Stretch limousines have been with us for the last hundred years. Invented in 1928, these lengthened vehicles made their long way to the 21st century, and they are here to stay.
Even though limousines were established in 1928, the concept of such transportation has been known to men much longer. Just think back to horse carriages, with the driver in front and the passengers separated in the back, protected from rain and wind, riding comfortably.
Big band bus
Stretch limousine was firstly intended for transportation of bands along with their instruments, later on, came to the movie industry with film crews and their equipment, then hotels, airports, etc.
But as time went, people started to use limousines for fun and leisure as well as for business. They were something that not everybody could afford, so riding in one reflected the wealth and social status of the passenger.
City of Chicago
Everyone knows that big cities come with a lot of opportunities, advantages, and disadvantages. If you ask the drivers, they will say that you’d have to have a car in Chicago because it saves you time and gets you to your location easily and quickly.
On the other hand, you would have maintenance, fuel, and other expenses that every car owner has. Parking spots in Chicago are like Waldo; everyone knows it’s there but cannot see one. If you don’t own your parking spot, it will, at some point, present an issue. So all of that being said, is it worth having a car in a big city like Chicago?
Whether you are satisfied with having or not having a car in Chicago city, you can always gather your friends, family, or significant other and spend one evening wining and dining, cruising around town, being driven by a professional driver in a stretch limousine. Just for the sake of it.
Modern limousines are exquisite, equipped with the latest amenities and a real pleasure for those who find themselves riding in one. A limousine relies on its interior looks to satisfy the customers’ needs and wants, so every element need to serve a purpose and have an elegant, high-end look.
Your modern carriage awaits with a stocked bar, ice bins, polished counters, leather seats, climate control, and for entertainment, you’ll have LCD screens, custom lighting, surround sound, and maybe even a karaoke system.
Car rental agencies claim that increasing numbers of people are looking for limousine rental services. Limo companies confirm that the business, even though most of it happens in major cities, is developing in smaller towns because today it is not such a luxury that it once was to rent a limousine.
Nowadays, they are affordable and not meant only for the crème de la crème. Gather your crew, split the cost, and enjoy roaming the streets of Chicago, knowing that you are guaranteed to arrive at your wedding/prom/party or any chosen destination in style.
Limousines are usually rented for special occasions such as birthday parties, proms, sightseeing tours, bachelor or bachelorette parties, and of course, wedding days. In Chicago city, you can quickly and easily find and book a stretched limousine. But do plan ahead and book your limo and driver on time, so you don’t end up scratching yourself on the head, wondering why there is no available limousine for rent.
When riding in a limousine, you don’t have to worry about safety, because every company in this industry puts safety and safe driving above everything else. Drivers who control and maintain these vehicles are experts in their field. Each limousine rental agency is obliged to employ experienced drivers whose driving skills are impeccable, and those drivers are expected to keep you safe on the road, assist, and be discreet and polite.
The cost of renting a limousine varies from company to company, and from a limo to limo. The larger and better equipped a limousine is, the higher the price will be. Customers are frequently unaware of all the factors that have an impact on the amount they pay per hour such as licenses, insurance, fuel, maintenance, and that is just the tip of the iceberg, but more on this subject in another article.
The average price for an hour in a limousine goes from $85 to $200-$250, but there is a catch, of course. Usually, there is an hourly minimum for renting a limo, meaning that you cannot get it for an hour or two but have to pay for a minimum of 3 or 4 hours. Limo companies often offer a discount or a special price for a specific occasion or cause. Be sure to check with the company you’ve chosen to book at, what is included in the price you are paying, things like a gratuity for the driver, parking fees, tolls, etc.
Stretch limousines in Chicago are quickly booked and not overpriced as you may think they’d be. If you are a tourist, visiting the largest city in the whole Midwest with your friends, renting a limousine is the way to go. You would be able to fully indulge and see all the touristy attractions while at the same time avoiding chasing cabs or endlessly searching for a parking spot to leave your rental car, mainly because everyone knows how scarce parking is in Chicago.
Plus, there is not one car that can be compared to a stretched limousine when it comes to making an impression