Beverly Hills / Rodeo Drive, California
I must admit I thought Rodeo drive was overrated. This is probably because:
b) I don't really like shopping
Still, its one of those places to tick off you list.
If you do have money and you do like to shop then of course you will be in heaven.
There are store galore including:
Other nearby stores include I. Magnin, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Yves Saint Laurent, & Pierre Deux.
In fact, Rodeo Drive is home to the single most expensive store in the world: Bijan (at 420 Rodeo Drive). You must make an appointment in advance just to shop at Bijan (which was named after its Iranian owner). On a typical visit, Bijan's average customer spends in the neighborhood of $100,000 on men's fashions, which range from a $50 pair of socks to $15,000 suits.
The stretch of shops and boutiques on Rodeo Drive is only three blocks long. It begins at Wilshire Boulevard on the south, and runs north to Santa Monica Boulevard, where the commercial section of the street gives way to an affluent residential neighborhood.
Rodeo Drive has got to be the most famous shopping district in the US and probably the most expensive. It is only 3 blocks long but this is where the Rich and Famous come to their shopping with many top class clothing designers having boutiques here. Tourists tend to just window shop and try to spot a movie star or two.
Make a tour around the houses of the rich and the famous.
Enjoy the architecture of the houses and their magnificent gardens.
Take care cameras are following you everywhere and the Zeus and Apollo the Dogs are always nearby
For those who can afford a stay do it it will be a lifetime experience. Of course i am not the one who could afford a stay there, but visiting the hotel and become American Gigolo in your dreams is possible.
Just enjoy the luxury of this mythic place
Renowned for its wealth and the rich and famous who live here. Shop in Rodeo Drive where all the designer shops are (and if you have enough money) or tour round the streets where the 'stars' live. You can actually go on organised tours which show you where the 'stars' live, or you can buy a map (we did). Vendors sell them on street corners. Its probably 'sad' but I just wanted a nosey! Funny thing was we never saw Jed Clampet!!!!!!! and the song said he moved to Beverley ------ hills that is, swimming pools, movie stars! Oh well :)
Spend your money.
There is no place in LA where you don't recognize a location of a film.
On Rodeo Drive, Body Double in the Rodeo Collection, Pretty Woman.....
See Rodeo Drive in Hollywood :) The shops are very expensive but worth a walk up and down!
See the stars! (not the yellow ones up above!!) LOL