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Interactive map: Places to eat, sleep and shop around the Westside of Los Angeles

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.

Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills 92010; (310) 276-2251, 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.

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles 90049; (310) 440-4500, http://www.skirball.org. Admission $10 for adults, $5 for children. Closed Mondays. Open noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. Time-certain reservations recommended for Noah's Ark.

Center for Land Use Interpretation, 9331 Venice Blvd., Culver City 90232; (310) 839-5722, http://www.clui.org. Open noon-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays.

Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232; (213) 628-2772, http://www.centertheatregroup.org. Live theater in a 317-seat venue since 2004.

Annenberg Space for Photography. 2000 Avenue of the Stars, No. 10, Los Angeles 90067; (213) 403-3000, http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission is free. Validated self-parking is usually $3.50 for three hours.

Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills 90210; (310) 786-1000, http://www.paleycenter.org/visit-visitla. Exhibits, events, and a library of 150,000 TV and radio programs and ads, which you can watch on site. Open noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Suggested contribution $10 for adults, $5 for children younger than 14.

Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90035; (310) 553-8403, http://www.museumoftolerance.com. Closed Saturdays. Adults $15.50, ages 5-18 $11.50.

Beverly Canon Gardens, 241 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills 90210; (310) 285-2408, http://www.beverlyhills.org/services/rec/parks/beverly_canon_gardens.asp. A tiny park in the heart of a shopping district, with chairs, tables, fountain and grass.

Beverly Gardens Park, Beverly Hills 90210; This 1.9-mile linear park, which has no street address, runs along Santa Monica Boulevard between Whittier and Doheny drives, with greenery and a pedestrian path. It also has the city's 40-foot-long BEVERLY HILLS sign, near North Beverly Drive.

Roxbury Park, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills 90212; (310) 285-6840, http://www.beverlyhills.org/services/rec/parks/roxbury.asp. This 11-acre park includes sports fields, picnic areas, four tennis courts and children playgrounds.

Sony Studios, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232; (310) 244-8687, http://www.sonypicturesstudiostours.com. This is where "Wizard of Oz" was shot in 1938 and where "Jeopardy!" has been shot since 1984. Walking tours last about two hours, open to ages 12 and above, $33 per person. Tours begin at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. daily.

Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., Santa Monica 90402; http://www.brentwoodcountrymart.com. Two dozen trendy shops and half a dozen spots for food. Opened in 1948.

Taschen Books, 354 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills 90210; (310) 274-4300, http://www.taschen.com. Fancy and sexy books, many in limited editions at eye-popping prices.

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