Drive just one mile north of Rodeo Drive, along Sunset Boulevard and into Stone Canyon, to catch a glimpse of one of the most lavish 5-star accommodations in the country: the Hotel Bel-Air. Built in 1946 by Texas-born real-estate mogul Joseph Drown, the wondrous 91-room lodging is touted as one of the world’s most romantic hideaways in the world. The exclusive Mission-style luxury resort is nestled into 12-acres of wooded grounds—home to Swan Lake, wooden bridges, and babbling fountains. The exclusive venue staunchly guards the privacy of its guests, which attracts clientele ranging from A-List celebrities to heads of state. The dining options here are delicious, but opulent: instead of breaking the budget over dinner, reserve a table in the fire-lit hotel bar to enjoy a cocktail. You’ll still get the ambiance without the hefty ticket price—and, you may even catch Warren Beatty and Quincy Jones nibbling on the impressive caviar platter.