Rodeo Drive

Spread over three blocks in the heart of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Rodeo Drive is a playground for the rich and famous. The pristine street features European style buildings, freshly watered hanging baskets and is lined with luscious swaying palm trees, not to mention a whole host of designer stores and luxury boutiques both regularly frequented by LA’s wealthiest residents.

What to expect

The street was made famous by Julie Roberts in the movie Pretty Women, and it’s no exaggeration that a somewhat pompous air exists here. Nonetheless, a visit is a must for a spot of people watching. Even if you’ve not got the cash to splash a whole morning can be spent window shopping and admiring the fast and flashy cars that line the sidewalk.

Getting here

There’s plenty of free parking and metered parking in the neighbouring blocks of Rodeo Drive, but for those without their own set of wheels, there’s plenty of bus routes that drop you nearby. From Hollywood/ Highland Station take the 217 for 30 minutes, from Arizona Avenue catch the 20 and from Sunset Boulevard take the 14 bus right up to Beverly/ Wilshire.