Metrolink's efficient, dependable rail service threads through a total of six SoCal counties, sending out seven raily runners to connect its network of 55 stations. Venture from Ventura County to North San Diego and all stops in between with a one-day pass, which gives the bearer unlimited access to trains and one complimentary rooftop brawl. Metrolink's comfortable double deckers satisfy latent older-sibling impulses to claim the top bunk. Due to yuletide shenanigans, there will be limited service on December 24–25, 31, and January 1, so read up on holiday service changes here; if you plan to ride on the 18th or 19th, watch out for the Holiday Toy Express, which steams in from the North Pole every year to drop off unwanted elves.
For any one who has ever stared nervously from the back seat of a cab as a meter on the dashboard racked up dollars like a pool shark, a limousine ride can be a welcoming experience. For over a decade, G & A Limousine Service?s 24-hour service has been transporting guests in meter-free elegance aboard standard Lincoln Town Cars and eight-person stretch limousines. Whether heading to a wedding, night on the town, or the airport, guests sink into plush leather seating while surreptitiously checking for signs of UFOs through the moonroof. LED strip lighting illuminates evenings in style as on-board decanters pour libations into supplied glasses and stemware. Every trip is furnished with soft drinks and snacks, and guests are invited to explore the web using free WiFi.
Mobility Works maintains a fleet of wheelchair- and scooter-accessible vans to pair families with vehicles that fit their needs. The inventory includes side- and rear-entry models from Toyota, Dodge, Chrysler, Honda, and other manufacturers as well as wheelchair and scooter lifts that can be installed in existing vehicles. Mobility Works' staff of mechanics can also service vehicles to fine-tune a malfunctioning lift or stop radios from playing "Something to Talk About" on repeat.
Shuttle 2 Vegas' luxury buses travel straight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, but most passengers feel like they've arrived at the strip as soon as they step aboard. A red carpet leads up to the 55-passenger bus, where a hostess pours complementary drinks and plays music throughout the trip—often prompting passengers to dance. The hostess doubles as a concierge, and he or she can book hotels and make dinner reservations at some of Vegas' best restaurants and clubs.
The prompt and reliable professional chauffeurs at A&B Limo & Sedan Services expertly whisk passengers to their destinations, allowing them to avoid the stress of traffic and parking, and just enjoy the ride. The fleet – composed of town cars, stretch limousines, and party buses – can be commissioned for all manner of events, from prom nights and weddings to bar hops and concerts. The company’s home base is centrally located near LAX, as well as Long Beach, John Wayne, Burbank, and Ontario airports, giving travelers the option of avoiding the cost of long-term airport parking or asking their horse to pick them up at baggage claim.
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.