Pizza & Limos?

One of the most frequent questions we get at 800 Limo Ride is “How many people can fit in a limo?”. This is a rather loaded question. It’s akin to asking your local pizza parlor “How many slices are in your pizza”? Without knowing the SIZE of said pizza, the number of slices is hardly relevant. If they offer a 16 inch pizza, whether it’s cut into 10 slices or 52, it’s the same amount of food. Same with a limousine; the number of passengers depends on which limo you are asking about, and the size and configuration of that limo.

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So, when you call a limousine service, the best course of action is to simply tell them “I need a limo for “X number of people”, followed by the simple question “What are my options?”. This will get the ball rolling, and the representative on the phone would then be able to go over the various vehicle types, configurations and capacities.

They may ask if you prefer a traditional ‘sedan-based’ limousine, such as the Chrysler 300 or Lincoln Town Car, a cross-over limousine, such as the Lincoln MKT, an SUV limousine, such as the Cadillac Escalade (shown above), or the Hummer H2. Depending on the fleet of the service, you may also be offered a van-based limo like the Mercedes Luxury Coach, or a limousine based on a bus platform, like the Limo / Party bus.

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Some of the choices offer the ability to stand up, some offer toilets, all offer luxury seating, bar, fiber optic lighting and high end digital entertainment systems. Your choice at this point is based on your personal preferences, and/or the recommendations of the service provider.

Hopefully using these tips, and taking the time to do a little research on the fleet(s) of the services you are considering, you will be able to come to the most informed decision possible, and snag the perfect limo for your event. And maybe on the way you can ask the chauffeur to pull over for some pizza. Whether that’s a slice or a whole pie… that’s up to you! But you may want to offer your driver some, as that’s just rude to fill a car with the smell of pizza and keep it all to yourself!

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You can get started taking a look at our Orange County limousine fleet, or if you’re local, give us a call and take a look at your choices in person. We’re here 24/7 365, and always happy to help.

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

OK, let’s say your mom’s birthday is coming up. Maybe it’s a “milestone” birthday like 50, or 75. Sure, you want to throw her a party, or take her to dinner, but it feels like something a little extra is needed. And naturally, that’s where we come in.

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Sure, make reservations at one of her favorite restaurants, get her friends together, and arrange the “setup”. Invite mom over, telling her you’re going to take her and dad out for a birthday dinner – but leave the part about her friends and the limousine out. On the big night, have mom and dad drive over to the house, and come inside. The limo can be hiding a couple blocks away. The driver can pull up out front when mom isn’t paying attention. Then you can ask mom to come outside with you because you want to ask her opinion about something in the garden, or whatever. When she walks out, the chauffeur is there waiting, door opened (with optional red carpet and flowers – up to you), ready to whisk mom, dad and the rest of the family off to the restaurant.

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Of course, when you arrive at the restaurant, all of your mom’s friends can be there waiting to surprise her! Then it’s dinner, drinks, cake and celebration time. And when the night is over, you’ve got the limo waiting outside, ready to take you, mom and the family back home. It will be a night she’ll never forget. And that’s the kind of night every mom deserves, at least once in their life.

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So, if this sounds like a good plan to you, check us out online to get an idea of the types of limousines we have in our fleet. There are enough varieties to suit just about any tastes and capacities.  Then give us a call or submit your free online limo price quote request.  We’re available 24/7 365, ready and willing to help you plan mom’s special day!

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Knott’s Berry Farm Done Right

A Southern California staple for nearly a century, Knott’s Berry Farm began in 1920’s, literally as just that… a berry farm.  Later a chicken restaurant was added, which brought in the crowds, leading Mr. Knott to begin construction of the ghost town, continuing adding more and more attractions up to the present day.

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Today it’s a major amusement park, and a great place to take the family for a day of fun – with less of the crowds you’ll find at competing Disneyland and Magic Mountain.

So, how do you get there?  Fill the minivan with the family, and a few of your children’s friends?  Now that doesn’t sound like fun.  Why not rent a limo?  What better way to get there (and give the kids something to remember and talk about)?  Plus, no need to worry about traffic, parking, getting there, and finding the car when you’re bone tired at the end of the day.

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There are many options when it comes to limos.  If you have a group smaller than 8, you may want to consider a classic Lincoln Town Car stretch limousine or Chrysler 300 stretch limo.  They can hold 8-10 passengers, and have all the amenities to keep the kids (and the adults) happy on the road.

If you have a larger group of 10 or more, you may want to consider a Cadillac Escalade super stretch limousine, or a Mercedes Luxury Coach.  There will be plenty of leg and head room in these vehicles, and all the amenities you’ll find in the smaller limousines.

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If your group is even larger than that (God help you when you get to the park!), you may want to try a super stretch Hummer H2, or a full sized party bus.  Either of these vehicles will turn heads and get attention.  And trust us… your kids won’t soon forget the trip!

Whichever vehicle you choose, you can choose to keep the same vehicle for the entire day, having the option to leave personal belongings in the car (jackets, water, snacks, cameras), or save money, and simply have one limo take you there and drop you off, and another pick you up and take you back at the end of the day.

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If you aren’t sure what the best option for your group would be, feel free to give us a call 24/7, and one of our reservationists will help you pick the right plan and type of limo rental for your budget and needs.  Or submit your free limo price quote request online to get started.  And then get ready to enjoy Knott’s Berry Farm!

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Sightseeing in LA!

Visiting LA?  Want to see all you can see but don’t want to drive yourself, or follow a predefined tour company’s idea of Los Angeles?  We have a better way…

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The arrival: Here are a few things to consider for you and your family. Plan at least a month in advance.  Order a limousine or Sprinter to accommodate your group.  On arrival, we will be waiting to meet you in style, in the luxury limousine of your choosing, whether you’re flying into LAX, BUR or SNA, we’ve got your airport transportation covered.

The Lincoln Town Car limousine has ample luggage space and room for families up to 8.  For those with parties of 10-12 passengers consider one of the Mercedes luxury coaches.  This vehicle can hold up to 10 pieces of luggage and you have the option of limo style seating or shuttle style seating.

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The tour: Consider visiting some or all of these spectacular places. The Hollywood Sign, The Hollywood Walk of Fame, Griffith Park, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, dramatic city views, the famous Sunset Strip, the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Chateau Marmont, Rodeo Drive, the Golden Triangle, the Disney Concert Hall, the La Brea Tar Pits, the Farmers Market and of course Disneyland.

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The food and lodging: Not sure on where to go for dinner, consider something along the coast: Gladstones,  Geoffreys, Moodshadows and more.  What to stay in the city, there are plenty of options in Beverly Hills, Downtown LA and Hollywood.

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The Departure: Chose the luxury vehicle that best suits you and your family.  Not sure on what time to be picked up , not to worry our experienced reservationist will guide you through the process.

There you have it, from arrival to departure and everything in between we are here to help you.  Take lot’s of pictures, see all you can see, and then come back and visit us again.  And in the mean time, get a free limo price quote to get started so we’ll be ready for you when you get here.

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Our Chauffeurs, Our Service

Every week we get calls from people who have never booked a limousine with us, asking about the services we provide, and the ways it is different than other transportation options – you know, the kind that we often refer to as “amateur car services” or “phone app car services”.  That’s a pretty easy question to answer, and it often surprises people when they hear all the differences.chauffeur 1

First off, when you rent a limousine from us, you’re getting more than just a ride.  You’re getting a stylish, late model luxury vehicle.  And if you choose one of our stretch limousines, luxury coaches or party buses, you’re also getting all the amenities that are included, such as high end multimedia sound systems, TVs, bar and fiber optic lighting – not to mention enough room for 8-40 adults!  Not things you’re going to get from the guy who shows up in his Toyota Corolla.

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And speaking of that… we don’t have “drivers”, we have professional chauffeurs.  And there’s a big difference.  The “car service” guys don’t have to abide by the same rules and regulations as limousine services – like different classes of drivers licenses, drug screenings, and P.U.C. regulations.  We do.  And our chauffeurs undergo continuous safety training, as well as training for each vehicle and the various systems in them.  They know their vehicles, so they can get you up to speed on all the controls at the start of your ride.

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In general, when you book a limousine from us, you’ll have that same car and chauffeur for the length of your trip.  This means not having to wait for “some guy” to show up when you need to go.  It also means being able to leave personal belongings in the limo in between stops.  And your car will be waiting for you whenever you need to move on to the next destination.

While riding on the limousine, you’re free to indulge in a an adult beverage if you so desire.  Watch a movie, listen to your favorite songs, even close the partition of you desire more privacy.  No concerns about navigating, parking, traffic or drinking and driving.  It really is the ideal way to travel by car.  Good luck doing some of these things with the phone app guys.

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Whether it’s a ride to the airport, a night on the town, or something big like a bachelor party, it really is tough to beat a professionally driven limousine.  And if you’re part of a group, the cost is well within reason per person, compared to the alternatives.  Sure, we’re biased – being a limousine service – but when you think about it, it would be hard to disagree.  But don’t take our word for it here, check out our Orange County limo fleet, then submit a free limo price quote request, and see for yourself.  You’ll be glad you did.

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