7 Best Things To Do in Newbury Park, CA!

Blackhawk Limousine has provided Newbury Park and the larger Conejo Valley with limo service close to twenty years. Although most local clients book their limousines and party buses to head out of town, for example to LAX or Hollywood nightclubs, many decide to head out in Newbury Park. This lovely community of less than 45,000 residents may be mostly known as a bedroom community for commuters, but booking wine-tasting tours and limo rentals in the Conejo Valley is increasingly popular. Hang on as we present the “7 Best Things To Do in Newbury Park”!

7. Climb the Santa Monica’s

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Hiking trail in Santa Monica Mountains
Maybe the most accessible peak in the Santa Monica Mountains is Angel Vista, which can be reached from the Rosewood Trail. While the trailhead is located by Barranca Rd and Kathleen Dr, many hikers park at Stagecoach Inn across Lynn Road. There are also various hiking trails by Rancho Sierra Vista, for instance trails leading to Sycamore Canyon Falls and Boney Mountain. The top rated activity in town according to TripAdvisor is the Big Sycamore Canyon hike, which crosses the Santa Monica Mountains and goes all the way to the ocean. Wine tours by limos are common to destinations throughout the Santa Monica’s, including Malibu Family Wines, SIP Malibu Grapes and Cornell Winery.

6. Explore Native-American History

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center is an ideal place to learn about the valley’s indigenous people. Situated on national park lands by Boney Peak, the Chumash Indians regard Satwiwa as a holy site which has been populated for over 10,000 years. Besides artifacts and hiking trails, you can also see the traditional Chumash houses, known as ‘ap. There’s also a Native-American display at the Stagecoach Inn, and the re-constructed Chumash village at Chumash Indian Museum in nearby Thousand Oaks is a must.

5. Go For A Drink

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Brendan’s Irish Pub
Ranked the best bar in town, many locals get their limos for a night at Brendan’s Irish Pub. Located at Palm Garden Hotel, this sports bar is also a full restaurant and has the town’s only dance floor. There’s also a gaming room with pool tables and more. Besides beer and cocktails, Brendan’s offers 200+ types of whiskey from various countries. Brendan’s is a popular stopover for beer crawls with party buses.

4. Bob Hope’s Gift To Town

Few locals know that Bob Hope once owned the 2,300+ acre Jordan Ranch. Even fewer may know that he gave the community a nature preserve! Named after Bob Hope, Hope Nature Preserve is situated in southern Newbury Park and can be reached from Lynn Oaks Park. Alternatively, the preserve can also be accessed by following the Los Robles Trail from Westlake Village or Thousand Oaks.

3. Fifteen Acres of Wetlands

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Backing up to the Mountclef Ridge, Hill Canyon Wetlands is a place few people know of. Situated by The Barranca, Hill Canyon can be reached from the Arroyo Conejo Trail from Rancho Conejo Playfields. Besides Hill Canyon, this trail also follows the creek to Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks. Additional wetlands can be found by Twin Ponds in Dos Vientos.

2. Horseback-Riding in the Santa Monica Mountains

Rocking K Horse Rentals on Lynn Road offers a truly unique Newbury Park experience. Here you can rent a horse and venture out in the backcountry of the Santa Monica Mountains! Although not the most popular limo destination, we’ve had limousines heading here for birthday celebrations and dates.

1. Epic Golf-Karting

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Palm Garden Hotel
In northernmost Newbury Park is where we find MB2 Raceway, the top rated activity in town according to Yelp reviews. The 60,000 sq. ft. facility is located in a relatively remote part of town, close by Amgen. Popular for kids and adults alike, MB2 Raceway is located at 1475 Lawrence Dr. Many birthday parties and other social gatherings take place here. Besides go-karting, you can try out their pool tables and arcade gaming. Bring your friends along for a limo & go-kart outing!

Check Out: 8 Awesome Things To Do in Thousand Oaks!

Blackhawk Limousine has offered Newbury Park limos for decades and is a trusted choice for transportation in and around Conejo Valley. Whether you’re in need for an LAX limo, a party bus rental or wine tours. Need a limousine to a corporate function at Amgen? How about a limo service for an unforgettable night out? Or simply an SUV or sedan for your ride to LAX? We can take you there with style and luxury!

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6 Best Things To Do in Carpinteria! | Blackhawk Limousine & Party Bus

The oceanside city of Carpinteria is a hidden gem of the California Coast, located few miles south of Santa Barbara. Blackhawk Limousine has chauffeured clientele in Carpinteria and nearby communities of Summerland, Montecito and Santa Barbara for 20 years. As a top rated local provider of limo services and party bus rentals, let Blackhawk Limousine present our “Top 6 Best Things To Do in Carpinteria, California”! Besides traditional limos and party buses, we are also an award-winner when it comes to Santa Ynez- and Santa Barbara wine-tasting tours.



1. Camping By Waves

Santa Barbara seen from Stearns WharfPeople book limousines to the beach for a number of reasons. But some beaches are more popular than others, and Carpinteria State Beach is one of those. Rated the best thing to do in Carpinteria by both TripAdvisor- and Yelp users, this beach offers everything from camping, swimming, surfing, wildlife watching, and more. We had several clients booking limo tours here to get their wedding pictures taken, and many times our limousines have headed here with people going tent-camping on the beach. It may be to no one’s surprise that Charlie Chaplin chose Carpinteria as his place to get married.

2. Bluffs Nature Preserve

A natural treasure beloved by even the great late Theodore Roosevelt, the Bluffs Nature Preserve on Bailard Ave. is a must to visit, by limousines or not. This 50+ acre preserve is one of the few of its kind, providing an important habitat for native wildlife. Besides the Channel Islands and Carpinteria Valley, you will also get beautiful views of the Santa Barbara wine country. Come here to see wildlife, hangout by the ocean, enjoy the gorgeous views and go on a hike in the breathtaking landscape.

3. Wine-Tasting Tours

Despite what many may believe, there are great options for wine tours by limo or party bus in the Carpinteria area. The Apiary on Carpinteria Avenue is a popular choice, while many venture up to nearby Summerland for wine-tastings at the Summerland Winery on Lillie Avenue. Even more popular are wine-tasting tours to the vineyards of Santa Ynez- and Santa Maria Valleys.

4. Salt Marsh Tours

Ever went a tour to a salt marsh? This over 200 acre wetland is one of its largest in California. Over two hundred species of animals have been recorded here. For your best chances of seeing wildlife, sign up for a docent-led tour of the wetlands!

See Also: Where To See Animals in Santa Barbara County!

5. Seaside Trolley

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Inside a party bus in Santa Barbara
A seaside trolley ride for fifty cents may sound too good to be real, but a trending destination for Santa Barbara limousine services have been to the trolley stops of MTD Seaside Shuttle on Linden Ave. The trolleys every 15 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays, between 8am and 6pm, from trolley stops along Linden Ave. Weekdays they run every 30 minutes, but starting at 6am. Jump on the trolley for tours of town, jump off in Downtown for a meal or at the before-mentioned Salt Marsh to see the wildlife! Many bring their children along and get off at El Carro playground for a bbq or picnic.

6. Town Market

The local farmer’s market in the 800 block of Linden is open on Thursdays between 3 and 6pm. Come here for fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and more. Other nearby markets include the Montecito Market and Old Town Santa Barbara Market, two other popular destinations for party bus- and limo customers.

Whether for wine-tasting, limousines to the beach, limo for dinner or party bus for night on town, trust Blackhawk Limousine to get you there in style. Besides Carpinteria limos, we also serve neighboring Montecito, Santa Barbara and Summerland with our limo services 24/7, 365 days per week.

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5 Best Malibu Tours: Boat Tours, Safari, Celebrity Homes, & More!

From wine-touring, parachute jumping and whale-watching tours, Malibu has lots to offer visitors and locals! Our local limousine services we have served the community for over twenty years and is proud to be the largest and top rated Malibu limo service. Whether you’re looking for a limo ride to a hotel, restaurant, the Adamson House, Getty Villa or maybe one of the many great beaches, we can take you there! Besides wine-tasting tours and regular transportation, we also specialize in LAX airport transfers, wedding services, nightly party bus rentals, corporate travels and more. Without further due, here are our “Top 6 Malibu Tours”!

6. Movie tours

A recent trend has been to book a party bus or Malibu limo service for a tour of movie locations and celebrity homes in Malibu. Over a thousand movies and television series were shot here. Just a few examples include the house in Hannah Montana (2006-2011), located at 30760 Broad Beach Road, while the house in Two and a Half Men (2003-2015) can be seen at Malibu Colony Rd. Westward Beach is featured in the ending scenes of Gangster Squad (2013), while Harper’s home in Friends with Benefits (2011) is located at 22416 PCH. Malibu can also be seen in films such as The Big Lebowski (1998), Furious 7 (2015), Iron Man (2008), The Karate Kid (1984), Iron Man 3 (2013), Grease (1978), Terminator 2 (1991), Cast Away (2000) and The Fast and the Furious (2001). Hundreds of movies have been filmed at the Century Ranch, a former movie ranch now known as Malibu Creek State Park. Although this movie ranch was sold to the government for $5 million in the 1970’s, people still go on cinematic tours here with limousine services. Some of the classic movies filmed here include Planet of the Apes (1968), Doctor Dolittle (1967), The Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), Love Me Tender (1956) starring Elvis Presley, Tarzan Escapes (1936) and Tarzan Triumphs (1943). Also newer movies have been made here. More recent movies featuring Malibu Creek State Park are Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Helter Skelter (2004), Without Warning (1980), Infection (2005) and many others. TV-series filmed here include M*A*S*H (1972-1983), The Rifleman (1958-1963), and others. As many movies have been filmed at various Malibu wineries, you can also reserve wine-tasting tours combined with famous movie sites.

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Cornell is a wine-tasting venue featured in The X-Files (2000) and Barnaby Jones (1976).

5. Celebrity homes

Tours of celebrity homes have become particularly popular for limousine services in recent years. So often tourists and locals alike rent limousines from our Malibu limo service to go check out the homes of their biggest stars. Just some of the celebrities residing here are Lana Del Rey, Angelina Jolie, Miley Cyrus, Mel Gibson, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Streisand and numerous others. The tours offered by Starline Tours will show you more than forty homes of the rich and famous, but will also stop by various famous filming locations. Starline Tours will show you the homes of Cher, Leonardo DiCapro, Bruce Willis, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Sandler and many others. Some of the movie locations they’ll point out are famous spots from Iron Man, Baywatch, Planet of the Apes and many others. Some of their tours will also make a stop by some of the area’s most visited tourist destinations, including Paramount Ranch, Point Dume, Malibou Lake and the Adamson House.



4. Paragliding

What could possibly be better than paragliding over the Malibu Coast!? Taking off from the mountain tops above Malibu, this is your chance of seeing Malibu and its “27 miles of scenic beauty” like never before. Enjoy views from soaring above the city as far up as 5,000 feet with Malibu Paragliding. $200 for a 30 minute flight might be expensive, but is guaranteed to give an experience you won’t forget!

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3. Safari tours

One of the truly few places in the world to offer wine-safari-tours are located right here in Malibu. As the Malibu Wine Safari is also owned and operated by Malibu Family Wines, it makes for a great combo with wine-tasting tours! Situated in the Malibu Canyons, surrounded by beautiful vineyards, this safari makes for a great getaway with gorgeous surroundings. Here you can find animals such as alpacas, giraffes, zebras, water buffalos, yaks, llamas, turtles and more. Located at the Saddlerock Ranch’ 1,000 acre vineyard, you can witness animals, vineyards and even thousands of year old Chumash Indian pictographs on a unique safari tour. Visit their websites to learn more about the various tours they offer, including their explorer tours, family tours, mimosa tours, vinter tours and more. Remember to ask about their own movie-star giraffe – featured in Hangover III! When renting a Malibu limousine service to this location, you may also ask about their famous movie ranch, which is featured in a variety of movies!

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2. Ocean adventures

With its 27 miles of scenic beauty, there are many ocean adventures to be explored in Malibu. Whether you’re into deep sea fishing, scuba diving, paddle boarding or whale-watching, there is a Malibu ocean tour for you. Prefer your own yacht rental? Check out Luxury Liners! How about something smaller, maybe a kayak? The Malibu Surf Shack should have something for you. For tours of the ocean, Malibu Coastal Adventures have many options. Not only do they offer tours to the Channel Islands, but among their most popular rides are also the dolphin- and whale-watching cruises departing from the Malibu Pier. Malibu Coastal Adventures also offer scheduled boat rides for sports fishing and scuba diving. For the best Malibu beaches, trust our limousine services for your transportation! While maybe the Surfrider Beach, hence the name, could be best for surfing, minor beaches with less waves might do best for swimming. Our top beaches for swimming would therefore be the smaller Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beaches: El Matador-, El Pescador- and La Piedra State Beaches. Order a Malibu limo service to visit the beach might be most popular for tourists, but we’ve also had locals ordering party bus services to the beaches here. Although not in Malibu, wine-tasting tours in yachts on the ocean is offered by a variety of Santa Barbara boat services. For a wine-tasting tour at sea, check out Sunset Kidd or Santa Barbara Sailing Center.

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1. Wine-tasting tours

With over fifty wineries spread throughout the Malibu Canyons, Malibu has a blooming wine-industry with several options for sipping wine. The three most popular ones are Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio, Malibu Family Wines and Cornell Winery & Tasting Room. These are three unique wineries with their own specialities and beauty, but are the three most popular tasting rooms for our limo- and party bus clientele. At Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio you can enjoy great Malibu-grown wines in the most Californian atmosphere – just across the PCH from the Pacific Ocean. Besides sipping great wines, there are often great live entertainment here such as live music on Friday nights. Occasionally there’s also food trucks available on the location serving great tacos, burritos and more. At Cornell Winery & Tasting Room, located high above in the Santa Monica Mountains, there are no need for food trucks. This tasting room is located right next door to The Old Place Restaurant, which makes for a great dinner experience before or after wine-sipping. This rustic winery is located in an old Western-themed building, perfect for those with an interest for wine and history. Last but not least, Malibu Family Wines is nestled in its own canyon in the Santa Monica’s and offer a truly unique tasting experience. Here you can often experience live entertainment such as music nights, standup comedy, outdoor movie screenings and more. Besides the occasional food truck, ask your Malibu limo service to drive by the nearby Malibu Café for a great outdoor dinner by the creek. Other Malibu tasting rooms include SIP Malibu Grapes, Rocky Oaks Estates and the Cielo Wineyards, but keep in mind that some of these are only open to private tours that must be scheduled beforehand. Contact our party bus- or limousine services and we can schedule vineyard tours here for you.

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Enjoy entertainment while tasting wine at Malibu Family Wines.

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Whether for airport transfers to LAX, Malibu wine-tasting tours, transportation for your wedding, party bus services, or for any other place and occasion, contact us for the most luxurious limo rides in the Malibu area. We are particularly proud of our price-match-guarantee, which guarantees you the most affordable rates while still traveling in luxury. With minor offices spread throughout region, we are not just a provider of Malibu limo service, but we serve all of Southern California. Our limousine services have the largest fleet of vehicles in the Greater LA Area. Contact us today for a memorable day at toll-free number (866) 319-LIMO.

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