10 Most Dangerous LA Neighborhoods

most-dangerous-la-neighborhoodsNicknamed “the Gang Capital of America”, Los Angeles is the home of over 150,000 gang members and consequentially some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America. Gangs such as Bloods, Crips, MS-13, the Sureños and over a dozen others are active in the LA area. And with 294 homicides in 2016, the murder rate is relatively high and certain neighborhoods are highly crime-infested. In Compton, as an example, FBI figures show 1 in every 3 males are either currently in prison or have previously been incarcerated. While the overall tendency has been a steady decrease of crime, LA saw an unexpected crime increase in both 2015 as well as 2016. While violent crime increased 20 % in 2015 compared to 2014, and increased an additional 10 percent in 2016, according to LAPD data. For the first time in over ten years, all categories of crime increased in 2015 and 2016 – from violent crimes to property crimes. But fear not, LA crime is almost exclusively linked to gang-activity, as for instance stated by Inglewood Police Detective Bureau Captain, John R. Frazier. Furthermore, violent crime is mostly geographically limited to certain low-income areas with high poverty levels and crime-infested neighborhoods. This is the list of the “10 Most Dangerous LA Neighborhoods”, according to the LAPD in 2016.

10. Leimert Park

Located in South Los Angeles, Leimert Park has about 12,300 residents in a 1.2 sq. mi. area. Some of this neighborhoods famous former residents include Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald and Tom Bradley. While the L.A. Metro rail serves this area, LAX transfers by limousine are also common. Leimert Park won the 2016 Curbed Cup winner by L.A. Curbed and won the title “L.A. Neighborhood of the Year.” Our limo services often serve this neighborhood and places such as the Vision Theatre, the World Stage and the Leimert Park Village.

9. Manchester Square

 

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Manchester Square borders LAX

With a population of 12,100 in a one sq. mi. neighborhood, Manchester Square is a small area in South LA. With over 850 veterans, this neighborhood as a high number of formerly active service members. As the community borders LAX, LAX transfers are popular to and from Manchester Square. It’s for the most part a quiet and naturally beautiful and green community, but has been the victim of the continued growth of LAX and a high homeless population as well as high crime levels.

8. Athens

Athens is also located in South Los Angeles and has a population of 10,000 in a 1.3 sq. mi. community. With over 252.7 crimes per 10,000 resident, Athens is one of L.A.’s most dangerous neighborhoods. Popular LA party bus and limousine destinations here include the L.A. Southwest College and the Chester Washington Golf Course.

7. Vermont-Slauson

Over 28,400 live in Vermont-Slauson’s 1.4 square miles, one of the highest population densities in the city. Also located in South L.A., Vermont-Slauson has one of the cities lowest household incomes and only 3 percent of the city has a college or university degree, one of the lowest rates in the city.

6. Gramercy Park

Gramercy Park is yet another small community of the South region, occupying 1.1 sq. mi. and having a population of about 11,200. Gramercy Park has a high number of gang members and also a high number of veterans. Gramercy Park has a higher average income and higher education levels than Vermont-Slauson, but has a large number of gang members contributing to high crime levels.

5. Green Meadows

los-angeles-streetThe fifth most dangerous L.A. neighborhood, Green Meadows, is situated in South Los Angeles and has a population of 30,500 living in a 2.2 sq. mi. area. With only 3.5 % of the population having a higher education and an household income that averages $31,000 per year, Green Meadows is also struggling with gang violence. Unlike Manchester Square, Green Meadows is far from green and is mostly consisting of residential areas.

4. Vermont Knolls

With 349.1 crimes per 10,000 inhabitant, the community of Vermont Knolls is the fourth most dangerous neighborhood in the city. One of LA’s highest population densities – 21,600 people live in the area’s 1.1 sq. mi.

3. Harvard Park

Harvard Park has a population at about 11,000 people residing in 0.6 square miles. The community in South Los Angeles might be mostly famous for the documentary of the same name which features all the famous baseball players from the community, including Darryl Strawberry and Eric Davis. We have visited this community as recently as yesterday to pick up customers for Los Angeles wine-tours to Downtown’s San Antonio Winery.

2. Vermont Square

The low-income neighborhood of Vermont Square is located within the South L.A. area and has about 48,000 residents residing in 2.5 sq. mi., making it one of Southern California’s most densely populated areas. The neighborhood might be most famous of being home of the Barack Obama Global Preparatory Academy, but is also one of the city’s most dangerous communities due to the many deadly shootings taking place here.

1. Chesterfield Square

Chesterfield Square has with its 6,400 residents in a 0.6 sq. mi. community been named “the most dangerous neighborhood in Los Angeles” by the LA Times. Having an unusual high violent crime rate, Chesterfield Square is where the most deadly gang massacre took place, namely the 54th St Massacre in 1984.

Surprised? Most people would maybe assume to find Skid Row (#34), Compton (#27) or Watts (#14) at this top ten list, but crime in these respective neighborhoods have been on a steady decline. And while this list is based on violent crimes per 100,000 people, the City of Compton was named the 8th most dangerous city in the U.S. by the FBI in 2010 due to its high number of murders. The homicide rate has decreased since then, and in 2015 Compton experienced its lowest number of homicides in history at fifteen murders. A whopping 91 percent of the homicides in Compton were committed by a firearm, compared to 68 percent nationwide. While Compton had the U.S. highest murder rate in California in the late 1960’s, 46 murders per 100,000 resident, FBI ranked San Bernardino as the most dangerous city in the state as of 2016. Inglewood, which also was topping the list at one point, is now down to the 10th most dangerous California city.

 

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Prefer something safer? Try a Los Angeles wine tour to Malibu!

But limousine clients shouldn’t be worried. Keep in mind that the total number of homicides in LA was 294 in 2016, down from 349 in 2001. Although crime is on an increase, the 2011 number of homicides was the lowest in over four decades. Knowing that the number of murders was over 1,000 per year in 1991, 1992 as well as 1993, Los Angeles is steadily becoming a safer city by time. Keep also in mind that the city has gained over a million new residents since 1990. While the murder rate in 2014 was 6.7 per 100,000 resident, the homicide rate as of 1980 was a whopping 34.2 per 100,000. There might still be areas you shouldn’t stroll around in after dark, maybe particularly not alone, but our LA party bus and limo services serve every community throughout the Greater L.A. Area and you can rest assure that you are in safe hands when traveling with us! Seeing things in perspective is also valuable: while Chicago is the 3rd largest city in America by population, the Windy City had more homicides in 2016 than Los Angeles and New York combined! While we shouldn’t compare ourselves to Chicago, the city with the most homicides in the nation, comparing L.A. to other U.S. cities will likely get us to realize that the City of Angels really isn’t all that dangerous. While L.A. had a 2015 murder rate of 6.6 per 100,000 resident, the similar comparable figure is significantly higher in St Louis (59.2/100,000), Baltimore (54.9/100,000), Detroit (43.8/100,000), New Orleans (41.4/100,000), Pittsburgh (22.4/100,000), Memphis (21.4/100,000) and most other larger cities in the United States.

Did you know the Greater LA Area also is home to one of America’s safest cities?

8 Tips For Playing Pokemon Go in LA! | Pokemon Go Tours of Southern California

the-lax-limo-service-and-airport-transportation-in-los-angeles-sedans-buses-taxis-limos-at-laxTHE Pokemon Go fever has arrived with full force in the City of Angels. And downloaded over 10,000 times, the game has already surpassed Twitter and Instagram in number of users. With so many clients calling for Pokemon birthday outings or Poke-tours with our limo services, we have made an article particularly for all you Pokemon fans out there. Do you for example know the best places for playing the game? The areas where rare types are most often spotted, or where you can enjoy three PokeStops at one single location? Or what beautiful LA restaurant by the ocean that is also home to a gym and a PokeStop? Or how about the fact that so many venues and eateries are offering discounts exclusively for Pokemon Go players?! Hang on as we explain some of the best tips and ideas for playing Pokemon Go in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

1. Best LA Hot Spots for Pokemon Players

limos-for-rent-and-limousine-rental-by-the-malibu-limo-service-2016In such a gigantic metropolis as LA has become, there are hundreds of great places to play the game. But still some areas stand out. Did you for instance know that the Santa Monica Pier has three PokeStops as well as a gym? With its close proximity to the ocean, water type Pokemons are abundant here and many have reported seeing extremely rare Pokemons here (see number 3). What’s better than strolling the pier and enjoying a dinner, while taking advantage of the many rare water types found in the area, as well as the gym and three PokeStops for refilling PokeBalls! Another popular Pokemon Go Los Angeles destination for us have been the Cheesecake Factory in Marina del Rey, where you can enjoy a gym, PokeStop and water Pokemons, or maybe LA’s number one place for Pokemon: the many theme parks. Take Universal Studios for instance with its twenty PokeStops and many gyms! The adjacent Universal CityWalk in Universal City is a great place to explore even more gyms and PokeStops. So for the kids’ birthday party outing, why not go for an LA party bus to one of the region’s many world-class amusement parks. Disneyland is also said by many to be SoCal’s top destination for playing Pokemon!

2. Take Advantage of Pokemon Discounts

popular-malibu-wine-tours-from-la-limo-top-rated-winetasting-in-los-angelesMany of our LA and LAX limousine rental clients have made us aware of the many places that offer great deals exclusively for Pokémon players. An example could be the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles (NHMLA), one of the West Coast’s largest museums and one of L.A.’s most visited attractions. At this museum, there’s not only PokeStops but the museum offers 50 % off for all Pokemon Go Los Angeles players. The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA) is also one of the many additional museums offering discounted pricing for Pokémon gamers. The L.A. Zoo has recently introduced their PokéWeek, which will take place July 25 through the 29th where attendees can save $3 on their admission if they have a Pokémon Go app installed. Bragging over 30 PokeStops, catching Pokemon is easy at the L.A. Zoo. Numerous bars offer Pokémon discounts, including the Hilton L.A. bar in Universal City and the Rusty’s Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica Pier which offers cocktails for $5 for all Poke-gamers. Tag yourself on Instagram with a Pokémon at the Skirball Cultural Center and get the chance of winning four free admission tickets!


3. How To Catch Rare Pokemons in LA

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Malibu Family Wines

Many booking from our Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara limo services ask us what the actual best place is for catching rare Pokémons. While there may be many places for rare types, many Pokémon themed birthday parties have taken place at Santa Monica Beach and the Pier where numerous rare Pokémons have been caught. Some include Electabuzz, Magnemite, Kabuto, and various water type Pokemons. We recently also had clients catching a rare Hitmonchan on a Malibu wine tour to the great Malibu Family Wines. Visitors here can take advantage of their two PokeStops, a gym and numerous Pokemons! The winery also has a safari with its own PokeStop and offer guided Pokemon tours throughout their safari grounds, where camels, alpacas, zebras, bisons, and countless other animals roam the gorgeous Malibu Canyons. Searching for Pokemons at nighttime will increase your chances of catching rare and desired Pokemon types. See number 5 for further info on making catching Pokémon easier.

4. Control the Evolving of Eevee

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A PokeStop at Malibu Family Wines. Photographer: Carine Charlotte Andersen.

Most of the enthusiastic Pokemon Go crowd booking limos for rent for Poke-hunting grew up during the 1990’s during the tremendous success of the Pokémon TV-series, cards, toys, Gameboy video games, and so much more. They will also recall that the Pokémon, Eevee, was the only Pokémon with the possibility of evolving into several Pokemons. While in previous video games, Eevee evolved into Vaporeon with a water stone, Flareon with a fire stone, and became a Jolteon with the thunder stone. These Pokemons are still around in the new game – one water type, one fire type and one electric type. In the new game however, there are no fire- and water stones, but you may still control the evolution of the Pokémon. Name the Eevee you want to become a Vaporeon as the name “Rainer.” Want a Jolteon? Name the Eevee “Sparkly.” And if you want a Flareon, rename the Eevee to “Pyro.” LAX sedan service clients told us recently though that by not naming it, it will still evolve, but you have no say in what Pokémon it evolves into. In other words, you can end up with two Vaporeons instead of a brand new Pokémon. Time will tell whether we will see more recent evolutions as Espeon, Sylveon, Umbreon and Leafeon Gladeon in this games’ version.

5. Make Catching Pokemon Easier

universal-studios-hollywood-with-a-los-angeles-limo-service-for-transfers-july-2016Many have ordered limos for rent in order to have a vehicle drive slowly around so all the Pokemons can get caught. All Pokémon Go players will know the frustration of seeing desired Pokemons and PokeStops pass as you’re driving down the freeway. A limousine rental will eliminate these issues and your chauffeur may drive as slow as needed. Gamers have given us many tips on catching Pokemons while moving, Pokemons fighting back and Pokemons with high combat power (CP). For instance, using Razz Berries will ease the Pokemon, make it friendlier and easier to catch. While Pokemons seem to relatively easy be able to get out of the normal Poké Balls, use the Great Ball or even the Ultra Ball for the highest chance of catching the most desired ones you encounter. Use the Incense in order to attract Pokemon to your location, or use the Lure Module by any PokeStop for more Pokemon to appear. Combine the Lure Module and Incense, while hanging out at a place such as the Malibu Café or Malibu Family Wines on a late Malibu wine tour. The rarest Pokemons seem to appear after night, and these and many more wineries and restaurants offer PokeStops to refill on Poké Balls, Potion, Revives, and other necessities.

6. Start With Pikachu

the-2016-malibu-lmo-services-and-wine-tours-in-malibu-by-american-luxury-limousineMany 90’s Pokémon fans will recall the original first two Gameboy games – the Pokémon Blue- and Pokémon Red Versions, – while some also remember the later Pokémon Yellow which was released in 1999, three years after the original Gameboy games. While you got the starter Pokémon options of Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charmander in the original games, Pokémon Yellow added Pikachu as an alternative starter Pokémon. While many mistakingly believe your options are limited to three – Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charmander – in Pokémon Go, there is also the Pikachu option in this game as well. Santa Barbara limo clients on a birthday Pokémon hunt told us how you can choose Pikachu: simply by being patient. Ignore the first three as they appear the first times you’re playing, and eventually Pikachu will appear as your fourth choice for a starter Pokémon.

7. Optimize Egg Hatching

Many mistakingly believe you have to actually walk in order for your eggs to hatch, but as LAX sedan service customers told us: “the quickest way is by driving.” First you will need to go by a PokeStop or two to pick up Poke-eggs. There are three types of eggs: the ones requiring 2 km of “walking”, the 5 km eggs, and the 10 km eggs. Hatching the eggs while hiking isn’t just tiresome and unnecessary: eggs will hatch quicker when driving. Why? Because the game actually not only look at the distance traveled, but also looks if you actually traveled in straight line! In other words, walking in circles around the house might not work! Remember to get additional incubators to begin the hatching process and see the distance remaining before hatching.

8. Curveball Bonuses

Did you know there’s different ways of throwing Poke Balls? While a “nice” catch will only give you 10 XP, an “excellent” throw will reward you 100 XP, and a “great” throw will give you 50 XP. But what many don’t realize is the curveball bonus, not only giving you a higher XP, but also a throw that increases your chances of catching the Pokémon! There are several ways of throwing a curve-ball, but holding your finger at the Poke-ball while spinning it clockwise or counter-clockwise might be the most common (the super spin). Spin ’til the phone vibrates and sparkles, then throw the ball. The other curve ball, known as the “Arc” is said to have the highest chances of succeeding in capturing the Pokémon. It may take some time to master this throw, but begin by swinging your finger in a curve that ends at the Pokémon itself. A group of friends on a Pokémon Go party with our LA party bus services told us how this throw doesn’t just give you the best catching bets, but gives you the highest XP per catch and recommended the curveball throws particularly for Pokemon that are relatively far away. Another way of gaining double XP while playing is the use of lucky eggs, especially recommended when battling at the gym or when evolving several Pokemon at once. Evolving while using a lucky egg will double the XP you will receive when a Pokémon evolves.

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Best of Downtown LA

downtown-los-angeles-limousine-service-city-skyline-2016From the Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A. Live and Olvera Street, Downtown offers some of the best things to do in Southern California. Downtown is home to popular venues such as the Staples Center, Grammy Museum and Microsoft Theater, but it’s also home to the city’s Old Town, great galleries in the Arts District and the city’s Fashion District. Like most parts of the city, Downtown stretches over a huge area. Here you’ll find some of the most quintessential LA landmarks, attractions, shops, bars and activities. The region’s best galleries are located on Gallery Row or the Art Walk, stretching from 4th through 7th and Spring and Main streets. The Grammy Museum is a must to see and is located at L.A. Live, also home to an array of bars, eateries, a bowling alley and even a movie theater. Head to the Staples Center to see a Lakers, Kings or Sparks game, or Dodger Stadium for a Dodger game. Wanna head for SoCal’s most authentic Chinese cuisine? Check out Chinatown. Wanna see the city’s birthplace and go shopping in stands for souvenirs and other items? Olvera Street is a must see for anyone visiting the city by limo or car. Let us introduce some of the most popular LA limo Downtown destinations for our services.

olvera-street-la-limo-service-in-2016We have daily LAX sedan service calls for passengers leaving the airport with destination Downtown. Most often it’s for an event such as a concert at the Staples Center or a game at the Dodger Stadium, but also the occasional tourists heading to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Olvera Street and the El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument. Popular for local Angelenos and tourists alike is to stroll down Olvera Street, basically an open-air marketplace, and shop at the many street vendors and colorful stalls. In Old Town, El Pueblo de Los Ángeles, there is close to thirty historical buildings of interest. To get the most out of the city’s history, go on a guided sight seeing tour! On a tour or not, make sure to swing by the Avila Adobe, the city’s oldest structure. This is also where we find the region’s oldest Catholic church, La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Ángeles. Did you know the city was established in 1781 under the name El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula? Learn more about our city’s unique founding at the El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument, which is also listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as well as a U.S. Historic District. Too much history? Head to Santee Alley in the Fashion District for the best street vendors, bazaars and even knockoff items and unique souvenirs.

staples-center-in-downtown-seen-by-la-limo-in-2016More interested in museums? Some of the most visited museums in the region are in Downtown. We recently welcomed LAX sedan service callers at the airport that wanted to go straight to L.A. Live. Were they going there for a show? Our driver asked during the trip, and no, they had all just arrived in the city and wanted the most essential L.A. activity: renting LA limo vehicles and head to the famous Grammy Museum! Here you can see exhibits on everything from Michael Jackson’s wardrobe and Neil Diamond’s memorabilia and first instrument. Make sure to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, or MOCA, with tons of more contemporary arts and gallery exhibits. Next door is the Geffen Contemporary which is also well worth checking out. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) is the most visited museum in town and features dinosaur skeletons, local history and fauna. Interested in Japanese-American history? Head to the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo. Others include the Broad, FIDM Museum, the Los Angeles Theatre Center, and more. Take a stroll down the Broadway Theater District for the best arts. Downtown’s U.S. Bank Tower at 1018 feet isn’t just the highest building in the city, but the tallest building on the West Coast. For a unique day in L.A., consider going on a wine tour of town or other nearby vineyard areas, such as the Temecula Valley, Santa Ynez- or Temecula Valleys. We often transfer clients to Downtown’s San Antonio Winery for great wine-tasting in the city.

downtown-limousine-los-angeles-limo-la-2016With its many tall skyscrapers, Downtown offers some of the best views in the region. Some restaurants offering great views of Downtown are the Perch, L.A. Prime, and WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. While the Perch is situated on an actual skyscraper roof, WP24 and L.A. Prime are located high up inside skyscrapers with stunning window-views of the city. There are also tons of additional great Downtown eateries. Visit for example Engine Company No 28 for some great all-American cuisine, or head to Sushi Gen for some of the best sushi the city has to offer. Some of those on an L.A. wine tour like to swing by Church & State Bistro for some of the best French wine varietals. Other great places for dining are Blossom, Bottega Louie, the Curry House, Empress Pavilion, Fickle, and Pete’s Cafe & Bar. For the best Downtown nightlife, try out the great beers at the Bona Vista Lounge or 1642 Beer & Wine. Great cocktails can be tried at Bordello, the Broadway Bar, the Edison, Mayan, Villains Tavern, and the Rooftop Bar. For great whiskey, check out the Seven Grand for their specialty. For a bar specializing in rum, see the Cana Rum Bar with their more than a hundred varieties of rums. Bigger fan of cognac? Check out the Black Dahlia at the Gallery Bar and Cognac Room. Barhopping and beer crawls are popular for LA and Malibu party bus renters. For the best Downtown shopping, the Fig at 7th is a great mall and the Grand Central Market and Broadway is another great pick. Other places of shopping include the California Market Center, the American Apparel Factory Store, L.A. Flower Market, the MOCA store, as well as Santee Alley for best knockoff items.

There are many tourists and others calling for a Los Angeles limousine in order to go to one of the great hotels and resorts of Downtown. Some popular LA limo hotel destinations are the Figueroa Hotel, Hilton Checkers, Inn at 657, JW Marriott at L.A. Live, Marriott Downtown, O Hotel, and the Standard Downtown LA. The Rooftop Bar at the Standard is an attraction in itself, overlooking the city from the top of the skyscraper. There’s also a 24/7 eatery at the Standard. Scenic Downtown views are also from WP24 at the Ritz-Carlton. For the city’s largest hotel, check out the 5 towers of Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites. The JW Marriott at L .A. Live has arguably the best location, situated right next to the Nokia Theater and countless night clubs, pubs, eateries, theaters, shops and more. For the best of L.A. entertainment – you have Downtown and you have Hollywood. And maybe Studio City… And Universal City, Burbank and certain other places. But attending a Downtown entertainment venue is like no other. Whether it’s the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater or L.A. Live you wanna head to, remember to check online itineraries for when your idols will perform. While the entertainment venues are the most popular Downtown destinations, do not forget to check out the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the other signature buildings such as the Broad, City Hall, Bradbury Building, Convention Center, Mark Taper Forum, and more. Whether it is for tours of Downtown or a Malibu wine tour exploring the Malibu Canyons – we are proud to be the top rated provider of Los Angeles limousine services and have served the region for over twenty years with exclusive limousines. Call us 24/7 at (866)-319-LIMO in Los Angeles or wherever Southern California destination you may be.

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4 Most Visited Tourist-Attractions in SoCal

Los-Angeles-limousine-LA-limo-service-premier-transportation-2016As the top rated luxury transportation company in Southern California, we transport thousands of tourists on a yearly basis. With more than 14 million foreign visitors per year, the City of Angels has one of the world’s largest numbers of tourists. For us locals, it is easy to forget all the great landmarks and activities that signify the Greater L.A. Area. We have listened to all the tourists and visitors riding with our services. Here are our customer’s most popular tourist attractions in the city.

4. Sunset Strip

limousine-Hollywood-limo-service-Los-AngelesJust making up 1.7 miles of the Sunset Boulevard, the Sunset Strip with its flashing neon signs and billboards is one of the most popular LA limo destinations. Besides being the place with the highest density of rock clubs in America, Sunset is also famous for its many rock venues, shops, and nightclubs. Some of the most popular places to visit here include the Viper Room, Whisky a-Go-Go as well as the Rainbow Bar & Grill. The Viper Room is one of the most famous nightclubs in town, previously run by Johnny Depp and the location of River Phoenix’ death. Marilyn Monroe went on blind dates at the Rainbow Bar, a place where also Guns N’Roses regularly had concerts. Jimi Hendrix performed regularly at the Whisky a-Go-Go. Other popular places here include the Sunset Plaza, famous for its European stores and restaurant, as well as the Sunset Tower Hotel and the Standard Hollywood. Famous for its gigantic billboards, it’s not seldom tourists book LAX airport sedan just to head to the Sunset Strip to see the billboards. Come to the Sunset Strip to people watch, head out to the bars, or party all night long. The House of Blues, the Comedy Store and the Roxy are additional key attractions on the Sunset Strip.

3. Hollywood

hollywood-party-bus-and-sedanOf tourists utilizing our Los Angeles limo service, Hollywood is an incredibly popular destination for various reasons. Besides famous landmarks such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood is also the largest hub for popular culture in the world with film studios and numerous musical performances through the year. Hollywood is also home to some of the greatest nightlife in the city, and many visit the area with limos to skip the hassle of finding a designated driver, deal with traffic, and struggle with finding parking. Having a chauffeured luxury vehicle at hand makes it also significantly easier to go club- or bar hopping to various places throughout the city. Why stay confined to one area, when some of the most happening places are spread throughout the city. Many also decide to order buses to go out on town, for instance locals ordering a Calabasas party bus to head partying in Hollywood is a common thing. What’s better than drinking and dancing in a bus on your way to the clubs!?

Many have called our representatives and asked about opening times for clubs in L.A. and complain about the nightlife ending early. It is a common misbelief that the nightlife ends at either 2 am or 4 am. That is not true. Avalon Hollywood closes for instance at 5 am on Fridays and not till 8 am on Saturdays, while Downtown’s Exchange L.A. closes at 6 am on Saturdays. And with limousines or party buses of your choice, the party in Hollywood ends when you want it to.

2. Santa Monica

Third Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Beach and Pier are some of the most iconic L.A. landmarks and attractions. Many come to the Third Street Promenade to experience some of the city’s best shopping. Other Santa Monica attractions include the Pier Aquarium, Muscle Beach, Museum of Flying, the Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome and many more. At the Third Street Promenade is for example where you’ll find one of the regions most popular shopping malls: the Santa Monica Place just a few blocks from the beach. After shopping at the promenade, head down 3rd Street Promenade until you reach the Santa Monica Beach. This is where you’ll find the famous pier and its amusement park, the Pacific Park. Along the seaside are numerous shops, restaurants, cafes, and more. Just the other day we serviced clients with a Calabasas party bus to head from Calabasas to the Santa Monica Beach in style. After partying their way down, without the worry of traffic and parking, they arrived in Santa Monica and biked to nearby Venice Beach to enjoy locally crafted beer at one of the many beachside restaurants. Prefer wine tasting? Book an L.A.- or Malibu wine tour to experience the best of Southern California wines.

1. Universal Studios & Disneyland

Universal-Studios-limo-in-Los-AngelesDisneyland in Anaheim is the 7th most visited tourist attraction in the United States and one of the most visited places by our limousines. We even often have customers booking our LAX airport sedan services to head directly to Disneyland from the airports! With more than 16.1 million visitors per year, Disneyland is California’s most visited attraction and a must for anyone visiting Southern California. Yet another hugely popular amusement park visited by our Los Angeles limo service is Universal Studios and adjacent Universal CityWalk. Here people come to learn about movie filming at the Universal studio tours, enjoy the cool rides, or stroll along the Universal CityWalk next-door to explore the great shopping and restaurants found along this famous street. Want something faster-going? Six Flags Magic Mountain is a 260-acre amusement park with the highest numbers of rollercoasters in the United States. Rides such as Viper and Goliath are some of the fastest rollercoasters in the world. Go for one of America’s quickest roller coasters, followed up by a beer and dinner at one of the park’s many restaurants and cafes. Prefer something for the smaller kids? The younger crowd usually fall in love with Knott’s Berry Farm, a smaller and less crowded amusement park. Many LA limo clients also head south to Orange County and visit North America’s biggest indoor water park, the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove. Other popular amusement parks for grownups and kids alike include Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, the Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad, SeaWorld San Diego, Santa Monica’s Pacific Park, Knott’s Soak City in Buena Park, Adventure Park in Anaheim, Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach, and many, many more. Many of the smaller parks are less crowded with less lines and oftentimes more affordable.

What is your favorite L.A. landmark? Iconic L.A. landmarks that didn’t make our list include Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive, the Getty Museum, L. A. County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Exposition Park, Olvera Street, Venice, Staples Center, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, the Hollywood Bowl, the Grammy Museum and many, many more attractions and landmarks found throughout the larger L.A. Area.

Where you find Hollywood celebrities

The-choice-for-a-Beverly-Hills-limo-serviceThe City of Angels might be the most popular in the world as far as celebrity sightseeing. And having become the largest and top rated provider of Los Angeles limousine services we have witnessed an increase in locals and tourists alike asking for tips of where to spot the famous people. While some may tell you: “It’s Hollywood, just go to a K-mart and you’ll see celebrities”, we all know the chances are pretty limited in one of gazillion convenience stores throughout the city. Not only do we provide local L.A. city tours, but we have also transported celebrities for numerous years. Without revealing too much about our LA limo service clientele we can mention Will Smith, Kim Richards, Jeb Bush, Gary Busey, and many more. Our limousines have been featured in a variety of movies and TV-shows, including but not limited to the Bachelor, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the Biggest Looser, Hell’s Kitchen, and numerous others. Being the top rated provider of L.A.- and Calabasas party bus vehicles, we offer the best in LA transportation.

Areas in which to see celebrities

limousine-Los-Angeles-city-tours-by-LA-limo-service-and-celebrity-tourIn all of Southern California you really do have the potential of seeing one of your favorite celebrities, but certain cities, districts and areas of town are more popular than others. As you probably guessed, both the communities of Beverly Hills and Bel Air fit this category. Other celebrity-enclaves, such as Calabasas or Hidden Hills, also are popular communities for many of L.A.’s rich and famous. Being home to celebrities as Justin Bieber and Khloé Kardashian, our Calabasas party bus rentals are for example hugely popular in the region. In Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive from Julia Roberts’ Pretty Woman is a popular street for the ultra-wealthy. The street might be the most prestigious shopping-street in the world, and many L.A.-visitors using our LA limo service love strolling up and down this street while window-shopping in the far-high-end boutiques on the look-out for celebrities. The once sleepy neighborhood of Westwood was developed into Bel Air in the 1920’s, making one of the most expensive neighborhoods in America, packed with multi-million dollar mansions and some amazing views overlooking the city. In Bel Air, Hotel Bel-Air might be your best bet for celebrity-spotting. Other areas include the Century City Shopping Center, which is with its many high-end vendors a place our clientele often experience to spot a celebrity or two. The famous Sunset Strip, which is adjacent to Beverly Hills, is a little over a mile of the Sunset Boulevard,  but also a city-center for the city’s nightlife. Be on the lookout for paparazzi’s!

So where can you spot celebrities?

The-Premier-Los-Angeles-Limo-Service-and-LA-tour-companyAs celebrities maybe surprisingly are like most other people, it is not too easy to pinpoint an exact location of celebrity-swarms… At least many believe so. On the quite contrary though, serving stars and other notables for over fifteen years, we know some of the spots where celebrity’s hang out. Except the general stuff, such as the airport (LAX sedan requests are maybe destination number one of L.A.’s rich and famous), there are also various other destinations where you are even more likely to spot a celebrity or two. For once, the wineries of the Malibu Canyons, often served on our Malibu wine tours, are great retreats from celebrities city-life. It is also widely known that celebrities such as Matt Damon and Jennifer Lawrence are amongst the many frequently staying at the Ace Hotel in Downtown. Kim Kardashian, Michael Douglas and Nicole Kidman are among the numerous witnessed at the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows. Movie stars such as Reese Witherspoon and Ben Affleck is known to love the Brentwood Country Mart, while Runyon Canyon’s over 150 acres is popular for celebrities as Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Matthew Morrison, and so many more. Other places with great chances of spotting your favorite artist or movie stars include the Piano Bar Lounge upstairs at the Mastro’s Steakhouse, Dan Tana’s in West Hollywood, as well as George’s California Modern in La Jolla.

Premier-LA-limo-service-presents-Beverly-Hills-and-Los-Angeles-limousine-toursSo let’s cut to the chase, would you really wanna see celebrities and get a glimpse of their personal mansions? Book a trip with our Los Angeles limousine company and go on exclusive tours to neighborhoods packed with famous residents. We know all the spots! Whether you are looking into a Malibu wine tour to the beautiful Pacific coast for some wine-sipping, or you’re heading out for a party with friends in party bus, we will be able to accommodate all your needs for the perfect limo-experience. Offering an exclusive price-match-guarantee on all our rides, including wine-tasting tours and LAX sedan services, you have nothing to loose by calling us for your SoCal transportation!

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