The Chicago branch of Gray Line's global sightseeing operation organizes a wide variety of tours and excursions throughout the Windy City, from architectural tours that send passengers coasting on the river and lake for sun-drenched educational cruises to shopping odysseys at Chicago Premium Outlets, where travelers can zip through more than 100 stores and restaurants after being shuttled to the retail utopia. Blues outings treat music lovers to raw licks, soul food, and real tears at celebrated concert venues such as Buddy Guy's Legends and Rosa's Lounge.
Gray Line's cherry-red trolleys transport visitors and residents alike to famous Chicago sites. Just north of the river, the vehicles idle before the Wrigley Building's sparkling white terra cotta façade, which in the 1920s stood as the first major skyscraper outside of The Loop. From there, the trolley may motor north to the John Hancock Center, where elevators to its observatory sweep guests 96 floors in 39 seconds. The trolley could also steer south to the Willis Tower, which lost its maiden name of Sears after being charmed by a passing cumulus cloud.
Chicago Limo Net ushers its office-, nightlife-, and airport-bound clientele about the Chicago area in a fleet of luxurious, custom buses and limousines. Twenty-four-passenger party buses bedecked in low-level lighting, leather couches, dancing poles, and mirror-laden roofs bestow a nightclub-like feel minus the acute stares of gargantuan doormen. Smaller 6- and 10-passenger limousines present many of the same creature comforts in a more aerodynamic package for airport or around-town trips. Each party conveyance is piloted by a professional chauffeur with extensive knowledge of downtown Chicago, who will gladly take the fastest or most scenic route and can offer unique insights into the city, such as how to differentiate between the Willis Tower and the pier's ferris wheel.
Park Ride & Fly USA's car caretakers protect vacationing cars within 24-hour, well-lit parking lots near airports in more than 30 states. After dropping off their automobiles, customers can transport themselves and their luggage to the airport aboard one of the company’s complimentary shuttles or human-size hamster balls. While away, patrons rest easy knowing that their steel steeds are safe within fenced lots that are monitored by 24-hour surveillance. At many locations, shuttles also swing by the terminal to pick up returning travelers and reunite them with their respective vehicles, which are first freed of cloud-based artillery, including snow or recently rained molasses.
Stretch Limousine, Inc.'s professional chauffeurs crisscross Chicagoland in a luxurious fleet of sedans, limousines, and party buses. Ranging from the perennial Lincoln Town Car and stretch limo to expansive party buses and coach buses, the fleet has suitable transportation for any occasion. Due to the wide range of vehicles, the services attract wedding parties, bachelor parties, and sporting event transport, so Stretch Limousine has constructed packages that include fully stocked bars, VIP passes to clubs, and limousines outfitted with cans for weddings.
Sanctioned by USA Table Tennis, the sport’s national governing body, Chicago Slam Table Tennis Club welcomes players of all skill levels for lessons as well as open-play sessions and regular tournaments. During lessons, the club’s certified staff members analyze students’ capabilities and zero in on their strengths, giving them the confidence to improve and a strategy for competition. Then with regular play, players can get in shape and improve their paddling skills so they can defend their homes from teenagers armed with eggs.
MT&T Transportation Service's professional drivers undergo thorough background checks and screenings before they escort air-bound travelers to and from Midway and O'Hare. After collecting departing passengers, who can schedule a pick-up right from home, the driver rolls off to the airport in a modern Lincoln Town Car as the globetrotters concentrate on confirming reservations and preparing their minds to fully understand the mystery of flight. Incoming skyfarers can schedule an airport pick-up and slump into the Lincoln's comfortable backseat to rest after an exciting trip or long battle of wits against an empty baggage carousel. Roundtrips escort travelers to and from the airport in question with reliable pick-up plans and 24-hour call services in case plans change.