I guess I should post as Tourist Trap
Tour Buses, ugh! Why does anyone ride one? It is so much more interesting to check things out on your own whether it's walking or renting your own car. Sure, the tour guides have their stories to tell but are they really giving you any information that is of value? Anyway, it seem some of the more popular cities throughout the world has some type of tour bus. And, Beverly Hills is no exception. I just wouldn't recommend it. I think the cost is not worthwhile.
Unique Suggestions: Take lots of photos
Rodeo- to "ooh & awe" or ridicule?
Well, if you are ridiculous rich and have the ability to make a blanket out of thousand dollar bills for your bed, you would have a glorious ball shopping along Rodeo Dr. If you are just a commoner, you may be a bit turned off by the often than not gust of pompous air of the place. Those security guards haunting the grand shop entrances are somewhat intimidating but can be challenged if up for it.
Unique Suggestions: Sure, come here just to say that you did Rodeo once in your life. Don't resent so much that a scarf from Gucci is more than one week's paycheck. Rather, focus more of the Rodeo exterior. What I find charming here are the steps, the hilly Euro-like streets by the main shops and the architecture of most sturctures. It's just gorgeous elegance here. Just treat Rodeo like an outdoor museum with free admission!
Fun Alternatives: Just head off Rodeo Drive for the more reasonably priced merchandise. Along Canon and Beverly Dr, there are plenty of the standard and more modest retail choices like GAP and many more. These streets are just steps away from grand Rodeo.
Many pics to come!
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Women's Travel
- Luxury Travel
Avoid Beverly Hills as a major Tourist destination
Beverly Hills is not your typical tourist place. Many tourists visit it but the place is not designed for tourists. It is filled with very expensive stores and many hotels. Avoid buying anything there. Here is a price list of Jose Eber's hair studio. Check the prices for your self. Consultation with Jose: $175- US, Aha...My %^&*$#@+)&
Unique Suggestions: Do not spend any money there. Do'n dine out, don't buy nothing!
Fun Alternatives: Bring your own food (sandvitches) and your camera. That's all you need.