LA’s westside is comprised of some of the most charming neighborhoods in Southern California. Westwood home to the UCLA campus, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the Hammer Museum and the Geffen Playhouse, Westwood offers a vibrant cultural scene with plenty of entertainment and night life possibilities for all ages. Beverly Hills offers beautiful neighborhoods stretching from the mid-city area all the way to the hills and beyond. It borders Century City to the north, also known for its plentiful shopping and dining opportunities, as well as great neighborhoods. And if being close to the water is on your to-do list, head a little south to Marina Del Rey. Adjacent to the funky neighborhoods in Venice, Marina Del Rey offers a laidback atmosphere with running and bike paths that lead to beaches on either side. Just west and reaching right up to the Pacific Ocean is Santa Monica, known for its beaches and boardwalk, not to mention the world famous Santa Monica pier, with its signature ferris wheel you can see for miles. Take a stroll down to nearby Venice Beach, or jump on the bike path that stretches for miles in both directions. Just north, you’ll find Pacific Palisades, a beautiful area in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, with a wide waterfront that encompasses Will Rogers State Beach. And if you follow the Pacific Coast Highway a little bit west, you’ll arrive in Malibu, known for its amazing views and famous surfing beaches.