Limos in Los Angeles are called by vacationers on a daily basis. A top tourist limousine drop-off is the world famous Santa Monica Pier. Here you can discover great ocean-view eateries, enjoy the rollercoaster or check out the various souvenir shops located here. Having been featured in a variety of world-class cinema, the hundred year-old pier has become an icon for the City of Angels. But these 8 facts we are pretty sure you did not know about the official end of Route 66!
Few limo riders know there is an aquarium situated underneath the pier, featuring over a hundred species of sea life. Just a few species on display include stingrays, sharks and Garibaldi.
7) Great Depression
The Great Depression nearly ended the amusement park, and one by one, all rides disappeared but the original carousel. The park underwent renovation in the late 1930’s, and new attractions were later introduced. While the Depression meant to end for most amusement park piers, Santa Monica Pier became the largest of its kind in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
6) Original Muscle Beach
The first Muscle Beach was situated just by the pier, while it was replaced to Venice Beach in the mid 50’s.
5) Best Fishing
The pier was for long a favorite fishing destination in the Los Angeles area. Ads from the 20’s described it as “Los Angeles’ Best Fishing Spot.”
4) Many Piers
Few clients reserving Los Angeles limos are aware of the fact that there were numerous piers in Santa Monica. The current pier, constructed in 1909, was previously known as Pleasure Pier.
3) Don’t Swim!
Heal The Bay, an independent organization, rated Santa Monica Beach as the 7th most polluted in California as of 2014. Why not order limos for Malibu? Latigo Beach in Malibu is rated amongst the cleanest in the state. Latigo is a short 16-mile limo ride northbound in Los Angeles County.
2) America’s Biggest Ballroom
LA locals renting a limousine from Angeles Forest to the pier told us an interest fact. After a quick stop in Westlake, they showed us a book highlighting how La Monica Ballroom was the largest in the nation in the mid 1920’s, with a capacity of over 10,000 guests!
1) Forrest Gump and Baywatch
Hundreds of films and TV-series have been shot at the pier. A number of tourists in Los Angeles simply refer to it as “the Baywatch Beach” or “the beach pier where Forrest Gump was filmed.” This is one of the reasons why this is attraction number one for many visitors renting limousines.
Limousines can be used for so much. Need a ride to or from LAX? Or maybe a transfer to Angeles Forest for camping? We serve all of Southern California with an exclusive lowest-price-guaranteed. We not only do airport pickups, city tours, party bus rentals and wedding services. We even do specialized wine tours to the vineyards of Temecula-, Santa Ynez- and Santa Maria Valleys. There is much to be explored with a Los Angeles limo service!