Free Things To Do In Los Angeles

Free Things To Do In Los Angeles and Beverly Hills ____________________ Los Angeles and its neighboring community of Beverly Hills doesn’t have to be expensive.  In fact, there’s tons of free things to do in Los Angeles. Our weather allows for an average of 284 sunny days a year.  Even if it’s not the perfect amount of sunshine, the remaining days should be pretty much clear of rain, since our average annual rainfall hovers around 15 inches.  So the first thing on our “free” list includes exploring the great outdoors.  Places like Runyon Canyon and Griffith Park are great starting locations for a hike in the hills above Hollywood. While in Griffith Park, visit the observatory.  It’s one of the 

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Melrose Umbrella Company, Los Angeles

Los Angeles is full of specialty cocktail bars with some of the most creative themes. You can find everything from a 1970’s basement feel to an arcade touting the most well-loved games of years’ past and booze. Each offers their own twist and adventure for the night. While each bar having their own gimmick is fun – it is always nice to stumble across an eclectic spot that you want to return to again and again. Melrose Umbrella Company is definitely one of these bars you will find yourself wanting to become a regular. Their theme is directly related to their creative logo. A simple umbrella with raindrops falling. This was the symbol of the post prohibition area to signify 

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Batman Exhibit at Hollywood Museum

Batman Exhibit at The Hollywood Museum _____________________ There’s a handful of popular museums near the corner of Hollywood and Highland.  You’ve got Madame Tussauds, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Musuem, Guinness World Records Museum, The Hollywood Wax Museum, The Museum of Broken Relationships and even The Museum of Death (about ½ mile down Hollywood Boulevard).  One of our favorites and certainly of our guests, is The Hollywood Museum. The Hollywood Museum is located in the historic Max Factor Building.  It’s where Max made up the leading ladies with the latest and greatest in hair and makeup.  Joan, Bette, Marilyn and Lucy all spent time in his chairs.  See all the incredible screen history here with real props, sets, and costumes. 

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Mardi Gras at Farmers Market LA

The 29th Annual Mardi Gras at Farmers Market LA _________________________ Want a little family-friendly New Orleans fun here on the West Coast?  Check out the 29th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration at The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles.  The event takes place on February 10th and 11th and Fat Tuesday, February 13th. Festivities start on Saturday the 10th from 10-12N with the 11th Annual Mutti Gras Pet Parade and Costume Contest.  This is a must for dog-lovers.  The Farmers Market has partnered with their tenant, The Dog Bakery, for this event. Also on the 10th, look for the strolling Zydeco Mudbugs, and Sean the Stolling Jester working the crowds between 12p-3p.  The King and Queen Crowning Decoration along with The 

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2018 PaleyFest L.A.

The 2018 PaleyFest L.A. Takes Place in March at The Dolby Theatre _____________________ The Academy Awards are just about 4 weeks away on Sunday, March 4th, 2018.  They will once again take place at the home of The Oscars, The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.  The red-carpet will be rolled up on the 5th, but that doesn’t mean the stars stop coming to this world-famous theater.  Here’s your chance to see some of your favorite stars on the same stage: 2018 PaleyFest LA starts in mid-March with a kick off for the PaleyFest Icon 2018, Barbara Streisand.  This will happen on March 16th at 730PM. Other shows that follow will include the casts and creative teams of: The Orville, March 17th 

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Sidecar Doughnuts in Santa Monica

Sidecar Doughnuts in Santa Monica ___________ While Los Angeles may be a city full of trends that come and go quickly – some things never go out of style. One of those things? Doughnuts! Doughnuts are one of America’s favorite deep-fried treats, and no matter how much one may be trying to watch their waistline, it is almost impossible to turn one down. Los Angeles is full of little shops that have this doughy staple, but there is none that can compare to that of Sidecar Doughnuts. Located in Santa Monica, you will rarely see this little shop without a line of hungry doughnut-loving customers. Don’t worry, the line moves quickly and as you wait you can see them bake, 

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The Pasadena Rose Parade 2018

It will be here before you know it. The tradition that’s over 100 years old, and showcases the beauty of Pasadena, Santa Anita and the San Gabriel Mountain Range. New York is the place to be on New Years Eve, but Pasadena owns New Years Day. Along with the parade, we also have our Rose Bowl Game. This year, The Oklahoma Sooners take on The Georgia Bulldogs. (See our previous post on The Rose Bowl Game and distance to Hollywood). The Rose Parade starts near the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado Blvd. It travels east for 5 ½ miles before turning north up Sierra Madre Boulevard. The Grand Marshal for The Pasadena Rose Parade 2018 is actor Gary Sinise. 

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Rose Bowl and the Distance Between Pasadena and Hollywood

Coming to the Rose Bowl Game or Rose Parade and Want to Know the Distance Between Pasadena and Hollywood? __________________________ First off, congratulations to The Georgia Bulldogs and The Oklahoma Sooners in making it into the Rose Bowl out here in Pasadena on January 1st, 2018.  It’s a very special place! We wish both teams the best of luck and hope that their fans enjoy a fantastic game, and our city. Every year about this time, we get asked about logistics and things to do. If you’ve never been here before, Los Angeles, and its county, are HUGE! The Rose Bowl and Rose Parade take place in the city of Pasadena, which falls into L.A. County. This area is about 

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Ice Skating Venues Around Los Angeles

Ice Skating Venues Around Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Monica ——————————- It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season may be a little different out here in Los Angeles from other parts of the country and their winter wonderlands – but it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the holidays as festively as the rest of the United States! Nothing rings more true to the holidays than bundling up in a scarf and mittens, grabbing a hot warm drink (preferably hot chocolate), and skating around an ice rink surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights and decked out Christmas trees. While it may be difficult to find a perfect frozen lake or pond in our southern California climate, Los 

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Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting

The Annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration —————————————– You may have missed the Christmas tree lighting and fireworks display at The Grove that Glitterati Tours just recently blogged about. Not to worry. If you’re in town this Thursday, November 16th, make your way over to Beverly Hills, as they have their annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration. Once the knob is flicked, look for amazing light displays throughout the city. There will also be special sculptures by HYBYCOZO and live entertainment. Part of the lighting diplay will be the incredible chandeliers by Baccarat that be lining this world-famous drive. Robin Thicke will be the headlining performer starting at 5PM, and the show will be hosted by Top Chef Junior Host, 

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