4.6 miles, Half day
Rodeo Drive! It's the mecca for the well-heeled brand-conscious shoppers of the world. Expect to see some of the world's most sophisticated and proud-to-be-seen people and to do some of your most lustful window shopping. While Rodeo Drive is mostly known for its shopping and glamorous people, architecture and film history fans will be happy to find a few noteworthy spots that they'll be interested in. If you'd rather take a tour on wheels, check out the Beverly Hills Trolley--for more info check out the POI.
If you come to the area during holiday shopping season, nighttime is the best time to go as the whole street lights up with Christmas decorations, red poinsettias and gay holiday shoppers. Each Father's Day, the area hosts a classic car show held on Rodeo Drive, free to the public.
While Rodeo Drive is quite possibly one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world, many tourists can be found here in casual wear. While it's always a nice feeling to dress up and look the part while walking in Rodeo Drive, if you favor casual wear and reasonable sneakers over power heels, you'll be OK.
Sundays are a bad time to come as most of the shops are closed.
The main stretch of the shopping experience on Rodeo Drive is located on Rodeo Drive, north of Wilshire and south of Santa Monica Boulevard. Take a stroll through this area and take in the window-shopping sites at the stores that are most interesting to you.
Download a pdf of the retail shops at the official Rodeo Drive website: http://www.rodeodrive-bh.com/index4.html.