Visit the Friendly Cities of L.A. and Beverly Hills

Visit the friendly cities of L.A. and Beverly Hills! Certainly, this has been one of the oddest summer holiday travel seasons on record for Los Angeles.  We’ve been in the business as Glitterati Tours for just over a decade, and in the industry for closer to 20 years.  Not since the early 90’s with the riots in L.A., the much-televised O.J. Simpson trial, and the Northridge earthquake, have we seen such an impact on tourism in the city. Normally, we’d be sold out every single day during July and August, however, this 2019 is very hit and miss.  Some days tours trickle in, and other days we turn down about a dozen tours. We’ve heard from hotels, car rental companies, and 

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Kid Friendly Los Angeles Things to Do

It’s summer and that means more family vacations, and a need to keep the kids happy and engaged.  Kid friendly Los Angeles things to do are too numerous to mention here.  But we’ll do our best to throw out a handful of great ideas: Kids typically don’t like shopping, but with a spot like The Grove and The Original Farmers Market, you can disguise your shopping with great visuals and entertainment.  Just walking through the Farmers Market alone will have your child’s full attention, for there are candy shops, fudge makers, ice cream shops, and donuts.  Of course, you’ll have to eat first, so there’s over 100 different kiosks offering up everything you can imagine.  At The Grove, look for 

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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 Best Private Tours for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

What is the best private tour company for Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Los Angeles?  We may be a bit partial, but we’re gonna say it’s the team here at Glitterati Tours.  We’ve been in business now for just over a decade.  In that time, the dedicated and passionate guides have put us on the radar of international and domestic travel agents, as well as making us the go-to top choice for many of the 5-star hotel concierge desks here locally. Don’t just take our word for it.  Look us up online, and check out a handful of the top review sites.  We are proud of our status as being the #1 Tour Company on TripAdvisor for Beverly Hills. In fact, 

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Marina Del Rey Christmas Lights

Just because it’s warm in California doesn’t mean we can’t have Christmas magic of our own. We may not have the typical white Christmas, but there is plenty to do to keep the spirits bright. Just steps away from the beaches, Marina Del Rey has created a beautiful park for you all to waltz about feeling the warmth with their spectacular Christmas lights. You can see the festive holiday lights dazzle and sparkle all throughout Burton Chace Park every evening during the holiday season, but the real magic happens Saturday evenings. Marina Del Rey puts on a beautiful evening full of festive cheer. From 4pm to 6pm The Wonderettes perform holiday classics in the vein of 1950’s and 1960’s tunes. 

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Who Are The Best Tour Guides for Hollywood Experiences

Nowadays, with gizmos, gadgets, and apps, everyone is a local “professional” tour guide. Not only in Los Angeles, but the world-over.  Tours, or experiences, from 3rd, 4th or 5th party bookers looking to cash in, can be broken down into small excursions promising the unknowing visitor the best of the city.  Want to do a small selfie tour?  Want to do a cupcake tour? Want to do a beer crawl? Want to be introduced to unique boutique stores?  Want an architectural tour on a skateboard? Want to see where the celebrities dine with a paparazzi? ….the list is endless. Yes, our price point may be a little more expensive. Consider this though.  You may combine a hodgepodge of different experiences and 

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Visit Los Angeles and Enjoy Diversity

If you’re an international guest planning a trip to America, keep your plans. Yes, social media and news networks are painting our entire country as chaos in the streets.  Like anywhere else in the world, you’ll find a handful of really bad eggs whose goal is to cause disruption and spread hatred.  As most returning visitors from the states will tell you, America is a very friendly country with lots of really kind folks. Los Angeles is a perfect example.  We are a true melting pot of diverse communities within a few dozen square miles. Little Armenia, Chinatown, Korea Town, the heavy populated Jewish communities of Pico and Hancock Park, Little Tokyo, the Persian community of Beverly Hills, Little Ethiopia, gay-friendly and 

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Heritage Square Museum Halloween

Los Angeles may be the hub of the entertainment world and one of the newest cities in America, but we still have plenty of history to share! Just north of Dodger Stadium and Downtown Los Angeles sits the Heritage Square Museum — a living history museum highlighting life in Southern California in its first 100 years as a state. The property has plenty to see with actual structures from the Victorian era that have been saved, preserved, and moved to the location. The structures offer up a picturesque 1800’s town just 2 miles away from the skyscrapers of Downtown Los Angeles. Living museum, you ask?  Yes!  The museum staff are working, acting, and living as if they were back at 

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Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Real Estate Tour

A big part of our job at Glitterati Tours is keeping up to date on real estate.  It’s a must for our wildly popular celebrity homes tours as well as our “Underbelly LA” scandals tour.  Our research delves into the history of particular homes, their well-known owners, and the listing and selling prices. But, we can’t possibly know the ins and outs of every aspect of the ever-changing real estate market for potential buyers interested in purchasing homes in the general Los Angeles area. Because of this, we’ve teamed up with a professional real estate agent name Frank Andriolo.  He works with Sotheby’s, which is one of the most respected and prestigious real estate companies in the country.  Frank has 

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Best Tour Experiences in Los Angeles

Best Tour Experiences in Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills ______________________ With apps and technology, it seems like nowadays everyone can be a hotel owner (home rentals), a chauffeur (ride-sharing), and a tour guide (local experiences).  There’s certainly some great advantages to these services, especially when it comes to price points and convenience, but there’s also the mystery of what lies ahead. You can certainly get what you pay for. There’s no surprises when sticking with a 5-star company.  Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills is tried-and-true.  We’ve been in business for 10-years, and we’ve conducted 1000’s of private tours.  We are proud of our outstanding reputation with the top concierge desks throughout Beverly Hills, Bel Air and L.A., as well as 

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