Famous Streets to Visit in Los Angeles

Some of the famous streets to visit in Los Angeles can be more well-known than the actual attractions they host.  From Downtown L.A., to Santa Monica, there are names that everyone the world-over has heard of via movies, songs, TV shows and video games (think Grand Theft Auto). In DTLA, there’s no street more important than Olvera Street.  Afterall, it was the birthplace of L.A. in 1781. Honorable mentions go to Alameda, Broadway, Grand (home of The Music Center), Olive, and Hope. In Santa Monica, there’s Pacific Coast Highway, Ocean Avenue, Third Street with its shopping and dining promenade, Main Street, San Vicente lined with beautiful coral trees, and Montana Avenue. The most famous streets however are up in the Hollywood, 

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September Things to Do in Los Angeles

September Things to Do in Los Angeles Summer is slowly on the way out the door — even though temperatures hit near record highs in Los Angeles today.  Some of the best months to come to the city are September and October.  Schools are back in session, there is less traffic, and the famous landmarks around Hollywood and Beverly Hills are less-crowded. Of course, there’s also the must-see spots during your stay.  For museum lovers, make your way to The Getty Center in Brentwood, The Getty Villa in Malibu, The Broad in Downtown Los Angeles, LACMA, MOCA, The Griffith Park Observatory, The Petersen Automotive Museum and The La Brea Tar Pits. For shoppers, hit The Grove LA, The Farmers Market, 

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Ice Cream in Los Angeles

School may be back in session, but the temperatures aren’t quite ready to dip down into the cooler degrees of fall just yet. For those summer lovers who are not quite ready to let go of the season and dive into everything fall and pumpkin spice, (really Starbucks? It’s not even September!) Los Angeles has some of the best places for a cold sweet treat. Here are our top three choices for a cool treat amidst all this heat —Ice Cream in Los Angeles! SALT AND STRAW: This may be the cities most popular and well known spot, and it’s for good reason. Salt and Straw’s many locations all over town have some of the most interesting and surprising flavors 

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Can I Picnic at The Hollywood Bowl?

Can I Picnic at The Hollywood Bowl?  Yes, but read more below for specifics: August is winding down, which means you’ve already missed tons of great shows at The Hollywood Bowl this summer season.  However, the upcoming lineup of shows in September and October brings in many of the Bowl’s crowd favorites. Look for the Fireworks Finale with Earth, Wind and Fire, The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long, and Maestro of the Movies: The Music of John Williams. Other HUGE shows included Mozart Under the Stars, Barry Manilow with Orchestra, Gladys Knight and The Kingdom Choir, Heart: Love Alive Tour, Ben Harper with Neneh Cherry, An American in Paris, Café Tacvba, Mary J. Blige and Nas, along with so much more happening 

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Viceroy L’Ermitage Hotel Beverly Hills

The Viceroy L’Ermitage Hotel Beverly Hills is located between the famous shopping streets of Rodeo Drive on the west, and Robertson Blvd. on the east. There’s also a handful of other amazing streets in the general area, like Canon Drive.  Canon is known for famous restaurants like Spago by Wolfgang Puck, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Il Pastaio, and Via Alloro.  If you go the opposite direction and find yourself on Robertson, grab a lunch at The Ivy, Petrossian, or The Henry. The Viceroy is a modern luxury hotel and has been in existence since 1975.  It has always been a favorite of celebrities, including the late Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.  It’s located on the beautiful tree-lined street of Burton Way, which also 

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Bluestone Lane Coffee in Los Angeles

Brunch isn’t brunch in Los Angeles unless you have some Avocado toast (or, as the Aussie’s say, “avo toast”). This popular brunch item, or snack on the go has had some creative variations in this city, but no one is nailing it quite as well as they do at Bluestone Lane. Bluestone Lane Coffee in Los Angeles is an Aussie owned coffee chain that has grown exponentially in the last year. With locations in the Valley, Weho, Mid City, and even on the West Side, there is always a shop nearby with great coffee, and great food. Their menu is filled with variations on what I find to be their specialty – toast!  From your classic peanut butter and jelly, 

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CicLAvia Meet The Hollywoods

Los Angeles is incredible with its hustle and bustle. While this is great for pumping out entertainment, often times the traffic it brings is not. Try driving around anytime between 7 to 9 in the morning and 5 to 7 in the evening. It gets crazy but you can’t beat the city so we all seem to put up with it. While Metro stations are popping up and being built to hopefully improve the traffic flow, they are doing some great events for the community in the meantime, and on August 18th you can enjoy one! CivLAvia is an event in partnership with Metro that gets the cars off the streets and people walking around exploring. CivLAvia Meet The Hollywoods 

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Hollywood Night at Escape Hotel

Hollywood Night at Escape Hotel Along the Walk of Fame Looking for some unique things to do when in Los Angeles?  If you’re visiting the Hollywood & Highland Center with its walk of fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and The Dolby Theatre, stroll a few blocks east and check into Escape Hotel Hollywood…but hope you can get out! The Escape Hotel is the largest escape venue in the world with 12 themed escape rooms to explore.  It’s designed to look like a 1930’s haunted hotel.  After checking in, enjoy the spooky lobby and make sure to take advantage of their numerous selfie spots.  They even have a snack bar with beverages and munchies.  Grab something, for it could be your last 

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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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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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