Luxurious Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles

The luxurious Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles is so much a part of the glamor and mystery of Hollywood folklore, probably because of its lush and private grounds.  As one of the Glitterati guides, we sometimes are requested as walk on guides for international guests who already have a driver or car.  I spent two days with an amazing family visiting from Europe, who had a wish list of places they wanted to see, including the Getty Center, Venice Beach, and El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles, del Rio Porciuncula, which translates to The Town of Our Lady the Queen of Los Angeles, the river Porciuncula.  Of course I shared many more amazing destinations, sights 

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Celebrity Sightings at The Walk of Fame in Hollywood

Want guaranteed celebrity sightings during your visit to Hollywood and Beverly Hills?  One can definitely make this happen when timed with Walk of Fame honoree ceremonies in Hollywood.  In fact, tomorrow, Hall and Oates will receive their star on the Walk of Fame. From the Official Walk of Fame Website: The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Daryl Hall & John Oates will be honored with the 2,587th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. September 2, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Musicians Institute Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will 

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Topless Van Tours in Hollywood and Beverly Hills

A recent investigation by NBC Los Angeles, concerns over 2 dozen topless van tour companies in Los Angeles that will soon be receiving letters from the Department of Transportation regarding the modifications and safety of their vehicles.  While many of these companies have their heart in the right place and wanting to provide the best experience for visitors, some have skirted regulations all together in terms of safety, training of guides, and the essential California Public Utilities Commission guidelines. Glitterati Tours mentioned this in a recent post, and reminded guests to do a bit of research before booking a private tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. That being said, we feel for the many (good) companies that have collectively spent 

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Fall and Winter Tours of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Wow!  What a summer for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills with Glitterati Tours.  We were nearly booked solid from mid-June through mid-August.  Many days, we turned down about a dozen tours from referrals, international travel agents, and our concierge family at many of the local 5-star hotels throughout Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Santa Monica.  August has been incredibly unpredictable.  Thus far, in like a lion and out like a lamb.  As we write this, the end of August has dropped off we pre-bookings.  As school schedules change year by year, this inevitably changes the tourism season.   Years ago, it was almost guaranteed that September 15th was a back-to-school date nationwide.  Not the case anyone. This summer, 

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9021Pho on Sunset Boulevard

After a long day of touring Los Angeles, our tour guides’ favorite delivery is 9021PHO.  Eat in, take out, or ask for delivery.  If you haven’t been lately, make sure to try out their new menu.  While there are several locations, we especially love the venue on Sunset Blvd.  It’s conveniently located between Los Angeles and West Hollywood, and walking distance from Sunset Strip hotels like The Andaz, The London West Hollywood Hotel, The Mondrian, Best Western Sunset Strip, The Standard and Sunset Tower.  The building where they’re located is also popular for AirBnB visitors. Seeing a screening at The Director’s Guild of America?  This is a convenient and delicious choice for a quick meal. We love their pho of 

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Summer Tours in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Summer tours in Los Angeles are up and running.  This year, the season started early with a blockbuster June, and it’s continued right through July.  The busiest period will actually be coming up within the next week and continue through August and into the first week of September when many holidays end here in the U.S.  That being said, we can’t stress enough to book summer tours in Los Angeles prior to arrival. Just this week alone, Glitterati Tours was fully booked up 5 out of the 7 days.  This is fantastic for us, but unfortunate for the dozens of guests looking for a last-minute private tour of Beverly Hills and L.A. Not sure if a private tour is right 

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LAX Los Angeles Tour Departures During Busy Holiday Periods

Glitterati Tours is thrilled to be one of the few private charter tour companies with LAX Los Angeles tour access.  Our access to pickup guests at LAX requires special permits and a security clearance via transponders on all of our vehicles. This affords guests with an extended layover –or a tour before ending at their local hotel –the opportunity to see the best that L.A. has to offer. With the busy seasons like July and August, as well as the holidays around December and Spring Break, sometimes it’s tough to schedule pickups at LAX.  There is a 3.5 hour minimum when picking up for LAX Los Angeles tour departures.  If there’s other tours on the books on your potential tour 

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The Best Selfies in Los Angeles

Move over Hollywood Sign, Beverly Hills shield and The Walk of Fame — there’s a bunch of the best selfies in Los Angeles just down the hill.  With Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, SnapChat, and Twitter, everyone wants the best possible photo opportunities when visiting a hot city like Los Angeles to say “been there.” Some of the most popular selfies in Los Angeles include the flat pink wall at Paul Smith on Melrose Avenue.  This has become a “must-stop” during many of our tours of Los Angeles. Across the street is the popular “Made in L.A.” mural. A block away, one can stand up against Colette Miller’s “Angel Wings” for a memento keepsake from the City of Angels. Also nearby, street 

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Summer Weather in Los Angeles

It’s about to get hot.  In the next few days, weather in Los Angeles will heat up to over 100 degrees. That’s 38 degrees celsius for many of our international travelers.  While it’s going to be warm here, our neighboring Palm Springs (about 2 hours east) will hit a staggering 120 degrees.  Typically our heat is dry, but some clouds are predicted, so it can be a bit muggy with the humidity, but nothing compared to areas typically warm and humid like New York, Hawaii and Florida. This current forecast is somewhat rare for June, but can be the norm in July, August and September. What to do on a hot weather day in Los Angeles?  If your hotel or 

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Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills Website and L.A. Info

The Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills website is loaded with fantastic information.  We do our best to keep up with the most current information on hotels, restaurants and things to do for a visitor to Los Angeles.  As we quickly approach our busiest season of July and August, our goal will remain the same…offer the best personalized service for an L.A. tour company.  This is the reason why we were once again rewarded with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for our 5th straight year. We understand visitors sometimes need immediate tour answers and availability to help coordinate their stay in our city and we will continue to man our phone lines and emails with the quickest response time possible. If 

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