Ice Cream in Los Angeles

School may be back in session, but the temperatures aren’t quite ready to dip down into the cooler degrees of fall just yet. For those summer lovers who are not quite ready to let go of the season and dive into everything fall and pumpkin spice, (really Starbucks? It’s not even September!) Los Angeles has some of the best places for a cold sweet treat. Here are our top three choices for a cool treat amidst all this heat —Ice Cream in Los Angeles! SALT AND STRAW: This may be the cities most popular and well known spot, and it’s for good reason. Salt and Straw’s many locations all over town have some of the most interesting and surprising flavors 

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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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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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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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Mardi Gras at The Grove Los Angeles

We never need an excuse to stop by The Grove and Farmers Market in the heart of Los Angeles. There is always something to do or see here. It’s the perfect spot for locals and visitors to shop, eat, and just enjoy a relaxing afternoon. It never gets boring because of the constant changes in decor and events that are designed to bring the community together. This March is no different as they kick of the new month with a classic event – Mardi Gras! While we are nowhere near New Orleans, the Farmers Market always puts on a family friendly version of the celebration. Beads are flying, activities are plenty, and live music plays to bring the feeling of 

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L.A. Chinese New Year Celebrations

The Chinese New Year officially began on February 5th, and continues through the 19th, welcoming the Year of the Pig.  With huge Chinese communities throughout L.A., including Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles, Monterey Park, San Marino, Anaheim and Long Beach, there are about 530,000 Chinese-Americans.  We are 2nd only to New York in population numbers, so look for many activities throughout the area. When in L.A. one can visit the Chinese American Museum in DTLA, located at 425 N. Los Angeles Street.  Upcoming events include the March 7th Survival and Loss: A Joint Discussion of Los Angeles and San Francisco Chinatowns. The Original Farmers Market in Hollywood also has dozens of Lunar New Year “Lucky 8” Specials between now and February 10th.  

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Christmas at The Grove Los Angeles

Christmas in Los Angeles has its perks. You can feel your nose, toes, and fingers. You don’t have to worry about blizzards and snow ruining any holiday plans, and there is no running out to your car to start it 15 minutes before you leave anywhere. Really the only downside is we don’t have a natural refrigerator to help keep all the drinks cool when your fridge runs out of space from all of the holiday goodies! That being said, sometimes it doesn’t quite feel like Christmas without a light dusting of snow and a slight crispness to the air. Luckily for us we have zero humidity this time of year and the evening can give you that slight chill 

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Fall Festival at Farmers Market L.A.

Here at Glitterati, we love all things fall and don’t want you to miss out on any of the autumn activities our city has to offer. One of our top picks of the season? The Original Farmer’s Market Fall Festival event next to The Grove in the heart of Los Angeles. With each season change, they deck out the venue for a beautiful atmosphere, and fall is no exception. The market is decked out with all of the fall themes and colors, complete with hay bales and face cut out characters, so there are plenty of opportunities for that perfect fall photo. Hello #instagood! Just around the corner on Saturday October 13th & Sunday October 14th, 2018, is a particularly 

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The Original Farmers Market in Hollywood

For over 84 years, The Original Farmers Market in Hollywood has been a local favorite.  Even their tagline is “Meet Me at Third and Fairfax.”  It’s at this intersection in 1934 that local farmers were invited to sell their goods off the back of trucks.  Soon after, merchants and grocers joined in, and opened permanent kiosks or stalls that acted as their restaurants and stores. Since that time, it’s remained a must-visit for neighbors, celebrities, and of course travelers to our city.  Everyone has visited this corner including Frank Sinatra, President Dwight Eisenhower, Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Shirley Temple, and The Beatles. To this day, you can still see your favorite celebs.  In fact, there’s a handful of tables by Bob’s 

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Private Sightseeing Tours Departing From LAX Airport

  Glitterati Tours offers private sightseeing tours departing from LAX Airport.  It’s a great way to take in the best of L.A., Hollywood and Beverly Hills during an extended layover.  We can pick you up directly at your terminal, and return you back to the airport for your return flight.  Or, we can pick you up, conduct a wonderful city perspective and drop you off at your local hotel.  Our SUV’s have cargo space in the rear for a nice amount of luggage. We are fortunate to be one of the few private tour companies in Los Angeles with permitted special access to the terminals.  Glitterati Tours has a 3.5-hour tour minimum with any tour involving LAX. If you’re concerned 

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