Exploring wine country, touring the San Luis Obispo region, or getting everyone to the wedding on time. Bus of Fun's shuttle and limo rentals make these trips considerably more convenient. For added ease, rentals are available by the day and don't include a driver, making renters their own chauffeurs. While anyone 25 and older with a class-C license can get behind the wheel, Bus of Fun also provides a list of professional drivers for those who prefer to leave the navigating to someone else. Limos and buses accommodate 9 and 15 passengers, respectively, making them the ideal transport for such mobile gatherings as bachelorette parties and road trips to Denny's.
Above All Aviation's team of plane jockeys send clients into the sky aboard a fleet of safe, well-equipped aircraft. Fueled by more than five decades of combined aviation experience, they mold aspiring aeronauts during single, one-hour training lessons, or during full curriculums that end with a student earning his or her pilot's license. On-the-ground training, meanwhile, sidesteps the pesky stoplights that line California's skies with full-motion flight simulators. When they're not sowing the seeds of flight, Above All's staff captains scenic tours, enabling groups of three to see the city from heights normally reserved for birds and Icarus’ ghost.
Top Cat Auto's ASE-certified mechanic, Tim, employs a certification in advanced engine performance to perform full-service automotive work for vehicles that range from economy cars to foreign imports. Tim maintains a focus on environmentally conscious work by properly disposing of used materials and keeping vehicles in a healthy operating condition. In addition to daily maintenance work, a keen interest in older engines makes Tim a distinguished authority in the restoration and modification of classic cars such as Corvairs, BMWs, and late-model triceratops.
State Street Auto Detail brings more than 7 years of experience to cleaning and polishing vehicles. Using environmentally friendly and VOC-compliant products, including organically grown and harvested elbow grease, the technicians offer roadsters four different auto-detailing packages, ranging from a Just The Basics treatment to a Supreme Gleam cleaning. Each can be augmented with additional services such as carpet shampooing and extraction, headlight polishing, trim enhancer, or tree-sap removal.
The knowledgeable tour guides at Santa Barbara Trolley spout entertaining and historical anecdotes during narrated tours of the seaside city. Open-air trolleys stop at 14 area attractions, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the historic Old Mission, and the Santa Barbara Courthouse, where a vacationing John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence. While zooming in and out of shopping, dining, and historical districts, guides discuss Santa Barbara’s rich history and explain its evolution from a small farm town to the Christmas capital of the world. Guests are encouraged to tote cameras for snapping shots at each iconic, carefully chosen locale. Trolley passes are valid the entire day of redemption, and free re-boarding enables patrons to hop on and hop off as many times as they please.
A and J Limousine chauffeurs intrepid travelers, tours, partiers, and wedding groups through the Santa Barbara area in the spacious, entertainment-enhanced environs of its large limousine fleet, with packages ranging in price from $100 to around $800. Birthday celebrations and bachelor partiers slugging Kool-Aid can usher in the event in the cavernous Super Stretch limo, an elegant, elongated vessel that comfortably entertains 10–14 passengers. Large groups and small countries can opt for the 14- to 16-capacity Lincoln Navigator limo, an enormous entertainment center on wheels that raises a full-chrome mirrored ceiling above passengers and lays a lighted dance floor below them, accompanying the heart-thumping music blossoming from 20 sub-woofed speakers. Airport-bound ascenders stretch their legs in the corporate sedan, a Town Car driven by a professional, fully uniformed driver who is prompt, punctual, and wearing a second, smaller hat underneath his visible one.