Over the past few decades, movies and television have embedded Beverly Hills, CA into pop culture as simply the playground of the rich and beautiful. But, as guests of our Beverly Hills vacation rentals will discover, this engaging city variety of experiences and oft-overlooked depths.
Of course, you can still treat yourself something nice on Rodeo Drive, too!
Outdoor Recreation in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, California isn't only made up of massive mansions, Rolls Royces, and tiny dogs in Birkin Bags (though you might see any one of those things during your visit). It's also dotted through with 14 different parks and green spaces.
The Greystone Mansion and Park and its formal gardens offers two public areas that are perfect for a light stroll. La Cienega Park offers a public recreation area that features a track, fitness equipment, and baseball fields.
You can pose in front of the famous "Beverly Hills" sign while relaxing in Beverly Gardens Park, or head to Roxbury Park for Shakespeare by the Sea for live productions of Shakespeare's plays on an outdoor stage. Weekend warriors will definitely want to check out Franklin Canyon and its trails, with one-of-a-kind views from Franklin Canyon Lake and Franklin Canyon Ranch.
Shopping & Dining in Beverly Hills
And after all that exercise, why not reward yourself with a taste of the decadent side of Beverly Hills? Fantastic foodie spots like The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Brownie Company, and Edelweiss Chocolate are the perfect guilty pleasure.
In addition, a weekend farmers' market will acquaint you with the areas exceptional produce, meat, and flowers. Even crafts and small gifts can be found here! If your visit is in August, make sure to check out the annual Picklefest, featuring a contest for Beverly Hills residents to create the best dill pickle!
There is a bevy of phenomenal eateries to grab a hand-crafted cocktail and five-star cuisine. We recommend trying one of Nic's two dozen signature cocktails before heading to your pick of restaurant, such as Spago, Lawry’s the Prime Rib, or the 70-year-old Nate 'n Al's Delicatessen.
Architecture & Attractions in Beverly Hills
The stunning architecture of Beverly Hills might be one of its best attractions. In addition to its many upscale shops in the Golden Triangle Area, Rodeo Drive also features the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed "Anderton Court", a series of boutiques and upscale shops. The City Hall of Beverly Hills features Spanish Renaissance-style architecture with an eight-story tower and a colorful dome. And, of course, be sure to check out the Electric Fountain, a public art piece featured in movies like Clueless.
Home design enthusiasts will want to see the fairytale-like O'Neill House and Spadena House, as well as the iconic Trousdale Estates, which have been home to celebrities like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jennifer Aniston, and Jane Fonda.
Day Trips from Beverly Hills
Our Southern California vacation rentals in Beverly Hills make a perfect home base to explore the greater Los Angeles area. Hollywood is just five miles down the road, with its stars of the silver screen and its famed hillside sign. The hot and trendy city of West Hollywood with its vibrant nightlife is only three miles away, and Santa Monica's bustling pier is about seven and a half miles to the southeast.
Whether you're planning a week's vacation of luxury and relaxation with your family, or just spending a day or two here while touring Southern California with your friends, we know you'll love what you discover when you book a stay in one of our Beverly Hills vacation rentals today!
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