10+ Best Things To Do In Los Angeles!

the-walt-disney-concert-hallTHE CITY OF ANGELS is highly energetic and home to everything from lifestyle gurus, wanna-be-stars and some of the world’s biggest stars and celebrities. Bright lights, big billboard ads and the coolest cars: everyone will find a reason to love L.A. Millions of visitors travel here every year anxious to experience the California dream, walk in the footsteps of their biggest idols or attend concerts or events. The fantasy worlds of Disneyland and Hollywood, the lifestyle of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills and the blooming Malibu beach culture are just some of the attractions in the City of Angels. While not really a city but rather a widespread metropolis, it’s home to over eighty communities connected by an advanced network of busy freeways. Downtown is a mixture of about everything: traditional basketry in Chinatown’s Bamboo Lane, the great sushi bars and Japanese gardens of Little Tokyo, and shopping for souvenirs at the historic Olvera Street. Residents of the city come from 150 countries and speak nearly a hundred languages. First-time visitors to Los Angeles get often overwhelmed: where do you begin? And how to navigate all the highways? The best tip is: keep your cool and make a few priorities and plans in advance.

LA-limo-and-party-bus-serviceFor those interested in the TV- and film industry, Hollywood or Universal Studios are two great starting points (so are Studio City and the Burbank studio tours). For the best beaching, you obviously have many choices in the area: stroll along the Venice- and Santa Monica Beaches for the most popular nearby beaches, or venture to Malibu or Orange County for some of California’s most scenic beaches. Looking to spend time in the great outdoors? LA’s city park, the Griffith Park, is the largest urban park in the nation and home to animals such as mountain lions, bobcats, and more. An alternative is the many hikes in the nearby Santa Monica Mountains for the most outdoorsy LA limo customers. For those with an interest for culture, a great starting point could be the Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) or Norton Simon Museum. For the most urban start, head to the Sunset Strip or the Universal CityWalk. For those interested in California wines and vineyards, venture out in nature on Santa Barbara, Temecula or Malibu wine tours guaranteed to offer great wine-tasting and gorgeous sceneries.

  • HOLLYWOOD: Honor your favorite stars at the Hollywood Walk of Fame or head to the Hollywood & Highland Center for great shopping and views of the Hollywood Sign. If you’re into filming and films, definitely see the Kodak Theater where the Oscars takes place, or spend an hour at the Hollywood Museum. Music interested tourists that recently ordered LAX airport transfer through us decided to head straight to the famous music shop, Amoeba Records. Catching a movie at the Chinese Theater is another signature Hollywood experience. So is visiting a couple of the area’s popular nightclubs after dark.
  • UNIVERSAL STUDIOS: One of Los Angeles’ most popular attractions is the Universal Studios Hollywood, said to be the world’s largest movie-studio. The main attraction is the Studio tour, a guided tram ride through the enormous filming complex, for instance by the stars’ wardrobes and scenes from various films such as the Back to the Future movies, Jurassic Park, American Psycho, Jaws, and Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives. There are also various popular rollercoasters, carousels and other rides, often based on movies including the Mummy ride, the Jurassic Park water ride, and more.
  • WARNER BROS: The guided tour offered at Warner Bros. is offering larger and more technical insight on how the studios operate. The two-hour long tour often includes live filming of popular television series, and many of our Los Angeles limousine service clientele have told us about seeing different celebrities here including Ellen DeGeneres and others. For other studio tours, check out the Sony Pictures Studio Tours and the Paramount Studio Tours, or the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio & Museum or Paramount Ranch.
  • WEST LA: This part of town is where the stars live, shop and go out on town. West L.A. includes some of the most affluent and prestigious LA neighborhoods, including Bel Air and Beverly Hills. You can go on a guided tour to discover the homes of the rich and famous, or buy a map and do the tour on your own. Some of the region’s best restaurants, most trendy restaurants and late-night bars are found along Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard. Sunset Strip, which is a part of the larger Sunset Boulevard, is known for its energetic nightlife with numerous nightclubs, bars and fashionable hotels.
  • BEACHES: Miles of sandy beaches are stretching out along the Pacific coast and is a signature part of the Los Angeles lifestyle. Malibu might be the most beautiful seaside city in the county, with its broad beaches, green parks and larger homes. On Santa Monica Beach is where we find the iconic Santa Monica Pier, known for its 1920’s carnival rides and lovely eateries. Venice Beach will give you the classical L.A. experience with beautiful, tanned bodybuilders on Muscle Beach and roller-skaters cruising up and down the boardwalk. Venture a little further south for the nicest beaches in the county, see for instance Manhattan-, Hermosa- and Redondo Beaches. 1,000 Steps Beach in Orange County might be one of America’s most gorgeous beaches and is absolutely worth visiting for a day for relaxation on the beach. 
  • GETTY CENTER: Contrary to popular belief, L.A. has an intellectual and refined side. The Getty Center has a larger collection of paintings, photographs and other art collections on a spectacular hill overlooking the Santa Monica’s, the Pacific Ocean and the City of Angels. And best of all, the Getty Center has free admission for every visitor!EAT & DRINK

    wp24-dining-roomA recent celebrity chief in a LA limo told us that the L.A. kitchen represents the most creative and experimental cooking in the Western Hemisphere. The city is situated in a global intersection with influences from a cosmopolitan mix of people, foods and culinary traditions.

  • RESTAURANTS & EATERIES: Some of our dining picks would be Ciudad for top-notch tapas and Latin-American meals, and Mélisse for fine French dining with crystal chandlers and many flowers. With its extensive wine menu, the A.O.C. wine bar has become an alternative to Temecula- and Malibu wine tours by serving great local wines accompanied with great food. Asanebo is a relatively undiscovered restaurant known to many as “the world’s best Japanese restaurant.” Try some of their specialties such as the hummer cocktail with caviar or the tasty tuna with onion cream. Hidden away in the fourth floor at the Omni Hotel is one of the city’s most experimental restaurants, Noé, where you for instance can try out the famous shrimp martini(!) To start the day off right with a French omelet and a cappuccino, head to Angelieque Café and enjoy this cozy French-inspired café. For breakfast all day long, check out Square One Dining in West L.A.
  • BARS & NIGHTLIFE: A week of nightly events in the city can give you the taste of everything from celebrity hangout clubs, designer- and salsa bars, and some of the best standup comedy there is. What could possibly be more quintessential Los Angeles than to go party bus barhopping in Hollywood? For some of the best views of Downtown, many head to the Standard hotel for a drink on the rooftop bar overlooking the city with beautiful views. To dance the night away, check out the Avalon, Sound, or Elevate Lounge. At Elevate Lounge you can enjoy views of Downtown from the 21st floor of a skyscraper with panoramic city views. Exchange L.A. is another pick in Downtown, while the Avalon- and Sound nightclubs are the most visited in Hollywood. You’ll enjoy the Spanish music at the Conga Room and the Laugh Factory is definitely an underrated place of fun often visited by celebrities such as Chris Rock and others. Many of the standup comedy venues offer free admission and makes for a great outing. Keep in mind that most of the famous comedians began their careers doing complimentary comedy, this is your chance of discovering the stars even before they’re known! 

    SHOPPING & ACCOMMODATIONLos-Angeles-limousineFor shopping, Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade are two beloved destinations for any Los Angeles limousine service. Hollywood and Highland is another great pick for shopping, while your best bets for souvenirs may be the Venice Boardwalk or Downtown’s Olvera Street. Do you wanna see celebrities? Try the boutiques on Robertson Boulevard. For boho-chic-clothes, check out the vintage stores and brand new designer shops on Melrose Avenue and Melrose Place in West Hollywood (Marc Jacobs, Marni, Paul Smith.) The more special stores along Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice is another place worth visiting. Montana Avenue and Third Street Promenade are two streets in Santa Monica worth checking out, including the Santa Monica Place shopping mall is a must for shoppers in the region. For designer stores, antiques and art galleries – see Beverly- and Robert Boulevards and Melrose Avenue. For the best selection of unique clothing, see Echo Park, Silver Lake or Los Feliz. A unique Hollywood experience can be to visit a few of the music dealers in town, some which often sign deals with various stars. Amoeba Music on Sunset is a must with its gigantic selections of CD’s and vinyls.

    limos-in-Los-Angeles-limo-serviceLodging options are plenty in the L.A. area and you can find a motel, hotel or resort to fit not only your pocketbook, but preferences in location, dining, views, shopping, and so on. For a hotel right on the beach, try out Shutters on the Beach, located on 1 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica. All the rooms have luxurious bathrooms with bubble baths and spa items. The nice location on the beach and the one-in-a-kind interior make this hotel one of the most popular luxury hotels in the region, and a popular LA limo guest destination. The elegant 1927 Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was home to the first Oscars. The hotel was popular for local stars and glamour in Hollywood’s golden years, and the hotel bar Teddy’s is still a favorite hangout spot for many of the city’s celebrities. The USA Hostels Hollywood is an energetic and affordable place of accommodation in walking distance from Hollywood’s late-night bars and dance clubs.

    GOOD TO KNOW

  • limousines-Sunset-Strip-HollywoodTHE AIRPORT is fifteen miles southwest of the city. A free airport bus goes from the airport to the Metro Rail Green Line Aviation Station, leaving from the downstairs level on every terminal. You may also take the airport buses to the bus terminal, where you can connect to buses going throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. Taxis are an option, even though a cab can easily cost more than $50 to your final destination in the L.A. area. An option more convenient may be to order an LAX airport transfer with guaranteed timely arrival.
  • LOCAL TRAFFIC can sometimes be a hazard. The city is so spread out that traveling without a car can be frustrating and time consuming, but so can the local traffic be. A popular option is to rent a car at the airport or car rental company and try to maneuver the freeways. The complicated freeway system may seem intimidating if you are not familiar with driving in big cities, but a rental car and GPS are still the best ways to explore the city. It is possible to get around by bus, but you’ll unfortunately often have to change buses multiple times. The metro system has three lines but covers just a minimal portion of the city, but the metros come and go often which make them a fast and effective way to get around town.
  • LGBT TRAVELERS will enjoy West Hollywood – embraced as “America’s first gay city” when it first was incorporated in 1984, a year the city also elected a lesbian mayor and included the rainbow flag onto its official city flag. Here you will find an array of LGBT-owned and LGBT-friendly businesses, nightclubs, shops, services, bars, hotels, and everything in between. For an iconic Hollywood experience, bring your friends for party bus club-hopping in colorful WeHo!
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10+ Best Things To Do In Los Angeles!

Transportation You Can Trust!

LAX-car-service-Los-Angeles-party-bus-service-limo-limousineOur top rated Los Angeles limousine services are committed to providing the highest quality luxurious transportation to our clients, for any and all occasions. It doesn’t matter what type of transportation you are looking for, what really matters is we put all the focus on providing you the best LA limo services, even going beyond what you would expect. We offer very nice, luxury limos in L.A., as well as Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties. Whether you are looking for an affordable transportation service in the area or you would like to hire a LAX car service.

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We can help you with all your transportation needs, 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. Let us take care of your airport departure or arrival and you can relax while our driver helps you with your luggage, travel plans, and treat you like a true VIP by providing you with a safe, comfortable, and relaxing ride via one of our luxury sedans or limos from LAX to your home or office.

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Our LA limo company provides car services to and from any of the Southern California major airports for corporate, personal travelers, or tourists. Not only do we offer pick-up and drop-off transfers, but we also can offer hourly service, and all-day flat rate luxury rentals which can keep your costs down.

Exclusive wedding transportation

We offer the most affordable wedding transportation in SoCal and limousines for anniversary, engagement, and more. We in the LA limo business understand the importance of your wedding day, and will provide your guests with a outstanding experience. Our professional team is ready to offer you wedding deals and packages. We also are connected with known wedding planners throughout Southern California. They can make your job much easier and help keep your wedding/event costs down.

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We have over 15 years experience in providing the most reliable, safe, and affordable car services. After transportation services, we added some luxury stretched limos and party bus varieties to our growing fleet. The growth our fleet, made us the best transportation company in Southern California with the largest fleet of sedans, limousines, party bus alternatives, SUV limos, which all can be booked for any event or celebration!

Transportation in the Greater L.A. Area

Our fleet includes limousines in 8, 10, and 15 passengers size, and our larger SUV limos include Hummer limousines & Ford Excursion stretches. For larger crowds we have a variety of buses available ranging from 25 to 45 passengers. Contact your Los Angeles limousine provider today and book your favorite luxury vehicle for any occasion!
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Top Mobile Apps for an Executive Traveler

limousine-los-angeles-limo-service-2016Nobody understands the importance of a great phone app more than the business traveler. These guys cross the skies bringing in business and keeping customers happy all year. Considering the amount of miles that they cover any given day, month, or year, it’s easy to know why a good app can make the difference between a business trip that runs easy and one that leaves you feeling like you will never catch up.

The problem… which app to choose? Last year, Android boasted 1.3 million apps in its store and Apple had a bit fewer with 1.3 million apps. One thing that the executive LA limo traveler does not have is a huge abundance of free time for trial and error so we have made a list of top apps for the business traveler.

Great Apps for Business Travel

los-angeles-limo-la-limousine-service-2016TripIt – Allows you to bundle all of your travel itineraries into one calendar format, organizing all your flight info and schedules, hotel reservations, and any meeting information into one location. All information is loaded by simply forwarding all confirmation emails to the TripIt account. The application does the rest.

Available for: iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Andriod

Cost – Basic: FREE, Pro: $49/year

GateGuru – Summarizes flight itineraries into one spot. This allows the business traveler to see any last minute changes in the flight schedule and the amount of time spent in airports or on planes.

Available for: iOS, Windows Phone, Android

Cost – FREE

 

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WeatherPro – This app shows an overview of the weather you’ll experience in all of the locations you are traveling.

Available for: iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Android

Cost – $0.99

iTranslate – International travelers rejoice!! Now there is an app for those strange moments when you are not sure what to say next. iTranslate is capable of translating more than 80 languages.

Available for: OSX, Android, iOS, Windows Phone

Cost – FREE

Mynd Calendar – If you feel like you could use the help of a personal assistant, the Mynd Calendar app is for you. This app acts like an advanced calendar app and is capable of managing the day-to-day aspects of business travel such as notifying multiple people when a meeting will be delayed because of travel or weather.

Available for: iOS

Cost – FREE

Onavo – Feel like your data plan is out of control when you travel? Onavo is an app that tracks where you use date and analyzes data use.

Available for: iOS, Android

Cost – FREE

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Top Mobile Apps for an Executive Traveler

10 Most Visited Los Angeles Tourist Destinations

los-angeles-limo-serviceAs a Los Angeles limo service, we have welcomed and transported tourists in the L .A. area for more than fifteen years. L.A. was visited by more than 42.2 million tourists in 2014, and many chose our LA limo service for their transportation to various venues and events. From airport pickups to limos out on the town, our LA limo clientele can feel safe when traveling with us. We are the top rated limousine service in Southern California and we also offer a price match guarantee so you are guaranteed the best price for your special transportation request. This article will highlight what areas were visited the most by tourists using our LA limo service in 2014.

1. Disneyland

LA-LimoIt may come as no surprise as Disneyland is the 7th most visited tourist attraction in America with more than 16.1 million visitors per year, but Disneyland is by far the most popular LA limo destination for domestic- and foreign tourists in L. A. Disneyland opened on 107 acres of land surrounded by orange groves in Anaheim in 1955. Today, Disneyland Anaheim is one most the most visited tourist attractions in the world and hundreds of tourists annually flock with various Los Angeles limo services to the “Happiest Place on Earth”. This amazing collection of shows, adventures, rides, and hundreds of other children’ activities has become a Southern California landmark symbolized by the Castle from Sleeping Beauty and all other Disney characters that originated here in California. Besides the theme park itself, Disneyland it adjacent to Disney’s California Adventure and the Disney resorts. You could easily spend days exploring these park, and because of their size and enormous selections, it is a good idea to plan a few days when visiting the both, especially if you want to see it all. The Magic Kingdom, as it is also referred to, is only twenty minutes south of Los Angeles and is the best family destination in Southern California. The most iconic attractions include Snow White’s Castle, the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Main Street USA (which is based on Walt’s hometown of Marceline, Missouri), the Central Plaza, Sleeping Beauty Castle, and countless other areas and adventures.


LA-Limo-ServiceWe recommend to our LA limo clientele to travel here during weekdays and not during summer time to beat the crowds and also the hundred degree hot weather that not rarely happen in inland areas of our state. Disneyland and the Disney California Adventure are both open daily every day of the year, and it is good idea to try and schedule your trip here outside of the traditional U.S. holidays and other days Americans have off work. The weekends too can get crowded, but the weekends are also the only time besides summer the park stays open till midnight. Areas worth checking out are 
Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Frontierland, Mickey’s Toontown, Critter Country, and New Orleands Square.

Los-Angeles-LimoIn Downtown Disney, many of our Los Angeles limo customers head to the House of Blues, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, ESPN Zone, and other restaurants. Other dining options in the area include Anaheim White House, Napa Rose, JW’s Steakhouse, Mr. Stox, Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar, Luigi’s D’Italia, as well as the Blue Bayou, Grand Californian Storytellers Café, Lilo and Stitch’ Aloha Breakfast and Goofy’s Kitchen at Downtown Disney. Some of the most popular rides here include Splash Mountain, Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Indiana Jones Adventure, Thunder Mountain Railroad, Pirates of the Caribbean, It’s A Small World, Space Mountain, Matterhorn, and the Enchanted Tiki Room. As far as accommodation, some popular hotel destinations for us as a Los Angeles limo service include the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, Hilton Anaheim, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, Sheraton Anaheim Hotel, the Anabella, Candy Cane Inn, Anaheim Marriott, Holiday Inn Anaheim at the Park, Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, and Anaheim Fairfield Inn by Marriot.

2. Hollywood

Limousine-Los-AngelesHollywood comes out as a strong number two for our Los Angeles Limousine clients, and includes one of the most popular tourist spots in the United States, the Hollywood Sign, as well as the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Other popular destinations here include Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (TCL Chinese Theatre), Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the Hollywood Wax Museum, Hollywood Bowl, and the Dolby Theatre. Usually on day two after having arrived from Europe, the East Coast, or other place of origin, LA tourists using us as their Los Angeles limo service oftentimes choose to head for Hollywood. During day time, many of course love seeing the Hollywood Sign or checking out the Walk of Fame, while many head to the clubs and often the Hollywood Bowl and other places with live entertainment after dark. The Times Square of the West, Hollywood & Highland, is a great place for nightlife entertainment in Los Angeles. While most of the film studios have relocated to the Westside and the City of Burbank, Hollywood is particularly known for its world leading entertainment, TV, and film history. The Kodak Theatre is also a popular destination in Hollywood, having been built solely for the purpose of hosting the Academy Awards. The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the resting place of Hollywood stars such as Douglas Fairbanks and Rudolph Valentino, is also a popular destination for tourists in the LA area. Besides the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Kodak Theatre and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, many of our Los Angeles limo customers head to the Magic Castle, the Hollywood & Highland Center, the Lucky Strike Lanes bowling alley, the Hollywood Museum and hotels as the Hollywood Roosevelt and Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. The Hollywood Entertainment Museum, Max Factor Museum, Hellhouse of Hollywood, Cinema Collectors, and the World Book & News are other popular destinations in Hollywood, CA. Call our reservation specialists with any questions you may have. Our drivers are also highly knowledgable about the region, feel free to ask us for tips of when and how to see what!

3. Venice

Limo-LAVenice comes maybe surprisingly as number three, way ahead of Santa Monica. In this category, we have also included Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Muscle Beach Venice, the Venice Canals and surrounding inland areas. Venice is situated only two miles south of Downtown City of Santa Monica, but Venice is a neighborhood of Los Angeles. Bordering walkable Santa Monica Beach Boardwalk to the north and Marina del Rey to the south, the Venice Boardwalk is a popular place for people who want to stroll up or down the beachside. Popular destinations in Venice for LA limo service clients include the Navy Street, where the City of LA and Santa Monica meets, as well as Washington Street and the Venice Pier to the south. Venice is located only fifteen miles southwest of Downtown LA. The sixteen miles of Venice canals, made to duplicate Venice, Italy, are also a tremendously popular destinations for tourists to take photos and stroll along the beautiful inland canals. Once an independent city in California, the increasing population of neighboring LA caused the city to become an LA neighborhood in the early 20th century. The Ocean Front Walk and Venice Beach area are not a place recommended for LA tourists with children to stay, partly because of noise levels, high concentration of homeless people and a higher crime rate than for instance neighboring Santa Monica. For those who wish to stay in Venice, we would like to recommend one of the following hotels: Hotel Erwin, Cadillac Hotel, Inn At Venice Beach, Venice Admiral Suites, or Venice Beach Suites. Among our LA limo clientele, the most popular restaurants in Venice are Piccolo Cipriani, Rose Café, Gjelina, and Joe’s Restaurant. Joe’s Restaurant is located in a century old beach house and serves French- and Californian cuisine and the focus here is at fresh ingredients.

Limousine-Service-in-Los-AngelesBy far the most common activity on Venice Beach and the Ocean Front Walk will end up being people watching, and many come here also for sun bathing, swimming and hanging out at the local beachside cafés and restaurants. It is also a tremendously popular beach for recreational activities such as surfing, skateboarding, basketball, racquetball, shuffleboard, volleyball, handball, and even fishing from the pier. Along with Downtown’s Olvera Street, the Venice Ocean Front Walk is the place to get knock-off products, local crafted art, and maybe the most distinctive souvenirs. On Abbot Kinney Boulevard, named after Venice founder Abbot Kinney, is a popular shopping district and destination for our Los Angeles Limo Service in Venice. On the first Friday of every month, the galleries and shops here stay open until 10 pm. Venice is also known for its food trucks, including for instance Korean Kogi BBQ food trucks, Vietnamese Nom Nom, Dim Sum Truck, Ludo Fried Chicken, Coolhaus and tons of out of this world Mexican food trucks with delicious authentic tacos, tamales, torta, mole, and of course, fajitas, burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, and nachos.

4. Universal City

Limo-in-LAUniversal Studios Hollywood and the Universal CityWalk are two tremendously popular destinations among LA Limo tourists. Another venue included here is the Gibson Amphitheater. While the Universal CityWalk is a popular shopping area, Universal Studios is one of the most popular theme parks in America. Universal Studios does not only offer rollercoasters but also studio tours through the park’s 420 acres of movie sets where you will see the actual filming locations for numerous Hollywood movies, such as Jaws, Desperate Housewives, Psycho (1960), and War of the Worlds (2005) to mention a few. The studio tour tram tour to the King Kong: 360 3-D is a relatively recent attraction that opened in 2010. This attraction takes the tram rider to Skull Island from the 2005 movie King Kong and uses wind, water, motions, screens, and so many more techniques. Our LA limo service clients absolutely love it. With more than five million visitors annually, this park, just as Disneyland, can get very crowded on certain days. Many of the park attractions are based on Universal movies, for instance their Revenge of the Mummy roller coaster, Terminator 2 3d, or the Jurassic Park ride and Shrek 4D film experience. The newly constructed the Simpsons ride is also tremendously popular. After or before checking out the Universal Studios, many of our LA limo clients love strolling down the three block Universal CityWalk, which is a promenade adjacent to the amusement park with a Disney like feeling and many top brand stores and restaurants. It is located in Universal City, right between the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood, off the U.S. Highway 101 at either the Lankershim Boulevard Exit or the Universal Center Drive Exit.

5. Sunset

Limo-in-Los-AngelesSunset Strip on Sunset Boulevard is an extremely popular destinations for all LA Limo Service clients. With all its fashionable boutiques and late night nightlife, Hollywood is LA’s never sleeping neighborhood. For European style dining, many head to the Sunset Plaza for dinner, then head out to clubs and bars such as the popular Viper Room, Whisky a Go-Go, Andaz Hollywood, Ranbow Bar and Grill, and other areas. The Sunset Strip only makes up about 25 miles of Sunset Boulevard, but nevertheless, the Sunset Strip is a hugely popular Los Angeles limo destination. Mondrian on Sunset Boulevard is home to the Sky Room, which is a tremendously popular night destination. This is also a place for people who wanna see and experience the areas where their favorite films were made, for instance, many love to visit the Cajun Bistro which was included in the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall. Just up the street is the Chateau Marmont, which is where world known actor John Belushi overdosed and died. The Comedy Store is another popular Sunset destination, which might be the best stand up venue in the Greater L. A. area, at least judging by the number of visits by our Los Angeles limo service, which is the top rated LA limo service. The Sunset Tower, previously known as the Argyle, is also a hugely popular destination on Sunset.

6. Beverly Hills

LA-Limousine-ServiceMany tourists in the LA area love to go window shopping at Rodeo Drive and surrounding areas, and check out the filming locations for many of their favorite movies filmed in Beverly Hills. Other popular LA limo destinations in Beverly Hills include the Beverly Hills Hotel, Greystone Mansion, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and the Saban Theatre. The triangle of the most expensive real estate property in America – the Beverly Hills, the Holmby Hills and Bel-Air – is a place we visit all the time for tourists and locals alike. Many come for great window shopping on Wilshire Boulevard, Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica Blvd in the area, where many famous retail stores are located, e.g. Bvlgari, Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, and so many more. Many check out the art galleries here – which are among the finest in the world – as well as all the fine restaurants here, many which are tremendously successful award winning restaurants. Many of our Los Angeles limo clients love dining at the Crustacean and Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant of Spago Beverly Hills. Many love the art collections by Rembrandt, Chagall, Picasso and Matisse found at the Galerie Michael. Many love visiting the Beverly Hills Hotel for their outstanding breakfast in the twelve acre tropical garden, often served with live entertainment. Besides the Iranian capital, Beverly Hills has the highest amount of Persians in the world, and consequently, it is in Beverly Hills we find some of the greatest Persian cuisine in the world. Some great Persian restaurants include the Ruby Room Restaurant on Wilshire, Taste of Tehran on Westwood Blvd, Panini Cafe Beverly Hills on Santa Monica Boulevard, and Momed Beverly Hills on South Beverly Hills Drive. Some other great restaurants in Beverly Hills include the Bazaar by José Andrés, Bouchon Bistro, Oliverio, BLT Steak and Urasawa. For accommodation, the most popular hotels amongst our LA limo clientele are the Avalon, Best Western Carlyle Inn, the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel, the Beverly Hilton (home of the Golden Globe Awards), the Beverly Wilshire, the Crescent, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Hotel Beverly Terrace, Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive, Maison 140, Montage Beverly Hills, the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, Sofitel Los Angeles, Thompson Beverly Hills, Peninsula Beverly Hills, the Sunset Tower Hotel, Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas, Orange Drive Manor Hotel, Mondrian, and the Le Montrose Suite Hotel.

7. Santa Monica

Limo-Service-in-Los-AngelesIn this category, we have included all going to Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Place, which are all popular destinations in Santa Monica. The breezy beach front City of Santa Monica is an ideal destination for strolling the streets and leisurely shopping. The Third Street Promenade, which is a pedestrian shopping street in walking distance of the Santa Monica Pier. The 3rd Street Promenade has over 200 famous retail stores, includes brands such as Mac, Zara, Gap, Borders, and some many more world famous brands. Known for its sun, sand and surf, Santa Monica is a popular place for beachgoers and others who like exploring the trendy restaurants, coffeehouses and shops along the Santa Monica Beach Boardwalk. Safer but just as vibrant as neighboring Venice Beach, this western enclave of Los Angeles is also known for all its clubs, bars and restaurants, which are all frequently visited by our Los Angeles Limo Service clientele. First inhabited Gabrieleno Native Americans for centuries in the pre-Columbian era, the City of Santa Monica got its street- and place names during the Spanish- and Mexican colonial times. During the first years as a city in the United States, Santa Monica in the late 1800s was primarily a resort town and vacation destination for Californians.

Limousine-LAThe Santa Monica Pier was first built in 1916, after the town was unsuccessful in its request to become Los Angeles principal seaport. The current Pacific Park carousel on the pier has been depicted in numerous films and TV series, including but not limited to the Sting, Inside Daisy Clover, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, The Tonight Show With Jay, The Movie, 90210, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Fat Albert, and many many more. Movies and TV series filmed on the surrounding beach includes Forrest Gump, Iron Man, Baywatch, Pacific Blue, NCIS: Los Angeles, Speed, the Doors, Ruthless People, Beverly Hills Cop III, Clean Slate, the Net, Cellular, Private Practice, and numerous others. Besides the pier, beach, promenade, Pacific Park and Muscle Beach, some of the other popular LA limo destinations in the city of Santa Monica includes the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome, Museum of Flying, Angeles Attic, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and the Woodlawn Cemetery. We are tremendously proud of not only being the largest LA limo service, but also the top rated provider of limo service in Santa Monica.

8. Griffith Observatory

Limo-Service-in-LAAs many first go here, and then head to Griffith Park locations – such as the LA Zoo, the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, the Greek Theater, and hiking trails to the Hollywood sign – the Griffith Observatory would probably be ranking higher if combined with some of the surrounding areas. Situated high on the southeastern slope of the Santa Monica Mountains, high up on Mount Hollywood, overlooking all of Los Angeles in a magnificent way. The fact that it is one of very few places this great with free admission doesn’t make it worse. Completed in 1935, the Griffith Observatory could be the most visible landmark in the City of Los Angeles. The idea of a free public observatory came from Griffith J. Griffith, who donated much of his land in Rancho Los Feliz and also donations of more than $100,000 to the city in 1896. After thirty years of building, the Griffith Observatory overlooking LA was finished in 1935. The structure and its facilities has since been approved hugely by numerous donations, and is a state-of-the-art observatory which is hugely popular for its Samuel Oschin Planetarium, its rooftop visa overlook with magnificent panoramic views over Los Angeles, as well as the Zeiss star projector, solar telescopes, and laser projection shows.

Los-Angeles-LimousineThe observatory itself has been featured in numerous movies. It was for instance the setting of the school trip and dramatic school chase in Rebel Without A Cause (1955), and also featured in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Transformers, Terminator, Yes Man and numerous other films, including three 2015 movies: Terminator Genisys, San Andreas, and McFarland, USA. The Griffith Observatory has also been featured in numerous Hollywood TV series, including 24, Adventures of Superman, Beverly Hills, 90210, Criminal Minds, Star Trek: Voyager, the Wonder Years, the Amazing Race, and the pilot episode of none the less than MacGyver. This astronomical LA icon and astronomy museum now features an array of high tech exhibits and it has never been a better time to visit LA’s observatory. The Samuel Oschin Planetarium screens four films on astronomy topics and after the most recent refurbishments, the observatory is more worth visit than ever before. We often hear from our LA limo drivers how families and kids alike find the interactive exhibits, the thrilling Tesla coil, the Gunther Depths of Space, the gigantic photo mural of the universe, and so many of the attractions here to be very educational.

9. Los Angeles Zoo

LA-Limousine-ServiceThe Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens has been one of the top ten attractions in LA since it was founded in 1966. The 1,200 animals here include species from throughout the world, and this zoo is smaller and easier to navigate than the much larger San Diego Zoo. It is located in the isolated hills of Griffith Park, which is a popular destination as well, for instance for hikers to the Hollywood Sign or Bronson Canyon. Located on more than 133 acres of land, this zoo has the advantage of never feeling to overcrowded. Partly because the zoo itself has been around for decades, and many tourists preferring newer developments such as the many theme parks. Visitors to the LA Zoo will see animals such as elephants, chimpanzees, tigers, koalas, gibbons, sea lions, gorillas, and countless other species. It is particularly popular among LA tourists with kids. The Winnick Family Children’s Zoo offers a petting area, exhibition area, and even an Adventure Theater with story telling, children activities, and kids’ shows. The only negative we have ever heard about the Los Angeles Zoo is from LA limo customers arriving early in the morning and encountering large amounts of field trip kids. To avoid that, try going after noon or even in the weekend, even though every L .A. attraction is more visited during the weekends, holidays, and other times Americans have off work. It is also a Disney set here with animals as meerkats and other Lion King characters. The Adventure Island has a petting zoo popular for children, and the Children’s Discovery Center is an interactive play station for kids at the zoo.

10. The Getty Museum

With more than 1.3 million visits in 2014, it is no wonder the J. Paul Getty Museum – or more commonly referred to by the locals – the Getty. The museum is among the most visited in America and is situated on a hillside in the Santa Monica Mountains, only reachable by their tram. Many of our Los Angeles limo clients come here to enjoy the great panoramic views over Los Angeles and to hang out in the Central Garden and Stark Sculpture Garden. The museum was designed by Richard Meier and was completed in 1997 to a total cost of more than a billion dollars. It is located in the Sepulveda Pass, next to the I-405 Freeway. Besides a museum and parks, it houses also Getty’s conservation, research, and grand programs through the Getty Foundation. Many tourists utilizing our Los Angeles limo service come here to get the best postcard-style photos of L .A. with the beaches and great Pacific.

Limousine-Los-AngelesOthers barely making the list include the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown, the Staples Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, L.A. Live, the Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Convention Center, the Greek Theatre, the Los Angeles City Hall, Ahmanson Theatre, Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and the Pantages Theatre.

Our LA limo service is available 24/7 any time & any day by phone or through our websites. Feel free to contact us today for your immediate free quote or for any questions or feedback you may have. We’re the top rated Los Angeles limo service and we also offer a price match guarantee for all customers. Check us out on Yelp!
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L.A. Vintage Restaurants

Limousine-in-Los-AngelesWe are lucky at our service for limousine Los Angeles to enjoy so many fun times with our LA limo clients. We are always taking our clients to the most unique and fun destinations throughout SoCal and what a better way to enjoy a Los Angeles limo than to plan a night out that includes a stop at one of L.A.’s vintage restaurants.

We in L .A. have a lot of amazing restaurants, but we lose several a year as owners decide to retire, they sell out, or thy lose their long held lease to progress. We here at LA limo love a good L.A. joint with some history, character, charm, and a good story. It’s more about the atmosphere, ambiance, and the experience rather than a gourmet menu. We love old signs and vintage architecture. It’s sad when old places renovate their mid-century decor. So often clients search online for authentic spots, but finding them is not always so easy. After some detective work here at Limousine Los Angeles, we have compiled a “Master List”. Our criteria is that they are 1930 or older, and that they are within an hour’s drive from downtown. You will find classic diners, steakhouses, delicatessens, hamburger stands and more. Check out our list…

LA-LimoThe Saugus Cafe (1905) Santa Clarita, CA 91355.
Traditional cafe, opened in 1887 at another location. Rebuilt in 1952.

Cole’s (1908) Los Angeles, CA 90014.
Known for their French dip sandwiches, which they claim to have invented.

Phillipe the Original (1908) Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Historic deli. Also claims to have invented French dip. At this location since 1951.

Watson Drugs & Soda Fountain (1915) Orange, CA 92866.
This drugstore opened in 1899. In 1915 they began serving ice cream and comfort food.

Fair Oaks Pharmacy Soda Fountain (1915) Pasadena, CA 91030.
Old fashioned ice cream sodas and lunch. Originally called Raymond Pharmacy.

Golden Spur (1918) Glendora, CA 91740.
Classic mid-century steakhouse on Route 66 that started as a horse ride-up burger stand. Amazing vintage sign of a cowboy boot with spur attached & great vintage interior.

Musso & Frank Grill (1919) Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Old Hollywood classic; red leather & wood booths, amazing signs, vintage American food.

Pacific Dining Car (1921) Los Angeles, CA 90017.
Upscale 24-hour steakhouse in a recreated and ornately decorated train car. At this location since 1923.

Tam O’Shanter (1922) Los Angeles, CA 90039.
Designed by storybook architect Harry Oliver. Classic Scottish steakhouse with ornate interior.

Original Pantry Cafe (1924) Los Angeles, CA 90017.
Originally a block away; in this location since 1950. Serving traditional American food 24 hrs a day.

Joe Jost (1924) Long Beach, CA 90804. Established as a barber shop & pool hall. Serving sandwiches and pickled eggs since prohibition was appealed, this old-time tavern features a wooden bar, wood booths and a pool room full of memorabilia.

limousine-los-angelesNext time you call Limousine Los Angeles and plan a fun night out, why not include a stop at one of the above vintage restaurants? There is nothing more fun than enjoying a night out bar or club hoping in a Los Angeles limo, but adding a fun touch of LA history will just make your fun time even more enjoyable. Call our LA limo service today and let us help you plan a night out to remember! Check us out on YELP and book today!
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Chinese Anyone?

WP24 (top left) and Chi Lin have been popular LA limo destinations for a long time.
WP24 (top left) and Chi Lin (top right) have been popular LA limo destinations for many years.

We at the offices for services including limousine Los Angeles get asked all the time… Do you have any suggestions for dinner? Well, if you like Chinese may we suggest the top Chinese restaurants in the L .A. area? Our Los Angeles limo service frequents them. Post your pick on our Facebook Page we would love to know your favorite! Which one would you take your LA limo too?

1. Hunan Chilli King — San Gabriel
2. Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant — Rosemead
3. Kam Hong Garden — Monterey Park
4. Blue Ocean Seafood — Alhambra
5. Mr. Chow — Beverly Hills

Check out their reviews at the links above. Our service limousine Los Angeles love to hear what our clients think, so click on our Facebook Page and tell us what your fortune cookie reads! Then call our Los Angeles limo office and book your LA limo today!
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SoCal Wine Tours

los-angeles-wine-tour We have been a top rated provider of Southern California wine tours for more than fifteen years. We offer customized wine tours throughout the SoCal region, for instance to the Santa Maria Valley, Happy Canyon, Los Alamos Valley, Temecula, the Malibu Canyons, Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley, and so many other great vineyard regions found in Southern California. Among our LA limo clientele, wine tasting venues in the heart of L .A. as well as along the Pacific Ocean have been two trends in the most recent years. To help you get a feel of what exactly to expect of an LA wine tour, as well as helping you with the choice of picking a vineyard region in Southern California, we’ve written with help of our wine concierge a few tips on choosing the right winery in Southern California.

santa-ynez-wine-tourFirst and foremost, Southern California wine’s sensible difference from the wines of the word derives from the terrain and Mediterranean climate found in for instance Santa Barbara County and Los Angeles County, the two most popular county destinations for our Los Angeles wine tour customers. Few places have wineries getting more sun than in Southern California and the Greater L .A. Area. The cool nights and sea breezes, maybe particularly present in the Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Malibu, have a tremendous impact on creating some of the best rated wines and vineyard regions of Southern California. Certain wine grapes that prefer cooler climates, maybe particularly Pinot noir, will therefore be the best in areas along the coast where the climate is chillier, while on the other hand, wines such as Chardonnay, will be the best in areas further inland with less perception and exposure to coastal mist. See also our articles on Southern California Wine Varietals and the Vineyard Conditions of SoCal. For having provided the SoCal community with our LA Wine Tour now for more than fifteen years, Los Angeles Limo has also hired our own wine concierge, which is available for your questions 24/7.

LA Wine Tour

la-wine-tourIt may be hard to understand, but the Los Angeles River Basin was once home to hundreds of vineyards and wineries at the time it was solely a pueblo. Most of the wineries were removed from Los Angeles County during the Prohibition times, except for one, which is the San Antonio Winery of Downtown. Today, there are few other wineries located in Downtown LA, but there are numerous wine tasting venues and wine tasting bars located in a fifteen minute radius of the San Antonio Winery in Downtown. For LA wine tour customers preferring to stay local, these wine bars have become increasingly popular among groups of friends going out for a luxurious wine tasting and dining in L .A. Unlike most wine tasting venues in Southern California, Los Angeles wine bars often also serve a greater selection of beer as well as food. Some even are great at the art of food and wine pairing, which is well worth trying out for the wine noobie. Besides the San Antonio Winery of  Downtown, which is a designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument dating back to 1917, some of the other wine tasting opportunities found here include: the A.O.C. Wine Bar, Bacaro LA, Colorado Wine Company, Cork Bar, Enoteca Drago, 55 Degree Wine, Monsieur Marcel Wine Bar, the Little Door, LOU Vine, in addition to the Bodega Wine Bar and the Rustic Canyon Wine Bar in Santa Monica. While Enoteca Drago in Beverly Hills is based on Italian wine varietals and the Monsieur Marcel Wine Bar is based on French wines, the LOU and Cork Bar are focused on the Californian varietals. The Cork Bar also offers San Diego brewed beers, and is therefore also a popular LA beer crawl destination.

los-angeles-county-limousineOther popular LA wine tour destinations are Silverlake Wine, Bottlerock, Covell, Domaine LA, and many more. The Bottlerock wine tasting venue by the Staples Center in Los Angeles offers over 800 different wines and is a popular LA limo destination. Covell on Hollywood Boulevard offers wine tasting in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere, with a staff that is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to wine varietals. Another popular wine destination, although no LA wine tour, is the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival. The festival includes numerous wine tasting events, wine and food pairings, lunches, and appetizers. Many of our LA wine tour customers also prefer the extended cruise up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, where they either sip wine by the Pacific at Rosenthal, or many visits the Malibu & Vine or ventures up the canyons to the great hidden wineries of the Santa Monica Mountains and Malibu Canyons. Malibu & Wine is well-known for their gorgeous outdoor seating area with local Malibu wine labels such as Semler and Saddlerock. The food-and-wine matchings on their Sunday brunch from 10 am to 1 pm is also worth checking out. At Malibu Wines further up in the canyons, there is an even prettier outdoor seating area, nestled in the Malibu Canyons. There are also often live entertainment such as live music, stand-up comedy, movie screenings, etc. here, and you are allowed to bring your own food.

Santa Ynez Wine Tour

Santa-Barbara-Wine-TourThe Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County has recently become one of the most requested wine tour destination in Southern California. The valley ― which is made up of the small towns of Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Buellton, Ballard and Solvang ― is nestled in the Santa Ynez Mountains and offer some of the greatest and most authentic & traditional wine tour options in Santa Barbara County. It is a picturesque and gorgeous valley, with a population of barely 20,000 people spread over a vast area of natural beauty. Our LA wine tour clientele’s favorite wines here are their Chardonnay in the cooler western portion, while Rhône varietals have become increasingly popular in the drier and warmer eastern portion of Santa Ynez Valley. The area surrounding the two small towns of Los Olivos and Santa Ynez is said to have among the most beautiful landscapes found in California and this region is therefore your best bet for a quiet wine tasting opportunity in beautiful surroundings in the great outdoors. Besides Los Olivos and Santa Ynez, Ballard Canyon and also Happy Canyon have become increasingly popular destinations for our LA wine tour customers in the recent years. Unlike the Santa Maria Valley, the wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley are grouped together with short distances between the different wine tasting venues and wineries, maybe particularly in the Los Olivos area. There are nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley, but the ones preferred by our Los Angeles limo clientele are, in no particular order: the Koehler Winery, Zaca Mesa Winery, Rusack Vineyards, Bridlewood Estate Winery, Sunstone Winery, and Rideau Vineyard, while others include the Fess Parker Winery and Vineyards, Firestone Vineyard, Carhartt Winery & Vineyard, Gainey Vineyard, Alma Rosa Winery, and Longoria Wines.

los-angeles-wine-tastingKoehler Winery is a winery that has it all, although their Cabernet sauvignon, Syrah, Viognier, and Sauvignon blanc may be the best. It is located in beautiful and quiet surroundings, which makes the outdoor area a great place to enjoy wine and even picnicking. The Zaca Mesa Winery is among the oldest wineries in all of Southern California and they pioneered Syrah in the county back in 1972. It also has some great varietals of Viognier, Chardonnay, Mourvédre, and Roussanne. This place as well is a great place to bring some food and have an outdoor picnic while wine tasting. The Pride of Ballard Canyon, as it’s often nicknamed, Rusack Vineyards, has arguably the greatest picnic areas in all of Santa Ynez Valley and our Los Angeles limo customers often fall in love with their Anacapa, which is their own flagship Bordeaux style wine. The outside areas are wonderful with great views of vineyards throughout all Ballard Canyon. Bridlewood Estate Winery is a beautiful mission-style winery, set on hundreds of acres of land in Santa Ynez. What now looks like a mission was once an equestrian center and the winery and its wines therefore has a “horse-theme”. There are particularly three wines our Los Angeles Limousine concierge recommends here, their top-notch Syrah and Viognier, but also others they do great, such as Port, Zinfandel, Pinot noir and Chardonnay. It is removed from the main road and offers quiet and beautiful surroundings from its outdoor veranda. One of the absolute favorites among our LA wine tour customers recently is the Sunstone Winery, which is situated only a mile from another popular one, the Kalyra Winery. Sunstone Winery has a Spanish feel and the focus here is on organic wine growing. This is also a beautiful, huge winery located with beautiful surroundings and removed from the main road. “They are particularly known for their Merlot, but they also produce great Syrah, Viognier and Sauvignon blanc”, says our Limousine Los Angeles wine concierge. Lastly, but surely not least, the Rideau Winery & Vineyard is an incredibly popular Santa Ynez wine tour destination. Housed in an 1884 two-story adobe, this winery quickly became one of the most popular Santa Barbara wine tour destinations after it was founded in 1997. Their main emphasis is Viognier, Syrah, Grenache, and Roussanne.

Malibu Wine Tour

malibu-wine-tourMalibu is the new frontier of California wine making, and because of its close proximity to Downtown and location in L.A. county, Malibu has become one of the most popular wine tour destinations for Los Angeles limousine. You may think of sand and surf, but the canyons of Malibu offer great wineries nestled in canyons of natural beauty – far from big city life and with a real country feeling. This emerging wine country is here to stay, and as of 2015, there are over fifty wineries located in Malibu! The hot days and cooler nights make the ideal growing conditions for numerous wine grape varietal’s, and few sceneries can beat Rosenthal, where you are sipping wine while looking out over the Pacific, or Malibu Family Wines, which is settled in a quiet separate canyon by itself and offers some of the greatest wine tasting opportunities in Southern California. By the coast is where we find great wine tasting venues as Rosenthal, which is located across the highway from the Pacific Ocean, and there are many popular wineries found further inland, mainly in the Malibu Canyons. L .A.’s most popular Los Angeles wine tour — our Malibu wine tour — will take you to the greatest wineries found nestled between the canyons of Malibu. We regularly serve all types of wine tasting venues in the Malibu area, but then again the most popular among our Limousine Los Angeles clientele are, in no particular order: Rosenthal Wine Tasting Room, Cornell Winery, Malibu Family Wines, SIP Malibu, and the Malibu & Vine Tasting Room. Other wineries and wine tasting venues in Malibu includes the Ladyface Alehouse, which also has a wide selection of beer varietals and is a popular LA beer crawl destination, as well as Casa Dumetz Wines, Hoyt Family Vineyards, Malibu Solstice Vineyard & Wines, Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards, and Church Estate Vineyards. The top wines in the Malibu region is recognized as Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet sauvignon, Grenache, Muscat, and Viognier.

malibu-wine-toursCornell Winery is among the most popular LA wine tasting destinations. Cornell offers and specializes in local wines from the Malibu Canyons. There is also a restaurant right next door, the Old Place Restaurant, which is a charming old restaurant, frequently visited on our Malibu wine tour. Cornell Winery also brags the largest selection of wines in all of the Malibu region. Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio along the Pacific Ocean in Malibu proper is another Malibu wine tour hit. During weekends, there are often live performances here as well as a food truck on site. They are particularly known for their Merlot, Petite Verdot, Cabernet, and Syrah. Rosenthal has several award winning wines, including their 1999 Merlot which won a double gold medal at the Tasters Guild International Wine Judging, in addition to gold medals from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and the Los Angeles County Fair Wine Competition. One of the Los Angeles wine tour clientele’s absolute favorites is the Malibu Family Wines in the Malibu Canyons. This winery is entirely outdoors and situated in a gorgeous and secluded canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains. As they also do serve wine made in Northern California, make sure to ask for their own varietals made in the surrounding vineyards. Their Reserve Cabernet and Merlot are maybe what their mostly known for, but with their extensive list of great wines it is difficult to make a wrong choice. Their ’05 Semler Merlot has received a lot of recognition and awards, including gold medals from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Make sure to check their calendar, because this place is packed with famous stand-up comedians, live music and entertainment, as well as food trucks on site, on several occasions. Limousine Los Angeles is proud of having worked with Malibu Family Wines for over a decade, and your Malibu wine tour won’t let you down!

Santa Barbara Wine Tour

Deep Sea Tasting Room On the Idyllic Stearns Wharf Pier is a popular Santa Barbara wine tour option.
Deep Sea Tasting Room On the Idyllic Stearns Wharf Pier is a popular Santa Barbara wine tour option.

Besides the great wine regions of Santa Barbara County, found in for instance Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Ballard Canyon and the Santa Maria Valley, there have been an increased demand among our LA wine tour clientele to make the trip up to the City of Santa Barbara for wine tasting. Although there are no vineyards per say in Santa Barbara and Solvang proper, these two cities have an amazing selection of wine bars with great local made California made wines. The Deep Sea Tasting Room, situated out on the Stearns pier in Santa Barbara, might offer the best views of the Pacific Ocean to be sipping wine to. In the community of Solvang, there are also numerous wine tasting bars in walking distance from one another, in the middle of town. There are also numerous great wine focused restaurants in the City of Santa Barbara, making the wine tasting venues here particularly popular for either city dates close to home in Santa Barbara, or just a group of friends getting together for some great wine tasting in America’s Riviera. Among the most popular tasting rooms in Santa Barbara are: Au Bon Climat, Kalyra Winery Wine Tasting Room, Pali Wine Company, Deep Sea Tasting Room and Fox Wine Co. Other wine tasting bars in Santa Barbara include Jamie Slone Wines, Jaffurs Wine Cellars, Cebada Vineyard & Winery, Whitcraft Winery, Summerland Winery, Happy Canyon Winery, Kunin Wines, Carr Vineyards and Winery, Area 5.1 Winery, Margerum Wine Company, Silver Wines, Cottonwood Canyon Winery, Sanguis Wine, Oreana Winery, Lafond Winery & Vineyards, Municipal Winemakers, Santa Barbara Winery, Riverbench Santa Barbara, Sanford Winery, Grassini Family Vineyards & Winery, the Valley Project Tasting Room, and many more.

santa-barbara-wine-tastingKalyra Winery on State Street is one of our Santa Barbara Wine Tour clients favorite spot in town. Just two blocks from the beach, you can taste some really great Californian and Australian wine varietal’s here. The winery is famous for having been featured in the 2004 film Sideways. The oldest winery in all of Santa Barbara County, the Santa Barbara Winery, is located right next door to the Kalyra Winery Tasting Room. It was established in 1962 and it particularly famous for their Chardonnay, but also Pinot noir, Sangiovese and Sauvignon blanc. As this place has helped shape the development of the Santa Ynez Valley and other areas in the county as premier wine making regions, there are also a great amount of history here. Oreana Winery is located right across the road from the Santa Barbara Winery. Another block towards the beach is where we find Kunin Wines & Westerly Vineyards, which is an increasingly popular Santa Barbara Wine Tour destination and also popular among our LA wine tour clientele and LA limo customers. This tasting room is within eyesight of the Pacific and they are particularly known for their award winning Viognier and Rhône wines. Carr Winery, on the other hand, is mostly known for their Syrah and Pinot noir. At Carr Vineyards and Winery the wine is often served with live music or entertainment, as well as smaller appetizers for wine & food pairings. We could also point out that the crowd booking LA wine tour to Carr Winery tend to be younger than most of the wineries.

wine-tasting-in-los-angelesWe are tremendously proud of offering wine tours throughout SoCal, for instance our customized top-notch Malibu Wine Tour, LA Wine Tour, Santa Ynez Wine Tour, and our Santa Barbara Wine Tour. We also offer other LA wine tours, for instance, to the Temecula Valley, San Diego, Antelope Valley, and more! We offer a price-match-guarantee and we serve all of Southern California. A recent trend is interest in visiting the Hamilton Oaks Vineyard and Laguna Canyon Winery in Laguna Beach, CA. Check them out! Also, feel free to check out our Yelp reviews! For your limousine Los Angeles, contact us today to book.
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