The InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles

The InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles is located at The Wilshire Grand Center.  At 1,100 feet, it’s the tallest building not only in Los Angeles and California, but the tallest west of the Mississippi River.  For years, the nearby U.S. Bank Tower had the distinction of the tallest building in L.A. at about 1,018 feet. You have to go up 70 floors just to hit the main lobby of The Intercontinental.  It’s here where you’ll find the friendly front desk and concierge staff, as well as an inviting bar, which is buzzing with guests, as well as locals unwinding during/after work. One floor down on the 69th, dine and drink at incredible spots like Dekkadance and Sora.  Of course 

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Pali Wine and Porto’s Bakery in Los Angeles

It’s time for sandwich and wine lovers to unite! Two of Southern California’s most beloved companies are coming together to take the wine and cheese pairings up a step – -sandwiches can be fancy too! Southern California definitely has its fair share of “famous” eats and must-have drink stops. Two venues on this ever-growing list is the classic and crazy popular Porto’s (a cafe bakery with some of the best food around), and the new(ish) to town wine tasting room from the Pali Wine Co. This Sunday the two are coming together to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Downtown Los Angeles Pali Wine tasting room. Tucked away in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles 

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Hollywood Bowl 2019 Calendar

Entertaining approximately 18,000 guests per show since 1922, you can easily see why The Hollywood Bowl has reached its legendary status. That’s not even counting the countless legends in the music world that have performed on its stage…everyone from The Beatles, to Elton John, to Billie Holiday.  We’re getting close to the time of year where this famous outdoor concert stadium kicks back into high gear. In about a week, look for the popular annual Playboy Jazz Festival on June 8th and 9th.  Opening night happens on Saturday, June 15th with John Legend, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and a fireworks display over their iconic shell. Other Hollywood Bowl 2019 calendar events include: Andrea Bocelli on June 18th and 19th, The 30th Annual Mariachi USA 

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Pop SK8 with Roller Skating in Los Angeles

Retro is always in, and oldie but goodie activities always seem to roll back around. This summer Los Angeles is “rolling” back a classic pastime in the vein of pop up outdoor roller rinks. PopSk8 originated in Valencia, and has been booming with success. The venue decided not to contain its fun to one area and will be bringing the old school activity to a pop up in Culver City starting July 6th and rolling through August 4th (okay… we’ll stop with the rolling puns now). Can’t wait that long? Woodland Hills starts their pop up on June 1st and continues on through the month. For those extremely antsy, don’t stress – Valencia is up and running all year round! PopSk8 

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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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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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