Topless Van Tours in Hollywood and Beverly Hills

A recent investigation by NBC Los Angeles, concerns over 2 dozen topless van tour companies in Los Angeles that will soon be receiving letters from the Department of Transportation regarding the modifications and safety of their vehicles.  While many of these companies have their heart in the right place and wanting to provide the best experience for visitors, some have skirted regulations all together in terms of safety, training of guides, and the essential California Public Utilities Commission guidelines. Glitterati Tours mentioned this in a recent post, and reminded guests to do a bit of research before booking a private tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. That being said, we feel for the many (good) companies that have collectively spent 

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Fall and Winter Tours of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Wow!  What a summer for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills with Glitterati Tours.  We were nearly booked solid from mid-June through mid-August.  Many days, we turned down about a dozen tours from referrals, international travel agents, and our concierge family at many of the local 5-star hotels throughout Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Santa Monica.  August has been incredibly unpredictable.  Thus far, in like a lion and out like a lamb.  As we write this, the end of August has dropped off we pre-bookings.  As school schedules change year by year, this inevitably changes the tourism season.   Years ago, it was almost guaranteed that September 15th was a back-to-school date nationwide.  Not the case anyone. This summer, 

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dineL.A. Restaurant Week Happening Now

The popular dineL.A. Restaurant Week (actually 14 days) started today, and goes through Sunday, July 31st.  Promoted by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, dineL.A. highlights the diversity of cuisine throughout the area, and includes communities like Venice, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Downtown L.A., Echo Park, West Hollywood, Koreatown, Pasadena and Silver Lake. Lunch and dinner options available: Lunch (2+ Courses): $15, $20, $25 Dinner (3+ Courses): $29, $39, $49, $95+ (dineL.A. Exclusive Series) Booking in advance is highly recommended.  Walk-ins are also welcome, but don’t come with a guarantee of getting a table. Just a small handful of restaurants in this dineL.A. session include:  BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood, Border Grill in DTLA, Cafe Gratitude in Larchmont, 

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Summer Tours in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Summer tours in Los Angeles are up and running.  This year, the season started early with a blockbuster June, and it’s continued right through July.  The busiest period will actually be coming up within the next week and continue through August and into the first week of September when many holidays end here in the U.S.  That being said, we can’t stress enough to book summer tours in Los Angeles prior to arrival. Just this week alone, Glitterati Tours was fully booked up 5 out of the 7 days.  This is fantastic for us, but unfortunate for the dozens of guests looking for a last-minute private tour of Beverly Hills and L.A. Not sure if a private tour is right 

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LAX Los Angeles Tour Departures During Busy Holiday Periods

Glitterati Tours is thrilled to be one of the few private charter tour companies with LAX Los Angeles tour access.  Our access to pickup guests at LAX requires special permits and a security clearance via transponders on all of our vehicles. This affords guests with an extended layover –or a tour before ending at their local hotel –the opportunity to see the best that L.A. has to offer. With the busy seasons like July and August, as well as the holidays around December and Spring Break, sometimes it’s tough to schedule pickups at LAX.  There is a 3.5 hour minimum when picking up for LAX Los Angeles tour departures.  If there’s other tours on the books on your potential tour 

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The Best Selfies in Los Angeles

Move over Hollywood Sign, Beverly Hills shield and The Walk of Fame — there’s a bunch of the best selfies in Los Angeles just down the hill.  With Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, SnapChat, and Twitter, everyone wants the best possible photo opportunities when visiting a hot city like Los Angeles to say “been there.” Some of the most popular selfies in Los Angeles include the flat pink wall at Paul Smith on Melrose Avenue.  This has become a “must-stop” during many of our tours of Los Angeles. Across the street is the popular “Made in L.A.” mural. A block away, one can stand up against Colette Miller’s “Angel Wings” for a memento keepsake from the City of Angels. Also nearby, street 

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Summer Weather in Los Angeles

It’s about to get hot.  In the next few days, weather in Los Angeles will heat up to over 100 degrees. That’s 38 degrees celsius for many of our international travelers.  While it’s going to be warm here, our neighboring Palm Springs (about 2 hours east) will hit a staggering 120 degrees.  Typically our heat is dry, but some clouds are predicted, so it can be a bit muggy with the humidity, but nothing compared to areas typically warm and humid like New York, Hawaii and Florida. This current forecast is somewhat rare for June, but can be the norm in July, August and September. What to do on a hot weather day in Los Angeles?  If your hotel or 

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Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills Website and L.A. Info

The Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills website is loaded with fantastic information.  We do our best to keep up with the most current information on hotels, restaurants and things to do for a visitor to Los Angeles.  As we quickly approach our busiest season of July and August, our goal will remain the same…offer the best personalized service for an L.A. tour company.  This is the reason why we were once again rewarded with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for our 5th straight year. We understand visitors sometimes need immediate tour answers and availability to help coordinate their stay in our city and we will continue to man our phone lines and emails with the quickest response time possible. If 

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Rodeo Drive Car Show on Father’s Day

It’s that time of year again.  The Rodeo Drive car show, Concours d’Elegance, takes place annually on Father’s Day.  There’s no better gift to a car loving father, that an entire street closed off and jammed full of museum quality classic cars and motorcycles.  It takes place on Sunday, June 19th, on the 200-400 block of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. From the Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills website: The Rodeo Drive Committee, in conjunction with the city of Beverly Hills, presents the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance every year on Father’s Day. Each year a theme is selected to feature the superb combination of rare automobiles and motorcycles highlighting the past, present and future at the crossroads of fashion, design and 

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Restaurants, Hotels, and Things to Do During Summer Visit to L.A.

Planning a summer visit to L.A.?  Check out Glitterati Tours “LA Info” tab for direct links to hotels, restaurants, and things to do in our fantastic city. Amazing restaurants are popping up all over and we do our best to keep our website updated on the latest offerings.  We also try to personally hit as many as our diets and wallets will allow us to, in order to share our favorites with visitors to our city. One major change for a visitor’s summer visit to L.A., is the recent opening of Harry Potter.  Universal Studios Hollywood recently rolled out the red carpet for The Los Angeles Concierge Association and its sponsors, and we got to take in the Wizarding World 

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