SoCal’s Banana Belt Is Back!

Are you familiar with the term “the Southern California Banana Belt”? Many people are not, but we have come to know this area better than anyone, thanks to the local banana farmers and famous local authors as John Doerper. This area covers of a stretch of California coastline, starting in Santa Barbara and follows the coast down to our Ventura limousine headquarters. You may have thought of tropical islands or someplace exotic, but this particular region has been named this for being one of few places in the continental USA that have proven excellent for cultivating bananas. Even in the coldest of the wintertime, the temperatures here never reach the freezing point. La Conchita is an amazing plantation well worth the visit. Some of our Santa Ynez wine tour clients recently spiked up their vineyard wine-tasting by adding a banana farm tour to their trip! We have heard from numerous clients, even planation owners coming in from abroad and using our LAX airport transfer services: some plantations here have over fifty varieties of bananas! Ranging from types that originated in tropical areas of places such as Vietnam, Hawaii, Jamaica, Spain, China, India, and many more. A recent trend among many utilizing our Santa Barbara limo service has been to spice up their luxurious events or vineyard trips by also including some fun and different type of experience. Prior to becoming a banana plantation, the area was a housing complex for oilfields employees. Also nicknamed the avocado belt or avocado coast, book a party bus and come do some exciting tastings!

With its warmer winters, and pleasant temperatures moderated by coastal fog, this area has proven great not only for growing bananas and avocados, but also is an incredibly popular region for touring the gorgeous vineyards. Famous for having been features in the movie Sideways (2004), our award-winning Santa Ynez wine tour is an experience for life. In this gorgeous canyon-land, there are numerous popular wineries well worth checking out. This laid-back, relaxed, farming area is naturally stunningly beautiful, and many wine-tasting clients of ours bring their own food for some outdoor picnicking in the scenic surroundings of the valley. Some favorites for our Santa Barbara limo service clientele include the Kalyra-, Bridlewood-, Sunstone-, and Rideau vineyards and wineries. While Kalyra offers some amazing panoramic and scenic views of the valley and bordering mountains, Bridlewood Winery is removed from the main road and provides a truly peaceful countryside setting. The back verandas here are ideal for picnicking and many customers using our party bus or limos often bring their friends along for some great tastings and picnicking at Bridlewood. Other areas our vineyard-tours cover include the Santa Rita Hills, the Malibu Canyons, as well as the Santa Maria- and Temecula Valleys.

Whether you are searching for a Santa Barbara wine tour, the ultimate limo bus experience with friends, or maybe just an LAX airport transfer, you can rely on our expertise and enjoy our exclusive price-match-guarantee when booking any of our vehicles. We have served all of Southern California for more than fifteen years with luxury transportations, and we are tremendously proud of being the largest- and top rated provider of limousines in SoCal. From the southern tip of the California Banana Belt at our Ventura limousine offices to areas throughout the Golden State, our unmatched proficiency and highest ratings is your choice when booking your luxurious transportation in the Greater Los Angeles Area or elsewhere in Southern California. Contact us today!

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