50 FREE THINGS TO DO IN BEVERLY HILLS
1. Try to spot your favorite celebrities on Rodeo Drive
and restaurants around the Golden Triangle - an area ripe for star
2. Capture a perfect souvenir by snapping a picture in front of
the famed Beverly Hills sign in Beverly Gardens Park.
3. Head into Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel to
admire the beautiful lobby floral display and get a peek inside
this famous hotel where "Pretty Woman" was filmed.
4. Take in the sunshine and sounds of the courtyard's babbling
fountain as you relax, on the grass or at café tables, in Beverly
5. Head up to Greystone Mansion & Park, a legendary estate
built by the Doheny family which is now a park open to the public.
Can you find the koi and turtles on the grounds?
6. Groove to the sounds of live music - from rockabilly to jazz
- in Beverly Canon Gardens during the summertime Concerts on Canon
7. See the world's first 24-hour Cupcake ATM at Sprinkles
Cupcakes. Though it's viewable without out making a purchase, it's
worth every dollar to try Sprinkles' signature Red Velvet
8. Walk through the residential areas surrounding the Golden
Triangle and see if you can identify the trees planted on each
block. From Queen Palm to Pink Cedar to Southern Magnolia, each
street has their own designated variety.
9. Print a Beverly Hills Walking Tour from LoveBeverlyHills.com
or pick one up at the Beverly Hills Visitor Center and then explore
the city on foot!
10. Window shop 'til you drop on Rodeo Drive! These three blocks
of luxury shopping are the best in the world for day-dreaming and
11. Spot your favorite designer, model or other fashion legend
on Rodeo Drive's Walk of Style. Each honoree has a plaque embedded
in the sidewalk with their name, a quote and their autograph.
12. Visit the Beverly Hills Visitor Center, the gateway to the
city! Our Visitor Center Concierge are pleased to help you plan the
remainder of your time in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, provide
insider tips and help you shop for Beverly Hills branded
13. Don't miss a look at City Hall's Spanish Renaissance style
architecture, including an 8-story tower with blue, green and gold
14. Enjoy 2-hour free parking at one of the many City of Beverly
Hills operated lots on S. Beverly Drive, Brighton Way, Rexford
Drive and N. Canon Drive.
15. Watch the Electric Fountain come alive with varying light
and water patterns. Look familiar? The fountain has made
appearances in the movie Clueless and the Go-Go's Our Lips Are
Sealed music video.
16. Jog on the pedestrian trail down 11 blocks of Beverly
Gardens Park. Shaded by ample trees, it's also a great trail for a
17. Admire Bijan's famous yellow and black Bugatti which is
nearly always parked outside the Bijan store on Rodeo Drive.
18. Pick up a booklet of Exclusive Offers at the Beverly Hills
Visitor Center which can be redeemed at shopping, dining,
sightseeing, and spa & salon locations throughout Beverly
Hills. Including two-for-one admission to The Paley Center for
Media's current Warner Bros. television exhibit, and a free cupcake
at Sprinkles, this is one perk you don't want to miss!
19. Walk just north of Beverly Gardens Park onto a quiet
residential neighborhood and receive a major surprise as you
stumble up a real life Witch's House! This whimsical cottage was
built on a film studio lot and relocated to its current location,
where it is used as a private residence.
20. Pick which public art sculpture in Beverly Gardens Park is
your favorite, from the wildly colorful Hymn of Life: Tulips by
Yayoi Kusama or the stainless steel Erratic that measures 15 feet
21. Peruse the Beverly Hills Famers' Market every Sunday from
9:00 am - 1:00 pm. A feast for the senses, the market features farm
fresh produce, artisanal packaged foods, and flowers alongside live
music and activities for kids.
22. Wednesday through Sunday, visit The Paley Center for Media
where you can access a library of some of the best television
programming of the past decades or catch a screening. Visit the
Paley Center's website for daily screening schedules.
23. Get lost in the vast department stores along Wilshire Blvd -
aptly nicknamed Department Store Row. Barneys New York, Saks Fifth
Avenue and Neiman Marcus provide hours of shopping
24. Head to the edge of town to view the signature Beverly Hills
city limits street signs. One is located on the northeast corner of
Santa Monica Blvd and Moreno Drive.
25. Explore the literary world at Beverly Hills Public Library.
With 2-hour free parking adjacent to the library, you have the time
to curl up and read a favorite book.
26. Admire the silver torso sculpture in the Rodeo Drive median
at Dayton Way. "Torso" by world-renowned artist Robert Graham is
the symbol for the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style.
27. Take a seat inside the lobby of The Beverly Hills Hotel and absorb the
luxurious grounds that many celebrities have walked upon throughout
the hotel's 100 year history.
28. Be wowed by magical décor during the holiday season. Two
Rodeo and Rodeo Drive are especially full of holiday cheer and each
hotel decorates its lobby to the nines in a unique and festive
29. Let the Beverly Hills Visitor Center Concierge assist you
with all of your needs, from securing sightseeing tour tickets to
making dinner reservations at one of our exquisite restaurants.
30. Make your way to the "Mecca for cheese aficionados." If you
call yourself a cheese lover, than you cannot miss the sight - and
smell! - of The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills The staff is
delighted to share their extensive knowledge of cheese as well as
offer free samples.
31. Indulge your sweet tooth at Edelweiss Chocolates, one of the
oldest confectionaries in America that still process its chocolates
by hand. You may have the opportunity to take a tour of their
32. Drive into the hills to admire the unique architecture and
vast size of some of the many private mansions.
33. Pause on the 300 Block of Rodeo Drive to see the Frank Lloyd
Wright designed "Anderton Court", marked by the identifiable spiral
ramp and triangular tower.
34. Feel like a celebrity when you walk the red carpet entrance
at Beverly Hills Hotel.
35. Not quite free, but at just $1 for children under 12 years
of age, the Beverly Hills trolley tour is quite a deal! Hop aboard
for a 40-minute narrated tour of art, architecture, historical and
renowned areas of the city.
36. Live like a local by discovering the unique boutiques and
bustling cafes along N. and S. Beverly Drive.
37. Make Crustacean one of your dining stops, as their koi pond
embedded in the floor is a bonus attraction on top of a great
38. Access free Wi-Fi at most any of the local coffee shops and
on the Beverly Hills Civic Center grounds.
39. Get fit with Lululemon! The fitness apparel retailer offers
free yoga classes and a weekly run club, all open to the public at
40. Strike a pose with the family of statues outside the Fred
Hayman commemorative building on North Canon. The building, with
eye-catching yellow and white striped awnings, is a recreation of
Hayman's storefront of Giorgio Beverly Hills, the first luxury
retailer on Rodeo Drive.
41. Check the construction progress at the site of the future
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. This
state-of-the-art performing arts center will incorporate the
historic Beverly Hills Post Office as well as building a brand new
42. Perk up with a visit to American Tea Room. The shop features
hundreds of hand-selected international black, green and white teas
with many available to sample and an extremely knowledgeable
43. Take a somber moment and reflect on the events of 9/11 at
the 9/11 Memorial Garden. A structural beam recovered from Ground
Zero acts as the centerpiece of this space.
44. People watch! There truly is no place like Beverly Hills to
45. Take a break in the shade under one of our many trees on
public land. Beverly Hills is actually an Arbor Day designated
"Tree City USA" for our commitment to public greenery!
46. Smell the roses, literally, at the Rose Garden within
Beverly Gardens Park.
47. Hotel hop! You don't have to be a guest to check out the
impressive exteriors and lobbies of a dozen hotels around town,
each with their own interior décor style from mid-century modern to
48. Take a seat on any street in the Golden Triangle and see
some of the world's finest cars whiz by. Ferraris, and Maybachs,
and Lamborghinis, oh my!
49. Design your own jewelry, stone by stone, at Kendra Scott's
interactive Color Bar.
50. Check out Ice Cream Lab for made to order ice cream. The
whole process is sure to impress everyone in your group.