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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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Hollywood Night at Escape Hotel

Hollywood Night at Escape Hotel Along the Walk of Fame Looking for some unique things to do when in Los Angeles?  If you’re visiting the Hollywood & Highland Center with its walk of fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and The Dolby Theatre, stroll a few blocks east and check into Escape Hotel Hollywood…but hope you can get out! The Escape Hotel is the largest escape venue in the world with 12 themed escape rooms to explore.  It’s designed to look like a 1930’s haunted hotel.  After checking in, enjoy the spooky lobby and make sure to take advantage of their numerous selfie spots.  They even have a snack bar with beverages and munchies.  Grab something, for it could be your last 

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MedMen in Los Angeles

It’s no secret that cannabis is now a huge industry in the state of California. With its legalization last year more shops have been popping up all over the state and especially in the City of Los Angeles. Cannabis isn’t just about getting a high anymore, with most of the products sold focusing on CBD, the non-euphoric element in a cannabis plant, and its healing properties. From headaches, sore muscles, anxiety, and even some digestive system issues CBD has become known as a great all-natural pain reliever. Being in a state with no stress on legalization and laws you may find yourself wanting to see if it is a good switch from the more widely known alternatives such as acetaminophen 

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Dance DTLA

One of the best things about Los Angeles summers is that in the evenings the heat wears off. Without the sweltering heat the city comes to life and the world seems to come alive. With the cooler temperatures you might even find you have extra energy to burn off after sitting by the air conditioner trying to keep cool. Downtown Los Angeles has celebrated the summer evenings perfectly in Grand Park just in front of City Hall – and you can join in for FREE! Dance DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) is a weekly Friday night event all through the summer. With free admission you can dance the night away with friends, family, and all the new friends you will meet 

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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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Malibu Creek State Park

When most people think of Los Angeles they think of lights, movies, and everything else that comes with an urban setting. While this is true with all of our studios and famous hotels around the city, people often forget that just steps away from (and even within) the city we have great spots to enjoy the outdoors. No, we’re not talking poolside or even the beaches. Think forests, hiking trails, lakes, and even a great spot for a quick swim and mini cliff dive in the afternoon. One of these great spots is just outside of the city at Malibu Creek State Park. You’ll forget you are in a coastal state and slip into a peaceful setting perfect for an 

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See a Dodgers Game When in Los Angeles

You can’t get more American then heading to a baseball game during the summer. Lucky for us in Los Angeles, our team is at the top of their game. We’ve just passed the halfway mark of the season, and the Dodgers are currently the number one team in baseball. With the team looking strong to make their third year in a row World Series appearance, there is no better time to catch a game. Dodger stadium (might we brag — it’s one of the few fields still named for their team and not a corporate sponsor) makes for a great afternoon or evening for anyone. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of baseball, this American pastime is really just 

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Where Are The Earthquakes in California?

Where are the earthquakes in California? The recent sizable earthquakes California has experienced have been centered in an area around Ridgecrest.  Ridgecrest is just south of Death Valley National Park, and its nearest large cities include Bakersfield on the east and Las Vegas on the west. We’ve had quite a few inquires from guests wondering how Los Angeles is doing during all of this seismic activity?  We’re perfectly fine.  Ridgecrest is 145 miles north of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, or 2 hours and 15 minutes away by vehicle.  Yes, we’ve definitely felt the rolling motion around Los Angeles from these quakes, both no real damage, other than those with rattled nerves. Earthquakes are a fact of life here in California.  

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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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Los Angeles Area Beaches

Summer is officially here and in full swing. While Los Angeles may have beaches and palm trees, the cooler temps earlier in the year keep the shoreline a little less busy, but once summer hits locals and visitors alike flock to the waters. With so many people it can be a bit overwhelming trying to map out the best way to do a beach day – but we’ve got you covered. Here are the Glitterati  Tours approved tips for your best summer beach day: If you find yourself truly wanting the surf and doing some swimming, your best bet is to skip hanging out at Santa Monica or Venice and head to one of the quieter beaches like Manhattan Beach, 

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