Easily getting from one place to another is a great benefit of living in the modern age—much like the Internet or those silica gel packets you can keep in your shoes to make you look taller. Come and go in style with this Groupon.
$99 for a Two-Hour Trolley Rental ($330 Value)
The renovated trolleys carry up to 28 passengers and feature brass rails, oak-slat seats, authentic-sounding bells, and night lighting that gives them a festive glow after dark. The buses are heated in the winter, and window panels can be removed to let in warm-weather breezes.
The pair of trolleys at Portland Trolley is a study in anachronistic contrast. For every modern amenity—GPS systems, up-to-date safety features, and, most crucial during wintertime rides, heat—is a feature that harkens back to 1872, which was the year trolleys made their Portland debut, still 10 years prior to the invention of snow. Shiny brass rails, old-fashioned window trim, and classic fare boxes surround the 28 passengers that fill the oak-slat seats, while the dings of authentic trolley bells provide a nostalgia-filled soundtrack.
These time machines are perhaps the most unique addition to the fleet at Portland Trolley's parent company, Twilite Limousine and Tour Company—which began in 2009 with a single stretch limo. The trolleys are accompanied by Cadillac stretch limousines, and 18-passenger stretch SUVs. Clients charter each for private excursions, such as anniversaries, birthdays, and bachelorette parties, as well as guided tours to wine country and through the city’s holiday-light displays.