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Top Choice Museum in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Getty Center

In its billion-dollar, in-the-clouds perch, high above the city grit and grime, the Getty Center presents triple delights: a stellar art collection (everything from Renaissance artists to David Hockney), Richard Mei…
Museum in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Museum of Tolerance

Run by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, this museum uses interactive technology to engage visitors in discussion and contemplation around racism and bigotry, with particular focus given to the Holocaust. You can study v…
Top Choice Japanese in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Yakitoriya

Simple and real, this chef-owned and family-operated yakitori (Japanese grilled chicken) joint crafts the most tender and savory grilled-chicken skewers you can imagine. We love the wings, neck, chicken skin, meatba…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Black Market

The best fashion boutique in the district, Black Market sells Nudie jeans, Manhattan Portage bags and Pop Killer socks. They even have shoes, stationary and beauty products, not to mention a killer soundtrack, and s…
Top Choice Bar in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Nic’s Beverly Hills

Martinis for every palate lure the cocktail crowd to upscale, but fun-loving, Nic’s, the only decent watering hole in all of Beverly Hills, where the libations and crowd range from the colorful and sassy to the no-f…
Desserts in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Blockheads

"Snow cream" is the thing here: neither ice cream nor shaved ice but something in between. Imagine a block of ice milk (some in Asian-inspired flavors like green tea or black sesame) shaped like a large can, spun ar…
Japanese in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Necco

If your idea of Japanese cooking is sushi, tempura and teriyaki, this cheerful, minimalist, good-for-you storefront will be a pleasant surprise. The vegetable-forward menu features home-style dishes served tapas-sty…
Desserts in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

B Sweet Dessert Bar

Dessert fans flock to this hip, adorable storefront in Sawtelle Japantown for its weekly-changing selection of bread pudding from among 40 flavors: maple bacon, chocolate donut, salted caramel, etc. Then there’s the…
University in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

University of California, Los Angeles

Founded in 1919, the alma mater of Jim Morrison, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and Jackie Robinson ranks among the nation’s top universities. The campus is vast: walking briskly from one end to the other takes at least 30 mi…
Museum in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Hammer Museum

Once a vanity project of the late oil tycoon Armand Hammer, his eponymous museum has become a widely respected art space. Selections from Hammer’s personal collection include relatively minor works by Monet, Van Gog…