Visit the Original Farmers Market LA Fall Festival

Visit the 82nd Annual Original Farmers Market LA Fall Festival!  L.A.’s favorite destination since 1934. During our private tours of Los Angeles, Glitterati Tours loves introducing our guests to the side-by-side venues of The Grove and The Farmers Market next to CBS Hollywood Studios.  If you’re here this upcoming weekend, make sure to swing by to get into that fall feeling: Join in on LA’s favorite country fair in the heart of Hollywood. On October 15 & 16, the Original Farmers Market Fall Festival will celebrate the harvest with a family-friendly festival including the world famous All-Alaskan racing pigs, a petting zoo, kid-sized pedal-powered tractor pull competitions, pie eating contests, old-time artisans,and lots and lots of live music! You will 

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Hollywood Forever Day of the Dead Festival

The famous cemetery Hollywood Forever Day of the Dead Festival, a.k.a., Dia De Los Muertos, always coincides with Halloween.  This truly is one of the most unique events of the season. This year, the event takes place on Saturday, October 29th from 12pm-12am.  A favorite visit during our private tours of Hollywood, the cemetery will be closed to the public a few days prior in order to set up the stages and for the elaborate altar construction for participants in the annual contest. Performing on the main stage this year, look for Mariachi Flor De Toloache, Buyepongo, Julietta Venegas, Alejandro Y Maria Laura, and Mitre. More event details: General Admission: $20 per person – (Exact change is requested) Children 8 

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Halloween in Hollywood and Los Angeles

We are just 2 days away from October 1st, which means we officially kick Halloween in Hollywood and Los Angeles into full gear.  We drink spiced pumpkin lattes at Starbucks, we eat everything with the word pumpkin thrown into its title at Trader Joe’s, and we trek to Urth Caffe on Melrose, Main Street in Santa Monica, and Beverly in Beverly Hills for the best darn pumpkin pie on Urth! Glitterati Tours of L.A. offers up our “Underbelly LA” tour, which covers all the famous murder sites,  death scenes and scandals known the world over.  This tour also includes the famous shooting locations of horror classics Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street!  For fans of American Horror Story, we can even 

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Visit a Great SteakHouse in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles

A big part of our job at Glitterati Tours of L.A. is acting as a concierge on wheels for the best that our city has to offer.  Forget what you’ve heard —not all native Angelenos (Los Angeles natives) live on kale, celery, and wheat germ. We eat and drink everything! Proof of this is that there’s a gym on every corner, and our hills are dotted with fantastic hiking trails. A good steakhouse in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles can be found everywhere. Looking for a steakhouse in Beverly Hills or L.A.?  Here’s a handful of our favorites: Mastro’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills.  Fantastic spot for A-Listers.  A favorite for paparazzi, for famous celebrities like Mariah Carey are frequent visitors at 

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Wilshire Grand, The Tallest Building in Los Angeles

Recently, the Wilshire Grand Center became the tallest building in Los Angeles at 1099 feet.  Since 1989, the tallest has been the U.S. Bank Tower (which, by the way, just opened up their SkySlide attraction on the 70th Floor this summer). L.A. now has the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Once open, the Wilshire Grand Center will host an observation deck, office space, a 900 room hotel, restaurants, a 73rd floor rooftop pool, and retail shopping malls.  Gone but not forgotten, the old Wilshire Grand Hotel from 1952 was demolished to make way for our new giant.  This old hotel played host to dignitaries like Pope John Paul II and John F. Kennedy. During our private guided downtown L.A. 

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Celebrity Sightings at The Walk of Fame in Hollywood

Want guaranteed celebrity sightings during your visit to Hollywood and Beverly Hills?  One can definitely make this happen when timed with Walk of Fame honoree ceremonies in Hollywood.  In fact, tomorrow, Hall and Oates will receive their star on the Walk of Fame. From the Official Walk of Fame Website: The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Daryl Hall & John Oates will be honored with the 2,587th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. September 2, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Musicians Institute Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will 

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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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When in Downtown L.A., visit Clifton’s Cafeteria

When our 1935 landmark in Downtown L.A., Clifton’s Cafeteria, closed down a few years back, many local fans feared that the charm would be swept away with renovations.  Just the opposite.  This unique venue is back, and better than ever. Even though the cafeteria dining options have changed, the great nostalgia has been preserved.  This venue would make for a great outing for the family.  Kids will enjoy the taxidermy animals throughout the complex, as well as the waterfall and giant forest trees in the main dining room.  Adults will enjoy The Monarch, The Brookdale, Gothic Bar, and the Pacific Seas. From the Clifton’s L.A. website: Clifton’s, the world’s largest public cafeteria and California’s lone survivor from the Golden Age 

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