DETAILS: Beverly Hills, 90210
GETTING THERE: Virgin America, United, American and Alaska Airlines offer nonstop service between the Washington area and Los Angeles. Round-trip fares start at about $325.
WHERE TO STAY: Accommodations in this Zip code are very high-end. The Beverly Hills Hotel (9641 Sunset Blvd., 310-276-2251, http:/
WHERE TO EAT: Some of the hottest names in the restaurant biz reside in this Zip code. At Spago (176 N. Canon Dr., 310-385-0880), the Michelin two-star menu includes beet and goat cheese cake ($18), Cantonese-style roasted duck ($39) and ricotta gnocchi with a ragout of braised veal ($22). The open kitchen, and dining celebrities, add extra layers of entertainment. At Nate n' Al (414 N. Beverly Rd., 310-274-0101), eat breakfast alongside regular Larry King, who has a matzoh brei, a version of pan-fried matzoh, named after him. The deli includes such favorites as ham and eggs ($9.50), fried kippers with eggs and onions ($10.50) and cheese blintzes ($9.50). In Los Angeles, frozen yogurt is all the rage again. Try the green tea fro-yo at Pinkberry (9409 S. Santa Monica Blvd., 310-247-9709) or such gourmet flavors as pomegranate and dulce de leche (with flavored mochi, an Asian rice cake, on top) at Snola (244 N. Beverly Dr., 310-274-2435). Pair a seviche lobster roll ($22) or seafood fried rice ($28) with the original mai tai ($14) from Trader Vic's (310-276-6345) in the Beverly Hilton. The bar's founder supposedly invented this tropical rum cocktail.
WHAT TO DO: Shop Rodeo Drive, of course, or cruise it: The 40-minute Beverly Hills Trolley Tour (corner of Rodeo and Burton Way, http:/
For a tranquil escape, head up into the hills to Gr e ystone Mansion and Park (905 Loma Vista Dr., 310-550-4654, http:/
INFO: Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau, 800-345-2210, http:/