Famous for the hundreds of millions of mansions lighting up the area, the Beverly Hills Home Tour offers awe-inspiring views. Part of the architecture is stunning and only needs to be seen for it to be believed and at the price!
Shopaholics will love Rodeo Drive for its collection of exclusive boutiques and designer shops, while celebrity hunters want to dress and drink at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where Hollywood's elite still roam today.
For some reason, not many tourists come to Santa Monica, it's really strange. Think of it as a quaint seaside town with a great wharf (with a ferris wheel and other walking trails) and a fully pedestrianized part of the city center with some great places to eat and shop.
Downtown Los Angeles
There's a school of thought that Los Angeles doesn't have a real center at its center, even though it doesn't. Many locals consider the civic center the heart of the city and there are many interesting places that define it.
These include City Hall, which some tourists can recognize by Superman (the headquarters of The Daily Planet), Union Street Station, which has been featured in many films and TV shows, and El Pueblo de Los Angeles, a historic site that includes the Los Angeles Awards in 1781 and contains some of the oldest and most charming buildings in the city as well as Olvera Street which has some interesting museums and stalls.