September Things to Do in Los Angeles

September Things to Do in Los Angeles Summer is slowly on the way out the door — even though temperatures hit near record highs in Los Angeles today.  Some of the best months to come to the city are September and October.  Schools are back in session, there is less traffic, and the famous landmarks around Hollywood and Beverly Hills are less-crowded. Of course, there’s also the must-see spots during your stay.  For museum lovers, make your way to The Getty Center in Brentwood, The Getty Villa in Malibu, The Broad in Downtown Los Angeles, LACMA, MOCA, The Griffith Park Observatory, The Petersen Automotive Museum and The La Brea Tar Pits. For shoppers, hit The Grove LA, The Farmers Market, 

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Can I Picnic at The Hollywood Bowl?

Can I Picnic at The Hollywood Bowl?  Yes, but read more below for specifics: August is winding down, which means you’ve already missed tons of great shows at The Hollywood Bowl this summer season.  However, the upcoming lineup of shows in September and October brings in many of the Bowl’s crowd favorites. Look for the Fireworks Finale with Earth, Wind and Fire, The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long, and Maestro of the Movies: The Music of John Williams. Other HUGE shows included Mozart Under the Stars, Barry Manilow with Orchestra, Gladys Knight and The Kingdom Choir, Heart: Love Alive Tour, Ben Harper with Neneh Cherry, An American in Paris, Café Tacvba, Mary J. Blige and Nas, along with so much more happening 

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Escape the Night on YouTube

Chances are if you or someone in your family (we see you Gen Z) is a YouTuber fanatic you’ve probably heard of Joey Graceffa’s “Escape the Night” on YouTube’s premium.   The show just wrapped up its 4th season, making it the longest running show on the streaming platform – and for good reason. It’s a hit!  The show combines reality and surreality as Joey hosts top YouTubers on a fantasy adventure… Imagine the most elaborate escape room, and then imagine it ten times crazier, bigger, and add in some life or death drama to really spice it up. Don’t worry. Remember it’s “surreality” so no YouTuber is harmed in real life. But you can see some of the most 

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Hollywood Night at Escape Hotel

Hollywood Night at Escape Hotel Along the Walk of Fame Looking for some unique things to do when in Los Angeles?  If you’re visiting the Hollywood & Highland Center with its walk of fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and The Dolby Theatre, stroll a few blocks east and check into Escape Hotel Hollywood…but hope you can get out! The Escape Hotel is the largest escape venue in the world with 12 themed escape rooms to explore.  It’s designed to look like a 1930’s haunted hotel.  After checking in, enjoy the spooky lobby and make sure to take advantage of their numerous selfie spots.  They even have a snack bar with beverages and munchies.  Grab something, for it could be your last 

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Hollywood Bowl 2019 Calendar

Entertaining approximately 18,000 guests per show since 1922, you can easily see why The Hollywood Bowl has reached its legendary status. That’s not even counting the countless legends in the music world that have performed on its stage…everyone from The Beatles, to Elton John, to Billie Holiday.  We’re getting close to the time of year where this famous outdoor concert stadium kicks back into high gear. In about a week, look for the popular annual Playboy Jazz Festival on June 8th and 9th.  Opening night happens on Saturday, June 15th with John Legend, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and a fireworks display over their iconic shell. Other Hollywood Bowl 2019 calendar events include: Andrea Bocelli on June 18th and 19th, The 30th Annual Mariachi USA 

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Trejo’s Tacos at Farmers Market L.A.

Where do the locals go in Los Angeles for great food?  It’s a question all of us at Glitterati Tours hear all the time from guests taking our private tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  There’s many answers to the question, but The Original Farmers Market always tops our list.  Not only is it a famous landmark (going strong since 1934), but it’s also located adjacent to the equally popular, The Grove L.A., with even more dining and shopping options.  This is actually our #1 meeting location for guests coming in from Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Long Beach, San Pedro, or other locations.  It’s perfectly centered and gives visitors plenty of parking and a great location to dine/shop before or 

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What Are The Best Casinos in Los Angeles?

What are the best casinos in Los Angeles, and is gambling legal?  Absolutely.  In Los Angeles county, look for some major card rooms that specialize in tournament Texas Hold’em, Omahi Hi-Lo, 21 No Bust Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em (a personal favorite, considering we’ve seen many major jackpots paid-out), Limit Hold’em, Pai Gow Tiles, Baccarat, Chinese Poker, Crazy 4 Poker, and so many others.  Of course, these selections will be dispersed amongst the most popular casinos. Most are located just south of Downtown Los Angeles.  They include The Bicycle Club, Hustler Casino, The Gardens Casino, and Commerce Casino. If Las Vegas style casino gambling is your deal, you will have to head out further east towards 

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The Best Sushi in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

The cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills have no shortage of outstanding sushi restaurants.  They range from the all-you-can-eat, to the money-is-no-object dining experiences. Some of the most popular spots include strip mall no-frills storefronts. This includes a few of our favorite locations.  Look into Sushi Park at 8539 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.  This spot is pure fish, with no rice in sight.  Specialties include the blue crab hand roll, toro and uni. Because this spot pushes right up against the Hollywood Hills, it’s also a favorite of celebrities. Ventura Boulevard, in and around Studio City, is home to literally dozens of sushi restaurants block after block.  Sushi Katsu-ya Studio City is our go-to for a consistently great 

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Booking a Private Tour of Los Angeles

Spring and summer are just around the corner.  There’s no better time to start planning your trip to Los Angeles. Whether it’s just an extended layover at LAX or Burbank Airport, or a week or more in Los Angeles, utilizing your time in the city is crucial to leaving with a great overall perspective. At Glitterati Tours, you’ll find highly rated professionals at customizing a private L.A. sightseeing tour to meet your needs, and your things-to-do list. Our most popular tour is called the “Essential LA.”  This is perfect for a visitor that really wants the must-see sights in Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  This includes everything from a close up photo opportunity of the Hollywood sign, to the 

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Discover Los Angeles and dineL.A. 2019

It happens twice a year, and now is one of the times for foodies to unite.  It’s Discover Los Angeles and dineL.A. 2019!  This first experience takes place January 11-25.  It’s your chance to experience special menus from over 400 restaurants in and around Los Angeles. For lunch, look for 2+ courses for $15, $20, $25, and $35. For dinner, 3+ courses will be $29, $39, $49, $59, and $99 which would be part of the dineL.A. Exclusive Series. It is the perfect opportunity to revisit one of your old faves, or try something completely new.  Remember, Los Angeles is incredibly diverse, so look for awesome options in Chinese, Mexican, Peruvian, traditional American, Thai, Japanese, Russian, Brazilian, and Armenian. Check 

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