At the helm of a fleet of limousines and sedans, the professional drivers of ICU Transportation inject a potent dose of transportational class into business meetings, weddings, or trips to the airport. Their upholstered, wood-veneered luxury automobiles stand ready to take guests to the airport or spirit teens and their orangutan butlers to prom. To add some pomp to circumstances, guests can arrange to surprise loved ones with a limo at their door, whisking them away for a romantic evening of stylish cruising.
Cats and dogs get a taste of the pampered life at the Pawington, a pet daycare center with an upscale philosophy. Pets get spoiled with luxurious private suites, opulent spa and grooming services, and four-star meals with room service. Both the cat and dog kibble are prepared in-house, and it's 100% grain free. But those with even richer tastes can chow down on filet mignon, New York steak, or pan-seared salmon. After dinner, pets can visit the spa for a blueberry facial, an oatmeal shampoo, or a "pawdicure."
Joe Limo's fleet of vans, stretch limousines, buses, and Lincoln Town Car sedans whisk passengers to their destinations for a wide range of occasions. Wine country explorers can tap the drivers for safe schlepping from vineyard to vineyard, while city tourists can call on them to take them to the airport, where they can catch a flight or pet their favorite jumbo jet. Wedding parties and out-on-the-town revelers can also call upon the company for safe and expeditious transportation.
The Hilton San Francisco Financial District, located just one block from Chinatown, transforms its grounds into prime parade-viewing real estate during the annual Chinese New Year Parade. The three-hour celebration ushers in the Year of the Snake, which is recognized throughout Chinese culture as a symbol of intelligence and intuition. Attendees can snag seats in the bandstand just outside the hotel, where they'll witness the parade reach its culmination with a flurry of spellbinding colors, extravagant floats, and elaborate costumes. Marching bands and fleet-footed dancers infuse the lively celebration with a healthy dose of music and impressive athleticism, all while the newly crowned Miss Chinatown USA and her court preside over the festivities. Certain to delight is Gum Lung, a 268-foot Golden Dragon manned by more than 100 martial artists and supervised by a group of bouncers wearing knight’s armor.
Popular globetrotting pop collective Architecture in Helsinki transforms The Fillmore into a throbbing, futuristic discotheque as its latest tour storms American shores. Formed in Melbourne, the ambidextrous dance band stirs fans with a tornado of flamboyant sounds, infectious anthems, and commitment-free instrument swapping. With hits such as “Do the Whirlwind” and latest single “Contact High,” lead crooner Cameron Bird and his cakewalking team of tunesmiths tickle ear bones and rehabilitate ankles in support of its latest album, Moment Bends. During the kaleidoscopic performance, the band seduces grateful dance floors with smile-baiting 10-foot hooks and sounds culled from hypnotic synths, romantic glockenspiels, and strummed chest hairs. Filling out the bill, girl-group garage rockers The Sandwitches enchant with sardonically lovelorn themes and harmonies, and pop enthusiasts Dom charm with stargazing Casios and hockey anthems about their cats. The Fillmore invites Groupon holders backstage after the show to meet the band, discuss musical influences, and take notes on hitting the elusive high Z note.
Noticing that travelers could use better parking options close to San Francisco International Airport, the owners of Park SFO built a secured indoor and outdoor parking facility just 3 miles north of the airport. The outdoor lot watches over cars with 24-hour video surveillance, whereas the seven-story indoor lot shields autos from the elements. Optional valet service saves patrons from parking and retrieval responsibilities and can shave up to 30 minutes off of trips. While vehicles are in their care, Park SFO’s staffers can spruce them up with standard washes or complete detailing services.
Round-the-clock shuttles depart from Park SFO approximately every five minutes, taking guests on seven-minute rides to the departure level of the airport. For frequent travelers, Park SFO offers a membership program loaded with perks, such as guaranteed parking and discounts on car washes and detailing.