An Update on Los Angeles Tourism

Somewhat of a misleading headline, because there isn’t too much by way of an official “getting back to business” date.  However, do know that the cities of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and West Hollywood are ready to go the minute they get the okay from state/federal health departments and local government. We’ve been in constant contact with the best in the hospitality industry.  This includes other tour operators, restaurants, hotel concierges (members of the prestigious Le Clef D’or), sports franchises, representatives from theme parks and museums, and others.  Bottomline, none of us are going anywhere, and we’re doubling down on providing the best in customer service and experiences.  Yes, some things will certainly be different when venues re-open. 

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A Love Letter to Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

A Love Letter to Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Of course, this is actually sending love to the entire world right now during these unprecedented times.  It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and sadly, we all won the lottery. Tourism in Los Angeles has taken a hit several times in recent years, whether it’s the nearby fires, flight bans, or an earthquake or two.  But there’s never been anything quite like CoVID-19.  Hospitality industries have taken the early brunt of this, whether you work with airlines, travel agencies, tourism, nightclubs, hotels, music venues, restaurants, or bars.  But truly, it has trickled down to each and every one of us. Hats off to those still working in deliveries, the medical field (nurses should 

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Enjoy a Staycation in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

As the current COVID-19 fears grip the world, and more travel restrictions are popping up daily, there’s plenty of options for Californians to minimize their exposure to the coronavirus. We are getting into our very busy Spring Break period, and we’ve already heard from some of our guests that are concerned about canceled travel arrangements.  This goes for those arriving by cruise ship, planes and trains.  Most aren’t so worried about the virus itself, but rather getting quarantined or stranded. That being said, many of our most recent bookings are from those in our own backyard that originally had more ambitious travel plans, but have decided to pack the family into a car, travel up or down the coast, and 

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Is It Safe to Visit Los Angeles During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Is L.A. safe from the coronavirus?  No place on earth is currently safe from Covid-19, but as we write this, there’s approximately 15 cases in the entire state of California.  A recent case involves an individual in Northern California, approximately 7 hours north of Los Angeles and Hollywood. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, with cooperation with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the following: The risk from the novel coronavirus 2019 to spread in Los Angeles County residents is deemed to be low at this time. We also grabbed some great general advice and perspectives from Colleen S. Kraft, MD, MSc regarding the virus: We touch our face with our hands, including our 

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Britney Spears The Zone LA

Like it or not – Britney Spears is an icon. While she may have had a few rough patches here and there (leave Britney alone!), she has come out with some killer music and iconic videos. The pop princess may have put her Vegas show on hold, but fans have a unique opportunity to experience Britney in a much more close-up and personal way. Just across the street from the popular Los Angeles Original Farmers Market and outdoor shopping complex, The Grove L.A., a Britney pop up has, well, popped up inside of a repurposed department store. The building is huge and features sets rebuilt from iconic Britney videos as well as curated items (donated by Britney herself), for fans enjoy. Have 

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The Break Up Bar Los Angeles

Valentine’s Day is great in theory, but you definitely aren’t alone if you are annoyed with the greeting card holiday. While it may be frustrating if you find yourself unwantedly alone this Valentine’s Day, you can at least be together with other loners at a clever pop up bar on Melrose Avenue. L.A. brings you the Break Up Bar this Valentine’s season. The bar is designed for those singles with a broken heart, or happy to be free from any commitment. A ticket to get in comes with a complimentary sparkling wine flight – but the real highlight of the bar is its clever handcrafted cocktails. With names such as ​A Cold Day In Hell, Ghosted, or I Dealt With 

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Saddlerock Ranch and Malibu Wines

Saddlerock Ranch: The Malibu Wine Hike and Safari             Nestled in the hills of Malibu, just off of the canyon roads that will lead you west to the shoreline, is a beautiful property known as Saddlerock Ranch. The residence is home to a vineyard known as Malibu Wines. Built in the 70’s by Ron Semler, a man who made his family fortune in military communication, the sprawling vineyard and farmland is open to the public for dinners, hikes, and even an exotic animal safaris.             Recently, I had the privilege of visiting the property for a wine-tasting hike, with my girlfriend who had previously worked for the ranch in their animal care program— maintaining and training all of the animals 

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Los Angeles to Catalina Island

Catalina Island             Los Angeles is a city filled with world-renowned landmarks and hidden gems alike. In fact, as a five year resident of this enormous city, I’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to exploring all that it has to offer. While you could easily spend a lifetime experiencing the sights and sounds inside the city limits, there is one destination twenty-two miles off the coast of Southern California that is worth an experience all its own.             Santa Catalina Island, known as “Catalina” colloquially, is a seventy-five square mile island that features a combination of outdoor exploration activities, and resort style accommodations.  To the non-native, Catalina may ring a bell from the 2008 comedy film Stepbrothers, in 

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Looking for a Private Tour Company in Los Angeles?

Looking for a private tour company in Los Angeles? With the holidays over, and most locals back in town and back to work, there’s a few more cars on the streets, but famous landmarks are less-crowded.  January and February tend to be the slower tourism months in Los Angeles, before it all starts up again with Spring Break. This allows visitors a more relaxed environment when sightseeing, dining, and shopping.  We’ll start to see a staggered flow of increased business beginning the first few weeks in March, through the end of April. If you’re coming to Los Angeles for the first time, or never really had the opportunity to explore the area, let Glitterati Tours provide a first-class private sightseeing 

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Rose Bowl Welcomes Oregon and Wisconsin

Rose Bowl Welcomes Oregon and Wisconsin! On Wednesday, January 1st, the Oregon Ducks take on the Wisconsin Badgers at the 90K+ seat Rose Bowl in Pasadena.  Pre-game activities, including tailgating, start at 1PM. Of course this game takes place after the 131st Rose Parade takes their 5 ½ mile journey down Colorado Boulevard.  As always, look for marching bands, amazing floral floats, equestrian units, and celebrities.  This years Grand Marshal’s for the “Power of Hope” theme will be Rita Moreno, Gina Torres, and Laurie Hernandez. With hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets, avoid driving into the area.  Plus, parking will be a nightmare and very expensive.  Instead, look into the Metro Gold Line that can get you within 

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Due to the uncertainty of CoVID-19, and to protect our guests and employees, Glitterati Tours will temporarily suspend all excursions until further notice.

Please check back for any future updates. Thank you, and STAY HEALTHY WORLD!