Visiting Los Angeles in the Fall

We may be jumping the gun, but Fall is in the air.  It could just be wishful thinking because our summer has been a hot one and we’re all excited for some cooler weather — even though Los Angeles is known for being a city without seasons.

Temperatures will surely start to cool down.  If not in September, then by October/November.

Visiting Los Angeles in the Fall

Fall is the Perfect Time To Visit L.A.

It’s also a fantastic time to visit the city.  With our holiday weekend next week (Labor Day on September 3rd), locals will enjoy their last big beach excursion before heading back to school and work.  That means there will be far less people at the beach come that Tuesday. Glitterati Tours has a beach tour called the “Coastal Access” tour which covers the communities of Santa Monica, Venice and Malibu.  Typically over summer, especially on the weekends, we tend to talk guests out of this particular tour because of the beach traffic along Pacific Coast Highway. That all changes next week, as these communities will be far less congested.

Tours of Santa Monica and Malibu

Santa Monica and Malibu

Same thing goes for many of the most popular landmarks throughout Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  There’s days in summer where the Griffith Park Observatory, Grauman’s Chinese Theater and Rodeo Drive are jam-packed with visitors. These locations are already seeing far less foot traffic as August comes to an end.

If you’re coming out to visit in late September through the end of October, also look into our many Halloween activities.  Places like Universal Studios, and Knott’s Scary Farm (Knott’s Berry Farm) go all out.  There’s also tons of parties, parades, haunted hay rides, and venues for young and old.  As we do every year, we’ll be blogging about the best spooky things to do in the city as we creep closer to October 31st.  No one does Halloween quite like L.A.!  Glitterati Tours even does an “Underbelly Los Angeles” tour which is very popular this time of year. It focuses on the many scandals throughout Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

Ellen Show at Warner Bros

See a Taping of Your Favorite TV Show

Most TV shows also start up production, so plan ahead and look into grabbing a seat at one of your favorite show tapings. TVTickets.com is one source for getting into a live audience experience.  Some of the toughest tickets in town to get are The Ellen Show, and The Big Bang Theory, so again, start looking into it now.  Remember, tapings are always free so do your research if a company is selling TV tickets.  (There are a handful of specialty ticket brokers and online concierge services that may be able to get you guaranteed VIP seats and green room passes for a fee, but again, make sure they’re reputable and check out their refund policy).  If you wait till you get here, make sure to check with your in-person concierge desk at your hotel.  They’re familiar with all-things-L.A.!