Friday, November 20, 2015

Experience Oxnard, California!

City of Oxnard sign with limo service
Along with the county seat of Ventura, the Southern California City of Oxnard is the main city along the coast in Ventura County. This gorgeous coastal city offers one of the most dazzling scenic drives in Southern California, a beloved drive for Oxnard limo services. The city is conveniently located between Los Angeles to the south and Santa Barbara to the north, which makes it an ideal place for ordering party bus nights in Hollywood or wine tours in Santa Barbara. As the highest ranked Oxnard limo service, no one knows nor loves the City of Oxnard more than us at Blackhawk Limousine Service. We have been fortunate enough to serve this outstanding community for more than twenty years. We have served Oxnard and nearby communities for over 20 years with Ventura limo services. We also offer LAX sedan rental from throughout the county.

Being the most populous community in the county, with more than 200,000 inhabitants as of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city has something to offer for any occasion. Being located on the extremely fertile Oxnard Plain, the City of Oxnard is also a huge agricultural center in Southern California. As an example, Oxnard produces more than twenty percent of all strawberries grown in the State of California! We’ve often had our Ventura limo services stop at the side of the road to buy some great Oxnard strawberries. With its beautiful Mediterranean climate and varied terrain, you can find everything from beautiful sandy beaches, wetlands, creeks, dunes and the Santa Clara River all in close proximity to the city. Some of the great beaches so often visited by our Ventura limousine service include Hollywood Beach, Oxnard State Beach, Silver Strand State Beach, Mandalay State Beach, and McGrath State Beach. Getting a limo or party bus to go visiting the beaches is popular for tourists, locals and other travelers.

Oxnard limo

Besides all the great beaching, there are tons of other popular Oxnard limo, sedan and party bus destinations. For example, if you happen to be interested in history and older structures, the Heritage Square is a popular choice. Being a major Oxnard tourist destination, the Heritage Square is home to a museum, restaurant, a wine tasting room, and more than twenty other businesses. The Heritage Square, being such a beautiful and historic gem in Downtown Oxnard has also become a relatively popular wedding destination in recent years. Many of our Ventura limo clients love the summer concerts held here every Friday between six and eight, which are held from June through August. If you are one to rather be into recreational activities, there are also numerous options to select from in the Oxnard area. Having been officially nicknamed the “Gateway to the Channel Islands”, the community is a popular hub for those traveling to the Channel Islands National Park, which is located just eleven miles off shore. The ferries leaving for the islands depart from Oxnard’s one and only harbor, the Channel Islands Harbor. This harbor is often served by Ventura limo services for visits to the national park. Other recreational activities here include guided kayaking trips and kayak rentals, dolphin and whale watching ferries, and numerous great golf courses, maybe particularly the well-known River Ridge Golf Club. Why could be more stylish than showing up to the golf course with a limousine service?

Once called “The Land of Everlasting Summers” when discovered by the Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, it may be to no one’s surprise that many tourists book a LAX sedan rental or party bus to Oxnard for their stay in Southern California. The city got its present day name from the Oxnard brothers who built a sugar beet factory in Oxnard in 1898. As a matter of fact, Henry Oxnard’s beet sugar industry was the first one to be established in America! The community has been known for centuries as one of California’s premier agricultural communities, but a recent growth in tourism has many believing Oxnard will emerge as a huge competitor in tourism on the Southern California coast, maybe especially among those seeking a more laid-back atmosphere than what is found in other coastal communities. As a provider of LAX sedan rentals, we transfer tourists here on a weekly basis with limousine service. As its beaches are not as crowded and popularized as counterparts in Los Angeles- and Ventura counties, it makes for a great beach and/or surfing destination by limousine service. Another emerging destination for clientele booking with Oxnard limo service is the Fisherman’s Wharf, which offers great dining, whale watching excursions, kayak rentals, the Ventura County Martine Museum, and much more! We recently had a birthday party ordering a party bus for a whale-watching tour in the harbor. Adding a luxurious transportation will make your day memorable!

Best of all, being located less than sixty miles north of LA, Oxnard is a part of the Greater Los Angeles Area and is easily reached from major nearby cities. Ordering a party bus from Oxnard to go clubbing- and bar-hopping in Hollywood is a popular activity. Several clients utilizing our Oxnard limo services have told us about all the great movies filmed in the Oxnard area. Not only did Rudolph Valentino film the movie the Sheikh on the beach here, but Valentino fell in love with the community and bought a beach house at Hollywood Beach. Later on, numerous Hollywood stars and celebrities followed. Many of these use Ventura limo services regularly to numerous destinations in town. Clark Gable later also bought a vacation home in Oxnard and none the less than John Wayne mentioned Oxnard as his favorite fishing spot. While they may not have used our LAX sedan rental, many other celebrities were vacationing in Oxnard during its early days, including both Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin. Political activist César Chávez grew up in the community, which also has been the home of the animation director for the Simpsons, Rich Moore, and numerous other celebrities. Besides transporting celebrities, we often do cinematic tours by Ventura limo services to Oxnard.

For Ventura limo clientele with a passion for museums and history, Oxnard has a lot to offer. Some popular museums include the Carnegie Art Museum, the Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife, the Elite Theatre Company, the Channel Islands Martime Museum, the Seabee Museum, the Gull Wings Children’s Museum, and many more. The Herzog Winery and Wine Cellar is the largest collection of fine kosher wines in the U.S. and has become a popular LA wine-tour destination for many using Ventura limo services. The Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center is not only home to the New West Symphony and Oxnard Independent Film Festival, but also recently the annual Channel Islands Tall Ships Festival. Another emerging destination for our Ventura limousine service has been the Oxnard Salsa Festival. For LAX airport transfers and transportation, Blackhawk Limousine and Transportation services both the regional Oxnard Airport (OXR), LAX, and all other Southern California airports. We also offer a unique lowest-price-guarantee on all LAX rides by limousine service. If you are looking for an LAX sedan rental, contact us today at (866) 319-LIMO for an immediate quote.

Best Movies Filmed in Oxnard

Oxnard limousine services
A trending activity for years have been cinematic tours by limousine services in the area. Did you know over a hundred movies and television series have been filmed in Oxnard? Many may know that the entire 2014 film Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is set in town. You may have recognize road sequences in Bridesmaids (2011) that was filmed here, or many scenes from Back to the Future Part III (1990). We recently took clients with a party bus to some of the film locales from this movie. A train crash in this film was filmed at S. Ventura Road & Shoreview Drive in Port Hueneme, while there’s an accident with a Rolls Royce filmed at Doris Ave & North Oxford Dr. Hollywood Beach can be seen in Spartacus (1960) and Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993), while Michael’s home in the TV-series Melrose Place can be found at 1125 Capri Way. Pee-wee Herman jumps of a train here in the 1985 movie Pee-wee's Big Adventure, while Wagon Wheel Motel can be seen in Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012). Mandalay Beach Resort is featured in Twilight (1998), while there’s a race on McWane Boulevard in 1989 comedy She's Out of Control. Mandalay Beach has been featured in several movies, including D-Day sequences in The Americanization of Emily (1964) and scenes from Only You (1992) and Miss Castaway and the Island Girls (2004). Many local film locales are often visited by our Oxnard limo and party bus services.

Whether for a movie tour by Ventura limo services or a more traditional limousine ride, contact our limo- and party bus services today!