Los Angeles limo services can be used for so much. Our latest excursion included a pretty unique drop-off in LA County. Here we discovered the most tropical island-site perhaps in all of California. They were namely headed to the City of Two Harbors, California! Sounds unfamiliar? The tiny community of just 150 full-time residents is situated on the western side of Santa Catalina Island. Here you will not only discover serene natural beauty, but a relaxing island atmosphere. No wonder this town has dubbed for Polynesian islands in various movies. While it dubs for Tahiti in the film Mutiny on the Bounty, it was featured as American Samoa in films such as Sadie Thompson and Rain. Our limo clients were kind enough to shoot us some images, and we set out to do more research on why more and more of our limousines head for Catalina drop-offs.
Reached by ferry from San Pedro at the Angeles Port, it can also be reached by tours or buses from Avalon, the primary city on Catalina. Our customers headed from Los Feliz to San Pedro, and departed with Catalina Express directly to Two Harbors. While similar to Avalon in many respects, Two Harbors is definitely a hidden gem of the Channel Islands. With just one hotel, and two houses for rent, lodging is limited in the village. This also limits the amount of vacationers, which makes it an ideal place for a quiet getaway. On most days you can have the beach mostly for yourself. And drinks and food are also served by the beach.
Our wonderful Los Angeles limousine passengers told us about the origin of the name. The village in located in an isthmus, which means there are two beaches on both sides of the island, hence the name Two Harbors. The limo service customers told us Banning House was the best place in town for an overlook. While ferries arrive and depart from the Isthmus Cove, a short hike separates it from Catalina Harbor. Two Harbors has one store, one hotel, one bar, one restaurant and one school. There is also a diving center, campground and opportunities for safari tours. Limousine clients on Catalina safaris have shown us photos of animals such as eagles, foxes and deer. Who knew the endemic Island Fox species is only found on one island in Los Angeles County?
The renters of Los Angeles limos sometimes go for the 30-minute safari tour ride to Little Harbor, a beach and campsite located on Catalina’s windward side. This particular site is usually infested with buffalos, and our limousine riders took a few too-close-for-comfort photos of the bison. We have also transported vacationers with limos to Two Harbors for camping in the outback. It is the nearest community to campsites such as Parsons Landing, which offers its own beach on the island’s extreme west-side. We have also transferred yacht-renters with Los Angeles party bus services. There are a variety of great boat- and yacht landings throughout the island, maybe particularly the coves surrounding Two Harbors.
Why not go on a Pokétour with limo services in LA? Have you
ever wanted to catch a Bulbasaur in Griffith Park? Or how about looking for a Pikachu in the Malibu Canyons or a Magikarp at the Santa Monica Pier? Sad about all the Pokémons and Pokéstops you have to pass by on the highway? Or just simply looking for the best birthday party idea for your kid? The perfect excursion for Pokemon fans of all ages is here! Let’s see what creatures you can find on a limo trip to your destination(s)! Leave the driving to the professional and let us chauffeur you and your group to any Southern California destination to see what Pokemons you may be able to find! The virtual monsters are definitely back since Niantic’s release on July 6th, and they’re more virtual than ever before. For anyone remembering the Pokémonsters from the 1990’s, playing Pokemon Go with friends in the back of a limousine or Los Angeles party bus of choice will definitely make for a memorable LA adventure!
As Pokemon Go is different than just about every other game out there – you actually have to venture outside in order to discover the gyms, pokéstops and wild pokémons – limo or party bus excursions might be amongst the coolest Pokemon Go birthday ideas. Playing the game while driving can be dangerous and also very irritating, primarily of two reasons: 1) Pokémons and Pokéstops will appear when driving, but is nearly impossible to catch or visit while in movement, and 2) It’s obviously dangerous to try to catch that Caterpie when you’re driving down the 405, no matter how much you eventually want a Butterfree. But by being chauffeured around by limo services, you eliminate the many dangers linked to the game, and you can stop by all the gyms and Pokéstops you want on your way. The final destination may be a stop such as a beach or a restaurant often visited by Pokémons or situated near a Pokéstop or Pokégym. As an example, we recently took clients to the Cheesecake Factory on the beach in Marina del Rey. Not just because of their unbeatable views of the Pacific and their great food and location on the beach, but because this very restaurant also is a Pokéstop where players can recharge on Pokéballs and may get rare eggs evolving into various rare Pokémons. The more rare Pokémons are found at night, while sea Pokémons are found near ocean. The Cheesecake Factory on the beach here is therefore a also a great pick for those looking to catch a water monster. Our limo services group discovered everything from Magikarps, Poliwags, and even a Wartortle.
The hunt for the animated Japanese toon monsters all began when Nintendo released the first Gameboy games in 1996. A few years later, the role video game became an animated TV series that is still broadcast on television today. Ever since, gamers have followed in the footsteps of Ash Ketchum, the charming Pikachu and countless other Pokémonsters. Similarly to the original Gameboy success, Pokemon Go will also let you pick between a preferred starting monster: grass-, water-, or fire (Bulbasaur, Squirtle or Charmander). After picking your beginning Pokemon, venture out in the real world to catch Pokémons. By Pokéstops, you can come by for free Pokéballs, potion, razz berries, incense, eggs and more. While you can utilize an egg incubator for your egg to eventually become a Pokémon, potion can be used to heal wounded Pokémons. Razz berry can be used to weaken Pokémons you’re figthing, while incense will attract Pokémons to your location for 30 minutes. Kids’ birthday parties can be fun when adding limo services to drop by various Pokéstops and gyms for battling! Several Malibu wine tour customers loved their recent visit to the Malibu Café in the Malibu Canyons, where they could enjoy refilling Pokéballs at the Pokéstop and go hunt for new creatures by the creek. Follow up by a visit to Malibu Family Wines for a real life safari with real animals such as zebras, bisons, camels, alpacas, and other animals. For a Pokemon Go tour and Malibu wine tour closer to the Pacific, check out the Rosenthal Tasting Room by the ocean!
A popular thing lately are celebrating Pokemon birthdays for kids in a rented limo or Los Angeles party bus. Trending Pokemon Go birthday ideas include trips to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) where there’s not only a Pokéstop, but a Pokégym where players can train their Pokémons and battle for control of the gym. When players have reached level 5 they will get the chance of joining a team (and also being able to attend battles). Players will get the option of picking between team blue, team red, and team yellow. While gyms allow you to battle for control of the gym, you can also put in your own Pokémon or train against fellow team members if the gym already is in your team’s control. Either by fighting other teams or training against your own team, your experience and XP will increase during every battle. After having had control of a gym for over 24 hours, click on the Shop menu for rewards. While you may spend your own money – roughly $1 for 100 pokécoins – visiting Pokéstops allow you to pick up all the equipment you need for free. Places such as LAX are packed with various Pokéstops, but when driving it can prove to be a challenge to catch all the airport Pokéstops and Pokémons. Renting an LAX sedan service may save you time and money – we know where the Pokéstops are, which makes an airport trip a rewarding Pokémon experience. You can also ask your LAX sedan service to drive slowly and repeat a few round near the gates. Many looking for limos for rent in the Los Angeles area have told us about how effective the lure modules are at the Pokéstops for attracting nearby creatures. To use a lure module, simply tell your limo services chauffeur to swing by a Pokéstop for a 30-minute period in order to catch as many as possible. The lure module accompanied with incense will double your chances of finding Pokémons, while nearby players only benefit from the lure module.
Barnsdall Art Park is another tremendously popular Pokemon Go destination for Los Angeles party bus and limousine rentals which has both a gym and tons of Pokéstops. The Hollyhock House here is a Pokéstop. Art has never been more fun! Renting a Los Angeles party bus to cruise down Hollywood Boulevard and the Sunset Strip has equally never been more fun. Here you can enjoy one of the city’s most iconic destinations while stopping by gyms and Pokéstops to recharge on Pokéballs and other necessities. Limousine rentals heading for the Santa Monica Pier might just get you that Parasect you’ve been looking for, while the Grove is a great place to go for a stroll amongst a highly concentrated place of Pokemon Go trainers. So is the Union Station with its many historic spots to refill on Pokéballs. Whether to search for a Pidgey at the airport with an LAX sedan service or to find the rarest species at nighttime with a Los Angeles party bus – limos for rent may be the best and most rewarding way of playing Pokémon. Combining a kid’s birthday party with some Pokémon hunting may be the best birthday ever! Especially when combined with a luxurious ride by limo services!
Decorated as a mix between a luxurious whorehouse and a five-star sushi-restaurant, the Geisha House has a lot to offer. Ashton Kutcher is one of the owners, and the place is packed with celebrities. The best days are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, when the female geishas will come by for a chat and the DJ only wearing a fur coat and nothing else. Everything from the Japanese sushi dishes and the Mongolian lamb are outstanding, and the chocolate cake is among L.A.’s best. The waiters dressed in sailor uniforms are the definition of great service. After a nice dinner you can take a drink in the white bar upstairs. The Geisha House is located on Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, a place visited constantly by various L.A. party bus and limo services.
This place may be difficult getting into, but Chateau Marmont usually have openings around 6 pm. After that you can relax, party and drink the night through. This legendary hotel is often visited by stars such as Jude Law, Bono and Orlando Bloom, and it might just be the coziest restaurant in the city. The outdoor patio is fantastic, and you can always ask the oldest waiter, Romy, to sing a ballad. Getting in here for lunch is usually not a problem, but you can also stay overnight at this fabulous celebrity hotel.
While Southern California has some of America’s most beautiful beaches, there is always the alternative of heated swimming pools. If you’re stuck in the Downtown area, visiting the Millennium Biltmore Hotel where you can pay just $15 for a swim in the pool or soak in the spa. Make sure to swing by Skeletons in the Closet on North Mission Road for a towel, swim trunks, and remember to take a look at the forensic gift shop for a scarily unique souvenir. The gorgeous art deco pool at the Millennium is a fantastic pick, but for a rooftop drink and soak atop of a Downtown skyscraper, head to the Standard Hotel Downtown. Angelenos love Los Angeles party bus partying down to the Rooftop Bar here for some great cocktails and amazing panoramic views of Downtown Los Angeles.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s favorite restaurant, Mastro’s, is said to have the city’s best steak. The French fries here is another must to try out. Here you can overhear the Tony Soprano-sounding Italians, and always remember to sit upstairs.
As Koi on Hollywood Boulevard is a tremendously popular place, reserving a table two days in advance might be your best bet to get in here. Here you will always see Bentleys, Ferraris and paparazzi’s on the outside, and the place is popular for many stars arriving here in an LA limo all night long. The food is obviously delicious, the waitresses are beautiful and the decoration is pretty awesome as well. Great pick for dining among the stars.
While men shop upstairs at the Barracuda on Melrose Ave., downstairs is dedicated to women and children. Very cheap and a huge selection, with a few unique and stylish sweaters and more. A great place to find gifs for your boyfriend, girlfriend or family.
At Melrose Avenue’s Fred Segal is where we find an array for streetwear-clothing in the first level, and more expensive suits and clothes for the grownups on the second floor. But worth every dime. There’s also an in-house tailor and a trendy café full of celebs.
Greatest selection in shoes, jeans, great sunglasses and everything in between, American Rags on South La Brea is a great clothing store for whatever preference you may have.
Across the street from Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard is where you’ll find the Body Shop, surrounded by celebrity neighborhoods and home of the Oscars. Closes at 3 am all days but Saturdays when it stays open ‘till 4 am.
Take a helicopter to get the best views and photos of one of the world’s most famous landmarks. While Heli USA offers helicopter tours, a more affordable option is just to park and hike the last stretch up to the sign.
With girls dancing burlesque, 40 Deuce might mostly remind of a strip club, this place has a great bar selection and opportunities to dance the night away. The lines get usually long here, so taking a Los Angeles party bus here before 10:30 pm should let you in. The first show usually takes place an hour later and is a must to experience. As the largest provider of limo and Malibu wine tours we know firsthand that 40 Deuce is a frequently visited place by the stars, e.g. Nicole Kidman and Naomi Campbell. Jessica Simpson also arranged the thirtieth birthday of Nick Lachey at 40 Deuce. A must as it’s called. Seriously.
The widow of Dudley Moore owns and has decorated Villa Delle Stelle in Hollywood to become the “dirtiest” B&B establishment you’ll ever see. Here you can stay for the night, for a week or longer, and even stay at Moore’s old room. You can call in personal shoppers, masseurs and trainers. The rooms are large and some rooms are even equipped with pianos. Art deco, class and luxury.
Some of the performers at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach include Jay Leno every Sunday, Doug Heffernan from the King of Queens, and Ray Romano from Everybody Loves Raymond. Jerry Seinfeld is another comedian often performing here as well.
The Blvd bar at the Regent Beverly Wilshire offers Los Angeles’ most expensive cocktail, the baccaratini. Wealthy L.A.- and LAX sedan service clients call enjoy the $185 martini in a colored crystal glass.
Tuesdays at 9 pm is when the photographers from the porn industry, porn actresses and porn producers meet at Burbank’s Sardos Bar to sing karaoke. Come here a short bit before nine as the place gets pretty packed. If you get motivated to sing yourself, take a limousine or cab to Caffe Brass Monkey on Wilshire Boulevard or the nearby Orchid on South Oxford Avenue. Some of the best places for karaoke are party buses – and the city of Las Vegas. So why not party & sing your way there with an LA to Vegas limousine through the boring desert lands?
If it’s beautiful sunny weather as most days, ask for an outdoor patio table at the Little Door on West Third Street. Remember to make a reservation in advance, or if it’s for a special occasion such as birthday parties or anniversaries, you are likely to get in anyway. The French Mediterranean cuisine and the cozy atmosphere makes the Little Door one of LA’s most romantic restaurants.
Come to the Westwood Village Memorial Park for a unique iconic California adventure and see the graves of celebrities as Frank Zappa, Norma Jean, Roy Orbison, Marilyn Monroe, and many more. For a similar but more touristy alternative, see the world-famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery where you can see the graves of celebs as Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, Rudolph Valentino, Charles Chaplin Jr., George Harrison and many, many more.
Venice Beach and its boardwalk may seem intimidating at first with its many freaks, skater dudes, punks and medical marijuana clinics, but a fun experience is calling LA limo companies, head to Venice, rent a bike, and stroll the seaside from Venice Beach to Santa Monica Beach to check out the pier or enjoy a drink in the sun. Muscle Beach is another must with its bodybuilders and athletes, just as seen in the movies.
The Viper Room isn’t just owned by Johnny Depp, but was also the location of River Phoenix death. Many visitors and tourists have called for LAX sedan service to head here as a beginning of their vacation or time in SoCal. Cross the street and check out the famous Whiskey-A-Go-Go before continuing your stroll on Sunset to explore nearby Key Club, the Roxy and Rainbow.
Des Deux is the ultimate party destination for many. At least amongst the rich and famous. The Olsen-twins, Britney Spears, Aqua’s Lene Nystrøm and Lindsay Lohan are all regulars at Des Deux in Hollywood. Come here for dancing, partying, drinking, or celebrity sightseeing!
Log onto LAcasting dot com to see how you can get the chance of being discovered by the entertainment industry! After all, you are in Hollywood right?! Many LA limo visitors have also partaken in TV show audiences such as at the Dr. Phil Show and the Ellen Show.
With capacity for ninety people, and fifty celebs on each night’s reservation list, getting into the Hyde Lounge in West Hollywood may be difficult. If you don’t get starstruck at Sunset’s Hyde Lounge, you’ve probably spent too much time at Chateau Marmont.
What can beat making out on patio overlooking the Pacific? Well, maybe the Santa Barbara sunset dining cruise or the exclusive Malibu wine tours to the gorgeous vineyards. But enjoying a drink while overlooking the ocean at Malibu’s Moonshadows is pretty much unbeatable!
For $99 you can be guided into a totally dark room where you eat in complete blindness. A unique experience or what? The dark dining at the Hyatt Hotel on Sunset Boulevard might sound cliché, but no one can say it’s not unique!
When the rich and famous go bowling, they’re heading to theLucky Strike Lanes on Hollywood Boulevard. You can enjoy a drink while bowling, which makes it tons of fun.
Although the Chopra Center for Wellbeing at the La Costa Resort is located in Carlsbad, a 40-minute drive from LA, a visit here is needed if you enjoy massages. The treatment is called Pizichilli massage. Two masseurs will do wonders to your sore muscles while they’re meditating to make you healthy. You will get the city’s best massage accompanied with great herb oils.
Nobu Matsuhisa is the man behind all the Nobu restaurants: Nobu New York, Nobu London, Nobu Malibu, and Nobu Las Vegas. At Matsuhisa on North La Cienga Blvd., Nobu himself, the father of sushi, works and prepares meals for the customers. If you are into Japanese cuisine, heading to the Matsuhisa will be an amazing experience. For other Nobu’s, why not compare a wine tour in Malibu with a visit to Nobu Malibu, a gorgeous restaurant overlooking the Pacific. If you are Nevada-bound, LA to Vegas limousine transfers make the 5-hour journey through the Mojave Desert a lot of fun.
The secret Hollywood lunch- and brunch favorite, Cafe Med on Sunset Boulevard, is popular amongst visiting tourists, celebrity stars and the average Joe. Despite being the favorite café of Michelle Rodriguez, Bill Murray, Val Kilmer and others, Cafe Med is rarely full. The delicious rosé wine is a must here, so is the omelet with smoked salmon.
Drive through celebrity mansions on windy roads on Mulholland Dr. between 101 and 405. After dark this road offers some amazing views of the city as well. Cruising California State Route 1, the PCH, to enjoy the coastal views and seaside cities is also a recommended journey. Why not pick a Malibu beach you like, and cruise down PCH with a limo for an unforgettable day of beaching?
Besides being the world center for the entertainment industry, Hollywood is also home to many of the most visited L.A. landmarks and attractions. People come here to attend the audience at their favorite TV-shows, stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, venturing up Mount Hollywood to take photos of the famous sign, – or just to take a walk in Griffith Park. Here you’ll find everything from the region’s coolest dance clubs, best restaurants and bars, as well as awesome museums and landmarks. This is also where you will find the best studios the region is so very famous for, and you might just spot a celebrity or two if you know where to look. Hollywood Magic Mountain is home to some of America’s largest – and fastest – rollercoasters, while the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Sunset Strip are two landmarks everyone needs to experience. For some of the biggest name in the entertainment industry, check out the schedule of upcoming events at the Hollywood Bowl! Other places of great L.A. entertainment are also located here, including but not limited to the Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre, and the Pantages Theatre. Whether do dance away the night or explore the iconic L.A. landmarks, Hollywood is one of the best places to experience the essence of Los Angeles! And how could Hollywood possibly be experienced better than with a party bus or limo down Sunset Strip?!
Hollywood Landmarks & Attractions
Hollywood might be home to the more L.A. landmarks, attractions and activities than any other community. Here you can get a photo of the world-famous Hollywood Sign on Mount Lee or visit the world’s most famous sidewalk at Hollywood Walk of Fame. The street is stretching along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, and has over 2300 stars dedicated to famous stars in the entertainment industry. Check out the stars of your favorites, whether it’s the Beatles at #7051 or maybe Elvis by #6777. The hypermodern Graumans Chinese Theater is a hypermodern and fashionable movie theater on Hollywood Boulevard, dating to the late 1920’s. Also on the Hollywood Boulevard is the Hollywood Wax Museum, where you can see realistic copies of people such as Marilyn Monroe, Freddy Kreuger, Michael Jackson and many more. Along Sunset Boulevard are some of the city’s most famous places. For example the Hyatt West Hollywood Hotel, where Led Zeppelin drove down the staircase, or Whiskey a Go Go where people such as the Doors, Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin have entertained. Johnny Depp’s nightclub, the Viper, is also located here and is the place where actress River Phoenix died. Motorhead’s Lemmy loves hanging out at the Rainbow Bar & Grill. Another place you must go when visiting Southern California is the Universal Studios Hollywood, where so many Los Angeles limousine clients head to. Here are rides based on popular movies such as Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, Spider Man, and more. Go on the behind-the-scenes tour and see the film sets for productions such as Jaws, Desperate Housewives and American Psycho. For the best entertainment, many order a LA limo to make the most out of their visit to concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, Dolby Theatre, Pantages Theatre, or other great entertainment venues.
Best Dining & Shopping
Come enjoy some of SoCal’s most famous – and tastiest – restaurants! Head for Texan beers and Karaoke Wednesday at Big Wangs, or try out some great vegetarian hamburgers at Astro Burger. Try Ammo for some great Californian cuisine, and the California Chicken Cafe is said to have the city’s best chicken. For great Thai cuisine check out Chan Dara. For the best French meal visit Delphine on Hollywood Boulevard. The best seafood is found at the Hungry Cat, while the Geisha House has great sushi variants. Great Chinese cuisine can be discovered at Le Oriental Bistro, and Italian food are best served at the famous Miceli’s. Looking for a romantic eatery? Go to Off Vine or Yamashiro. Xiomara on Melrose Avenue is known for their great Cuban dishes. Looking for a Hollywood restaurant with a view? Check out the Skybar at Mondrian or the Soho House West Hollywood on Sunset. Those that happen to like hot dogs will love the nearly twenty different hot dogs served at Pink’s Hot Dogs, and many times people will have the party stop to stop by Roscoes House of Chicken ’n W Waffles for a late-night meal. You may have your best chance of sighting a celebrity at the Musso & Frank Grill, a favorite amongst celebrity LA limo clients for decades. There are several great places for wine-tasting, for instance at the V Wine Room in West Hollywood or Vinoteque On Melrose. There are also Santa Barbara- and Malibu wine tour options leaving from the Hollywood area. For shopping, take a stroll along the Walk of Fame by Grauman’s Chinese Theater for many smaller unique souvenir stores. For the more complete shopping experience, head to the Hollywood & Highland Shopping Center! With nearly eighty stores this shopping mall offers everything from a bowling hall, American Eagle, Forever 21, the GAP, movie theaters, nightclubs and more, making it a tremendously popular Los Angeles limousine spot for shoppers.
Hotels & Accommodation
The most happening place for tourists to stay is understandably in the Hollywood area, more precisely on or nearby Sunset Strip. We get daily calls for LAX sedan service from the airport to the many hotels and resorts of Hollywood. Among the nicest – and most expensive – lodging options here are the Redbury, home to the Cleo Restaurant, and Renaissance Hollywood, where you can stay in the heart of Hollywood at the Hollywood & Highland. Also within walking distance of most of the fun is the Roosevelt Hotel, a 1929 U.S. national landmark. For a less expensive hotel, the Best Western Plus Hollywood Hills Hotel is a good choice. So is the Magic Castle Hotel, few blocks from some of the city’s most famous landmarks and attractions. Other popular picks for hotel include Chateau Marmont and Days Inn Hollywood. Whether to check out Hollywood, go on a Malibu wine tour or simply a transfer from LAX, rely on us for the transportation!
No place is more quintessential LA than Venice. Named for its many canals, originally called the Venice of America, Venice is a beloved and different part of the city. For tourists and local angelenos, ordering a Los Angeles limousine for an outing in Venice is popular. Being a generally walkable area, exploring Venice Beach, the Boardwalk, canals, pier and great art venues can all easily be done in one day. While many hop on the bike to head up towards Santa Monica, Venice offers something different than any other place in California, perhaps in America. Where else would you come solely for people-watching and seeing more colorful characters than in boring everyday life? Furthermore, Venice Beach may be the most visited people-watching destination in the world. Let’s look further and why you should rent an LA limo service head on out to Venice!
You can come here to enjoy a nice drink at the Boardwalk while watching some of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet. And we mean ever. The Venice Boardwalk is always lively and just some you may encounter includes jugglers, panhandlers, preachers, medical marihuana doctors, skater dudes, hippie types, and everything in between. Maybe the most famous place at Venice Beach is Muscle Beach, famous for the “discovery” of Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger. This place is even a popular destination for LAX sedan rentals, due to the many tourists wanting to experience this signature LA landmark. Venice has been the location for dozens of film productions and has been featured in movies and TV-shows as Pacific Blue, Gilmore Girls, Baywatch, American History X, the Nightmare on Elm Street, Grease, Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Dante’s Inferno, and many more. People order an LA limo service to Venice Beach for a great day beaching, people-watching, checking out the various souvenir shops, bike-renting, and dining.
As the LA limo service of ours have offered transportation here for over 20 years now, you can trust us for a top notch Venice outing. Looking for an outing somewhere else? We also offer the best rated Malibu wine tour, as well as LAX rides and transportation throughout the Greater LA Area and Southern California. Let our Los Angeles limousine services represent five things you’ll love about Venice!
Once home to as many as sixteen miles of canals, Venice now has three remaining miles of canals. These are now protected as part of the Venice Canal Historic District, which is an LA Historic-Cultural Monument and also listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. You can rent an LA limo service to go exploring the canals. Or you could take a stroll here for a more charming and quieter Venice experience than the Boardwalk. The Venice Canals Walkway has over two miles of pedestrian-friendly trails along the idyllic canals. Developed by real estate developer Abbot Kinney in 1904, most of the former canals were filled to make space for freeways. The remaining waterways are beautiful and lead through an affluent housing area with houses backing up to the canals. The walkway is located between Venice- and Washington Boulevards. LA limo renters come here for various reasons; some fall in love with the narrow walkways and tiny bridges, while others come to admire the architecture of the houses. We have also transferred customers often to the canals for row-boating, kayaking and picnicking. While the Grand Canal is the largest and maybe most famous, the others include the Carroll-, Linnie-, Eastern-, Howland- and Sherman Canals. Getting their picture taken by the canals is common for tourists riding with an LAX sedan from the LAX airport to Venice. We also often transfer locals here by limo and sedan vehicles.
Venice is home to an array of bars and a lively nightlife. Whether you are going on a date with your partner, or need an LA limo service for a friends’ outing on town, we can help with your Los Angeles limousine to Venice. One of the favorite bars for LA limo services are Nikki’s, where you might just find the cheapest beer in town for only three dollars each. This is a trending destination for LA beer crawls, while many also decide on a Malibu wine tour for wine-tastings by the Pacific. The Brig is a great choice on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, while the Venice Whaler is known for its lively nightlife. For some great dining overlooking the beach, ocean and even views as far as the California Channel Islands, head to the High Rooftop Lounge, located at Hotel Erwin.
For a huge variety in beers and cool nightclub, head to the German Wurstkuche on Lincoln Boulevard. Instead of a Malibu wine tour, do some wine-tasting in Venice! Both the Otheroom and Venice Beach Wine are great picks for wine-tasting tours. Our favorite Venice bars must be the Venice Ale House, particularly famous for their more than thirty varietals of craft beers, and Hinano Cafe, located right by the Venice Pier with breakfasts for as low as five dollars per meal. Instead of a wine tour, you could always bring friends along for a limo beer crawl at the Ale House! While Hollywood might be the most popular night destination for party buses and Los Angeles limousine services, Venice has recently become a more and more popular place for a night on town. Looking for a different kind of outing? Book a Malibu wine tour to Malibu Wines for live entertainment during weekends!
We often get people calling for an LAX limousine or LA limo service wanting to go to Venice, but still haven’t picked a hotel to stay at. For accommodation in Venice you have a wide range of choices. May Los Angeles limousine renters prefer staying at the Venice Boardwalk. Check out Hotel Erwin, previously Best Western, for a great hotel on the beach. This is also a trending LAX sedan destination as many tourists prefer staying at a beach hotel when visiting Los Angeles. The rooftop bar at the hotel, named the High, has one of Venice’ best views and food. For breakfast, check out the Hash Restaurant for some great breakfast. This hipster hotel opened in 2009 and is just a couple hundred feet from the Pacific. Spacious rooms and beach-theme. Another choice for accommodation is the Venice Beach House, a 1911 bungalow listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Just one block from the Venice Boardwalk and Beach, the two-story hotel is located on one of the most iconic Venice sidewalk streets.
For an option a tiny bit further from the Venice Boardwalk craziness, the Inn at Venice Beach is located three blocks from the ocean, which is just far enough for a quiet getaway. LA limo riders will enjoy that the hotel is right on the border between Venice and Marina del Rey, with great walking options to both locations. The hotels of Venice are popular for international- and domestic tourists, and many order LAX sedan services from LAX to the hotels here for a signature LA experience. As recently has yesterday we transferred hotel guests with LAX sedan from the Inn at Venice Beach for a Malibu wine tour to the Malibu Canyons.
Angelenos and others booking our limousines or Los Angeles party bus vehicles often visit the great eateries of Venice. Some favorites for the LA limo service are the Sidewalk Café with tables in the sand at Venice Beach, and Jody Maroni’s Sausage Kingdom, which offers more than twenty sausage sandwiches and is known for having the region’s best hot dogs. And we get it, why head on a Malibu wine tour when you can enjoy a cocktail in the sand at the Sidewalk Café! Wanna dine in a century old beach house? Check out Joe’s Restaurant for some great French- and Californian dishes. Los Angeles limousine services even get called for LAX sedan rides straight to this old beach house from LAX. Gjelina is yet another great restaurant, particularly known for its lovely outdoor patio. For some great drinks and Mediterranean food to match the climate, head to the Tasting Kitchen on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The hip bar at the Rose Cafe-Restaurant is another great pick for drinks and food.
Looking for some Italian cuisine? Head to C&O Cucina. For Indian, check our the Hurry Curry Indian Food, or for Thai food, check out the Ekkamai Thai Restaurant on W. Washington Boulevard. Looking for vegan dishes? Head to Cafe Gratitude Venice for great vegetarian- and vegan dishes. Other great Venice eateries include 26 Beach, Fresh In The Box, El Charro, Via Veneto, 72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill, and Baby Blues BBQ. Although several eateries here offer great wine-tastings, you can always book a Malibu wine tour for an outing in the vineyards. For whatever dining experience though, styling it up with an LA limo service or sedan will make it a dinner to remember! For an even more exciting outing, contact us for a Malibu wine tour which includes dinner! A popular Malibu wine tour winery-visit is Cornell Winery, located next-door to the Old Place Restaurant.
For those interested in art, Venice is a mecca. Even people booking with LAX sedan and limousine services from the LAX have headed to the LA Louver to check out the gorgeous galleries.Wanna see a totally different building? Take a few photos of the unique Binoculars Building on Main Street. For one of the top literary arts center in the region, Los Angeles limousine travelers head to the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center on Venice Boulevard. The two-story Louver offers galleries from some of California’s and the country’s greatest artists, and occasional exhibits by international artists. Being the city’s primary artery, Windward Ave. stretches from Venice Beach towards the inland. Having guested celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin and various others, the bungalow Venice Beach House dates back to 1911. Long before the start of our LA limo service twenty years ago. It has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since 1986, and it is definitely worth exploring (or staying at) for those interested in great architecture and history. Malibu wine tour explorers and other limousine renters will love the mural depicting how Venice once looked like inside the old historic Venice Post Office, surrounded by numerous galleries and art-venues at Windward Ave. Experiencing great arts here might be most popular for tourists using LAX sedan services, but locally grown Angelenos love it as well. Get a Los Angeles limousine to experience the Venice art today!
Movies Filmed in Venice
With its beautiful beach, canals and short way to Hollywood, hundreds of movies have been filmed in Venice. Los Angeles limousine passengers recently made us aware of the many films made here. Did you for example know that the Venice Canals can be seen in American Pie (1999)? Many of the Venice film locations can be visited on cinematic tours with LA limo service. Dude’s crib in The Big Lebowski (1998) is found here, and a stolen bike scene in Nightcrawler (2014) takes place at Venice Beach. Venice High School can be seen in American History X (1998), Shiherli’s apartment in Heat (1995) can also be visited on cinematic limo tours of Venice. An LAX sedan client made us recently aware that Venice High School can be seen in Grease (1978), and that the church in Million Dollar Baby (2004) actually is Saint Mark Catholic Church here in Venice. We have also transferred people with Los Angeles limousine vehicles to the famous fishing pier. This pier can be seen in Point Break (1991), while The Brigg Pub in Chef (2014) is also in Venice.
Glen Lantz (Johnny Depp) visits the canals in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), while the run-in with Gamble in SWAT (2003) takes place at Hinano Café. The foster family in I Am Sam (2001) lives in Venice, while Cobra’s (Sylvester Stallone) apartment in Cobra (1986) is actually located on Westminster Ave. Ordell Robbie’s flat in Jackie Brown (1997) is located at the beach here, while Dave gets introduced to Tom-Tom at the beach in the film Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986). The fictional Pinky’s Pizza in Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990) can be seen on Westminster Ave., as well as the Life Savers-facilities in the comedy film Mixed Nuts (1994). Order your Los Angeles limousine to your favorite film locales today! While most people order a limo for cinematic tours of Los Angeles, you can also reserve an SUV, sedan or party bus. A variety of movies have also been filmed at Cornell Winery and Malibu Wines, two popular stops for a Malibu wine tour.
So why do we love Venice? 1) Exploring the Venice Canals, 2) Strolling up Venice Boardwalk on Venice Beach, 3) Dine at one of the great restaurants or have a drink at some of the most iconic Los Angeles bars, and 4) Discover great art, for instance at LA Louver, the Binoculars Building or the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center. Another thing we love here is limo tours of the various filming locations. Let’s head to America’s Venice and explore the Canals — whether by a Los Angeles limousine, party bus or sedan! Our LA limo service is a best rated limousine provider and also offer an award-winning, customized and luxurious Malibu wine tour. Simply looking for a ride to Venice? Call us for a limo- or LAX sedan quote today.
When you have to pay nearly or more than $100 for tickets to Disneyland, Santa Catalina Island, Universal Studios and so many more places, wouldn’t it be nice with a list of things to do free of charge? You may be surprised, but Southern California is thankfully still home to tons of great free activities. Some you may have heard of, some you may have wanted to visit. In any case and for any group, free is always better than paying. And when so much cost so much, we are ever thankful for all the great things you can do without spending a dime! From cruising down PCH, checking out the California Science Center or Getty Villa, some of the most iconic and signature SoCal experiences and landmarks are free of charge. Hike to the world famous Hollywood Sign or learn about space at the Griffith Observatory. Enjoy great arts at the LACMA or head on a date walk exploring the Venice Canals Walkway. Check out the famous filming location at Runyon Canyon or venture to Downtown’s Olvera Street to experience the Mexican culture. Many of the coolest activities in L.A. are free of charge, and we will prove it!
Just a few days ago we transferred tourists with our LAX sedan service that wanted to check out Hollywood. After having seen the Hollywood Sign after a hike from Griffith Park, they were shocked that it was all free of charge! Griffith Park is the world’s largest municipal park with over 4,200 acres of wilderness and an impressing wildlife, including eagles, mountain lions, bobcats, and more. Going for a picnic in Griffith is a beloved L.A. activity. Free is also strolling down the Hollywood Walk of Fame or visiting the Griffith Observatory located in Griffith Park. At the Griffith Observatory on the top of Mount Hollywood, you can enjoy one of the greatest views of the city and ocean. Come here at sunset for great photo opportunities. The observatory might be one of the most iconic L.A. buildings and is home to a dozen space- and science displays, making for an educational getaway. Hancock Park’s La Brea Tar Pits include the Earth’s biggest discoveries of Ice Age fossils, and is free of charge on the first Tuesday of every month.
The historic 1920’s Central Library is always free and offers exhibitions on city culture. Maybe the most popular free activities are visits to the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. While the Getty Center focuses on European painting, the Getty Villa has a Roman and Greek theme and art collection. Both are free of charge and incredibly popular for Los Angeles limo riders. With collections from some of the world’s most famous photographers, the Annenberg Space for Photography is yet another complimentary museum. A visit to Hollywood is never complete without a (free) visit to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, dating back to 1899 and the includes the graves of many Hollywood celebrities. Just in the city on a layover at LAX? Many reserving a LAX sedan service like to stop by the iconic Encounter at the Theme Building to take photos of the space-themed restaurant at the airport.
Want to experience something different? While many types of tours are available in the area, very few are completely complimentary. But the Los Angeles Audubon Society offers free hiking tours for bird observing to natural beauties in the region, including forests, ocean marshes, deserts, and lakes. Recently combined with a Malibu wine tour, foreign clients heading to the Walt Disney Concert Hall were surprised that the docent-led tours of maybe the most signature L.A. building were free of charge. Maybe the coolest trip you can do is taking a stroll down the sea-side boardwalks of Venice- and Santa Monica Beaches. In Venice you can sit back in the sun and observe the colorful characters: the jugglers, hipsters, hippie types, and more. Take a walk up the beach, check out the famous Muscle Beach and the Santa Monica Pier! Looking for a beach to spend the day swimming, surfing, or sunbathing? Check out the idyllic Newport- or Huntington Beaches. Or for maybe the most picturesque beach in Southern California, head down to Orange County’s 1,000 Steps Beach!
There are many places in the SoCal region worth checking out by foot. Don’t forget to see the famous Sunset Strip! Or if you are in the mood for a drive or LA limousine rental, although not free of charge, head up to Santa Barbara’s main street: State Street. Remember also to visit Stearns Wharf for some great ocean views! A more affordable alternative to a Santa Barbara- or Malibu wine tour can be a visit to the pier’s Deep Sea Tasting Room for some great wine tastings. You may not believe it, but a popular destination to use little or no money is Beverly Hills! Most people using our limousines head here for celebrity sight seeing or window shopping at the famous Rodeo Drive. Wanna head to the studios and be part of a live TV-show? Tickets to numerous television shows are free, including audience tickets for shows such as Wheel of Fortune, Dr. Phil, the Ellen Show, Jeopardy, and many more. Want to learn more about the city? Head to its oldest street, Downtown’s Olvera Street, or the El Pueblo Historical Monument. More interested in the Native-American history? Check out the Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park with a thousand year old petroglyphs from the native Californians. Need a stop on your way to Las Vegas? See similar native rock art at the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area just a 30 minute drive into Nevada.
People often rent chauffeured LA party bus vehicles or limos to head to the many great nature areas found in Southern California. Besides the beaches, there are great nature with beautiful lakes and rivers, forests and deserts. Want to see native Californian landscape and possibly wildlife? Head to America’s largest urban national park in the Santa Monica Mountains for great hiking, jogging, camping, or picnicking. Additionally, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Westside and the animal sanctuary at El Dorado Regional Park are two great areas to spend the day outdoors. Alternatively, check out the sculptures at Tongva Park or Downtown’s Grand Park. For best lake, head to the Echo Park Lake. For best beach view hikes, head to the Palisades Park in Santa Monica. Art lovers will absolutely love Exposition Park, home to various museums and art displays. Prefer heading to a show? There are tons of freebies among the many standup comedy bars and improvs. For instance, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Westside Comedy and also the Clubhouse are completely free to attend! Although tickets are free to shows at the Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard, they do require that audience members buy a minimum of one drink each.
Many customers using a Los Angeles limo or party bus attend many of the complimentary concerts held throughout the Greater L.A. Area. Make sure to check itineraries for scheduled upcoming free concerts. You’ll be surprised to see just how many musical performances are completely complimentary to attend. Certain other venues are free only part-time. For example, attending the Museum of Contemporary Art, Skirball Cultural Center, Japanese American National Museum and the Hammer Museum are all free, but only on Thursdays. The Schindler House if free of charge on Fridays, the Norton Simon Museum of Art is free on the first Friday of every month, while the Pacific Asia Museum is free on the fourth Friday of every month. The Arboretum and Botanic Garden is free on every third Tuesday, the Autry National Center of the American West on every second Tuesday, and the Huntington Library, Art Collection, & Botanical Garden is free on the first Thursday of every month. LA limousine clients will be happy to hear that most art venues and museums are free every day of the year, including the Getty Museum, Getty Villa, Griffith Observatory, L.A. County Museum of Art, California African American Museum, California Science Center, Paley Center for Media, Annenberg Space for Photography, and the Bergamot Arts Station & Santa Monica Museum of Art.
Southern California is home to some of the best restaurants and eateries in the world. Many of them are located on the beach itself or has great views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As many of our clients are out-of-towners and others not completely familiar with the region, we have created a list of the best oceanview restaurants in the Greater LA region! From Mexican food at the end of the Santa Monica Pier to dining in the SoCal sand at Carbon Beach, here are our favorites for gazing over the Pacific while enjoying a nice meal.
Many of the most popular on-the-sand restaurants are located in the Malibu area and served daily by our Malibu limousine vehicles. Some of the most popular eateries here include the Beachcomber Cafe at the Pier, Duke’s, Beau Rivage, Nobu Malibu, and Gladstone’s 4 Fish. Some of the ones located on the beach itself include Geoffrey’s, Mastro’s Ocean Club, Duke’s Malibu and Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, restaurants such as Nobu and the Strand House are located high above overlooking the beach and ocean. The Beachcomber, Mariasol in Santa Monica and Tony’s On The Pier in Redondo Beach are all restaurants submerged by the ocean to all directions located on beach piers.
Strolling the Venice Boardwalk? Head to the Venice Whaler right by the Venice Pier for some amazing food by the seaside. In Manhattan Beach? The Strand House is a popular restaurant for many riding with our Los Angeles party bus or limousines. In Marina del Rey? Head to the Cheesecake Factory, Cafe del Rey or the SALT Restaurant & Bar at the Marina del Rey Hotel for some great dining in the world’s largest small craft harbor. Many clients on Malibu- or Santa Barbara wine tours love the opportunities to taste wines while overlooking the ocean. The Deep Sea Tasting Room on Stearns Wharf and the Rosenthal Tasting Room in Malibu are two great wine-tasting venues by the seaside. Although no ocean view, many using our LAX sedan service have talked about the great wine-tastings at the SeaLegs Wine Bar at the airport.
Among our Santa Monica clientele, the Lobster on Ocean Avenue is a popular place for dining while looking over one of the region’s most popular beaches. Another Santa Monica pick is Catch at the Hotel Casa Del Mar, which offers some sweeping views and seafood. Wanna dine in the sand at Santa Monica Beach? Head to the Back on the Beach Cafe at the Annenberg Community Beach House! Most famous for its lunches and breakfast, this cafe offers seating in the sand under the palm trees at one of the world’s most famous beaches. For a sweeping view of the Santa Monica Beach from up above, check out the Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel. A trending LA limo getaway is Mar’sel of Palos Verdes with French cuisine and stunning ocean views, but about 45 minutes south of Los Angeles.
Although far from the ocean, the Restaurant at the Getty Center may offer the best sunset views in the Greater L.A. Area. With views of Downtown, Hollywood, the Pacific Ocean and even the California Channel Islands, few views can beat the views from the Getty Center restaurant. The cafe at the End of the Universe at the Griffith Observatory is a similar option, with great views from high above. Looking for a place where you can stroll the beachside and stop by for a snack or drink here and there? Your best bets would be the oceanfront walkway at Venice- and Santa Monica, or strolling down the coast in Santa Barbara. And then of course there is Avalon on Catalina Island where you can experience great ocean-views and dining, for example at the Descanso Beach Club and elsewhere. Clients going on Santa Barbara wine tours often like to combine the wine-tastings with great seaside dining. Some of the best bets here include the Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach, the Shoreline Beach Café and the East Beach Grill.
By biking or walking down the Ocean Front Walk on Venice Beach or the Santa Monica Boardwalk, you will easily find various diners with gorgeous views. For our LA limo riders, some of the most popular picks here are Sam’s by the Beach, Back on the Beach Café, as well as the Ivy At the Shore. Looking for restaurants closer to Ventura County? Get a Los Angeles party bus or limousine for the Ventura Harbor Village! Here you can find an array of harbor restaurants, including Andria’s Seafood, Le Petit Café Bakery, the Greek, Milano’s, the Boatyard Café, and many more! An alternative is cruising up to Summerland where we find gems such as the Summerland Beach Cafe and the Stacky’s Seaside. Three sea-side restaurants in Oxnard include Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine and Sea Fresh Channel Islands on Harbor Boulevard, as well as Fisherman’s Catch on S. Victoria Avenue.
So what’s the best oceanview restaurant in SoCal? Well, you guessed it, it depends on who asks. For many, the location is supreme at Duke’s Malibu, while others think the views from Mar’sel are unbeatable. We’ve had passengers flying in and calling our LAX sedan service to head to the Annenberg Community Beach House. Here they go for a lunch and beer before heading for a swim or strolling the oceanfront of Santa Monica Beach. For others, a sunset dining cruise from Santa Barbara has the ultimate view. Here you can float around while enjoying gorgeous views of the channel, sipping wine, and dine while enjoying the sunset. Didn’t find a restaurant you like? Our Malibu limousine representatives are experts in ocean view dining and will be able to help you find the best oceanfront restaurant for you or your group.