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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Rose Bowl and the Distance Between Pasadena and Hollywood

Coming to the Rose Bowl Game or Rose Parade and Want to Know the Distance Between Pasadena and Hollywood? __________________________ First off, congratulations to The Georgia Bulldogs and The Oklahoma Sooners in making it into the Rose Bowl out here in Pasadena on January 1st, 2018.  It’s a very special place! We wish both teams the best of luck and hope that their fans enjoy a fantastic game, and our city. Every year about this time, we get asked about logistics and things to do. If you’ve never been here before, Los Angeles, and its county, are HUGE! The Rose Bowl and Rose Parade take place in the city of Pasadena, which falls into L.A. County. This area is about 

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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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Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting

The Annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration —————————————– You may have missed the Christmas tree lighting and fireworks display at The Grove that Glitterati Tours just recently blogged about. Not to worry. If you’re in town this Thursday, November 16th, make your way over to Beverly Hills, as they have their annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration. Once the knob is flicked, look for amazing light displays throughout the city. There will also be special sculptures by HYBYCOZO and live entertainment. Part of the lighting diplay will be the incredible chandeliers by Baccarat that be lining this world-famous drive. Robin Thicke will be the headlining performer starting at 5PM, and the show will be hosted by Top Chef Junior Host, 

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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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Brunch in Beverly Hills

Brunch in Beverly Hills ——————————- If there’s one thing we Angelenos thrive on, it’s leisurely dining. The one constant observation from guests during our private Beverly Hills and L.A. tours is, “Does anyone work in this town?” All the cafés are jam-packed with people enjoying their downtime. Just drive down 3rd Street with the tons of afternoon hotspots, or go by Urth Caffe on Melrose Avenue….morning, noon, or night, and see the throngs of L.A. folks having salads, lattes, or pastries at this see-and-be-seen corner location in West Hollywood. Brunch in Beverly Hills on the weekends is really something special. We just had the champagne and seafood-heavy brunch at The Peninsula, and it was AMAZING. ***NOTE: The service here is 

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Exercise Charity Event in West Hollywood

We’ve Got the Perfect Exercise Charity Event For You in West Hollywood! ——————————– We get that vacation is often for relaxation and to have some well deserved “me” time – but if you find yourself in Los Angeles on the 11th of November and wanting to do a little something for others we have the perfect event for you to pop into. Los Angeles is really good for a handful of experiences that make our city so unique. Some of these include celebrity sightings, fitness classes, and surprisingly enough – giving back. If you find yourself needing a sweat session you may want to stop into Training Mate, the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) gym that was recently voted West 

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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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