The west-coast capital of business and entertainment, Los Angeles is known as the City of Angels. Originally a sleepy little hamlet, it was the silver-screen era that turned Los Angeles into a boomtown. The exclusive community of Beverly Hills is midway between downtown Los Angeles and Pacific Ocean beaches. Simultaneously a small town and a sophisticated city, Beverly Hills is both a trend-setting destination for shopping and a quietly elegant residential enclave favoured by Hollywood’s elite. Within this palm-lined residential neighbourhood stands Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles – in close proximity to downtown Beverly Hills, the setting for world-famous Rodeo Drive, as well as other shopping areas on Robertson Boulevard, Melrose Avenue and Third Street. Just as close to major business centres, Four Seasons provides best-of-both-worlds convenience.
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Hotel gift shop: daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Grand Central Market
A melting pot uniting L.A.’s unique flavours and culture, the Grand Central Market opened in 1917. The 30,000 square-foot (2,787 m2) space features more than 50 food stalls showcasing fresh produce –– grown locally and sourced from around the globe.
Designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1995, Little Tokyo’s origin dates back to the 1880s. Explore the Kyoto Gardens, shop for souvenirs at Japanese Village Plaza or stop by the Japanese American National Museum.
Open since 1962 and eight-time host of the World Series, Dodger Stadium is an iconic venue in sports history. Not a baseball fan? The stadium is also an entertainment destination and hosts concerts, shows and other events.
More than a library, this educational center features a botanical collection of exotic plants across 120 acres, inspired by gardens around the world. Take a peaceful stroll through the Japanese bonsai court or the Liu Fang Yuan (Chinese Garden of Flowing Fragrance) before stopping by the teahouse for refreshments.
Norton Simon Museum
Previously known as the Pasadena Art Institute, this museum boasts an extensive collection of European paintings and sculptures from the 14th to the 20th century. Enjoy a light lunch at the Garden Café as you take in sites of the museum’s serene sculpture garden.
The newest contemporary art museum, The Broad is located on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles and will host over 2,000 works of art –– one of the most extensive collections of postwar and contemporary art worldwide.
Sunset Ranch Hollywood
View the Hollywood Hills from horseback with a one-hour guided ride with Sunset Ranch Hollywood. Ride under the Hollywood sign and enjoy panoramic views of L.A. The minimum age to ride is 8 years and reservations are recommended.
A cultural hub for Los Angeles, Exposition Park is comprised of the California Science Center, the Natural History Museum and rose garden. Discover the butterfly pavilion in the gardens, or stop by the Natural History Museum and meet “Thomas the T. rex,” a 34-foot long dinosaur fossil.
Enjoy an interactive experience with A-List celebrity figures at Madame Tussaud’s. Snap a selfie with your favourites (there’s more than 125!) and learn about the detailed creation process and history behind the figures.
El Capitan Theatre
Watch Disney classics in a restored 1926 movie theatre as you enjoy milkshakes and sundaes from the neighboring Ghiradelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop. Managed by Walt Disney Company, the theatre shows Disney, Pixar and Marvel films.
Griffith Park Train Rides
Discover vintage railroad locomotives and take a ride on the Travel Town Railroad at Griffith Park. Dedicated to educating the public about railroad history, admission to the park is free.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Universal Studio’s newest main attraction, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter promises to delight kids of all ages. Tour the inside of Hogwarts castle and enjoy a fresh mug of non-alcoholic butterbeer as you walk around Hogsmeade Village.