Things To Do When It Rains in Los Angeles

Glitterati Tours and concierges throughout the city hear this phrase rarely, but it’s, “we need things to do when it rains in Los Angeles.”  It’s rare, because until just recently, we were going on our 6th year of drought conditions.  Our beautiful Santa Monica and San Garbriel Mountain Ranges, were locked in a brownish color for years. We were far below our already low average of about 14 inches per year… 5 years running.  Even cities like Beverly Hills cut the sprinklers, and their normal bright green medians along Sunset Boulevard turned to dead grass and dust.  There was even a hunt for someone dubbed the Wet Prince of Bel Air, who used 11.8 million gallons of water in a 

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January Events in Los Angeles

January events in Los Angeles don’t end with the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, or the NYE party in Grand Park.  There’s plenty of other amazing things happening for the rest of the month. dineLA Restaurant Week starts on January 13th and goes through January 27th.  This gives locals and visitors the perfect opportunity to experience and explore over 300 of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, Culver City, Koreatown, Beverly Hills, DTLA, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Century City, Santa Monica Venice and Malibu.  Lunches start at $15, 20, and 25, and dinners start at $29, 39, and 49, with a special selection of higher-end restaurants added this year starting at $95 per person. Want a unique drag experience?  See the Golden 

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Visit Griffith Park in Los Angeles

Coming to our city?  One must visit Griffith Park in Los Angeles …. or at least part of it.  At just under 5000 acres, the park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States, and North America.  Griffith Park in Los Angeles is about 5 times the size of Central Park in New York! Approximately 3000 acres were donated to the city by Griffith J. Griffith in 1896, and it’s continued to grow in size ever since.  All of us native Angelenos take advantage of the numerous hiking trails throughout the park.  Most are dog-friendly, as are most things in Los Angeles.  Many of the best hiking trails start at or near the gem of the park, 

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New Years Eve Events In Los Angeles

New Years Eve Events in Los Angeles and Hollywood are growing daily as more are announced.  It used to be that neighboring Pasadena stole our thunder when ringing in the new year with their massive Rose Parade pre-festivities on Colorado Blvd on the 31st, and the big Rose Bowl Game and Rose Parade on the 1st (this year on the 2nd, because New Years falls on a Sunday)…but we’re catching up.  Of course every hot nightclub, bar and restaurant will be hosting their own New Years Eve Events in Los Angeles, but here’s just a couple that we’re posting today: Make sure to book restaurant seatings in advance! Culinary expert Jose Andres has many offerings at The SLS Hotel Beverly 

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Holiday Concerts at The Walt Disney Concert Hall

Deck the Hall!  Holiday Concerts at The Walt Disney Concert Hall in DTLA Like bears, it’s that time of year when the L.A. Phil leaves the great outdoors (The Hollywood Bowl) and move indoors (The Walt Disney Concert Hall). Both are incredible venues and have become true landmarks in the city of Los Angeles.  The Hollywood Bowl opened in 1922, and the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall opened in 2003.  The Bowl holds about 18,000 music lovers, while the hall holds a cozy 2300 guests. Here’s the LA Phil holiday concerts at The Walt Disney Concert Hall this season: DEC 15 at 8pm • DEC 17 at 8pm Handel’s Messiah   From the gentle simplicity of the Pastorale to 

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Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016

It’s almost here!  The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016 happens live on November 27th.  The parade route starts at the Hollywood & Highland Complex on Hollywood Boulevard, travels east towards Hollywood and Vine, goes south, and then makes it back west along Sunset Boulevard.  While the best bleacher seats have been sold out, there are TONS of free viewing spaces along these streets and boulevards. This year’s Grand Marshall is the amazing recording artist and movie star Olivia Newton John.  With over 100 million albums sold, and 10 #1 hits, as well as starring in Grease with John Travolta, she is a true superstar and will surely be a crowd-pleaser. The Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016 hosts will be Erik Estrada 

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Upcoming Holiday Events in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

You may have just missed the huge tree lighting at The Grove, but there’s a ton of upcoming holiday events in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.  As mentioned, Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills will continue to blog about dozens of activities as time permits.  Here’s just a few more that are within the next week or two: Joy to the Hills — Beverly Hills Brings in the Holidays in Style! Rodeo Drive will have their annual lighting celebration on November 20th, 2016, beginning at 5PM.  This event will take place at the 200 block of Rodeo, near Dayton Way.  Enjoy live musical performances, themed theatrics and the countdown to the lighting.  Bring a coat or piece of warm clothing to 

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West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

Here’s some last minute information on anyone planning on coming into Los Angeles for the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. First and foremost, arrive early!  There’s tons of great things that can be done in the general vicinity.   Restaurants line Santa Monica Blvd, as well as Melrose to the south and Sunset Blvd to the north.  If you have an elaborate costume and need time to prep and prepare, it may not be too late to get a local room.  Look into walkable nearby hotels like The London West Hollywood Hotel, The Best Western Sunset Plaza, Sunset Marquis, Mondrian and The Andaz. Parking will be nearly non-existent in the general vicinity as it gets closer to the start time of 

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Hollywood Toys and Costumes for Halloween

With so much happening in Los Angeles this spooky season, Glitterati Custom Tours of Beverly Hills has to say a few words about Hollywood Toys and Costumes for Halloween.  By far, our favorite store in L.A. for costumes, make-up, props, accessories, masks, wigs, and everything else one must have to put together the perfect outfit for Halloween parties and venues. If you happen to be lucky enough to be visiting our city during this festive season, look no further than Hollywood Toys and Costumes.  It’s one-stop shopping for folks attending events like the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval on October 31st. Here’s just a tidbit from their website of what Hollywood Toys and Costumes has to offer in terms of masks: 

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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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