Rodeo Drive spans over two miles, but the section referred to when the name Rodeo Drive is mentioned is a three block stretch running from Santa Monica Blvd south to Wilshire Blvd.
This section is almost exclusively high end luxury fashion designers. Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Christian Dior, DSquared2, Guess Jeans, Banana Republic, Eavid Yurman, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel, Hermes, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Prada, Valentino, Versace, Tiffany and Co, Saks Fifth Ave and oh so many more.
The larger area known as the Golden Triangle adds art galleries, swanky restaurants and nightclubs and even plastic surgeons to make sure you look as good as the clothes you just bought.
Parking lots on Rodeo Drive are going to cost you around $20 to $30 to park. However I discovered by mistake a free public parking lot just east of Rodeo Drive on N. Canon Drive near Wilshire on the east side of the street.
On the North end is a 70,000 sq foot open air shopping mall called the Rodeo Collection featuring 45 shops. My favorite part is called Two Rodeo Drive. It peels off on the East near Wilshire and curves between the blocks. With a cobblestone street that is for pedestrians only, wrought iron benches, potted plants and more ornate buildings, it has a definite european flair. As you exit the south end of Two Rodeo Drive, you descend a staircase to Wilshire Blvd flanked by a fountain.
The area is always packed. Some to shop, but with the amount of cameras I see there, I think more are there sightseeing.
See our newer post on Rodeo Drive here for more information on this top Los Angeles tourist attraction.
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