Beverly Hills Walking Tour: "Art & Culture"


People know Beverly Hills for shopping, dining and spas, as well as the celebrities who regularly enjoy our amenities. However, many are surprised to learn that the city is overflowing with art, architecture and cultural attractions. This self-guided walking tour lets you explore the vast (and photo-worthy) collection of public art, architectural gems and art galleries that add to the allure of this already beautiful city.

Tour stops include:

  • The Paley Center for Media , designed by renowned architect Richard Meier of Getty Center fame;
  • The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, former city Post Office and an architectural gem;
  • Beverly Hills City Hall, a large Spanish Renaissance building across Santa Monica Boulevard;
  • Beverly Gardens Park, filled with sculptures and beautifully designed gardens;
  • O’Neill House, built by Don O’Neill as an homage to Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi;
  • The Witch’s House, with its pointy roof, tiny windows and overgrown English garden;
  • Gagosian Gallery, one of Beverly Hill’s staple art galleries designed by Richard Meier;
  • The Walk of Style Plaques, lining both sides of Rodeo Drive in commemoration of fashion icons;
  • Anderton Court, an unexpected sample of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s work;
  • Robert Graham’s Torso, a giant sculpture located in the median at Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way;
  • Two Rodeo shopping center with its collection of stores and restaurants in a European-style cobblestone Via setting;
  • Galerie Michael, a gallery that specializes in fine European paintings and drawings.

Download and print the full itinerary and map here. Since it is self-guided, the tour can easily be modified to your taste and timeframe.

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