Halloween in Hollywood and Los Angeles

We are just 2 days away from October 1st, which means we officially kick Halloween in Hollywood and Los Angeles into full gear.  We drink spiced pumpkin lattes at Starbucks, we eat everything with the word pumpkin thrown into its title at Trader Joe’s, and we trek to Urth Caffe on Melrose, Main Street in Santa Monica, and Beverly in Beverly Hills for the best darn pumpkin pie on Urth! Glitterati Tours of L.A. offers up our “Underbelly LA” tour, which covers all the famous murder sites,  death scenes and scandals known the world over.  This tour also includes the famous shooting locations of horror classics Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street!  For fans of American Horror Story, we can even 

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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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Discounted Tours Departing from Select Los Angeles Hotels

Effective December 16th, 2015, Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills will have a promotion offering 10% off on any of our private sightseeing tours for guests staying at a handful of select hotels.  This promotion will run between now and February 29th, 2016.  We’re calling it the Leap Year discounted tour. We will have blackout dates for discounted tours from December 26th thru January 5th.  This is an incredibly busy timeframe for us with the holidays and Rose Bowl and Rose Parade attendees.  Just these two venues alone bring about 1 million extra visitors into the Los Angeles area.   Visitors wishing to take advantage of this deal must be registered guests at the following hotels:  The Beverly Hills Hotel, Luxe 

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Los Angeles Halloween Family Fun at Farmers Market

Los Angeles Halloween events are everywhere — at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Universal Studios, Disneyland, West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, and the tourist and local favorite, Farmers Market L.A. From The Original Farmers Market L.A. website: Fall is officially here and we have great fun in store for all! Join us in celebrating 81 years of great family fun with our longest-running event, Fall Festival, on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18. Did you know Fall Festival started just a few months after the Market opened in 1934? Originally created to celebrate the fall harvest, Fall Festival featured a parade with floats built by Market tenants to promote their businesses. You may not see a parade this year, but you will 

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Things to do for Halloween in Los Angeles and Hollywood

It’s never too early to get the word out on things to do for Halloween in Los Angeles.  Even the local stores have been fully stocked with all things Halloween for over 3 weeks now.  As this holiday picks up steam around the world, keep in mind that there’s no other place that does more to celebrate Halloween than L.A., especially this year, since it falls on a Saturday! Here’s some great stuff for Halloween in Los Angeles: From the Official Visit West Hollywood website: The largest Halloween street party in the world happens in West Hollywood on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Admission is free to this world-famous event, which includes live music and entertainment on multiple stages along Santa 

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LA Pride Parade and Festival in West Hollywood 2015

LA Pride takes place this year June 12th-14th, 2015.  Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood will host the parade on Sunday, June 14th, with the crowd spilling over into the festival afterwards.  This years line-up of performers follows.  For more information on the entertainment, festival, and parade, visit the official LA Pride website. Los Angeles—Every year, LA PRIDE’s Festival entertainment lineup features a diverse collection of talent ranging from Grammy Award winning singers to hip-hop heavy weights and pop divas to nostalgic classics. With Christopher Street West celebrating its 45th Anniversary of LA PRIDE this year, the Festival’s entertainment lineup is set to deliver another rocking year of performances, one that may be the most exciting performances to date. This 

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Hutchinson Cocktails and Grill Restaurant in L.A.

Recently, we were able to enjoy a hot new restaurant in L.A. called Hutchinson Cocktails and Grill.  It’s located on La Cienega’s Restaurant Row. (This stretch of road travels through the cities of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, and is loaded with dining spots like Nobu, Matsuhisa, Fogo de Chao, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Fig and Olive, and dozens of others).  Hutchinson is an Indonesian steakhouse, with a large menu selection.  Get there early and enjoy one of their signature cocktails like the Malabar, which is vodka, lime, chile, cardamom, and agave.  Justin Hopper, the owner, introduced himself and recommended the most popular dishes on the menu.  All was fantastic! From the Hutchinson website: …Richard’s wife, and our 

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25 New Los Angeles Restaurants

Between conducting tours and trying to stay in shape, it’s impossible to hit all the new Los Angeles restaurants.  As tour guides in L.A., we try to keep up on the hottest places to eat and the famous chefs behind the menu.  However, quite a few places slip through the cracks, especially when they’re in the surrounding areas of Silverlake, Downtown, Koreatown, Marina Del Rey, and Pasadena.  That’s why we rely on some great articles like this Zagat list from Lesley Balla to keep up on Los Angeles restaurants and current openings: Independence, Lunasia Dim Sum House, Ramen Champ, Tomato Pie Pizza Joint, Simmzy’s Burbank, 800 Degrees, Manichi Ramen, Sweeney’s Ale House, The Little Easy, Verve Coffee Roasters, Rocco’s Tavern, 

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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. Italian Restaurants

Los Angeles has become a major foodie city.  Authentic cuisine can be found in every corner of our sprawling city.  Japanese in Little Tokyo, Ethiopian in Little Ethiopia, Chinese in Chinatown, Thai in Thai Town, Persian along Westwood Boulevard in West L.A., and Armenian in areas around Glendale and Little Armenia.  L.A. Italian restaurants are more spread out since we don’t have a Little Italy.  Look no further than Beverly Hills, Hollywood and West Hollywood for incredible Italian food.  Here’s a short list which includes some of our favorite L.A. Italian restaurants: Madeo  Traditional Italian cuisine in a white-tablecloth dining room known for its high-profile celebrity customers. Address: 8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 Phone:(310) 859-4903 Il Pastaio Upscale 

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