A touchscreen stereo system equipped with video, DVD, CD, iPod, and MP3 capabilities. Tunes blaring from a satellite radio with 130 channels. Running backs racing toward the end zone on two 15-inch televisions. What could easily pass for high-end amenities in a sprawling hotel suite are all tucked into A Vineyard Tour of Temecula’s luxurious customized limousine van. The black van boasts seating for up to six passengers, who enjoy the vehicle’s bells and whistles as they roll past breathtaking landscapes of Temecula wine country during beer and wine tours, periodically stopping to sample local varietals and brews. Along with libation-centric excursions, A Vineyard Tour of Temecula makes its ride available for anything concert and casino trips to luxurious lifts to weddings or extra glamorous parent-teacher conferences.
Viva Limousine's fleet of stretch limos, party buses, shuttle buses, and even a military open air troop mover, can be easily spotted thanks to a splashy blue-and-green company logo emblazoned on the back of each vehicle. More often than not, these vehicles are zipping through Wine Country and Southern California with happy patrons in tow. With handicap-accessible vehicles and eco-friendly shuttles buses providing a low carbon foot print, revelers have more than just the wine to be happy about. Final destinations range from the relatively mundane, such as doctor's visits and airport runs, to unique excursions, such as visits to Temecula wineries, wedding venues, or around town for wild concert- and party-filled nights.
You don't have to be a millionaire or Mr. Monopoly to lavish in the luxurious experience of cruising around town in a limo. Limo 911's services are available to all, with the drivers standing at the ready to chauffeur groups to wine tastings, school dances, or weddings. Clients can roll up to their destination of choice in a stretch limo, town car, or SUV.
First String Sportfishing sails the open seas off of Southern California, taking passengers on both fishing voyages and educational marine tours. Its largest boat, First String, can hold up to 149 people for its whale-watching tours. On board the 93-foot boat, you’ll find two 9-ton fish holds, two radars, a large-screen television, and a dolphin-to-English dictionary. First String Sportfishing’s other boats depart for both Californian and Mexican waters on fishing excursions. These trips typically yield shallow-water rockfish such as Sculpin and Whitefish and larger varieties including yellowtail and barracuda.
The staff at Checkered Flag hand-washes cars with care, but that doesn't mean customers endure long waits. Thanks to efficiency measures implemented eight years ago, the locally owned and operated business can get a chassis glittering in just 10 minutes. "We don't compromise the quality," Manager Chuck Morris told the Orange County Register, which named Checkered Flag one of the best car washes in the county in 2012. "Our teams on the dry-off work hard to do a quality job of cleaning your car inside and out in a timely manner."
To make the short wait feel even briefer, Checkered Flag pampers guests with perks such as complimentary Wi-Fi, espresso drinks, and gourmet coffee. Inside an attached boutique, they can browse high-end gift items or admire the racecar in which Kevin Cogan zoomed to second place at the Indianapolis 500 in 1986.
Shuttle 2 Vegas' luxury buses travel straight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, but most passengers feel like they've arrived at the strip as soon as they step aboard. A red carpet leads up to the 55-passenger bus, where a hostess pours complementary drinks and plays music throughout the trip—often prompting passengers to dance. The hostess doubles as a concierge, and he or she can book hotels and make dinner reservations at some of Vegas' best restaurants and clubs.