The technicians at Paradise Car Spa often think of the cars that come to visit them as members of the owners' families. At the very least, they see the cars as extensions of the owners' personalities. That type of thinking encourages Paradise's staffers to treat the vehicles with care whether they're simply shining tires or meticulously applying a coat of carnauba hand wax. Paradise Car Spa also maintains a conveyor car wash to get customers in and out quickly and to help keep local robots employed.
Salt River Shuttle's chauffeurs run a fleet of SUVs, vans, and party buses between the metro Phoenix area and the picturesque shores of Salt River. They safely drop off families of fun-seekers and groups of friends or coworkers at a stretch of placid riverfront flanked by massive red-rock formations and open fields. After disembarking, passengers are free to spend lazy afternoons floating down the gentle current in tubes or the mouths of friendly sea monsters before drivers reappear to transport them home.
As the only Harley-Davidson dealer in Phoenix, Buddy Stubbs brings years of rubber-peeling and highway-cruising experience to ensure customers emerge ready to ride into the sun, complete with lava-proof suits, pressurized bike chambers, and UV-coated oxygen helmets. This rider's paradise stocks its 47,000-square-foot dealership with the highest-quality Harley-Davidson products, including authentic riding gear, parts, accessories, and handlebar skull tassles. Visitors can even check out the backup motorcycle from Evel Knievel’s Caesar’s Palace jump, as well as a museum of admirer-baiting road rockets on select days. Depending on the location, try on a 'tude-flashing bar-and-shield T-shirt ($25.95), a chromed-out necklace ($50), or a flashy ice scoop ($25) that will deck out party glasses with thunderous ice-dropping throttle.
Arizona Executive helps travelers weave around transportation hassles with a variety of chauffeur services, dedicating themselves to open lines of communication to help prevent late arrivals and minimize wait times. After an advance call to ensure that plans have not changed, the rovers will pick up passengers in a comfy sport-utility vehicle and offer complimentary bottled water for the ride. Drivers make themselves easy to find by using drop off and pick up areas located exclusively on the north side of flight terminals at the airport. Once you arrive at the baggage claim on the return leg of your trip, make a quick call to the transportation company and they'll speedily dispatch your coachman to the cell phone parking lot to await your arrival.
Signature service: Transporting people with wheelchairs
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Ambulex Transport System
Pro Tip: Please reserve your ride at least one day ahead
When they founded Classic Car Spa, Jim Barrons and Tim Stocker wanted to build an oasis for road-weary vehicles, a place where cars could stop for revitalizing washes or regain lost performance with basic oil changes. Now scattered across locations in Phoenix and Tucson, the technicians carefully scrub away highway grime with lamb-wool mitts and wick away moisture with comically oversize blow dryers.