Visit Griffith Park in Los Angeles

Coming to our city?  One must visit Griffith Park in Los Angeles …. or at least part of it.  At just under 5000 acres, the park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States, and North America.  Griffith Park in Los Angeles is about 5 times the size of Central Park in New York! Approximately 3000 acres were donated to the city by Griffith J. Griffith in 1896, and it’s continued to grow in size ever since.  All of us native Angelenos take advantage of the numerous hiking trails throughout the park.  Most are dog-friendly, as are most things in Los Angeles.  Many of the best hiking trails start at or near the gem of the park, 

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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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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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When in Downtown L.A., visit Clifton’s Cafeteria

When our 1935 landmark in Downtown L.A., Clifton’s Cafeteria, closed down a few years back, many local fans feared that the charm would be swept away with renovations.  Just the opposite.  This unique venue is back, and better than ever. Even though the cafeteria dining options have changed, the great nostalgia has been preserved.  This venue would make for a great outing for the family.  Kids will enjoy the taxidermy animals throughout the complex, as well as the waterfall and giant forest trees in the main dining room.  Adults will enjoy The Monarch, The Brookdale, Gothic Bar, and the Pacific Seas. From the Clifton’s L.A. website: Clifton’s, the world’s largest public cafeteria and California’s lone survivor from the Golden Age 

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Summer L.A. Venues–Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theater, and Ford Theatre

Summer is almost here and it’s the perfect time to start looking for and booking a concert at one of our many spectacular outdoor venues in Los Angeles. See the biggest performers, stage performances and the L.A. Phil on stages such as the Hollywood Bowl, The Greek Theatre, and The John Anson Ford Theatre.  You’re sure to find your favorites, but if history plays a part in your decision, here’s a little bit of that as well… From the Hollywood Bowl website: Hollywood was a small town of only about 5,000 people in 1910. By 1920 the growth of the movie industry had turned the community into a boom town, with a population close to 50,000 and an identity all 

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2016 List of Celebrity Ceremonies for Walk of Fame

With over 2500 stars lining Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, The Walk of Fame is one of the most popular attractions in Los Angeles.  Approximately 30 additional stars are added to the walk each year.  If you happen to be in Hollywood during one of these ceremonies, it’s a guaranteed celebrity spotting.  Plus, many other high-profile famous names usually attend the ceremony of their friends.  In fact, 4 days from now on December 8th, 2015, Rob Lowe will receive his star, becoming the 2567th star on the walk.  His ceremony will take place in front of the legendary Musso & Frank Grill.  Guest speakers include Gwyneth Paltrow and Fred Savage. The list of additions for 2016 have been announced. From 

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Upcoming Ceremonies for the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Coming to Los Angeles and want a guaranteed celebrity sighting?!  Check out the official website for the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Here’s some recent announcements from their site: “The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is excited to announce our newest honorees to the Walk of Fame. After much deliberation, we feel that we have selected a great group of talent for this coveted award. Fans from around the world will be thrilled to hear that their favorite celebrities will be honored on our world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame,” stated Schultz. “We look forward to welcoming these great talents to our Walk of Fame family.” Remember, usually for every star honored, approximately 5 to 10 other famous stars show up 

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Fall Festival at Farmers Market Los Angeles

A favorite of Angelenos, Farmers Market Los Angeles, has been throwing their Fall Festival since 1934.  Don’t miss the activities this coming weekend, October 17th-19th. From The Original Farmers Market Los Angeles: Artisan Alley, Petting Zoo and More on Gilmore Lane! All Weekend, Free   From 12-5pm, visit Artisan Alley, a midway of skilled craftspeople and demonstrations featuring wool spinning, leather and pumpkin carving, basket weaving, flintknapping (arrowhead making) and more.  Be sure to stop by the horse corral to watch our live horseshoeing demonstrations at 1:30 & 4pm each day and take home your own free horseshoe souvenir! You’ll also find farm fresh produce from local farmers.  And, just added,  Soledad Goats will be selling their fresh goat cheese 

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Filming Locations and Studios Around Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

While most of the early silent film work started in New York, New Jersey and France, it was Hollywood and the relocated movie moguls that truly made household names out of stars like Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin. We’ve come full circle with French director, Michel Hazanavicius, and his Oscar winning “The Artist.” The best part about the 84th Academy Awards, was the voice over that played during the announcement of the best picture winner. It mentioned that out of the nine nominees, “War Horse,” “Moneyball,” “The Descendants,” “The Tree of Life,” “Midnight in Paris,” “The Help,” “Hugo,” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” that only “The Artist” was filmed entirely in Los Angeles. For a native Los 

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Our Private Tours of Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills

FAQ’s We’ve seen tons of tour companies in Los Angeles that are much cheaper.  Why is this tour company more expensive? With a Glitterati private tour, you’re guaranteed a spotless, discreet luxury vehicle that will accommodate just you and your immediate party.  This allows you the flexibility to pick your time frame, your location pickup, and most importantly — the ability to customize your tour depending on your interests.   You’ll also have a professional guide that specializes in individually tailored customer service who will go above and beyond to make your tour memorable. We are in the same price range, or lower, than the handful of private tour companies that operate in Los Angeles.  As far as the less-expensive group 

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