Everything was clean and organized when we arrived. The manager was extremely helpful and was even willing to go out of his way to allow us to check in earlier due to our early arrival. The stay was very comfortable and relaxing. We look forward to ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 2, 2019

Luxury Bel Air House, Huge Pool, BBQ and Backyard - Great Views Day and Night!
The Bel Air Treehouse
The Bel Air Treehouse
3.5 out of 5
795 N Beverly Glen Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Located in Bel Air, this bed & breakfast is within 3 miles (5 km) of University of California Los Angeles, Rodeo Drive and Century City. Westwood Village and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)

"The Treehouse is a truly amazing place! Hedda has created a beautiful retreat and a rare travel experience. She is extraordinarily generous and thoughtful in providing beautiful vegan food, yoga and time for connection among guests around amazing meals. While I was in LA for business and thought ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 16, 2018

The Bel Air Treehouse
3 Bedroom 2 Bath Private Home in Bel Air With Pool
3 Bedroom 2 Bath Private Home in Bel Air With Pool
2224 Beverly Glen Pl, Los Angeles, CA

Located in Bel Air, this holiday home is within 6 miles (10 km) of Century City, University of California Los Angeles and Rodeo Drive. Sunset Strip and Melrose ...

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Private Home in Bel Air With Pool
Bel Air Villa
Bel Air Villa
4 out of 5
1433 N Beverly Glen Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Located in Bel Air, this guesthouse is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from University of California Los Angeles, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Melrose Avenue and Getty Center. ...

Bel Air Villa

Popular things to do in Bel Air

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!

Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

Bronze your body and rub shoulders with body builders and wacky performers at Los Angeles’ quirky urban shoreline, a colorful escape from the city.

Staples Center
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Staples Center

This multipurpose sports arena has hosted some of the world’s biggest musical acts and is home to two National Basketball Association teams.

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

You'll find beachside kitsch, boardwalk ambiance and carnival fun at this sunbaked LA attraction that’s more than a hundred years old.

Santa Monica Beach
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Santa Monica Beach

Located just west of downtown Los Angeles, this iconic southern California beach is a haven for swimmers, surfers, beachcombers and fitness enthusiasts. 

Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tinseltown’s star-studded tribute to the artists, global icons, producers and directors who’ve made significant contributions to entertainment.

Top activities in Bel Air

Disneyland® Resort Tickets
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Disneyland® Resort Tickets

CA $314
Per adult
Six Flags Magic Mountain One-Day General Admission
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Six Flags Magic Mountain One-Day General Admission

CA $89
Per adult
OUE Skyspace LA General Admission plus Skyslide Ride
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OUE Skyspace LA General Admission plus Skyslide Ride

CA $37
Per adult
Knott's Berry Farm Tickets
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Knott's Berry Farm Tickets

CA $65
Per adult
Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles
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Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles

CA $52
Per adult
2-Hour Small-Group Hollywood Open Bus Tour
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2-Hour Small-Group Hollywood Open Bus Tour

CA $64
Per adult

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