Los Angeles County Fair

If you’re taking a tour of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Hollywood and don’t mind a short drive outside of the city, make sure to visit the L.A. County Fair in Pomona from Sept. 3rd – Oct. 2nd.  I grew up in Pomona and LaVerne and never missed this amazing venue. There’s something for everyone—Horse Racing, Hundreds of Exhibits, Educational Experiences, Livestock, Every Possible Food Imaginable, Carnival Rides, Games, and Live Concerts. Performing this year: The Ohio Players, Rose Royce, Gloria Trevi, Beach Boys, En Vogue, Salt-N-Pepa, One Republic, War, Victoria Justice, Mariachi USA Fiesta, Doobie Brothers, Tower of Power, Boz Scaggs, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Leann Rimes, and Earth, Wind and Fire. Contact Fairplex for more information:  909-623-3111  

Now Offering Ground, Plus Helicopter Tours of Los Angeles

Glitterati Tours has partnered with a wonderful helicopter tour company for STREET TO SKY tours. Guests can now choose any of our popular ground tours and combine them with a private helicopter tour.  This is an amazing way to experience the ultimate in Los Angeles sightseeing tours…you can see the venues and landmarks up close, and then take to the sky to get a bird’s-eye view of our sprawling city.  Best of all, with Glitterati Tours, there are no hidden commissions or mark-ups in your quoted price.

The El Capitan Theatre and Cars 2 Attraction

The El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard will host over 3 ½ hours of entertainment for the Disney Pixar film “Cars 2” from June 24th -August 28th. See the movie in a classic Hollywood theater that dates back to 1926, and then enjoy their outdoor World Grand Prix Attraction.  Activities include: Tokyo Tower Gravity Slide, Mission McMissile Spy Game, Springtime in Paris Eiffel Tower Bungee Jump, Wall O’Tires Climbing Wall, Time Trial Race Track and much more. For Tickets call:  1-800-DISNEY6, or visit elcapitantickets.com This stunning movie palace, across the street from the Kodak Theater and Grauman’s Chinese Theater, is operated by the Walt Disney Company, and hosts many of their big premieres.  Quite a history considering this very same 

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Book Early for the Best of Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills

The summer season is fast approaching and the general feeling around Los Angeles is that it will be a record-breaking year for tourism. Be prepared and book early!  Whether it’s a hotel, restaurant, car rental or VIP entrance to Warner Bros., or Universal Studios, you don’t want to miss a special opportunity to truly experience the best of Los Angeles.  If you’re staying at a hotel while in the city, don’t be shy about utilizing your concierge.  We work with hundreds of concierges and they are magicians at making things happen. As a sponsoring member of the Los Angeles Concierge Association, I’m privy to their passion in providing unparalleled service to their guests. Glitterati Tours is also here to assist 

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Los Angeles is Now the Number 2 Destination for Overseas Travelers in the U.S.

Congratulations to Los Angeles on becoming the number two destination for overseas travelers with over 3.3 million guests last year!  We’re now right behind New York, bumping Miami into the 3rd spot.   At Glitterati Tours, we’ve booked international visitors from Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Russia, China, Japan, Bahrain, Canada, England, Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria, Germany, Norway, Hungary, Spain, Mexico, Switzerland, Syria, Israel, France, and of course, our biggest increase hasbeen with the Australians.   For years, Los Angeles was usually the layover city with most guests never leaving the airport terminal.  Now, visitors are spending more time in the city and dispelling the many myths one usually associates with L.A.—smoggy, dirty, shoot-outs on every corner, fake plastic unfriendly people, no green 

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23rd Vintage Bouquet at Greystone Mansion Beverly Hills

Another great event happening up at Greystone Mansion.  On May 15th, 2011, the 23rd Vintage Bouquet will take place.  Tickets purchased in advance are $125, and VIP tickets are going for $175. Ticket includes an afternoon of unlimited wine tasting, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and auctions.   This event will be hosted by Elia Aboumrad, from Top Chef fame. Participating Beverly Hills and Los Angeles restaurants include:  Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, STK, The Capitol Grille, Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive, Kate Mantilini, Il Fornaio Beverly Hills, and Lawry’s.  Participating wineries include:  Demetria Estate, Flowers Winery, Conjure Imports, Cass Winery, Realm Cellars, Justin Vineyards and Winery and Eric Kent Wine Cellars. Schedule of Events: Wine Tasting & Hors d’oeuvres 12:00 p.m. to 

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Farmer’s Market 2011 Calendar

The Farmer’s Market just released their calendar for the remainder of 2011.  This venue, along with its neighbor, The Grove, is a local favorite and a major tourist attraction in the city of Los Angeles.  Great food, shopping, entertainment, and celebrity sightings.  SUMMER MUSIC SERIES, Thursdays and Fridays, May 26– September 9, 7–9pm: Free evening concert performances every Thursday (Jazz) and Friday (Eclectic) on the West Patio featuring L.A.’s best musical acts. 17TH ANNUAL GILMORE HERITAGE AUTO SHOW, Saturday, June 4, 11am–5pm: Over 100 pre-1980 American classics are on display throughout the Market. This year’s show will pay tribute to two- toned and multi-colored cars. SUMMER FAMILY FUN SERIES, June–August starting June 12, 12–3pm: A new crop of excitement arrives 

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Special Thanks for Supporting Glitterati Tours

Many thanks go out to the individual concierges throughout L.A., The Los Angeles Concierge Association, and our domestic and international travel agents.  Your trust in our services to provide personalized tours of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu and Santa Monica, has put us on the map as one of the most respected private tour companies in Los Angeles.   You’ve also helped put Glitterati Tours on several industry lists as a must-do attraction in our amazing city.  Also, a special thanks to all of our guests for their feedback and referrals which has solidified our rock solid reputation for quality, knowledge, amenities, cleanliness, and flexibility. –Jimmy

Greystone Mansion and Concours d’Elegance

One of Beverly Hills’ gems is open to the public on Sunday, May 1, 2011, from 10am-4pm. Get a peek into a legendary estate while viewing over 150 world class vintage automobiles and motorcycles.   Concours d’Elegance will also have live music, a marketplace of automobilia, books, fashions and antiques.  Seminars hosted by Industry Experts and 2 for 1 admission to the Peterson Automotive Museum will all be included in the ticket price.  Also, enjoy gourmet food from Beverly Hills finest restaurants, two beer gardens, two expresso bars and two Margarita bars.  $100 advanced tickets available, or day of event tickets are $125.  For ticket information:  310.285.6850 or visit www.greystoneconcours.org  

Melrose Avenue

Don’t judge a book by its cover.  I remember Melrose Avenue during its heyday in the 80’s and 90’s.  You could spend all day shopping, eating and people watching.  Melrose lost some off its allure over the years, but now it’s coming back big time.   I walked the stretch between Fairfax and La Brea earlier this week.  I highly recommend footing this stretch, because you miss so much of this legendary street’s personality if you only view it by car.  This area is much more hip and trendy than the west end of Melrose. The shop and restaurant owners have been extremely creative in showcasing their establishments.  This is where you’ll find Christian Audigier, Ed Hardy, Affliction and dozens 

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