Los Angeles is made up of various neighbourhoods – each with their own personality – and Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel is a perfectly positioned home base for exploring all of them. Who better to draw up a local guide than our in-the-know staff? Tailor your Los Angeles itinerary with their picks; then explore, retreat and repeat.

Where our Director of Purchasing goes in Griffith Park for the best views

– Bradley Becker, Director of Purchasing

“Griffith Park is a must when visiting Los Angeles. It offers the best views of the city from the Observatory, where you can see everything from Hollywood to Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. Hike nearby to see the Hollywood sign or go horseback riding to see it up close. After an exciting day in Griffith Park, wind down in a local retro bar or comedy show to end a perfect day.”

Our Front Office Manager’s favourite hangouts in Zuma Beach

– Samuel Ho, Front Office Manager

“The best spot to watch our gorgeous Southern California sunsets is at Zuma Beach in Malibu. The way the sun glitters on the ocean as it's setting – it's like something out of a movie! Once the sun goes down, I recommend grabbing a table at Malibu Kitchen, an old-fashioned gourmet market, deli and bakery.”

Child in front of a flamingo-motif wall with ice cream cone in one hand, wearing a tutu and t-shirt

Where Our Executive Pastry Chef Takes his tea in Little Tokyo

– Angela Tong, Executive Pastry Chef at CUT by Wolfgang Puck

“After a day spent navigating the art museums and trendy restaurants of downtown Los Angeles, make your way over to Little Tokyo to check out my happy place, Tea Master Matcha Cafe and Green Tea Shop. My favourite item on the menu is the matcha soft serve – it's the perfect creamy, refreshing treat to enjoy on a sunny Los Angeles day.”

Where our People and Culture Manager brunches in Venice Beach

– People and Culture Manager

“Venice Beach is a funky beach town where you can see street performers and walk along the famous boardwalk. My favourite brunch spot is The Butcher's Daughter, filled with urban decor (and lots of plants!). This mostly vegan restaurant offers a variety of tasty wellness lattes and a lengthy list of avocado menu items, for all my fellow avocado lovers out there!”

Where THEBlvd Restaurant & Lounge’s Assistant Manager dines in Silver Lake

– Assistant Manager for THEBlvd Restaurant & Lounge

“Silver Lake shows off its hipster lifestyle with street art, artisanal coffee shops and unique cafés. MhZh might be the most unassuming restaurant in the neighbourhood – with no website, no phone number, no sign and no reservations. It's my favourite hidden gem in the area. They serve Israeli small plates meant to be shared, making it a great spot to spend time with friends and family.”

Where our Conference Services Manager works out in West Hollywood

– Sara Kubitza, Conference Services Manager

“If you're looking for a unique and conditioning workout in a trendy neighbourhood, head to AirFitNow in West Hollywood. This aerial fitness training program fuses pilates, ballet and HIIT – all while suspended in air on a hammock! It's my favourite way to get in a workout before heading out to explore the Sunset Strip, the live music venues and buzz-worthy restaurants that fill the city.”