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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Hollywood Toys and Costumes for Halloween

With so much happening in Los Angeles this spooky season, Glitterati Custom Tours of Beverly Hills has to say a few words about Hollywood Toys and Costumes for Halloween.  By far, our favorite store in L.A. for costumes, make-up, props, accessories, masks, wigs, and everything else one must have to put together the perfect outfit for Halloween parties and venues. If you happen to be lucky enough to be visiting our city during this festive season, look no further than Hollywood Toys and Costumes.  It’s one-stop shopping for folks attending events like the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval on October 31st. Here’s just a tidbit from their website of what Hollywood Toys and Costumes has to offer in terms of masks: 

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Fall and Winter Tours of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Wow!  What a summer for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills with Glitterati Tours.  We were nearly booked solid from mid-June through mid-August.  Many days, we turned down about a dozen tours from referrals, international travel agents, and our concierge family at many of the local 5-star hotels throughout Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Santa Monica.  August has been incredibly unpredictable.  Thus far, in like a lion and out like a lamb.  As we write this, the end of August has dropped off we pre-bookings.  As school schedules change year by year, this inevitably changes the tourism season.   Years ago, it was almost guaranteed that September 15th was a back-to-school date nationwide.  Not the case anyone. This summer, 

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9021Pho on Sunset Boulevard

After a long day of touring Los Angeles, our tour guides’ favorite delivery is 9021PHO.  Eat in, take out, or ask for delivery.  If you haven’t been lately, make sure to try out their new menu.  While there are several locations, we especially love the venue on Sunset Blvd.  It’s conveniently located between Los Angeles and West Hollywood, and walking distance from Sunset Strip hotels like The Andaz, The London West Hollywood Hotel, The Mondrian, Best Western Sunset Strip, The Standard and Sunset Tower.  The building where they’re located is also popular for AirBnB visitors. Seeing a screening at The Director’s Guild of America?  This is a convenient and delicious choice for a quick meal. We love their pho of 

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dineL.A. Restaurant Week Happening Now

The popular dineL.A. Restaurant Week (actually 14 days) started today, and goes through Sunday, July 31st.  Promoted by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, dineL.A. highlights the diversity of cuisine throughout the area, and includes communities like Venice, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Downtown L.A., Echo Park, West Hollywood, Koreatown, Pasadena and Silver Lake. Lunch and dinner options available: Lunch (2+ Courses): $15, $20, $25 Dinner (3+ Courses): $29, $39, $49, $95+ (dineL.A. Exclusive Series) Booking in advance is highly recommended.  Walk-ins are also welcome, but don’t come with a guarantee of getting a table. Just a small handful of restaurants in this dineL.A. session include:  BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood, Border Grill in DTLA, Cafe Gratitude in Larchmont, 

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LAX Los Angeles Tour Departures During Busy Holiday Periods

Glitterati Tours is thrilled to be one of the few private charter tour companies with LAX Los Angeles tour access.  Our access to pickup guests at LAX requires special permits and a security clearance via transponders on all of our vehicles. This affords guests with an extended layover –or a tour before ending at their local hotel –the opportunity to see the best that L.A. has to offer. With the busy seasons like July and August, as well as the holidays around December and Spring Break, sometimes it’s tough to schedule pickups at LAX.  There is a 3.5 hour minimum when picking up for LAX Los Angeles tour departures.  If there’s other tours on the books on your potential tour 

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Book Your Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Tours Now for Summer

Glitterati Tours just finished up a record breaking Spring Break for Beverly Hills tours and private excursions around Los Angeles.  As a smaller tour company with a #1 rating on TripAdvisor for Activities and Tours, we were swamped with requests.  There was many days in March that we weren’t able to accommodate the large number of last minute requests for private Beverly Hills tours.  A reminder that we work not only with guest referrals, but also VIP agents, travel agents, and of course, our LACA (Los Angeles Concierge Association).  Quite a few bookings come from these 5-star hotels throughout Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, as well as several beach properties down in Santa Monica. While this post is somewhat 

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Hollywood Bowl 2016 Calendar

The Hollywood Bowl 2016 calendar promises to have something for everyone.  Whether you’re a local or a tourist, the Bowl is a must-visit venue.  It really doesn’t matter who’s performing…it’s more about enjoying a warm summer Southern California night with 18,000 other music lovers.  It’s one of the few venues that allows guests on most nights to bring in their picnic baskets, wine and beverages.  There’s even off-site areas with tables to set up your feast. As always, take one of the many shuttles to the Hollywood Bowl, or walk if possible.  There is stacked parking, and it’s not recommended to get stuck in this jam of vehicles, especially after the show.  There are local businesses that open up their 

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What and Where is Hancock Park, Los Angeles

Most people only hear about Hancock Park because of President Obama’s frequent trips to this extremely affluent community.  As Obama lands today in L.A. to tape The Ellen Show, his motorcade will then make its way over the hill (we’re hoping he takes the Marine One helicopter and lands it at The Wilshire Country Club) and off to producer Danny Rose’s party for a fundraiser. Danny Rose is the Executive Producer for the TV show “Scorpion.”   Even John Legend is expected to perform. In the past, Obama has been to this same neighborhood for a party thrown by Shonda Rhimes (producer of Gray’s Anatomy, and Scandal), John Wells (producer of E.R. and West Wing), and the home of the 

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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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