By Expedia Guest Author, on November 16, 2007

Sunny Sunday things to do in Beverly Hills

If you find yourself in the city on a Sunday, spend the day soaking up the warm California sun as you take in the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Park at the City of Beverly Hills garage accessible from North Canon Drive, between Brighton Way and S. Santa Monica Blvd. Most city garages offer two free hours of parking.

Walk to M Café on Brighton Way and start your day with Scottish Smoked Salmon Benedict or Blueberry Multigrain Pancakes. M Café’s menu is influenced by many global culinary traditions and focuses on serving balanced, nutritious, fresh and healthy meals.

Take some time to admire art, history and architecture at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Beverly Hills Civic Center. Bringing world-class entertainment to Beverly Hills, The Wallis restored the historic Beverly Hills Post Office to serve as the theatre’s lobby. Though closed on Sundays, this architectural landmark is still worth a glance. Across the street, you can admire the Spanish Revival architecture at the city’s Civic Center as you stroll through its beautiful courtyards and promenades.

Swing by the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market, a free event held every Sunday on Civic Center Dr., which features a wide selection of fresh produce from over 60 local farmers and vendors. With kid’s activities, live music and a petting zoo, you’ll find this market the perfect place to spend your morning.

Stroll down Rodeo Drive for some window shopping before enjoying an alfresco brunch at THE Blvd at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. The brunch menu features indulgent takes on classic favorites utilizing fresh, local meat and produce California is known for and serves dishes such as, an Ahi Tuna sandwich with shitake mushrooms and sambal aioli and Truffle Brothers, and omelet with butternut squash, black truffle and pecorino romano. Dining at this restaurant is a unique experience in itself, as it is located inside one of the city’s most iconic hotels and sits right at the foot of Rodeo Drive.

After lunch, admire the sculptures in Beverly Gardens Park and remember to stop for a photo at the century-old Beverly Hills sign and lily pond! This city landmark continues to draw thousands of tourists each year for the quintessential Beverly Hills travel photo.

Hop in your car and take a trip up to Greystone Mansion and explore the grounds of this historic Beverly Hills landmark. Built in 1928 for the son of a prominent oil baron, this mansion is surrounded by 18.5 pastoral acres of lush, City-owned parkland and has been featured in countless movies such as The Social Network, Charlies Angels Full Throttle, Spiderman, What Women Want and Ghostbusters.

Top off the day with small bites or a full dinner at Above SIXTY, the trendy rooftop lounge atop SIXTY Beverly Hills. From here, you’ll enjoy a 360 view of Los Angeles, specialty cocktails and tasty dishes like Braised Short Rib with roasted vegetables and Grilled Atlantic Salmon with quinoa and grilled asparagus.