For more than 35 years, the blue-and-white fleet of Baltimore Water Taxi has whisked visitors and residents alike across the city's famed harbor. The taxis' routes include stops at top sights, from the National Aquarium to Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key penned the national anthem and several commercial jingles. Besides those acclaimed attractions, the boats sail toward a wide variety of popular shopping spots and restaurants.
Parking Panda describes itself as "a community marketplace for parking," one that benefits both those seeking spots and those with spots to fill. Commuters in more than 40 major cities can either go online or use the mobile app to search an area and time of arrival, which will turn up a map with pinpoints of available spots. You can reserve and pay for the spot electronically, and even view a picture of the space you've selected to be sure it is in fact on planet Earth.
Garage and lot owners can list their space online, specifying the rate and time of availability. Operators will be paid instantly upon reservation, ensuring they won't have to track down parkers by the scent of their tire tracks.
Though they keep an eye on more than one million parking spots around the country, the staff of Central Parking System is trained to do more than just oversee parking facilities; they also execute shuttle services, provide valet and special-event parking, and consult on parking-facility design. They manage parking and vehicular operations in 60 cities around the country in venues ranging from residential and office buildings to airports, hospitals, hotels, and stadiums.
In addition to maintaining streamlined parking environments, Central Parking System also devises creative solutions to modern planning dilemmas, such as whether or not to give discounts to clowns carpooling in a compact sedan. The company donates part of its profits to a range of local and national charities, such as The United Way and The American Diabetes Association.
With 15 locations and an inventory of more than 3,000 cars, NextCar gets its customers back on the road with speed and ease. They carry cars, trucks, and SUVs from brands such as Acura, Range Rover, and Chevrolet, with models that range from compacts and two-doors to SUVs, luxury vehicles, and hybrids.
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.
All Stretched Out Limousine Service cruises passengers toward airports and nightclubs in the comfort of stretch Hummer H2s, Lincoln Town Car limousines, and 34-seat party buses. Leather-upholstered seats cradle riders in each vehicle, and amenities such as flat-screen TVs keep child prodigy CEOs from getting cranky on long company outings. Fiber-optic lighting and surrounding stereo systems also add glamorous ambiance to the mobile VIP suites.
In addition to weddings, school dances, and sporting events, All Stretched Out Limousine Service escorts groups to wine trail adventures at Three Fox Vineyards, Naked Mountain Winery & Vineyards, and Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn.