Friday, December 6, 2013

Pay an Educational visit to the Griffith Observatory

The mystery of space has always been intriguing, however, with the advancement of science and technology, mankind can now observe and behold the wondrous beauty beyond Earth. At the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, coach bus visitors are able to learn more about space and stars, and enjoy the exhibits and planetarium at the building.

Learning about Space

There are many interesting exhibits found at the Griffith Observatory that teaches mini bus visitors about observatories and outer space. For one, the Wilder Hall of the Eye is an exhibit that illustrates how humans progressed in its journey to learn about the sky, as well as the tools used for that exploration. It is somewhat like a history lesson on how people observed the sky and how it impacted people and the society.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Los Angeles’ Best Beaches

It is an undeniable fact that when tourist come to Los Angeles, the first thing that pops into their minds would be the amazing number of beaches. Long lazy days of lounging on sunny beaches will most certainly enter your minds, is my guess. So, being one of those beach lovers, I have come to the conclusion, as hard as it can be, to point you in the right direction as far as beaches in Los Angeles is concerned. However, this is merely based on what our Bus Company Los Angeles’ reviews and feedback. But aren’t they the best people to get feedback from?
Leo Carrillo beach is one of those beaches that stretches on forever, snakes around rocks and mountains and leaves a deep impression on you long after your charter bus company Los Angeles charter bus holiday is over. What differentiates Leo Carrillo is they are more family-friendly and during summer, you will find lots of kids, teenagers and families gathering around tide pools, climbing cliffs, exploring caves and hitting nature trails. The safety level is also the defining point for Leo Carrillo being chosen as a top family-orientated beach.
Remember the one time that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pictures on beaches were sprawled on front pages of gossip magazines? Well, if you do, then perhaps the name Paradise Cove might come to mind. This beach is famous for being the perfect spot for easy strolling with your loved ones. Paradise Cove is one of our Bus Company Los Angeles’ customers favorite place to go to when they are stressed out or in need of some serious R&R, away from the hustle and bustle of noisy city life and you can easily do this with the service of bus rental companies like ours.
Of course, when we talk about beaches in Los Angeles, it is NOT possible to leave out the gorgeous, long, sandy beaches of Santa Monica. As you walk up to this bus company Los Angeles tourist attraction, you will be shocked with the sheer number of people and popped-up beach umbrellas there is. We are not kidding you when we say that you are going to struggle to find your own spot at the beach during peak season, summer holidays and even your ordinary weekends. It is apparent - the people of Santa Monica love their beach.
Shaped like a crescent, this unique LA beach is a hot favorite with surfers, mainly because the rolling waves makes it the perfect place to surf. Although there is no lifeguard provided along its shoreline, we think it is perfectly fine to learn surfing while you are there.
So, head on over to your favorite beach this weekend and have some serious surfing fun!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lifelike Stars of Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Ever dreamed of being up close and personal with the stars? No, not the stars way up there in the sky, the kind of stars that we are talking about is the celebrities of Hollywood. Yes, those kind of stars – that’s what we are talking about. However, truth to be told, in reality, it is a little, if not very difficult to get up close and personal with the stars of Hollywood. Even to take a picture with them would be quite impossible. But if you have always dreamed of wanting to take pictures with your favorite stars, it can be a dream come true – what you need to do is to travel to the Madame Tussauds Hollywood in a rented Los Angeles bus. Yes, it can be that easy.

For the uninitiated, Madame Tussauds is a wax museum that was founded by Marie Tussaud, a famous wax sculptor and the wax museum is a popular tourist spot in many major cities in the world. In the wax museum, you will be able to see waxworks of historical and royal personalities, famous film stars and sports stars as well as infamous murderers too. Be sure to give yourself at least few hours when you come to visit the Madame Tussauds at 6933 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles in the rented LA bus. Bring along your camera and your friends and pose with the famous figures of the world.

Arriving at the entrance of Madame Tussauds (which is also located next to the World Famous Chinese Theatre) after you and your friends come down from the Los Angeles rental bus, the wax museum would seem like just another shop along the street, but wait till you get in there. Previously, in the Madame Tussauds, they used to keep the wax displays “protected” with museum style ropes and poles around the exhibit – but not anymore! Visitors can now get really up close with the Hollywood’s superstars and pose for photos with no bodyguards trying to keep you away.

The wax figures of the famous Hollywood’s A-listers are so real, that it would almost seem too surreal for many of the Los Angeles rented bus visitors to even get up close and touch them. Imagine, you get to ride a bike with E.T., dance with Patrick Swayze, sing with Carrie Underwood, and use the props provided by the museum for “action” photos to be taken with your favorite stars. And if you feel like a cup of coffee and some light snacks after you and your friends have had your share of fun at Madame Tussauds, there’s always Starbucks or The Coffee Bean nearby.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Night Of Enchantment With David Minkin

If you are tired of the usual dinner dates with your spouse, it is time that you take it up a notch - make the dinner date extra magical - literally. After you have pre-arranged for a rented bus to take both of you out for a special evening, make it even more magical (pun intended!) by bringing her to “David Minkin’s Evening of Enchantment” at 1737 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028 for an unforgettable evening.
David Minkin’s Evening of Enchantment is not just any other ordinary magic performance. It is a time for you to enjoy mystical magic while you and your spouse wine and dine at the Avalon Theater where he performs. As you make your way there, your friendly Los Angeles rental bus driver may have already even shared with you some of the remarkable reviews of this magician.
Having won a couple of awards and praises of many, as well as appearing on TV programs, David Minkin’s magical “tricks” are not just something that you would see amateur magicians on the streets perform. He literally keeps your eyes on him as he maneuvers his hands and move on the stage.

Upon entering the Avalon Theater, you will be led to a staircase which will then take you through a mystical and candle let hideaway before you are seated at your table. The magic show does not start immediately as you will enjoy wine tasting with hors d'oeuvres during the first hour upon arrival. After that, you and your spouse will soon begin to enjoy a spectacular performance by one of the world’s top magicians - David Minkin.
Some may think that a world class magician like David Minkin would be quite aloof and snobbish, but it is not so with David. Other than his charisma on stage, he is also a humble and friendly person off stage. Many who have watched him perform will testify of this fact.
Having said that, if you always thought that magic is something that can be explained away, you will not say this anymore after watching David Minkin. With David, he literally does not need any warming up before he proceeds with his “trickier” performances. You just can’t tell how he does what he does because he is really that good! And here’s a little tip: if he asks for an assistant from the audience, be the first one to volunteer!
After a night of magic and great wine and food, we bet even the ride home in the rented bus would be a magical moment too!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Soaring above Los Angeles

The sports of hang gliding offers humans a chance to glide like a bird. Los Angeles features ideal hang-gliding conditions, with good weather and strong thermals. Rental bus visitors can fly year-round, with an average of 300 good flying days each year. General guidelines require participants to be at least 5 feet tall and weigh between 90 and 260 lbs. Plan a visit to Los Angeles with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus rented from Bus Company Los Angeles and take the opportunity to fly above Los Angeles with a hang glider.
Hang Gliding in Los Angeles is a network of professional instructors and part of the American Hang Gliding Network. The organization helps Los Angeles rental bus visitors locate suitable hang gliding schools or arrange tandem flying experiences in and around the Los Angeles area. If you’re visiting Los Angeles on a rental bus and want to do some hang gliding, check in with them first. During training, all equipment, including a helmet, is provided by the schools. Wear long pants, comfortable shoes that you can run in and polarized sunglasses. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen and a camera to capture the experience.
Windsports Soaring Center, based a short charter bus ride away near the airport, is one of the longest-established hang-gliding academies in Southern California, with a team of professional flying instructors and a fleet of modern gliders. It offers lessons and training toward USHGA Novice Pilot certification. You can also obtain this qualification through Extreme Things, with an intensive seven-day training program. Pilot certification involves classroom teaching as well as practical training. You will learn about hang-gliding components and terminology, how to set up and break down a hang glider, launch, flight and landing techniques and safety skills. Windsports offers tandem flying experiences for rental bus visitors with a qualified pilot at Kagel Mountain, launching from 3,500 feet. Flights are available seven days a week, weather permitting. With Extreme Things you can enjoy a tandem paragliding experience over the Malibu coastal cliffs, which involves a 10-minute ground-training session and 30 minutes of flight.
Sylmar Flight Park, base of the Sylmar Hang Gliding Association, was established in 1969, and hosted the first U.S. National Hang Gliding Championships. The park is situated at Kagel Mountain in the Angeles National Forest, approximately 30 miles by charter bus north of Los Angeles International Airport. It is open daily, year-round, from 8 a.m. until dusk, depending on weather an charges a fee for use. The park has a dirt ramp for southern launches, and the designated landing area is marked by streamers. Non-SHGA members can fly at Sylmar, but you must be rated at least HP3 (intermediate) or fly in tandem with a qualified pilot.
Visit Los Angeles with a rental bus for some high flying thrills in a hang glider. Bus Company Los Angeles can help you organize your rental bus trip to Los Angeles with a minimum of fuss and bother while you and your rental bus group soar high above the skies.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Off beat attractions near Los Angeles

The natural attractions of Southern California, its beaches, bays and native foods, have been a hit with rental bus visitors since the first European arrivals on the original tourist boat in 1542. Over the subsequent centuries, as California has undergone ever-accelerating development, the list of its attractions has grown to include eye- and ear-catching museums worth making the trip. California has a reputation for the off beat and alternative, and some of its attractions reflect that vibe. A great way of moving in and around Los Angeles is with a bus, charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus rented from Bus Company Los Angeles.
Rental bus visitors to Los Angeles will notice that neon is everywhere in Southern California, from the sign at the Santa Monica Pier to the downtown lights, but the nowhere is the art of neon more appreciated than at the Museum of Neon Art in downtown Los Angeles. After starting its collection in the 1970s, storage yards and warehouses gradually filled with donated and purchased samples before the museum opened in 1981. Neon aficionados not content just to see signs in a museum setting can tour working neon in the LA area every Saturday night from June through November. A red double-decker bus allows rental bus visitors to enjoy the air up top or find shelter from the night chill on the lower level. Advance reservations are suggested for rental bus groups. Tickets for the museum and tour may be purchased at the door.
Once thought to be a popular form of ephemera suitable only for capturing birthday parties and children's school pictures, photography is now a legitimate art form. Two southern California museums give more than a nod to the pioneers of the field. The University of California, Riverside, located an hour by rental bus from downtown Los Angeles, hosts a photography museum on its campus. The facility is one of the Western states' largest permanent collections of photographs and cameras. Parking can be limited on campus, so using the services of a rental bus would be ideal. The San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, two to three hours by rental bus south of Los Angeles, depending on traffic, offers a diverse collection of images from nearly 900 notable photographers. Including examples of classic and cutting-edge modern photography, the museum is located in the Casa de Balboa, a historic structure in the Balboa Park complex. Both museums offer revolving and specialized exhibits, in addition to permanent gallery displays.
Leo Fender, the father of the solid-body electric guitar, opened his first guitar shop at 107 S. Spadra in Fullerton in the 1950s. Today, two Southern California museums pay tribute to his invention and his musical legacy: a small gallery in the city of Fullerton Museum Center as well as an entire museum at the Fender factory, approximately an hour's drive by rental bus from Fullerton in an industrial location in Corona. The corporate museum features vintage and custom models, and has a gift shop with branded Fender memorabilia, from key fobs to coffee mugs to more T-shirts than one person could wear in a lifetime.
For a rental bus tour of some of Los Angeles more off beat attractions, give Bus Company Los Angeles a call to find out how they can help you with their friendly, personalized service.

On the links in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, one of the most glamorous cities in the United States, with warm, balmy weather, offers dozens of public golf courses. Whether you’re new to golfing or a seasoned amateur with a single handicap, bad weather is unlikely to spoil your planned tee time. However, golf rental bus groups used to the efficient public transit systems of other major cities might be somewhat disappointed with the traffic conditions when golfing in L.A., making renting a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus from Bus Company Los Angeles a very good idea.
If your golf group is traveling by rental bus from Los Angeles, you’ll likely need about an hour’s driving time to try your swing at Strawberry Farms Golf Club. This public course, located in the Orange County city of Irvine about 45 miles from Los Angeles, offers a rural setting despite its location in one of the most visited regions of Southern California by rental bus golfers. Charter bus golfers can play 18 holes at par 71 along about 6,700 yards of greenery. Strawberry Farms visitors can also enjoy the natural scenery of its canyons and wetlands. Other facilities offered at Strawberry Farms, include a clubhouse, restaurant and pro shop.
Chester Washington Golf Course is located in central L.A. and also borders the southern region of the city. This 18-hole, par-70 course is especially convenient to those staying near the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and easily reached by rental or charter bus. This golf course is also near a lot of the urban activity and attractions of L.A., but offers temporary refuge from traffic with its two lakes and the presence of countless large trees. Rental bus visitors to Los Angeles can rent clubs and equipment if needed or try their swing at the on-site putting greens or driving range. Chester Washington Golf Course also offers cart rental, as well as a pro shop, coffeehouse and cocktail lounge.
Los Feliz Golf Course, located near Hollywood and Burbank, offers nine holes of golf with a par of three at each hole. The course, owned and operated by the city government of Los Angeles, also attracts a number of celebrities and rental bus golf groups seeking a quick game near the sites of major movie and television studios. Los Feliz also featured as the location for some of the filming for the movie ‘Swingers”. Even though Los Feliz is in the middle of one of the most visited areas of L.A., the golf course offers refuge from city life with its wealth of trees. Rental bus visitors who did not bring their clubs or other desired equipment can stop by the rental shop. Los Feliz Golf Course also features a coffeehouse.
For a golfing good time in Los Angeles, give Bus Company Los Angeles a call to find out how they can help you plan your golf trip with a selection from their fleet of rental buses and friendly, personalized service.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Down and around in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, because of all its Hollywood glamor and glitz, and Beverly Hills pretentiousness, has a reputation of being a city where finding good food at reasonable prices can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be so, as you take a rental bus ride through Los Angeles and visit some of the best places to find eats that won’t break your wallet. Travel through Los Angeles in style and comfort as you look out for value for money places to eat with a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches or school bus rented from Bus Company Los Angeles.
As you head down Beverly Boulevard in your charter bus, you’ll come across Tommy’s, a Los Angeles classic. Serving delightfully disgusting sloppy chili burgers and hot dogs round the clock since the 1940s, Tommy’s is a favorite of the after hours party crowd. There is next to no seating, and lines can be long, but regular patrons and fans will tell you that is part of the charm.
For a real L.A. experience, cruise down Hollywood Boulevard in your rental bus till you come across Yuca’s. This tiny but amazing taco shack features conchinita pibil that melts in your mouth, and some outrageous carnitas. If you’re really hurting in the wallet department, Yuca’s serves some of the best, cheapest burritos in Los Angeles. Take away is preferred, since seating is limited to a few bar stools.
Exotic food in Los Angeles doesn’t have to be expensive, as you’ll find out when you stop your rental bus at Berlin Currywurst. Located down on West Sunset Boulevard, this minimalist eatery serves their interpretation of German street food. Various types of sausages and a selection of spicy sauces allow you to make your own currywurst, paired with great fries. Managed by a group of young Berliners, Berlin Currywurst’s shockingly affordable menu offsets your complaints about the limited seating.
Tito’s Tacos has been a fixture in Culver City since 1959, serving hearty Mexican food at reasonable prices. Just a short rental bus ride away, a stop at Tito’s sees you falling in love with it unbelievably fresh and delicious crispy tacos and burritos to die for. There is absolutely no ambiance to speak, orders are shouted across the room, and seating can be very challenging. You will have to be patient with the long lines, but the wait is well worth it.
In-N-Out may be your stereotypical fast food burger chain, but this SoCal icon has a fanatical following of its simple, mind blowing patties and real milkshakes. Served in simple, bright vintage settings by an organized team of smiling staff, In-N-Out may have perfected what fast food should be, but rarely ever is. No visit to Los Angeles is complete without a stop.
When visiting Los Angeles, allow Bus Company Los Angeles to help you with your rental bus transportation. Choose from their fleet of rental buses that will suit any size group and let them help you with their friendly, personalized service.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Enlisting A Bus Company Los Angeles Sightseeing And More

When it comes to a beautiful area of the country that is so full of life such as Los Angeles, it is imperative that you think of the best possible way to get the most out of your adventure. After all, you want to remember all of the sights and attractions without having to deal with any of the hassles. One of the most economical ways to do this is to enlist the help of a bus company. Los Angeles is filled with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the sights and having a reliable transportation company is a must.
There are numerous reasons to book a charter with a bus company, Los Angeles is just one of many destinations you can choose. With a professional courtesy driver to take your group just where you need to go, you can leave all of your worries behind and look forward to the trip instead of dreading the drive. Whether it is your church group, school group, or even a family reunion trip, this is the best way to travel.
Hiring a bus company Los Angeles-style will help you to get around in an area that may be foreign to you. This way you do not have to deal with trying to find parking or taking on all of the hassles that can come along with heavy traffic. Your driver is there to help you get just where you would like to go, in a safe manner and all within your designated time frame.
Los Angeles has a huge number of opportunities for sightseeing as well being a major hub for business. Choose a sun and sand tour and escape the snows of winter with your group, check out the beautiful, historical buildings or perhaps you would like to do a little bit of star gazing or shopping while you are on your bus company Los Angeles outing.
Booking your trip with us is easy, just let our professional customer service representatives know when you want to book your charter bus trip, how many people you'd like to take along for the ride and where you'd like to go. Check out he Hollywood Walk of Fame so you can look at some of the names of thousands of entertainers along the sidewalk. Also, there is no better time to take a detour over to Rodeo Drive to do some shopping at all of the famous stores and shops and top off your Los Angeles charter bus excursion with a stop at one of the restaurants where the stars go to be seen.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

L.A. Auto Show

Rolling into Los Angeles with Coach Bus Los Angeles means traveling into town with one of the sweetest, most comfortable limo or bus rides you can find around.
Los Angeles is known the world over for it’s for its car culture and it is an interesting fact to learn more about when you are here for your group charter trip. From Caddies to Chevys and from Street Customs to Hot Rods, LA has them all. From November 30 to December 9 2012, the Los Angeles Convention Center will play host to the world renowned LA Auto Show.
Covering an exhibition space of 760,000 sq ft, the motor show is open to the public for ten days and is usually kicked off with a an annual charity night – Sneak Preview Night, which takes place on the Thursday night before doors open to the public. Tickets for this preview are available for purchase in ‘General’ or ‘Gold Area’ with proceeds donated to the Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles
and One Voice.
When you learn more about it when you rent a coach charter from Bus Company Los Angeles, be prepared to see the future of the automotive world unveiled as every year, the event sees numerous International and North American debuts of all sorts of vehicles from the world’s global automotive players. Expect to see dozens of ultra luxury and futuristic concept cars, more than 40 new vehicle debuts and browse amongst the thousand cars on display as well as the dozens of cars you can actually test drive.
Charter bus rental tourists are often reminded not to forget your camera or autograph books as there will be countless celebrities who will be making appearances at the manufacturer exhibits. Better still, grab some merchandise for them to sign!
The international motoring media will also be out in full force and it attracts lots of bus charter rental visitors from all over the world as it is media event that include a breakfast sponsored by the Motor Press Guild, the “Green Car of the Year” award, the Design LA Conference, the Green Cars Ride & Drive, and the Design LA Conference.
Children will dream, aspire and be inspired whilst piston heads of all ages will get their fill of car-nal gluttony and you’ll be dreaming of all the cars you saw at the LA Auto Show while traveling home in style with Coach Bus Los Angeles.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Welcome to the city of Angels

Many people travel to Los Angeles to see the bright lights, other to experience the attractions that the city has to offer. Travel in on a Bus Company Los Angeles party bus, charter bus, coach charter, mini bus or school bus or limo and you’re coming in for experience that you’ll be talking about to your grand children.
One of the best places to experience Los Angeles is at the Walt Disney concert Hall. The crown of the jewel of the LA Music Center, the auditorium was designed by Frank Gehry and boasts wonderful acoustics and an open platform stage. You can enjoy a variety of musical performances when you get off the rented coach charter from acts or catch the internationally acclaimed, Gustavo Dudamel–led LA Philharmonic and the LA Master Chorale that call the concert hall home.
For a different experience, get your party bus and hang out with some puppets. Although thought to be a dying art, one puppeteer who has been keeping the tradition alive by staging original shows in his own theater at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. From with sexy Parisian pussycats, space goons and singing watermelons. Bob Baker has been entertaining theater goers since 1961 so catch his show as soon as you can as he a living legend who is one of the last of his kind.
If acts on a string don’t tickle your fancy, then perhaps you might prefer actors who tickle your funny bone. Drop by in the charter bus the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater for cutting edge comedy that charts new territory by mingling styles in three to four performances per night. Look out for their acclaimed Asssscat improv show. Point to note is that there's no bar but you’re allowed to bring your own drinks and there’s a supermarket nearby that stocks all the essentials.
For music lovers who love to load up on independent music, head over to Amoeba in the rented charter bus. This eclectic record shop has a treasure trove of rare music and hard to find artists. Their variety is astounding and their staff are up to date on their music, so whether you’re a DJ, music buff or just looking to load up your iPod, this is the place to go for music.
So welcome to the city angels and let it welcome you the best way it can, with music, laughter, entertainment all the way that you’ll be dreaming off when you’re on your journey back home from Los Angeles on your party bus, charter bus or rented coach charter from Bus Company Los Angeles Bus Charter ride.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hollywood Sign

The great American cultural icon that everyone around the world recognize even if they don’t speak English. The sign that signifies and glorifies glamor and allure and fame… This is Hollywood, baby! Bus Company Los Angeles checks out the Hollywood sign.
Originally an advertisement it received its undue recognition today after it was left where it was. The sign overlooks the district of Hollywood and although it has been the target of vandalism it is now under the care of the Hollywood Sign Trust.
Of course, any signage that has been left out as long as the iconic sign (it was first put up in 1923) would find deterioration and needs upkeep. The latest restoration to be done on the sign is painting it with Sherwin-Williams Emerald™ Exterior paint.
There were also calls for donations to save the landmark. Most notable donors are Warner Bros. Records (letter ‘O’), Alice Cooper (the other ‘O’), and Hugh Hefner (‘Y’).
Of course, being that famous means that copycats will come out of the sawdust and there have been many around the world. Some of our favorites are in Brasov, Romania; Hervanta, Finland; Hammerstrand, Sweden and Mosgiel, New Zealand.
Bus Company Los Angeles can transport you to and fro your hotel and Mount Lee in Griffin Park if you wish to see the Hollywood Sign up close.