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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 0.03mi , Attraction : Sign
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499 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
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Beverly Hills Sign
One of the most iconic identifiers of being in Beverly Hills is the Beverly Hills Arch unveiled in 1912. The lily pond was built in the early 1900’s, then removed in the 1970’s. They brought it back in 2014 to honor the early lily pond. But between me and you- the locals think and say they also put the pond back because it created a barrier for people between them and the sign. between the 1970’s and 2000’s there were too many cases of tourists climbing all the way to the top of the sign to snap a photo only to fall from the top and actually end up with a broken bone or serious injury. It got so out of control the city was like- ok, we gotta do something about this… And thus we have the old lily pond restored!

Place #2
Distance: 0.11mi , Attraction : Park
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490 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
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Beverly Hills Garden Park
This is also is the start of the Beverly Gardens. We will now cross the street headed west, walking you through the perfectly manicured gardens. This garden was dedicated in 1911, making a 1.9 m (or 3.1 km) radius around the city. Along with gorgeous big trees, you will notice some unique art sculptures. Typically, the garden is sprinkled with large, unique pieces of art. However, at the time of the recording, many of the famous art pieces were removed or boarded up during Black Lives Matter protest and election season. Beverly Hills was a big area for the protests and the city removed some of the most expensive pieces to avoid damage. This is why you may see some display areas with no art in the middle. However the garden is still open to all for a stroll or picnic. Twice a year they do The Beverly Hills Art Show, and you may catch it while you are visiting!

You may notice there are winding streets with many fancy houses going up on either side going up the roads behind the gardens. Locals call it the Flats or the Slums of Beverly Hills- That’s right folks, you are in the “cheap” part of Beverly Hills to live. An easy $5-15 million dollars for the houses in the Flats of Beverly Hills, as opposed to the “expensive” areas that increase as you go up towards the hills. These roads (to take by car) will take you towards more of Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills (which is the home of the Playboy Mansion and the Greystone mansion), and of course the home of the Fresh Prince- Bel Air.

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Tour itinerary stops | Additional places you'll see on this self-guided tour

Map Pin Place 1 Beverly Hills Sign
Map Pin Place 2 Beverly Hills Garden Park
Map Pin Place 3 Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church
Map Pin Place 4 Cactus Garden
Map Pin Place 5 Good Shepard Church
Map Pin Place 6 Sprinkles
Map Pin Place 7 Rodeo Drive
Map Pin Place 8 Louis Vuitton Exhibit
Map Pin Place 9 The House of Bijan
Map Pin Place 10 Gucci
Map Pin Place 11 Anderton Court Shops
Map Pin Place 12 Two Rodeo
Map Pin Place 13 Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Map Pin Place 14 The Maybourne
Map Pin Place 15 Beverly Canon Gardens
Map Pin Place 16 Restaurant Row
Map Pin Place 17 Directions
Map Pin Place 18 Platinum Equity
Map Pin Place 19 Googie Architecture
Map Pin Place 20 9/11 Memorial
Map Pin Place 21 Beverly Hills Fire Department
Map Pin Place 22 Beverly Hills Police Department
Map Pin Place 23 Beverly Hills City Hall
Map Pin Place 24 Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Map Pin Place 25 Ringo Starr Peace and Love Statue - Conclusion

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