Beverly Hills is often associated with a rich and luxurious lifestyle, but the truth is that there are also many affordable activities and fun things to do for those on a budget. Whether it’s free museums and attractions, or happy hours and famous cupcakes, learn how to do Beverly Hills like an insider. 

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Generations of filmmakers have featured Beverly Hills landmarks, restaurants and hotels in movies that range from iconic romantic comedies like Pretty Woman to hit action flicks such as Beverly Hills Cop. Beverly Hills has also played itself in many a starring role. Read on for some of the best movies that take place in Beverly Hills.

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At night, Hollywood Boulevard is a catwalk lined with velvet ropes, stylish socialites and paparazzi. Hollywood's vibrant nightlife features some of the coolest bars and hottest lounges in LA. Read on and find out more about some of Hollywood's top nightspots, all located a short distance from each other, for the ultimate Tinseltown bar crawl.

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While the origin of ceviche is disputed, the Latin American expression of citrus-marinated raw and cooked seafood is the national dish of Peru, ubiquitous along Mexico’s shorelines, and celebrated in virtually every Latin American country. Los Angeles is home to the broadest range of Latin American cultures in the US which is mouthwateringly good news to aficionados of this cool, refreshing beach preparation.

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The stretch of Pico Boulevard between Beverwil to the west and Crescent Heights to the east might be considered Los Angeles’ kosher restaurant row. Things are pretty quiet during Shabbat, which begins at sundown Friday and ends Saturday evening. But not all of the area's restaurants are kosher. Read on for our round up of some of the best restaurants, kosher and non-kosher, along the melting pot that is Pico Boulevard 90035.

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Los Angeles is home to many historic hotels—with some dating back more than a century. Even longtime regulars may not be familiar with the more obscure trivia associated with particular properties. For instance, can you name the hotel that had a city named after it? Or the one that used to be the home of trout ponds, where Hollywood stars like Bette Davis and John Wayne are said to have taught their children to fish? Find out these answers and more below.

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