Sightseeing in Los Angeles

It’s that time of the year!  Visiting LA?  Want to see all you can see but don’t want to drive yourself, or follow some predefined tour company’s idea of LA?  We can help.  There’s so much to see…

Los Angeles sunset

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 MKT limousine has ample luggage space (up to 8 full size bags) 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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Lincoln MKT stretch limo

 

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 La Brea Tar Pits, the Farmers Market and of course Disneyland.

Grauman's Chinese Theater

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.

Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive

The Departure: Chose the 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.  We’ll be ready for you.

Thanks for reading!

 

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Limo or Pizza?

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One of the most frequent questions we get at Century West Limousines 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.

White Escalade Stretch SUV

Cadillac Escalade Super Stretch SUV Limousine

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 Freightliner Limo bus (shown below).

Luxury Limo Bus

Freightliner Luxury Limo Bus

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 Los Angeles 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.

Thanks for reading!

The Lincoln MKT – A Step Up In Luxury

The Lincoln Town Car, in all of its various incarnations was (and still is) a beautiful example of luxury transportation.  It largely became the standard luxury sedan for the entire limousine industry.

Lincoln Town Car Stretch Limo

Lincoln Town Car Stretch Limo

Sure, the Cadillac XTS is also a worthy competitor, but Lincoln has not given up in the least.  The Lincoln MKT – referred to as a luxury crossover vehicle – has now taken the prize of the most popular stretch limousine in recent customer surveys.  Stylish lines and amazing interiors are just two reasons.

Lincoln MKT stretch limousine

Lincoln MKT stretch limousine

Lincoln MKT stretch limousine

Lincoln MKT stretch limousine

We have sedans and stretch versions, in black and white.  They are extremely roomy inside, and appointed with everything you need for a great night out.  High-end stereos, fiber optic and LED lighting, bar and more.  The only problem we have is keeping them on the lot!

So if you’d like to check out the Lincoln MKTs yourself, give us a call, or visit our newly redesigned website for more details and information.  Proms, weddings, nights on the town; all are ideal occasions to roll in the MKT.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lincoln Town Car Stretch Limo

Lincoln Town Car Stretch Limo

Time For A Wedding? Time For A Wedding Limousine!

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It’s going to be Spring soon… a time of new beginnings, new flowers, warmer days… and weddings.  If you are planing a spring wedding, we hope you’ve already gotten started, because it will be here before you know it!  Sure, right now, with the record cold temperatures across the country, it doesn’t feel like it will, but trust us on this one, we know.

Often times, when it comes to weddings, people make their plans and reservations a year in advance, or more.  Popular venues book up quickly, and the prices will rise the closer it gets to the big day.  So once you’ve figured out the where and when, get busy!

Bride and Lincoln LimousineWhen it comes to wedding transportation, we’re happy to help.  First, you’ll need to know how many people will be in your wedding party, and whether you’ll need more than one limousine – often times the bride and groom have their own limo, while family and friends ride in another one.  In those cases, a classic like the Lincoln Town Car stretch limo is an ideal choice.  Or you may want to consider the Chrysler 300 stretch limo.  An optional family/friends vehicle would be a Chevy Suburban or Cadillac Escalade SUV, or perhaps a Ford passenger van.

Cadillac Escalade super stretch SUV limo

Cadillac Escalade super stretch SUV limo

In the case of larger groups sharing one vehicle, our recommendations (depending on the number of people), would be a Cadillac Escalade super stretch SUV, a Hummer H2 super stretch SUV, or one of our luxury party buses, with capacities of up to 36 guests!

If you aren’t sure which to choose, give us a call today, and let our wedding limousine experts guide you to the right choice for your special day.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!

– Century West Limousine Blogger

 

‘Tis The Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year- Indeed it is!!!!!!!!!  Lots of hustle and bustle in the malls, children in a hurry to take pictures with Santa and many are traveling afar to be with their loved ones.   Many times people get so busy preparing for the holidays they forget to take a moment to enjoy one another in a fun relaxed setting.   Whatever you decide consider getting a limo to make your night or day one to remember.

Christmas Lights

Every year in many different cities the amazing candy cane lane is created with an abundance of lights and creative murals that express the joy of this time of year…It gets crowded and parking could be overwhelming and time consuming…. Don’t stress out- leave this kinda stuff to your well trained driver.

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Here are a few locations to consider.

Westlake Village Inn, Westlake Village

800-535-9978

Thousands of sparkling twinkle lights bring holiday cheer to this charming European-style inn, set on seventeen acres in Westlake Village. Christmas trees and poinsettias are scattered throughout the property, creating a winter wonderland. Take advantage of one of their winter overnight specials and catch live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening in Bogie’s Night Club & Bar. Or, just stop in for dinner at Mediterraneo.

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Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Twinkle lights and red ribbons adorn the trees, lavish holiday displays decorate the shop windows, poinsettias are planted in the center divider, and the infamous Pretty Woman hotel, The Regent Beverly Wilshire, is bejeweled with lights and interior decorations- a sight you don’t want to miss. Make a day of it and stop in for Afternoon Tea at the Regent. The hotel has a Holiday Desk available to answer questions concerning their festivities. Plan ahead for next year’s Nutcracker Tea, as reservations are sold out one year in advance- anyone who loves tea would love this…

 

Candy Cane Lane, Woodland Hills

Lubao Avenue and Oxnard Street

818-347-4737. Make sure to come during the week, as weekends are very busy. Most amazing, elaborate displays you’ve ever seen.

 

Candy Cane Lane, El Segundo

The eastern block of Acacia Avenue is announced by a Candy Cane Lane sign, marking a tradition of more than 60 years. Houses are alight with trains, reindeer, giant characters, and music, plus frequent appearances by Santa Claus in a covered sleigh at the end of the cul-de-sac. The lights go on at 6:00 pm; Santa usually sits down in his sleigh at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

This year, Candy Cane Lane’s program will begin on December 14, 2013. The street will be closed to cars, but parking is available throughout the neighborhood. The last night of the public display is December 23, keeping the street more private for the actual holiday.

Address:

1200 E Acacia

El Segundo, CA 90245


The lights, the beauty, the creative displays- it never gets old….. Every year I rent  a limousine from Century West Limousine.  The drivers know all the do’s and don’ts to avoid unnecessary stress.  Try it- you won’t regret it.

Call us today!

Thanks for reading, and Happy Holidays!

– Century West Limousine Blog Staff

Limo Shopping in Beverly Hills!

No, we don’t mean shopping FOR a limo in Beverly Hills, we mean doing your shopping in Beverly Hills using a limo for your transportation…

Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive

Too ostentatious for you?  Well, we don’t mean this is something you should do every day!  But think about it… there are numerous reasons you might want to look into this.  Suppose you’re visiting Los Angeles for the first time, or you are a resident, but you have relatives coming in from out of town.  Regardless, what better way to see the sites and do some shopping?

And now that the holiday season is upon us, Christmas lights and decorations will soon be everywhere, and if you’ve never been to Beverly Hills during that time of year, you don’t know what you’re missing.Beverly Hills Christmas 2

That said, what better way to tool around Beverly Hills than in a limo (as they say, when in Rome…).  Not only will the chauffeur know how to get to all the best places, but he will be the one who has to deal with the traffic – NOT you.  And you won’t need to worry about parking hassles either, since the driver can simply drop you off where you want to start, and pick you up where you finish.

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And when the shopping is done, now the real fun begins.  You limo can take you to all the most beautifully decorated Beverly Hills homes!  You won’t believe the holiday light shows you will see in that city.  You don’t need to know how to find them, since your chauffeur will know the best spots.  Your only job will be to sit back and relax, perhaps with a nice drink, listening to festive music on the stereo, and take in the sights.

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When you’re done for the evening, you’ll be taken back to where you began, again… no traffic or driving concerns.  And if you decided to bring along out of town guests, just think how impressed they will be with a limousine day like this!

If you’re interested in finding out more, please give us a call, or visit our website for more information.  Thanks for reading, and happy limo shopping!

– Century West Blog Staff