Beverly Hills

Sunset Boulevard

Beverly Hills is an enclaved city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, surrounded almost entirely by Los Angeles. Since the 1950s Beverly Hills has marketed itself as a high-end shopping venue and home of the rich and famous, which still rings true today its reputation has even been the basis of a few popular TV shows such as The Beverly Hillbillies and Beverly Hills, 90210. Santa Monica Boulevard bisects the city, with most of the businesses to the south, and the north being primarily residential. Most visitors come to shop or dream of shopping, or to try and hunt down their favorite celebrities' homes, but be careful! Many celebrities consider that stalking.

Disclaimer: For Beverly Hills 90210 fans, there is no West Beverly High. Some of the backdrops of the fictitious West Beverly High were filmed at Torrance High School in Torrance.

Get in

By plane

By public transit

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority provides bus service into Beverly Hills, connecting with the rail network. Rapid bus 720 runs along Wilshire Boulevard, connecting Beverly Hills with the Fairfax district, Koreatown, and Downtown Los Angeles to the east, and with Westwood and Santa Monica to the west. Rapid bus 704 runs along Santa Monica Boulevard, connecting Beverly Hills with West Hollywood, Hollywood, Silver Lake and Downtown Los Angeles to the east, and with Century City and Santa Monica to the west.

Get around

Beverly Hills has several large, well-marked public parking garages in its downtown area, but they tend to fill up quickly. Virtually all of the shops and restaurants are walkable from any of the garages. Parking in Beverly Hills is extremely difficult even with the large parking structures, so it is strongly advised to walk or use public transport. If you choose to drive, be aware that there is a law against oversized pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles weighing more than 6,000 pounds.

See

Do

Buy

Eat

There is a large cluster of Jewish delicatessens and restaurants on Pico Boulevard in Beverlywood, just south of Beverly Hills. Both Ashkenazic and Middle Eastern Jewish cuisines are represented here.

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Desserts

Drink

Sleep

Go next

Routes through Beverly Hills

Santa Monica West L.A.  W  E  West Hollywood Northwest L.A.
Santa Monica West L.A.  W  E  West Hollywood Downtown L.A.


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