Archives for September 2016

Halloween in Hollywood and Los Angeles

We are just 2 days away from October 1st, which means we officially kick Halloween in Hollywood and Los Angeles into full gear.  We drink spiced pumpkin lattes at Starbucks, we eat everything with the word pumpkin thrown into its title at Trader Joe’s, and we trek to Urth Caffe on Melrose, Main Street in Santa Monica, and Beverly in Beverly Hills for the best darn pumpkin pie on Urth! Glitterati Tours of L.A. offers up our “Underbelly LA” tour, which covers all the famous murder sites,  death scenes and scandals known the world over.  This tour also includes the famous shooting locations of horror classics Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street!  For fans of American Horror Story, we can even 

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Visit a Great SteakHouse in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles

A big part of our job at Glitterati Tours of L.A. is acting as a concierge on wheels for the best that our city has to offer.  Forget what you’ve heard —not all native Angelenos (Los Angeles natives) live on kale, celery, and wheat germ. We eat and drink everything! Proof of this is that there’s a gym on every corner, and our hills are dotted with fantastic hiking trails. A good steakhouse in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles can be found everywhere. Looking for a steakhouse in Beverly Hills or L.A.?  Here’s a handful of our favorites: Mastro’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills.  Fantastic spot for A-Listers.  A favorite for paparazzi, for famous celebrities like Mariah Carey are frequent visitors at 

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Tours Departing from LAX Airport

With our annual review complete, Glitterati Private Tours of L.A. is once again proud to provide tours departing from LAX Airport.  We are one of the few private tour companies in LA offering sightseeing opportunities directly from the airport.  This is ideal for guests with extended layovers that wish to see  a bit of our city before their continuation flights to other locales. We can pick up guests directly at their terminal. Airport regulations understandably require a rigorous protocol for tour operators and transportation companies.   This ensures a visitor’s safety as well as security issues and traffic flow. Depending on a guests’ sightseeing requests, we do have a 3 to 3.5 hour minimum with any tours departing from LAX 

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Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights

Glitterati Tours of LA wants visitors to know that the first two nights of Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights completely sold out.  Don’t miss this annual event running through November 5th. Every event night, the terror runs from 7PM-2AM.  Most weeks, the Halloween Horror Nights happen Thursday-Sunday.  Buying tickets online in advance could save visitors up to $25 with general admission which ends up at about $65.  Front of the line passes are approximately $169, and they even have day/night passes for after 2pm available.  This would allow guests to take in the rest of the park, and enjoy attractions like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as well as the always popular studio tour tram ride. Halloween Horror 

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Wilshire Grand, The Tallest Building in Los Angeles

Recently, the Wilshire Grand Center became the tallest building in Los Angeles at 1099 feet.  Since 1989, the tallest has been the U.S. Bank Tower (which, by the way, just opened up their SkySlide attraction on the 70th Floor this summer). L.A. now has the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Once open, the Wilshire Grand Center will host an observation deck, office space, a 900 room hotel, restaurants, a 73rd floor rooftop pool, and retail shopping malls.  Gone but not forgotten, the old Wilshire Grand Hotel from 1952 was demolished to make way for our new giant.  This old hotel played host to dignitaries like Pope John Paul II and John F. Kennedy. During our private guided downtown L.A. 

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Luxurious Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles

The luxurious Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles is so much a part of the glamor and mystery of Hollywood folklore, probably because of its lush and private grounds.  As one of the Glitterati guides, we sometimes are requested as walk on guides for international guests who already have a driver or car.  I spent two days with an amazing family visiting from Europe, who had a wish list of places they wanted to see, including the Getty Center, Venice Beach, and El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles, del Rio Porciuncula, which translates to The Town of Our Lady the Queen of Los Angeles, the river Porciuncula.  Of course I shared many more amazing destinations, sights 

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Tim Burton Gets Handprints at Chinese Theatre

Big time director Tim Burton to receive his footprints and handprints at Chinese Theatre on Thursday, September 8th at approximately 4PM.  TCL Chinese Theatre, also known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, also known as Mann’s Chinese Theatre, etc., will host this event in their courtyard just outside their IMAX stage. Tim Burton is the mastermind behind such classics as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.  Also, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Batman Returns, Alice in Wonderland, BeetleJuice and the remake of Planet of the Apes. The great thing about these ceremonies is the mystery of who will show up to honor him.  Will his leading man Johnny Depp attend?  Or 

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Celebrity Sightings at The Walk of Fame in Hollywood

Want guaranteed celebrity sightings during your visit to Hollywood and Beverly Hills?  One can definitely make this happen when timed with Walk of Fame honoree ceremonies in Hollywood.  In fact, tomorrow, Hall and Oates will receive their star on the Walk of Fame. From the Official Walk of Fame Website: The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Daryl Hall & John Oates will be honored with the 2,587th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. September 2, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Musicians Institute Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will 

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