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.
Any taxi can get you from point A to point B. But the Water Taxi makes it interesting in a way no land vehicle can, affording unique views of Birch State Park's natural landscapes and the bustling Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk along the way. The destinations tend to be equally scenic. As it travels throughout Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, the Water Taxi makes 19 stops at places ranging from beautiful beaches to acclaimed restaurants.
Hitting them all is easy with hop-on, hop-off service, which makes it convenient for waterfront residents and visitors to get around. Riders can pick up tickets on board, online, or at several area hotels. In addition to the regular schedule, captains guide Water Taxi's vessels for private chartered voyages, such as moonlight cruises and scavenger hunts.
Air & Sea Parking furnishes a safe, insured, multilevel garage where cars can wait out their drivers' trips sheltered from the elements. The company takes convenience a step further by detailing and maintaining their wheeled wards for an additional charge, including upholstery spot treatments, oil changes, and tire rotations. Like toddler mob bosses, automobiles are subjected to 24-hour surveillance to prevent any risky business. Air & Sea Parking further eases the travel process by running a 24-hour, year-round shuttle service to the airline or cruise terminals.
Fun Rentals leases motorized excitement with four-hour scooter and ScootCoupe rentals, encouraging joy riders to explore beach and street alike in an expedient fuel-efficient cruiser. Like a domesticated velociraptor, the two-seater scooter is small, speedy, easy to park, and lasts all day on one dollar of gas. With a ScootCoupe rental, driver and passenger can sit side-by-side in the stylish three-wheeler as they jet about town at up to 40 miles per hour. The coupes are iPod–ready, allowing tech-toting motorists to roll to the sounds of classic rock or an audio-book biography of Millard Fillmore.
Park By The Ports blurs the line between a parking lot and an auto spa. Located a brief shuttle ride away from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades, Park By The Ports puts travelers' minds at ease by not only protecting vehicles, but caring for them as well. The gated, camera-monitored lot features its own body shop complete with a staff of mechanics. For cars in long-term parking, these mechanics are willing to offer their services, changing the oil, washing and polishing exteriors, or even hiding spare change between the seats if owners would like. Upon returning from their trip and stepping off the shuttle, travelers are then greeted by their sparkling-clean, freshly tuned-up car before the drive home.
The people behind Miami Exotic Car Rentals are car enthusiasts themselves?so they know exactly what fellow car fanatics look for in exotic rides. Their impressive fleet includes Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Rolls Royces, and Mercedes, each of which receives meticulous care and service from equally passionate technicians. Drivers can take their flashy wheels for spins in hourly, daily, or weekly rental stints. The company even offers to deliver cars anywhere within 50 miles, and provides orientations so drivers can learn how to operate their ride and press the right lever to activate invisibility mode.