Development of Beverly Hills began in the early 1900s, and the famous Beverly Hills Hotel was built in 1912. When celebrities such as Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford began buying in Beverly Hills, the area became fashionable and exclusive. The most extravagant area is Rodeo Drive, where you will find upscale shopping, dining, and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Near the Beverly Center mall and Cedars-Sinai Hospital, businesses are slightly more moderately priced, although still stylish. But the most ageless star in Beverly Hills is the graceful City Hall, just off Santa Monica Boulevard.
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Getting Around Los Angeles
The best way to get around Los Angeles is by car. There is an excellent public transportation system available as an alternative, but generally L.A. is best covered by car. No one walks in L.A., except on the beach.
Nearby Airports
  • Los Angeles International Airport-LAX
  • Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) LA/Ontario International Airport-ONT
  • John Wayne Airport-SNA
Airport Taxis
  • $60 LAX to Downtown
Things to Do and See Near Beverly Hills