LA Pride Week 2019

LA Pride Week 2019 this year happens between May 31st  and June 9th.  The theme (or hashtag) is #JustUnite. It all kicks off on the 31st of May with the 7th Annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium.  Guests are invited to come as early as 530PM for a pre-game festive event at the Right Field Plaza Bar.  You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy, for the first pitch isn’t happening until 710PM.  Fireworks and DJ Bowie Jane will complete the night when the game is over. On June 1st, take in the 3rd Annual LA Pride Night at Universal Studios Hollywood.  Their theme is “Pride is Universal.”  Perks include theme park access starting at 4PM, along with exclusive after-hours Universal Studios park access 

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Trejo’s Tacos at Farmers Market L.A.

Where do the locals go in Los Angeles for great food?  It’s a question all of us at Glitterati Tours hear all the time from guests taking our private tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  There’s many answers to the question, but The Original Farmers Market always tops our list.  Not only is it a famous landmark (going strong since 1934), but it’s also located adjacent to the equally popular, The Grove L.A., with even more dining and shopping options.  This is actually our #1 meeting location for guests coming in from Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Long Beach, San Pedro, or other locations.  It’s perfectly centered and gives visitors plenty of parking and a great location to dine/shop before or 

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Things to Do for Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles

Los Angeles doesn’t let any events slide by without a proper celebration, and Cinco De Mayo is no exception. All over the city, vendors, venues, restaurants, and parks alike will have their own celebrations going on for the day… as if we needed an excuse to eat more tacos and sip on tequila… Here are a few of the events around town to check out this Sunday! Cinco de Mayo at the Coliseum The spot where sports fans and history buffs alike can appreciate the venue. The Coliseum will have food trucks, games for kids, a beer garden turned into a “tequila garden” full of cocktails, and celebrity MC’s throughout the event. If that’s not enough of a draw, head 

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Where Should I Stay When Visiting Los Angeles?

If you’ve never been to our city, remember that it’s a huge spread out area covering over 500 square miles.  There are 4 million people in the City of Los Angeles, and just over 10 million in the county.  Los Angeles County includes places like Long Beach to the south, Malibu to the west, Lancaster to the north, and Pomona to the east. Picking a place to stay is going to be your biggest decision when coming to L.A.  You want to chart out your things to do list in Los Angeles when choosing your lodging.  Do you want to be at the beach during your stay?  Are you attending conventions or business meetings in Downtown L.A.? Or are you 

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Jazz Nights at LACMA in Hollywood

Get your picnic baskets ready! Spring has sprung and summer is fast approaching which means one thing – a Glitterati Tours favorite is coming back – Jazz Nights at LACMA Hollywood (Los Angeles County Museum of Art!) While we may not get blasted with snow like the northern States, chilly California evenings are turning into beautiful sunset nights and the city doesn’t like to sleep anymore. Enjoy your Friday evenings with a free jazz concert on the grounds. Located just behind the Los Angeles iconic Urban Light exhibit, you will find a perfect relaxing evening at the museum from sunup to sundown. This venue allows for picnics at their outdoor events, so bring family and friends with a spread to 

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What Are The Best Casinos in Los Angeles?

What are the best casinos in Los Angeles, and is gambling legal?  Absolutely.  In Los Angeles county, look for some major card rooms that specialize in tournament Texas Hold’em, Omahi Hi-Lo, 21 No Bust Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em (a personal favorite, considering we’ve seen many major jackpots paid-out), Limit Hold’em, Pai Gow Tiles, Baccarat, Chinese Poker, Crazy 4 Poker, and so many others.  Of course, these selections will be dispersed amongst the most popular casinos. Most are located just south of Downtown Los Angeles.  They include The Bicycle Club, Hustler Casino, The Gardens Casino, and Commerce Casino. If Las Vegas style casino gambling is your deal, you will have to head out further east towards 

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Brunch at République Los Angeles

You didn’t do your trip to Los Angeles if you didn’t do a solid brunch. While the city has plenty of great food options, the one thing that we certainly do perfectly is brunch. Recently a few of us here with the Glitterati gang found the need for some solid pastry and brunch food, but were a little short on time. Luckily, one of L.A.’s best French restaurants transforms on Saturday and Sunday mornings/early afternoons into a more casual (but no less delicious), brunch spot. Republique is known for its French food, bread, and pastries (DELICIOUS pastries), and their brunch definitely does not disappoint. To accommodate their many hungry guests, there is no reservation setting for their brunch.  Instead, Republique 

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Mardi Gras at The Grove Los Angeles

We never need an excuse to stop by The Grove and Farmers Market in the heart of Los Angeles. There is always something to do or see here. It’s the perfect spot for locals and visitors to shop, eat, and just enjoy a relaxing afternoon. It never gets boring because of the constant changes in decor and events that are designed to bring the community together. This March is no different as they kick of the new month with a classic event – Mardi Gras! While we are nowhere near New Orleans, the Farmers Market always puts on a family friendly version of the celebration. Beads are flying, activities are plenty, and live music plays to bring the feeling of 

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Vinadore Cafe West Hollywood for Wine and Painting

Los Angeles clearly has some of the trendiest drink spots and clubs for anyone looking for the Hollywood experience. However, if late night dancing and standing in lines isn’t your thing, there is a cute little cafe calling your name for a fun night of wine, food, and painting. Saturday and Sunday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. the intimate and quaint cafe, Vinadore, offers a paint class and lots of laughs for anyone looking for a relaxing evening. The class is $20, comes with an instructor to guide you through the process, and a glass of wine. We all know one glass is never enough, especially for those painters just beginning and needing to let loose and not worry 

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John Kelly Chocolates LA for Valentine’s Day

Love it or hate it – Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a sweet treat. Whether you find yourself wanting to grab the perfect (or unique) chocolate for a significant other, or just want to treat yourself, February is the month to go above and beyond. Here at Glitterati Tours we are lucky enough to be within walking distance to one of the country’s best chocolatiers (or unlucky, because it’s DANGEROUSLY close…). Don’t let this discourage you if you aren’t around Los Angeles and find yourself wanting some of the best chocolate the city has to offer. We wouldn’t want to tease you.  John Kelly makes their chocolates daily, and ships them all over the country for its customers 

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