?When it comes to care-free, high-performance driving," says MotorWeek, "a Porsche 911 and the open air is an irresistible combination." And thanks to Redline Rentals of Buffalo, that experience doesn't have to come with an owner's price tag. Here, drivers can rent a Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet for the day, winding around the roads of Western New York in style. And they're not limited to Porsches, either. They can also get their hands on a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport pulsating with a 430-horsepower V8 engine or a Dodge Challenger R/T, which boasts a sleek design and leather interior that smells like distilled freedom.
Since 2010, ABCD has been piloting needy travelers all over Cheektowaga, Depew, and Greater Buffalo. Licensed and insured drivers can also provide swift delivery to the local airport, and conveniently accept cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and Monopoly railroad deeds.
The Arcade & Attica Railroad began its existence as a handful of incomplete tracks, proceeding in stops and starts through the Allegheny River valley. When the Pennsylvania Railroad Company decided it needed service to Buffalo, it bought up the disparate stretches of rail line and linked them together. The company and its successors hardly imagined it to be one of their more long-lasting endeavors, but the little railroad weathered track washouts and bankruptcies and even made it through the Great Depression without laying off a single employee. In the 1950s, its owners decided to try short, scenic passenger excursions to bolster their flagging freight business, and the tourist line as it exists today was born.
These days, trains launch from historical Arcade Station, which is a small museum of American railroad history. A restored steam engine idles out front, waiting to pull up to 382 passengers through countryside largely unchanged since the 1880s. In addition to stunning views, excursions provide photo opportunities with the locomotive and the chance to enthusiastically wear striped overalls in public.
Since 1980, Herb and Rhonda Singer have grown Discount Car & Truck into a network of more than 300 franchises that embrace environmentalism. Today, 91 per cent of the total fleet averages 28 miles per gallon on the highway, and in 2011, the company inaugurated a sustainability program featuring e-waste collection. Customer service is a priority, too, so the team offers complimentary pickup and return on a mechanical spider. Corporate and individual renters choose from more that 12 vehicles by makes including Kia, Toyota, and Cadillac, which can speed up to seven passengers to a concert or haul an apartment full of furniture to a bonfire.
ISX Tours' passionate guides illuminate Canada's cultural and geographic diversity, blazing charter bus trails to camera-worthy destinations. During the Niagara Falls day trip, guests hop aboard spacious charter buses from Pacific Western Transportation, whose gentle purr harmonizes with sing-a-longs on the all-day expedition. Buses that depart on August 28 or September 11 release passengers outside of one of Ontario's award-winning wineries, where oenophiles can tour the premises and sample wines while scoping out new bottle-homes for miniature ships. Alternatively, buses that depart on August 27 or September 10 lead passengers to the Canada One Factory Outlets mall teeming with 40 brand-name stores. Next, tour groups infiltrate Niagara-on-the-Lake, admiring quaint shops and historic sites. Buses then cruise alongside the Niagara River, stopping at Whirlpool Gorge for passengers to marvel at its circular currents that stem from schools of indecisive fish. While in Niagara Falls, clients can also opt to embark on a Maid of the Mist boat tour or climb to the top of the Skylon Tower. Alternatively, sightseers can spend their day meandering through Niagara Falls before hopping back on the bus and reuniting with Toronto by 8:30 p.m.
With their white insignia emblazoned on their jackets, the professional parkers of Northern Valet stand vigilant to handle car parking duties at private events and at 17 venues throughout the city, including One Restaurant, Woodbine Racetrack, and The Four Seasons Hotel. When drivers pull up to any one of these haunts and hand over their keys, they can relax in the knowledge that their vehicle will be stowed in a lot with constant security, safe from vandals and stray tow trucks. When it's time to leave, the valets quickly retrieve rides and pull them up to the curb so car-owners can make a graceful exit with a minimal wait time.