Encompassing an entire city block at the intersection of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, this eight-story shopping mall has been a popular attraction since its opening in 1982. With over 100 individual shops ranging from chain to high-end, the mall is also home to three department stores, a food court and several restaurants.
Once the site of a locally beloved amusement park, the mall's valuable property still encompasses a working oil field. Considered by many Angelenos to be an architectural eyesore studded with external escalators and a poorly-designed, $1-an-hour parking lot, the Beverly Center's iconic status with tourists has been fueled by its appearances in movies like Scenes from a Mall and Less Than Zero.
Resident stores include Henri Bendel, True Religion, Yves Saint Laurent, Jimmy Choo and H&M and restaurants include L.A.'s only outposts of The Capital Grille and Grand Lux Cafe. There is also a hair salon, an Apple store and various shops geared towards children and teenagers; the weekend crowd here skews towards the latter population, with some of L.A.'s most outlandish teen fashions on living display. The mall is open daily.