Visit Downtown Los Angeles Music Center

For nearly 50 years, our Downtown Los Angeles Music Center has been a premier performing arts destination.  Glitterati Private Tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills can include this magnificent part of our DTLA history during our “Essential L.A., Plus Downtown” tour. The four main buildings in the center include The Mark Taper Forum, The Ahmanson Theatre, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and The Walt Disney Concert Hall. If you are to Visit the Downtown Los Angeles Music Center, here’s some great tidbits from their official website: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the first and largest theater of The Music Center, was built in 1964. Everything from the building’s structure and engineering to its interior design—lighting fixtures, restaurant china and 

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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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9021Pho on Sunset Boulevard

After a long day of touring Los Angeles, our tour guides’ favorite delivery is 9021PHO.  Eat in, take out, or ask for delivery.  If you haven’t been lately, make sure to try out their new menu.  While there are several locations, we especially love the venue on Sunset Blvd.  It’s conveniently located between Los Angeles and West Hollywood, and walking distance from Sunset Strip hotels like The Andaz, The London West Hollywood Hotel, The Mondrian, Best Western Sunset Strip, The Standard and Sunset Tower.  The building where they’re located is also popular for AirBnB visitors. Seeing a screening at The Director’s Guild of America?  This is a convenient and delicious choice for a quick meal. We love their pho of 

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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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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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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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Super Bowl Sunday in Los Angeles

For many international guests, Super Bowl Sunday is as foreign as a championship cricket game is to Americans.  Super Bowl Sunday really is a national holiday.  We eat and drink so much on this day, that it can easily compare to our Thanksgiving…only not as healthy.  We indulge on beer, pizza, chicken wings, potato chips and shots of booze. We high-five, gamble, scream, tailgate, and barbecue, as two teams take to the field. This year, the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, California at the Levi’s Stadium.  British group, Coldplay, will headline the half-time show, with expected appearances with Beyonce and Bruno Mars.  The anticipated commercials will be dominated by Budweiser and Doritos. If this 

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101 Best L.A. Restaurants from Jonathan Gold at LA Times

We Angelenos love this time of year.  Not just because the weather changes, but between holiday meals, we indulge at the best L.A. restaurants to escape leftovers.  L.A. Times food critic Jonathan Gold has one again compiled an eclectic list of the best L.A. Restaurants.  Nice to see some of our local favorites like Mozzaplex, Connie and Ted’s, AOC, Jar, Jitlada, Spago, Jon & Vinny’s, Animal, Plan Check, and of course, Musso & Frank Grill, made the cut. From LA Times 101 Best Restaurants: Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best L.A. Restaurants Your next great meal in Southern California is as likely to come from that tiny storefront next to the 7-Eleven as it is from a Beverly Hills gastronomic palace. Los Angeles, 

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