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Bel AirLos Angeles

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.


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Hotel Bel-Air - Dorchester Collection
Hotel Bel-Air - Dorchester Collection
5 out of 5
701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $878 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

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! (297 reviews)

"Another flawless stay at the HBA~ Food and service continue to impress. Perfect Christmas staycation. The property is as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer. Staff is impeccable and unmatched in LA or even California, definitely in my top 10 worldwide."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 1, 2021

Hotel Bel-Air - Dorchester Collection
Chantilly Estate
Chantilly Estate
4.5 out of 5
1006 Chantilly Rd, Los Angeles, CA
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Located in Bel Air, this luxury vacation home is 2 mi (3.2 km) from University of California Los Angeles and within 9 mi (15 km) of Melrose Avenue and The Grove. ...

Chantilly Estate
The Bel Air Treehouse
The Bel Air Treehouse
3.5 out of 5
795 N Beverly Glen Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
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Located in Bel Air, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of University of California Los Angeles, Westwood Village, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. ...

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
Bel Air Villa
Bel Air Villa
4 out of 5
1433 N Beverly Glen Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
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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
Unique 7 bed/10 ba Bel Air Home + Theater, Pool, Elevator, Mini Golf!
Unique 7 bed/10 ba Bel Air Home + Theater, Pool, Elevator, Mini Golf!
Los Angeles, CA
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Located in Bel Air, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of University of California Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and Westwood Village. ...

Unique 7 bed/10 ba Bel Air Home + Theater, Pool, Elevator, Mini Golf!
Villa Viola - 5 Bedroom Bel Air Mansion
Villa Viola - 5 Bedroom Bel Air Mansion
Los Angeles, CA
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Located in Bel Air, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of University of California Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and Westwood Village. ...

Villa Viola - 5 Bedroom Bel Air Mansion
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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