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Beverly Hills , CA 90212
Rodeo Drive Description
Start where Rodeo Drive meets Wilshire Boulevard, then work your way up perhaps the priciest shopping street in America. Prada, Gucci, Versace, Tiffany -- they're all here -- and teens especially will get a kick out of seeing the playground of the rich and famous. Will you actually see a celebrity? It's possible, but you will definitely see some fancy cars and other conspicuous displays of wealth. The people-watching is great, and if you actually want to shop, the streets that run parallel to Rodeo (Beverly and Canon) have some stores with more reasonably priced merchandise.
Babies: It's a great place to stroll with a baby.
Pre-Teens & Teens: This is the age group that will appreciate Rodeo Drive; younger kids, not so much. Teens hoping for a celebrity sighting? You'll have better luck on Robertson Blvd. between Third St. and W. Beverly Blvd. Just look for the paparazzi.
- Anytime is a good time to go. However, weekends are best for people- watching.
- Look for signs for free parking. Beverly Hills has several municipal parking lots that offer free parking for a few hours.
- If you have time. Check out the Paley Center for Media, a radio and television history museum, which is home to 140,000 programs.
- Fear not: affordable dining is nearby. The closer you get to Little Santa Monica Boulevard, the more kid-friendly (and reasonably priced) restaurants you'll find. For a real slice of Beverly Hills life, try Nate 'n' Al's, a beloved Jewish deli on Beverly Boulevard. The waitresses have been there since the beginning of time and they're wonderful (and so is the food).
Just the Facts
Hours: Open year round; vendors' hours vary.
Recommended Time: 1 to 2 hours