When it comes to some of the most famous tourist spots in the United States, California will always make it into the list. One of the reasons for it is because this is where Hollywood is located and some of the biggest films in the world are made here which means the biggest names in the entertainment industry is found in most of its counties, especially Los Angeles.
There is one particular city known as Beverly Hills and it is known to be full of tourists every single year. However, some people feel a bit intimidated to walk along the streets of Beverly Hills since they think that it is such a snob neighborhood because it is full of rich and famous people, what they don’t realize is that there are more middle-class people there than people think.
The 90210 zip code has always been associated with expensive cars and biggest houses, but there are still a lot of good places to see. There are in fact a lot of interesting places to visit while you’re there and here are some of them.
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If you wish to run into some of the rich and famous while going shopping at the same time, then there is no place you’d rather be than along Rodeo Dr. It is known to be the most exclusive shopping spot in the United States which is about three blocks from Southern California and in between Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard.
You’ll find the most famous and the most expensive designer items here, you don’t even have to shop since you can simply walk around and take amazing pics along the way. Those who wish to see some celebrities will most likely spot one here, but the chances aren’t that big since they are usually trying to stay out of sight by hiding from the paparazzi.
If you love a glass of good wine and you’re walking the streets of Beverly Hills, then it is a must for you to come around North Canon Drive and check out Wally’s. they have the most incredible bar scene you could think of within the city. They offer over 9,000 wines that are in a cellar that goes all the way up to its tall ceiling.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Film enthusiasts have Hollywood as one of their dream destinations, simply because it is the home of the best movies in the world. Beverly Hills, however, is where you can find the home of the most prestigious award-giving body in the entertainment industry, the Academy Awards.
Their headquarters is along Wilshire Blvd and they have what people refer to as the Grand Lobby, which offers rotating exhibits for everyone. It is open to the public from Tuesday till Friday and the best thing about it all is that it is for free. Schedules change of course since they also host some movie screenings as well as other public events, so it is ideal to check out their website to find some more information if ever you are planning to visit such a historic place in the world of films.
Virginia Robinsons Garden
If you ever want to see how massive mansions are in the area, then you’ll have a glimpse of the very first luxury estate in Beverly Hills. The Robinsons Estate was built in 1911 by Virginia and Harry Robinson. This mansion has been furnished with the most expensive antiques and artifacts that came from around the world. The estate has a Renaissance Revival Pool Pavilion that was made more than a decade after the estate was built. It was even modeled after the Villa Pisani which is known to be a region in Italy.
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The said estate is actually now managed by the government of Los Angeles County and it is open to the public for certain days and specific hours, but walk-ins are not allowed so you just make a reservation if you wish to see the estate.
After more than a hundred years, this estate has been considered as a landmark in the are and was even listed on the National Register of Historic Places back in 1978. It is unknown as to how much the entire estate and its furnishings cost today but it is one of the biggest estates in Beverly Hills.