Super Trans's spacious shuttles depart from Philadelphia up to five times a day as they escort travelers to either Newark or JFK airports. Customers in Philadelphia and some nearby suburbs can arrange for door-to-door pickup, and others can choose their boarding locations from a list of pickup points, such as the Hampton Inn Newtown, the Philadelphia Airport, and the landing strip atop City Hall. The 2.5- to 3-hour ride departs at regular intervals throughout the day, giving travelers the stress-free freedom to arrive to the airport with enough time to check in, browse the gift shops, or get lost in the hypnotic swirl of the baggage claim upon return. Every shuttle makes an average of two to four stops. Customers can see the shuttle schedule here.
Black Diamond Transportation's impeccably professional chauffeurs ferry passengers safely to their destinations in luxury and comfort. Lustrous black sedans carry travelers to the airport, haul revelers safely from bar to bar during nights on the town, or carry newly made prom kings to their lavish coronations. For some larger groups, such as those heading to corporate events, weddings, and bachelor/bachelorette parties, the staff arranges special package prices with advance notice.
Imagine a lifestyle in which you park a Ferrari at a private boat slip, slide onto a custom yacht, and ferry it across a waterway to a private island hosting a 20-room mansion modeled after an Italian villa. Though this may sound like a dream only attainable by the mega rich or an heir to a chocolate-fountain fortune, Imagine Lifestyles facilitates such lavish accommodations with a cavalry of luxury vehicles, vacation homes, and yacht charters. They specialize in auto rentals, entrusting cars from brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, and BMW to drivers for as short as a half day or as long as several weeks. To shield these pristine and rare rides from the elements, they also deal in luxury vacation home rentals, ranging from beach mansions in Miami to chic lofts and high-rise penthouses. The service also charters air and sea transportation, including jets of all sizes and yachts for all occasions.
All American Limo's professional drivers transport patrons to and from Philadelphia International Airport aboard luxuriously accommodated vehicles: Lincoln Town Car, Chrysler 300, or Lincoln limousine. Whichever car they choose, customers can rest and play Jenga on leather seats surrounded by sleek, wood trim. Behind tinted windows, the eight-passenger limo's mini bar and vibrant lighting create a chic preflight and postflight atmosphere.
When the family-owned Weikel's Auto Repair opened in 1994, its ASE-certified technicians inspected cars in a cozy three-bay shop. As demand for their expertise grew, so did their need for space, machinery, and equipment. These days, in a roomier shop, ASE-certified master technician Steve Weikel and his team administer extensive services for all automotive systems and car makes, including hybrids. The crew aligns wheels and tires, ensures electrical wiring functions properly, and replaces brake pads and hoses, keeping any flowers growing on the driver's side properly watered. Weikel's crew also performs state safety and emissions inspections, outfits vehicles with Michelin or Bridgestone tires, and assists broken-down cars with 24/7 towing.
The second annual Philly F/M Festival culls hordes of independent films and live music, emphasizing the interplay of the two media. Thursday night hosts the event's kick-off party as Philadelphia Slick douses the crowd with waves of toe-tapping beats and games of Simon Says. The neighborhood's lights dim on Friday as the film screenings begin at 7 p.m. with Sound It Out, a phonetically precise documentary that chronicles the last vinyl record shop in Teesside, England. Meet Me on South Street, The Story of JC Dobbs (September 24 at 6:30 p.m.) delves into Philadelphia's artistic subculture and underground crocheting scene from the 1970s to 1996 through the lens of one of its signature and now defunct musical establishments.