Marina Del Rey Christmas Lights

Just because it’s warm in California doesn’t mean we can’t have Christmas magic of our own. We may not have the typical white Christmas, but there is plenty to do to keep the spirits bright. Just steps away from the beaches, Marina Del Rey has created a beautiful park for you all to waltz about feeling the warmth with their spectacular Christmas lights. You can see the festive holiday lights dazzle and sparkle all throughout Burton Chace Park every evening during the holiday season, but the real magic happens Saturday evenings. Marina Del Rey puts on a beautiful evening full of festive cheer. From 4pm to 6pm The Wonderettes perform holiday classics in the vein of 1950’s and 1960’s tunes. 

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Pinks Hotdogs in Hollywood

We often talk about the many must-try restaurants in Los Angeles for foodies.  Of course this includes comfort food.  Always on the list, look into In N Out Burger, See’s Candies, Sprinkles Cupcakes, John Kelly Chocolates, and Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘n Waffles. Since 1939, one of the most popular spots is Pinks Hotdogs in Hollywood. What started off as a tiny push cart, has grown into an institution near the corner of La Brea and Melrose.  Hotdogs back in the day were sold for 10 cents, and a coke was half of that.  Now hotdogs average about $5.  Currently, Pink’s sells over 2000 hotdogs a day. When at Pink’s, enjoy their wall of fame, which includes 100’s of famous actors 

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Who Are The Best Tour Guides for Hollywood Experiences

Nowadays, with gizmos, gadgets, and apps, everyone is a local “professional” tour guide. Not only in Los Angeles, but the world-over.  Tours, or experiences, from 3rd, 4th or 5th party bookers looking to cash in, can be broken down into small excursions promising the unknowing visitor the best of the city.  Want to do a small selfie tour?  Want to do a cupcake tour? Want to do a beer crawl? Want to be introduced to unique boutique stores?  Want an architectural tour on a skateboard? Want to see where the celebrities dine with a paparazzi? ….the list is endless. Yes, our price point may be a little more expensive. Consider this though.  You may combine a hodgepodge of different experiences and 

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Things To Do When In LA For The Rose Bowl

Glitterati Tours welcomes The Ohio State Buckeyes and The Washington Huskies to Los Angeles and Pasadena for The 105th Annual Rose Bowl game on January 1st, 2019! If nothing else, look forward to our weather and soaking up some sunshine.  Currently it’s hovering around 30 degrees in Seattle, and about 40 degrees in Columbus.  L.A. is a perfect 70 degrees.  But, there’s so much more. There are endless things to do when in LA for The Rose Bowl.  Obviously, this should include the Rose Parade along Colorado Boulevard before the big game. Plan ahead, and make the most out your time in the city. First, a little on logistics.  Pasadena is part of Los Angeles County.  It’s about 15 minutes 

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Queen Mary Christmas

For those of you who love the romanticized idea of a cruise voyage but don’t want to actually take a trip across the sea, just a stone’s throw away from Los Angeles sits your opportunity to play on a ship for a day without having to leave the bay. A historic ship, The Queen Mary, sits in Long Beach for visitors to explore. Lucky for us, Christmastime on this ship is particularly magical. Holidays are currently in full swing at The Queen Mary and will be until January 6th of 2019. The bow’s are decked and there are plenty of activities for everyone in the family. History buffs can explore the ship’s magnificent art deco architecture while admiring the twinkling 

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Yuletide Cinemaland LA at Heritage Square Museum

YULETIDE CINEMALAND LA: Nine Nights of Holiday Cheer at Heritage Square Museum Tis the season for cozying up and soaking up all of the Christmas music, carols, and movies that you can. While Netflix may be pumping out dozens of new cheesy, guilty pleasure Christmas movies for you to binge on at home, we can’t forget about the classics that bring back all the nostalgia and cheer we look forward to this time of year. This year, Heritage Square Museum is helping us celebrate these classics by teaming up with Street Food Cinema and bringing them to us throughout the month of December with what they are dubbing “Yuletide Cinemaland.” Holiday movies won’t be the only Christmas cheer to experience. 

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Visiting West Hollywood

Everyone has heard of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, but few people realize just how much is happening in West Hollywood.  We often say that Los Angeles is built with many cities within a city, and the City of West Hollywood is truly one of the many gems. Incorporated as its own city in 1984, West Hollywood, or WEHO, is known as “the creative city,” and is loaded with some of the most famous landmarks and restaurants in all of L.A.  Some of the most well-known streets in the area travel through the city, and they include Santa Monica Blvd, Melrose Avenue, Robertson, and of course, the world-famous Sunset Strip.  The city is bordered by the City of Beverly Hills on 

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Black Friday Shopping in Los Angeles

Hard to believe, but Black Friday is already here?!  Some avoid it completely, while others love it.  If you’re one that doesn’t mind fighting for parking, fighting the lines, and fighting fellow shoppers, here’s a small list of Black Friday shopping venues in Los Angeles and their locations in relation to local hotels.  We’ve also thrown in some great dining options: The Beverly Center is walkable from hotels like The Viceroy L’Ermitage,  The SLS Beverly Hllls, and The Sofitel.  It’s a huge multi-level mall that just happens to be next to another shopping area called The Beverly Connection.  There’s a handful of brand new restaurants in the center, and places like Cattle & Claw, and Avec Nous are also very 

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Turkey Trots Around Los Angeles

Even in Los Angeles, where the health nuts and fitness/wellness influencers are rampant, we really enjoy our Thanksgiving dinners. It’s the perfect meal to fully kick off the Christmas season! That being said – it wouldn’t be a Los Angeles holiday without some sort of fitness activity to get the blood flowing. Queue all of the Turkey Trots! It’s always sunny and 70 degrees here, so we don’t have an excuse for cold weather to keep us inside. Los Angeles is a large city – so there are Turkey Trots all over (and all for a good cause) for you to choose. There’s nothing better then joining your community for a good sweat for charity. The best part of the 

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Where Are The Fires in California?

First, thank you to the dozens of past guests, and the domestic and international travel agents that have reached out to check on our safety during the fires.  Fortunately, we are safe, and our heart goes out to those in the affected areas.  No major fires have hit the general Hollywood or Beverly Hills areas.  When one sees the news, it can look like the whole state is up in flames. This time of year is typically fire season in California.  It’s when the brush in the hills and mountains are at their driest, and when the Santa Ana winds can kick up.  In fact, last year at about this same time (and into December) California had the Skirball Fire, 

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