Westside: Hollywood, Beverly Hills & Co.
For many, Los Angeles conjures up images of fame and fortune.
A tour of the Westside will bring you to the heart of all this glamour – from the hills of Bel Air, filled with lavish homes, or Rodeo drive where you could blow your life savings in a day. Here, the “beautiful people” live, shop, and party, at places like Dan Aykroyd’s House of Blues on the famous Sunset Strip. Wander around for a day – even at a shopping mall like the Beverly Center – and you just might catch a glimpse of some of the Westside’s notable inhabitants.
The beauty of LA’s Westside is not limited to its people, however. With over 300 museums, it’s a great place to get an “art attack.”
Museum Row on Wilshire’s Miracle Mile is the perfect starting point to see everything from Picasso at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, to cars of every lineage at the Petersen Automotive Museum (Petersen Automotive Museum | Los Angeles Car Museum). Head a little further south to Leimert Park for an excursion through the exotic art galleries and shops that reflect African American Culture, see more at Wikipedia: Leimert Park, Los Angeles – Wikipedia
And don’t forget to visit the newest, the Getty Center, which sits high on a hill in ivory splendor, waiting to give you a feast for the eyes with timeless art and one of the most beautiful vistas in California.
Getty Center & Villa
Read more: Westside L.A.: Getty Center & Getty Villa
LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art
L.A. Farmers Market
The original Farmers Market was created in 1934 when 18 farmers parked their trucks on vacant land at Gilmore Ranch to sell fresh produce to “locals” who flocked to the location.
Read more: Farmers Market L.A.
The Paley Center for Media (Museum of Television & Radio)
The Paley Center for Media (Museum of Television & Radio) is a nonprofit organization founded by William S. Paley in 1975 to collect and preserve television and radio programs and to make these programs available to the public. Since opening its doors in 1976, the Museum has expanded the collection to include more than 100,000 programs chosen for their artistic, cultural, and historical significance.
On September 12, 1991, The Museum of Television & Radio opened the William S. Paley Building at Twenty-five West Fifty-second Street in Manhattan. The New York facility, designed by Philip Johnson, was conceived with attention to the specialized needs of a museum for radio and television programming.
On March 18, 1996, The Museum of Television & Radio in Los Angeles opened the Leonard H. Goldenson Building at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. Designed by architect Richard Meier, this new location is equipped with facilities similiar to those in New York, and brings the Museum’s collection to the West Coast community.
In 2020 the Paley Center for Media closed its subsidiary in L.A. for good.
465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills