Discover New Worlds This Columbus Day Weekend!

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Discover New Worlds This Columbus Day Weekend!
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Discover new worlds this Columbus Day Weekend! Every October, cities across the U.S. celebrate Columbus Day in honor of the famous explorer who kicked off the European Age of Exploration in the Renaissance when he sailed from Spain to the Caribbean, establishing a connection between the Americas and Europe. There’s even a catchy rhyme about Columbus’s journey that most of you probably learned in school at a young age: “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” This year, Columbus Day falls on Monday, October 12th, providing many people across the country with a well-deserved day off, making it a popular getaway weekend.

Did you know that Columbus’s “discovery” was an accident? He wasn’t trying to find the Americas like most people think; he was actually trying to find a faster route to India. Nowadays, mistakes like that could lead to disastrous vacations, throwing your whole travel plans in the loop. Imagine if you were trying to go to New York, but ended up in Seattle? Thanks to modern GPS technology, you don’t have to worry about making a mistake like that. All you have to do is pick a destination, purchase tickets, and board the bus to set off on your very own exploration! On GotoBus, you’ll be able to find routes to cities all across the U.S.A. (and get there in a fraction of the time it took for Columbus to find the New World). Below, we’ve included some tips for what to do in cities around the country this Columbus Day Weekend.

Boston

The North End of Boston is the city’s traditionally Italian neighborhood, and since Columbus was originally from Italy, his achievements are a significant source of pride for Italian-Americans. Columbus Park in the North End holds a Fall Festival every year on Columbus Day to commemorate both the explorer and the new season. This family-friendly event kicks off with a kids parade, followed by a special ceremony at the statue of Christopher Columbus. The rest of the day includes games and entertainment, including local performers, storytellers to get your imaginations running wild and even magicians! Given the park’s location between the North End and Faneuil Hall, you’ll be a short walk from some of the best food in the city, so be sure to bring your appetite!

Discover New Worlds This Columbus Day Weekend!
Boston, Massachusetts – North End

New York City

While Columbus’s Italian origins are very important to Italian-Americans, his journey to the New World was actually sponsored by the crown of Spain. Because of that, there are many Hispanic-Americans who also celebrate this holiday. In New York City on Sunday, October 11th (the day before Columbus Day), you can see the vibrantly colorful Hispanic Day Parade, which has been held since 1985. The parade marches (and dances) down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue between 44th and 72nd Streets. It features Hispanic communities from across all of the city’s 5 boroughs coming together to showcase various floats they’ve designed, play in marching bands, and dance around in bright costumes that are influenced by the folk traditions of each Latin community represented, whether it is Puerto Rican, Mexican, Dominican, Colombian, Argentine, or one of the many other proud Hispanic nationalities with communities in NYC. The event attracts about 10,000 participants and over one million spectators every year, making for a livelier alternative to the city’s annual Columbus Day Parade. Come out and celebrate Hispanic solidarity!

Discover New Worlds This Columbus Day Weekend!
New York City

Washington, D.C.

On October 10th and 11th, head over to Pennsylvania Avenue between 9th and 14th Streets to take part in the Taste of D.C. festival, an absolute must for any foodies out there. Over 70 of the city’s most popular restaurants, food trucks, and other eateries will have stations set up for your dining pleasure, including a Beer Garden and Wine Walk for adults and a Family Zone for kids. On Columbus Day itself, visit the Christopher Columbus statue outside of Union Station to see the annual wreath-laying ceremony. Even the Italian and Spanish embassies get involved.

Washington DC - Columbus statue
Washington DC – Columbus Statue

Los Angeles

Columbus Day is a much more important holiday on the East Coast than in other parts of the country. This includes Los Angeles, which doesn’t really have any notable celebrations. The advantage to this is that you won’t have to worry about any overcrowded sightseeing in the LA area. Theme parks, like Disneyland, will get a little busier because of the day off, but if you want to stick to the city itself, you can take your time and won’t feel overwhelmed. It’s also a great weekend find some discount shopping deals at some of the local outlet centers.

Discover New Worlds This Columbus Day Weekend!
Los Angeles

San Francisco

In San Francisco, there is an annual Italian Heritage Parade. Though this is one of the few Columbus Day Weekend celebrations in the city, it is still a great deal of fun. In fact, it is the oldest Italian-American pride parade in the country, first held in 1868. During the parade, spectators will see all kinds of floats from community groups, businesses, school clubs, and more. There will be open-air dining and food specials from some of the city’s best Italian restaurants. This year, it is scheduled for 12:30pm on Sunday, October 11th, making its route from Fisherman’s Wharf to North Beach.

Discover New Worlds This Columbus Day Weekend!
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Chicago

The Windy City will host its 63rd annual Columbus Day Parade on October 12th. The celebration begins at 9am with a Catholic mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the base of the Columbus statue in Arrigo Park. Then, at 12:30pm, the parade kicks off, traveling down State Street between Wacker and Van Buren. Though Chicago’s Italian community shows up strong, all ethnicities are invited to join. It features over 150 groups of bands, floats, and other kinds of marchers. Also happening in Chicago on Columbus Day weekend is the Midnight Circus, which is a series of circus-style performances held in various parks around the city. “See You Soon, Smith Park” will happen on the 10th and 11th in – you guessed it – Smith Park, scheduled for 2pm and 5pm on both dates. The Midnight Circus is comprised of young, energetic performers who seek to make an intimate, dramatic circus experience that invites audience participation. Though not a big name event, it is a hidden gem in this city that should not be missed!

Discover New Worlds This Columbus Day Weekend!
Chicago City

It looks like there are plenty of cities and events waiting to be explored by someone like you this Columbus Day weekend! Visit GotoBus.com for bus tickets to any of the above cities and more, including hotel bookings, providing you with one convenient location for all your travel booking needs.

GotoBus Partners with Greyhound Lines

More Options for Bus Travelers – GotoBus Partners with Greyhound Lines

GotoBus is proud to announce an official partnership with Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus travel in North America and one of the most recognized ground transportation brands. It has become an American icon, serving more than 3,800 destinations across the United States.

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Fall Foliage Around the Country

Have you taken a trip to see the Fall Foliage around the country? Don’t miss out!

Fall Foliage Around the Country
Kids Enjoying Fall Foliage

Isn’t fall a wonderful time? There’s a certain magic to the way everything seems to change before your eyes. Yes, we know the science behind why leaves turn from green to red, yellow, and orange, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is a truly amazing sight to behold. At GotoBus, we love everything about fall: the changing leaves, the cool breezes, the delicious pies (are you an apple or a pumpkin?). Since the weather isn’t too hot or too cold, we think it’s the perfect time for a weekend getaway to explore the great outdoors and snap some photos of the colorful forests. We have routes to cities all over the country and parts of Mexico at low prices that are good for any budget, and we know the best places to soak up the beauty of Fall Foliage around the country!

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Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Remember

Create Memories – Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Remember

Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Remember

Labor Day can be kind of bittersweet: on one hand, it provides everyone with a much-need break from their busy lives, but on the other, it unofficially marks the end of summer. This makes it a really popular time to sneak in one last weekend getaway while the weather is still nice. But with fun Labor Day Weekend events happening all over the country, it can be difficult to decide where to go. GotoBus always has your back in this department. We know all the best events in the coolest cities across the U.S., so keep reading for a list of activity ideas. We’ve tried to throw in a good mix for all ages!

New York

New York City is home to some of the best urban parks in the world. Everyone knows about crown jewel, Central Park, but there are countless others located around the five boroughs that are much less crowded. If you’re looking to have a pleasant, low-key day-off, why not grab a basket, a blanket, and a few close friends, and make your way to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, a 585-acre area filled with winding paths and enough tree coverage to make you forget that you’re in one of the busiest cities in the world. Alternatively, in Manhattan’s Bryant Park, you can see a free performance of William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew (which was the basis for the 90s teen movie 10 Things I Hate About You), starting at 6:30PM Friday and Saturday, and 2:00PM Sunday.

Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Remember

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Taking the Coach Run Bus From Boston To New York

Looking to Travel from Boston to New York? Take the Coach Run Bus!

Do you need an affordable bus ticket that gets you to Boston or New York? Well, take the Coach Run Bus, it will get you there in no time. I personally have taken the bus many times already to see my family and friends in New Jersey/ New York. So I can tell you almost everything you need to know about the bus route.

1.- Convenience Schedules

At GotoBus.com you can find Boston to New York Bus tickets  with
multiple times of departure and depending on which day, different prices.

Taking the Coach Run Bus From Boston To New York
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Pandora Bus: 10% OFF on NYC, North & South Carolina Bus Tickets

Discount on Pandora Bus Tickets To New York, North & South Carolina – 10% OFF

 

Pandora Bus: 10% OFF on NYC, North & South Carolina Bus Tickets

 

Looking for a discount? Get 10% OFF with coupon code GOTOBUSPANDORA on all Pandora bus tickets to/from New York, North & South Carolina. Now to August 15th, 2016.

Limited Time Offer! Pandora Bus offers a special promotion for this summer only. Cheap bus tickets to/from New York, North Carolina & South Carolina.

10% OFF per ticket for all Pandora Bus service, includes popular bus routes from New York  to several cities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and more.

Use Coupon Code – GOTOBUSPANDORA

How to Use This Coupon?

Simply copy the coupon code – GOTOBUSPANDORA and paste it into the coupon code box when booking a bus ticket on GotoBus website. Note that Coupons cannot be combined with other discounts.

Pandora Bus

Among the popular cities where Pandora offers affordable and quality bus services to/from we have  New York City, Richmond, Anderson, Atlanta, Charlotte, Greenville and more. Find Pandora Bus tickets, reviews, schedules, and prices online. And that’s not all. We understand that life happens and that plans may change, which is why you can reschedule your bus plans online with us. Simply create an account online with us at Gotobus.com and pay as low as $1 per ticket to reschedule.

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Pokémon GO Can Get You Free Bus Tickets with GotoBus!

Pokémon GO Can Get You Free Bus Tickets with GotoBus!

Are you a Pokémon GO fan? Then you could win free bus tickets with GotoBus!

It’s only been two weeks, but people are quickly becoming expert trainers leveling up at a fast rate. No worries if you are not a pro at this, many of us aren’t either; but we are all thrilled to catch Pokémon around the neighborhood! Even if you are not a Poke-fan, you can still participate for your chance to win a free bus ticket. Do you want to participate? Here is what you need to do to:

Catch a Pokémon while you are waiting for your bus or inside the bus (if you get lucky enough!) and share a screenshot via Facebook or Twitter telling us which city you are in, plus the hashtag #GotoBus.

Prize

All Participants will be credited 100 loyalty points to their GotoBus account after submission.

3 winners will be chosen to receive a free bus ticket with a value of up to $30. They will also have the option to exchange it for a GotoBus gift card valued at $30 or less (combined value for both tickets). Prize must be booked by December 31st, 2016.

Terms and Conditions

No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win.

All participants should have an existing account to receive the 100  loyalty points. If you have not received the loyalty points within 48 hrs, you may contact us via Facebook or Twitter with a private message.

You must be at least 18 years of age.

Contest Schedule

Submission Period: July 20th – July 31st, 2016
Free Ticket Winners Announced: August 5th, 2016

All participants must read and agree to the full terms and conditions.

 

South Carolina: Find Bus Tickets At The Lowest Prices – GotoBus

Now you can find bus tickets to South Carolina at the lowest prices, GotoBus is the answer!

South Carolina: Find Bus Tickets At The Lowest Prices - GotoBus
The Statue of Liberty on a sunny early morning

Are you planning a trip to the Carolinas? Visit GotoBus and find bus tickets to South Carolina at the lowest prices. Our website is your ideal travel solution from New York to several destinations in South Carolina. Filter your search result by the bus operator, price, travel time, and other unique sorting capabilities. Compare all the bus schedules to popular cities in South Carolina. Among the most popular bus routes, we feature services to the following cities:

Bus tickets to Columbia from New York
Bus tickets to Charleston from New York
Bus tickets to Greenville from New York
Bus tickets to Spartanburg from New York
Bus tickets to Anderson from New York
Bus tickets to Florence from New York

(See other cities at the bottom of the page)

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North Carolina: Find Bus Tickets At The Lowest Prices – GotoBus

At GotoBus, you can find bus tickets to North Carolina at the lowest prices

North Carolina: Find Bus Tickets At The Lowest Prices - GotoBus
Manhattan, New York

Are you looking to buy cheap bus tickets to North Carolina? Visit GotoBus and find bus tickets at the lowest prices. Our website is your ideal travel solution from New York to North Carolina. With GotoBus you can compare all the bus schedules to several destinations in North Carolina by the bus operator, price, travel time, and other unique sorting capabilities. Among the most popular bus routes, we feature services to the following cities:
Bus tickets to Raleigh from New York
Bus tickets to Charlotte from New York
Bus tickets to Greensboro from New York
Bus tickets to Durham from New York
Bus tickets to Fayetteville from New York
Bus tickets to Greenville from New York

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North Carolina Inbound from NYC

North Carolina: Find Bus Tickets At The Lowest Prices - GotoBus
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While comparing prices and bus schedules, our bus operators will conveniently get you to North Carolina from New York by bus in no time at all. Depart from Lower Manhattan in Chinatown, NYC and choose the destination and the stop of your preference. GotoBus works with the most reliable and popular Chinatown bus operators in the travel industry to bring you hundreds of options that you can book online from any device, anywhere, and anytime.

Other Destinations in North Carolina:
Concord, Weldon, Wilson, Burlington, Gastonia, Greenville, Kenly, Kinston, Lumberton, New Bern, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Salisbury, Wilmington, Winston, Salem.

So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip today and book in advance.

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6 Things You Need To know Before Booking Your Bus Ticket

Online booking is a piece of cake! Pay attention to 6 things you need to know before booking your bus ticket

1. Buy tickets in advance before they are sold out

Don’t be afraid of technology. Shopping online is easy. Just browse through the internet to find companies that sell tickets online. GotoBus, for instance, let you buy a bus ticket from the comfort of your home. But before doing so, there are 6 Things You Need To know Before Booking Your Bus Ticket.

6 Things You Need To know Before Booking Your Bus Ticket
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Many Bus Operators list their service on GotoBus. Simply type the website name on any internet browser of your preference. Or download the mobile app. on your smartphone if available. The next step would be to go to the search box to look for a specific time, routes and dates. Once you find what you want, select the number of passengers in your party and click the “Add to Cart” button. This places your selected item into the shopping cart while you continue to browse.

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