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One Day Los Angeles Self-Driving Tour

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Via Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Drive

Photo © 2005 Kayte Deioma, courtesy of www.KayteDeioma.com
Continue West on Wilshire to Beverly Hills and the famed shopping area of the stars, Rodeo Drive, which only goes to the right. Metered parking is available on Rodeo and surrounding streets if you want to get out and walk around. If you happen to be here between 3 and 6 in the afternoon, stop by McCormick and Schmick's at the top of the Via Rodeo pedestrian walk way at the Wilshire end of Rodeo Drive for their happy hour food specials.

The designer shops only occupy three blocks, then Rodeo becomes a wide boulevard passing through a Beverly Hills neighborhood of multi-million-dollar mansions all the way back up to Sunset Blvd. Turn Left on Sunset heading west.

Sunset is a winding green route to the beach. Wilshire is an urban landscape of retail and commercial buildings with a green stretch through the L.A. Country Club.

If you want to take the Wilshire route, turn right at the Sunset 6-way intersection down Cañon Drive, then veer right at the next block on Beverly Drive, just to give you a different view back down to Wilshire, where you’ll turn right and pass Rodeo Drive again on your way to the beach.

If you're in any kind of a hurry, the Wilshire route is usually pretty slow.

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