Tourist Attractions

Westside Aesthetics welcomes you to Los Angeles and we are pleased to suggest how you may want arrange your free time between your visits to our office. Whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, or with a family, Los Angeles offers a choice of the world’s best entertainment, from cultural adventure to theme parks, beaches, and shopping. Westside Aesthetics is centrally located in Westwood Village and near a number of different and exciting points of interest.

Family Style Entertainment

California Science Center
700 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

The California Science Center is an interactive museum and learning center that is fun for the entire family. Plan to spend the day exploring the many educational attractions and watching a movie at The LA IMAX Theater.  The California Science Center includes the Museum of Natural History, IMAX Theater, California African American Museum, and Exposition Park. The Center is located only 25 minutes from Dr. Rivkin’s Westside office.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731

The Cabrillo Marine Museum is great destination for adults and children interested in discovering more about the diverse California Marine life. Trained sea rangers will guide you through the outdoor tide pools, salt marshes, and fishing pier–it is a perfect place to spend a day outside with the family.  The Cabrillo Marine Museum is in San Pedro, just 40 minutes south of Westside Aesthetics.

DISNEYLAND
1313 S Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92802

Also known as the Magic Kingdom or the “Happiest Place in America,” Disneyland is the world’s most famous and celebrated theme park. Spend the day exploring the 300-acre park and meet your favorite characters from all of the Disney movies.  A perfect place for the young and the young at heart, enjoy Disneyland with your family and loved ones. Disneyland is located in Anaheim California, a 50-minute car drive away from Westside Aesthetics.

Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Enjoy breathtaking views of the city while watching a major league baseball game in the Los Angeles city center.  Don’t forget eat a world famous “Dodger Dog” and drink a nice cold beer at one of the best ballparks in the country.  Dodger stadium is a short 25-minute drive east of Westside Aesthetics.

Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Griffith Park is located high atop the Hollywood Hills and is home to the world famous Griffith Park Observatory, Greek theater, LA Zoo, and Gene Autry Museum. The sprawling Griffith Park is a great place to picnic, horseback ride, hike, or simply enjoy some of LA’s most natural surroundings. It is a perfect day trip for the entire family and is located only 20 minutes away from Dr. Rivkin’s Westwood office.

Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620

Located in Buena Park, just 50 minutes from Westside Aesthetics, this celebrated adventure park is a perfect destination for family fun. Allow an entire day to explore the old Western themed park, ride on the many roller coasters, and eat Mrs. Knott’s world famous fried chicken dinner.

LA Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Enjoy a family day at the LA Zoo! A perfect destination for children and adults of all ages, the LA Zoo is home to over 15,000 mammal and bird species in addition to reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. Plan to see a live animal show or have a close up creature encounter in the touching zoo. The LA Zoo is located 35 minutes from Westside Aesthetics.

Long Beach Aquarium of Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

The Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is a perfect destination for families with children of all ages. Spend the day viewing the world of the underwater and get hands on experience with live marine animals at the aquarium’s special touch tank.  Multi media and interactive exhibits make this aquarium special–not to mention the optional Pacific Ocean harbor cruise that is offered daily. The Aquarium of the Pacific is in the city of Long Beach only 40 minutes south of Westside Aesthetics.

Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802

The Queen Mary is a most visit for any fan of nautical history. The historic ocean liner is a now a floating museum where you can explore the engine room, the upper decks, the staterooms, and the art gallery. Or choose to take a nighttime paranormal ship walk tour to answer the question,” Is the Queen Mary Haunted?” Located in long Beach only 40 minutes south of Westside Aesthetics.

Rancho La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Rancho La Brea has the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. Visitors of all ages can learn about Los Angeles as it was between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age, when animals such as saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed the Los Angeles Basin. La Brea Tar Pits are only 15 minutes from Dr. Rivkin’s Westwood office.

Santa Catalina Island
Catalina, CA 90704

The historical island of Santa Catalina is a part of the Channel Island archipelago and is accessible from Long Beach or San Pedro by boat or air. The island is a great destination for divers, snorkelers, and water sport enthusiasts not to mention couples and families seeking a peaceful overnight get away in Los Angeles County.

Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355

Six Flags Magic Mountain is best known for spectacular roller coasters including the world famous Colossus and the Revolution.  The entire family can enjoy this 260-acre adventure park with its variety of attractions designed for people of all ages.  Six Flags Magic Mountain is only 45 minutes north of Dr. Rivkin’s West Los Angeles office.

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

This Skirball Cultural Center is renowned as one of the world’s most dynamic Jewish cultural institutions. Interactive exhibitions, including the Noah’s Ark Gallery, make the Skirball a great destination for the entire family. The Skirball Cultural Center is located in the Santa Monica Mountains just 10 minutes north of Westside Aesthetics.

Universal CityWalk
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Universal City Walk is LA’s trendiest outdoor promenade that features food, retail, family entertainment, and nightclubs. Check out the newest attraction, IFLY, an indoor skydiving center that is fun for adults, teenagers, and children.  Adjacent to Universal Studios, the City Walk is free to enter and is located only 35 minutes away from Westside Aesthetics.

Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Universal Studios Hollywood is the one of the premier entertainment capitals of Los Angeles. Take a studio tour of Hollywood’s most famous back lot and go behind the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows. Universal Studios Hollywood offers a full action packed day of adventure for the entire family. The Studios are only a 35-minute drive from Westside Aesthetics.

Museums and Gardens

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

The Descanso Gardens is a 160-acre nature park that is sure to thrill nature lovers of every kind. Themed gardens include a native California and Japanese garden, a camellia forest and an international rosarium. The gardens are located in the San Gabriel mountain foothills between Pasadena and Glendale, a 50-minute car trip away from Dr. Rivkin’s Westwood office.

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90013

The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art houses one of the most exciting collections of contemporary art in the country. Works in all media are on display in this downtown Los Angeles museum and art center. MOCA is located 25 minutes drive from Westside Aesthetics.

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Brentwood, CA 90049

The Getty Museum complex is located just 10 minutes north of Westside Aesthetics in the Santa Monica Mountain foothills.  In addition to breathtaking city views, the Getty Center houses some of the finest collections of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs.

Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

Located in a recreated ancient Roman country house on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Beach, this museum features America’s finest collection of ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan art.  The Villa is a 25-minute scenic drive away from Westside Aesthetics.

Huntington Museum and Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, Los Angeles, CA 91108

The Huntington Library, Museum and Botanical gardens is a must visit for any classic art lover.  Set in the former mansion of Henry E. Huntington, four galleries feature collections of American and European art and painting, including works by masters such as Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and Anthony Van Dyck. The Huntington Museum and Library is located in the city of San Marino, just 40 minutes away from Westside Aesthetics.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
301 N. Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007

The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is a must visit for any bird enthusiast, environmentalist, gardener, or nature lover. Take an organized or self guided tour of this 127-acre green sanctuary, a perfect destination for visitors of all ages. Stroll through the five special botanical sections that include plant species from Africa, Australia, The Americas, The Asiatic, and the “Historic Circle.” The LA Arboretum is only a 45-minute car ride from Westside Aesthetics.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art-LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the western United States. The 20-acre complex features an outstanding collection of paintings and sculpture from all over the world.  LACMA is conveniently located just 15 minutes east of Westside Aesthetics in the fashionable Mid-Wilshire district.

Museum of Tolerance
9786 W. Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035

A multi-media museum that features powerful interactive exhibits, arts and lectures, and special events devoted to promoting awareness about the holocaust and the dark world of racism. The Museum of Tolerance is just 10 minutes east of Westside Aesthetics.

Norton Simon Museum of Art
411 W. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105

The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena California houses one of the world’s finest collections of European, American, Asian, and South Asian art. Rare print and etchings are on display including extraordinary works by Rembrandt and Goya. Take a day tour of the museum and the surrounding gardens during your visit to Los Angeles. The Norton Simon Museum is a 45 -minute drive away from Dr. Rivkin’s Westside office.

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Petersen Auto Museum highlights 100 years of automotive history and is a must visit for any automobile fan, classic or contemporary.  A great family destination, The Petersen Auto Museum is located 15 minutes drive from Westside Aesthetics.

Shopping

Beverly Center
8500 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

The enormous eight-story mall is located in the foothills between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. The Beverly Center features high-end and affordable retail shopping in addition to the first American Hard Rock Café.

Los Angeles Farmers Market & The Grove
6333 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036

189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

This historic shopping center, on the corner of 3rd and Fairfax, is one of Los Angeles’s most famous landmarks. Theaters, shopping, and dining in an outdoor promenade setting make the Original Farmers market and the Grove a top tourist destination for visitors of all ages. Dr. Rivkin’s Westwood office is only 15 minutes away from this midtown shopping mall.

Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90291

You can find all of the trendsetting designer labels and haute couture on this world famous avenue in the heart of Beverly Hills. Dr. Rivkin’s office is located only 10 minutes from this exclusive people watching and shopping district.

Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Coffee Houses, Restaurants, and Retail Stores line this three-block promenade in sunny Santa Monica. Dr. Rivkin’s office is located only 15 minutes from this trendy, out door beachside mall.

Theaters and Concert Halls

Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068

This Los Angeles Cultural Landmark is one of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world.  Its stage welcomes legendary performers and world-renowned musicians and is the summer home to the LA Philharmonic.  The theater and surrounding park is open year round and is only a 20-minute drive from Dr. Rivkin’s Westwood office.

Mann’s Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

The Chinese Theater, originally Grauman’s Chinese Theater, has been at the center of Hollywood for over 75 years.  More than four million visitors from all over the world visit every year to see the “walk of fame” and the celebrity hand- and footprints in the courtyard.  The theater is only 20 minutes drive from Westside Aesthetics.

Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County
115 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Westside Aesthetics is only 20 minutes from one of the largest performing arts complexes in America! During your visit, make time to see the LA Opera or Philharmonic perform, or book tickets for a show that will entertain the entire family. Center includes Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson Theatre, and Disney Hall.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The new Frank Gehry designed concert hall is a part of the Los Angeles Music Center in downtown Los Angeles. Designated as one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world, this state of the art auditorium houses performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as special recitals and theatrical showcases. The Disney Hall is only a 20-minute drive from Westside Aesthetics.

Local Southern California Culture

Chinatown
Los Angeles, CA 90012

This revitalized cultural community is home to some of the most eclectic shopping, dining, and sightseeing in Los Angeles. Visit LA Chinatown to browse through the herbal emporiums, import boutiques, and lively outdoor market or enjoy one of the many year round cultural performances in the Historic Central Plaza. LA Chinatown is only 25 minutes east of Westside Aesthetics.

Downtown Los Angeles & Bunker Hill
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Take a walking tour of the historic Los Angeles neighborhood that is renowned for its picturesque skyscrapers and bustling commerce. Tour the grand marketplace, dine in some of LA’s most famed restaurants, and enjoy the colorful shops and theaters is the heart of Downtown. Downtown LA is located just 25 minutes east of Westside Aesthetics.

Mulholland Drive
Take this winding scenic drive through the Hollywood Hills and Santa Monica Mountains. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Los Angeles basin, San Fernando Valley, and the celebrated Hollywood sign. Mulholland Drive is only 10 minutes north of Westside Aesthetics.

Marina Del Rey, CA
Marina Del Rey, CA 90212

Marina Del Rey boasts the largest small boat harbor on the West Coast, not to mention fabulous restaurants, boutiques, and fantastic sunset views. Take the day to walk the white sands of the local beach or rent a bike and cruise to Malibu, the Venice Beach Boardwalk, or the famous surfing beaches to the south. Every water sport activity is available for the more adventurous–all year round! Marina Del Rey Village and Harbor is located just 15 minutes from Westside Aesthetics.

Olvera Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Olvera Street is the oldest district in Los Angeles. Today it is home to a colorful outdoor Mexican marketplace where you can walk down the beautiful street and shop for special souvenirs. Visit the historic Avila Adobe or drink a refreshing margarita in one of the many authentic Mexican cantinas. Outdoor entertainment including Mariachi and Bolero music takes place on the weekends. Olvera Street is only 30 minutes east of Dr. Rivkin’s Westwood office.

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

The world famous Santa Monica Pier is a century old landmark that guarantees fun for the whole family. Ride a vintage merry go round, visit the Santa Monica Pier aquarium, or try your chance at one of the many arcade games.  Entertainment spans into the night on the Pier where you can sing karaoke at Rusty’s Surf Ranch or enjoy the sunset with a margarita from Mariasol Cocina Mexicana.

Topanga Canyon & Trippet Ranch Nature Center
20825 Entrada Road
Topanga, CA, 90272

Some of the best hiking trails in Southern California are located in the Santa Monica Mountains. Topanga Canyon, known by Angelino’s as the hikers paradise, is the best place for nature lovers who will enjoy the array of wild flora, fauna, and special geological formations. Start your hike at Trippet ranch, in the center of the Topanga Canyon community. Topanga Canyon is just a 30-minute canyon and coastal scenic drive from Westside Aesthetics.

Venice Beach
Venice Beach, CA 90291

Enjoy the year round Southern California sun and shop for souvenirs while you stroll or bike down LA’s most infamous beach boardwalk. Home to some of the most interesting artists, performers, and local counterculture, Venice beach is THE place to people watch. Delicious diners, trendy bars, and health conscious locals showing off their daily exercise routines flank the miles long sandy beach. Venice beach is just 15 minutes drive from Westside Aesthetics.

Missions

San Gabriel Mission
428 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel, California 91776

Founded in 1771 under the guidance of missionary Father Junipero Serra, the San Gabriel Mission is the fourth of 21 missions founded by the early Spanish settlers of California.  The Mission grounds include an old winery, library, historic cemetery, and an active parish that is open to the public.  San Gabriel Mission is a 45-minute drive from Westside Aesthetics.

San Fernando Mission
15151 San Fernando Mission Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91345

Founded in 1797, the San Fernando Rey de Espana Mission is a historic church and monastery that dates back to the earliest European conquests of California.  The church and parish is active and open to the public.  San Fernando Mission is a 30-minute drive north of Westside Aesthetics.


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