Through the panoramic windows of Silver State Trailways' European motorcoaches, passengers watch the highway roll by as veteran drivers chauffeur them between California and Las Vegas. The luxury fleet has made the interstate journey since 1986, along with special trips to Arizona and such California tourist destinations as national parks, Disneyland, and the store where Arnold Schwarzenegger buys his spinach. Seating 31–61 passengers, the air-conditioned buses ease the passing hours with features such as onboard restrooms, reclining seats, and overhead monitors for entertainment. Committed to customer safety, Silver State Trailways keeps in constant touch with its drivers through a state-of-the-art communications system that pinpoints coaches’ whereabouts without having to hire a film-noir P.I. to tail them on horseback.
A little more than 250 miles lie between Los Angeles and Las Vegas?a distance travelers can cross in fewer than five hours on one of LA 2 LV in Style's luxury coaches. Seated in plush reclining seats, passengers can plug into the on-board outlets and surf the web via free WiFi, or they can gaze out the window at the passing scenery while enjoying a complimentary beverage. There's plenty of sights to see en route, from an old-fashioned ghost town to vast desert landscapes studded with cacti and hopeful kids with watering cans.
A 490-horsepower V8 engine purrs beneath the trunk of the Ferrari F430, waiting to propel its driver from zero to 60 miles per hour in four seconds flat. For most people, sitting behind the wheel of a Ferrari is a pipe dream. However, LasVegasExoticCars.com puts the roadster’s horsepower in the hands of the public with its fleet of rentable Ferraris. Before each adventure, a tutorial orients drivers to their new F1-inspired chariot. Whether its the unbridled power, supreme precision stitching, or speedometer shaped like Jay Leno’s face, a ride in one of LasVegasExoticCars.com’s Ferraris offers pavement-based thrills fit for any occasion.
The World Series of Comedy brings together a horde of more than 100 humorists from all over the country to compete for laughs and a grand prize of 37 weeks of work at comedy clubs across the nation. The competition gives audience members the pleasure of acting as judge and jury without the moral and legal gray areas of serving as executioner, allowing fans a say in which comics move on to the final showcase (panels composed of comedy bookers have the most influence in the judging process). Pick from 13 shows—three wild-card shows, eight preliminary shows, and two final rounds—each sporting a lineup of eight, 15, or, in the final showdown, three comics toiling for your approval. Call to reserve your tickets.
Chefs at Hi Bombay have honed recipes for curry, vindaloo, and spicy masala over the course of 23 years, yielding a carefully spiced menu of Northern Indian classics and regional seafood specialties. Fresh-baked naan bread and whole-wheat roti sop up sauce from lamb and chicken dishes cooked in a clay-oven tandoor, and fish labadar from the Bay of Bengal simmers in a creamy tomato sauce. Hi Bombay also rents a 75-person banquet room for catered gatherings, and welcomes diners on major holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the anniversary of Caddyshack II's DVD release.
Signature service: The Fun Way to Vegas
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: Coke products
Pro Tip: Please give seven days of advance notice to book reservations.
"We like to think of our services like [an airline] on the ground," says Anthony, manager at Las Vegas Express. He oversees coaches and shuttles that make speedy trips from LA and Ontario to Las Vegas and back, with a quick layover in Ontario, where passengers can shop. While in LA, passengers can experience Los Angeles with activities such as shopping on Rodeo Drive or visiting Disneyland. Just like?or even better than?many airlines, the vehicles offer a few extra amenities, such as snacks, free drinks, and free Internet access. The staff also shows blockbuster movies during the road trip, possible thanks to ceiling-embedded TVs placed throughout the coaches' interiors and the staff's certified ability to operate a DVD player. They also have other important talents, which include CPR.