Beverly Hills

Things to do in Beverly Hills


ABH stands for “Above Beverly Hills,” and this hot insider rooftop lounge really does feel above it all.

This old-fashioned chocolate shop has been handcrafting candies for the stars since 1942.

It’s now become a Southern California chainlet, but this original Kitson location was what started the phenomenon.

The Paley Center is a repository of nearly 100 years of television and radio history that aims to examine the relationship between these art forms, as well as emerging media platforms, and society.

Tucked away on the fifth-floor roof garden of the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel lies The Peninsula Spa. Relaxation and high-end pampering await just beyond the heated rooftop pool and outdoor cabanas.

Perched on the rooftop of the Thompson Hotel with a 360-degree view of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, this bi-level bar owned by hotelier Jason Pomeranc (the Hollywood Roosevelt) and designed by Dodd Mitchell is only open to members and hotel guests.

This lobby bar in Beverly Hills’ Maison 140 hotel has lounge seating, a black, white, and red color scheme by designer Kelly Wearstler, and Parisian antiques. There is a continental breakfast service in the morning, with choices like granola and pastries.

The Beverly Hilton Hotel’s lobby bar, named for the year the hotel opened, is the place to go to party like a celebrity (or at least see one). Ask for the Campari-laced Negroni here and it will come garnished with an orange and lemon twist.

One of the most unusual secret parks in a major city: 605 acres of bucolic National Park Service land whose centerpiece is two bodies of water that ducks, turtles, and bullfrogs now call home. Hike along trails lined with California oaks, sticky monkey flowers, poppies, and sage.

This six-acre estate, renowned as the first luxury home in Beverly Hills, was constructed in 1911 and has been preserved in order to allow visitors the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the likes of Fred Astaire, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and many other aristocrats of the day.

In this refined lounge's Golden Age heyday, the Rat Pack and young ingenues like Marlene Dietrich and Elizabeth Taylor gathered here for both romance and dealmaking.

Arty male style-setters frequent this tiny haberdashery (the antithesis of the Vegas-size Beverly Center mall a few blocks west) for its hip, idiosyncratic menswear. Owner Alessandro Tomassetti’s line of architecturally inspired dress shirts is popular with local designers.