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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Saint Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles!

Woo hoo! – St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow.  Still looking for something to do?

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In the know– What is St. Patrick’s Day??

Saint Patrick’s Day is a day of cultural and religious celebration.  It is celebrated annually on March 17, to mark the death date of the most commonly-recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. It’s a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland. It’s become a popular holiday in the US.  People wear green; otherwise they are prepared to get pinched.

Where it’s happening:

1)  Luck of the Puck

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

800 West Olympic Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Come for or an evening filled with food and beverage specials (including green beer), live music and much more.

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2)  Howl at the Moon/Hollywood:

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

1000 Universal Studios Boulevard

Universal City, CA 91608

Featuring Green Beers, Leprechaun Bombs, Car Bombs and more.

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3) Society of Illustrators L.A. St. Patrick’s Day Drink and Draw

Party on from 6pm to 10

Location:

5119 Eagle Rock Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90041

Get your drawing on! Sketch your shamrock and enjoy a drink or two 😉

These are just a few places of fun to choose from, for a more detailed list click this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ca–los-angeles/st-patrick-day

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Whatever you chose, when it’s time for party transportation.  We’ve got your LA limousine needs covered.  Whether it be a sedan, SUV, stretch limo, Sprinter or Party Bus.. here at 800 Limo Ride, we are more than prepared to accommodate your St. Patrick’s Day needs with our large and varied LA and OC limo fleet.

Our Chauffeurs are experienced and know the Los Angeles area REALLY well.

It’s never a good idea to drink and drive. Go to your event responsibly.  Ask about our point to point specials as well as the “St. Patrick’s Day” hourly rate.

We are here to help, 24/7.  Contact us or visit our website for more information.

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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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Valentine’s Day Limo

Valentine’s Day is near, and LOVE is in the air…  Some people say say love makes the world go round, but we feel it’s more what makes life worthwhile.  Regardless, Valentine’s Day is the day we celebrate the one special love in our lives.

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With that in mind, how about making this Valentine’s Day the most memorable yet.  Booking a stretch limousine like the Lincoln Town Car or Chrysler 300.  If desired, it can be stocked with roses, champagne and chocolates makes for an unforgettable evening.  Arrange to have a special note from you in the limousine prior to its arrival.  Maybe even include a custom CD with your special someone’s favorite music.

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If you think your sweetheart may fancy something a bit more exotic, treat him or her to a super stretch SUV limo like the Cadillac Escalade or Hummer H2.  That opens up the possibility of additional couples / friends joining you, which lowers the cost per person while multiplying the fun.  The more the merrier!

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Whatever limousine you choose, rest assured that your sweetie will be impressed by your thoughtful and unique idea.  Enjoy a glass of wine or other adult beverage, without worry about driving under the influence.  Head to dinner, cruise around town, whatever you like.  It’s your night, your limo, and there’s no better way to spend time together on this special day.

So if this sounds appealing, check out our Orange County Limo Fleet to get some ideas, then give us a call or submit your free online limo price quote request.  Our limousine reservation professionals have lot’s of wonderful ideas and insights on how to impress your special someone this Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone, and thanks for reading!

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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