Archives for May 2013

City Tours and Los Angeles Museums

We always suggest that a first-time visitor needs to take a tour of Los Angeles to better understand our huge spread out city.  During this tour, your tour company should present the dozens of museums in and around Los Angeles and Hollywood.  These museums offer up something for everyone.  A small sampling of museums from world-class art collections to the kitschy:   The Getty Museums–The Getty Center & The Getty Villa, MOCA, LACMA and their museums –Resnick Pavilion and The Broad Contemporary, The Huntington Library, Norton Simon Museum, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Museum of Tolerance, Virginia Robinson Gardens, Natural History Museum, The La Brea Tar Pits and The George C. Page Museum, Guinness World Records, The Hollywood Museum, The Geffen Contemporary, 

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TripAdvisor Awards Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills a Certificate of Excellence

We pat ourselves on the back today as TripAdvisor awards us with a Certificate of Excellence.  This prestigious award places Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills in the top-performing businesses worldwide and is awarded to companies that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.  A special thanks to TripAdvisor, and especially, all of our VIP guests that took the time to review our services.   We are thrilled that world-travelers have discovered, and or, rediscovered the city of Los Angeles.  So many guests say, “We had no idea there was that much to do in the city.”  Make sure to allow enough time during your visit to take in our museums, restaurants, studio tours, theme parks, shopping areas, beaches — and 

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West Hollywood is a Wonderful Place to Walk

Growing up in Los Angeles, you would never think about hopping on a bike or hoofing it to the store.  The city was really built around the automobile.  Even the group Missing Persons sang the chorus, “Nobody Walks in L.A.”  This is slowly changing.  In fact, West Hollywood was just named the most walk-friendly city in California.  At 1.9 square miles and just over 35,000 residents, nestled between Beverly Hills and Hollywood, West Hollywood is a spectacular city.  With major streets like Melrose Avenue, Santa Monica Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard (Sunset Strip), this pedestrian loving place has everything within walking distance.  The walkability really brings the community together.  It also allows one to experience the diversity of the city.  Visit 

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Filming Locations and Studios Around Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

While most of the early silent film work started in New York, New Jersey and France, it was Hollywood and the relocated movie moguls that truly made household names out of stars like Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin. We’ve come full circle with French director, Michel Hazanavicius, and his Oscar winning “The Artist.” The best part about the 84th Academy Awards, was the voice over that played during the announcement of the best picture winner. It mentioned that out of the nine nominees, “War Horse,” “Moneyball,” “The Descendants,” “The Tree of Life,” “Midnight in Paris,” “The Help,” “Hugo,” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” that only “The Artist” was filmed entirely in Los Angeles. For a native Los 

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Places to Shop in Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills

There’s a lot we Angelenos take for granted…the palm trees, the ocean, the mountains, and the ability to throw a stone in any direction and hit a unique shopping experience. We’ve got it all, from high-end to vintage, and couture to cultured.  Following, is a list of some of the most popular destinations in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills:   THE GROVE  Everyone has malls, but in Southern California, they’re a little more unique because of our year-round great weather.  By far, the most popular outdoor mall is The Grove in the Fairfax District of Hollywood.  Opened in 2002, and built by Rick Caruso, this is a favorite of both locals and tourists.  Large anchor stores like Nordstrom and Crate 

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