The chauffeurs at Vayder Transportation rescue passengers from the monotony of commuting by whisking them away on limousine- and helicopter-fueled adventures. Enjoy a ride around town inside a stretch limo ($80/hour), which comes equipped with a professional motorist tucked behind the wheel to ensure guests arrive at their destination in style. Whether you’re planning a date or organizing a pharmacy crawl with seven buddies, Vayder’s comfy eight-passenger limos are a fashionable way to get around without the hassle of having to read road signs. Customers with more grandiose goals can upgrade to packages including a limo and lodge option ($620) or—if riding in a long car isn’t enough luxury by itself—a helicopter journey ($410), which gives up to three wingless humans a 30-minute sky trip in addition to their land-based transportation.
The experienced crew at A.C.T. Asphalt Specialties has been installing and repairing asphalt and concrete pavements for residential and commercial locales in the Twin Cities for more than 30 years. Freshly poured asphalt driveways ($3,200–$4,500 on average) smoothly replace predecessors laden with unsightly cracks or paved with untractioned gumdrops.
Drink and Drive Intelligently assembles a team of professional designated drivers who keep more than 250 intoxicated drivers off the streets each week. Registered customers can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and a duo of well-mannered chauffeurs will arrive within 30 minutes to ferry both customer and car home. While one driver commandeers the customer's vehicle and follows GPS-aided directions, the other follows closely. Once the customer's car is parked, locked, and read a bedtime story from the Kelley Blue Book, the keys are returned to their owner before the drivers head back to base.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Twin Cities' streets safer, Sober Car supplies designated drivers to individuals after nights of drinking. Available to reserve via phone or online, the 24/7 service sends two representatives to every client. With permission, the first drives the client and the client's car home; the other follows behind in a Sober Car vehicle to pick up his teammate. Sober Car's friendly, attentive drivers also happily drop off friends, so long as there are enough seat belts per person.
From Atlanta to LA, Park 'N Fly keeps cars safe inside their secured quarters just a quick shuttle ride away from the nearest airport. To make taking a trip more convenient for travelers, they offer 24-hour shuttles that arrive every five minutes, valet parking, and luggage assistance, beyond giving their vehicles a safe place to stay. Their lots are gated, well lit, and monitored.
A five-minute drive from downtown, Uptown’s public spaces entice visitors with bike paths, sculpture gardens, and locals blasting impressions of Björk's pet swan over a megaphone. Nearby, rented canoes crisscross Lake Calhoun’s calm waters, and restaurants serve eclectic cuisines from fresh seafood to Japanese cuisine on outdoor patios. Visitors to Uptown can feast on American fare at restaurants such as Primebar, which serves up sandwiches, steak, and seafood with largely local brews; The Herkimer Pub & Brewery in Lyn-Lake, known for its small batches of craft beer; and the Uptown Cafeteria, offering trendy contemporary meals. Evenings out at Bar Louie tempt guests with martinis, margaritas, and other cocktails accompanied by pub food, and Chino Latino delights palettes with dishes small and large, spicy and explosive. Wayward mermaids dining at Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar can enjoy a feast fit for the sea with raw, grilled, and baked items, or step on shore and visit moto-i in Lyn-Lake to sample the food you’d find on Japanese streets.