Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016

It’s almost here!  The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016 happens live on November 27th.  The parade route starts at the Hollywood & Highland Complex on Hollywood Boulevard, travels east towards Hollywood and Vine, goes south, and then makes it back west along Sunset Boulevard.  While the best bleacher seats have been sold out, there are TONS of free viewing spaces along these streets and boulevards. This year’s Grand Marshall is the amazing recording artist and movie star Olivia Newton John.  With over 100 million albums sold, and 10 #1 hits, as well as starring in Grease with John Travolta, she is a true superstar and will surely be a crowd-pleaser. The Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016 hosts will be Erik Estrada 

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Catch Restaurant in West Hollywood for Celebrity Sightings

Catch Restaurant in West Hollywood has only been open a month, but has already solidified itself as a favorite for the A-Lister celebrity crowd.  It sits at the corner of San Vicente and Melrose, just south of the beautiful West Hollywood Library, and across the street from The Pacific Design Center.  A host or hostess greets you on the lower level entrance and escorts you to the rooftop bar and restaurant.  The decor and ambiance are very inviting, especially during sunsets. The menu is eclectic with a focus on sushi and seafood.  We recently had a fantastic sample of their offerings, including the roasted beet salad, and their jumbo shrimp from the cold menu.  We also had their Tartare Trio 

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Private Sightseeing Tours in L.A. for November, December

With Halloween in our rear-view mirror, it’s time to concentrate on private sightseeing tours in L.A. for November and December.  We can normally expect things to slow down a bit after summer for September and October, but private tour requests have been pretty consistent.  This goes for November as well, with dozens of advanced bookings already on our Glitterati Tours calendar. Booking private sightseeing tours in L.A. in advance is always recommend.  Just like one would book their restaurants, hotels, VIP studio tours, and museums. November bookings can be somewhat hit and miss with some days fully booked and some days wide-open.  That changes completely come the final two weeks of December and into January.  It’s obviously a very busy 

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West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

Here’s some last minute information on anyone planning on coming into Los Angeles for the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. First and foremost, arrive early!  There’s tons of great things that can be done in the general vicinity.   Restaurants line Santa Monica Blvd, as well as Melrose to the south and Sunset Blvd to the north.  If you have an elaborate costume and need time to prep and prepare, it may not be too late to get a local room.  Look into walkable nearby hotels like The London West Hollywood Hotel, The Best Western Sunset Plaza, Sunset Marquis, Mondrian and The Andaz. Parking will be nearly non-existent in the general vicinity as it gets closer to the start time of 

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Hollywood Toys and Costumes for Halloween

With so much happening in Los Angeles this spooky season, Glitterati Custom Tours of Beverly Hills has to say a few words about Hollywood Toys and Costumes for Halloween.  By far, our favorite store in L.A. for costumes, make-up, props, accessories, masks, wigs, and everything else one must have to put together the perfect outfit for Halloween parties and venues. If you happen to be lucky enough to be visiting our city during this festive season, look no further than Hollywood Toys and Costumes.  It’s one-stop shopping for folks attending events like the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval on October 31st. Here’s just a tidbit from their website of what Hollywood Toys and Costumes has to offer in terms of masks: 

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Visit the Original Farmers Market LA Fall Festival

Visit the 82nd Annual Original Farmers Market LA Fall Festival!  L.A.’s favorite destination since 1934. During our private tours of Los Angeles, Glitterati Tours loves introducing our guests to the side-by-side venues of The Grove and The Farmers Market next to CBS Hollywood Studios.  If you’re here this upcoming weekend, make sure to swing by to get into that fall feeling: Join in on LA’s favorite country fair in the heart of Hollywood. On October 15 & 16, the Original Farmers Market Fall Festival will celebrate the harvest with a family-friendly festival including the world famous All-Alaskan racing pigs, a petting zoo, kid-sized pedal-powered tractor pull competitions, pie eating contests, old-time artisans,and lots and lots of live music! You will 

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Visit Downtown Los Angeles Music Center

For nearly 50 years, our Downtown Los Angeles Music Center has been a premier performing arts destination.  Glitterati Private Tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills can include this magnificent part of our DTLA history during our “Essential L.A., Plus Downtown” tour. The four main buildings in the center include The Mark Taper Forum, The Ahmanson Theatre, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and The Walt Disney Concert Hall. If you are to Visit the Downtown Los Angeles Music Center, here’s some great tidbits from their official website: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the first and largest theater of The Music Center, was built in 1964. Everything from the building’s structure and engineering to its interior design—lighting fixtures, restaurant china and 

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Visit a Great SteakHouse in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles

A big part of our job at Glitterati Tours of L.A. is acting as a concierge on wheels for the best that our city has to offer.  Forget what you’ve heard —not all native Angelenos (Los Angeles natives) live on kale, celery, and wheat germ. We eat and drink everything! Proof of this is that there’s a gym on every corner, and our hills are dotted with fantastic hiking trails. A good steakhouse in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles can be found everywhere. Looking for a steakhouse in Beverly Hills or L.A.?  Here’s a handful of our favorites: Mastro’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills.  Fantastic spot for A-Listers.  A favorite for paparazzi, for famous celebrities like Mariah Carey are frequent visitors at 

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Tours Departing from LAX Airport

With our annual review complete, Glitterati Private Tours of L.A. is once again proud to provide tours departing from LAX Airport.  We are one of the few private tour companies in LA offering sightseeing opportunities directly from the airport.  This is ideal for guests with extended layovers that wish to see  a bit of our city before their continuation flights to other locales. We can pick up guests directly at their terminal. Airport regulations understandably require a rigorous protocol for tour operators and transportation companies.   This ensures a visitor’s safety as well as security issues and traffic flow. Depending on a guests’ sightseeing requests, we do have a 3 to 3.5 hour minimum with any tours departing from LAX 

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Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights

Glitterati Tours of LA wants visitors to know that the first two nights of Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights completely sold out.  Don’t miss this annual event running through November 5th. Every event night, the terror runs from 7PM-2AM.  Most weeks, the Halloween Horror Nights happen Thursday-Sunday.  Buying tickets online in advance could save visitors up to $25 with general admission which ends up at about $65.  Front of the line passes are approximately $169, and they even have day/night passes for after 2pm available.  This would allow guests to take in the rest of the park, and enjoy attractions like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as well as the always popular studio tour tram ride. Halloween Horror 

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