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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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Los Angeles Area Beaches

Summer is officially here and in full swing. While Los Angeles may have beaches and palm trees, the cooler temps earlier in the year keep the shoreline a little less busy, but once summer hits locals and visitors alike flock to the waters. With so many people it can be a bit overwhelming trying to map out the best way to do a beach day – but we’ve got you covered. Here are the Glitterati  Tours approved tips for your best summer beach day: If you find yourself truly wanting the surf and doing some swimming, your best bet is to skip hanging out at Santa Monica or Venice and head to one of the quieter beaches like Manhattan Beach, 

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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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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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Pali Wine and Porto’s Bakery in Los Angeles

It’s time for sandwich and wine lovers to unite! Two of Southern California’s most beloved companies are coming together to take the wine and cheese pairings up a step – -sandwiches can be fancy too! Southern California definitely has its fair share of “famous” eats and must-have drink stops. Two venues on this ever-growing list is the classic and crazy popular Porto’s (a cafe bakery with some of the best food around), and the new(ish) to town wine tasting room from the Pali Wine Co. This Sunday the two are coming together to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Downtown Los Angeles Pali Wine tasting room. Tucked away in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles 

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Hollywood Bowl 2019 Calendar

Entertaining approximately 18,000 guests per show since 1922, you can easily see why The Hollywood Bowl has reached its legendary status. That’s not even counting the countless legends in the music world that have performed on its stage…everyone from The Beatles, to Elton John, to Billie Holiday.  We’re getting close to the time of year where this famous outdoor concert stadium kicks back into high gear. In about a week, look for the popular annual Playboy Jazz Festival on June 8th and 9th.  Opening night happens on Saturday, June 15th with John Legend, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and a fireworks display over their iconic shell. Other Hollywood Bowl 2019 calendar events include: Andrea Bocelli on June 18th and 19th, The 30th Annual Mariachi USA 

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Pop SK8 with Roller Skating in Los Angeles

Retro is always in, and oldie but goodie activities always seem to roll back around. This summer Los Angeles is “rolling” back a classic pastime in the vein of pop up outdoor roller rinks. PopSk8 originated in Valencia, and has been booming with success. The venue decided not to contain its fun to one area and will be bringing the old school activity to a pop up in Culver City starting July 6th and rolling through August 4th (okay… we’ll stop with the rolling puns now). Can’t wait that long? Woodland Hills starts their pop up on June 1st and continues on through the month. For those extremely antsy, don’t stress – Valencia is up and running all year round! PopSk8 

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