From Atlanta to LA, Park 'N Fly keeps cars safe inside their secured quarters just a quick shuttle ride away from the nearest airport. To make taking a trip more convenient for travelers, they offer 24-hour shuttles that arrive every five minutes, valet parking, and luggage assistance, beyond giving their vehicles a safe place to stay. Their lots are gated, well lit, and monitored.
VIP Park & Ride, Inc's sprawling lot space welcomes up to 500 vehicles at a time for short staycations as owners head to Jacksonville International Airport or Jaxport cruise terminal by way of complimentary shuttle. In addition to keeping a close eye on visiting horseless carriages, VIP's seasoned team of mechanics can also fine-tune cars while their owners are gone, changing oil, rotating tires, and swapping out damaged wiper blades. Six different detailing services thoroughly primp and polish vehicles by swabbing their exteriors in hard wax and dabbing their interiors with vinyl dressing and air deodorizer. Automotive experts can also tint windows a shade darker to block out the sun or views of obscene full moons. Guests are welcome to call ahead or make drop-off reservations online.
The knowledgeable guides at TourTime lead groups of curious local gapers and touring out-of-towners throughout northern Florida, offering hearty doses of entertaining facts on the region’s sights and history along the way. The private three-hour Jacksonville tour—which culminates with beer and pretzel sampling at the Anheuser-Busch brewery—begins with verbal perambulations through the history of the area’s first inhabitants, the Timuquan, and their fabled offerings of alligator-skin piñatas to French and Spanish colonizers. Cruise the River City’s downtown to eye the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars before visiting the Riverside/Avondale area and Florida’s first condos—originally known as “house larvae”—along with several historical homes, such as the Leon Cheek residence and the Marble House, made from Georgia–quarried marble and actual marbles. Along the way, tour takers are treated to tales of the Great Fire of 1901 and views of notable landmarks such as the Memorial Wall.
Elite Auto Shares has assembled a fleet of luxury speedsters to grant their clientele the ultimate driving experience. With vehicles such as a 430-horsepower Corvette, an Audi R8, and a Mercedes-Benz E350, Elite Auto Shares has the right wheels for any occasion, be it a wedding, a night on the town, or an impromptu, one-person parade down Main Street.:m]]
Andres Kerllenevich began flying helicopters as a hobby while making a living as a lawyer. As time passed, he earned his license and left to fly tours over Alaska and New York City. He eventually settled in St. Augustine, the historical city where his wife fondly remembered vacationing as a child. Now, seven other FAA-certified pilots join him in leading tours over the coastal castles, historic lighthouses and colleges, and vibrant downtown areas of St. Augustine, Tampa, and the Florida Keys.
At the helm of Robinson R44 helicopters, the pilots soar at heights of up to 1,500 feet past Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Porpoise Point, and the towering red cross at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. They also guide tours above Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay Times Forum, and the Florida Aquarium, while granting passengers glimpses of coastline populated by bottlenose dolphins. Pilots have also orchestrated aerial marriage proposals, during which the groom-to-be points out his question written on the beach or on a rooftop sign. The tours grant a bird's-eye view for photography and videography sessions.
With help from a staff of paddleboarders, surfers, environmental scientists, and a dog named Dillon, Kayak Amelia founders Jody and Ray Hetchka combine their love for outdoor sports with environmental conservation. Ray, a certified naturalist and self-described tree hugger, peppers guided kayak, bicycle, and paddleboard eco tours with facts on flora, fauna, and all the best smells circulating throughout the island's delicate ecosystem. In addition to guided tours, Kayak Amelia teaches paddleboard and kayak lessons, and leads fishing trips and overnight kayak excursions. Guests can sign up for tours, or rent equipment for the day, at Kayak Amelia's storefront, Y.B. Green's General Store, which carries eco-friendly gifts such as beeswax candles, carved bone necklaces, and clay-dyed clothing.
Located within a mile of both Orlando and Jacksonville International airports, ParkEzFly safeguards travelers' ground-bound transporters while they take to the skies. Customers deposit their car in the 24/7 lot, check in, and wait no more than 15 minutes before a shuttle rolls up and escorts them to the terminal. ParkEzFly's video-surveillance cameras and security gate deter car crooks, and luggage assistance from the staff ensures that customers can fill their suitcases with as much bronze bullion as they need. When passengers return, they simply board a shuttle at the airport and head back to be reunited with their chariots; if necessary, deflated tires and weary batteries will be treated to complimentary jump-starting and tire inflation.