Visit the Friendly Cities of L.A. and Beverly Hills

Visit the friendly cities of L.A. and Beverly Hills! Certainly, this has been one of the oddest summer holiday travel seasons on record for Los Angeles.  We’ve been in the business as Glitterati Tours for just over a decade, and in the industry for closer to 20 years.  Not since the early 90’s with the riots in L.A., the much-televised O.J. Simpson trial, and the Northridge earthquake, have we seen such an impact on tourism in the city. Normally, we’d be sold out every single day during July and August, however, this 2019 is very hit and miss.  Some days tours trickle in, and other days we turn down about a dozen tours. We’ve heard from hotels, car rental companies, and 

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Escape the Night on YouTube

Chances are if you or someone in your family (we see you Gen Z) is a YouTuber fanatic you’ve probably heard of Joey Graceffa’s “Escape the Night” on YouTube’s premium.   The show just wrapped up its 4th season, making it the longest running show on the streaming platform – and for good reason. It’s a hit!  The show combines reality and surreality as Joey hosts top YouTubers on a fantasy adventure… Imagine the most elaborate escape room, and then imagine it ten times crazier, bigger, and add in some life or death drama to really spice it up. Don’t worry. Remember it’s “surreality” so no YouTuber is harmed in real life. But you can see some of the most 

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Hollywood Night at Escape Hotel

Hollywood Night at Escape Hotel Along the Walk of Fame Looking for some unique things to do when in Los Angeles?  If you’re visiting the Hollywood & Highland Center with its walk of fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and The Dolby Theatre, stroll a few blocks east and check into Escape Hotel Hollywood…but hope you can get out! The Escape Hotel is the largest escape venue in the world with 12 themed escape rooms to explore.  It’s designed to look like a 1930’s haunted hotel.  After checking in, enjoy the spooky lobby and make sure to take advantage of their numerous selfie spots.  They even have a snack bar with beverages and munchies.  Grab something, for it could be your last 

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Dance DTLA

One of the best things about Los Angeles summers is that in the evenings the heat wears off. Without the sweltering heat the city comes to life and the world seems to come alive. With the cooler temperatures you might even find you have extra energy to burn off after sitting by the air conditioner trying to keep cool. Downtown Los Angeles has celebrated the summer evenings perfectly in Grand Park just in front of City Hall – and you can join in for FREE! Dance DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) is a weekly Friday night event all through the summer. With free admission you can dance the night away with friends, family, and all the new friends you will meet 

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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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See a Dodgers Game When in Los Angeles

You can’t get more American then heading to a baseball game during the summer. Lucky for us in Los Angeles, our team is at the top of their game. We’ve just passed the halfway mark of the season, and the Dodgers are currently the number one team in baseball. With the team looking strong to make their third year in a row World Series appearance, there is no better time to catch a game. Dodger stadium (might we brag — it’s one of the few fields still named for their team and not a corporate sponsor) makes for a great afternoon or evening for anyone. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of baseball, this American pastime is really just 

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Los Angeles Area Beaches

Summer is officially here and in full swing. While Los Angeles may have beaches and palm trees, the cooler temps earlier in the year keep the shoreline a little less busy, but once summer hits locals and visitors alike flock to the waters. With so many people it can be a bit overwhelming trying to map out the best way to do a beach day – but we’ve got you covered. Here are the Glitterati  Tours approved tips for your best summer beach day: If you find yourself truly wanting the surf and doing some swimming, your best bet is to skip hanging out at Santa Monica or Venice and head to one of the quieter beaches like Manhattan Beach, 

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Flutter Experience Los Angeles

Look but don’t touch seems to be the motto at most museums, but the Los Angeles “The Flutter Experience” is changing the age old saying in the best ways. Instead of displaying art only to be admired from afar, they have curated an exhibition that is meant to be immersive, interactive, and best of all…meant to spread happiness and brighten your day. The Flutter Experience Los Angeles was built on the idea that going to a museum can have a positive effect on anyone’s mental state. Their goal as stated on their website is to engage people to engage and be inspired by art. The whole exhibit is filled with contemporary art that was created solely to be directly interacted 

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Santa Monica Pier Carousel

For anyone that finds themselves interested in our Golden Age of Hollywood tour – we have a recommendation for a great way to cap off a trip in the truest old-fashioned way possible. After learning all about the golden era of Hollywood and Beverly Hills with our city tour, you can make your way down to the Santa Monica Pier for a classic afternoon filled with soda fountains, ice cream sundaes, and a carousel ride. Just at the start of the Santa Monica Pier, literally to your left as you step onto the boardwalk, is a building known as the Hippodrome, harboring one of the most well-kept attractions from the early days of Santa Monica. Inside this unassuming building you 

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The InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles

The InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles is located at The Wilshire Grand Center.  At 1,100 feet, it’s the tallest building not only in Los Angeles and California, but the tallest west of the Mississippi River.  For years, the nearby U.S. Bank Tower had the distinction of the tallest building in L.A. at about 1,018 feet. You have to go up 70 floors just to hit the main lobby of The Intercontinental.  It’s here where you’ll find the friendly front desk and concierge staff, as well as an inviting bar, which is buzzing with guests, as well as locals unwinding during/after work. One floor down on the 69th, dine and drink at incredible spots like Dekkadance and Sora.  Of course 

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