Archives for October 2016

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

Here’s some last minute information on anyone planning on coming into Los Angeles for the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. First and foremost, arrive early!  There’s tons of great things that can be done in the general vicinity.   Restaurants line Santa Monica Blvd, as well as Melrose to the south and Sunset Blvd to the north.  If you have an elaborate costume and need time to prep and prepare, it may not be too late to get a local room.  Look into walkable nearby hotels like The London West Hollywood Hotel, The Best Western Sunset Plaza, Sunset Marquis, Mondrian and The Andaz. Parking will be nearly non-existent in the general vicinity as it gets closer to the start time of 

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Ghost Tours and Scandals of Los Angeles

Tis the season for ghost tours and scandals of Los Angeles.  Many international guests refer to our popular “Underbelly LA” tour as a ghost tour, but many domestic guests know them as the scandals that shocked the world. Literally, Sunset Boulevard is the main artery to many of the most famous Hollywood dark side stories.  For it’s on, or just off this main strip, that the overdose deaths of Janis Joplin, John Belushi, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, River Phoenix and Whitney Houston took place.  It’s also on, or very close to the Manson Murders (Sharon Tate, but not the La Bianca’s), Bugsy Siegel death, Lana Turner drama, Ronnie Chasen shooting, The Menendez murders, The O.J. Simpson saga, and the Howard 

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Hollywood Toys and Costumes for Halloween

With so much happening in Los Angeles this spooky season, Glitterati Custom Tours of Beverly Hills has to say a few words about Hollywood Toys and Costumes for Halloween.  By far, our favorite store in L.A. for costumes, make-up, props, accessories, masks, wigs, and everything else one must have to put together the perfect outfit for Halloween parties and venues. If you happen to be lucky enough to be visiting our city during this festive season, look no further than Hollywood Toys and Costumes.  It’s one-stop shopping for folks attending events like the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval on October 31st. Here’s just a tidbit from their website of what Hollywood Toys and Costumes has to offer in terms of masks: 

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Visit the Original Farmers Market LA Fall Festival

Visit the 82nd Annual Original Farmers Market LA Fall Festival!  L.A.’s favorite destination since 1934. During our private tours of Los Angeles, Glitterati Tours loves introducing our guests to the side-by-side venues of The Grove and The Farmers Market next to CBS Hollywood Studios.  If you’re here this upcoming weekend, make sure to swing by to get into that fall feeling: Join in on LA’s favorite country fair in the heart of Hollywood. On October 15 & 16, the Original Farmers Market Fall Festival will celebrate the harvest with a family-friendly festival including the world famous All-Alaskan racing pigs, a petting zoo, kid-sized pedal-powered tractor pull competitions, pie eating contests, old-time artisans,and lots and lots of live music! You will 

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Hollywood Forever Day of the Dead Festival

The famous cemetery Hollywood Forever Day of the Dead Festival, a.k.a., Dia De Los Muertos, always coincides with Halloween.  This truly is one of the most unique events of the season. This year, the event takes place on Saturday, October 29th from 12pm-12am.  A favorite visit during our private tours of Hollywood, the cemetery will be closed to the public a few days prior in order to set up the stages and for the elaborate altar construction for participants in the annual contest. Performing on the main stage this year, look for Mariachi Flor De Toloache, Buyepongo, Julietta Venegas, Alejandro Y Maria Laura, and Mitre. More event details: General Admission: $20 per person – (Exact change is requested) Children 8 

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Visit Downtown Los Angeles Music Center

For nearly 50 years, our Downtown Los Angeles Music Center has been a premier performing arts destination.  Glitterati Private Tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills can include this magnificent part of our DTLA history during our “Essential L.A., Plus Downtown” tour. The four main buildings in the center include The Mark Taper Forum, The Ahmanson Theatre, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and The Walt Disney Concert Hall. If you are to Visit the Downtown Los Angeles Music Center, here’s some great tidbits from their official website: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the first and largest theater of The Music Center, was built in 1964. Everything from the building’s structure and engineering to its interior design—lighting fixtures, restaurant china and 

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