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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Kid Friendly Los Angeles Things to Do

It’s summer and that means more family vacations, and a need to keep the kids happy and engaged.  Kid friendly Los Angeles things to do are too numerous to mention here.  But we’ll do our best to throw out a handful of great ideas: Kids typically don’t like shopping, but with a spot like The Grove and The Original Farmers Market, you can disguise your shopping with great visuals and entertainment.  Just walking through the Farmers Market alone will have your child’s full attention, for there are candy shops, fudge makers, ice cream shops, and donuts.  Of course, you’ll have to eat first, so there’s over 100 different kiosks offering up everything you can imagine.  At The Grove, look for 

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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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Things to Do in Los Angeles During Summer

Looking for things to do in Los Angeles during summer?  The list is endless, but we also have a few pointers to make sure you get the most out of our city during your stay.  Of course, it’s the busiest time of year and you could be competing with countless other visitors looking for the same activities during July and August. If you’re planning a weekend beach day at any of the local L.A. county beaches such as Malibu, Santa Monica or Venice, it’s best to pick a spot or two and just make it your base.  Traffic going up the coast along Pacific Coast Highway, and certainly anything near the pier, could be incredibly busy.  If possible, make your 

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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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Things to Do for Easter in Los Angeles

If you found yourself booking a vacation for this upcoming weekend for your family – you hit the jackpot for a perfect family weekend in Los Angeles. With the Coachella Music Festival continuing on out in Indio, the masses have flocked to the desert, just east of Palm Springs. The traffic in Los Angeles is lighter, wait times at the top restaurants are shorter, and the best seats are available at theatres for all the new release movies. On top of this – this weekend marks the most family-friendly holiday there is, Easter! No matter what you celebrate, Easter is the perfect holiday to engage family members from babes to Grandma and Grandpa. Los Angeles has plenty of activities throughout 

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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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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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L.A. Chinese New Year Celebrations

The Chinese New Year officially began on February 5th, and continues through the 19th, welcoming the Year of the Pig.  With huge Chinese communities throughout L.A., including Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles, Monterey Park, San Marino, Anaheim and Long Beach, there are about 530,000 Chinese-Americans.  We are 2nd only to New York in population numbers, so look for many activities throughout the area. When in L.A. one can visit the Chinese American Museum in DTLA, located at 425 N. Los Angeles Street.  Upcoming events include the March 7th Survival and Loss: A Joint Discussion of Los Angeles and San Francisco Chinatowns. The Original Farmers Market in Hollywood also has dozens of Lunar New Year “Lucky 8” Specials between now and February 10th.  

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Booking a Private Tour of Los Angeles

Spring and summer are just around the corner.  There’s no better time to start planning your trip to Los Angeles. Whether it’s just an extended layover at LAX or Burbank Airport, or a week or more in Los Angeles, utilizing your time in the city is crucial to leaving with a great overall perspective. At Glitterati Tours, you’ll find highly rated professionals at customizing a private L.A. sightseeing tour to meet your needs, and your things-to-do list. Our most popular tour is called the “Essential LA.”  This is perfect for a visitor that really wants the must-see sights in Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  This includes everything from a close up photo opportunity of the Hollywood sign, to the 

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