Look for a salon that offers "airbrush tanning" in your city. It's still relatively new, but it's awesome.
Basically, they spray you with a bronzer (so you get immediate visual results) but the solution also contains DHA (the active ingredient in ALL self tanners) so that after a few hours you'll develop a "real" tan that lasts for about week. (real, as in "not painted, but also not because you've been out toasting in the golden rays of the sun")
There's also a handheld unit (for DIY airbrusing) that I saw on the shopping channel a few days ago (www.tsc.ca
) but since it's relatively new I'm going to wait on that product.
Try looking up "self tanners" in this forum. There has been an indepth discussion about self tanners before.