Signature service: The Fun Way to Vegas
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: Coke products
Pro Tip: Please give seven days of advance notice to book reservations.
"We like to think of our services like [an airline] on the ground," says Anthony,
manager at Las Vegas Express. He oversees coaches and shuttles that make speedy trips from LA and Ontario to Las Vegas and back, with a quick layover in Ontario, where passengers can shop. While in LA, passengers can experience Los Angeles with activities such as shopping on Rodeo Drive or visiting Disneyland. Just like?or even better than?many airlines, the vehicles offer a few extra amenities, such as snacks, free drinks, and free Internet access. The staff also shows
blockbuster movies during the road trip, possible thanks to ceiling-embedded TVs placed throughout the coaches' interiors and the staff's certified ability to operate a DVD player. They also have other important talents, which include CPR.
A little more than 250 miles lie between Los Angeles and Las Vegas?a distance travelers can cross in fewer than five hours on one of LA 2 LV in Style's luxury coaches. Seated in plush reclining seats, passengers can plug into the on-board outlets and surf the web via free WiFi, or they can gaze out the window at the passing scenery while enjoying a complimentary beverage. There's plenty of sights to see en route, from an old-fashioned ghost town to vast desert landscapes studded with cacti and hopeful kids with watering cans.
Commuting becomes a celebration once you step aboard Da Bus LA. The party bus combines all of the elements needed for a lively drive to a wedding, birthday party, or night out on the town: ice, cups, and a driver who won't comment on your singing. Each trip includes a complimentary bottle of champagne to get the festive journey started.
From behind the wheel of imposing Lincoln town cars, Cadillac Escalades, and stretch limousines, Mellow Ride Limousine’s seasoned drivers guide refined rides down bumper-to-bumper streets or wide-open roads with professional courtesy. The plush fleet delivers passengers to events and occasions in stylish comfort, containing the wedding party’s infectious excitement on the way to the reception hall or helping families to take theme-park excursions without the hassle of growing a pumpkin and waiting for it to turn into a carriage. Drivers operate throughout a wide service area, delivering fliers to a slew of terminals at LAX, Burbank Airport, John Wayne Airport, and other major area airports.
Hamburger Hamlet has its roots in the original Hamburger Hamlet, an upscale burger joint opened in 1950 by actor Harry Lewis and his wife, Marilyn. Much like the studio system and rampant anti-Communist paranoia of that time, however, that Hamburger Hamlet is no more. In its place is a chain of restaurants that have retained the original's commitment to quality food, A-list service, and morose Act III soliloquies. The new Hamburger Hamlet's menu, overseen by executive chef Tony Zidar, updates much of the original Ham Ham fare while expanding upon the available eats. Still on the roster are burgers with beef, turkey, or veggie patties, such as the all-American classic cheeseburger ($9.95?$10.95) or the avocado-topped Marilyn Burger ($10.50?$10.95), all served with regular, mesquite, or garlic fries. On the new menu, however, are entrees such as a pan-roasted chicken served with spinach and garlic-parmesan fries ($16.95?$17.95), a barbecue meatloaf sandwich with garlic mashed potatoes on its arm ($10.95?$11.95), and a California market salad loaded with nuts, vegetables, chicken, cranberries, and goat cheese ($13.50?$13.95). Chocolateers and fudgeistadors will hit pay dirt with Hamburger Hamlet's ultimate hot-fudge cake ($8.95?$9.95), just one of the several rich desserts offered.
The FAA-certified instructors at Continental Aviation have more than 60 years and 30,000 flight hours of combined experience, which they use to train aspiring aviators. Their fleet of Cessna and Piper aircraft operates out of Van Nuys Airport, hoisting student-teacher teams aloft in pursuit of certifications ranging from private pilot's licenses to instrument ratings, depending on the student's goals. Back on the ground, certified mechanics provide pilots with a wide range of services for personal aircraft, including general repairs and annual inspections that will look for any wear and tear and chart the vehicle's wingspan growth.