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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L.A. Pride in West Hollywood June 10-12, 2016

L.A. Pride takes place next weekend in West Hollywood, California, June 10th-12th, 2016.  The pride parade will happen on Sunday starting at 11AM, and runs along Santa Monica Boulevard between Crescent Heights and Robertson Boulevard.  Get there early, for parking will be a nightmare.  Restaurants along the route will be serving up brunch, Bloody Mary’s and mimosas.  Parallel side streets such as Melrose Avenue and Sunset Boulevard are completely walkable. View the official L.A. West Hollywood Pride website for a line up of special guests and performers, that includes Carly Rae Jepsen. At the time of posting this blog, the nearby hip and luxurious London Hotel West Hollywood Hotel on Sunset (which is staggering distance to Santa Monica Boulevard) does have a handful 

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What Month Has the Best Weather to Visit Los Angeles?

Regarding the weather, when is the best month to visit Los Angeles?  We’re not meteorologists, but as natives or long-time residents, we say ANYTIME. Los Angeles averages under 15 inches of rain a year. Our “rainy” season is typically from December to May.  We even escaped the much-predicted El Nino this year, with the bulk of any moisture staying up in Northern California.  We are fortunate enough though to have had a wee bit of rain which has kept our local mountain ranges nice and green and filled with wild flowers. If you’re about to visit Los Angeles, we are about to enter our yearly marine layer period.  Many first time visitors confuse this with smog. Smog is something completely 

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Glitterati Tours Introduces Gay Friendly L.A. for Visitors

Along with our L.A. INFO page, Glitterati Tours has added a gay friendly L.A. page on our website for travelers. Here, one can find information on bars, restaurants, hotels, shopping and Pride updates for L.A. and surrounding communities.  It covers the neighborhoods of West Hollywood (BoysTown), Silverlake and gay friendly L.A. in our Downtown area. When in town, one must visit the world-famous Abbey.  Soon, this bar will once again expand with an addition called The Abbey Chapel.  The Abbey is enormous with go-go boys and girls on most nights.  This bar and restaurant welcomes all, and is a favorite of celebrities.  Lady Gaga, Christine Aguilera, Sarah Jessica Parker and the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills all party here and 

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Hollywood Bowl 2016 Calendar

The Hollywood Bowl 2016 calendar promises to have something for everyone.  Whether you’re a local or a tourist, the Bowl is a must-visit venue.  It really doesn’t matter who’s performing…it’s more about enjoying a warm summer Southern California night with 18,000 other music lovers.  It’s one of the few venues that allows guests on most nights to bring in their picnic baskets, wine and beverages.  There’s even off-site areas with tables to set up your feast. As always, take one of the many shuttles to the Hollywood Bowl, or walk if possible.  There is stacked parking, and it’s not recommended to get stuck in this jam of vehicles, especially after the show.  There are local businesses that open up their 

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Los Angeles and Hollywood St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

Time is flying by with Valentines Day 2016 just behind us.  What’s next?  Hollywood St. Patrick’s Day festivities.  Following are some of the favorite activities for Thursday, March 17th, 2016: Enjoy the traditional corned beef and cabbage with all the extras at Magee’s Kitchen located in The Original Farmers Market Los Angeles: THE original Market restaurant– when farmers first parked trucks at Farmers Market, Blanche Magee thought they might like to have lunch, so she filled a picnic hamper and started feeding them. Today, folks still line up for outstanding roast or corned beef, tempting turkey and marvelous ham platters. Magee’s horseradish is homemade and fantastic, too, and the cole slaw is equally good. From Magee’s one can walk to 

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