The Pasadena Rose Parade 2018

It will be here before you know it. The tradition that’s over 100 years old, and showcases the beauty of Pasadena, Santa Anita and the San Gabriel Mountain Range. New York is the place to be on New Years Eve, but Pasadena owns New Years Day. Along with the parade, we also have our Rose Bowl Game. This year, The Oklahoma Sooners take on The Georgia Bulldogs. (See our previous post on The Rose Bowl Game and distance to Hollywood). The Rose Parade starts near the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado Blvd. It travels east for 5 ½ miles before turning north up Sierra Madre Boulevard. The Grand Marshal for The Pasadena Rose Parade 2018 is actor Gary Sinise. 

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Dine and Party at Clifton’s DTLA

Dine and Party at Clifton’s DTLA Along Broadway _____________________ The real draw to our city is Old Hollywood and tales of the Golden Age. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of the classics you have to admit that those stories from years ago are what started all of the hype for our city today. One of the best places to truly experience the feel of the Los Angeles yesteryear is none other than the historic Clifton’s Cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles. Recently restored to its original splendor, Clifton’s is now the last cafeteria left in the city from the golden era age of cafeteria style dining. Don’t let the word “cafeteria” confuse you with school lunches and stark rooms 

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Ice Skating Venues Around Los Angeles

Ice Skating Venues Around Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Monica ——————————- It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season may be a little different out here in Los Angeles from other parts of the country and their winter wonderlands – but it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the holidays as festively as the rest of the United States! Nothing rings more true to the holidays than bundling up in a scarf and mittens, grabbing a hot warm drink (preferably hot chocolate), and skating around an ice rink surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights and decked out Christmas trees. While it may be difficult to find a perfect frozen lake or pond in our southern California climate, Los 

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The Grove Los Angeles for the Holidays

The Grove Los Angeles for the Holidays, and a Chance to Meet Gwen Stefani ——————————– If you’re reading this, you just missed the annual massive tree lighting ceremony and fireworks display at The Grove here in Los Angeles. It doesn’t mean that the spirit of the holidays aren’t on full display for the next month and a half.  Get to The Grove between now and December 24th with the kids, so they’ll have the opportunity to enter Santa’s house for a photo opportunity. Walk-ups are welcome, but lines can be pretty long. Best to book an appointment online prior to your arrival. Along with incredible shopping and dining options, one may even have the chance to meet Gwen Stefani on 

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New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles

NEW BEVERLY CINEMA in LOS ANGELES ————————————————– If you consider yourself a true lover of cinema, we have the theatre you need to visit while you are in Los Angeles. While we are the epicenter of all things cinema with great 3D theatres and the best surround sound experiences, Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills picks one of the special places to see a film on a much smaller scale. Tucked into a small venue on Beverly Boulevard you will find The New Beverly Cinema. The theatre was built in the 1920’s and brings back the nostalgia of the small town movie nightlife. Showing only a few films at a time, it brings the cozy feel back to the saturated and 

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Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch L.A.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch L.A. is Located in Culver City ———————- Halloween is less than a week away and it’s time to put the finishing touches on your costumes, stock up on candy for the kids (or yourself), and, of course, carve the perfect Jack-O-Lantern. While Los Angeles may not necessarily have the space for a perfect open field pumpkin patch we have some creative people who can whip up a pumpkin oasis for every fall lover. A few of us from Glitterati Tours ventured to several different pumpkin patches and found the perfect patch for you to pick your pumpkin and enjoy some festive fall activities. Hidden in Culver City, you would never know you were in the heart 

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Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles

Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles As we wrap up the summer season at The Hollywood Bowl, the L.A. Philharmonic flies south (about 17 minutes) to their winter home at The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. This is an amazing venue, and certainly one of the most photographed structures for visitors coming to L.A. This Frank Ghery designed building must be seen in person and on foot. We recommend walking around the entire building to fully understand the dimensions and architecture. Opened about this same time back in 2003, it’s become an incredibly iconic building, not only in DTLA (Downtown L.A.) but all of Southern California. The LA Phil, with Gustavo Dudamel as their Music 

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Hotel Spotlight: The W Hollywood Hotel

The W Hollywood Hotel at Hollywood and Vine Like any perfect combination of La La Land names — Astaire and Rogers, Lucy and Desi, Abbott and Costello—there’s Hollywood and Vine. Corners don’t get more famous than this! Here you’ll find The W Hollywood Hotel. You’ve also got the Walk of Fame, The Pantages Theatre for Broadway shows like Hamilton (literally steps away), Katsuya Hollywood, Avalon and Bardot nightclubs, Gwen Restaurant by Curtis Stone and Capitol Records. The W Hotel itself, is home to the California bistro, Delphine, as well as: Station Hollywood –Outside bar, which is adjacent to Hollywood Boulevard, with the sweet sounds of house DJ’s. The Living Room – In the hotel lobby. See the signature red-spiral staircase 

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Dia de los Muertos Hollywood

Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery In just about 3 weeks, the 18th annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival takes place at the amazing Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This is one of the most unique Halloween season activities in all of Los Angeles. This year’s theme is The Legacy of Posada, honoring Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada. His art and images 100 years later, still provide so much of the foundation to this annual tradition. Dia de Los Muertos Hollywood, takes place on Saturday, October 28th, 2017, from Noon until Midnight. Get there early to avoid the after dark rush, and 100% look into UBER’ing or public transportation. Street parking will be nearly non-existent in 

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Los Angeles Halloween Family Fun

Los Angeles Family Fun Halloween Activities We’ve watched as grown-ups over the years have stolen Halloween from the young trick or treaters.  Per Glitterati Tours of Hollywood previous and upcoming posts, most events are centered around the older set that enjoys a great party along with their scares. Here’s a handful of kid-friendly Halloween activities: Fall Festival at The Original Farmers Market Join in on the fun on Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15, 2017.  On both days, there will be a petting zoo from 11am-7pm, as well as All Alaskan Pig Races, and Peddle Puller Races by All-Alaskan.  You’ll also find pie eating contests, and Pumpkin Carver Joe in the Plaza.  Throughout the weekend, there will be live 

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