Haute to Trot: Boston’s Haute 5 Transportation Options

Boston is known as “America’s walking city,” where sidewalks are meticulously maintained come rain, snow or sunshine to the delight of native Beantown residents and tourists alike. And, perhaps, rightly so, with the city’s limited parking at times off-limits to even the highest bidders (tow trucks abound as sore reminders to those who must go without).

While the view of the city from street-level is pretty, and the ability to navigate Boston’s winding neighborhoods by foot a bragging right in itself, take a step beyond mass transportation and into one of these luxury commandeered travel techniques.

Gotham Dream Cars

Murciélago or Maserati? Bentley Continental or Carrera? At Gotham Dream Cars, the choice – and wish – is yours. Its multimillion dollar fleet has recently expanded to Boston, and driving enthusiasts couldn’t be happier. Whether you’re in the market to give an unforgettable gift or simply want to test the horsepower (for a day, a week, or longer), Gotham has what you need. Concierge services include unlimited fuel, drop-off and pick-up at the location of your choice, and a well-educated staff to answer your every query and whim.

Gotham Dream Cars is located at 90 Exeter Street, Boston, 877.246.8426

East Coast Aero Club

When traffic saturates the interstate and you’ve got a downtown meeting to make, wouldn’t it be nice to skip the hassle of stop-and-go and to ship ahead in a helicopter? East Coast Aero Club’s fleet of Piper and Robinson helicopters would agree. Its fleet is available by the hour, primarily, with fly-to-buy options available. Who says The Donald has to have all the fun?

East Coast Aero Club is located at the Hanscom Field, Bedford, 781.274.6322

Stratos Jet Charters

Time is money – and time spent in a snaking airport line is wasted. Stratos Jet Charters’ VIP membership allows you to chart your course without the hassle of check-in, with a dedicated consultant to take care of the details so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Roger that.

Stratos Jet Charters is located at 111 Boylston Street, Boston, 888.478.7286

Smooth Sailing Charters

“One if by land, and two if by sea.” Longfellow’s famous words echo amidst the sparkling waters of the Boston Harbor. Whether your intention is to host an intimate gathering atop the 80-foot Roamer or a larger cause for celebration within the 115-foot Liberty Clipper, Smooth Sailing Charters’ guarantee is that your trip – be it a few hours or a few weeks – is just that.

Smooth Sailing Charters is located at 142 Commercial Street, Bostonn, 617.720.0029

Fini Concierge

When the going gets tough, why not have someone else do the going for you? Fini Concierge gives busy jet-setters the luxury of leisure time. Need a reservation at a haute restaurant or hotel reservation across the Atlantic? Fini will take care of that for you. Can’t find a few minutes to pick up dry cleaning, or to purchase a gift for an out-of-town friend? Fini’s on top of that, too. Sometimes, the best way to travel is within the confines of a cashmere robe, at home.

Fini Concierge is located at 877 Beacon Street, Boston, 617.247.02215