Malibu wine tours are more popular than ever. American Luxury Limousine has transferred clientele to this region for over twenty years, and really learned and ins and outs of LA County’s best vineyards. While many head south to vineyards of Temecula or north to Santa Ynez, a local choice is the gorgeous grape vineyards- and wine-tasting sites found throughout the Santa Monica Mountains. So why head hours away to discover scenic vineyards, when pristine rolling vineyards are right here in Los Angeles County? Let American Luxury walk you through our Four Favorite Wineries here, including the pros and cons for each particular winery.
4. Cornell Winery and Wine-Tasting Room
Address: 29975 Mulholland Highway
Situated in the former community of Cornell, CA, this wine tour destination is within Agoura Hills city limits. Located next-doors to an old-time favorite restaurant, The Old Place, this winery is perfect for combining food and tastings. Although an often stop on Malibu wine tasting tours, there are no vineyards found at Cornell.
3. SIP Malibu Grapes
Address: 2598 Sierra Creek Road
A highly desired location on wine tours, SIP Grapes is also located the Santa Monica’s. Also similarly to Cornell, SIP is situated right next-door to a great diner. No vineyards can be seen at SIP, but their wines are often favored by numerous limo tour clients.
2. Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio
Address: 18741 Pacific Coast Highway
Overlooking Topanga Beach and the Pacific Ocean, this wine bar is the only one located right on PCH. Few places can compete with a winery that offers its own beach walk path! Unlike SIP and Cornell, live entertainment is often present at Rosenthal. The occasional food trucks are a must. Rosenthal might be the most desired wine tour destination in Los Angeles County, at least for our limo service.
1. Malibu Family Wines
Address: 31740 Mulholland Highway
Nestled in its own canyon in gorgeous, rolling green hills, this venue is a clearly favored for many riding with limousines on tasting tours. Here you will not only find amazing wine varietals, but even a zoo and acres upon acres of vineyards. Entertainment such as standup comedy, safari tours, outdoor movie screenings and live music are common. So are the food-trucks serving fabulous Mexican cuisine to wine tour visitors. Limousines are heading here on a weekly basis, and for wine-sippers, it becomes their most beloved winery on their Malibu wine-tasting tour.
Malibu wine tours are a unique and exclusive way of experiencing Southern California. Many clients also combine their tours with visits to the Malibu Cafe. Another yet more exclusive alternative is scheduling a visit to Rocky Oaks Estate. Here you can get your own private tour of the property and enjoy gorgeous views, wines and scenery. Limos also head to a variety of other vineyards found throughout Southern California. American Luxury offers exclusive trips to Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley (Santa Barbara County), as well as longer journeys to Temecula Valley.
With our limo service you enjoy a price-match-guarantee on all rides, and we service all of Southern California with our limousines. Whether for a chauffeured limo in Malibu or anywhere else in the state, give us a toll-free call today at our 24/7 limo number (866) 319-LIMO.
Ever wondered what the most beautiful and secluded beach in Malibu is? Having served the city with limo services for over 20 years, American Luxury Limousine has seen a lot of gorgeous beaches here. Even beaches by wine-tasting venues visited on Malibu wine-tasting tours! Whether for a party bus or limo ride to the beaches, we can get you there!
So what’s the most gorgeous, secluded and best hidden gem beach in Los Angeles County? We have come to the conclusion that Lechuza Beach must indeed be the most scenic picturesque stretch of sand in LA County. Situated far from the noisy Pacific Coastal Highway, Lechuza is nestled underneath sand rocks and hidden from the main roads. It offers some of the clearest waters, neat sand-rock formations, white sand and seclusiveness. More or less a hole-in-the-world, few locals even know how to find this pristine beach.
The immediate surrounding neighborhood is home to an array of stars and celebrities. “No wonder a limousine service would write about this,” you may rightfully wonder. Our limousines have transported dozens of celebrities to the adjacent communities here.
So how do you find this gem?
It is located where Bunnie Lane and Broad Beach meets, at address 31716 Broad Beach Rd. This road and the homes surrounding the beach are home to an array of big-time stars and famous people. Public access to the beach have tried to be stopped by local residents, even by putting up fake “private property” signage. This was also covered in USA Today back in 2002. Today, the city has a marked entrance sign, installed a new staircase and placed out public garbage cans.
Just a few of the celebrities residing here are:
• Kurt Russell
• Steven Spielberg
• Mel Gibson
• Barbara Streisand
• Danny DeVito
• Dustin Hoffman
• Richard Gere
• Eddie Van Halen
• Charlie Sheen
• Goldie Hawn
• Sylvester Stallone
Want To Discover More Hidden Gem Beaches? See Top 6 Hidden Gem Beaches of Malibu!
What’s ever better than discovering this beach on your own? Not worrying about driving, configuring the GPS, but instead being chauffeured by luxurious limos or party buses. Our local Malibu limo service is a member of the Chambers of Commerce and has offered transportation service in town for over 18+ years.
American Luxury Limousine has served the community of Moorpark, California with limos for over 20 years. Here we transfer people by limousines or party buses to Los Angeles, LAX and various places throughout Ventura County. Besides the traditional limo transportation, we are also a provider of wine-tasting tours, party bus nights on town, rides to Vegas, and more. Having been part of this great community for decades, let our limo services present “6 Best Things To Do in Moorpark!”
6. Great Dining
Despite what many may believe, limo outings to various eateries in town are very common. Looking for Middle-Eastern kabob? Try the top rated eatery here on Yelp, Moorpark Kabob Kitchen! How about Italian? Carrara Pastries is an Italian cafe serving town’s best desserts. This is also the best rated restaurant in town on TripAdvisor. How about Peruvian? See the exotic Amazon Peruvian Restaurant on Princeton Ave! Yummy Hawaiian BBQ has the town’s best Hawaiian cuisine, while Wood Ranch BBQ is your best bet for American barbecue. Lalo’s Mexican Food, Don Cuco and Gutierrez Mexican Restaurant are three options for local Mexican eateries.
5. World Class Golf
Known to have one the region’s best golf courses, trying out some golfing is nearly a necessity when visiting town. Style it up with a limo and a round of golf! The top rated golf courses in town are:
• Tierra Rejada Golf Club (15187 Tierra Rejada Road)
• Rustic Canyon Golf Course (15100 Happy Camp Canyon Road)
• Moorpark Country Club (11800 Championship Drive)
4. Outdoor Adventures
13650 Broadway Road
There are over 20 parks in town, including one of Ventura County’s largest regional parks, namely Happy Camp Canyon Regional Park. This park offers 12 miles of trails in 3,000 acres of natural beauty. Nearly twice the size of Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks, this park is nearly untouched and gives a glimpse of how Southern California once looked like. The main entrance is found at the east end of Broadway Road. Wildwood Park can be accessed via nearby Santa Rosa Valley Park, a park which also offers trails to Hill Canyon and Newbury Park.
3. Visiting the Zoo
7075 Campus Road
Ranked the second-best activity in town by TripAdvisor and Yelp reviewers, America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College is a must. Besides the weekly animal shows, come by any day for a chance to see African lions, alligators, tigers, tortoises, eagles, prairie wolves, and lots of other exotic species. Over two hundred animals can be seen at the zoo. Safari campout for kids are also available here during summer. While getting limousines to the zoo is not the most trending, we often have college students here reserving party bus rides.
2. Pick Your Own Fruit
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Ranked the best activity in town by TripAdvisor, Underwood Family Farms is a unique Moorpark adventure. One of the county’s most popular farms offers pick-your-own berries and fruits, live animal shows, equestrian riding, pumpkin patches, and even tractor rides for children. This is also by far the most signature Moorpark experience. Did you know this agricultural community once was nicknamed “Home of the Apricot” by the Chamber of Commerce? The first settlers in what then was known as Fremontville and Epworth were all farmers. Try a day of tractor- and limo rides with the kids!
1. Excido Escape Room
6593 Collins Drive
The best rated activity in town may be a surprise to many; users on Yelp have ranked the Excido Escape Room as the best activity in town. In this game up to six people are locked in a room for up to 45 minutes while trying to escape and finding their way out. Raise against the clock while trying to escape captivity! Particularly popular for groups of friends traveling here by party bus, Excido is also visited by limos for birthday party celebrations and other social gatherings. Why not call some friends, book a limousine and check out the escape room!
For any destination by Moorpark limos or anywhere else in Southern California, choose our limo services for the best service. We now also offer a price-match-guarantee on all limousine and party bus rides in the region. Whether for wedding transfers, a ride to LAX, a night on town, wine-tasting tours, or any other event, add a limo to make your day memorable and special.
American Luxury Limousine knows the ins and outs of Thousand Oaks better than most. Having been a locally based limo service here for nearly 20 years, we’ve grown to be a part of this beautiful Conejo Valley community. Besides transportation in town our limousine service offers gorgeous Santa Barbara wine tours to the rolling vineyards of Santa Ynez. We also provide nearby Westlake Village- and Newbury Park limousine services, as well as LAX limo transfers and party buses for rent. Let Thousand Oaks Limos present “9 Surprising Facts About Thousand Oaks!”
9. First SoCal Theme Park
Jungleland USA was the first amusement park established in SoCal, formerly located where Civic Arts Plaza stands today. Tourists and locals traveled far to get to here, where elephant-riding and lion shows were popular. First known as Goebel’s Lion Farm, it was renamed Jungleland in the mid 1920’s and remained open until 1969. The park closed due to heavy competition from other theme parks, mostly due to the rising popularity of Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm.
8. Gift From Bob Hope
Did you know Thousand Oaks residents were given a 360-acre natural preserve as a gift from Bob Hope? Located in Newbury Park, Hope Nature Preserve is beautiful and can be accessed from Lynn Oaks Park on 359 Capitan St. Situated in southeastern Newbury Park, the nature preserve sits between Hidden Valley to the south and Newbury Park to the north. The Los Robles Trail goes through the preserve and connects to various park lands throughout Conejo Valley.
7. SoCal’s Largest Library
Grant R. Brimhall Library is over 80,000 sq. ft. and offers nearly 400,000 books. Although not exactly a sought-after limo destination for our service, it’s by far the biggest library in Ventura County and arguably in all of SoCal. The American Radio Archive is something worth looking into, a library museum dedicated to the history of radio.
6. 4th Safest American City
We all know Thousand Oaks is pretty safe. But few may know we are also amongst the safest in the U.S. Named the fourth-safest city in the nation by The FBI in 2013, the U.S. murder rate is seven times higher than in T.O.! Not one homicide was registered in Conejo Valley in 2016.
5. America’s Biggest Urban National Park
Over 920 acres of America’s biggest urban national park is within city limits. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is found in southern parts of Newbury Park. The waterfall, Boney Mountain, Satwiwa and Sycamore Canyon are a few things worth checking out. Although the Santa Monica’s may most often be visited for Malibu wine tours, our service has also taken clients here for wedding photos and even horseback-riding at Rocking K Horse Rentals in Newbury Park.
4. Ventura County’s Largest Mall
With nearly 200 shops, The Oaks is the largest mall found in Ventura County. Its two-stories of shops, restaurants and a movie theater is one of the city’s most popular destinations for our service. Booking limos to The Oaks is far from uncommon!
3. World’s Largest Biotech Firm
Did you know that Amgen is the world’s largest biotechnology firm? Situated in Newbury Park, it is also the city and valley’s largest employer.
2. 4th-Richest Community in America
You probably knew that the Conejo Valley is home to affluent communities. But few may know just how wealthy these communities are. According to USA Today in 2014, the Greater Thousand Oaks Area was named the 5th most affluent region in America. T.O. was ranked 7th richest U.S. city by CBS as of 2013. Newbury Park more specifically was ranked the 4th richest place in America by Money Magazine a few years earlier.
1. 2,000 Year-Old Pictographs
Most limo clients may be surprised to hear that T.O. is home to over 2,000 year-old Chumash Native-American pictographs. Located at the Chumash Indian Museum, you can get local docent-led tours to the cave-paintings on Lang Ranch Pkwy. This museum also offers replicas of traditional Chumash houses and artifact displays. You can learn more about the city’s Chumash history at the Stagecoach Inn Museum and Satwiwa Indian Center in Newbury Park.
So for whatever occasion and destination, let our Thousand Oaks limos get you there in luxury, style and utmost comfort. Our T.O.-, Newbury Park and Westlake Village limo service is top rated and serves all of Southern California. Our service offers an exclusive lowest-price-guarantee for all rides by limousines and party buses. American Luxury also serves the nearby wine country, offering award-winning Malibu- and Santa Barbara wine-tasting tours.
Looking for a place to camp in Ventura County? These are our 10+ best tips for camping in Ventura County. As a local provider of limos and party buses for over twenty years, we have taken countless limo clients to the great campgrounds of our county. Whether you prefer lake-, forest- or beach camping, add a limousine service to your day for a luxurious day in nature. We serve all of the county, from the campgrounds of Ojai, Lake Piru, Pine Mountain, Casitas and the great beaches. Whatever destination in Southern California, American Luxury Limousine of Thousand Oaks is a trusted source of transportation.
Taking limos to the beach is popular for a variety of reasons, including weddings, photographing, surfing – and camping. Why not set up a romantic weekend of beach camping combined with a limousine rental? Point Mugu State Park may the most popular camp site in the county with its three campgrounds: Thornhill Broome Beach- Sycamore Canyon- and La Jolla camps. Point Mugu State Park stretches over 15,000 acres inland to Newbury Park, where Thorhill Broome is situated in the sand itself on the park’s western edge overlooking the Pacific. Emma Wood State Beach is located past Ventura, not far from San Buenaventura State Beach. There are no tent camping available at Emma Wood, but you may bring your tent along to Faria County Park. Located midways between Carpinteria and Ventura, Faria is offers over 40 tent sites and the closest camping to the ocean you can get. We have limousines oftentimes stopping along this coastline on our exclusive Santa Barbara wine-tasting tours.
There are two great places for lake camping in Ventura: Lake Casitas- and Lake Piru Recreation Areas. The more than 1,200 acre Lake Piru sits at an over 1,000 ft elevation and is a popular place for boating, swimming, fishing and camping. It is located 20 minutes north of Piru and offers over 230 camp sites. Lake Casitas Recreation Area encompasses 6,200 acres of nature west of Ojai. There are over 450 campsites here, and fishing, motor-boating and other water activities are available. While trout and catfish are the most common in Lake Casitas, trout and bass are abundant in Lake Piru. Both lakes are located within vast nature areas with an abundance of wildlife. Although some rides up here are difficult by limousine or party bus, we will get you to your location in safety and style.
Many of the most popular campgrounds in the county can be found in the inland. With over 52 percent of the county’s total area made up of national forest, there are also a huge number of campgrounds found in this region. Lion- and Middle Lion Campgrounds are situated at an over 3,000 ft. elevation north of Ojai. Further inland is where Pine Mountain- and Reyes Peak Campgrounds are located. Reyes Peak Campground is situated at an over 6,400 ft elevation on its own peak overlooking Sespe Creek. Midways are the Dome Springs Campground, situated at a nearly 5,000 ft elevation. Various dirt roads off the beaten path may be challenging for party buses and limos, but we will do our best to get you to whatever location in style. As an alternative to a limo, one can also book a sedan or SUV.
Despite what many may believe, there’s always the option of camping in town. Although most campgrounds are located in the backcountry, there are numerous places you can bring your tent or RV for a night out in and around the cities. On the Simi Valley-Moorpark border is where we find Oak Park, a 100+ acre park for camping and hiking. Another alternative is Tapo Canyon Park in northern Simi Valley. Just a 20-minute car (or limo) ride from Ventura is where we find Foster Park, home to two campgrounds. Kenney Grove Park in Fillmore is another option for those not wanting a too far commute.
Whether for hiking, camping, partying or any other activity, add a limo service to your day for the ultimate fun. There are also a host of campgrounds in neighboring LA- and Santa Barbara Counties, also popular destinations for limo services. Whether for a ride in Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Westlake or any other Ventura County destination, trust American Luxury Limousine when reserving your rides.
For a city of barely 8,500 residents, the city of our limo- and party bus services, Westlake Village, has a remarkable cinematic history and has been featured in over 100 movies and TV-series. From American Pie to The Karate Kid, in this article we will highlight our favorite movie scenes filmed right here in Westlake. Straddling the Ventura-LA County border, Westlake is situated at the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Known for its wealth, celebrity residents, lake and home of multimillion dollar companies such as Dole, Westlake is amongst the most affluent suburbs of Los Angeles. While two-thirds of Westlake Village has been annexed by Thousand Oaks, the remaining one-third of Westlake has established its own independent city: City of Westlake Village in LA County. Westlake Village has been described as one of America’s wealthiest cities by Money Magazine, and according to the FBI, Westlake is also among the safest communities in the country. With nearly 38 percent of the population having an annual household income of over $150,000, Westlake ranks as one of the wealthiest areas in both Ventura- and Los Angeles Counties. According to Los Angeles Times, Westlake has the 15th highest median income in LA County as of 2017, outranking Agoura Hills, Calabasas and even Beverly Hills! American Luxury Limousine is located in Westlake and offers Thousand Oaks party bus and limousine rentals to all of Southern California.
With its beautiful surrounding nature areas, close proximity to Hollywood and mild Mediterranean climate, Westlake is an ideal place for movie-productions. Having been located here for twenty years, American Luxury Limousine is proud to offer limo services to Westlake Village and surrounding areas. Conveniently located just 16 miles from Malibu and the Pacific Ocean, Malibu wine tours are popular for residents here. Another recent trend for limousine rental and Thousand Oaks party bus clientele is to explore the local places where their favorite movies were filmed. Whether for a romantic night for two or a Thousand Oaks party bus night out in Hollywood, renting a limousine rental can make any day and any event memorable. We are proud that our limousine rental service is rated “The #5 best thing to do in Westlake Village” by TripAdvisor. Let us present to you our list of “best movies filmed in Westlake Village”!
A beloved movie for many is American Pie (1999). What many don’t realize is that the location of prom night in the movie actually was filmed here in Westlake, in a house located at 410 Lake Sherwood Drive. The house is mostly hidden from the road, but clients have booked limo services to stop by here for pictures. Lake Sherwood is actually named for Sherwood Forest in Robin Hood, as both Robin Hood (1922) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) were both filmed here. The Sherwood Country Club is also featured in Bridesmaids (2011) as the place where Lillian’s engagement party took place! Other movies filmed in Lake Sherwood includes Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1970), Billy the Kid Returns (1938), The Last Mohicans (1936), King of Texas Rangers (1941) and many more. Closer to town is where scenes from The Karate Kid (1984) were filmed. The Encino Oaks Country Club, where Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) goes to get Ali Mills (Elisabeth Shue) for their date, is actually Hyatt Westlake Plaza! This hotel was also featured as the fictional El Cañon Country Club in Tuff Turf (1985). The hotel looks identical still today, and many customers like to get their photos taken here after arriving in a Thousand Oaks party bus or limo at the hotel. Another hotel to be featured in movies is the Westlake Village Inn. This hotel functions as the Capital Country Club in the film xXx (2002), where Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) steals a Corvette.
You may have recognized the San Angeles Police Department from the film Demolition Man (1993). This was actually filmed at the Prudential Building on Thousand Oaks Blvd., another popular stop for limo services in town. Furthermore, an office building close to our limousine rental headquarters on 2550 Willow Lane was used as the emergency dispatch center in the film The Call (2013). The car trunk scenes from the movie was filmed inside these office facilities. Numerous movies have scenes from Westlake High School, including Gridiron Gang (2006), A Friend to Die For (1994) and Magic Kid II (1994). The adobe home of Jane Adler (Meryl Streep) in the movie It’s Complicated (2009) is also located here, at 714 West Potrero Rd. Located nearby is also Kieran Vollard’s (Jemaine Clement) ranch in the movie Dinner for Schmucks (2010), which is located at 1313 West Potrero Rd. Both of these are located high up in Santa Monica Mountains, a popular destination for Malibu wine tours with limos or party bus vehicles as well. One of the wineries we often serve on Malibu wine tours include Malibu Family Farms. Movies have also been filmed on their vineyards, the Saddlerock Ranch. Some movies filmed here include The Girl of the Golden West (1938) and California (1947). This winery isn’t just a filming location, but offers its own safari wine tours!
The governor’s mansion in the movie Black Sheep (1996) is also located in the Hidden Valley area, located at 874 West Potrero Rd. Just a few of the other movies filmed in Hidden Valley include Commando (1985), Roadhouse (1989), Come On, Tarzan (1932) and many, many more. Did you for example know that the zoo in We Bought a Zoo (2011) actually is the Greenfield Ranch? Or that the lake house in Geography Club (2013) is the Canyon Ranch, located at 368 E. Carlisle Road? The Steaming Springs Country Club in the movie Invitation to Hell (1984) is really the North Ranch Country Club, located at 4761 Valley Spring Drive. The fictional Woodlake City Hall in Gidget Gets Married (1972) is in fact the Westlake Village Business Park.
Numerous old classics were also filmed in the area. The prison in King Rat (1965) was for example situated where the Westlake dam is now located. A western classic, Rainbow Over Texas (1946), was also filmed here, in a ranch located at 426 W. Potrero Road. French Ranch is one of many ranches used for filming in the Hidden Valley region. Movies filmed at French Ranch include The Lone Ranger (1956), The Man In the Saddle (1951), Hawaiian Buckaroo (1938), Thunder Over Texas (1934) and others. Yet another Westlake ranch, Russell Ranch on Triunfo Canyon Road, was a popular place for filming classics. Some movies filmed here include Flying Tigers (1942), State Affair (1945), Apache (1954), The Tall Stranger (1957), The Command (1954), and many more. Episodes of Buck Rogers, Bonanza, Gunsmoke and Tarzan were also filmed within city limits.
Whether you are looking for a cinematic tour of Westlake, Malibu wine tours, wedding transportation or maybe a Thousand Oaks party bus for a night of fun in Hollywood, contact your local Westlake limo service today for an affordable & luxurious ride. We are proud to be one of few LA limo services to offer an exclusive price guarantee, which guarantees customers the lowest rates available. Our price-match-guarantee is available for Thousand Oaks party bus rentals, Malibu wine tours, wedding transportation, LAX drop-offs, and all other transfers.
Hundreds of Hollywood movies and TV-productions have been filmed in Thousand Oaks. Cinematic tours by limo services in town have become very popular. Despite what you might have thought, Conejo Valley with its canyons, mountains, fields and scenic nature is a Hollywood favorite for filming. Did you for example know that the British film Lassie Come Home (1943) was filmed in Wildwood Regional Park? Or that a hillside by California Lutheran University (CLU) was used in the filming of Spartacus? Few people know that the zoo featured in We Bought a Zoo (2011) actually was Greenfield Ranch in southern Newbury Park! From a gas station in Thelma & Louise (1991) to the home in It’s Complicated (2009), Conejo Valley has been seen in tons of movies! Tours to various filming locations are tremendously popular for even LAX transfers and LA limo services. From the most recent movies and TV-shows to the old classics, this is our list of best movies short in Ventura County’s Conejo Valley!
While many may know that the neighborhood and home in Poltergeist (1982) is located in nearby Simi Valley, did you know that scenes for the movie actually also was filmed at the Holiday Inn in Thousand Oaks? The actual house and residential area is a popular destination for limo services in Simi Valley, where clients take a limousine to 4267 Roxbury Street to see the house and neighborhood from the famous horror movie. Have you ever thought the location of Lillian’s engagement party looked familiar in the film Bridesmaids (2011)? This was actually the Sherwood Country Club on W. Stafford Road! This place is a common destination for our limousine service. You may also recognized the locale in the hospital scene in Click (2006) featuring Adam Sandler, which also was filmed here in Thousand Oaks. Furthermore, the San Angeles Police Department in the film Demolition Man (1993) is actually Baxter Pharmaceutical on 1 Baxter Way in Westlake Village! Car stunt scenes from both the Dukes of Hazzard film (2005) and TV-series (1979-1985) were filmed off Potrero Road in Hidden Valley. Why not order a Thousand Oaks party bus to bring your friends along on a cinematic tour to Hidden Valley by limo bus?
A place often checked out with limo services or even Thousand Oaks party bus vehicles is Ventura Farms on 235 W. Potrero Rd. This was the location of the Carrington stables which appeared in numerous episodes of Dynasty (1981-1989). The Hidden Valley area has been used for filming many movies and TV-series. Recently we transferred people here to film an episode of the Biggest Looser (2004-2016) where they ran from Hidden Valley to Camarillo. Just a few of the movies filmed in Hidden Valley include Commando (1985), Come On, Tarzan (1932), Roadhouse (1989), Doctor Doolittle (1967) and Lassie Come Home (1943). More recent movies and TV-series includes Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007), American Horror Story (2011-), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1992) and Columbo (1971). Come On, Tarzan (1932) was for the most part filmed at French Ranch, another popular place for limousine service travelers and even movie enthusiasts utilizing LAX transfers. Other movies filmed at French Ranch include Law and Lawless (1932), The Lone Ranger (1956), Border of Outlaws (1950), The Californian (1937), Rainbow Riders (1934) and many more.
Lassie Come Home (1943) was in large part also filmed in Hidden Valley, but also includes scenes shot in Wildwood Regional Park. You may have thought Dodge City in Gunsmoke (1955-1975) looked familiar, particularly if you enjoy hiking. This fictional city was actually also located in Wildwood. Other TV-series to be filmed in Wildwood include Bonanza (1959-1973), which was filmed at the former Janss Conejo Ranch in Wildwood, along with other Western-favorites such as the Rifleman (1958-1963), the Big Valley (1965-1969) and Wagon Train (1957-1965). Movies filmed in Wildwood includes Flaming Star (1960) featuring Elvis Presley, Gunsight Ridge (1957), the Wrapes of Wrath (1940), Duel in the Sun (1946), Wuthering Heights (1939), Clearing the Range (1931), Flaming Frontier (1958), To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945) and the Horse Soldiers (1959). Despite its story taking place in Japan, many will be surprised to hear that most of the movie Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) was actually shot at a private ranch here in Thousand Oaks. Order a party bus and come see the ranch for yourself!
Did you know the community of Lake Sherwood actually is named for Sherwood Forest in Robin Hood? As most of the film Robin Hood (1922) was filmed in Lake Sherwood, the residents decided Lake Sherwood would be an appropriate name for the new community. Later, the movie the Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) was also filmed here as well as Tarzan the Ape Man (1932), which used wild animals transported from Goebel Lion Farm in Thousand Oaks. No wonder “Robin Hood Park” in Lake Sherwood is such a popular destination for our Thousand Oaks party bus service! Some additional movies filmed in Lake Sherwood include The Last Mohicans (1932), Galloping Romeo (1933), The Cowboy and the Kid (1936), Way Out West (1937), Red River Renegades (1946), Three Hours To Kill (1954), Old Yeller (1958), and many others.
While this one may be harder to recognize and not exactly an LAX transfers destination for tourists, the mansion of Skeeter’s boss in the film Bedtime Stories (2008) is located on 2300 White Stallion Rd. in Thousand Oaks. You may have watched the TV-series 24 (2001-2010, 2014) without realizing that president Charles Logan’s home in season five and six is actually Ventura Farms in Hidden Valley. Furthermore, the former Rancho Conejo Airport in Newbury Park was used to film the airport scenes of the movie It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). While scenes from the TV-show M*A*S*H (1972-1984) were filmed at Malibou Lake, scenes from the Grapes of Wrath (1940) was filmed at Janss Conejo Ranch in today’s Wildwood Park. While getting a limousine service to California Lutheran University might be most popular for dates and friends outings, we have also transferred Thousand Oaks party bus and limousine service renters here to see the scenes from their favorite movie, Spartacus (1960) which was filmed in the hillside right behind the university. Before California Lutheran University even was built, movies as Welcome To The Hard Times (1967) was filmed where the university now is located. Also nearby is where limo services visit the site of the ranch in The Rifleman tv-series. Another popular place in T.O. for film-enthusiasts is to visit the JMJ Ranch on Potrero Rd. to see where scenes from Teen Wolf (2011-) were filmed. We recently even had a birthday spent onboard a Thousand Oaks party bus visiting film locations in Hidden Valley, including where Teen Wolf was filmed.
Many other Thousand Oaks-based ranches have been features in classic Western movies. Some were filmed at Ventura Farms at 555 W Potrero Rd. These include In Old Kentucky (1935), Rainbow Over Texas (1946) featuring Roy Rogers, Sons of New Mexico (1950), and many others. An unnamed ranch at 426 W. Potrero Rd was used for filming Rainbow Over Texas (1946). At the former Conejo Valley Airport is where The Paleface (1948) and Riders of Whistling Pines (1949) amongst others were filmed. At Greenfield Ranch (1388 W. Potrero Rd) is where Down Argentine Way (1940) was filmed, while much of the TV-series Fury (1955-1960) was done at the former Jungleland. Hondo and the Apaches (1967) was in large part filmed at the former MGM Ranch in Hill Canyon in Newbury Park. Hill Canyon can be visited by driving – or taking a limousine service, – to Rancho Conejo Playfield. Another ranch, Joel McCrea Ranch at 4500 N. Moorpark Road, was used for the filming of The Great Man’s Lady (1942).
Whether you’d like a cinematic tour by limo services of the Conejo Valley or just LAX transfers, we can help you! We have been located in the city for over twenty years now and service all of Southern California with regional offices in cities such as Ventura, Simi Valley, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. Whether you want a limo or party bus in Thousand Oaks or any other Ventura County city, we can take you to the sets from your favorite movies, head out on town for a night of fun or any other activity you may have in mind.