Monday, March 21, 2022

Best Wedding Venues in Ventura County

Limo rentals are regularly booked for wedding services in Ventura County. Unlike pricier Santa Barbara and LA Counties, it is far easier to find a reasonably priced venue in cities such as Oxnard, Camarillo, Simi Valley, and Ventura. With the pandemic seemingly calming down and another winter coming and going, limos are booking up for weddings once again across Southern California. These are the most popular wedding sites reserved by our clients for 2022. 


The city of Camarillo with its lush plains and fields, often with light ocean breezes, has various ideal settings. Limos are routinely chauffeuring brides, grooms, and guests to country clubs here such as the Spanish Hills- and Las Posas country clubs. Other favorites this summer are Sterling Hills by Wedgewood, Maravilla Gardens, and Bella Victorian Vineyard. Ranch estates such as the Camarillo Ranch House and McCormick Home Ranch are also quite popular options.


Wedding sites in Moorpark are many taken into consideration the city’s small size of just 36,000 residents. Limousine clients often held their special days at Eden Gardens, which features two acres of gorgeous landscaping, lush greenery, and unique water features. The spacious Moorpark Country Club is another exceptional choice with its beautiful natural setting and white gazebo. Lastly, Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Farms is situated in a small valley on over 110 acres of land. This rustic farm-style reception site is quite unique and surrounded by majestic walnut trees.

Simi Valley

Our top picks for reception venues in Simi Valley are the Wood Ranch Golf Club, located near the Presidential Library and Bard Lake, as well as the Best Western Posada Royale. The Vineyards is also fitting for weddings with its 8 acres in the foothills of the Simi Hills. Elegant and exclusive, the Vineyards can host over 350 guests and has waterfalls, banquet halls, and scenic gardens. There are also wonderful ranches in Simi, well suited for such events, including Quail Ranch and Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

Conejo Valley

In the Conejo Valley, fitting locales can be found in any city. Trending places include country clubs such as the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks and Lindero Country Club in Agoura Hills. Resorts are also great alternatives, e.g. the TOI Banquet Center at Thousand Oaks Inn, Westlake Village Inn, and the Four Seasons. Prefer a lakeside event? Westlake Yacht Club arranges weddings near Westlake Lake, while Malibu Lake Mountain Club is an additional alternative. Other venues in the Conejo Valley are Los Robles Greens in T.O., Westlake’s North Ranch Center, and the Event Center of Agoura Hills.

Ventura and Oxnard

The cities of Oxnard and Ventura offer numerous sites in natural surroundings. How about a beach reception at the Crowne Plaza Beach or Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach? Or perhaps a harbor wedding at the Harbor Village or nearby Four Points by Sheraton? Maybe a reception surrounded by flora at the Ventura Botanical Gardens, or a historic place such as the Old San Buenaventura Mission, Olivas Adobe, or San Buenaventura City Hall? Other possibilities to consider are the Pacific View Tower by Wedgewood, River Ridge Golf Club, Residence Inn River Ridge Marriott, Heritage Square Hall, and Ventura County Museum. For arguably the best views of any venue, head up to the Serra Cross at Grant Park.

Smaller towns also have their share of options, including Hartley Botanica in Somis, Piru’s Newhall Mansion, and the Fillmore on Central. Whatever area you decide on, contact us for your wedding limo needs. We guarantee punctual, professional, timely, and luxurious transportation to make your wedding as special as possible.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Celebrities Are Flocking To Thousand Oaks!

Greater Thousand Oaks, including neighboring communities in the Conejo Valley, have for long been a beloved destination for a variety of stars. Ever since the time of Jungleland USA and the region’s motion picture epoch, celebs have flocked to the T.O. area in search for a more peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. And with new homeowners such as Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres, Conejo Valley sure has experienced a recent popularity amongst the Hollywood superstars.

The city’s history of stars is old. Movie actor Will Rogers moved to the community in the 30s, as recommended by fellow entertainer Joel McCrea. During the decades to follow, a stream of stars decided to move to valley. Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Roy Rogers and Kurt Russell were just a few of the many relocating to the Conejo Valley. But what are some current big shots living in the area? Let us present to you a few of the valley’s famed inhabitants.

6) Belinda Carlisle

A Newbury Park local, Carlisle may be most known for her role as the lead singer of The Go Go’s, as well as her U.S. chart winner record “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” (1987). Spending much of her childhood and teenage years in Newbury Park, Carlisle attended middle school in Thousand Oaks and later Newbury Park High School.

5) Heather Locklear

A longtime resident of T.O.’s North Ranch, Locklear may be best known for her role as Amanda Woodward in the Golden Globe-winning TV-series Melrose Place. Locklear gained national media coverage in 2017 following a Thousand Oaks car accident, where the actress was taken to the local Los Robles Hospital following the collision.

4) Amanda Bynes

A Thousand Oaks native, Bynes was born and raised in T.O. An actress starring in hit movies such as What a Girl Wants and the 2007 musical Hairspray, Bynes has also received rather unflattering media attention in recent years. In 2013, it was reported that the actress started a fire in a Thousand Oaks driveway.

3) Dean Martin

A previous homeowner in Thousand Oaks’ Hidden Valley, Dean Martin is arguably one of Conejo Valley’s most notable fames. Dean Martin, a world-renown actor and artist, has been featured in films made in the area. An example is the 1956 comedy Hollywood or Bust, which was partially shot on Live Oak St.

2) Ellen DeGeneres

Having owned various rural homes in the city, DeGeneres bought a $8.5 mi. house in town in 2009. Located on a 26 acre “compound,” the property brags 8 cabins, several barns, horse stables and ball courts.

1) Britney Spears

Public records represented by the Los Angeles Times indicated that the pop superstar had become a Thousand Oaks resident in 2012, after having purchased an $8.5 mi. mansion near Lake Sherwood. The nearly 1.5-acre lot is home to a 2010 villa complete with 7 restrooms, wine cellar, and all the luxury you would need for an 8,500 sq. ft. house. Spears has been sighted and photographed numerous times in town, for instance when shopping for groceries at the local Target.

CHECK OUT: Top Movies Made in Thousand Oaks!

From Marilyn Monroe, Sylvester Stallone to Roy Rogers (who played in over a hundred films), this list is far from complete. For the sake of trivia, we may mention that Elvis Presley often visited the region, although never settling here. The 1960 Elvis film Flaming Star was shot in Wildwood, which also lends its name to a nearby street: Flaming Star Ave. We may also add that the city often was visited during movie productions, including by John Wayne for a number of film productions in Wildwood Park. More recently, an estate by the Santa Monica Mountains was visited by Meryl Streep during the filming of the 2009 comedy It’s Complicated.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Best Movies Filmed In Simi Valley!

Our clients using our party bus and limousine services have made us aware of the over 800 movies and TV-series that have been filmed here in Simi Valley. From Men in Black, Coming to America and Poltergeist, in this article we will present our limo rentals clientele list of best movies filmed here in Simi. Ventura County Limousine is a local Simi Valley limo rentals service, which as been located on Easy Street serving the valley for over 20 years. We are proud of serving Simi Valley, which is rated by the FBI as one of America’s safest cities. Conveniently located midways between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, booking Santa Ynez- and Malibu wine tours here are common. Other popular services include prom transportation, party bus nights out, LAX limousines, limo date nights and, as we will highlight in this article, cinematic tours of Simi and nearby areas. So without any further due, let us present our top list of best movies filmed in Simi Valley!

The Poltergeist (1982) house on Roxbury Street
Most movies filmed in Simi were shot at Big Sky Movie Ranch (4927 Bennett Rd), Corriganville Movie Ranch (7001 Smith Rd), Anjac Studios West (101 W Cochran St), Hummingbird Nest Ranch (2940 Kuehner Dr), Tapo Rock and Sand (5141 Tapo Canyon Rd), Lost Canyons Golf Club (3301 Lost Canyons Dr) and at the Gillibrand Mine (5810 Bennet Rd). An exception is Poltergeist (1982), which was filmed at 4267 Roxbury Street. Getting their photos taken by the Poltergeist-house is a popular event for local party bus and limo rentals. The golfing scenes in The Longest Yard (2005) however were filmed at the Lost Canyons Golf Club, limo rentals travelers told us. Saving Mr. Banks (2013) is one of many movies partially filmed at Big Sky Movie Ranch, a popular place to visit for party bus and limousine services. In this film you can see the family walking through a field in Australia at the beginning of the movie, which was filmed here. Others include the helicopter scene in The Mummy (2017) and the World War II-scenes from Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). TV-series filmed here include Westworld (2016-), Little House on the Prairie (1974-1983), Gunsmoke (1955-1975), Dallas (1978-1991), Jericho (2006-2008), Rawhide (1959-1965), and many more. Another film with scenes from Big Sky Movie Ranch is Django Unchained (2012). The scene where racists are planning an attack on Dr. Schultz’s wagon was filmed here. A nighttime overview of Simi Valley is featured in a favorite movie of several limousine rentals clients, namely in The Big Lebowski (1998). In the movie Hail, Caesar! (2016) there’s a scene showing Rome’s Appian Way, which also was shot here. The mountain featured in the ending scene of Transformers (2007) with Optimus Prime may have looked familiar to local Simi limo rental clientele. This scene was filmed on the top of Whiteface Mountain!

The saucer crash scenes in Men in Black (1997) was also done at Big Sky Movie Ranch. Coming to America (1988), Wild Bill (1995) and Driftwood (1994) are just a few others featuring scenes from this ranch. The palace seen in Coming to America with Eddie Murphy was built on flat lands behind the ranch. Many may remember the toy village built by Mount McCoy in the winter of 2002-2003. 24 "houses" were built here for the filming of The Cat in the Hat (2003). The neighborhood and city center in this film was located right here by the Ronald Reagan Library and nearby Mount McCoy. Remember the drive-in movie scene from Poetic Justice (1993)? In this film you can see Janet Jackson watch a film at the former Simi Valley Drive-In (361 Tierra Rejada Road). The home and neighborhood featured in Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992) is located at Azure Hills Dr. In the end of Bachelor Party (1984) you can see chase scenes from the fictional Mann 36 Theater, actually located at the Mann 6 Theater in Simi. This theater is located where HomeGoods now is located at Sycamore Square on 3050 Cochran Street. Furthermore, two scenes from the movie The Good Girl (2002) were filmed in Simi. While the retail shop is located at 2790 E. Los Angeles Ave, Holden's house is found at 5368 Leland Circle.

Optimus Prime in Transformers (2007)
on top of Whiteface Mountain
Corriganville Movie Ranch, now named Corriganville Park, is another popular filming locale in Simi Valley and a favorite destination for Thousand Oaks party bus and limo rentals in Simi. It is located in eastern Simi Valley at 7001 Smith Road. Some TV-series featuring Corriganville are Gunsmoke (1955-1975), Bonanza (1959-1973), Laramie (1959-1963), Death Valley Days (1952-1970), Wagon Train (1957-1965), The Lone Ranger (1949-1957), Adventures of Superman (1952-1958), Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958-1961), The Fugitive (1963-1967) and numerous others. An underwater scene in Adventures of Superman was for example filmed in the underwater bunker here, nicknamed Robin Hood Lake, which is still standing today and is a popular place to photograph for clients of limousine services. Our clientele at the limousine services have told us about the many other movies featuring water scenes from the concrete pool here include Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Jungle Jim (1948) and The African Queen (1951). The army fort in the film Fort Apache (1948), starring John Wayne, was also located at Corriganville. Recently we had tourists visiting here by limo rentals services to see their favorite filming locations here. The same fort was also featured in The Adventures of Tin Tin (1954-1959), a TV-series where most outdoor scenes were filmed here. The same fort was also used for filming The Swordsman (1948) and others. There’s also a cave here which was often used as an Indian hideout. Limo clients have recognized this cave from Arizona Whirlwind (1944), Billy the Kid vs Dracula (1966), The Fugitive (the episode “10,000 Pieces of Silver”) and Perils of Nyoka (1942). A sandstone rock formation known as Canyon Rock (Hideout Rock) is featured in Jungle Manhunt (1951) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Whether to use limousine services in order to see scenes from your favorite Western-movies, Robin Hood, Superman or just go for a hike, order limousine services to Corriganville Park for a fun experience in the great outdoors while taking a break from limo luxury. We recently had clients combining Malibu wine tours with great movie-sightseeing in Simi, before ending it all by a party in Hollywood.

The Santa Susana Pass in easternmost Simi Valley has been featured in a variety of Western movies. Some movies with scenes here include Jack and the Beanstalk (1917), Range Warfare (1935), Shooting High (1940), Judith of Bethulia (1940) and others. Up the Santa Susana Pass and closer to Chatsworth is where we find Spahn Ranch, which may be mostly known for being home of the Manson family for several years. Movies were also made here through the 60's and 70's, including Hangfire (1968), The Ramrodder (1969) and Angels' Wild Women (1972). Up in the Santa Susana's is also where the Bell Location Ranch was located. This ranch was used for filming Zorro, The Big Valley, How the West Was Won and many other TV-series. Some of the movies filmed here include Sunset (1988) featuring Bruce Willis, Riding Shotgun (1954), Sierra Stranger (1957), Hard On the Trail (1971), Santee (1973) and a few others. 

Learn more about Corriganville Movie Ranch here!

Limousine visitors have told us about the numerous other movies that has also been filmed in Simi. Did you for example know that Elena’s Mexican home in the film Savages (2012) is Hummingbird Nest Ranch? Or that the outdoor scenes in The Beastmaster (1982) is located in northern Simi Valley? The Countrywide Home Loans Corporate Headquarters in Sneakers (1992) is actually the PlayTronics Toy Company, located at National Way 400. Homegoods at 3050 Cochran St. is featured in Bachelor Party (1984), while the Tara cotton-fields in Gone with the Wind (1939) is also in Simi. Greg’s ranch in the series Knots Landing (1979-1993) is actually Hummingbird Nest Ranch, while The Lawnmower Man (1992) features scenes from the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Brandeis is also a popular place for bus rentals and limo visitors and students. The retail rodeo in The Good Girl (2002) is located at 2790 E. Los Angeles Ave., while the film Lions for Lambs (2007) featured Rocky Peak Park, a popular limousine destination for hikers. Many movies have parts filmed in the Burro Flats, which for example is the location of the Indian charge in Brave Warrior (1952). Burro Flats was also used for filming Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939), Adventures of Red Ryder (1940), They Rode West (1954), and many other Western classics. Limo services clients can also travel here to see locales from Sergeant York (1941), They Rode West (1954), Return from Witch Mountain (1978), Apache (1954), The Black Dakotas (1954) and many more.

So how about a cinematic tour with a party bus or limousine rental in Simi Valley? Or maybe Malibu wine tours or a night of fun in Hollywood? For whatever destination and for whatever occasion, trust your local Simi limo service for your transportation needs!

We are the top rated provider of Simi Valley limousine rentals and wine tours to nearby vineyards.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

5 Best Things To Do In Moorpark, CA!

Moorpark, California might to many seem like a sleepy suburban bedroom community, but there are also lots to do in a limo within city limits! This town of just 35,000 residents rates as one of California’s safest and richest small towns. LA Times has ranked Moorpark as the safest place in Ventura County, while the FBI has rated Moorpark as the seventh safest community in the state. According to SafeWise in 2013, Moorpark was ranked again as the 7th safest California community, outranking Calabasas (#13), Agoura Hills (#14), Simi Valley (#25), Camarillo (#29) and Thousand Oaks (#33). As of 2016, crime saw an even further decrease. No homicides have been committed here in 2016, 2015 nor 2014. As far as income, Moorpark has been named “the richest city in Ventura County” by the Los Angeles Times. The median family income of $108,628 is higher than the average income for Ventura County, California and the United States. Our limo services are the top rated provider of Moorpark limousine rentals and Thousand Oaks party bus rentals. We have served the community for twenty years! Besides regular limousine rides, we offer party bus rentals, Malibu wine-tasting tours, wedding transportation, LAX sedan transfers and more.

Established as a city in the late 1800’s, Moorpark remained a highly rural agricultural community for many years. Founded by Robert Poindexter in 1887, the city is named after Moorpark, Herfordshire in Britain, which was where the apricot was introduced in the 1680’s. “Moorpark: Home of the Apricot” was a nickname used by for instance the Chamber of Commerce throughout the early 1900’s. The city has experienced an incredible population growth, from 1000 residents in 1950 to over 35,000 in 2017. The city gained over 17,000 inhabitants in the 1980’s and was the fastest-growing community in all of Ventura County. From 25,000 residents in 1992, the city has gained over 10,000 new residents since then. While many locals who book limo services here know Moorpark’s history of apricot-farming, many may not be aware of the city’s history of turkey-ranching. In the 1950’s, Moorpark produced turkeys for over 8 million people per year and turkeys were exported to all 50 states. Many may also not be aware of the fact that Moorpark was amongst the first cities in the world to be powered by atomic power. In 1957 Moorpark became the second city in America to be powered by nuclear energy.

The area has been inhabited for thousands of years and was home to Kimishax (Quimisac), a Chumash Native-American village located by Happy Camp Canyon. Moorpark is conveniently located midways between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, within a short drive from popular wine-tasting tours to the Malibu Canyons and Santa Ynez Valley. Because of its close proximity to LA, renting a limousine- or party bus for a night of partying in Hollywood is another local favorite. Moorpark is home to twenty parks and open-spaces with many opportunities for experiencing how California once looked like - untouched wilderness of scenic beauty. Ventura County Limousine has offered party bus rentals and limo services in Moorpark for over twenty years. In this article we will outline our top 5 ideas for great activities in Moorpark. From world-class golf courses, exotic animals to pumpkin patches - these are our 5 best things to do in Moorpark, California!

5. Amazing Golfing

Known for its world class golfing, our limo services have even served LAX sedan rides with tourists to the great golf courses found in Moorpark. With its near-perfect Mediterranean climate and beautiful scenery, Golf Digest Magazine ranks Tierra Rejada Golf Club amongst the best in the county. Here you can enjoy golfing at a more than 7,000-acre large golf course, but it’s a lot more golfing opportunities in Moorpark. Another popular choice for limousine rentals is the Moorpark Country Club, which was named one of the best golf courses by Golf Week in 2002. These are ranked the fourth and fifth best things to do in Moorpark by TripAdvisor, while the Rustic Canyon Golf Course ranks as the seventh best activity. No matter what golf course you pick, these courses are world-class and offers great golfing and scenic nature views. Golf courses are popular for clients reserving local limo services and Thousand Oaks party bus services for larger groups.

4. The Great Outdoors

Being home to twenty parks, adventures in great outdoors is a popular activity for clients using limousine rentals or party bus services in the Moorpark area. Happy Camp Canyon Regional Park is the largest park here, featuring over twelve miles of hiking trails in over 3,000 acres of nature. Here you can come for a great hike, horseback-riding, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, photographing and a host of other recreational activities. As an example, we recently took clients from Malibu wine-tasting tours directly to this regional park for having fun with their kite flying over the rolling green hills! You can also park at the Rustic Canyon Golf Course and go for a hike before or after a day of golfing. By the Simi Valley-border is where we find the 100-acre Oak Park which offers over 130 campsites and numerous hiking trails. Located immediately to the south is where we find Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks, a 1,700-acre park offering over 27 miles of hiking trails. Needless to say Moorpark has an abundance of beautiful nature! As many of the open-space areas function as wildlife corridors, there’s a blooming wildlife with animals such as deer, mountain lions, foxes, weasels, badgers, and many more species found in the area.

3. America’s Teaching Zoo

We recently had tourists utilizing an LAX sedan for transportation to America’s Teaching Zoo. Our chauffeur asked if it was students wanting a ride from LAX to the college, but these clients simply wanted to visit the zoo. Did you know Moorpark College’s own zoo features over 200 animals! The zoo ranks as the second-best thing to do in Moorpark by TripAdvisor and is number three on Yelp. Whether for party buses, limousines or an LAX sedan, visiting the zoo makes for a great excursion with the family. Here you can enjoy seeing anything from monkeys, lions, bald eagles, parrots, coyotes and a lot more. Some of the happenings here include the exotic weekend animal presentations, summer camps and more. Come enjoy this five-acre zoo during weekdays to observe the animals, or come during the weekend for a chance to take part in the unique demonstrations and shows, where you for example can see hyenas and other animals get fed. While most people who rent Thousand Oaks party bus or limo vehicles to/from Moorpark College are students, the zoo is open to the public and offers an educational, exotic and exciting activity for the whole family. Book our Thousand Oaks party bus- or limousine rentals for a fun trip for the whole family to the zoo!

2. Visiting Filming Sites

A scene from Chinatown (1974) in Moorpark
Numerous movies and TV-series have been filmed in Moorpark, including NCIS (2004), Gunplay (1996), Martyrs (2015) and many, many more! A recent trend for local limo services have been guided cinematic tours to some of the famous filming locales in and around Moorpark. Did you for example know that scenes from Chinatown (1974) were filmed here? The orchard where J.J. Gittes (Jack Nicholson) gets shot is located at Trident Ranch, 3240 Sunset Valley Rd. Scenes from the NCIS-episode My Other Left Foot (2004) were also filmed in Moorpark, behind Charger on the opposite side from the train station. Why not reserve limousine rentals to Alexander Field, where Captain McCormick crashes in Forever Young (1992). The actual location is Test Airfield on the 118 freeway! In the film Carmen Jones (1954) there’s a scene of a railroad crossing at East Los Angeles Ave., while Motel Hell (1980) was partially filmed on High Street. The nighttime football game in Best of Times (1986) was filmed at Moorpark High School, while both Moorpark High School and 7900 Stockton Rd are featured in the film The Van (1977). While both Fitzwilly (1967) and Some Kind of a Nut (1969) have scenes shot on High Street, Hollywood, It’s a Dog’s Life (2004) features scenes from the Theater on High Street. Numerous movies features Moorpark College, including but not limited to Stranger in My House (1999), Lure (2010), The Clonus Horror (1979) and Tailgaters (2015). An upcoming Walt Disney movie that is currently being filmed in Moorpark as of February 2017 is Magic Camp (2017), which will feature scenes from the High Street Arts Center. Call our limousine and Thousand Oaks party bus service for memorable tours of your favorite filming locations in Ventura County!

See also our list of Best Movies Filmed In Thousand Oaks!

1. Underwood Family Farms

Being the top rated attraction in Moorpark on both TripAdvisor and Yelp, checking out Underwood Family Farms is a must when in Moorpark. Maybe not the most popular destination for Thousand Oaks party bus- and limousine rentals, Underwood Family Farms is still an ideal location to bring the kids. Underwood Family Farms offers everything from animal shows, overnight camping, horseback-riding tours, tractor rides, pumpkin patches, festivals for the kids and much, much more. While pumpkin tours are popular around Halloween times, picking your own fruits and vegetables are a favorite year-round. Check their websites to see what fruits and vegetables are available when. Besides picking your own raspberries and other deliciousness, the kids will love to pet the animals at the farm here! Featuring everything from alpacas, donkeys, ducks, emus, cows and more, their animal shows might be the most popular activity here. Seasonal highlights include their Easter- and Christmas festivals, as well as the Fall Harvest Festival. Definitely take a tour to the Underwood Family Farms if you haven’t done so yet, and bring the kids along for a day of fun at the farm!

If you are searching for a local Moorpark limo service, you have come to the right place! With offices in nearby Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley, we offer party bus- and limousine rentals to cities throughout Ventura County on a daily basis. If you are looking for wine-tasting tours, wedding transportation, LAX sedan transfers, party bus nights out or any other need for a ride, let Ventura County Limousine help you make a memorable day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Celebrities Living in Thousand Oaks!

From Britney Spears, Amanda Bynes and Tiger Wood, there are many celebrities residing in the City of Thousand Oaks! Looking for a more secluded and relaxed atmosphere where they might get some time off from stalking paparazzi’s and photographers, the T.O. area has drawn more and more stars in recent years. Here most stars live in larger homes in gated communities, but can often be spotted walking the dog in quiet neighborhoods, shopping at the neighborhood stores or hiking in the beautiful nature found around the Conejo Valley. Here are some of the biggest celebrities living in Conejo Valley, including many who utilize our party bus- and local limo services for their rides to Hollywood and elsewhere.

Britney Spears at Target in Thousand Oaks
First some of the celebs born and raised in Thousand Oaks. These include actress Heather Morris, who played Brittany Pierce in the TV-show Glee (2009-2015). She was born in T.O., but spent much of her childhood in Arizona before returning home to attend Thousand Oaks High School. Another notable student at this particular high school was Justin Bieber, although he commuted from Calabasas where he actually lived at the time. The high school became a popular destination for limousine travelers at the time. Many additional celebs attended Thousand Oaks High School, including actors Kurt Russell and Michael Richards who both graduated here. Some of the additional celebrity student here include athletes David Anderson, Chuck Crim, Marion Jones, Chance Myers, Kurt Stillwell and Sam Querrey. A celebrity that actually grew up in Newbury Park was Belinda Carisle from the Go-Go’s, who attended the Colina Junior High School and later the Newbury Park High School! Other famous alumni at the Newbury Park High School include NFL-players Will Svitek and Jordan Cameron, actor Jason Narvy and actress Heather Locklear and singer Jesse James Rutherford. Heather Locklear has for a long time lived at Middle Fork Circle in Westlake Village, where she was transferred from by an ambulance to the Los Robles Hospital after mixing prescription medications with alcohol.

Justin Bieber at The Oaks shopping mall
Actress Amanda Bynes is a local resident that was born in T.O. where she also grew up at attended the Thousand Oaks High School and La Reina High School. Although born in Mississippi, Britney Spears now lives in a mansion in Hidden Hills and has been observed many places throughout the city, from visiting M. Fredric at the Promenade in Westlake to enjoying a lunch at the Corner Bakery Cafe on Westlake Boulevard. Other celebrities sighted in Thousand Oaks include Kris Jenner at Mastro’s Steakhouse in August 2015, James Van Der Beek at the Lakes on T.O. Boulevard in June 2015 and Bradley Steven Perry in March 2015. As he is living in by the Sherwood Country Club, Tiger Woods have played lots of golf in Thousand Oaks, including at golf courses by California Lutheran University (CLU) where Thousand Oaks party bus clientele recently was excited to meet their biggest star! Will Smith and his children Jaden- and Willow Smith all live in Westlake Village within short proximity to the headquarters of American Luxury Limousine on 2550 Willow Lane. Numerous other stars also reside or resided in the Westlake Village area, including Hulk Hogan, Kim Richards, Robert Young, Mickey Rooney, Scarlett Keegan, Mariel Hemingway and many, many others!

Amanda Bynes walking her dogs in Thousand Oaks
Despite having a population of just 1,500 people, many celebrities reside in Lake Sherwood by the Santa Monica Mountains. Sylvester Stallone has a vacation home by the lake here, while Paul Anka owns several houses in Lake Sherwood. Other celebs residing here include William Randolph Hearst, Bridgette Wilson, Pete Sampras, Tom Petty, Lenny Dykstra and Wayne Getzky. Just a few of the celebrities with homes in Hidden Valley include singer Drake, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Jamie Foxx, Ozzy- and Sharon Osbourne, LeAnn Rimes, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus and Angelina Jolie. Many other stars also live in this quiet part of the Santa Monica’s, including Caitlyn-, Kendall- and Kylie Jenner. A popular place for Thousand Oaks party bus and limos to go star-sightseeing, Hidden Valley is one of the star-densest regions in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Closer to home, various NFL-players have a history in Newbury Park. Jordan Cameron once played at the high school team at Newbury Park High School and James Brown of the LA Rams recently moved to the beautiful Dos Vientos neighborhood here, another popular place to visit by limo services. Other famous Newbury Park residents have been Artie Shaw, Carah Faye Charnow, Colbie Caillat and Brandon Mull. Although they never lived in the area, did you know Elvis Presley visited Newbury Park to film Flaming Star (1960)? Although nearby Simi Valley is famous for its presidential library, few people know President George W. Bush visited Newbury Park in 2003, where he made a stop at the Newbury Park High School and flew by helicopter to Rancho Sierra Vista to see the Santa Monica Mountains. Our Thousand Oaks party bus and limousine services have been popular during primary debates at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and also when politicians such as Newt Gingrich and Rand Paul visited Newbury Park for speeches at Calvary Chapel Godspeak.

Kris Jenner at Mastro's Steakhouse
Back to people born and raised in Thousand Oaks. Did you know Laura Dotson, featured in Storage Wars (2010-) grew up in T.O.? Or that actress Chloe Hunter from the movie Spun (2002) was born and raised here? Renting a party bus in Thousand Oaks or a limousine to visit California Lutheran University might be most popular for students wanting an outing on town or date nights. Some of the notable students that went here include Jason Dolley, James Ware, Moe Set Wine and the former Miss California, Jacquelynne Fontaine. As his mother, Belinda Carisle, is a local of Newbury Park, her son James Duke Mason also attended CLU. Maybe athletes have also been students here, including Hank Bauer, Derrick Clark, Kevin Gross, Tom Herman, Rich Hill, Jason Hirsh, Brian Kelley and Rod Marinelli. Few people also know that the filming of the movie Spartacus took place in the hills directly behind California Lutheran University.

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Whether you are looking for a Thousand Oaks party bus for a night out or for celebrity sightseeing, let American Luxury Limousine help you! We have served the area with bus vehicles, limos, SUV’s, sedans, stretch- and Hummer limousines and more for over 20 years now. We’ll be glad to assist all your Southern California transportation needs! What are your favorite celebrities living in Conejo Valley?

Thursday, February 9, 2017

7 Best Things To Do In Thousand Oaks, CA

Thousand Oaks may seem like a relatively boring bedroom community, but even Southern California's largest limousine services are located here and  there are lots to do for fun! Whether you’re looking for a fun party bus night out with friends, an airport transfer or a day with the kids or family, adding a Thousand Oaks limo to a special day will help make it even more memorable. Having had our limousine services located in Thousand Oaks for over twenty years, American Luxury Limousine knows the community better than anyone. Thousand Oaks is the largest community of the Conejo Valley — a valley consisting of the communities of Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks. T.O. is also one of the safest and most affluent cities in America, having been rated the 4th safest city in the United States by the FBI in 2013. The city is named for all its oak trees, hence the name, and was named “one of the best places to live in America” by Money Magazine in 2006. The city might be most famous for having hosted the Tour of California bicycle race and for being the home of California Lutheran University (CLU), one of the top rated universities on the West Coast. So without further due, these are our top 7 best things to do in Thousand Oaks!

8. Heated Outdoor Swimming
Maybe may not use a Thousand Oaks limo to get there, and many may not realize, but the community swimming pools at California Lutheran University (CLU) are open to the public. The pools are heated and there's only a $3 admission fee per person. The pools opened to the public in 2010 and stays open every day throughout the year. Their opening times are 1 through 4:30 pm Mondays-Fridays, 7-9 pm Mondays,  Wednesdays, Fridays, and 12:30-4:30pm in weekends. So while you may not reserve a party bus or limousine services to a public swimming pool, you may want to check this out with the family.

7. Stagecoach Inn

One of the Conejo Valley’s oldest and most historic sites is the Stagecoach Inn of Newbury Park. Opening in 1876 as the Grand Union Hotel, the old hotel has now been renovated into a museum and is now a California Historical Landmark and appears on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Built by redwood collected from the ocean, the Stagecoach Inn is now also considered one of California’s most haunted sites. Many ghost-enthusiasts and people getting married as well are visiting by Thousand Oaks limo or party bus. Whether to visit by limousine services or drive here yourself,  you can discover many historical artifacts on display, from the Tri-Village to Chumash exhibits to the old timber school dating back to 1877. One of the truly unique exhibits include mammoth bones found right here in Thousand Oaks. Across the street from the Stagecoach Inn Park is where we find the Rosewood Trail to Angel Vista, a mountain peak in Santa Monica Mountains offering great 360-degree views of the Conejo Valley, Pacific Ocean, Santa Susana Mountains and other nearby areas.

6. Wildwood Regional Park

This over 1,700 acre regional park is home to over 27 miles of hiking trails and has been the movie setting in various films, TV-series and commercials. A favorite for locals, Wildwood also has a blooming wildlife of animals such as mountain lions, deer, turtles, hawks, scorpions, snakes and various other species. This is a place for about any recreational activity, whether it’s for hiking, jogging, horseback-riding, mountain biking, photographing, picnicking or camping. With hiking trails to/from nearby communities such as Newbury Park, Moorpark, Santa Rosa Valley and Thousand Oaks, your limousine services can drop you off by one entry and pick you up after your hike at the other end of the park. Some of the highlights here include the seventy feet high waterfall, Paradise Falls, and the lizard-looking mountain, Lizard Rock. There are beautiful panoramic views from the Teepee Overlook by the wooden teepee and from the Mountclef Ridge. Some of the films and TV-series filmed here are Gunsmoke, Wuthering Heights, Dodge City, Spartacus, Bonanza, Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier, and many others. We even have transported airport transfer trips going directly to Wildwood from LAX!

5. MB2 Raceway

Ever tried go karting? MB2 is the place! Bring the kids along for a day of indoor go kart racing or celebrate a birthday party, school outing, corporate event or bachelor party here. Between the races you can enjoy the pool tables, air hockey, arcade games and more. Put your skills into high-gear at the 60,000 sq. ft. facilities of MB2 Raceway in Newbury Park!

4. Gardens of the World

With its pristine lawns, magnificent fountains and peaceful lakes, the Gardens of the World is a must to visit - and best of all - is completely free of charge! Given as a gift to the people of Thousand Oaks from the founder of Pleasant Holidays, a local travel company, the Gardens of the World is located right across Thousand Oaks Boulevard from the Civic Arts Plaza. It is home to five separate gardens representing five cultures of the world, including an English-, French-, Japanese-, Italian- and Californian Mission garden. Enjoy the koi pond in Japanese garden, the colorful roses at the English garden and see the unique grapes at the Italian garden. Check their websites for upcoming kids’ scavenger hunts or outdoor summer concerts. Bring along lunch for a nice lunch in the peaceful setting, and do not forget to bring your camera for pictures!

3. The Oaks

One of the county’s most premier shopping malls can be found in Thousand Oaks. This two-level indoor/outdoor mall features nearly 200 retail shops including many top brand names. The Oaks has one of the county’s newest and most modern movie theaters (Muvico) and many of its best restaurants and bars can be found here. Movie nights to these theaters are popular for students at CLU and others booking Thousand Oaks limo services. The 1,300,000 square feet mall features stores such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret, Vans, Urban Outfitters, Michael Kors, Macy’s, Nordstrom, JCPenney, Forever 21, Apple and many others. Restaurants include the Cheesecake Factory, Lazy Dog Cafe, Olive Garden, Red Robin and Red Lobster.

2. Santa Monica Mountains

Thousand Oaks is one of the few cities that can brag its own backyard National Park land. Almost a thousand acres of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) is located within southern Newbury Park, including the Satwiwa Native-American Indian Culture Center (Rancho Sierra Vista) and Mount Boney (Boney Peak). While many come here to hike and learn about the Chumash at Satwiwa, the most popular for our Thousand Oaks limo service has been the Rocking K Horse Rentals. Here you can rent a horse and go horseback-riding in the gorgeous rolling green hills of the Santa Monica’s. From here you can also hike - or bring your mountain bike - for a ride/hike all the way to the coast through the Big Sycamore Canyon. Up here in the Santa Monica Mountains is also where many of our wine tours visit wineries such as SIP Malibu Grapes, Cornell Winery & Tasting Room and Malibu Family Wines. These mountains are also recognized as one of the world’s most important archeological areas where countless Native-American artifacts have been found. Chumash pictographs are also found throughout the area, for instance at the Saddlerock Ranch vineyards.

1. Party Bus Night

Number one activity to do in T.O.: Rent a Thousand Oaks limo bus/party bus and party the night away! We offer top-notch luxurious buses complete with gaming systems, surround music systems, dancing poles and full bars! What could possibly be a better outing with friends! Whether it’s just to celebrate the weekend, a birthday celebration, prom, bachelor party or for your wedding transportation, our party buses are an excellent recipe for an unforgettable and memorable day. Our limo buses can transfer up to fifty people in the largest vehicles which also make it easy to transfer larger groups than by the regular limousine. With easy Bluetooth connection to your iPhone or Android, you can easily connect and blast your favorite songs the whole night. Some limo buses are also equipped with laser- and neon lights, DVD-players, stargazer lightning ceilings, lighted floors, blackout shades and even private restrooms! Go club hopping with your favorite group of friends - or enjoy some extra space while rolling the streets with your special someone. A limo bus night won’t be easily forgot!

See Also: 5 Reasons Thousand Oaks Is Best Place To Live In America

There are many more places that could’ve been mentioned in an article like this. Some examples could be the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Conejo Valley Botanical Garden, American Radio Archive, Dawn’s Peak (Tarantula Hill), Janss Marketplace, Borderline Bar & Grill, and many more places. No matter the occasion & destination, call us today at toll-free number (866) 319-LIMO for your airport transfer, wine tours or limousine services to or from Thousand Oaks!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Simi Valley Days Is Just Around The Corner!! Ready?

For the 15 years our Simi Valley Limo Service has served the City of Simi Valley, we have annually served clients visiting or contributing to the Simi Valley Days festivities. This year, the Simi carnival will take place on September the 17th through the 20th. This fair goes over several days and has been held in the City of Simi Valley for more than eighty years!! From our daily Simi Valley limousine runs we have come to learn a lot about how special these days are for the residents of Simi, and we have therefore decided to make this informative article about 2015 Simi Valley Days, locations, times, ticket ordering, and transportation to or from the events. Simi Valley Days includes a fair featuring barn dances, a hoedown, a carnival, horse shows, parades, food and entertainment. Entertainment, location and admission fees varies from year to year, so we would recommend that our Simi Valley limo clientele check out the websites of the Simi Valley Days Foundation to stay on top of the various activities offered this time around. The 2015 Simi Valley Fair & Music Festival, which has been nicknamed as the Simi Valley Days for decades, will be held at the Simi Valley Town Center and is the 83rd annual Simi Valley Days carnival.

For this year’s upcoming Simi Valley Days fair, it’s kick-off will be on Thursday September 17th, offering live rock and roll music from 5 to 10 pm. The Tempo Cats will perform between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm. On Friday September 18th, the fair offers live country music performances from 5 pm until 11 pm. Two of the bands performing this Friday will be Tennessee Trouble from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm and then the Walking Phoenixes from 8 pm until 11 pm. On Saturday September 19th it will be entertainment throughout the day, including the 9:30 am parade, Ticket to Ride from noon ’til 2 pm, Juano & Friends will be entertaining from 3 pm ’til 5 pm, Fleetwoods Bac from 6 pm ’til 8pm, and lastly, the King Cotton and the Bonedaddys from 9 pm to 11 pm. This year’s Simi Valley Days is ending Sunday September 20th, which will be the first Polynesian Festival day to be held in Simi Valley, which will be ongoing from noon ’til 9 pm. In addition to live entertainment, Sunday’s Polynesian Festival will include rides, live music, food- and local merchants, Polynesian crafts, and much more. Saturday’s annual Parade Day features various floats, marching bands, equestrian Simi hometown demos, classic car showings, and more! Whether you are participating in Thursday’s rock & roll performances, Friday’s country music entertainment or maybe Saturday’s oldies music performances or the Annual Simi Valley Parade, you can be sure that our Simi Valley party bus service or limousine services will be there in a timely manner with professional and polite chauffeurs to accommodate whatever requests you may have for a limo in Simi Valley. Fair admission this year is $5, while children under the age of four are allowed free entrance, and wristbands and tickets are also available for returning customers.

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Simi Valley Days are an incredibly long lived tradition in the City of Simi Valley, having been first known as a pioneer festival which began in the early 1930’s, this more than 80 year old tradition is alive and well in Simi Valley. As well as being a children’s carnival, a fair offering local merchant food and articles, the Simi Valley Days fair also functions as a celebration of the city’s birthday. Having been founded on October 10th, 1969, the carnival has since the early 70’s also served as an early birthday celebration for the City of Simi Valley. For many searching a limousine Simi Valley, the parade and entertainment found at the Simi Valley Days are one of the most popular venues for our Simi Valley limo clientele. From 2009’s 50th Anniversary of Old Time Rock & Roll, which was a tribute to Buddy Holly and others held at the Rancho Simi Community Park, to Grammy Award-winner Pancho Sanchez performance at the 2012 Simi Valley Days, our Simi Valley limo service has been a local business appearing in the town’s traditional fair for more than fifteen years and going. Whether you are requiring a limousine Simi Valley for a visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Corriganville, Bottle Village, the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center or any other SoCal destination within or outside Simi Valley city limits, our Simi Valley limousine services will be able to accommodate your needs and offer you the best rated and most luxurious Simi Valley party bus, limo, or sedan/SUV transportation service. Feel free to check out our Yelp limo reviews! We are available 24/7 toll free at (866) 319-LIMO and we are proud to be the top rated alternative for anyone seeking a limo in Simi Valley. Check out our social media pages, and our sister company websites: American Luxury Limousine, Los Angeles County Limousine, Blackhawk Limousine, and Santa Barbara County Limousine.