Archives for December 2014

Tour Vehicles for Our Los Angeles Tour Company

Glitterati Tours, a Los Angeles tour company,  has made a change to their fleet of vehicles.  Recently, we parted with our brand new custom van.  We did this because of the recent weight enforcement in the Hollywood Hills (all areas surrounding the Hollywood sign) on any vehicle over 6000 lbs.  Larger vehicles were then forced towards Mulholland Drive and The Griffith Park Observatory for views and photos of the Hollywood sign, and this wasn’t always popular with guests. Tourism is definitely on an upswing in Los Angeles, and we predict that other neighborhoods—especially the residential areas in Beverly Hills—will follow suit, as homeowner associations file complaints with their city because of the endless flow of van traffic and oversized bus-type 

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Runyon Canyon Park for Hiking in Los Angeles

When conducting tours of Hollywood, visitors usually comment on the great shape of Angelenos. We really have no excuse to be anything but healthy. Our year round great weather and countless outdoor activities keep us quite active.  Most Hollywood locals will head up to Runyon Canyon.   Runyon Canyon is a 160 acre park with trails for the beginner as well as the hardcore athletes. You can start on the south side in Hollywood with entrances on both Vista and Fuller. Head north to the top of the hills for incredible views of the city.  On a clear day, one can look straight down Runyon Canyon, over Beverly Hills, and see the ocean down in Santa Monica. Hikers can also 

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Griffith Park and Observatory in Los Angeles

At over 4200 acres, Griffith Park in Los Angeles is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness in the United States.  It also happens to be one of the most visited destinations for travelers to the Los Angeles area. Within the park, a visitor can enjoy the numerous hiking trails as well as the following attractions: Autry National Center: The Autry’s collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts includes the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, one of the largest and most significant in the United States. Greek Theatre: Los Angeles’ premiere outdoor theatre, is nestled in the picturesque tree-enclosed setting of Griffith Park. This award-winning theatre is one of Los Angeles’ most historic entertainment venues and has 

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New Years Eve in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

It’s only 10 days away, but it may not be too late to reserve dinner and cocktails for New Years Eve in Los Angeles.  Nearby Pasadena will host over a million visitors for their Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game on New Years Day.  Many attending these events will opt to stay a little west in the cities of Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  While Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena is one big street party on New Years Eve, some may want a more intimate affair. Most of the hotels and their restaurants will be offering up special menus and events to ring in New Years Eve in Los Angeles and 2015.  Check out Livello at L’Ermitage, Gordon Ramsay 

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Booking Now for City Tours of Los Angeles 2015

Glitterati Tours is in the midst of a busy holiday season with visitors coming to Los Angeles.  The next two weeks — especially the period bookending our Rose Bowl game in Pasadena — should keep us busy into the new year.  We always suggest planning early, whether it’s city tours, hotels, or making reservations at the hottest restaurants in Beverly Hills. We are currently taking reservations for celebrity homes tours and city tours of Los Angeles for 2015. See the homes and hangouts of some of your favorite celebrities from music, film, and reality television in the Glitterati Tours “Just the Hills” tour.  This covers the areas of Holmby Hills, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills and Bel Air.  This tour also 

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Hollywood Farmers Market and Holiday Activities

The Original Hollywood Farmers Market is THE place to be this holiday season. Join them December 19-24 for a festive line-up of free musical performances, arts and crafts, a Chanukah Celebration and more! Holiday Fun kicks off this Friday, December 19 with Nayanna Holley’s Jazzy Christmas on the West Patio from 7-9pm. The fun continues through Christmas Eve with a “Mele Kalikimaka” holiday hula show, strolling Yuletide carolers, a variety show with Kid and Nic, a Merry Latin Christmas show with salsa star Johnny Polanco, arts and crafts, and lots of holiday cheer!   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20 Yuletide Carolers “Mele Kalikimaka” Holiday Hula Show A Down Home Musical Christmas Featuring: • E.B.’s Holiday Ranch Party • Front Porch Band SUNDAY, 

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Take a Private Insider Hollywood Tour with Tuc Watkins

Glitterati Tours is now offering an exclusive opportunity for guests to tour Los Angeles and Hollywood with film and television star, Tuc Watkins.  Mr. Watkins, well-known for his character David Vickers on the long-running soap opera “One Life to Live,” and for ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” will ride co-pilot with your Glitterati guide and share his personal stories about the industry and working with some of the biggest names in entertainment. Tuc -“I love Los Angeles! And I have loved learning its history, secrets, and legendary tales over the twenty-five years I have called it ‘home!’” This 4-hour tour will cover all the must-see sights in Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and will also include an intimate conversation with Mr. 

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New Years Eve in Los Angeles at the Hottest Hotels

Celebrate in style on New Years Eve in Los Angeles.  Many of the hottest hotels are offering a full agenda to bring in the 2015. FOUR SEASONS LOS ANGELES AT BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER AT CULINA, MODERN ITALIAN December 31, 2014 | Pre Gala: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Gala seating: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Count down to the New Year at Culina, Modern Italian restaurant with flutes of champagne, and a dinner you’ll remember long after the ball has dropped. Pre-gala seating will feature a decadent four-course menu, while the Gala seating features an amazing five-course menu, in addition to a midnight champagne toast and complimentary access to the New Year’s Eve festivities taking 

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Los Angeles Welcomes the Rose Bowl Participants

New Years traditions are a big part of the Southern California experience, and Pasadena is our epicenter.  The Rose Bowl game brings tens of thousands of folks to our city, and over a million people enjoy our wonderful Rose Parade. Glitterati Tours congratulates the  No. 2 CFP-ranked Oregon Ducks, and the No. 3 CFP-ranked Florida State Seminoles, champions of the ACC Conference.  They will take center-stage and play in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET), Thursday, January 1, 2015, at the Rose Bowl Stadium. This will also mark the 7th appearance to the Rose Bowl for the Ducks, and the first time for the Seminoles. 

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Hollywood and Los Angeles Comedy Clubs

As the entertainment capital of the world, L.A. is a breeding ground for hot new talent. Just enter one of the many Los Angeles comedy clubs and catch a rising star. Laugh Factory in Hollywood Jamie Masada opened this Los Angeles comedy club in 1979. Among the comedians who have performed at the club are Tim Allen, Louie Anderson, Roseanne Barr, Milton Berle, David Brenner, Nick Cannon, Drew Carey, Jerry Seinfeld, Damon Wayans, Chris Tucker, George Carlin, Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Rodney Dangerfield, Ellen DeGeneres, Phyliss Diller, Jeff Dunham, Jeff Foxworthy, Redd Foxx, Bill Maher, and countless others. The Groundlings Theater on Melrose This school and theater, which has an amazing reputation for improvisation and sketch comedy, has 

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