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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When is Award Season in Los Angeles?

We’re barely into the new year, and award season is officially kicking off in Los Angeles.  We have back to back ceremonies throughout the city. In just a few short hours, we have The Golden Globes, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  This year’s ceremony will be co-hosted by Sandra Oh, and Andy Samberg. As always, look for the major players in both TV and film.  Special awards this year will go to Jeff Bridges for the annual Cecil B. DeMille Award for film achievement, and Carol Burnett for the annual award for TV achievement.  The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills will once again be home to this red carpet affair. January 27th, 2019, look for The Screen Actors 

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Christmas at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Polo Lounge

Built in 1912, The Beverly Hills Hotel is just as luxurious, glamorous, and desired as it was 107 years ago.  It was known as “the hotel between the city and the sea,” because it was almost perfectly centered between Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica.  Plus, it gave those looking for real estate in the old lima bean fields, a place to spend the night as they looked for the perfect property to build a home.  A few years later, the hotel would have famous neighbors like Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. The legendary Polo Lounge is a must for anyone staying at, or visiting the property.  A few of us just made our annual 

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What Are Some Things to Do in Beverly Hills?

What Are Some Things To Do In Beverly Hills? You’ve come to the right city.  Beverly Hills is connected to popular locations like West Hollywood, and parts of Los Angeles, like Bel Air and Westwood. Here’s a short list of the most popular things to do when in the 90210: Stay.  Where to start?! Hotels are obviously top notch and most are perfectly centered and walkable to venues.  Look into The Waldorf Astoria, The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, The Montage, The Sixty, The SLS Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills, The W Westwood, The Peninsula, Luxe Rodeo, The Viceroy L’Ermitage, and The Four Seasons. Shop.  You’ve got one of the most famous shopping streets in 

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Black Friday Shopping in Los Angeles

Hard to believe, but Black Friday is already here?!  Some avoid it completely, while others love it.  If you’re one that doesn’t mind fighting for parking, fighting the lines, and fighting fellow shoppers, here’s a small list of Black Friday shopping venues in Los Angeles and their locations in relation to local hotels.  We’ve also thrown in some great dining options: The Beverly Center is walkable from hotels like The Viceroy L’Ermitage,  The SLS Beverly Hllls, and The Sofitel.  It’s a huge multi-level mall that just happens to be next to another shopping area called The Beverly Connection.  There’s a handful of brand new restaurants in the center, and places like Cattle & Claw, and Avec Nous are also very 

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Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Hotels

It’s never too early to book your Beverly Hills and Los Angeles hotels for the upcoming holidays.  Hotels…as well as studio tours, restaurants, private sightseeing tours, museums, etc…will surely book up during late December and early January.  This can be especially true depending on the two teams that will be playing The Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena on New Years Day.  A few years back, we had Texas vs. Alabama, and the city was full to capacity with red and orange jerseys. Los Angeles is huge, so how do you pick your hotel?  Look at your itinerary and see what your goals are during your stay.  Some guests are literally just in and out of town for a convention or 

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Los Angeles Nightclub Halloween Parties

We’ve done quite a few posts about all things Halloween on our Glitterati Tours LA blog page.  For those looking for last minute things to do and the hottest Los Angeles Nightclub Halloween parties, we’ve compiled this list from promoter Jamie Barren. With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, the next few nights over the weekend will see the majority of the major parties at nightclubs and hotels. Here’s a handful of the events happening for Halloween: Friday, October 26th -Playhouse Halloween Friday, The Purge with DJ Vision, 10PM-3AM -Sins of Le Jardin Halloween LA 2018 at Le Jardin, 10PM-2AM -Angels and Demons Halloween Party on the rooftop of the W Hollywood Hotel, 9PM-2AM -Project Nightclub Halloween Friday, 10PM-2AM 

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Arrive Hotel Palm Springs

The tagline for Arrive Hotel Palm Springs is, “A Neighborhood Hotel.” It’s so true.  We’ve done a post on Arrive before, but wanted to update a new one.  First off, it’s one of our favorite getaways, and they’ve had some recent updates to their venue. The desert community of Palm Springs is about a 2-hour drive from the general Hollywood or Beverly Hills area. It’s always been the perfect weekend trip or 2nd home for celebrities escaping the city-life of Los Angeles.  So much so, that there’s even celebrity homes tours there, much like we’ve got here in Beverly Hills with Glitterati Tours. When we can, we head to Arrive Hotel Palm Springs for some much needed R & R.  Even if 

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West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2018

Since 1987, the West Hollywood Carnaval has been the culmination of the many Halloween festivities throughout the month of October.  After all, it attracts hundreds of thousands of festive attendees every Halloween night year after year, and that number continues to grow annually. The carnaval or “parade” takes place on Wednesday, October 31st between 6PM-11PM along Santa Monica Blvd.  This one-mile road closure stretches between La Cienega Boulevard on the east and Doheny Drive on the west. This is an adult only party.  Some of the costumes may be too risqué or show too much skin for young eyes.  Plus, there’s areas that bottleneck with foot traffic where you are shoulder to shoulder with people and barely inching along.  It’s not 

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