As it's so close to Downtown Los Angeles, it's common to think of Beverly Hills as one of the city's neighbourhoods, but it is, in fact, a city in itself; one of the 88 that make up the Los Angeles County.
Beverly Hills is sometimes referred to as "90210" because of the series from the 90s about a group of teenagers which had a large following during its broadcast.
It began as a small town founded on crop fields, and today there is no trace of Beverly Hills' ancient roots. Where there were once ranches and cottages, a group of businessmen began building luxurious mansions, and the area quickly became a hotspot.
The new Beverly Hills began to attract much of Los Angeles' elite, making it one of California's most luxurious areas. In 1927, a building was built that would later become a landmark: the Beverly Hills Hotel.
One of the most popular activities among tourists visiting Beverly Hills is a tour of celebrity homes. Most are surrounded by vast expanses of land and have strict security so visibility is limited, but you never know- you might see someone famous in the street or leaving their home!
If you're in Beverly Hills you can't miss out on a visit to Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles' most exclusive shopping street, as well as Sunset Boulevard, one of Los Angeles' most iconic streets.