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Tuesday 18 February 2014
Bus + Hotel + California + GotoBus + Mexico + bus tickets
GotoBus has signed a new partnership with Intercalifornias, who has been providing transportation between cities in California and Mexico for 25 years. Looking for near-the-border shopping & dining experiences or want to see first-hand what Mexico has to offer? Leave the driving to Intercalifornias!
Service from Fresno starts at $32 one-way and buses are already up and running. Book your trip today on GotoBus.com!
Fresno, CA to San Ysidro, CA
Fresno, CA to Tijuana, MEX
Fresno, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Fresno, CA to Mexicali, MEX
San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA
San Jose, CA to Tijuana, MEX
San Jose, CA to Mexicali, MEX
San Jose, CA to San Ysidro, CA
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Thursday 6 February 2014
Boston + California + Los Angeles + NYC + New England + New York + Shows + Washington DC + Where to go + bus tickets + san francisco + vacation + west coast
February is the last hurrah of winter, and most people are starting to get a little stir-crazy. But never fear! February still offers many activities, outdoor and otherwise, for the enterprising traveller. As always, we here at GotoBus are here to distill the events in major US cities down to their essence for your benefit. Below, check out our picks for top big-market events and activities in the shortest month of the year:
New York City
- NYC Restaurant Week is a bit of a misnomer- this culinary celebration actually occurs over a few weeks from February 17 through March 7. Check out the official site or Facebook page for full details and a list of the nearly-300 participating restaurants. You can get a 3-course lunch for $25 or a 3-course dinner for $38 at participating eateries. Saturdays are not included in this price, and Sundays are optional. Don’t forget that beverages, tips, and taxes are not included.
- The ever-popular Rink at Bryant Park’s Winter Village has free skating until March 2! Whether you’re an old pro or have never donned skates before, this is a perfect family (or date!) activity. The rink is open Sunday through Thursday, 8:00am to10:00pm; plus Friday and Saturday, 8:00am to12:00am.
- The New York City Police Museum is featuring a special exhibit showcasing testimonials and artifacts having to do with the NYPD response on 9/11. With a suggested donation for admission of $5, this is a unique chance to celebrate the heroism and appreciate the commitment of those who protected us on that fateful day.
- The Boston Wine Expo on February 15 and 16 at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center is the perfect event for those over the age of 21. There will be over 185 wineries from around the world, 2 celebrity chef stages, and local Boston restaurants and food vendors with booths. Admission ($75 if you purchase on the 14th or before) includes a Boston Wine Expo souvenir glass, a complete guide with all the wine vendors and facts about the expo, access to the wine samples, complimentary food, and the chance to view live cooking demonstrations.
- What better a way to celebrate President’s Day than to head to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to honor Boston’s very own former president? In addition to having a large amount of Kennedy family memorabilia archived there, they also have the world’s largest archive dedicated to of Ernest Hemingway.
- The Museum of Fine Arts down by Northeastern University hosts the Cogan Family Foundation Vacation Week Adventures during February winter break. Check this link for the latest on planned activities. They run from 10:00am to 4:00pm on weekdays (except Wednesday, which will run until 8:00pm). There is FREE admission for kids all week, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Celebrate George Washington’s 282nd birthday at Mount Vernon. The wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 10:00am. There will also be special music and military performances on the Bowling Green.
- The Juilliard School has some upcoming stage performances: On February 18, students will play Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 1 and Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 1. On the 19th, there is an organ showcase. Attend these performances free at the Kennedy Center or view them online.
- Attend a play this month! “Richard III” will be at the Folder Elizabethan Theatre through March 9th. With tickets starting at only $30, this is the perfect activity for those looking to broaden their artistic horizons.
- The Concert for Heroes, a benefit for The Seal NSW Family Foundation, is taking place at Belly Up Solana Beach in San Diego on February 18. Doors open at 7:00pm, and you can buy tickets for $15 in advance or $17 at the door. The show is 21+. For a complete list of those performing, please visit the event site.
- Love flowers? Love music? The Pacific Orchid Exposition in San Francisco, which runs from February 20 to February 23, is the place for you. This year’s theme is “Orchids and All That Jazz,” combining orchids with the classical feel of traditional jazz music. General admission tickets start at just $13.
- Running through March 16, Cirque du Soleil’s Totem is a must-see in Santa Monica! Described as “a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind,” tickets and showtimes vary, so be sure to check out their site for the latest information.
- Across the country, there is FREE admission to all National Parks from February 15 through 17 for Presidents’ Day Weekend! Get out and explore the amazing historical sites our country has to offer.
- Still not satisfied? Never fear: there are so many things to do wherever you may be. We recommend signing up for Meetup as a way to connect with nearby folks with similar interests who also want to get out and do things.
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Friday 24 January 2014
Boston + GotoBus + NYC + New York + Washington DC + Washington DC Bus + bus tickets + chicago + day trip + hiking + hotels + new york bus
We are just about halfway through winter, and if we aren’t mistaken, some of you must be getting cabin fever and needing some ideas for new adventures. Well, good news! We have done some research, and humbly submit you to our picks for the best city views from some of the most famous big-city locations! Plan a trip and see the sights as never before– from above.
- Top of the Hub doubles as a restaurant and lounge, AND it is undoubtedly Beantown’s best view of the city. Serving brunch, lunch, cocktails, and dinner, this place is constantly filled with Boston residents and tourists alike. At an astonishing 52 floors above the ritzy Back Bay neighborhood, Top of the Hub sits at the apex of the famous Prudential Tower. Voted as one of the best restaurants in Boston, the Hub also has live jazz music to add to the ambiance. They even have prix-fixe lunch menus Monday through Friday, and are available to host private events!
- The current Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) building opened in 2006 and was the first art museum built in Boston in over a century. We won’t lie… it’s not necessarily the prettiest-looking building, but it certainly is very unique! The most notable part of the building is the glass section that juts out on top and seems to float above Boston Harbor, giving those visiting a spectacular view! Check out ICA’s website for current information on exhibits and special events. Be sure to keep up-to-date on schedules for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competition, where you can see divers from around the world jump (and by jump, we mean gracefully dive) from the top of the ICA building. Trust us, it’s a wonderful spectacle. One of our staff members attended this past summer, and she swears there is nothing like it! Side note: Is it summer yet?
- Looking for an adventure that takes you a little outside the hustle and bustle? We recommend checking out Blue Hills in Milton! After a hike to the top, you can catch a spectacular view of the city from 635 feet up at Great Blue Hill Observation Tower! Open year-round, this is a great place to hike with your family and pets any time of year. Their easy color-coded trails will help you stay on the right path. We recommend picking up a map (and maple candy, yum!) from the information center if you are less familiar with the trails. You will want to make sure you stay on the loop that brings you to the Observation Tower. You can also visit the Trailside Museum with your kids for a quick educational course on nature in the area– they even have live animal demonstrations.
- Step out onto the Skydeck on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower for a view like no other. At 1353 feet in the air, the specially-designed glass-box platform extends about 4 feet from the building. You’ve got nothing to fear- each viewing platform box has 3 layers of 1/2 inch thick glass, all mushed into 1 tempered piece for maximum safety. Have a fear of heights and want to skip stepping out in to the platform? No problem! Experience it virtually with videos to show you what the view would be like if you stood out there.
- The Signature Room at the 95th is located on top of the John Hancock Center. This restaurant has a fantastic 360 degree view of the city. Be sure to check the dress code for each meal (listed on the restaurant’s web site) for tips on how to dress. Looking to stop by for a quick bite to eat, cocktail, or just to view the city without the full sit-down dining experience? Check out the Signature Lounge. Those under 21 are permitted to attend between the hours of 11am and 7pm with an adult or guardian; after 7pm, the Lounge is 21+ only. Don’t forget to check out its Restaurant Week fixed menu.
- Promontory Point in Burnham Park is right on Chicago’s lakefront. Come here in the warmer months for a nice stroll around the park, to spark up one of their barbecues, or just to sit on its many rocks and take in the gorgeous city view, or swing by in the winter for a brisk stroll. Many events are also held here, including weddings. Here’s some fun facts- this view was featured in the opening credits of 90s television show Family Matters, and the (in)famous Star Wars director George Lucas had his wedding here this past summer.
Empire State Building
- The Empire State Building stands at over a quarter mile above The Big Apple. The famous Observatories on the 86th and 102nd floors have been open to the public since 1931, and you are able to visit them 365 days a year! The last elevators to the top go up at 1:15 am, but if you are looking for exercise or are brave enough, you are welcome to climb its 1,872 steps to the top floor. The 37th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up on February 5th features athletes who race to the 86th floor in under 10 minutes! Wow!
- The newly-opened Courtyard-Residence Inn Central Park now holds the title for North America’s tallest hotel! This 68 story building contains two joint hotels: 378 rooms for the Courtyard are located on floors 5 through 33, while the upper levels, 37 through 65, in the Residence Inn are for those staying 5 nights or more. Check out this fabulously edited video for a 1-minute time lapse of the hotel being built.
- The View Restaurant and Lounge is billed as New York City’s only revolving rooftop eatery and lounge. Wine and dine 48 stories above the City that Never Sleeps. The specially-designed signature revolving floor makes a complete turn every hour, ensuring that guests see the most angles of the world-famous city. Open for Dinner seven days a week and brunch on Sundays, their extensive menu is aimed to please. Like other “restaurants with a view,” this spot has many events, including a special Valentine’s Day fixed menu, wine dinners, and their famous Mimosa Brunches. We recommend using OpenTable to make a reservation.
The White House
- Head to the P.O.V. Lounge in the W Washington DC for an amazing view of the nation’s capital! Visit the 11th floor for an elegant and fun atmosphere that includes a direct view of the White House! Specializing in tapas, this restaurant is perfect for having a small appetizer, sharing meals with friends, and even sipping on cocktails.
- The Washington National Cathedral sits on one of the highest points in DC and offers a 360-degree view of the city. Visit the Pilgrim Observation Gallery where, on most Tuesdays and Wednesdays, you can have a traditional English tea after taking a 1-hour Cathedral tour. On the main level of the Cathedral, you can also attend a free organ demonstration on its 10,650-pipe organ every Monday and Wednesday at 12:30pm. Though Cathedral admission is free, there is a suggested donation of $10. The Gallery’s hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
- The Old Post Office Clock Tower is considered part of the Memorial Parks and National Mall, and is just about halfway between the White House and the Capitol building. Standing at 315 feet, it’s the third-tallest building in DC. Visit the observation deck for fantastic panoramic city views from 270 feet in the air, or check out the Bells of Congress located on the 10th floor.
If you are looking for transportation to these remarkable picturesque cities, remember we are here to help. Book your bus tickets today on GotoBus.com!
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Friday 10 January 2014
Atlanta + NYC + New York + Washington DC + Washington DC Bus + bus tickets + new york bus + sightseeing
The first long weekend of the new year is on our doorstep. Martin Luther King Day, this year falling on Monday, January 20, is a day of service, commemoration, and the broadening of horizons. All across the country, people will gather to honor the man who led the Civil Rights Movement.
If your resolution for 2014 was to make a difference in the world, this national holiday is the perfect way to start. Find a project in your community or register your own project so that volunteers can find it. Alternatively, you can attend one of the many celebrations going on around the United States. Here’s a taste of what some of the major US metropolitan areas have to offer:
On Martin Luther King Day, all national parks and monuments will be offering free admission, meaning there’s more of a reason than ever to see the beauty in your very own backyard. From the history of Yellowstone to the tips of the tallest sequoias in King’s Canyon, the public is invited to take in nature’s diversity.
In the nation’s capital, the place where so much of the Civil Rights demonstrations were centered, the services of remembrance take on both a somber and a joyous atmosphere. Here’s a sample of what will be going on:
- Georgetown University and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts are proud to present a special musical performance featuring the Let Freedom Ring Choir. Tickets are free but required to attend. They will be handed out the day of the event in front of the concert hall starting at 5:00pm. This concert also features award-winning singer Dionne Warwick.
- Kids’ tours of the Martin Luther King memorial will be held twice a day all weekend, at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Kids will learn about history and have the chance to earn a “Junior Ranger” badge.
New York, NY
Perhaps no place in the United States is such a perfect example of cultural diversity as the Big Apple. For decades, people from all over the world and all walks of life came here to start fresh in a place where the felt their dreams could be realized. The ideas of equality and community presented by King take on a new life in this amazing place.
- Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Columbus Circle is hosting a special jazz show at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. The Milton Suggs Philosophy will perform More Than a Dream: A Celebration of Dr. King.
- The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is hosting a variety of activities focused on community service and understanding the message of Dr. King. The exhibits are mostly geared toward kids between the ages of 4 and 8.
It was in the south that the call for equality was heard the loudest, and to this day people come together to celebrate the incredible bravery and acts of civil disobedience that rang throughout the region.
- A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Commemorative March & Rally will be held at 1:30pm. It begins at Peachtree Street and Baker Street and ends outside the King Center at 4:30pm.
- The MLK Day 5k Drum Run will start at 8:00am in Piedmont Park. The event gets its name from the 3.1 mile drumline all along the race course. This unique event lets runners register their school, church, organization, etc. as a beneficiary for proceeds from the fundraiser.
If you are looking for transportation to these remarkable events, remember we are here to make your life easier. Book your bus tickets today on GotoBus.com!
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Friday 27 December 2013
New York + bus tickets + new york bus + pennsylvania
You asked and we listened!
By popular demand, GotoBus is now offering busses from State College, PA, to New York City. Students from Penn State, Juniata College, and any of the surrounding areas can now travel to the Big Apple more easily than ever thanks to this new service provided by A Top Bus. Whether you’re headed home for a break or just want to spend a weekend in the city, visit GotoBus.com and book your bus to New York City!
Busses run once or twice every day except Wednesday and start at just $30. As always, we at GotoBus are here to provide you with the most affordable and convenient travel options available, and this new route is another notch in our belt!
Don’t forget that GotoBus has made it easier than for you to plan your next trip with the GotoBus Mobile Site. Simply visit GotoBus.com from your smartphone and book quickly and simply.
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Friday 20 December 2013
Christmas + GotoBus + NYC + New York + Shows + Washington DC + Washington DC Bus + new york bus + sightseeing + vacation
GotoBus.com can help take you many places, and during the holiday season there is more demand for quick-and-easy travel options than ever. In addition to just taking you to Mom’s house for your holiday, though, we can zip you to a number of holiday celebrations all across the country! Below are some of our favorite festivities in some of the biggest cities as well as handy links for quick trip booking.
Chicago offers a ton to do and see during the holiday season. The lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo let cajolers enjoy both the Christmas spirit and the animal spirit within them. At the Museum of Science and Industry, a Christmas Around the World exhibit has 50 trees on display, all representing different cultures and holiday traditions around the globe. If you aren’t interested in the education side of things and just want to have fun, Winter WonderFest at the Navy Pier has an indoor ice skating rink, a candy cane lighthouse, a giant Ferris wheel, and even a 42 foot decorated Christmas tree complete with Santa. Sound interesting? Check out our website for bus tickets to Chicago, where you can quickly compare schedules and prices.
New York’s litany of celebrations are world-famous (and many are also world-broadcast). No discussion of them could possibly be complete without classics like the Radio City Christmas Spectacular or New Year’s Eve ball-dropping in Times Square. If the Rockettes aren’t your thing or you just prefer to go to bed at a normal hour, the Rink at Rockefeller Center is a timeless classic that offers easy fun for the whole family. Those who prefer more cultured traditions may want to see The Nutcracker at the David H. Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center. This classic production remains entirely true to the 1954 original and included a Christmas tree that grows to 40 feet high, a snow storm, and a nine-foot-wide skirt for Mother Ginger. Visit GotoBus.com and book your bus tickets to New York.
Boston has its own, chillier brand of holiday cheer. Almost every major plaza and park in the city is brilliantly decorated with lights, and the walkability of the relatively small city means it’s easier to plan out personal light tours for you and the family at night. Copley Square, the Boston Commons, and Harvard Square are all decked to the halls for the winter. Want to hear holiday music on a budget? How about for free? Take a stroll around the downtown area to catch the Downtown Boston Brass Strolling Quartet, or look for the Berklee College Twilight Carolers near the Prudential Center. Lastly, winter promises fun pub crawls, including ones with ugly sweaters. We recommend signing up for a free account on www.MeetUp.com to see what the hottest events are going to be. Bus tickets to Boston are numerous, with departures from most major cities.
The nation’s capital gets in on the holiday fun as well, and you can purchase bus tickets to Washington D.C. quickly on our site. The most famous seasonal sights here are the National Christmas Tree and the Pathway of Peace at the White House. The National Christmas Tree has been going up since 1923 and features a live 40 foot tree from Pennsylvania, while the Pathway of Peace features nearly 60 smaller trees which represent all 50 states, 5 territories, and DC. Each year, organizations from each state provide the tree decorations for their state’s tree. Lights up every night until 10:00 pm. Local music groups will also entertain visitors with performances. Reservations and tickets are not required, though times for performances vary, so please check your local listings for more information!
Although Las Vegas won’t get the weather most people associate with winter, it is still perfectly capable of getting in from the fun. Book your bus tickets to Las Vegas, and get ready for a unique brand of holiday celebration. At the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, drive through nearly 500 animated lights along the 2.5 mile racetrack. Sam’s Town Casino gets elaborately decorated for the winter, featuring laser light shows with waterworks and even has a special 15-minute show at that ends with a visit from Santa for your kids! Finally, The Venetian and Palazzo features an outdoor skating rink, and a special holiday spectacular which runs 3 times nightly and offers special discounts to Vegas residents.
With so much to do and so many places to see, it’s a small wonder the holidays are a popular travel time. Remember to book as soon as possible, because the zero hour is almost upon us, and seats are flying away fast! Happy holidays, everyone!
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Thursday 14 November 2013
GotoBus + Holidays + NYC + New York + Shows + Thanksgiving + Where to go + bus tickets + new york bus + sightseeing + vacation
Thanksgiving and the rest of the winter holiday season are on our doorstep, and for those who revel in winter festivities, there is no destination like New York City! So for those headed to the Northeast in the coming months, we’ve compiled a list of awesome and fun things to do and see with family and friends. Remember to book your bus to New York as far in advance as possible, as seats sell out quickly, and shows are booked early!
Here are our picks for the best of NYC’s famous winter attractions:
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: November 28, 9:00am
Now in its 87th year, this spectacular parade is viewed by nearly 50 million people at home and in the streets annually. A staple of the holiday season, its famous balloons have served as plot devices on both Seinfeld and Friends. New balloon additions this year include Finn and Jake from Adventure Time as well as a special 75th-Anniversary Wizard of Oz balloon that is more than three stories high and has 90 handlers. This year’s floats include the new Dreidel balloon-vehicle as well as a Cirque du Soleil performance float and the classic “Big Apple” collection of New York landmarks. The NYPD Marching Band, among others, will be providing music. As always, the parade will end with Santa riding down the road and ushering in the Christmas season. If you want to go see the parade in person, you will need to get into the city well before the 9:00am start time to secure a spot on the sidewalk.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular: November 8 – December 30
If you grew up anywhere near New York City, you’ve probably seen this world-famous show multiple times. It began in 1933 and has since become a staple of the NYC holiday season. It features more than 140 performers and includes live animals, but its most well-known act is the Rockettes dance troupe and their renown kickline. The perfect treat for wide-eyed children, this show tells the story of Santa’s journey around the world on Christmas Eve. Tickets for November performances are as low as $39 a head, but the closer the show date is to December 25 itself, the more expensive tickets get, so starting your holiday a little early could be both a fun and cost-effective way to spend a weekend in the city.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center
It’s been featured everywhere from Futurama to Serendipity and is at the heart of one of New York’s most famous landmarks. The ice-skating rink at Rockefeller Center is a favorite spot for tourists and locals alike and offers a one-of-a-kind winter experience. Admission to the rink is $15 for children under the age of 11 and seniors and $27 for adults plus $12 per person if renting skates (though guests are more than welcome to bring their own). Special rates are available by reservation for groups of 15 or more. This is a favorite winter-date activity as well!
The 2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting: December 4, 7:00pm
This star-studded event completes the ambiance of holiday fervor that settles over New York City during December. The lighting of the tree has been a yearly event since 1933 and is broadcast nationwide. The tree is selected very carefully, and in the past has come from as far away as Ottawa (although usually it is from somewhere in the American Northeast). The tree averages just over 70 feet, and is covered in more than five miles of lights. The star at the top is nine-and-a-half feet in diameter and weighs in at just over a quarter-ton. Like most events in New York, those who wish to attend should arrive well before the official start time if they hope to get a good seat for the ceremony itself.
So bundle up and enjoy the cheer! The most wonderful time of the year is on the doorstep, and New York is ready to celebrate.
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Monday 4 November 2013
GotoBus + Holidays + National park + Washington + Washington DC + Washington DC Bus + east coast tours + holiday tours
History and Exploration on Veterans’ Day
This coming Monday, November 11, is Veterans’ Day in the US. This special day of remembrance is of great importance for people from New York to Seattle and everywhere in between. Originally established to honor Americans who served in World War I, Veterans’ Day now honors veterans of all wars for their patriotism and willingness to serve in the military and sacrifice for our country.
National memorials and other historic locations across the country are putting on shows and ceremonies on this special day, and all national parks are free to enter for everyone the entire weekend! Best of all, if you’re a history buff with the travel bug, GotoBus can help you get there, with Washington DC bus tickets at affordable prices.
Following are some of our picks for inspiring events in the DC area:
- Arlington National Cemetery is home to the main event in Washington, DC. At 11:00am, there will be a ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater. The ceremony is free, but guests are advised to arrive very early, as the theater fills up quickly. At 1:00pm, a ringing ceremony will be held at the Freedom Bell outside the welcome center.
- The American Freedom Festival will be held at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA on November 10 at 7:30pm. This concert features Lynyrd Skynyrd as the headliner, and proceeds will go toward helping the families of those in the armed forces. Tickets range in price from $25.80 to $104.50 after fees and are available online.
- Most of the major war memorials in DC will be having wreath-laying ceremonies on Monday, but the Vietnam Women’s Memorial is putting on a special presentation: From 9:00am to noon, and again from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Vietnam veterans as well as current soldiers will be sharing stories about what it is like to have war directly touch your life.
- At 11:00am on Monday, Mount Vernon will host a small concert by a veteran’s barbershop quartet that is free of charge and open to the public. At 2:00pm, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at George Washington’s grave. All veterans and active-duty personnel are admitted free all day, and civilians can attend the wreath-laying with regular admittance to Mount Vernon.
- At noon on Monday at the Navy Memorial in DC, authors David Zimmerman and John Gresham will present the book Uncommon Valor: The Medal of Honor and The Six Warriors Who Earned it in Afghanistan and Iraq as part of an ongoing lecture series about authors of military works.
- The home of the first major battle of the American Revolution, Manassas, VA, will be hosting a Veterans’ Day Parade on Saturday starting at 11:00am. It is the largest parade in the DC area, and features military bands, vehicles, and marching members of the local veterans’ organizations.
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Wednesday 30 October 2013
Boston + California + GotoBus + Halloween + Holidays + Los Angeles + Washington DC + bus tickets + chicago + haunted tours
It’s Mischief Night in the U.S., which means the Halloween season is coming to a close. If you’re still looking for something frighteningly fun to do on All Hallow’s Eve, never fear! We at GotoBus are here to help. Here are some awesome festivities in major cities across the country that will be more than suitable for last-minute thrill-seekers:
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, located in the Hollywood area, is a high-intensity scare-fest that is entering its fifth year of running. While not good for young children, adults of all ages will love this elaborate show, which has received accolades in the press. After the hayride itself, guests will be able to enter a dark maze with only a dim lamp to guide them through the shadows. The maze it different each year, so even those who have participated in the past should have a go! | October 30 and 31, 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Washington D.C.: Held at the National Zoo of the Smithsonian Institute, the Night of the Living Zoo is a 21+ event that allows access to the zoo during normally-dark hours. In addition to lights-out animal exploration, guests can enjoy live music, face painting, a costume contest, a pub crawl, and much more! The event is one-night only, and tickets are still available at the time of going to press. | October 30, 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Boston: The under-construction U.S.S. Salem is hosting a carnival in its parking lot in lieu of giving boat tours this Halloween. The main feature of the show will be Dr. Dread’s Ghastly Sideshow and Haunted Exhibition, a sideshow featuring strange and exotic exhibitions. In addition, guests can take a ride on the haunted school bus, a one-of-a-kind experience. This event is geared more toward fun than frights. | October 30 and 31, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Chicago: The Fear Haunted House at Chicago’s Navy Pier is designed for teens and adults ages 13 and over, and aims to be a thrilling ride through a haunted ship run by a deranged captain. Monsters of all kinds hide behind barred doors, and guests have to figure out exactly what the captain is up to before it’s too late. The walk through the house takes between 15 and 20 minutes, and after guests may want to explore the rest of the Pier’s activities. | October 30 and 31, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Looking for transportation to the above-mentioned cities? GotoBus helps you find a bus company that gets you there! One way bus transportation starts at $20. For detailed schedules, visit: http://www.gotbus.com/bus-tickets/
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Thursday 3 October 2013
Boston + GotoBus + Seasonal travel + foliage
Fall is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful times of the year. It is filled with the bright colors of fruits and vegetables from the harvest as well as, of course, the greenery of the trees exploding dramatically into a vibrant array of all the rainbow has to offer.
Tourists come from all over the world to see the trees on the East Coast of the United States shed their leaves in preparation for the winter, and as you make your way around the Eastern Seaboard with GotoBus.com, you too can enjoy the autumn’s amazing vistas. Whether you’re travelling for holidays, to see friends, or taking a long-weekend vacation, New England is the place for you. Each trip you take in October and early November comes with the bonus of fall foliage sightseeing.
Another unique northeastern experience for autumn are the local farms, which offer a variety of fun-filled seasonal activities. From corn mazes to petting zoos to apple picking, these farms are a great one-stop-shop for fun family activities in the fall. If you’re in the Boston area, Davis Farm and and Connors Farm are two places that come highly recommended. The best part? On the way out, you can grab some delicious seasonal grub to take with you on your journey home!
There are lots of reasons to be out and about in the fall, and with the promise of a travel experience you can only have once a year there’s more incentive than ever to make your trips sooner as opposed to later.
Round-trip tickets for buses from New York to Boston start at $30, so what are you waiting for? Take a peek out your window and watch the world fly by in a burst of color unlike any other!
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