Leaving the coast behind, you may experience a bit of a culture shock as you head inland towards fast-paced and glitzy Los Angeles. There are many districts within this sprawling metropolis, and we've chosen to include one of its most glamorous on this itinerary − Beverly Hills. Staying at the iconic Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, you'll be perfectly placed to enjoy a sophisticated stay. Whilst out and about, keep your eyes peeled for film stars as you shop at Rodeo Drive’s very best designer boutiques, dine at five-star gourmet restaurants or sip cocktails in the stylish bars. You can even take a tour of the areas where the rich and famous live. Beverly Hills has high-octane glamour at its stylish heart, but the district contributes so much more, including historic Greystone Mansion & Park, built in 1928 for the son of a prominent oil baron; the exquisite, six-acre Virginia Robinson Gardens − part of the estate of the one-time 'first lady of Hollywood', Virginia Robinson, who hosted Hollywood celebrities such as Fred Astaire at her legendary parties and card games; a selection of gourmet food shops and pretty parks. Without doubt, Hollywood, otherwise known as Tinseltown, has to be the most famous district in Los Angeles and here, you'll be able to immerse yourself in attractions such as Universal Studios, the Hollywood Bowl, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the nearby official Hollywood Museum, located in the Max Factor Building and housing an astonishing collection of movie memorabilia. You'll find some wonderful vantage points from which to view the iconic restored Hollywood sign too, including from Griffith Observatory and the surrounding Griffith Park hiking trails. Sports fans will enjoy the city's rich sporting heritage, iconic stadiums (home to the Dodgers, Lakers and, more recently, the MLS's LA Galaxy), along with the Sports Museum of LA, while music fans will appreciate visiting the home of Capitol Records, the Grammy Museum or enjoying a live concert.
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
Say 'Rodeo Drive' and you invariably think of the iconic Beverly Wilshire – one of the world’s most recognisable hotels. Inside, this historic landmark is no less impressive, embodying a mood of timeless elegance and buzzing with vitality from interiors that imaginatively blend tradition and trend. Contemporary rooms and suites offer extraordinary variety and individual style, many boasting furnished balconies and views of the city skyline and the Hollywood Hills, while the best restaurant in town can be found at the hotel: CUT serves some of the best steakhouse cuisine in Beverly Hills. Poolside cabanas can be reserved for those seeking privacy and attentive service, including foot massages and special deliveries of Champagne.
- Type:Luxury Hotel
- Summary:An iconic hotel and impressive landmark
- Feature:Steps from the fabulous Rodeo Drive shops
- Rooms:395 rooms & suites
- Location:United States of America
- Nearest airport:Los Angeles International Airport