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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Your Guide To Balboa Island

American-Luxury-Limousine-Orange-County-limoOften overlooked for the Channel Islands and other larger and more visited Californian islands, Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach are two places anyone in SoCal should visit at least once. Even if you are a tourist spending a few days in the Greater L.A. Area, a visit to Balboa Island can be a rewarding side-trip. Named after Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa, this resort island has endless of options for fun water activities, great sight seeing, or just experiencing the island atmosphere and natural beauty. You can visit the island by ferry or by driving on Jamboree Road, or take the ferry from Balboa Peninsula (Balboa Island Ferry). As the island is best experienced by foot, and has limited street parking for visitors, we always recommend that clients travel here by the affordable $1 ferries instead of driving onto the island itself. One of Balboa’s main attractions is understandably the amazing architecture on the many beautiful little cottages found here. Now multimillion-dollar homes and vacation homes, it is funny to think that these cottages once sold for under $300 in the 1920’s! Balboa Peninsula, which was created as a mistake in the early 1930’s, is now home to some of the best beaches in Orange County as well as the Balboa Pavilion & Fun Zone. Whether do dine on one of the great restaurants, stroll down the quaint tiny roads, check out the famous landmarks, lay on the beach, rent a beach house, or any other reason for visiting Balboa – contact us for your transportation today. Many of our clients love to go here for recreational activities such as kayaking, surfing, jet-skiing, whale-watching and much, much more. Along the island’s main street, Marine Avenue, people come to window-shop, check out the cool little stores, cafés and bars. Do not forget to try out the island’s signature Balboa Bar ice cream and shave ice! Balboa has one of the highest population densities in the country, even higher than San Francisco, and has some of the most expensive real estate prices – real estate prices are even higher than on Manhattan!

sedans-at-LAX-sedan-airport-transferThe options for activities at Balboa are endless. You can for instance go parasailing over the Pacific with Balboa Parasail or jet-skiing with Balboa Water Sports. Another favorite among many renting an LA limo service is to head here for one of the great whale watching excursions. Companies such as Davey’s Locker Sportfishing & Whale Watching and Balboa Newport Landing Whale Watching offer great whale-watching excursions from the Newport Harbor. Want to rent a boat, head to Duffy Boat Rental! Prefer a chauffeured boat to on an ocean adventure? Check out Newport Coastal Adventure. And for paddling or kayaking, head to the Island Paddle Board or Balboa Surf & Style. Maybe the most popular for those traveling with children is to visit the Fun Zone on the Balboa Peninsula. The Balboa Fun Zone is home to several rollercoaster rides, cotton candy vendors, and everything else you’d find at a carnival. The nearby ExplorOcean museum is a great educational experience for children as well as adults. One of the island’s many famous landmarks in the St. John Vianney Chapel, which is located on the main street, Marine Avenue. This beautiful tiny chapel is a charming architecturally piece of art. Another popular activity for families is to pay a visit to Our Gang’s General Store to check out the unique toys, as well as the Marina Park playground. We transfer not only a lot of LAX sedan customers to Balboa, but because of its close proximity to the John Wayne Airport also a significant amount of people from John Wayne.

limos-in-Los-Angeles-limousine-serviceA landmark worth checking out is the Balboa Pavilion. Constructed in 1906, the Pavilion is a California Historical Landmark and on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is currently functioning as the terminal for passenger- and whale-watching cruises. While on the Balboa Peninsula, grab a bite at the original O.C. Ruby’s Diner on the Balboa Pier! Also on the peninsula is the famous Crab Cooker, a favorite for many who enjoy seafood. Established in the early 1950’s, it has been ranked as one of the world best restaurants by the Venture Magazine and has also been featured in the television series the O.C., where the restaurant is referred to as the Crab Shack. To see today’s fresh seafood being unloaded from the dock, head to the Dory Fish Market, a historical landmark dating back to the early 1890’s! For a historic landmark, many Los Angeles limousine riders have talked about the Lovell Beach House as the most iconic Balboa house. More interested in beaching, surfing and other ocean activities? The Wedge on the peninsula is a tremendously popular surfing spot, while all of the peninsula is recognized for its pristine beaches. Didn’t make it on a Malibu wine tour? Check out the Balboa Island Wine Walk! Two 1920’s landmarks worth checking out include the Balboa Theater and the Balboa Inn.

winetasting-Malibu-wine-tours-tastings-tourWanna spend the night here but cannot afford a vacation home rental? You are not alone! While there are no hotels on the island per say, there are numerous hotels in surrounding areas, including on the Balboa Peninsula. Here many prefer staying at the Balboa Fun Zone to ride the ferris wheel and other rides. There are also many eateries, cafés and souvenir shops in the Fun Zone area. At the nearby Newport Harbor Nautical Museum you can see exhibits on the Pacific Ocean and California waters. You can for instance see ship models dating to the late 1790’s, or check out the tanks with various native species found in the waters off California. Two nearby hotels worth checking out if you are looking for accommodation are the Island Hotel and the Newport Beach Marriot Hotel & Spa. Looking for a snack, drink or restaurant? Head to Sugar & Spice for the original Balboa Bar chocolate ice-cream! Disappointed you never made the Malibu wine tour? Let’s head to Basilic for a delicious meal and great red-wine to accompany the steak, turkey or dish of choice. For a delicious breakfast, get a Los Angeles limousine and head to Wilma’s Patio for a great egg- or omelet dish. Looking for a place to enjoy an evening cocktail? Head to the Village Inn for great live entertainment and a drink of choice. Remember to go by Dad’s Donut & Bakery to pick up a delicious chocolate banana to bring home.

limousines-in-LA-limoWith its luxury housing and secluded character, many celebrities have found their home on Balboa. While Chuck Norris once owned a restaurant here, John Wayne bodysurfed here during summers. Visitors include everyone from Frank Sinatra, Richard Nixon, as well as Nancy- and Ronald Reagan. LA limo service clients have made us aware of the many movies filmed here, including Shadows (1922), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Breaking Point (1950), and many more. Whether you are looking for an LAX sedan to get here from the airport, or maybe a party bus to get into LA from Balboa, we can help you! On Balboa, don’t forget checking out the outstanding two-mile Island Boardwalk to see the boat parade and scenic views. For art lovers, the Balboa Island Artwalk is an annual happening drawing over a hundred artists for live music, painting exhibits, custom-made jewelries, and much more. For a signature Balboa shopping experience, see the selection of unique oil products and more at the Olive Oil & Beyond, the ideal place to find gifts for Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. With just 0.2 square miles and about 3,000 inhabitants, Balboa is a small island which is easy to navigate, discover, and enjoy! Bon voyage!

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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