Los Angeles Marathon 2015

Glitterati Tours of Los Angeles works 365 days a year.  However, there are times when we don’t accept tours due to traffic conditions in the city.  This can include the Halloween Carnaval in West Hollywood, presidential motorcades, and of course our Los Angeles Marathon.  This year, the 2015 Los Angeles Marathon takes place on Sunday, March 15th.  We will be conducting city tours after 1pm after many of the Hollywood roads open to traffic, but will completely avoid the beach communities, since the Los Angeles Marathon ends in Santa Monica. That being said, good luck runners!  Enjoy the incredibly scenic route that will take athletes through many of the best sightseeing destinations in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. The Los Angeles 

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Hotel Pickups for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Tours

The advantage of a private tour is the flexibility for the visitor.  Glitterati Tours can pick up guests directly at their hotel in the Beverly Hills, LAX, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, or Downtown L.A. areas.  We can also pick you up after your local Hollywood or Beverly Hills experience, whether it’s Universal Studios, Warner Bros., a restaurant, or museum. We often get requests for pickups in Long Beach, Anaheim, Newport Beach and Pasadena, and unfortunately, these areas are just too far out (and with traffic, highly unpredictable) for us to accommodate transportation.  We remind potential guests that it’s far more economical to get alternative transportation into the heart of the city.  We’ve laid out more on this 

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L.A. St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

We certainly aren’t Boston, but there’s still plenty of L.A. St. Patrick’s Day festivities around town.  Here’s just a few. Join Rock N Reilly’s on Saturday, March 14th for the St. Paddy’s Block Party benefiting the International House of Blues Foundation. Rock N. Reilly’s on The Sunset Strip, located at 8911 W. Sunset Blvd. Have a traditional corned beef, cabbage and potato meal at Magge’s Kitchen inside the Original Farmer’s Market at 3rd and Fairfax.  Come and join in on all the fun on St. Patrick’s Day…just don’t forget to wear your green! There will be live music, traditional Irish fare, and 326 and EB’s Beer & Wine will both be serving green beer! Visit Molly Malone’s authentic Irish pub at 575 South 

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Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Hotels for Spring

Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills hotels are offering up some specials for spring visits to our amazing city.  All of these hotels are in areas that are very walkable and near attractions and great dining. The London West Hollywood Hotel A Splendid Spring Retreat!  London Suites from $379 per night. Surround yourself with luxury this Spring in our spacious suites situated minutes from Beverly Hills. Savor delectable dining from Chef Anthony Keene and enticing libations at the chic London Bar. Enjoy an afternoon of fabulous shopping or take your workout to our cutting-edge fitness center. Indulge in incomparable views of the LA skyline and Hollywood Hills from our brilliant rooftop, complimentary Wi-Fi and access to our daily Breakfast 

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Oscars 2015 at The Dolby Theater February 22nd

Hollywood Boulevard is currently closed down between Orange and Highland, which means we are just days away from Oscars 2015.  Since 2002, The Academy Awards have taken place at The Dolby Theater (formally The Kodak Theater).  DiscoverLosAngeles.com has compiled a great article on past locations.  Following are some key excerpts: The first Academy Awards honored the best films of 1927 and 1928 and were presented at a private dinner on May 16, 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, the hotel opened in 1927 and was financed by a group that included Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Sid Grauman. The ceremony was held in the hotel’s Blossom Ballroom, where 270 guests each paid $5 per ticket to 

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Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles

One of the most popular tourist destinations here in Los Angeles is the Griffith Observatory, located high up in the hills above Hollywood.  Since opening in 1935, over 76 million visitors have enjoyed this L.A. treasure. Here’s just a few things to do at this amazing venue.  For more information, and updated calendar, visit the Griffith Observatory website: The Exhibits at Griffith Observatory Sparking imagination and inquiry through exposure to the awe and wonder inherent in astronomy is the goal of the new Griffith Observatory exhibit program. Each visitor is cast in the role of an observer and provided with opportunities to see and do real observing in authentic environments. By exploring fundamental questions – what do we observe, how 

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Tour of L.A. with Travel Blogger Mrs. O Around The World

Glitterati Tours wants to thank celebrity luxury travel blogger, Mrs. O Around the World for her amazing review of our private tours of Los Angeles, as well as a shout out for our friends at The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Mrs. O Around the World took our Whirlwind LA tour which is 2-hours in duration when departing from and returning to the Hollywood and Beverly Hills area.  Slightly longer if departing from LAX or Santa Monica areas.  Here’s a brief description of this particular tour: Our quick tour of L.A….Glitterati style! If you are short on time and really want the essence of Los Angeles, this quick overview will accomplish just that. With a drive through Melrose 

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Upcoming Calendar for The Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles

Most of the Los Angeles tours conducted by Glitterati Tours, take guests through the heart of Hollywood.  There’s no corner more famous than Hollywood and Vine.  It’s here you’ll find the historic Pantages Theatre.  Following is a list of current and upcoming shows: WICKED December 10, 2014 – March 15, 2015 Back by “Popular” demand at The Pantages Theatre. Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon!” Winner of over 100 international awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times).   NEWSIES March 24th, 2015 – April 19th, 2015 They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 

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Mardi Gras at The Original Farmers Market L.A.

Let the Good Times Roll! Sat & Sun, February 14-15 & Fat Tuesday, February 17 The 26th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration returns to the corner of 3rd and Fairfax! Join The Original Farmers Market February 14, 15 (Valentine’s Day weekend) & Fat Tuesday, February 17 for the finest New Orleans party west of the Big Easy. This year’s activities at The Original Farmers Market will feature the best in live Mardi Gras and Zydeco music, including Eddie Baytos & The Nervis Bros and Grammy-nominated Lisa Haley & The Zydekats, strolling parade bands, authentic New Orleans food and drink, beads, activities for kids, the Mutti Gras Pet Parade and more! So, don’t think twice about where to go for Valentine’s Day. 

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dineL.A. Restaurant Week 2015

One of our responsibilities with guests during our tours of Los Angeles, is pointing out the hippest and tastiest restaurants in Hollywood, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.  Just 10 more days for another opportunity to experience some of the best dining in Los Angeles with dineL.A. Restaurant Week, Winter 2015, for both locals and visitors. From our friends at Discover L.A. dineL.A. Restaurant Week (January 19 – February 1, 2015) is a 14-day dining event showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination, highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer. Locals and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus from some of L.A.’s best restaurants. Participating restaurants for 

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