Los Angeles Area Hotels

Always one of the biggest questions for someone coming to our city is about lodging at Los Angeles area hotels and where to stay.  There’s no easy answer, but looking at maps prior to your visit can certainly help in the decision making process.  We remind visitors that Los Angeles is a gigantic city.  On top of that, there are many cities within the city.  They include places like Santa Monica, Malibu and West Hollywood. Downtown Los Angeles is growing in their many offerings with food and culture.  Here, you’ll be close to the convention center, Grand Park, Union Station, L.A. Live and The Staples Center. A few hotels in this area include The Intercontinental, Nomad Hotel, and The Ace Hotel. 

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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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Viceroy L’Ermitage Hotel Beverly Hills

The Viceroy L’Ermitage Hotel Beverly Hills is located between the famous shopping streets of Rodeo Drive on the west, and Robertson Blvd. on the east. There’s also a handful of other amazing streets in the general area, like Canon Drive.  Canon is known for famous restaurants like Spago by Wolfgang Puck, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Il Pastaio, and Via Alloro.  If you go the opposite direction and find yourself on Robertson, grab a lunch at The Ivy, Petrossian, or The Henry. The Viceroy is a modern luxury hotel and has been in existence since 1975.  It has always been a favorite of celebrities, including the late Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.  It’s located on the beautiful tree-lined street of Burton Way, which also 

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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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Things to Do in Los Angeles During Summer

Looking for things to do in Los Angeles during summer?  The list is endless, but we also have a few pointers to make sure you get the most out of our city during your stay.  Of course, it’s the busiest time of year and you could be competing with countless other visitors looking for the same activities during July and August. If you’re planning a weekend beach day at any of the local L.A. county beaches such as Malibu, Santa Monica or Venice, it’s best to pick a spot or two and just make it your base.  Traffic going up the coast along Pacific Coast Highway, and certainly anything near the pier, could be incredibly busy.  If possible, make your 

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The InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles

The InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles is located at The Wilshire Grand Center.  At 1,100 feet, it’s the tallest building not only in Los Angeles and California, but the tallest west of the Mississippi River.  For years, the nearby U.S. Bank Tower had the distinction of the tallest building in L.A. at about 1,018 feet. You have to go up 70 floors just to hit the main lobby of The Intercontinental.  It’s here where you’ll find the friendly front desk and concierge staff, as well as an inviting bar, which is buzzing with guests, as well as locals unwinding during/after work. One floor down on the 69th, dine and drink at incredible spots like Dekkadance and Sora.  Of course 

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LA Pride Week 2019

LA Pride Week 2019 this year happens between May 31st  and June 9th.  The theme (or hashtag) is #JustUnite. It all kicks off on the 31st of May with the 7th Annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium.  Guests are invited to come as early as 530PM for a pre-game festive event at the Right Field Plaza Bar.  You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy, for the first pitch isn’t happening until 710PM.  Fireworks and DJ Bowie Jane will complete the night when the game is over. On June 1st, take in the 3rd Annual LA Pride Night at Universal Studios Hollywood.  Their theme is “Pride is Universal.”  Perks include theme park access starting at 4PM, along with exclusive after-hours Universal Studios park access 

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Where Should I Stay When Visiting Los Angeles?

If you’ve never been to our city, remember that it’s a huge spread out area covering over 500 square miles.  There are 4 million people in the City of Los Angeles, and just over 10 million in the county.  Los Angeles County includes places like Long Beach to the south, Malibu to the west, Lancaster to the north, and Pomona to the east. Picking a place to stay is going to be your biggest decision when coming to L.A.  You want to chart out your things to do list in Los Angeles when choosing your lodging.  Do you want to be at the beach during your stay?  Are you attending conventions or business meetings in Downtown L.A.? Or are you 

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Kid Friendly Private Tours of Los Angeles

Many traveling families contact us here at Glitterati Tours to book kid friendly private tours of Los Angeles.  Some just prefer the private touring experience, while others may be concerned about how their young ones will hold up during non-private group tours. Some of the unease comes with the questions:  What if we need a potty break, a diaper change, a snack break, a feeding, or just a short stop so the kids can get out their energy? No worries here.  Our guides conduct these tours nearly every day.  We are professionals at keeping everybody on board engaged.  We have something for everyone between the ages of 1 and 101.  With children, we typically let them know about our next destination 

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Santa Monica Restaurant Week

Hey foodies! We have two questions for you…What exactly is a persimmon, and how could it make for a great weekend in Santa Monica? If you don’t know the answer to either of these questions, that’s okay. I myself had to look up exactly what a persimmon was (it’s an edible fruit that resembles a large, yellow tomato and has a sweet flesh. You’re welcome). If you are interested in this cheeky tomato doppelganger, this weekend is the time to try it out. The Santa Monica Restaurant Week has made the persimmon the central ingredient, and this weekend marks the final few days for great deals. Today through Sunday, you can experience some of the best food Santa Monica has 

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