Stroll Through Beverly Hills
Experience luxury with the top 10 ways to enjoy the city
Beverly Hills features some of the world’s best shopping, stunning art, and architecture that make the city a one-of-a-kind destination. Whatever the reason for your trip—a hunt for the trendiest fashion finds, time under the Southern California sun, a visit with friends and family or just a chance to get the heart pumping—Beverly Hills and its village-like atmosphere offers the perfect excuse to spend the day outdoors.
It’s no wonder everyone walks in Beverly Hills, from the tourists who drop in for the weekend to locals swinging by for a cup of coffee to local employees running errands at lunchtime. With ample parking, including a variety of free two-hour lots throughout the city, plus stops for Starline’s Hop-On-Hop-Off tours, Beverly Hills makes it easy to get here, park and explore. Discover our top 10 ideas for a stroll in Beverly Hills.
Refresh Your Closet, Something For Every Style
Start your day on Rodeo Drive. Park at a city parking garage, such as the one beneath Montage Beverly Hills or the private lot at Two Rodeo Drive, both of which offer two free hours of parking between 7am and 6pm, and the famous street is just steps away. Here, you’ll find the hottest fashions fresh off the runway, all within striking distance of each other:
1. Peer through the glass at Chanel and you’ll find the finest quilted handbags on the market.
2. Take one step into Hermes and you will be surrounded by their signature silk scarves, in all colors and prints.
3. If you’re in search of that perfect brown monogrammed leather wallet, you can admire the collection at Louis Vuitton.
4. The appeal of Beverly Hills’ shopping also extends beyond Rodeo Drive. Take a turn on Brighton Way toward Beverly Drive to find its fashion-forward boutiques and up and coming designers, such as Maje, Iro, COS, Theory and others.
Check Out the Arts Scene
Beverly Hills is about much more than just shopping. The city boasts an active art scene and is known for its architecture and green spaces:
5. The Electric Fountain on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard has been featured in numerous movies, while Beverly Gardens Park, home to the iconic Beverly Hills sign and lily pond, is the most photographed location in the city.
6. Enjoy the Beverly Hills artSHOW, held every May and October, which includes more than 200 artists spread across four city blocks.
7. If you’re interested in spending an evening under the stars, then you’ll love the City of Beverly Hills’ Concerts on Canon summer series and Sunday Movie Night series at Beverly Canon Gardens. With dates in June, July and August, the Sunday Movie Night series gives people the opportunity to pack a picnic basket and enjoy everything from Jack Black in School of Rock to Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on a 20-foot inflatable screen.
No trip to Beverly Hills is complete without a delicious culinary adventure. While the city is world-renowned for its acclaimed fine dining, Beverly Hills also has an abundance of casual dining, on-the-go snack spots and alfresco options:
8. Visit Wally’s Vinoteca, with its wood fire pizza and Wagyu Beef Burger, or Il Tramezzino, popular for their Italian paninis.
9. Prefer to grab a quick bite to go? Head straight to local favorites like Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill and order a burrito or salad made with organic local greens, or Nate ’n Al Delicatessen which has an impressive menu of sandwiches, perfect to munch on as you explore the city!
10. Sprinkles Cupcakes has its flagship Cupcake ATM located on South Santa Monica Boulevard, between Bedford Drive and Camden Drive, and Kreation Juice followed suit with its cold-pressed juice machine just a few steps away.