While many may not realize it, the City of Angels and Southern California boast some of the greatest winetasting experiences in the country. Often overlooked for the more crowded vineyards of Northern California’s Sonoma- and Napa Valleys, SoCal may be most known for the Santa Maria-, Santa Ynez- and Temecula Valleys. But you no longer need to go on a Santa Barbara wine tour hours away to experience great winetasting in the L.A. area!
Tasting venues are spread throughout the city while there are also gorgeous vineyards to be explored on the Malibu wine tours, just miles from the city in L.A. County. Here you can experience miniature vineyards in beautiful surroundings. There are even a one-in-the-world winetasting Safari offered in the Malibu Canyons. Here is also where we find so many other great tasting areas, call us to hear more about these wineries and what would best fit your preferences. Some are bigger, others smaller and most quaint. Some offer food pairings while others don’t. Some places offer outdoor tastings while some tasting rooms don’t. Call us to set up your exclusive trip to the vineyards!
Want something closer to the city? The San Antonio Winery is one of the last remaining wineries located in Downtown. One of few wineries that survived the Prohibition, the San Antonio Winery is an historic winery with a long history in Southern California. First established in 1917, the winery survived the Prohibition by serving sacramental wines, and is therefore one of the most historic wineries of SoCal. Other tasting rooms in the City of Angels include Covell on Hollywood Boulevard, Bottlerock in Downtown and also Culver City, Domaine L .A. on Melrose Ave., and a few more. Call us to ask about specific varietals of wines, views from the tasting venue, opportunity for dining, and any other questions you may have about city tasting packages.
For a little longer drive, head on a Santa Barbara wine tour to experience the most idyllic vineyards and charming wineries. Particularly the areas surrounding Los Olivos, Ballard, and Santa Ynez are incredibly popular destinations for our LA limo service, which has served this region for over twenty years. Here you can experience wide vineyards, a beautiful countryside and wonderful views while sipping some of the greatest wines California has to offer. Particularly loved by our Los Angeles limousine clientele are Firestone, Sunstone, Bridlewood, Roblar, Fess Parker, Zaca Mesa and Rideau Wineries, while others include Gainey, Beckmen, Koehler, Foxen, Happy Canyon, Rusack, and many, many more. It’s not rarely we get called for an LAX airport transfer directly from the airport to the vineyards. In the beautiful village of Los Olivos are many opportunities for accommodation for those wanting to spend the night in vineyard country.
Another popular activity for visitors in SoCal is pub crawls. From college friends ordering party buses for bar hopping in Hollywood – to LA to Vegas party bus clients partying the whole way from L.A. to Las Vegas, we serve them all. With the city’s great nightlife and many clubs and bars, why not skip the hassle of parking and traffic, and leave the driving to us? A night on town or Malibu wine tours are definitely both more rewarding when you don’t have to worry about the driving, parking, traffic. An alternative is visiting areas such as Santa Barbara’s Urban Wines Trail or small-towns as Los Olivos and also Solvang – which are all cities where you can easily walk between the various tasting venues.
More interested in a beer crawl? Many looking for a Los Angeles limousine ask us about the options for beer crawls in the city. And they are endless. Home to hundreds of locally brewed craft beers, going on a beer crawl can be a rewarding experience for anyone who likes beer. Some of the most popular for our LA limo service include Angel City Brewery, Eagle Rock Brewery, Golden Road Brewing, as well as Smog City Brewing Co. Angel City is located an historic 100-year old building. While there is a food truck at Smog City Brewing, there’s no food available at Eagle Rock Brewery. Touring Eagle Rock and Golden Road Brewing is free of charge. Call us for more information about the various breweries and what they have to offer.
Whether you’re looking to touring the vineyards, in need of an LAX airport transfer, or heading for a beer crawl, we will be able to accommodate all your needs and preferences when looking for limousines. We are the top rated provider of not only transportation services in the city, but winetasting excursions, airport transportation, as well as LA to Vegas party bus offers. We offer an exclusive unmatched price-match-guarantee to all clients on all rides. Make sure to ask our wine-concierge about upcoming events and recommendations to make the most of your tastings experience. Find your ideal winery in the table below!
Surveys have found Southern California residents to be among the happiest and healthiest in the country. But what makes SoCal so special? We have asked locals and tourists alike what makes the area great. Here are some of our findings..
Great Beaches & Weather
More than any other provider of limousines in the region, American Luxury transports clients daily to the great Southern California beaches. From some of the nations largest beaches to charming neighborhood beaches, Southern California is guaranteed to have a beach fitting your preferences. While perhaps the most popular for LA limo customers is the Venice- and adjacent Santa Monica Beaches, you are definitely missing out by just hanging out at these two. While being the two most visited beaches in L.A. County, neither Santa Monica- nor Venice Beach offer for instance ‘on beach dining’. Often combined with our local Malibu wine tours are restaurants such as Duke’s, Paradise Cove Beach Cafe and the Carbon Beach Club Restaurant, which are all restaurants located on the beach itself. Prefer less crowds and smaller waves? 1,000 Steps Beach in Orange County might be the most gorgeous beach in the region. Malibu may be the most popular beaching destination for us in L.A., and offers larger beaches (Zuma, Carbon) as well as smaller and less crowded ones (El Matador, Leo Carrillo). Many riding with us at American Luxury Limousines have told us where to find the most beautiful beaches in SoCal. And what we hear more than anything is ‘in Orange County’. Constantly rated among the most beautiful beaches in America, Newport-, Laguna- and Huntington Beaches are definitely worth experiencing.
Maybe more than anything else, visitors using our airport limos have mentioned the weather as the greatest attribute to the region. With nearly 300 days of sunshine per year, it is no wonder why people come to enjoy our great weather. Less humid and less rainy than most other warmer places in the U.S., our Mediterranean climate makes life easier and lighter.
SoCal and the Greater L.A. Area have it all. Whether you want to try out authentic Vietnamese food, a German musical performances or to learn about Armenian culture in L.A.’s own Little Armenia neighborhood. Diversity is often mentioned by foreign visitors to the region using our LAX limo services. It’s not rarely we hear how the region is home to “the best French restaurant”, “the most delicious Mexican cuisine” or about all the different demographical regions: Filipinotown, Olvera Street, Thai Town, Little Tokyo, Koreatown, Little Ethiopia, Chinatown, Little Armenia, and many more. Home to more than 350,000 Native-Americans, California is also home to more Native-Americans than any other state. West Hollywood is an area famous worldwide for its great LGBT nightclubs and community, while the birthplace of the city is located on Downtown’s Olvera Street, maybe the city’s most authentic Mexican neighborhood. Originally named El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula, Los Angeles has an incredibly diverse history. First inhabited by various indigenous peoples as early as 14,000 BCE, the region was part of Spain and later Mexico for hundreds of years. After a short-lived republic was created before later joining the U.S. Once a sleepy pueblo the City of Angels is now among the largest and most diverse cities in the world.
Hollywood – the world’s biggest producer of popular culture – is the center for the American movie and music industries. Along with concerts with some of the world’s most popular singers and entertainers, the studios are also incredibly popular destinations for our Los Angeles limousine service. For trips to the studios, a beloved tour is the tour at Universal Studios, while there are many other studios spread throughout Studio City, Burbank and the Hollywood area. We also find numerous studios in the San Fernando Valley, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and Warner Bros. This is where we find some of the most popular studio tours in SoCal, including the Warner Bros Tour, Sony Pictures Studio Tour, as well as the NBC Tours. The two-hour tours offered at Warner Bros and at the Sony Pictures are among the most popular for people interested in the movie industry. While the tours at Universal Studios takes you through the Wisteria Lane neighborhood from Desperate Housewives as well as sets from Psycho and Jaws, Sony Pictures includes sets from the show Jeopardy, Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind. At the NBC studios you’ll have the chance to see the set used for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Many renting our limousines or LA party bus head to actual live shows to be in the audience. While many attend the Dr. Phil Show at Paramount Studios, Burbank’s Ellen DeGeneres Show is another hit. Being the international hub for pop culture, it is easy finding a performance by a singer you like, or attending the audience of a favorite TV-show taping. Make sure to reserve your seatings in advance! And arrive early by booking sedans, buses, SUV’s or airport limos.
Many mistakingly believe you need to fly to Northern California in order to visit the vineyards. And if you need an LAX limo to visit the great vineyards of Sonoma- and Napa Valleys, we can absolutely help you get to your destination. But is it necessary to fly for an hour to experience gorgeous wine country? The answer is fortunately no. With beautiful vineyards in regions such as the Santa Maria-, Santa Ynez- and Temecula Valleys, winetouring the vineyards has never been more available. Our Malibu wine tours to vineyards and tasting venues throughout the Malibu Canyons may be the closest and most convenient wine-region to visit. Just a short ride from the busy streets of Downtown LA, we find some of the most beautiful vineyards in the state. With tasting rooms spread throughout the city, winetasting is a great complimentary to a city tour. Prefer sipping wines looking out over the ocean? Check out the Deep Sea Tasting Room in Santa Barbara, or the Rosenthal Tasting Room by the Malibu coast. For larger vineyards and winery estates, ask us about the great wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley!
Amusement Parks & Activities
A beloved activity for many riding with us at American Luxury Limousines is all the cool activities and amusement parks found in the area. From the “happiest place on Earth”, Disneyland, to some of the largest rollercoasters in the country at Magic Mountain, SoCal is home to tons of activities for kids and adults alike. While Disneyland, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Knott’s Berry Farm are the most popular, smaller parks are often less crowdy and more affordable. Once home to four amusement park piers, Santa Monica’s pier and rides is a great way of experiencing a signature Californian experience. Make sure to research upcoming events and local carnivals, and we are convinced you’ll find an activity that satisfies. Besides the amusement parks, other popular family-friendly activities include the L.A. Zoo, Long Beach Aquarium, the Griffith Observatory, LACMA, and much more.
What do you think is the greatest about living in Southern California? Maybe not to anyone’s surprise but one of many people’s biggest negative is the sometimes intolerable traffic. This is particularly true for the Greater L.A. region where hiring a Los Angeles limousine service can help anyone arrive timely and in style. We’re not only the best rated company in SoCal, but we are also proud to offer unmatched price match guarantees for all our clients.
From secluded sandy coves to some of the widest beaches in the country, Southern California and the Greater LA region boast some of the greatest beaches in the world. Whether you are looking to spend a day beaching with friends and family, or whether you’re just looking for a place to chill and work on the tan, you are guaranteed to find a beach in Southern California to keep you satisfied. Especially when your day of beaching is combined with a limo! From surfers to scuba-divers, sun-tanning to picnicking – whatever reason for visiting the beach you may have, a suiting beach is never far away. From Downtown business clients to LAX sedan clientele – we have offered LA limo service rides to the beaches for over twenty years. We also offer the best rated wine tours in Malibu. What could be better than combining wine-tastings with a view of the ocean?
As our LA limo service is often asked about recommendations for the best beaches in the area, we’ve decided to list our top bets for spending a day at the beach. While some beaches are shallow and calmer than others, ideal for snorkeling or brining the kids along, other areas are more famous for its waves and great surf. In this article, our Los Angeles limousine and party bus services will also highlight some famous beaches featured in movies. Cinematic tours by limousine has become increasingly popular in recent times, and particularly LA tourists love seeing where their favorite films were made. Remember to research your destination to see if the beach fits your expectations. If you’re searching for a quiet beach for dining or whether you’re looking for a spot to play some volleyball, SoCal has what you’re looking for, but you may not be able to find it all on the same stretch of sand! Hang on as we introduce some of our clients top picks for beaches in Southern California!
4. El Matador State Beach
Situated in the Golden Coast’s beloved Malibu, this beach isn’t only popular amongst local Malibu party bus clients but it a trending destination for many beach-goers throughout Southern California. Occupying eighteen acres of native nature and beach, El Matador is famous for its secluded character and natural beauty. Only available from a stairway and trail leading down the cliffside, this narrow 1/4 mile stretch of beach offers everything you need for a relaxed day at the beach. Besides being the largest of the Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beaches (larger than nearby La Piedra and El Pescador), El Matador is famous for its iconic rock formations and volcanic limpets overlooking the Pacific Ocean. El Matador is an ideal place for picnicking and sunbathing, being miles away from the busy PCH, but offers no restaurants or areas for sports. With gorgeous views of the Channel Islands and numerous ocean rock formations, the beach is also popular for scuba diving. Situated nearby vineyards visited on Malibu- and Santa Barbara wine tours, it is also a relatively popular place to combine with tasting tours in the region, maybe particularly the Rosenthal Bar & Patio which overlooks the ocean and offers some great wines for tastings in the nearby area. Book your LA limo service for wine tours by the ocean today! Larger groups can be accommodated in larger vehicles, such as a party bus, while smaller groups often rent a SUV, sedan or limo.
3. Leo Carrillo State Park
Being one of Southern California’s greatest surfing spots, this beach draws many surfers from surrounding areas and is a gorgeous scenic beach. The beach is complimented with numerous tunnels, caves, tide-pools and beautiful rock formations. The park is home to more than thirty beach campsites, over 100 campsites in the park area, and many picnic sites spread throughout. Many Los Angeles limousine and LA party bus customers love the many hiking trails here covering beautiful native Californian nature. Leo Carrillo consists of a more than 1,600 acres park area and is famous for not only its surf, but also great swimming. Leo Carrillo, named for actor Leo Carrillo in the 50’s, has been featured in many movies and TV-series, including Blanket, the Attack of the Crab Monsters, In Old Caliente, Gun Battle In Monterrey, Apache Rose, and so many more. With its close proximity to the great vineyards of the Malibu Canyons and its great wineries, many combine beach-picnicking here with wine tours on a Canyons- or on a Santa Barbara wine tour. Besides tours of the wine country, we offer party bus rentals, special events transportation, classic Los Angeles limousine rides, LAX sedan transfers and more.
2. Huntington Beach
With more than eight miles of beach and one of California’s longest piers, it is no wonder this beach has been rated amongst the “best beaches in Southern California” by numerous media outlets, including the number one SoCal beach by USA Today. Here you have several dining options, including Duke’s as well as the Savannah Supper Club, both located nearby the pier. These two are amongst our most popular Los Angeles limousine destinations in Huntington Beach. Duke’s is named after Duke Kahanamoku of Hawaii and has a Hawaii-style look and feel to it. Located in the city of the same name, often referred to as Surf City USA, the beach and city have become popular resort destinations in SoCal. Conveniently located near great luxury restaurants, hotels and stores, the beach stretches for about three miles and is a place our LA limo service clientele absolutely loves. Offering everything from camping (Huntington by the Sea RV Resort), surfing (the Cliffs or Huntington Mesa), picnicking, swimming, sunbathing, as well as recreational activities including volleyball, jogging and more. Not too far from Disneyland, we often transport customers to this beach. It isn’t rarely tourists using our LAX sedan vehicles for rides to this beach directly from LAX and other regional airports!
1. 1,000 Steps Beach
Although difficult to serve for our limousines with minimal parking opportunities, we have nominated Orange County’s Thousand Steps Beach as the number one beach to check out in SoCal. Repeatedly winning in various polls for best beaches in Southern California, 1,000 Steps Beach offers the ultimate beach experience. Located by South Laguna Beach in Orange County, it is reachable by a rather long stairway leading down from the Pacific Coastal Highway. In a addition to the most pristine stretch of white sand in SoCal, this beach also offers volleyball courts, public restrooms, tide-pools, sea-caves, as well as some gorgeous sceneries. Occupying just 400 acres, the beach is smaller than most Southern California beaches, but is also less visited and less crowded.
Still haven’t found the perfect beach? Check out the white sand of Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, or venture 26-miles to Santa Catalina Island’s Descanso Beach. We’ve also had Los Angeles limousine customers booking limos to visit the great beaches of the other Channel Islands, maybe particularly Santa Cruz Island, which is absolutely an island and National Park worth experiencing! Others include San Diego’s La Jolla Cove as well as Corondo. Often overlooked because of its close proximity to LA, Hermosa Beach has become a hugely popular beach for Los Angeles limousine and transportation services. We have recently even transferred tourists directly from LAX with an LAX sedan to Hermosa Beach for a day of beaching.
Beaches Featured in Movies
With its relatively close proximity to the Hollywood studios, Southern California beaches have been featured in a variety of films and television series. Recently we have gotten an increased interest in our cinematic tours by LA limo service. These are one of our favorite limo- and party bus tours. On these adventures you can travel to all your favorite film locales. Many movie-filming scenes have happened at California beaches. Malibu’s El Pescador State Beach can for instance be seen in Respire (2016), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) features a segment from Malibu Lagoon State Beach. Movies featuring El Matador State Beach include Spellbinder (1988), Black Violent (2017) and Caruso (2016). Most episodes of Baywatch features scenes from Will Rogers State Beach. Point Dume Beach can be seen in Night Train to Mundo Fine (1966) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1994).
A longer beach scene in Barton Fink (1991) takes place at Zuma Beach, while there’s an oceanfront Malibu hotel featured in The Blue Dahlia (1946). The Vineyard residence in American History X (1998) is situated on Venice Beach, while the Riggs beach camper in Lethal Weapon (1987) was filmed at Santa Monica Beach. There are running scenes filmed at Santa Monica Beach in Rocky III (1982), while there’s a suspicious car found here in Beverly Hills Cop III (1994). Samantha and Theodore go to Manhattan Beach in the 2013 film Her, while other movies with shots from this beach include The Avengers (2012), The O.C. (2003-2007) and Avatar 2 (2018). Sebastian dances on the Hermosa Beach Pier in La La Land (2016). So whether for cinematic limo tours or wine tours by the Pacific, we can take you there! There are so many movies being filmed here that we’ve grown used to transporting movie stars here by LA limo service and LAX sedan town cars.
For whatever reason and destination you’re looking for an LA limo service, American Luxury Limousine LA will not disappoint. Having served this place for over twenty years with our luxury party bus, limousine- and LAX sedan services, we have become not only one of the largest but also top rated transportation companies in Ventura-, Santa Barbara-, and Los Angeles Counties. Our wine tours to regions such as the Malibu Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley and Temecula are also top rated of its kind. We are proud to offer a price match guarantee to all clients. Check us out on Yelp and the other review sites!
As a businessman who travels, one of the great challenges that you face is keeping things at the office running smoothly while you are away. Even when you actually manage to take off some leisure time with the family, there is always worrying about the office. If one just knows these simple steps to take, one can easily manage the office while being on the go.
Because you are vital to your business, you must be connected and productive while on the go. Whether in an LA limo, waiting at an airport,on a Malibu wine tour, or in your motel room, an ongoing connection and productivity is vital. To keep connected you must have the proper tools.
Most important, you must have a light and compact laptop computer, one that is super easy to take along with you while on the go, but also has enough memory and drive for the programs that keep you connected. Cloud storage can be an amazing tool. It allows the traveler to upload or download files, images, and videos, which can then be shared with the staff back at the office.
When on you are on the go, you must delegate a trusted staff member to oversee and manage the daily business operations. Most of us have a go-to person or assistant that can take on this role. This person can manage the employees, but within the realm of direction that you provide. This alone can eliminate a large amount of worry and stress.
Still Being the Boss
Even on the way to the airport, in an LA limo,several miles away from the office and staff, you are still in charge. Although you have delegated authority you must make sure that you never loose to much oversight and control. You still need to be in-the-know of the daily operations, keep up with current projects, and be advised of ongoing sales numbers, along with being updated with any issues, problems, or concerns that may arise while you are traveling.
While traveling, and keeping up with your activities, it is very important to make yourself available and check in with the office as often as you can without interrupting your daily plans. At a minimum, one should have contact with the office twice daily while on the go. Communication allows everyone to get the job done while gently reminding people in the office that you are still in the boss.
LAX Limousine Service
By making the appropriate decisions, one can easilybe in-the-loop while on the go. This includes using a good airport transportation. By utilizing our great transportation company, you can have total confidence in arriving on time and safe.