L.A. Summer Sunsets at Dockweiler Beach

Warmer days are here to stay for the next few months (okay, maybe it never is truly cold in L.A., but that ocean breeze can be chilly!), and there are few better ways to spend an evening than with a perfect view of a West Coast sunset. The best place to see it? The beach obviously. For those of you wanting to avoid the craziness of the Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach but still want a relaxing evening enjoying the view, we have the L.A. insider tip to help you enjoy it best. Just a few steps away from Santa Monica is Dockweiler Beach. With convenient parking next to the beach for only $10, and much less foot traffic, 

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Los Angeles Summer Things to Do

Los Angeles Summer Things to Do, Including the Areas of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica ________________ In just about a week when we hit the U.S. holiday of Memorial Day, summer officially starts in the minds of many.  Temperatures will start to rise, and everyone will seek the comfort of pools, dips in the ocean, outdoor restaurants with a cross-breeze, and air-conditioning. Summer temps in Los Angeles usually hover around the 80’s or 90’s, but we typically get short term heatwaves in July, August and September that could hit about 105F (41C).  At least it’s normally a dry heat with very low humidity, unlike places such as Hawaii, Florida or New York, where you can dry off from a 

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Sidecar Doughnuts in Santa Monica

Sidecar Doughnuts in Santa Monica ___________ While Los Angeles may be a city full of trends that come and go quickly – some things never go out of style. One of those things? Doughnuts! Doughnuts are one of America’s favorite deep-fried treats, and no matter how much one may be trying to watch their waistline, it is almost impossible to turn one down. Los Angeles is full of little shops that have this doughy staple, but there is none that can compare to that of Sidecar Doughnuts. Located in Santa Monica, you will rarely see this little shop without a line of hungry doughnut-loving customers. Don’t worry, the line moves quickly and as you wait you can see them bake, 

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The Best Holiday Shopping in Los Angeles

The Best Holiday Shopping in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica ________________ Old school and want to avoid buying everything online this holiday season? Look no further than the many shopping opportunities in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Of course there’s the granddaddy of luxury shopping experiences on Rodeo Drive and neighboring streets. Here, you’ll find every major designer name imaginable, from Cartier, to Chanel to Louis Vuitton. Along Wilshire Blvd., just off Rodeo Drive, visit Barney’s New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus. Santa Monica and Venice Beach have Montana Avenue, The 3rd Street Promenade, Main Street and the boutique heavy Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Near Beverly Hills, the newly renovated Westfield Shopping Mall is better 

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Ice Skating Venues Around Los Angeles

Ice Skating Venues Around Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Monica ——————————- It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season may be a little different out here in Los Angeles from other parts of the country and their winter wonderlands – but it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the holidays as festively as the rest of the United States! Nothing rings more true to the holidays than bundling up in a scarf and mittens, grabbing a hot warm drink (preferably hot chocolate), and skating around an ice rink surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights and decked out Christmas trees. While it may be difficult to find a perfect frozen lake or pond in our southern California climate, Los 

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Summer Things to do in Los Angeles

There are countless summer things to do in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.  It’s only April 23rd, and it actually feels like summer at a cozy 84 degrees.  Come July, August and September, look for spikes in heat up to 100F or 38C.  Keep this in mind when planning out your days.  If it helps, it’s usually a dry desert heat, as opposed to a humid sticky kind of hot. Here’s a handful of ideas, both inside and outside for summer things to do in Los Angeles: Take a Hike:  Yes, this can be done in summer.  It’s actually a very popular time to take in the outdoors.  Just bring plenty of water, and sunscreen…and keep you eyes 

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Los Angeles Marathon 2017

Los Angeles Marathon 2017 It’s that time of year again, when we get to show off our amazing March weather, and city to the world.  The Los Angeles Marathon 2017 is just around the corner. This year, the Los Angeles Marathon takes place on Sunday, March 19th. Online registration closes on March 15th, so it’s not too late to join over 25,000 other athletes, from all 50 states and over 60 different countries, in reaching your personal goals. The stadium to the sea course starts at Dodgers Stadium with 4 different start times: 630AM –Wheelchairs 632AM –Handcycles 645AM –Elite Women 655AM – Elite Men and Full Field The course showcases the best of Los Angeles with runners hitting Downtown LA 

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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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What We Do at Glitterati Private Tours of L.A. and Beverly Hills

Glitterati Tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills is proud to be the #1 of 10 Activities and Tours in Beverly Hills on TripAdvisor.  We work hard for this reputation and are passionate about showing off our incredible city to visitors.  Glitterati Tours covers Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Venice Beach.  Glitterati Tours has streamlined our offerings to include what most guests want in terms of Los Angeles sightseeing.   Why not other areas in Southern California?  Because, if we know it, we show it!  We’ve got our hands full covering the real estate, scandals, gossip, moving and shaking, history, and constant updates on all-things-L.A. We don’t venture off into Santa Barbara, San Diego or Palm Springs. 

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Private L.A. Tours Departing from LAX or Hotels

When guests inquire about private L.A. tours, they always ask whether their guide can pick them up at their local hotel.  The answer is YES!  Because every tour we do is private, Glitterati Tours can pick up guests anywhere in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Venice Beach, or Downtown L.A.  We also have been granted special permission to pick up guests directly at their terminal at LAX Los Angeles International Airport. We remind guests that pickups outside of the general vicinity of Hollywood/Beverly Hills can add approximately 1-hour to their tour time.  We’ve laid out 2 time tables on the Glitterati Tours “Rates” page on our website.   This would include the beach communities of Santa Monica & Venice, 

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