Ontario Airport Transportation can be Stress Free

Ontario Airport is approximately 40 miles from Orange County. But, depending on the time of day, it can often take up to two hours or more to drive there. When traveling during the busy season, such as holidays, airports become a much different place.

It’s an all too familiar story. A traveler heading to the airport to catch a flight for an important meeting or job interview, misses take-off due to traffic, an unexpected accident or can’t find parking. They arrive at their gate, after rushing through security at an Olympic pace only to find the plane pulling out and heading to the runway. Unfortunately, this scenario is all too real and happens countless times a day throughout every airport in the country.

There are many delays that could make your flight arrival stressful. These could include congested traffic, filled parking lots, overfilled shuttle buses, not to mention the backed up security lines,

The good news? Corporate travel is our specialty. One of our most popular routes is to Ontario Airport. Business travelers want assurance they are getting to their gate not only in plenty of time, but with time to spare.

There are many advantages to hiring a professional limousine/car service for business travel. This is where we separate ourselves from our competitors as our reputation and loyal customers attest:

  • Always Arrive on Time: There is no doubt that arriving on time for your flight, with time to spare, is first and foremost. We will monitor any traffic conditions to ensure you arrive at the designated hour.
  • No Stress – Relax in our comfortable town cars, check email, make phone calls or handle any pressing matters while we drive you to the airport. Returning home from a delayed flight? No worries, we monitor that as well and will be there to pick you up when your flight arrives.
  • Experienced Drivers – Our drivers travel to Ontario Airport throughout the day and know the traffic conditions, detours and layout of the airport. They also understand that keeping your schedule is paramount. Professionalism, appearance and conduct is nothing short of exemplary. We work tirelessly to give you the service you deserve.
  • Economical – Hiring a private car for airport travel has proven to save money. With increased parking fees and gas mileage, it’s often less expensive to reserve a town car, especially when there is more than one traveler.

So imagine being picked up at your home or office, your chauffeur handles your luggage and opens your door while you step inside to find cold water and a newspaper. You enjoy a relaxing and productive ride. Upon arrival at the curb or near the gate, your luggage is retrieved and you are ready to go. And again, upon your return, we will be waiting for you with the same exceptional service.

We are a world class limousine service offering 24/7 airport shuttle to all the major airports including Ontario, John Wayne, San Diego, LAX, Bob Hope and others. Give us a try, we promise airport travel will be an enjoyable experience once again.

San Manuel Casino Party Bus Packages

San Manuel Casino, located in Highland, California is one of Southern California’s premier gambling casinos.  You don’t need to travel all the way to Las Vegas, Reno or Laughlin to enjoy a day or evening of gambling at a state of the art casino. With over 4,200 slots, almost 100 table games, wonderful restaurants, bars and nightclub, Tukut Lounge with drinks and nightly entertainment, not to mention cocktail service throughout the casino, you and your guests can be living the good life in no time.

What makes San Manuel Casino such a sought after destination? In February of 2016, the casino completed a two year renovation project and added the following:

  • A 5,000 square foot gaming area with 60 additional slot machines, Pai Gow, baccarat and blackjack.
  • Bar Bar Bar, a landmark bar located in the center of the casino’s ground floor which seats 70 guests, 20 tabletop video poker terminals and 3 blackjack tables.
  • Two additional restaurants to Tutu’s Food Court: Thai Chi Express and La Tortilla Rellena

It’s safe to say that guests of San Manuel Casino have a variety of games to play throughout the 500,000 square foot casino, such as Blackjack (both low and high limit), EZ Baccarat, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, San Manuel Craps, Fortune Pai Gow, Mystery Card Roulette and more. There is even a non-smoking room, open 24/7 with 140 slot machines.

Yet while most come for the gambling, San Manuel Casino offers an abundance of entertainment for those that prefer to mix it up. Particularly popular is the Rocks & Brews Nightclub and Restaurant, a newer development and the creation of KISS frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. This offers the ultimate combination of rock and roll and dining with interactive, state of the at digital displays showcasing never before seen videos and live bands on stage. Offering craft beers from around the world, speciality drinks, and incredible food, combined with their most popular shows, tribute bands that play regularly honoring Bon Jovi, Guns & Roses, Sounds of Santana, and Bad Company just to name a few, these well attended events are a must see!

And what’s a Casino without a buffet? Here you will find the all you can eat Serrano Buffet which includes Lobster Night on Thursday from 3:00 – 10:00 pm, , Seafood Night on Fridays from 4:00 – midnight, Brunch, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00-3:00pm. The restaurant is open daily but check their website for additional information and hours.

If a buffet is not your thing, other dining experiences include, The Pines Modern Steakhouse, Street Tacos and Tutu’s Food Court that seats up to 140 people and includes such offerings as Thai Chi Express, La Tortilla Rellena, Oasis Burger, and Grab and Go for those in a hurry and simply want a quick bite so they can get back to gambling. Again, always check beforehand for hours and keep in mind, anyone entering the casino, including all events and promotions, must be 21 years or older.

Whether it’s the entertainment, food, gambling or all three, San Manuel Casino is the perfect spot for any occasion, whether it be a Bachelorette or Bachelor party (combine the two!), anniversary, birthday, retirement, tax refund or “just because.” You never need an excuse to go out and have a great time.

Of course, traveling in style in a chauffeured limousine or party bus makes the celebration all the better. We offer a variety of packages from which to choose with vehicles in every size and style and which can be customized to fit your needs. Responsibility is the key, and it’s our job to ensure that you and your guests arrive safely to your destination, and home again. Your job? To make sure you are having the time of your life!

Spend a Day in La La Land

 

La La Land is perhaps one of the most popular movies to come out in years.  Nominated for an astounding 14 Academy Awards, this old fashioned Hollywood style musical is set in a modern Los Angeles. It was filmed throughout Southern California in Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Burbank and Hermosa Beach. These iconic locations are getting a fresh look from avid fans.

While Valentine’s Day is over for another year, there is no reason not to plan a romantic day or weekend in Los Angeles.  If you or your significant loved La La Land, then plan a truly special adventure to the well known attractions that made La La Land a movie to remember.  Breaking out in song and dance is purely optional.

Griffith Park

Probably the most memorable scene in the movie, here is where our characters, Sebastian and Mia sing and dance (trivia note: it was filmed in one take) at a spot called “Cathy’s Corner” in Griffith Park.  If you want to spend more time here, keep in mind that the park is massive. Sprawled over 4,200 acres, here you can hike, picnic, visit museums, visit the Griffith Observatory even enjoy the nine hole Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course.  The Greek Theatre is nearby as well, as is the Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

LIghthouse Cafe

In La La Land, this is where Sebastian takes Mia when she declares she is not a jazz enthusiast.  This popular cafe is the real deal, and has been a staple in Hermosa Beach since 1949.  Prominent musicians who have played here  Art Blakey,   Miles Davis and Cannonball Adderley.  Today, this jazz fixture offers food, entertainment and a great happy hour.  

Hermosa Pier

Here  is where Sebastian slowly waltzes at sunset while singing the Academy Award nominated song, “City of Stars.”  This is a great place to watch the surfers, look for dolphins or take a leisurely stroll after a good meal.  It’s very busy during  the day and night, so chances are, you won’t have the pier all to yourself like the movie suggests, but it’s truly a special place.

The SmokeHouse

If you are looking to eat while in Los Angeles, and of course you are, yet want to stick close to the La, La Land theme, you may want to try The SmokeHouse, which in the movie, was named “Lipton’s.”  Located across from Warner Brother’s Studio, this is where Sebastian was instructed, much to his annoyance, to play holiday tunes to the dining customers and where he and Mia met the second time.  The SmokeHouse opened in 1946, and is considered  one of the great steakhouses in LA, serving up standards in a dark setting with wood and leather booths.  Yes, there is live music as well, just don’t expect to see Ryan Gosling playing the piano.

Grand Central Market

This Los Angeles staple is only briefly shown in the movie, however, this open air market is a huge favorite with the locals.  The scene of one Mia’s and Sebastian’s first dates, where they eat Salvadorean food at Sarita’s Pupuseria, you will discover  many other eating options as well, such as terrific Mexican and Chinese food.

Colorado Street Bridge

Enjoy the sunset from this historic vantage point over Pasadena.  When built in 1913 it was the highest concrete bridge in world, but today, you can see incredible city views as well.  Full House, The Amazing Race and other productions have filmed here as well, but none more popular than La La Land.

Chateau Marmont

When Mia finally decides it’s time to shine, the Chateau Marmont is the place she takes control.  If your trip to LA includes an overnight stayt, look no further. This historic hotel, located in Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard, offers luxury bungalows and suites recalling the days of yesteryear.  Completed in 1929, the hotel’s history is unparalleled.  Howard Hughes, Greta Garbo James, Dean, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many more coveted the privacy the hotel is well known for.  A must do: order  a drink at the  Bar Marmont.

Other locations featured in La La Land include the Century Freeway where the Interstate 105 connects to 110 and the film’s opening number is set, the Rialto Theatre which closed in 2007, but open for special events, the Warner Brothers Studios where it’s always fun to take a tour of this legendary lot, and the Watts Tower, a huge metal sculpture that Sebastian and Mia  stop to view.

Whether you visit Los Angeles for the day, or plan to spend the weekend, this special getaway visiting the areas where La La Land was filmed, will be a treasured memory.  If you are planning an anniversary, engagement, birthday or just a day to spend together, make the day even more memorable by avoiding the traffic, and relaxing while sipping your favorite beverages and perhaps listen to the movie’s soundtrack while one of our luxurious chauffeured cars takes you in style.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Style

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by most everyone whether you are Irish or not.  What originally started out as a feast day for the  patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, was actually a very tame holiday in Ireland when pubs even closed on March 17th.  Today, many wear green and eat, drink and be merry.

Orange County is home to some of the best Irish pubs in Southern California, so what better way to spend St. Patrick’s Day than with a traditional pub crawl.  Gather some of your friends, coworkers, or family, and enjoy a chauffeured limousine to the pubs of your choice.  Not sure what’s available in the Orange County area?  Here are a list of just some of our favorites – all of them will be fully decked out and celebrating in the traditional Irish style!

  • Branagan’s Irish Pub – This classic, traditional pub is located in the heart of downtown Fullerton.  With over 30 different beers, including many imported straight from Ireland, classic Irish menu fare such as lamb stew, and corned beef and cabbage, along with  a whiskey selection said to be the largest in the Orange county area, you won’t go wrong making this pub a must visit on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • The Harp Inn – Calling itself the “most authentic Irish pub in Orange County,” the Harp Inn is tucked away in downtown Costa Mesa.  Offering music, hearty pub food (bangers anyone?), a variety of Irish beers naturally and much more, this 20 year old establishment has an energetic atmosphere that truly knows how to celebrate its Irish heritage.
  • Silky Sullivan’s Restaurant and Irish Pub – named for Silky Sullivan (1955-1977) which has been called the greatest “come from behind” stretch runner in horse racing history, this iconic restaurant and bar was voted best Irish Pub in Orange County by CitySearch.  Established 28 years ago, here you will find spirits,  a wide selection of beers, a varied menu, music and dancing.  Located in the old Fountain Valley Post Office, add this to your St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl.
  • Muldoon’s Irish Pub – Located in Newport Beach, this one of a kind Irish pub opened its ivy covered doors in 1974.  While Muldoon’s boasts two distinct pubs, outdoor patio and quaint dining room, it’s ambiance is pure Ireland.  With music, fireplace, great food from the motherland, as well as amazing drinks not to mention a wide selection of Irish beers, this popular spot will be packed this St. Patrick’s Day with those seeking a truly memorable celebration.  
  • Malarky’s Irish Pub – With their motto, “There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t yet met,” by William Butler Yeats, Malarky’s is a festive Irish pub that offers great fun year round, but particularly on St. Patrick’s Day.  In the past, they have had bagpipers walk the tables while guests toast with their whiskey, green beer or their favorite beverage.  A few years ago Malarky’s went under new ownership and did some redecorating, including installing a traditional copper bar.  

How else can you heighten your Irish pub crawl this St. Patrick’s Day?  Make sure you and your guests are decked out in your green attire, and make a playlist of traditional Irish party music to listen in your reserved limousine.  Here are some songs worth downloading:

  • Whiskey in a Jar by The Dubliners.  
  • Finnegan’s Wake by Christy Moore
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  • Whiskey’s Bailey’s Guinness – BarleyJuice
  • Drink It Up Men – The Dubliners
  • Beer, Beer, Beer – The Clancy Brothers
  • Dicey Riley – The Dublin City Ramblers
  • The Rocky Road To Dublin – The High Kings

Finally, and with any special event, leave the driving to the professionals.  Let The Perfect Limo pick you up at your destination, and get you safely home.  Without a doubt, St. Patrick’s Day should be enjoyed as it is intended, celebrating with good friends in a comfortable environment.

Attractions in Southern California that are Inexpensive

For some, the thought of renting a limousine may appear out of reach.  However, with so many free and inexpensive attractions in Southern California, hiring a chauffeured car can not only be within your budget, it also can enhance any celebration.  Whether celebrating a child’s birthday, anniversary, or any other special event, here is inspiration on some of the best things to do to give your overall budget a rest.

  • Griffith Park – Los Angeles.  With the huge success of the Academy Award nominated movie, La La Land, hire a limousine and take your date to Griffith Park at Mount Hollywood, the location of one of the most talked about and romantic scenes in the movie.  While we are not giving out any spoilers, here you can hike through the wooded canyons, view the historic miniature train rides, the circa 1925 carousel, the Museum of the American West and most of all, Griffith Observatory. You can even picnic among the magnificent landscaping.  All are either low cost or free!
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles, Segerstrom Center of the Arts – Orange County.  Do you have a music aficionado that you would love to treat to a concert? Fortunately, these two venues frequently offer free or inexpensive tickets.  At the Walt Disney Concert Hall, consider taking a docent led, free tour inside and throughout the gardens. Every season at Disney Hall, there are approximately 60 productions that offer $20 tickets, with two the limit.  At Segerstrom Center, you can also find attractions and some children productions, starting at $10 per ticket as well.  
  • Getty Museum – Los Angeles.  Admission to the Getty Museum is always free, and this is an ideal and inexpensive way to spend the day for those that love spectacular architecture design, beautiful gardens, panoramic views of Los Angeles and some of the most revered art in the world.  Situated on a hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains on 110 sprawling acres, here you can take tours, dine and soak in the atmosphere.  
  • Tour John Wayne Airport – Orange County.  Do you have a child in your family that is fascinated with airplanes and flying?  Take your pilot to be on a guided tour (many are private pilots, teachers and executives who donate their time), and enjoy a grand tour with explanations on how planes fly, historical photos, the Wright Brother’s flights, flight display monitors, and more.  The last stop offers an area where you can view planes taking off and landing.  
  • A Day At Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach.  There is so much to do in this exclusive coastal Orange County town that cost absolutely nothing, such as a visit to the Woods Cove Tide Pools, where you will see a variety of marine life.  Enjoy the numerous attractions and art galleries that have seen world wide recognition and feature traditional fine art, contemporary, pottery, sculpture and so much more. Enjoy a picnic at one of their many parks, some of the most popular being Crystal Cove and Heisler Park.  If you are a wine aficionado, visit the Laguna Canyon Winery, where they have daily wine tastings (closed on Mondays) at no charge.  
  • Ice Skating The Rinks Anaheim: With public skating admission at $11 for adults, and $7 for children, (add $4 more for rentals), here is an inexpensive way to have fun.  Added attractions include AI Nights! Every public skating session on Friday and Saturday nights, from 9;30-11:30 will feature modern dance like music and lighting. Check the website for additional information.

Spending a fortune on special events or celebrations is not necessary in order to have fun.  It’s sometimes the extra features you include that make a difference.  Personalizing your limousine experience can create lasting memories! Add balloons, your favorite beverages and food! From a cost standpoint, a limousine is less expensive than you may think, especially if you are enjoying any of the trips mentioned above, or creating your own affordable getaway or party.  So take advantage of all the low cost attractions Orange County and the surrounding areas offer, and sit back and enjoy the ride with The Perfect Limo.

Valentine Day Couple Ideas that are Unique

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Charles Schultz, best known for creating Charlie Brown,  was once quoted as saying, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”  While Valentine’s Day is awash with  heart shaped candy boxes and florists who work overtime to keep up with the demand of bouquets, sometimes it’s necessary to think outside the box when February 14th approaches.  Certainly you can never go wrong with the traditional gifts of chocolates and flowers, but for those looking to spice it up, or have simply run out of ideas, here are some unique couple ideas for this very special day.

Picnic on the Beach:  Living in Orange County, our weather can be gorgeous on Valentine’s Day.  Gather some of your favorite food and beverages in a traditional style picnic basket, grab a few blankets, and watch the sunset on one of our many beautiful beaches.  This is a great excuse to get cozy!

Nostalgic Tour:  This is very popular for couples! Rent a limousine, bring a playlist of your favorite, meaningful songs (such as the first song you danced to, first concert you went to as a couple, your wedding dance, etc.) add your favorite drinks and appetizers and take a romantic drive to spots that have meant something to both of you.  Maybe drive by the place you met? Perhaps your first date? The place you were married? The hospital where your children were born?  This nostalgic drive can be whatever you want it to be! Another spin on this date?  Make it a Scavenger Hunt! Great idea for those planning to propose!

Surprise Date:  Surprise your Valentine by picking him/her up from work in a limousine stocked with your favorite snacks and drinks.  Head to a movie your date has wanted to see, or a restaurant that has been difficult to get into (make reservations now!), or whatever it is that your significant other has wanted to do, but keeps putting off.  It’s a win win for everyone!

Helicopter Ride:  There are several Orange County helicopter companies that offer a variety of tours.  Perhaps an Orange County Beach Tour? Some companies, such as OC Helicopters offers a unique Heli-Dine-N-Dash, a helicopter ride over the Orange County coastline and then arrive at a secluded five star dining experience.  

Cooking Class: Does your Valentine enjoy cooking? Maybe he or she wants to learn to prepare a gourmet meal, or simply experience something new? Take a cooking class together!  Orange County offers many excellent cooking classes, such as Hipcooks that provides hands on cooking classes for the novice or the pro.  Several romantic themed classes are scheduled for the week of Valentines, but reservations are required.

Sur la Table in Newport Beach, and Le Gourmet Culinary are just a few of the other excellent locales in the Orange County area that are extremely popular.

Craft Beer Tour:  The craft beer industry is exploding.  While virtually unknown ten years ago, today, it’s a worldwide phenomenon.  If your Valentine is an avid beer connoisseur, then indulge in a craft beer tour.  With several breweries in Orange County, such as Legends Craft Brewery, Noble Ale Works and Backstreet Brewing in Anaheim, or Barley Forge in Costa Mesa, Four Sons in Huntington Beach and  Cismontane in Santa Ana, rent a full service limousine and tour your favorites or some new breweries for a special and safe date.

Couples Massage: Some of the greatest and most luxurious spas are here in Orange County. Enjoy a Couples Massage at the renowned The Spa at Laguna Cliffs in Dana Point which offers a soothing 60 minute massage of your choice, plus 30 minutes of private time in the Romantic Suite, complete with champagne and chocolate delights.  Another popular choice is the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. Situated in a Spanish style estate they offer wonderful spa packages. swimming and cabana rentals as well.

Naturally, to make your Valentine’s Day even more special, reserving your private limousine today can ensure that you are taking your celebration up a notch.  There is no need to worry about traffic, parking or other nuisances that can take put a negative spin on a day where the focus is on one thing and one thing only: showing the person that means the most to you, how much you care.

Reserve Your Wedding Limousine Early

There is no doubt that you want your wedding day to be spectacular, free from worries and undue stress.  After all, this is a day most  couples have been dreaming and talking about for as long as they can remember.  Therefore, it’s critical when planning this milestone to make transportation reservations as early as possible.  Why? Arriving to a ceremony late, unexpected glitches and miscommunication can start the day off to an awkward start, not only for the bridal party, but for the guests as well.

Here are our suggestions for a fun, relaxing and memorable wedding day.

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