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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

  • Art
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Did this past year’s Basquiat exhibition in DTLA leave you wanting more? Head to Beverly Hills where Gagosian will be displaying 30 rarely loaned Jean-Michel Basquiat pieces that were created in L.A. during the iconic artist’s time spent at his Venice studio between 1982 and 1984.

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Treat your ears to a vibrant concert on a spring or summer night this year, by attending MUSE/IQUE’s annual program. This monthly series of performances, held venues (largely outdoors) across L.A., features a mix of performances inspired by landmark albums and public figures, including tributes to Ed Sullivan, Bob Dylan, Abraham Lincoln, Oklahoma! and more. In order to attend, you’ll need to become a MUSE/IQUE member; you could make a $75 donation for a single event, but if you’re interested in more than just one, it’s cheaper per event to become a full-fludged member.

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