Are you ready to experience a truly unforgettable Los Angeles weekend full of fine dining and top-of-the-line entertainment? We’ve got you covered. From shopping to sports, lodging to lunch, here are the must-go places to make your LA weekend one for the books.
Where to stay: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Nestled in the center of 90210, the Waldorf Astoria offers unparalleled service mixed with panoramic views. With floor-to-window ceilings and private balconies, the Waldorf Astoria allows you to see the city without having to step out of your room. Plus, there’s a rooftop pool and state-of-the-art spa for guests to enjoy, maximizing rest and relaxation.
How to travel: Luxury Line Auto Rental, Beverly Hills
You don’t just want to go to the best places in Los Angeles--you want to arrive in style, too. Luxury Line Auto Rental allows you to do just that, having many high-end cars to choose from. From Ferraris and Porsches to Mercedes Benz and Rolls Royces, you can trek around the city in the best of the best.
Where to eat:
Breakfast: The Belvedere, Beverly Hills
Found in the middle of the Penninsula Hotel, a trip to The Belvedere is the perfect way to start your day. The ambiance is light and sophisticated, the tables surrounded by French limestone fountains and an outdoor fireplace. Everyday favorites include acai bowls and Nutella french toast, and a special Sunday brunch menu includes Bloody Marys with a twist and a free-flowing champagne bar.
Lunch: The Rooftop by JG, Beverly Hills
The Rooftop by JG is the ultimate place to dine if you’re looking for lunch with a view. Its premier location allows patrons to see the entire city including the iconic Hollywood sign. Start your meal off with unique takes on classic favorites like guacamole with pistachio and warm tortilla chips and enjoy fresh entrees such as the lobster burger and grilled wagyu beef tenderloin.
Dinner: Mastro’s Penthouse, Beverly Hills
With a dramatic and intimate ambiance, Mastro’s Penthouse is the ideal place to dine in the evening. Mastro’s menu is eclectic and sure to please everyone, offering both traditional fares like steak and salad as well as lobster mashed potatoes and sushi. With a long list of cocktails and craft beer, you’re sure to find a drink that pairs perfectly with your meal.
Drinks: SoHo House, West Hollywood
In order to enter SoHo House, you must either be a member or be invited by one, making it one of the most exclusive and elite establishments in the city. Not your average club, SoHo House has a roof garden and screening room in addition to more traditional bar facilities. Privacy is a top priority, and the trendy and laid-back environment makes this an excellent venue for a night out with friends. Make sure to try the quintessentially LA alcoholic matcha and housemade orgeat to cap off the night.
What to do:
Shows: Magic Castle, Hollywood
Like the SoHo House, you must either have a membership or be invited by a member in order to enter Magic Castle. With a strictly-enforced formal dress code, Magic Castle allows its members to be completely immersed into Old Hollywood while watching some of the world’s most phenomenal and breathtaking magic shows and eating delicious bites like lamb, sea bass, and filet mignon.
Golf: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades
The Riviera Country Club is home to one of the most acclaimed and prestigious golf courses in the world. Its 18 holes are considered to be some of the most challenging and finely-designed of all time, Arnold Palmer having called it “one of the great tests of golf.” Many of the sport’s greatest players have made their way to the green, as the members-only club has hosted a U.S. Open and two PGA Championships.
Art: Galerie Michael, Beverly Hills
Not as well-known as museums like MOCA or The Broad, Galerie Michael allows for a more private and sophisticated art experience. Specializing in works from the 17th to 20th centuries, Galerie Michael is one of the most highly-regarded galleries in the world, housing artists like Dali and Picasso. Best of all, the masterpieces are also for sale.
Sports: Lakers Suite, Downtown LA
Nabbing a suite at the Staples Center allows you to enjoy all the excitement of the Los Angeles Lakers in style. You’re not going to want a miss a second of the action, especially since Lebron James is now repping the purple and gold. Each suite offers maximum privacy and comfort to enjoy the game in style while having an excellent view of all the action. Plus, dining and catering options go well beyond a regular hot dog or slice of pizza, as you’re able to choose from exclusive cuisine including chargrilled corn caviar and pico de gallo macaroni and cheese.
Shopping: Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
A weekend in Los Angeles wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Rodeo Drive. One of the most famous streets in Beverly Hills, this hub of high-end fashion has a pristine reputation for a reason. Not only do designer shops like Chanel, Hermes, Cartier, and Louis Vuitton carry their full collections in their Rodeo Drive locations, but they even have one of a kind items not found anywhere else. Personal shopping companies like Erin Micklow Stylist and LalaLuxe can take your retail therapy to the next level.
Rare finds: Maxfield, West Hollywood
Maxfield is one of the most exciting finds on the iconic Melrose Ave. Half-gallery, half-store, you’ll find everything from vintage 1960s furniture to rare coffee table books to quirky statement jewelry within its walls. Maxfield is the spot for those looking to branch outside of Rodeo Drive staples and embrace their more creative side.
Massage: Tomoko Japanese Spa, Beverly Hills
Tomoko Japanese Spa is the ultimate oasis--the perfect spot to help you de-stress and decompress. There are various treatments to target different aspects of health such as balance, tension, and blood circulation. The spa offers treatments for singles and couples alike, so whether you’re flying solo or looking for something more intimate with your partner, you’re sure to leave feeling calm and content.