The fleet at LUXE Limousine isn't made up of vehicles so much as it is rolling nightclubs. Each limousine, from the Lincoln Town Car to the stretch Hummer SUV, envelops its passengers in a glittering interior enhanced with fiber optics and high-tech niceties such as flat-screen televisions, iPhone connection ports, and surround sound. At the helms of these mobile lounges sit a squad of professional chauffeurs, who whisk their passengers off to destinations ranging from the airport and corporate events to bars modeled to feel like the inside of a regular car.
Lumanair Aviation Services has given northeastern Illinois passage to the heavens for more than 45 years. Take your first step toward establishing aerial residency with an introductory flight lesson, which begins with a brief walkthrough of the plane and continues with the basics of engine starting, taxiing, taking off, and landing. Students have the opportunity to control and fly the plane and can even bring along a friend to enjoy the ride and keep lookout for angry red barons. Customers who prefer to sit and survey can take advantage of the skyline tour, a round-trip flight to the Chicago skyline that can be shared with up to two friends. During the 90-minute journey, the pilot will point out interesting landmarks and even allow the person sitting in front to briefly pilot the plane while the other two passengers make fighter-jet noises.
When people think of party venues, bars, banquet halls, and even living rooms come to mind. Mr. Party Bus Limos seeks to change that. The entertainment company rolls out a fleet of party buses equipped with comfy seats, mood lighting, flat-screen TVs, and sound systems that get the celebration started by blasting the latest dance hits or Senate committee hearings. Revelers can celebrate an upcoming wedding or ring in the new year as they ride around town in style.
The delighted squeals of playing children reverberate off of Little Monkey Bizness’s brightly hued walls, imbuing the space with an atmosphere of joyful energy throughout the day. The indoor play space welcomes youngsters age 8 and under to scurry in for hours of unstructured play on its well-maintained equipment, and an art room keeps imaginations fired up. A separate space for babies grants kids aged 6 months to 1 year a safe space where they can practice their crawling skills. Private party rooms facilitate rousing renditions of "Happy Birthday," and an onsite café keeps tummies from grumbling thanks to a collection of kid-friendly snacks and adult-friendly coffee.
The fleet of vehicles at Black Car Service is almost as diverse as the trips they take. Passenger payloads range from four in the Lincoln Town Car sedan to as many as 35 in the Mini Coach, allowing groups big and small to travel together as they go out on the town or head to a wedding reception. Though wide-ranging in size, vehicles are actually quite similar on the inside, surrounding passengers in clean, leather-bound fixtures and flourishes such as champagne chillers and DVD players.
The only thing better than tailgating with friends is tailgating with professional football players. At Corporate Tailgate, partygoers have the chance to toast and mingle with former Chicago Bears players during celebratory pre-game festivities held in the sprawling Adler Planetarium lot. As attendees trade game stats and toss around football-shaped watermelons, they can also savor chef-made meals and dance to tunes spun by a live DJ.