Famous Streets to Visit in Los Angeles

Some of the famous streets to visit in Los Angeles can be more well-known than the actual attractions they host.  From Downtown L.A., to Santa Monica, there are names that everyone the world-over has heard of via movies, songs, TV shows and video games (think Grand Theft Auto). In DTLA, there’s no street more important than Olvera Street.  Afterall, it was the birthplace of L.A. in 1781. Honorable mentions go to Alameda, Broadway, Grand (home of The Music Center), Olive, and Hope. In Santa Monica, there’s Pacific Coast Highway, Ocean Avenue, Third Street with its shopping and dining promenade, Main Street, San Vicente lined with beautiful coral trees, and Montana Avenue. The most famous streets however are up in the Hollywood, 

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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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Ice Cream in Los Angeles

School may be back in session, but the temperatures aren’t quite ready to dip down into the cooler degrees of fall just yet. For those summer lovers who are not quite ready to let go of the season and dive into everything fall and pumpkin spice, (really Starbucks? It’s not even September!) Los Angeles has some of the best places for a cold sweet treat. Here are our top three choices for a cool treat amidst all this heat —Ice Cream in Los Angeles! SALT AND STRAW: This may be the cities most popular and well known spot, and it’s for good reason. Salt and Straw’s many locations all over town have some of the most interesting and surprising flavors 

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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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CicLAvia Meet The Hollywoods

Los Angeles is incredible with its hustle and bustle. While this is great for pumping out entertainment, often times the traffic it brings is not. Try driving around anytime between 7 to 9 in the morning and 5 to 7 in the evening. It gets crazy but you can’t beat the city so we all seem to put up with it. While Metro stations are popping up and being built to hopefully improve the traffic flow, they are doing some great events for the community in the meantime, and on August 18th you can enjoy one! CivLAvia is an event in partnership with Metro that gets the cars off the streets and people walking around exploring. CivLAvia Meet The Hollywoods 

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Dance DTLA

One of the best things about Los Angeles summers is that in the evenings the heat wears off. Without the sweltering heat the city comes to life and the world seems to come alive. With the cooler temperatures you might even find you have extra energy to burn off after sitting by the air conditioner trying to keep cool. Downtown Los Angeles has celebrated the summer evenings perfectly in Grand Park just in front of City Hall – and you can join in for FREE! Dance DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) is a weekly Friday night event all through the summer. With free admission you can dance the night away with friends, family, and all the new friends you will meet 

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Malibu Creek State Park

When most people think of Los Angeles they think of lights, movies, and everything else that comes with an urban setting. While this is true with all of our studios and famous hotels around the city, people often forget that just steps away from (and even within) the city we have great spots to enjoy the outdoors. No, we’re not talking poolside or even the beaches. Think forests, hiking trails, lakes, and even a great spot for a quick swim and mini cliff dive in the afternoon. One of these great spots is just outside of the city at Malibu Creek State Park. You’ll forget you are in a coastal state and slip into a peaceful setting perfect for an 

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Los Angeles Tours from Union Station

Los Angeles tours from Union Station are possible with Glitterati Tours.  Let us pick you up directly at the train terminal and whisk you away into the best sightseeing in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  This is a fantastic option for those coming up to the city for the day, especially from San Diego, Long Beach, or Orange County via train or Metro. We’ve listed all of our tours, along with the rates on the Glitterati Tours website.  Because DTLA and Union Station is a bit farther from our home base, you’ll see 2 columns listed.  One with pickups from Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and one with Downtown Los Angeles. Downtown adds an hour to an hour and a half to the 

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Flutter Experience Los Angeles

Look but don’t touch seems to be the motto at most museums, but the Los Angeles “The Flutter Experience” is changing the age old saying in the best ways. Instead of displaying art only to be admired from afar, they have curated an exhibition that is meant to be immersive, interactive, and best of all…meant to spread happiness and brighten your day. The Flutter Experience Los Angeles was built on the idea that going to a museum can have a positive effect on anyone’s mental state. Their goal as stated on their website is to engage people to engage and be inspired by art. The whole exhibit is filled with contemporary art that was created solely to be directly interacted 

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Santa Monica Pier Carousel

For anyone that finds themselves interested in our Golden Age of Hollywood tour – we have a recommendation for a great way to cap off a trip in the truest old-fashioned way possible. After learning all about the golden era of Hollywood and Beverly Hills with our city tour, you can make your way down to the Santa Monica Pier for a classic afternoon filled with soda fountains, ice cream sundaes, and a carousel ride. Just at the start of the Santa Monica Pier, literally to your left as you step onto the boardwalk, is a building known as the Hippodrome, harboring one of the most well-kept attractions from the early days of Santa Monica. Inside this unassuming building you 

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