The warm sun is shining over San Diego and the fresh summer season offers us a host of city-wide events and adventures.
From rooftop pool parties in our own backyard to Temecula wine tasting trips and quick vacations to Palm Springs and Las Vegas, we have places to go and people to see, and we have no time to waste.
While the most simple transportation necessity is getting from A to B, let’s face it – we don’t just want to travel, we want to voyage in high style, and look damn good while doing it. I don’t know about you, but I’d happily arrive late, or miss my event completely, if I got to soar through the sky on my own private jet. Heck, the party doesn’t start until we get there anyway, right?
San Diego is home to a multitude of luxury transportation companies that will happily help you cruise, float or fly to your final destination in ultimate style. If you prefer to stay secure on the ground, rent your dream automobile, such as an Aston Martin or Lamborghini. If you want to invite a group or friends, book a posh party bus or limo and let your driver do all the work. For those with a little more time on their hands, why not glide through the sea on a glamorous watercraft, such as a speed boat or private yacht? And when nothing short of above the clouds will do, embark on a helicopter ride or hold on tight in your own private jet.
Discover the sexiest ways to get around in San Diego.
Cruise Control: San Diego Party Buses, Limos, Hybrid Cars and Luxury Rentals
Cali Party Bus: One of San Diego’s leading sources of luxury transportation, Cali Party Bus features a fleet of custom-designed party buses with all the works. Through vibrant laser vision, passengers will enjoy such nightclub-worthy amenities as a 50-ft. dance floor with dancing poles, L.E.D. multi color strobe lights, fog machines, wrap around seating, LCD flat screen TVs, 10,000 watt sound system with iPod connect, and even an on-board restroom. Cali Party Bus stays on trend with advances in technology to recreate the ever-evolving nightclub experience. Brand new this year, Cali Party Bus partnered with Hard Rock Hotel San Diego to create the first ever party bus wrap in promotion of the popular Intervention Sunday pool party. You’ve probably seen it on the freeway or driving down Fifth Avenue – it’s pretty hard to miss. The state-wide company operates out of both San Francisco and San Diego, and services Los Angeles. Discover more details at calipartybus.com. (pictured)
Avant-Garde Global Transportation: With a vast fleet that ranges from stretch Rolls Royce specialty vehicles to limo buses and stretch hummer limos, Avant-Garde is a trusted source for limousines and varied luxury transportation options in San Diego. From corporate events and birthday parties to school dances and weddings, Avant-Garde is a recommended company for consistent and reliable limo service in San Diego. Discover more at limocharters.com.
TerraMoto Transportation: A sleek and sophisticated ride, yes – but what’s most unique is that TerraMoto is San Diego’s green luxury transportation provider, featuring 100% hybrid executive class vehicles. And what’s even better, they plant a tree for every trip you take. TerraMoto boasts a fleet of Toyota Prius sedans and Toyota Highlander SUVs, and is in the process of acquiring CNG Mercedes Benz Sprinter Vans. In partnering with other eco-savvy companies, TerraMoto has formed an alliance called the New E.R.A. of Transportation, standing for Environmentally Responsible Alliance of Transportation. Discover more at terramoto.net.
Prestige: If you’re craving a taste of the good life, rent your dream car for the day or weekend with Prestige – Southern California’s source for sports, luxury and exotic car rentals. Prestige built a custom-picked fleet of the world’s finest automobiles, and your rental options include the California Ferrari, Ferrari Spider, Lamborghini Gallardo Spider, Spyker C8 SWB, Bentley GT Convertible, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Mercedes Benz S550, Range Rover HSE, Maserati Granturismo, Aston Martin Vantage V8, Porsche Boxster and many more. Although you’re sure to enjoy driving these incredible vehicles, Prestige also offers Chauffeur Services via Cadillac Executive Escalade or Mercedes Benz GL 450. Discover more at sandiegoprestige.com.
Looking to Buy? Symbolic Motors is an exotic playground full of luxury vehicles built to rev your engine. Ranging from Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini to Bugatti, Spkyer and Lotus, legendary classic cars, vintage collectibles, and new and pre-owned cars from Ferrari, Jaguar and Aston Martin, your high-speed fantasy is realized on the showroom floor in La Jolla. Craving some eye candy? View the photo gallery.
Glamorous Glide: San Diego Yachts and Boats
Prestige: After you return your Aston Martin to the lot, check out Prestige’s watercraft collection. Prestige also excels in luxury yacht rentals, which is ever-too-convenient for your indulgent escape. This sleek fleet features a 560 Express, 60-foot Sunseeker, 69-foot Luxury Cruiser, 60-foot Bluewater Yacht, 82-foot Sunseeker, 70-foot Sail Boat Lancer and more. The incredible 69-foot Luxury Cruiser will definitely steal your heart with its spacious interior complemented by numerous picture windows, wood cabinetry, comfortable seating areas, a full kitchen, and beautiful exterior decks. Discover more details at sandiegoprestige.com.
Mission Bay Sports Center: If you’re looking to really enjoy every moment of your ride, Mission Bay Sports Center will hook you up with everything you need for a full-feature water sports adventure. Boasting a 7,000 square foot facility on the water, the Sports Center rents out sailboats, powerboats, pedal boats, catamarans, charters, kayaks, and waverunners. Bring the whole group out and rent one of the four charters, such as the 57-foot McKinna Pilot House Motoryacht. Powered by 450 HP Cummins Diamond series, this is a well-styled pilothouse yacht with impressive performance and comfort underway. The spacious interior, trimmed in birds-eye maple, features a bright salon, large master suite, on-deck swimming platform, and teak decks. If you’re an extremist, check out the 23V Epic WakeBoard Boat which seats 11 people and was designed to meet the action-packed demands of wakeboarders. Or, the Catalina 14.2 Sailboat, perfect for beginners, is great for a combination of day sailing comfort and racing performance. Discover more at missionbaysportscenter.com.
San Diego Harbor Sailboats: This staple on San Diego Bay has been sailing since 1969 and offers an impressive fleet ranging in size from 22-feet to 47-feeet, including the newest designs from Beneteau, Catalina and Hunter. Large and luxurious, the 2005 Beneteau 473 seats 12 and boasts such amenities as Onboard Engine, Dual Wheel, 150% Genoa, Self-Tailing Winches, Bimini, Dodger, Windlass, VHF, Depth Sounder, Knotmeter, GPS, Autopilot, 3 Cabin, 2 Head, Galley with Stove, Oven and Microwave, Convertible Dinette, Standing Refrigerator, CD Player & Stereo and Cockpit Speakers. Great for sailors and racing, the 14-foot Capri 22 is easy to maneuver and offers Outboard Engine, Tiller, 135% Genoa, and Porto Potty. Discover more details at harborsailboats.com.
Soaring Soiree: San Diego Helicopters and Private Jets
Corporate Helicopters: There are many ways to admire the downtown cityscape, but there is no way more exciting than a private helicopter ride. Corporate Helicopters is San Diego’s leader in service, security and style, and offers a wide variety of helicopter tours and charters to fit all passenger lifestyles. For a charter experience, there are four helicopters to choose from, including the Robinson R44 Raven II, Bell 206BIII JetRanger, Bell LongRanger 206LIII, and AStar AS350. The alluring Robinson R44 helicopter seats three passengers and the pilot. This piston helicopter is equipped with air conditioning and is perfect for aerial photo flights, aerial survey, charter and scenic tours. Discover more details at corporatehelicopters.com.
Schubach Aviation: Established in 1993, Schubach Aviation operates San Diego County’s premier fleet of jet and turboprop executive aircrafts and provides on-demand air charter service. Schubach’s Palomar Airport locations allow you to fly any time, day or night. Whether your destination is Palm Springs or Paris, Schubach has the perfect aircraft for your next charter. The stunning fleet ranges from Heavy Jets, such as the Challenger 601-1A, Midsize Jets, including the Hawker 600 and Lear 60, the Light Jets, such as the Citation Bravo and Lear 35, and the Turbo Props – King Air 200 and King Air 350. he King Air C90 was the first aircraft in its class and has been in continuous production since 1964. Comfortable and rugged, the 350 is used widely for both business and pleasure, and is treasured by pilots as a gem to fly, even in rough weather. Discover more details at schubachaviation.com.
OK, so now that you’ve got your ride, where are you going next?
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