Most Popular Studio Tours in Hollywood and Los Angeles

Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills often gets asked if we do studio tours of Hollywood and Los Angeles.  Yes, and no.  We never have access past the gates of these legendary movie and television creative machines.  We do have a tour called “Whirlwind LA, plus Studios.”  This tour gives guests a wonderful city perspective of Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and puts an extra emphasis on the history of the famous star machines in the birth of the Hollywood movie industry.  This includes the independent studios where Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Mary Pickford, Harold Lloyd and Douglas Fairbanks kicked off their careers. With television threatening the movie industry in the 50’s, we also include famous studios like Desilu, with 

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Celebrity Sightings in Hollywood and Beverly Hills

It’s Los Angeles after all, so we get asked all the time where are the best celebrity sighting locations in Hollywood and Beverly Hills?!  Our solid answer is EVERYWHERE. Just about everyday during our celebrity homes tours of Beverly Hills and Bel Air, our guides are able to point out celebrities driving, walking the dog, and collecting their mail…just like everyone else.  As always, we never publish these sightings for anyone at or near their homes. However, we’re happy to discuss any celebrity that’s in a public place (other than a hotel we work with which thrives on privacy), that can include restaurants, bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, house parties, dry cleaners, etc. Is it an invasion of privacy?   Good 

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Summer Things to do in Los Angeles

There are countless summer things to do in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.  It’s only April 23rd, and it actually feels like summer at a cozy 84 degrees.  Come July, August and September, look for spikes in heat up to 100F or 38C.  Keep this in mind when planning out your days.  If it helps, it’s usually a dry desert heat, as opposed to a humid sticky kind of hot. Here’s a handful of ideas, both inside and outside for summer things to do in Los Angeles: Take a Hike:  Yes, this can be done in summer.  It’s actually a very popular time to take in the outdoors.  Just bring plenty of water, and sunscreen…and keep you eyes 

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Private Tours in Melbourne, Australia with Localing Tours

Guests that have utilized the services of Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills often ask if we have recommendations for private tours in other major cities. We do! We highly recommend Localing Tours for private tours in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The founders of Localing, Dean Hampel, and Daniel Platt, run their company with the same integrity as Glitterati. Plus, like us, they’re highly rated on TripAdvisor with multiple “Certificate of Excellence” awards. They are also the go-to private tour company for Melbourne with many of their local 5-star concierge desks, and international travel agents, including the prestigious Virtuoso group. Localing Tours Include:  Melbourne Tours Night Tours Great Ocean Road Yarra Valley Tours Mornington Tours Penguin Tours And a General City Guide 

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Los Angeles Marathon 2017

Los Angeles Marathon 2017 It’s that time of year again, when we get to show off our amazing March weather, and city to the world.  The Los Angeles Marathon 2017 is just around the corner. This year, the Los Angeles Marathon takes place on Sunday, March 19th. Online registration closes on March 15th, so it’s not too late to join over 25,000 other athletes, from all 50 states and over 60 different countries, in reaching your personal goals. The stadium to the sea course starts at Dodgers Stadium with 4 different start times: 630AM –Wheelchairs 632AM –Handcycles 645AM –Elite Women 655AM – Elite Men and Full Field The course showcases the best of Los Angeles with runners hitting Downtown LA 

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Visit the Hollywood El Capitan Theatre

Visit the Hollywood El Capitan Theatre When in Los Angeles, especially with children, visit the Hollywood El Capitan Theatre. This venue debuted in 1926 and is now Walt Disney Studio’s premiere cinema. State of the art technology makes this an incredible movie experience, with digital projectors, and a Dolby sound system with over 100 speakers. Check the calendar for special events. Often, The El Capitan Experience prior to their screenings can include special props and costumes, as well as incredible live performances with their film characters singing and dancing. In fact, two of our Glitterati Tours team have done numerous shows here over the years, and entertained countless visitors. Upcoming events and shows if you visit the Hollywood El Capitan 

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Private Specialty Tours of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Private Specialty Tours of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Booking Now for Spring and Summer   Coming to our city?  Take private specialty tours of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills with Glitterati Tours.  We provide sightseeing in luxury SUV’s, which give us access to all areas.  Many group tour companies with vans or buses could be restricted from entering certain areas (Hollywood Sign, celebrity home communities, etc.) due to weight restrictions.  Plus, an SUV is discreet and we supply all the amenities for the perfect excursion… free WiFi, snacks, chilled water, and an iPad prestention of photos and videos that accompany our many talking points. Take a look at our Glitterati Tours website and build off of our tour offerings. 

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Things To Do When It Rains in Los Angeles

Glitterati Tours and concierges throughout the city hear this phrase rarely, but it’s, “we need things to do when it rains in Los Angeles.”  It’s rare, because until just recently, we were going on our 6th year of drought conditions.  Our beautiful Santa Monica and San Garbriel Mountain Ranges, were locked in a brownish color for years. We were far below our already low average of about 14 inches per year… 5 years running.  Even cities like Beverly Hills cut the sprinklers, and their normal bright green medians along Sunset Boulevard turned to dead grass and dust.  There was even a hunt for someone dubbed the Wet Prince of Bel Air, who used 11.8 million gallons of water in a 

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Chanukah Celebrations in Los Angeles at Farmers Market

Join the Chanukah celebrations in Los Angeles at Farmers Market.  This popular venue sits nestled between CBS Studios (taping location for The Price is Right, The Young and the Restless, Dancing with the Stars, and many other popular shows), and the famous The Grove, with dozens of dining and shopping options. Events for Chanukah celebrations in Los Angeles at Farmers Market include: 230p-430p- Chanukah Fun in the Market Plaza with Chanukau Arts and Crafts, Face Painting, Building a Giant Lego Menorah and Holiday Treats.  This includes participants from the Miracle Mile Chabad and the Zimmer Children’s Museum. 430p – The Comedy Antics of Mickey O The Maccabee 5p- The Menorah Lighting Ceremony.   While here, make The Original Farmer’s Market 

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Holiday Concerts at The Walt Disney Concert Hall

Deck the Hall!  Holiday Concerts at The Walt Disney Concert Hall in DTLA Like bears, it’s that time of year when the L.A. Phil leaves the great outdoors (The Hollywood Bowl) and move indoors (The Walt Disney Concert Hall). Both are incredible venues and have become true landmarks in the city of Los Angeles.  The Hollywood Bowl opened in 1922, and the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall opened in 2003.  The Bowl holds about 18,000 music lovers, while the hall holds a cozy 2300 guests. Here’s the LA Phil holiday concerts at The Walt Disney Concert Hall this season: DEC 15 at 8pm • DEC 17 at 8pm Handel’s Messiah   From the gentle simplicity of the Pastorale to 

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