WHERE TO STAY
Montage Beverly Hills Hotel, 225 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills 90210; (310) 860-7800, http://www.montagebeverlyhills.com. Opened in November, 2008 with 201 rooms, including 55 suites. Doubles $525-$775.
http://www.beverlyhillshotel.com. 210 rooms, including 38 suites and 23 bungalows. Double rooms $475-$840.
Mosaic Hotel, 125 Spalding Drive, Beverly Hills 90212; (800) 463-4466 or (310) 278-0303, http://www.mosaichotel.com. 49 rooms. Doubles $250-$350.
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills 90212; (310) 275-5200, http://www.fourseasons.com/beverlywilshire. The "Pretty Woman" hotel. Has 395 rooms, including 141 suites. Doubles $450-$625.
WHERE TO EAT
Bouchon Bistro, 235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills 90210; (310) 271-9910, http://www.bouchonbistro.com. Main dishes $18-$45.
Saffron & Rose Ice Cream, 1387 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles 90025; (310) 477-5533; http://www.golobolbol.org. One scoop: $3.25.
Apple Pan, 10801 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90064; (310) 475-3585, http://www.applepan.com. Opened 1947. Open 11 a.m. to midnight Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Burgers, sandwiches and desserts at prices up to $7.75.
Nic's, 435 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills 90210; (310) 550-5707, http://www.nicsbeverlyhills.com. Lively bar, colorful dining room. Main dishes $24-$43.
Nate 'n Al, 414 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills 90210; (310) 274-0101, http://www.natenal.com. An old-school deli that dates to 1945. Main dishes up to $21.95.
Urth Caffe, 267 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills 90212; (310) 205-9311, http://www.urthcaffe.com. An L.A.-area chain with four locations. Organic coffees, sandwiches, salads and baked goods.
WHAT TO SEE
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary, 1218 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles 90024; (310) 474-1579, http://www.pbwvmortuary.com. Marilyn Monroe and many others. Visiting hours 8 a.m.-dusk. Graves and mausoleums.
Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles 90049; (310) 440-7300, http://www.getty.edu. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. most days, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, closed Mondays. Admission free. Parking is $15 a car, or free after 5 p.m. No reservations required or accepted.
Museum of Jurassic Technology, 9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City 90232; (310) 836-6131, http://www.mjt.org. Open 2-8 p.m. Thursdays, noon-6 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Suggested donations $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 to 21, free for those younger than 12.
UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles 90095; (310) 825-4321, http://www.ucla.edu. Free, two-hour walking tours for prospective students and their families, led by students, are offered at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. most weekdays, and at 10:15 a.m. most Saturdays. Reservations required. http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/Prospect/tours.htm
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90024; (310) 443-7000, http://www.hammer.ucla.edu. Closed Mondays. Opens at 11 a.m. Tuesdays-Sundays; closes 5 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 9 p.m. Thursdays. Admission $10 for adults, free for children accompanied by an adult.
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles 90024; (310) 208-5454, http://www.geffenplayhouse.com.
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