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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Hidden Tropical Paradise Outside The L.A. Coast

buses-in-Los-Angeles-party-bus-rentalsJust 26 miles across the sea from L.A. is where you find a tropical island paradise just waiting to be discovered. If you’ve ever listened to “26 Miles” by the Four Peps you may know what island we’re talking about, the magnificent Catalina Island. A beloved resort island for many Angelenos and visitor alike, the town of Avalon and Catalina Island have everything you could possibly be looking for? Looking to spend the night on a beach resort on a Pacific Island? How about trying out the great scuba-diving while searching for the iconic orange Garibaldi? How does an inland safari trip sound, with possibilities of various wildlife sightings, including the island buffalo, bald eagles and if you’re lucky, even the threatened endemic Catalina Island Fox, which is found nowhere else on Earth. Besides all the great adventures where you get the opportunity to explore the island’s nature and wildlife, the town of Avalon is home to many top rated restaurants, bars, cafes, neighborhood stores, and more. A visit to Catalina is never complete without a bike rental to explore Avalon and surrounding areas by bike or even golf cart. From beaching, going on a submarine trip, helicopter fights, skydiving, shopping and much more, Catalina is definitely the California Channel Island that has it all. While many visit the island from cruise ships docking here on their way to Mexico, the island is easiest visited by one of the many ferries leaving from San Pedro, Long Beach, Dana Point, and elsewhere. Another trending activity has been to fly out to the island’s Airport-in-the-Sky from local airports such as the Camarillo Airport.

Great Dining & Drinking

sedans-LAX-sedan-service-SUVs-airportConsidering the island’s small population, Catalina is home to an array of great restaurants. Whether you are into seafood, Mexican, French or Italian food, there’s always an option in Avalon. For the L.A.- and Malibu limousine clientele looking for a romantic dining experience, we often recommend the Landing Bar and Grill, or Steve’s Steakhouse. The Spanish architecture and great Mexican food make the Landing Bar and Grill a great place to dine. This kind of secluded restaurant overlooks Avalon Bay and may be the island’s most romantic restaurant. Steve’s Steakhouse is located upstairs away from the promenade, but also overlooking the bay. Here you can try out the signature Catalina Swordfish, the Catalina Shrimp, or their awesome slowly cooked BBQ ribs. The stunning ocean views make for a romantic night at Steve’s Steakhouse. Looking for another Catalina special? Check out the Catalina Buffalo Burger at Eric’s on the Pier. Located on the Green Pier, Eric’s has been an LA and LAX sedan service favorite since the early 1920’s. Searching for great Avalon seafood? There are many good picks, but we would like to recommend either the Lobster Trap or Bluewater Avalon for seafood. Both restaurants have the catch of the day and great variety of seafood dishes. The patio at Bluewater Avalon overlooks the Avalon Harbor and the place is also known for their impressive cocktails and craft beer menu. Many head to the Lobster Trap for great lobster, draft beer, and live entertainment during weekends. Wanna dine by maybe the most gorgeous island beach? Descanso Beach Club is not just situated on its own beach, but has bigger menu offering everything from burgers, salads and seafood. Make sure to try the iconic Buffalo Milk for the island’s signature cocktail. For the finest island dining, head to the spectacular Catalina Country Club. Once a training clubhouse for the Chicago Cubs, this historic 1921 piece of art is a great pick for people looking for a nice meal or drink. Looking for a less expensive dining choice? The Casino Dock Cafe is cheap pick, but has beautiful views of Pacific and offers live music during summer months.

Didn’t make it on a Santa Barbara wine tour? Let’s head to CC Galagher on the Taste of Catalina Food Tours. More into a beer crawl with friends? Try out the locally brewed craft beers at the Catalina Island Brew House. Other bar picks include the Chi Chi Club, Catalina’s only nightclub, and the Hawaiian-style Luau Larry’s on the promenade. The oldest bar is the Marlin Club, a favorite amongst locals, as well as the J.L’s Locker Room. Looking to eat and have drinks at the same place? The Avalon Grille offers great burgers and beer. Another choice could be the Sandtrap, directly across the street from the Island Golf Course a little bit inland in Avalon. Here you can enjoy inexpensive but delicious Mexican cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere and best of all, the Sandtrap has a full bar. Alternatively, head to the Catalina Country Club for a late-night drink or try out the various cocktails at Bluewater Avalon or Descanso Beach Club.

Fun Excursions & Activities

View-of-Avalon-Santa-Catalina-Island-by-American-Luxury-Limousine-Los-Angeles-Limo-Service-as-of-2016Because of its many visitors and tourists, there are always an activity to sign up for on the island. Whether you are into seeing wildlife, exploring the island, going on a submarine ride, or signing up for a helicopter tour – the options are truly endless on Catalina. Does golfing in a gorgeous island canyon sound interesting? How about bodysurfing in the Pacific on your own secluded beach? Or how about finally trying out jet-skiing? The primary form for transportation on the island is golf carts with a limited number of cars allowed on the island itself. In other words, there are no Los Angeles party bus that can be called for a night of barhopping. But renting an electric bike, paddling bike for two or an iconic golf cart are definitely the best ways to explore the town of Avalon and beyond. Among the activities we often recommend are the Cape Canyon excursion, a four-wheel ride through Catalina’s outback wilderness areas, and the Undersea Tour in the Avalon Harbor to see the native underwater ocean life. The Zip Line Eco Tour, which takes you on a zip-line ride over Descanso Canyon and lands by Descanso Beach is also a popular activity. The night ride on the Flying Fish Boat Trip is a unique experience worth looking into. The Behind the Scenes Tour at the island’s signature Casino is a must see, and the tour also includes visits to the Catalina Island Museum where you can learn more about the island’s intriguing history.

Wanna try out scuba-diving? Check out the Sea Trek Undersea Adventure and Snuba. We’ve also transferred numerous LA limo renters who take their professional scuba diving courses on the other side of the island – in the community of Two Harbors, CA. While Two Harbors definitely is more remote than its much bigger counterpart to the east, Two Harbors has a natural feel to it and you’ll have a bigger chance observing unique wildlife and exploring the great outdoors. For dining in Two Harbors, look into the Harbor Reef Restaurant. For accommodation, check out the Banning House Lodge or one of the beach cottages for rent! There also various options for cabin rentals and various campground spots. While back in Avalon, remember to always obtain a complimentary explorer’s permit and up-to-date maps and information about local wildlife. Permits for hiking and biking in the outback are handed out at the Conservancy Office on Clarissa Avenue. After the permits are in place, venture out for an adventure in Catalina’s outback! Go snorkeling by the island’s greatest snorkeling spots – the Lover’s Cove Marine Oreserve or Casino Point Marine Park. Snorkeling gear can be bought at Catalina Divers Supply, rented at Catalina Snorkeling Adventures, or you can venture out on the ocean on a snorkeling trip with Joe’s Rent-a-Boat at the Green Pier. For snorkeling gear on the other side of the island, check out the West End Dive Center in Two Harbors, which also offers kayak rentals. We’ve had so many LA and Malibu limousine people riding with us telling us about their best experiences on the island. From date massages at the Avalon Massage Therapy to going on an adventure with the Safari Bus looking for animals. Some of the best dates are on our Santa Barbara and Malibu wine tours, so why not try out some unique wine-tasting on the island? Rusack Family’s Santa Catalina Island Vineyards isn’t just gorgeous, but their wine varietals are amazing. Catalina is packed with activities for the whole family. Start planning your island excursions today!

Unmatched Nature & Accommodation

winetasting-Malibu-winetour-Santa-Barbara-wine-tours-in-LAWith more than 88 percent of the island’s total area being administrated by the Catalina Island Conservancy, there are lots of nature to explore on Santa Catalina. Many renting LA limo transfers from us have told us about sighting the endemic Channel Island Fox, a species found nowhere else on the planet. Other animals include the Island buffalo, bald eagles, snakes, a variety of birds, and more. On the submarine tour you can explore the surrounding oceans and also get a glimpse of the iconic orange Garibaldi fish. Did you know there are over 140 species of fauna and flora here found nowhere else on Earth? Whether you rent a bike to explore the outback by yourself, or if you decide on a safari tour or maybe an inland Jeep ride, exploring Catalina’s nature is a must. We recently asked a few people calling to the LAX sedan service wanting a ride to the Catalina Express terminal in San Pedro: “Why straight from the airport? Any events coming up?”. The answer was: “No special events, just looking forward to some relaxing days of fishing and enjoying the weather!” A tour of the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a must-do activity while on Catalina.

While many travel to Catalina just for the day, staying overnight in one of the uniquely Avalon hotels are absolutely worth it, plus you’ll get to experience the island’s sunsets, nightly activities and events, as well as the gorgeous sunrise and early mornings. We have several recommendations for accommodation on the island. If you’d like to stay close to the ocean, look into Hotel Vista del Mar right by the beach. How about a romantic location by the pier? Check out the Hotel Villa Portofino. Prefer ocean-views? Hotel Vista Del Mar might be the hotel for you. Other great options include Aurora Hotel, Hermosa Hotel, Hotel Metropole and Hotel Avalon. Wanna stay in William Wrighley’s (former owner of the island) former vacation home with gorgeous views of Avalon? The Inn on Mt. Ada might just be the must beautiful hotel on the island. As an alternative to a Santa Barbara wine tour, go wine-tasting on some of the beautiful hotels with balcony views of Avalon sunsets and the Pacific Ocean. For inexpensive options of accommodation, see Hotel Catalina, Zane Grey or one of the many great campgrounds, e.g. the Hermit Gulch Campground.

Are you looking for a romantic island getaway to the Island of Romance with your significant other? Or are you looking for a fun excursion for the whole family? Or maybe a few days to the island with friends to explore the various bars and drinking venues? Catalina has it all. Not going to Catalina? Check out our exclusive Malibu wine tours or our beer crawl options in Hollywood. We have a vehicle to fit every need for transportation – whether you need a Los Angeles party bus for twenty friends, or you need a simple sedan for yourself to get to/from the airport. From sedans, SUV’s, stretch limousines, Hummer limos and party buses, we have Southern California’s largest selection of luxurious vehicles and also offer an exclusive price-match-guarantee for all our new and returning clients. For your transportation to Catalina Island, contact the ferry companies (Catalina Express or Catalina Flyer), or the Island Express Helicopter Service for a helicopter ride to the Airport-in-the-Sky.

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