A Top Spot Rating for Glitterati Tours Los Angeles

We were recently informed that a top spot rating for Glitterati Tours Los Angeles was mentioned in an article by travel writer, Emily Manthei with U.S. News.  We can’t thank Emily enough for researching the best tours that L.A. has to offer, and that we were included in her article.  We’re also grateful to the dozens of concierges (special shout-out to Ali and Sarah), travel agents, editors and professionals that helped propel us into 7 Tours Unique to Los Angeles. We’re right up there with the fantastic studio tour provided by Warner Bros.!  Here’s an excerpt from Emily’s piece: Glitterati Tours. Glitterati’s private tours offer eight mix-and-match itineraries that cater to each group’s needs. Create your own itinerary by matching 

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Private Sightseeing Tours in L.A. for November, December

With Halloween in our rear-view mirror, it’s time to concentrate on private sightseeing tours in L.A. for November and December.  We can normally expect things to slow down a bit after summer for September and October, but private tour requests have been pretty consistent.  This goes for November as well, with dozens of advanced bookings already on our Glitterati Tours calendar. Booking private sightseeing tours in L.A. in advance is always recommend.  Just like one would book their restaurants, hotels, VIP studio tours, and museums. November bookings can be somewhat hit and miss with some days fully booked and some days wide-open.  That changes completely come the final two weeks of December and into January.  It’s obviously a very busy 

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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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Hollywood Forever Day of the Dead Festival

The famous cemetery Hollywood Forever Day of the Dead Festival, a.k.a., Dia De Los Muertos, always coincides with Halloween.  This truly is one of the most unique events of the season. This year, the event takes place on Saturday, October 29th from 12pm-12am.  A favorite visit during our private tours of Hollywood, the cemetery will be closed to the public a few days prior in order to set up the stages and for the elaborate altar construction for participants in the annual contest. Performing on the main stage this year, look for Mariachi Flor De Toloache, Buyepongo, Julietta Venegas, Alejandro Y Maria Laura, and Mitre. More event details: General Admission: $20 per person – (Exact change is requested) Children 8 

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Visit Downtown Los Angeles Music Center

For nearly 50 years, our Downtown Los Angeles Music Center has been a premier performing arts destination.  Glitterati Private Tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills can include this magnificent part of our DTLA history during our “Essential L.A., Plus Downtown” tour. The four main buildings in the center include The Mark Taper Forum, The Ahmanson Theatre, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and The Walt Disney Concert Hall. If you are to Visit the Downtown Los Angeles Music Center, here’s some great tidbits from their official website: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the first and largest theater of The Music Center, was built in 1964. Everything from the building’s structure and engineering to its interior design—lighting fixtures, restaurant china and 

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Tours Departing from LAX Airport

With our annual review complete, Glitterati Private Tours of L.A. is once again proud to provide tours departing from LAX Airport.  We are one of the few private tour companies in LA offering sightseeing opportunities directly from the airport.  This is ideal for guests with extended layovers that wish to see  a bit of our city before their continuation flights to other locales. We can pick up guests directly at their terminal. Airport regulations understandably require a rigorous protocol for tour operators and transportation companies.   This ensures a visitor’s safety as well as security issues and traffic flow. Depending on a guests’ sightseeing requests, we do have a 3 to 3.5 hour minimum with any tours departing from LAX 

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Celebrity Sightings at The Walk of Fame in Hollywood

Want guaranteed celebrity sightings during your visit to Hollywood and Beverly Hills?  One can definitely make this happen when timed with Walk of Fame honoree ceremonies in Hollywood.  In fact, tomorrow, Hall and Oates will receive their star on the Walk of Fame. From the Official Walk of Fame Website: The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Daryl Hall & John Oates will be honored with the 2,587th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. September 2, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Musicians Institute Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will 

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Topless Van Tours in Hollywood and Beverly Hills

A recent investigation by NBC Los Angeles, concerns over 2 dozen topless van tour companies in Los Angeles that will soon be receiving letters from the Department of Transportation regarding the modifications and safety of their vehicles.  While many of these companies have their heart in the right place and wanting to provide the best experience for visitors, some have skirted regulations all together in terms of safety, training of guides, and the essential California Public Utilities Commission guidelines. Glitterati Tours mentioned this in a recent post, and reminded guests to do a bit of research before booking a private tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. That being said, we feel for the many (good) companies that have collectively spent 

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Summer Tours in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Summer tours in Los Angeles are up and running.  This year, the season started early with a blockbuster June, and it’s continued right through July.  The busiest period will actually be coming up within the next week and continue through August and into the first week of September when many holidays end here in the U.S.  That being said, we can’t stress enough to book summer tours in Los Angeles prior to arrival. Just this week alone, Glitterati Tours was fully booked up 5 out of the 7 days.  This is fantastic for us, but unfortunate for the dozens of guests looking for a last-minute private tour of Beverly Hills and L.A. Not sure if a private tour is right 

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Summer Weather in Los Angeles

It’s about to get hot.  In the next few days, weather in Los Angeles will heat up to over 100 degrees. That’s 38 degrees celsius for many of our international travelers.  While it’s going to be warm here, our neighboring Palm Springs (about 2 hours east) will hit a staggering 120 degrees.  Typically our heat is dry, but some clouds are predicted, so it can be a bit muggy with the humidity, but nothing compared to areas typically warm and humid like New York, Hawaii and Florida. This current forecast is somewhat rare for June, but can be the norm in July, August and September. What to do on a hot weather day in Los Angeles?  If your hotel or 

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