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A guide to Beverly Hills

Get to know the upscale city beyond Rodeo Drive with the best restaurants, bars, shops and more in Beverly Hills

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano
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What’s the deal with Beverly Hills?

Utter that well-known zip code—90210—and a particular image of Beverly Hills probably comes to mind: sports cars, celebrities, swanky hotels and high-end shops. While its stake as a pricey, entertainment industry-dominated city is certainly merited—there’s an unusually high concentration of splurgeworthy spas and drinks that break the bank—Beverly Hills is a much more approachable area than reality TV may lead you to believe.

Where exactly is Beverly Hills?

Beverly Hills is surrounded by other high-end neighborhoods, with West Hollywood to the east and Century City and Westwood, home of UCLA, to the west. Despite its name, most of Beverly Hills actually sits within the “flats,” with pedestrian-friendly districts along Santa Monica Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard and the triangle of streets near their intersection (including Rodeo Drive). North of Sunset Boulevard, the city turns into a hilly haven of palatial estates.

To get around

Though you’ll need a car to get to Beverly Hills, it’s a city best explored by foot, with tree-lined streets and meticulously well-groomed shopping plazas. Explore the best of Beverly Hills, from rooftop bars to botanical gardens, with our guide to the Westside city.

The best of Beverly Hills

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Upcoming events in Beverly Hills

  • Movies
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  • Griffith Park

Eat|See|Hear travels to different locales throughout the city on select weekends during the summer, showing cult flicks on an inflatable screen taller than your average Malibu mansion. Bring your own bites or sample snacks from the featured food vendor and show up early for a set from local L.A. bands. Parking is free at most of the venues, and tickets for screenings at the Autry even include admission to the museum. What’s more? If you want to skip the crowds and stroll in casually during the opening credits, spring for a VIP pass, which guarantees you a reserved seat in front. All of the events dog-friendly, and a portion of ticket sales benefit Best Friends Animal Society.

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