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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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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New Year’s Eve Done Right!

As we write this, New Year’s Eve is just a few days away.  And if you’re like most of us, you have a party to attend that night.  And of course, this is a night all about celebrating, which typically means having an adult beverage or two.  And with so many folks out partying and enjoying the evening’s festivities – and likely just as many sobriety check points – the last thing you want to do is get behind the wheel.

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And we know you have many options for transportation that night.  Perhaps one party goer has opted for the roll of designated driver.  If so, you’re good to go.  Or maybe you’re thinking taxi or amateur car service?  That may be a problem, as this is one of the busiest nights of the year for everyone in the transportation business, and the last thing you want to be doing is standing around waiting for your ride when the clock is about to strike 12!

And if you’ve got a large group of friends, it gets even trickier, with multiple cars and drivers.  You’re most certainly not going to arrive together, and we don’t mean by just a few minutes.  Half of your group could be left stranded because their car isn’t available yet, while your is.  It’s not the most enjoyable way to spend what’s supposed to be a night with friends and family.

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If you really want to get the party going, and keep it all together, you need something better than these options.  you need a stretch limo, or possibly a party bus, depending on the number of revelers in your group.  The benefits are many… everyone rides together.  The vehicle is booked in advance so you know it will be there for you, on time, at every stop on the way.  And most importantly, it will be there at the end of the night when it’s time to head home.

No one has to be the designated driver, everyone can indulge in some drinks – heck, even start the party on the way to the party in the limo itself.  You’ll have the same professional chauffeur the whole night.  Leave items in the car if you like.  There won’t be any fumbling with a phone app trying to find a ride, no worries about navigating or parking.  And no concerns about driving impaired or getting a DUI at one of the many check points.  It’s the ideal way to bring in New Year’s Day.

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If you like the sound of this, take a look at our Orange County limo fleet to figure out which limousine works for you, then submit your free online limo price quote request, or just give us a call.  We’re here 24/7 to help you choose the perfect New Year’s Eve limousine.

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The Happiest Birthday

Let’s say it’s your best girlfriend’s birthday.  There’s talk among your friends about taking her to dinner, maybe a bar or a club.  You haven’t decided yet, and it’s not exactly a surprise since a couple of your friends have already talked to her about it.  But you do have a chance for at least a partial surprise factor here.  Pick her up in a stretch birthday limo loaded with you and all her friends, then hit the town.

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When you think about it, what better way is there to celebrate and party around town than in a limousine?  You can all fit inside at once.  There’s a bar and entertainment system.  No one has to be the designated driver.  You don’t have to worry about traffic, parking or navigating, because you have a professional chauffeur at the wheel, which also means you know you’re going to get where you’re going.

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Just imagine the look on the birthday girl’s face when that limo rolls up in front of her house and all of her friends are waiting inside, ready to celebrate the night away.  So, that settled, where do you want to go?  If you’re in Orange County, you may want to consider Newport Beach.  You can start with this great guide on the best bars and nightclubs in the area.  A couple that come to mind you may want to add to your list of stops are EnVy Lounge or Beach Ball.

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If you’re up for dancing, check out this list of the 10 best dance clubs in Newport Beach.  Party down, have a blast, celebrate her birthday, and when it’s all said and done, hop back into your luxury limo, and call it a night.  The birthday girl will have the time of her life, and you and the rest of the group will know you did the right thing, and gave her the best birthday possible.

So if this sounds like the way to go, take a look at our Orange County limousine fleet, submit a free limo price quote, or if you have more questions, or just aren’t sure which limousine is right for you, give us a call.  We’re available 24/7 365 to answer your questions, and help you choose the perfect birthday limo.

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15 reasons to rent a limo in LA

Los Angeles is one of the busiest, and most exciting places to visit.  So much to do, so many amazing places to see!  In LA, we “party like rock stars” and want the same treatment as the stars.  So when you want to really see LA, don’t drive yourself.  Riding in a limo is so much better, and here are 15 reasons why…

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1) You get to ride in a Limo! How fun is that? Something for all ages to enjoy! Right?

2) It gives you a reason to get together with friends or loved ones. Sit back, relax and enjoy each other’s company.

3) Renting a limo gives you an opportunity to celebrate many things: Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, engagements, proms, homecoming, scavenger hunts, the list is endless.

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4) Well if you like to party, and enjoy a few adult beverages, having a reliable designated chauffeur at you service is what you need.

5) Kids LOVE limos, no matter the destination.

6) V.I.P. treatment!  Who doesn’t enjoy that?

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7) Someone with knowledge of the city is behind the wheel.

8) Chauffeurs are experienced.  You won’t see them staring at a GPS the entire ride like those “amateur” car service folks.

10) You can take the party with you after the event.  Your options are almost unlimited.

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11) You can party on the way to your destination!

12) Business meetings / trips are much more productive in a limo.

13) Sad but true, we mention it since it does help make things easier.. funerals.

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14) Airport Transfers – do you really want to navigate LAX on your own?

15) City Tours.  LA never looked so good viewing it from the back of a stretch limo!

So there you go.  Certainly we could come up with even more reasons, but if any of these sound good to you, or you have some other things in mind that didn’t make the list, check out our website, submit a free limo price quote request, or just give us a call.  We’re here 365 24/7 to help you choose the perfect limousine for any occasion.

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