Great places to visit in Bel-Air after you binge season 2

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  • Published on February 24, 2023
  • Last Updated May 15, 2023
  • In Places

Peacock's hit series, 'Bel-Air' is back for season 2 and we wanted to give you some great places to visit after you binge watch the season.

Peacock’s original series, “Bel-Air,” is back for its highly anticipated second season. The remake of the legendary 90s sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has been a hit since its premiere in February 2022. The dark and gritty remake of the comedy provided a new perspective into Will and the Banks’ lives. While the new rendition took some twists and turns fans weren’t expecting, one thing that stayed consistent was the Bel-Air backdrop. Located on the westside of Los Angeles, Bel-Air sits at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains and is less than 15 miles from Downtown Los Angeles.

The posh area is one of L.A.’s “Three Bs:” Bel-Air, Beverly Hills, and Brentwood. It is also the closest neighborhood to UCLA. Bel-Air is mentioned in the top 10 most expensive neighborhoods in L.A., with estates ranging from $18.5 million to $85 million. In the new series, we see more of the area and its beautiful landscape, but Detour wanted to dig deeper.

While your pockets may not be as deep as Uncle Phil’s, we found some great places in the area to visit even if “you are west Philidelpha born and raised.”

Vibrato Grill and Jazz

This “restaurant-theater” venue is home to some of the most talented musicians in the world. Elegant dress is required, so hit up Hillary for some fashion tips.

The Bel-Air

The famous name-sake restaurant of the area is known for its blend of international flavors and seasonal ingredients.

The Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel

The tennis court here rivals the one on the Banks’ estate. The Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel offers a secluded urban oasis near everything you want to see and experience in Los Angeles.

The Getty Center

The Getty Center has a collection of European and American art from the Middle Ages to the present, against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens and breathtaking views from Downtown L.A. to the sea.

Dreamscape

Dreamscape is an immersive AI and VR experience for the entire family. The location has several scenes to choose from and is family-friendly.

Virginia Robinson Gardens

The Virginia Robinson Gardens is a unique historic estate and cultural jewel that transports the visitor back to the birthplace of Beverly Hills.

Hannah Center Japanese Garden

This beautiful hillside garden in Bel-Air is a leading example of a residential Japanese-style garden in America. It embodies the rich legacy of Japanese landscape design with an emphasis on water, stones, and evergreen plants in a naturalistic setting.

Rodeo Drive

This famous street is considered the shopping mecca of the West Coast and is a hot spot for haute couture. Many of the major upscale names live here, including Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Chanel and Christian Dior, as well as a smattering of small designer boutiques.

Museum of Tolerance

Run by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, this powerful and deeply moving museum uses interactive technology to engage visitors in discussion and contemplation around racism and bigotry.

Paley Center for Media

The main lure of the Paley Center – located in a crisp, white building built by Getty Center architect, Richard Meier – is its mind-boggling archive of TV and radio broadcasts dating back to 1918.