Los Angeles Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park

Hard to believe that we’re already 1/3 of our way into the most incredible time to be in Los Angeles… the month of October!  There’s so many things to do and experience during the 31+ day celebration of Halloween (most events are now starting mid-September, and ending early November). One of our local favorites is right here in the Central Park of Los Angeles, Griffith Park.  It’s called the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, and it’s been going strong for 10 years. Just the location is enough to send shivers up your spine, for it’s in the abandoned zoo section of the park (the new L.A. Zoo is just a short distance away). This multi-acre venue is loaded with the creepy and 

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Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights takes place between now and November 3rd.  Horror nights happen every Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday…and of course the Wednesday of October 31st. This year is bigger than ever with tons of attractions.  The most popular thing to do are the many mazes.  2018 brings visitors 8 different frightening mazes, including the pop culture phenomenon, Stranger Things.  Also, check our Trick ‘R Treat (based on the anthology horror film), The First Purge, Poltergeist (based on the 1982 Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg classic), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, The Horrors of Blumhouse:  Chapter Two, The Walking Dead Attraction, and Universal Monsters (inspired by the many legendary horror films produced by Universal Studios). Hollywood Harry’s Dreadtime 

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L.A. Museum of Selfies

Attention all Instagrammers and influencers! Hollywood just got a little more exciting for you!  In just 11 short days, the ​L.A. Museum of Selfies​ is opening up in the heart of the entertainment world. We know what you’re thinking. A museum? For selfies? Don’t worry, it’s not what you think and stop running to find the best light to see if you can get your own submission on display. This museum isn’t just of selfies, it’s about them. The interactive exhibits enable guests to learn and see how selfies began. Through art, history, technology and culture, the museum shows us how we got to this phenomenon of selfies — how it got started, and why it’s sticking. Parents and those 

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Four Sigmatic Shroom Room in Venice

They may have been a bit behind the scenes since the 1960’s, but ‘shrooms are making a comeback in a big way in Los Angeles and all over the United States. Don’t worry – this comeback isn’t playing in the realm of hallucinogens, but in the proper Los Angeles health-nut way. Hipsters and basics all over are jumping on a new mushroom craze with a Los Angeles based company, Four Sigmatic Shroom Room in Venice; and it is taking the health market by storm. Skeptical about healthy mushrooms and want to learn more? The company has put up a tiny pop-up store in the most perfect of places to help you discuss and learn more. The location for their “Shroom 

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Sweets and Desserts in Los Angeles

Whether you worked on having a summer beach body or not (I didn’t), we’re heading into the most wonderful time of year – the seasons of indulgence when we can enjoy our hibernation weight.  It could be all the goodies centered around Halloween, the huge Thanksgiving meal and left-overs, and the holidays and endless parties in December/January. Here’s a handful of our favorite sweets and desserts in Los Angeles for both locals and visitors: For chocolates look into John Kelly Chocolates on Sierra Bonita in Hollywood. They’ve got their small factory right on site.  They have selections for both dark and milk chocolate lovers.  Some of our favorites include the dark chocolate with sea salt and caramel, and the orange chocolate.  

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Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice 2018

We didn’t think it was possible – but it’s happening.  America’s coolest street is about to get even cooler. Once a year, the popular Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice 2018 puts on a party that every hipster, Beverly Hills housewife, actor, rambunctious kiddo, or visiting friend doesn’t want to miss. With activities, entertainment and vendors, there is something for everyone at this annual block party. It’s definitely worth a visit – so if you are thinking about heading out to Southern California at the end of September, mark your calendars for the 30th for this free extravaganza. This year (like all others) will not disappoint. To start, let’s talk about what everyone thinks of first — food! The festival draws 

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Celebrity Homes Tours and Sightings in Beverly Hills

CELEBRITY HOMES TOURS AND SIGHTINGS IN BEVERLY HILLS AND HOLLYWOOD _______________________________________ When traveling to different cities and countries, everyone has their own personal bucket list to check off.  In Italy, it may be the canals of Venice, that leaning tower in Pisa, the statue of David, the Coliseum, or dining on great pizza and wine…among 1000’s of other amazing experiences and venues throughout the country. We’re in Los Angeles, and so much of what we do focuses around the celebrity history that helped build our city. It could be the legendary studios where they worked, the homes where they lived, the places they frequent for partying and dining, the locations they died, and ultimately—the places where they are laid to rest. 

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BOLD SUMMER in Beverly Hills

Yes, the daytime highs have been taking their toll.  Most days so far in July and August have been in the high 80’s, 90’s, and even some have topped out at over a 100.  However, there’s few things better than summer nights in Los Angeles. Once that sun dips down over the Santa Monica Mountain Range and drops lower on the horizon in the Pacific Ocean, it’s near perfect.  Plus, there’s no pesky bugs! One still has 2 more weeks to enjoy BOLD in Beverly Hills.  The annual event has businesses open with extended hours throughout the 90210.  Most of this event takes place on Rodeo Drive, but look for much more in the entire Golden Triangle of shopping and dining. 

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Alo Yoga Thrive Event at The Grove

We talk about The Grove a lot here at Glitterati Tours – and it’s for good reason. This shopping and dining mecca definitely does it up right with events and fun ways to spend your afternoon. Their next major event is no exception as they are partnering with one of their newest and top L.A. stores,​ Alo Yoga​. Alo Yoga popped up within the last year at The Grove and has been killing the game with their yoga wear and easy athleisure style. Top it off with a kombucha or an espresso drink at their in-store coffee counter and you’ve made a great afternoon of shopping and relaxing. If you are feeling ambitious and want to get your sweat on 

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2018 Top 10 City Hotels in Greater Los Angeles

Congratulations to our friends at these venues for making it into the 2018 Top 10 City Hotels in Greater Los Angeles from Travel and Leisure.  From the concierge desk and front desk, to the valets, and housekeeping, the following hotels should enjoy their well-deserved rankings. It’s referred to “Greater Los Angeles” for some of these hotels are in cities that are separate, such as Beverly Hills.  The ratings were based on service, food, overall value, facilities, and location. The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, a Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills Located at the intersection of Wilshire and Rodeo Drive.  Restaurants include The Blvd. and Cut. (For more on this property, see our previous “Hotel Spotlight” blog post). Petit Ermitage, West Hollywood Nestled 

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