Spirit of Excellence Limousine Service whisks passengers away to the special destination of their choice while surrounding them in a fun, luxurious environment. A friendly chauffeur pulls up promptly to the doorstep, welcoming up to 10 celebrants or car-pool members into a dramatic stretch limousine. Lamborghini doors stand up in style, beckoning passengers to slide into cushy red and white seats while ceiling mirrors reflect the beaming faces within. Then your charioteer will ferry you to or from parties, weddings, or sporting events, or cruise around for a fully mobile shindig. Indulgent parents can fuel youngsters' delusions of stardom by arranging a ride for birthday boys and girls and their hangers-on. For extended expeditions, journeyers can combine up to three Groupons.
The Movie & Pizza Company lets you dine in with friends or take your meal and a movie (the flick is not included in your Groupon) home for you, your family, and the feral squirrel you've befriended. Top your pies with anything from Cajun chicken to pesto to veggie heaven (roasted red peppers, feta, parmesan, artichoke, spinach, and garlic), or opt for the traditional mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, or sausage (12-inch pies range from $11 to $15, and 16-inch pies run $13 to $20). If the regular selection doesn't perk your palate, start with a blank slate and add your own toppings ($1 each for a 12-inch pie, $1.50 each for a 16-inch). The Company's menu also features an array of specialty salads ($6.50), sandwiches ($7), and pastas ($9–$10).
The Delta Sky Club gives travelers a welcome respite from the hectic rush of the airport, offering members amenity-packed private lounges for pre-flight business and relaxation. With a one-visit pass, businesspersons looking to take their travel day off and honeymooners who refuse to leave laptops at home can take advantage of Delta Sky Club's array of perks, which make airport stints both more productive and more relaxing than bubble-bathing in a tub of motherboards. Enjoy complimentary alcoholic beverages and snacks from the fully stocked bar while watching travel shows on the satellite TV, or check your email with Delta Sky Club's complimentary WiFi and fax your lunch order to your assistant. Regardless of your travel situation, you'll enjoy the exclusivity of a lounge that only other club members and guests can access.
There are no roads in the sky—just clouds and the floating mansions of America's billionaires. Similarly, Downtown Aviation's flying lessons don't follow one set pathway to pilot certification. Using FAA-approved materials, the school's certified flight instructors can teach a fast-paced course or follow a more casual lesson plan. But the endpoint remains the same: a student, private, or sport certificate.
One of the most exciting moments during training occurs approximately 20–25 hours into instruction, when students take the controls for their first solo flight. As they soar over Memphis or Olive Branch, taking in bird's eye views through the cockpit windshield, some may feel inspired to pursue flying as a career. Luckily, they won't have to look for a new school. Downtown Aviation's faculty trains pilots for their commercial certificates and airline transport pilot licenses. The staff can also maintain pilots' aircrafts at their Cessna-certified service center.
Park It Here’s attendants steer vehicles into lots conveniently located near the Memphis International Airport. Postparking, jetsetters can kill time by memorizing the Internet in a colorful office with small tables and free WiFi or hop right onto the 24-hour shuttle bus to the airport. While owners trot the globe, cars stay safe and sound under employees' care, enjoying extras such as detailing and washing or oil changes. Customers can successfully stick to jam-packed schedules by relinquishing dry-cleaning duties to the staff and, after a designated number of repeat visits, reaping the benefits of a customer loyalty program.
Graceland Mansion, the 14-acre estate of Elvis Presley and a National Historic Landmark, mesmerizes tour-goers with the king’s untouched digs, glitzy duds, six museums, and exhibits. The three-hour Graceland Platinum Tour features Elvis's famed Jungle Room with indoor waterfall, music room, and more. The rest of the tour is self-guided and includes stops at Elvis’s two custom jets and the automobile museum housing more than 33 sets of wheels, including the legendary pink Cadillac, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, and the movie-starring red MG from Blue Hawaii. Explore the Elvis Presley: Fashion King exhibit showcasing the king’s handmade shirts, glittery getup, and collection of early 1950's MP3 players, and three special exhibits— Elvis Lives: The King and Pop Culture, ’68 Special, and Elvis in the News —which document decades of Elvis’s history and rise to stardom with interactive elements.