Have you seen those beautiful palm tree-lined streets in Los Angeles and ever wondered where the heck people took those photos? Well, we had the same question and were determined to find out. We searched online and we saw a ton of blog posts that showed off their amazing photos, but none of them actually gave an address to the location.
Candy lived in West Hollywood for four years and drove by countless streets with lined palm trees, but none of them looked like it was safe enough to jump out in the middle of the road to snap a picture. We even asked a handful of local friends and everyone pretty much had the same answer, “They are all over Beverly Hills.” Not quite the answer we were looking for since we didn’t have the luxury of time to drive around Beverly Hills all day. What we needed were the exact cross streets to type into our GPS. We also had to make sure the location had minimal traffic and easy parking. We eventually got a few answers after asking in a couple of LA focused Facebook groups. We jotted down the cross streets and only after driving to two locations, we found the perfect spot!
N. Beverly Drive + Carmelita Way
The first cross street we stopped at was on N. Beverly Drive + Carmelita Way. This would be a fairly busy street during the day, but during sunrise there was very little traffic. There wasn’t any street parking until 8AM, but since it was so early we just parked next to where we were shooting so that we could hop back in the car within moments if need be. After snapping a few photos, we weren’t sure if this was THE spot we were looking for. It just didn’t have that perfect shot of the classic lined trees, so we decided to try another location. Luckily, the second spot was just a few blocks down the street.
Carmelita Ave. + N Hillcrest Rd.
Bingo! This was the spot we were looking for. Not only was the location perfect and beautiful but it was in a residential area which made traffic pretty much nonexistent and parking was plentiful. Being that this street is in a residential area, we tried our best to take pictures quickly and quietly so that we wouldn’t disturb anyone. We love how the sunrise was giving these palm trees a gorgeous golden glow.
Alfred’s Coffee - 8428 Melrose Place
We were pretty happy to have found the spot we were looking for and afterwards, headed to West Hollywood. We wanted to grab a light treat and some drinks at Alfred’s Coffee. We like that they are open early (7 AM), since it’s hard to find a coffee shop in this area that is open before 8 AM. If you want some tea, you can walk across the street to the Alfred’s Tea Room, but keep in mind they open at 8 AM.
Hope this helps for those of you visiting Los Angeles who want that classic shot of the palm trees in Beverly Hills. If you know of a better location or want to know how to find other famous LA hot spots, comment below and let us know.