Beverly Hills/Westside Attractions in Los Angeles

Beverly Hills is an older, wealthy neighborhood featuring a lot of premiere cultural destinations. Similarly, the Westside of Los Angeles is very much the "good" side of town; over the years all this wealth and influence have helped make this area a great place to visit.

The major musuems include the Hammer Museum, an art museum founded by wealthy oil magnate Armand Hammer. There is also is the magnifient Getty Center, founded by J. Paul Getty and his vast oil wealth, the large complex is perched on its own hilltop looking over the city.

UCLA also adds to the cultural scene with destinations like the Fowler Museum, the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden, the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, and the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

Another major media museum/archive in the area is the Paley Center for Media, an organization founded by the former head of CBS in 1975. Here you can watch video material from their vast collection.

Also included on this list is the Pierce Brother Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery; this 2-acre cemetery is dense with the graves of celebrities (including Roy Orbison, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Zappa, John Cassavetes, and many more).

Hammer Museum

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10899 Wilshire Blvd
At Westwood Blvd

UCLA's Artistic Center... read more

The Getty Center Los Angeles

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1200 Getty Center Dr

Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills

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Rodeo Drive & Santa Monica Boulevard

Tres chic, tres expensive... read more

Fowler Museum at UCLA

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405 Hilgard Avenue
UCLA North Campus

More than 750,000 artifacts... read more

The Paley Center for Media

465 N. Beverly Dr
At Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills

Archive of both TV and radio programs and commercials... read more

UCLA, Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

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10619 Bellagio Road

Kyoto-style garden... read more

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery

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1218 Glendon Avenue
(South of Wilshire)

For stars who have faded away... read more

Westfield Century City

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd
At Ave. of the Stars, Century City

Simon Wisenthal Center

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1399 South Roxbury Drive

Say a little prayer... read more
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