What’s Happening in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

What’s happening in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills recently, and in the near future?  Quite a bit, as always.  The Los Angeles area welcomes a handful of new hotels including The Hotel Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles, The Dream Hotel in Hollywood, and The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills.  The Waldorf is the latest in luxury in the heart of Beverly Hills.  Their general neighbors include The Peninsula, The Montage Beverly Hills, The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, The SLS, The Beverly Wilshire Hotel and The Hotel Bel Air.  The Waldorf shares a lot with the legendary Beverly Hilton Hotel, once known as the Merv Griffin Hotel, and the annual host of The Golden Globe Awards (sadly, 

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Most Popular Studio Tours in Hollywood and Los Angeles

Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills often gets asked if we do studio tours of Hollywood and Los Angeles.  Yes, and no.  We never have access past the gates of these legendary movie and television creative machines.  We do have a tour called “Whirlwind LA, plus Studios.”  This tour gives guests a wonderful city perspective of Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and puts an extra emphasis on the history of the famous star machines in the birth of the Hollywood movie industry.  This includes the independent studios where Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Mary Pickford, Harold Lloyd and Douglas Fairbanks kicked off their careers. With television threatening the movie industry in the 50’s, we also include famous studios like Desilu, with 

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Celebrity Sightings in Hollywood and Beverly Hills

It’s Los Angeles after all, so we get asked all the time where are the best celebrity sighting locations in Hollywood and Beverly Hills?!  Our solid answer is EVERYWHERE. Just about everyday during our celebrity homes tours of Beverly Hills and Bel Air, our guides are able to point out celebrities driving, walking the dog, and collecting their mail…just like everyone else.  As always, we never publish these sightings for anyone at or near their homes. However, we’re happy to discuss any celebrity that’s in a public place (other than a hotel we work with which thrives on privacy), that can include restaurants, bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, house parties, dry cleaners, etc. Is it an invasion of privacy?   Good 

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Summer Things to do in Los Angeles

There are countless summer things to do in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.  It’s only April 23rd, and it actually feels like summer at a cozy 84 degrees.  Come July, August and September, look for spikes in heat up to 100F or 38C.  Keep this in mind when planning out your days.  If it helps, it’s usually a dry desert heat, as opposed to a humid sticky kind of hot. Here’s a handful of ideas, both inside and outside for summer things to do in Los Angeles: Take a Hike:  Yes, this can be done in summer.  It’s actually a very popular time to take in the outdoors.  Just bring plenty of water, and sunscreen…and keep you eyes 

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Tam O’Shanter Restaurant and Walt Disney

The historic Tam O’Shanter Restaurant and Walt Disney go hand-in-hand.  After all, this legendary restaurant in the Atwater Village section of Los Angeles wasn’t too terribly far from the old original Disney Studio on Hyperion Avenue.  The Tam was where Walt and his talented team of animators, and eventually his Imagineers, could conduct business and enjoy the awesomeness that is Tam O’Shanter.  In fact, when pulling up to Tam, you can actually see an incredible resemblance to the cottage in the classic Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Recently, Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills, had the pleasure of a private tour by the General Manager, John and a Disney expert.  What a treat.  They even shared stories of this wonderful 

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Book Your Los Angeles Summer Vacations Now

It’s that time of year when Glitterati Tours reminds potential visitors to book their Los Angeles summer vacations NOW! As mentioned in previous posts, tourism across the United States, as of now, is very hard to predict.  Analysts have noted noticeable cancelations or a slow-down in pre-bookings from some of our biggest markets, including Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.  In some cases, this also coincides with a strong dollar, with other world-wide destinations offering up a bigger bang for the buck for travelers. There’s no way to know what summer will bring? It has certainly been an erratic calendar since November.  Even this last month, we had the opposite in scheduling as March came in like a lamb and 

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Live Music and Concerts in Los Angeles

Live music and concerts in Los Angeles and surrounding communities are a smorgasbord of choices.  World-famous venues like the Hollywood Bowl, The Greek Theatre, Pantages, The Palladium, The Forum, and dozens of others are within a very small radius.  In fact, just on the Sunset Strip alone in West Hollywood, one can walk a short 2 short blocks and enjoy legendary venues like The Viper Room, The Whisky A Go-Go, The Rainbow Bar and Grill, and The Roxy.  A few blocks down, you also have The Troubadour, made famous by superstars like Elton John and James Taylor. One of the most anticipated upcoming concerts is U2 at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena for their Joshua Tree Tour 2017, May 20th 

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Things to Do for St. Patrick’s Day in L.A.

Things to Do for St. Patrick’s Day in L.A. Angelenos don’t need an excuse to party. Proof, just look at most bars on a Friday, Saturday, and of course, Sunday Funday. We’re still no Boston, or New York, but there are still plenty of great things to do for St. Patrick’s Day in L.A.   Here’s a few for this coming Friday, March 17, 2017: Farmer’s Market Los Angeles Visit the Original Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles for an all day festive green party. There will be activities for the children and live music throughout the day, including Irish folk bands and a strolling bagpiper. Stick around for Stuart Marks and the Paddy O’Dors Band, which will hit the West Patio 

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Los Angeles Marathon 2017

Los Angeles Marathon 2017 It’s that time of year again, when we get to show off our amazing March weather, and city to the world.  The Los Angeles Marathon 2017 is just around the corner. This year, the Los Angeles Marathon takes place on Sunday, March 19th. Online registration closes on March 15th, so it’s not too late to join over 25,000 other athletes, from all 50 states and over 60 different countries, in reaching your personal goals. The stadium to the sea course starts at Dodgers Stadium with 4 different start times: 630AM –Wheelchairs 632AM –Handcycles 645AM –Elite Women 655AM – Elite Men and Full Field The course showcases the best of Los Angeles with runners hitting Downtown LA 

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Walk of Fame Celebrity Sightings

Walk of Fame celebrity sightings are a guarantee to see the biggest names in film, television, radio, theater and music, as stars and behind-the-scenes legends are honored with a star on Hollywood Blvd and a small section of Vine. Glitterati Tours conducts our celebrity homes tours on a daily basis.  More times than not, guests get a celebrity sighting as we make our way through the multi-million dollar homes in Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Hills.  Three of these communities make up the coveted “Platinum Triangle” of Los Angeles. In just three days, look for the star-studded ceremony for actor John Goodman.  John will be the 2603rd star on the Walk of Fame.  His ceremony will 

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