Tours + Transportation
A List Limousine
Private limousine tours and transportation. Complimentary sparkling wine, CD player, TV/DVD. 888.886.6644.
Adventures at Sea
Luxury yachts for groups. 3101 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.650.2412.
Train service within the county and to destinations throughout California daily. There are stops in Anaheim, Fullerton, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano and Santa Ana. 800.USA.RAIL. amtrak.com
Shuttles cover 19 routes with transfers to Disneyland, Anaheim GardenWalk and Anaheim Convention Center. Purchase passes online, at Amtrak station and select hotels. 866.364.ARTS. rideart.org
Beverly Hills Rent-a-Car
Luxury and exotic rentals; pickup service. 3939 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.250.4386; 800.258.5353. bhrentacar.com
California Yellow Cab
Transportation in sedans, town cars, minivans to/from airports, attractions, restaurants, nightlife, shopping. 877.935.5692.
Round trip from Dana Point Harbor and Long Beach to Catalina Island year round. Dana Wharf Sportfishing, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Harbor; 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, 800.481.3470.
Fastest boat from Orange County. to Catalina Island: 75 minutes. 500-passenger, triple-decker catamaran departs from the historic Balboa Pavilion. Call for schedule. $51-$68, $4 children under 3. 400 Main St., Newport Beach, 800.830.7744.
China Cove Kayak Adventures
Customized kayak tours around Newport Bay. Bicycle adventures, too. Hidden beach Jeep and kayak tour is new. 949.632.4694.
Pass includes discounted admission to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, and admission to other theme parks in Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Available for purchase online or at attractions. $239-$279, under 3 free. 888.330.5008. citypass.com
Classic Mustang Rentals
Cruise the coast in a classic 1965 Mustang convertible! Hourly rentals; hotel delivery available. 729 Farad St., Costa Mesa, 949.650.5202.
Coastal or bay cruise aboard Movin’ On; ocean sail abroad vintage sailboat Spartan; sunset wine tasting aboard either. Depart from dock between Bluewater Grill and the Cannery, Newport Beach, 949.612.8767; 949.689.3935. classsicyachtexcursions.com
Country Trails and Riding School
Guided horseback rides among massive coast live oaks and California sycamores. Tu-Su. Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, 714.538.5860. ctriding.com
82-foot schooner yacht for charter and whale-watching expeditions. See website for schedule of wine cruises, music cruises and boat parades. Also available for corporate parties and private fishing cruises. Dana Point Harbor, 34675 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, 800.979.3370. danawharf.com
Year-round whale-watching, deep-sea sportfishing, fishing charters and boat rentals at the Balboa Pavilion. 3400 Main St., Newport Beach, 949.673.1434.
Specializes in renting to people who need a temporary replacement car or a vehicle for a special occasion and carries a fleet of more than 713,000 vehicles, including more then 120 different makes and models. In Orange County, the Newport Beach location also offers “Exotics,” such as the BMW 650i convertible, Porsche Cayenne and Aston Martin Vantage. 18151 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, 800.RENT-A-CAR. enterprise.com
Premier luxury sedan service. Sedan and SUV service, flat rates, special group services, and frequent-flier points and miles with select airlines. 800.410.4444. execucar.com
Romantic gondola cruises through Newport Harbor canals. 3101 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.646.2067; 888.446.6365.
Have Fun Tours
Sightseeing tours to popular Southern California destinations including Hollywood and homes of the stars, Temecula wine country, Getty museums and beach cities. 714.658.2291.
Whether the highlight of a vacation or a close-to-home birthday, anniversary or toast-worthy celebration, a Hornblower cruise is always memorable. Outings include dining cruises, summer cocktail cruises and private charters. 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.646.0155. hornblower.com
Attractive gateway to O.C., vastly superior to LAX in ambience and ease of departure and arrival. Rotating art exhibits. “Red coat” ambassadors assist travelers. Free Wi-Fi. Ticket counters open at 5 am. New Terminal C and new dining options. 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, 949.252.5200. ocair.com
Train system connects with San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles; stops in San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo, Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange, Anaheim, Fullerton and Buena Park. $10 Metrolink Weekend Pass valid on Metrolink rails and public transportation throughout Southern California from 7 pm Fri. through 11:59 pm Sun. 800.371.5465. metrolinktrains.com
Cruise the harbor under sail or power aboard a 27-foot Catalina sailboat; up to six people. Yachts in several sizes (for up to six, 12 or 86, respectively) also available. 3101 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 714.299.4006. newportsailboatrentals.com
The Orange County Transportation Authority runs a comprehensive bus system throughout the county. $1.50. $7 day pass for OC buses and Metrolink trains, $6 for senior/disabled. Day pass $4, $0.60 for 65 and older, under 5 free. Exact change only. 714.560.6282. octa.net
Electric bicycles for sale or rent near the beach. Built-in electric hub motors allow cyclists to cruise the coastal bluffs with ease and style. 310 Fifth St., Huntington Beach, 714.465.2782, pedegohb.com; 2515 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.612.7989, pedegocdm.com; 34155 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.488.0696, pedegodealer.com; 1065 Pacific Coast Hwy., Seal Beach, 562.296.5782, pedegogreaterlongbeach.com
Prime Time Shuttle
Service around the clock to SoCal airports, Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure, Anaheim Convention Center. 800.RED.VANS. primetimeshuttle.com
Runs to and from the airport 24 hours a day. All major cards. Individuals, groups and charters welcome. Earn frequent-flier points and miles with select airlines. 800.BLUE.VAN. supershuttle.com
The One-Time-Toll option allows visiotrs to drive the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads and then pay online 48 hours after the trip. thetollroads.com
Bus tour with state-of-the-art audio/video system explores celebrity haunts and sites of famous scandals. TMZ guides are at the ready to interview celebrities and send footage back to the newsroom. $53-$63. Starline Tours, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 855.486.9868. tmz.com
One-stop shop on the Huntington Beach boardwalk for a memorable day at the beach: Rent surfboards, bodyboards, beach cruisers, Surrey bikes, beach chairs and even a fire pit with beach butler for s’mores. Surf lessons and kayak tours can also be arranged. 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.536.4863. waterfrontresort.com