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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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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What We Do at Glitterati Private Tours of L.A. and Beverly Hills

Glitterati Tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills is proud to be the #1 of 10 Activities and Tours in Beverly Hills on TripAdvisor.  We work hard for this reputation and are passionate about showing off our incredible city to visitors.  Glitterati Tours covers Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Venice Beach.  Glitterati Tours has streamlined our offerings to include what most guests want in terms of Los Angeles sightseeing.   Why not other areas in Southern California?  Because, if we know it, we show it!  We’ve got our hands full covering the real estate, scandals, gossip, moving and shaking, history, and constant updates on all-things-L.A. We don’t venture off into Santa Barbara, San Diego or Palm Springs. 

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L.A. Tour Guides for Private Sightseeing Tours

Meet our Team of L.A. Tour Guides At Glitterati Tours of Los Angeles We want potential guests to have any and all information at their fingertips when planning their private sightseeing tour. By far, the most important aspect to any company, is a passionate and dedicated team that goes above and beyond in customer service. Here’s a little bit more about this fantastic group of Glitterati Tours multi-talented L.A. tour guides: David has been a guide with Glitterati Tours since day one. He’s been in the travel and hospitality industry since 1985, when he began working internationally for Northwest Airlines, exploring the world. He is a proud cheese-head from Burlington Wisconsin and came to Los Angeles more than twenty years 

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Discounted Tours Departing from Select Los Angeles Hotels

Effective December 16th, 2015, Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills will have a promotion offering 10% off on any of our private sightseeing tours for guests staying at a handful of select hotels.  This promotion will run between now and February 29th, 2016.  We’re calling it the Leap Year discounted tour. We will have blackout dates for discounted tours from December 26th thru January 5th.  This is an incredibly busy timeframe for us with the holidays and Rose Bowl and Rose Parade attendees.  Just these two venues alone bring about 1 million extra visitors into the Los Angeles area.   Visitors wishing to take advantage of this deal must be registered guests at the following hotels:  The Beverly Hills Hotel, Luxe 

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Things to do for Halloween in Los Angeles and Hollywood

It’s never too early to get the word out on things to do for Halloween in Los Angeles.  Even the local stores have been fully stocked with all things Halloween for over 3 weeks now.  As this holiday picks up steam around the world, keep in mind that there’s no other place that does more to celebrate Halloween than L.A., especially this year, since it falls on a Saturday! Here’s some great stuff for Halloween in Los Angeles: From the Official Visit West Hollywood website: The largest Halloween street party in the world happens in West Hollywood on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Admission is free to this world-famous event, which includes live music and entertainment on multiple stages along Santa 

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L.A. Tours Departing from Anaheim and Long Beach

*For a brief period Glitterati Tours offered pickups and drop offs in areas like Anaheim and Long Beach.  We suspended Anaheim and Long Beach service as of September 1st, 2015.  See Below. From our Glitterati Tours FAQ page: *Glitterati Tours restricts their pick up areas to Beverly Hills, Hollywood/West Hollywood, Downtown L.A. and LAX. We can also pick up at locations in Venice Beach and Santa Monica. We never travel outside of these areas due to the unpredictability of freeway traffic. Rather than pay hourly tour rates, it’s much more economical for a visitor to take alternative transportation into the heart of Hollywood to start their tour. Plus, there’s very few talking points along the freeway system between Los Angeles 

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Glitterati Booking Now For Summer Tours of L.A.

We all are taking a sigh of relief having completed a very busy Spring Break conducting tours of L.A. and Beverly Hills.  We will now stay moderately busy through May and June, and then the flood gates will open with visitors during July and August.  Every year at this time, we remind any potential visitor coming to Los Angeles, to book their hotels, private tours, museums, shows, rental vehicles and dinners way in advance.  It’s great to be spontaneous, but one really wants to take advantage of all that Los Angeles has to offer.  Look into calendars now for The Hollywood Bowl.  Especially around the 4th of July for their fireworks spectacular after their headliner.  Also, check out The Pantages 

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Hollywood Hills and Celebrity Homes Tours

We Angelenos sometimes take our hills and mountains for granted.  It’s when visitors taking a tour of Los Angeles comment on their beauty that we’re reminded that we live in a truly unique city.  Los Angeles is basically cut in half by The Santa Monica Mountain Range.  It stretches from the coast along Malibu, and winds down through exclusive communities like Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills and into Hollywood. It’s this spectacular range that includes the famous Hollywood Hills.  It’s prime real estate that affords its residents outstanding views of the city.  Neighborhoods and canyons that make up this area include, Laurel Canyon, Beachwood, Hollywoodland, Outpost and Whitley Heights.  (If one takes a hike in Runyon 

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Hotel Pickups for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Tours

The advantage of a private tour is the flexibility for the visitor.  Glitterati Tours can pick up guests directly at their hotel in the Beverly Hills, LAX, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, or Downtown L.A. areas.  We can also pick you up after your local Hollywood or Beverly Hills experience, whether it’s Universal Studios, Warner Bros., a restaurant, or museum. We often get requests for pickups in Long Beach, Anaheim, Newport Beach and Pasadena, and unfortunately, these areas are just too far out (and with traffic, highly unpredictable) for us to accommodate transportation.  We remind potential guests that it’s far more economical to get alternative transportation into the heart of the city.  We’ve laid out more on this 

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