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

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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 July 31st, 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.

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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.

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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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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

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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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Thanksgiving Weekend Fun!

Where are you going to be celebrating this fun weekend of Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Weekend Fun!
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving Weekend Fun! It is a busy time for travel. A lot of people will be trying to get home to spend time with their loved ones. If you’ll be one of the many weary travelers this year, you should visit GotoBus.com, one of the web’s leading marketplaces for affordable bus tickets, to find the route that will get you where you need to go. Thanksgiving dinner tastes great, but it tastes even better when surrounded by those closest to you!

New York

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the most anticipated event on the holiday, and this year, marks the 89th year the parade has been running. Not only do crowds of people line the streets of Manhattan to see floats of their favorite cartoon characters, like Snoopy and Spongebob, but there will also be performances from talented marching bands, cheerleaders, dance teams, and more! This year’s parade will also feature musical performances from crowd favorites like Jordin Sparks, Prince Royce, Train, Andra Day, and Shawn Mendes. Be sure to check out the official website for the complete list! Even though thousands of people line up on the streets of Manhattan to watch the parade in person, even more people tune in on their televisions to watch from all around the US. Be sure to book tickets to New York to see this huge celebration in person before they sell out!

Boston

The very first Thanksgiving was held in the Greater Boston Area in Plymouth, MA when the Pilgrims broke bread with the Native Americans who lived in the area. Plimoth Plantation is a living museum (actors will be in costumes and acting out what life was like back then) where you can see a replica of the original community they established in 1620. We can’t think of many better ways to celebrate Thanksgiving than by reliving the history that is behind the holiday. Book bus tickets to Boston for an authentic Turkey Day experience!

Chicago

New York’s not the only major American city that hosts a parade! Chicago is another huge urban area (and it’s cleaner than NYC!) that knows the best way to get down, hosting the annual McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade. Beginning on State Street downtown, the parade runs from 8 to 11 AM. Though it’s been held since 1934, McDonald’s became the first title sponsor in 1984. The mascot is Teddy Turkey, a plump, fun-loving bird who goes around spreading holiday cheer. Hang out with Teddy by booking bus tickets to Chicago now!

Florida

The Seniors First Turkey Trot 5K has been a Thanksgiving tradition in the Orlando area for the past 25 years. It’s a race around Lake Eola to help benefit the area’s senior citizens. Participants are invited to wear Pilgrim attire or turkey costumes and race to the finish! This is definitely a great opportunity to take some pictures of people in ridiculous outfits! There are also countless theme parks in the Orlando area to help keep your family entertained. Book your bus tickets to Florida now at an unbeatable low rate!

Los Angeles

On November 29th, Los Angeles will host the Hollywood Christmas Parade. OK, we know, it’s not for Thanksgiving, but that seems a little early for Christmas, doesn’t it? This year, magician duo Penn and Teller have been selected as the Grand Marshalls for the parade, so it’s sure to be a magical experience. The parade begins at 5 PM on Hollywood Boulevard. Book your bus tickets to California now!

Detroit

After a few tough years, it finally seems like Detroit is back on the upswing. This is great news for the automotive capital of the US. You can join the local community in celebrating and show off your patriotism by joining America’s Thanksgiving Parade. It’s the second-oldest parade in the country (after Macy’s), and features similar floats. The climax of the parade is the arrival of Santa Claus, who announces the beginning of the Christmas season. Book tickets to Detroit from cities all around the around the country!

Thanksgiving Weekend Fun!
Thanksgiving dinner

These are just a few of the events happening around the US this Thanksgiving. If you don’t want to travel far, you should go online to find parade and events closest to you. With GotoBus.com, not only will you have access to affordable bus routes to cities all across the US and parts of Mexico, but you will also be able to book your hotel, so a nice, warm room will be ready for when you get there. Safe travels and happy Thanksgiving!

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Fall Foliage Around the Country

Have you taken a trip to see the Fall Foliage around the country?

Fall Foliage Around the Country
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!

There is no better region to see fall foliage than the Northeast. With so much to do in cool cities like New York and Boston, it’s easy to forget that the rest of the region is filled with mountains and hills that are great for hiking. Even on the drive from The Big Apple to Beantown, you’ll be able to see a vibrant display of New England’s fall colors. If you’ve never been up to Boston in the fall, this is your chance to do it for an unbeatable price! The Middlesex Fells Reservation is a state park located in Medford, just north of the city, and it’s perfect for a daytime hike among the fall foliage. If you want to stay in the city, you can still see the beauty of the changing leaves on the banks of the Charles River. A good opportunity to do this is the Head of the Charles boat race, scheduled this year for the weekend of October 17th and 18th. Another trademark of the fall is Octoberfest, a seasonal celebration that started in Germany in the 1800s. These days, these festivals are held all over the world. It’s a great time to grab a beer and a bratwurst with your friends. While you’re in town to see the fall foliage, head to the Harpoon Brewery, which is celebrating its 26th annual Octoberfest. This year, the event is scheduled for October 2nd from 5:30-11:00pm and the 3rd from 1:00-7:00pm. The brewery is located at 306 Northern Ave in Boston’s Seaport District. With the purchase of a $20 ticket, each guest gets a souvenir pint glass and a free drink ticket. Try their delicious Pumpkin UFO beer, a seasonal specialty! To see the gorgeous fall foliage in the area, book your bus tickets from New York to Boston, starting at just $12 one-way!

Fall Foliage Around the Country
New England Fall Foliage

Just because you’re on the West Coast doesn’t mean you won’t be able to appreciate the beauty of autumn! California is home to breathtaking redwood trees that grow to unbelievable heights. The northern part of the state, especially around the San Francisco area, can be a great place to see these as well as species of tree. This area is also a perfect destination if you want to enjoy the sights of fall, but don’t want to risk it getting too chilly. The weather stays relatively warm and dry, making it an excellent time to visit places like Yosemite National Park, one of the most visited nature reserves in the country, and Muir Woods, where you’ll be able to see those redwoods that we were just talking about. Why not get some camping gear and spend a few nights living in the middle of one of these amazing parks? Some people just aren’t made to sleep outside, though. Not to worry: there’s no shortage of festivals planned in San Francisco for the month of October. Litquake is a showcase of the Bay Area’s local writers, scheduled for October 9-17. You can attend any number of readings, film screenings, literary discussions and more all over the city. Book your bus tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco, which start for as little as $35 one-way.

Fall Foliage Around the Country
Fall Foliage in San Francisco

Chicago is the main hub of the Midwest, making it the perfect access point to see the fall foliage around the Great Lakes. From here, you can get to the region’s hidden gems, like Columbus, Ohio. Though it doesn’t get mentioned as much as a getaway destination, there is so much to do in this under-hyped city. To join in on the fun, you should book your tickets from Chicago to Columbus, since they only start at $62 one-way. They’ve got a bunch of fall festivals planned already, like their own Oktoberfest from September 26th to 28th that celebrates the rich German heritage of the city. If you’re in need of a good laugh, the Columbus Comedy Festival is going to be held on October 23rd to 25th. The city’s local comedy scene is on the rise, so if you’re a fan of sketch, improv, or standup comedy, this is a great way to scout some future talent for cheap! These two festivals aren’t your only options, either; there are plenty of other themes to mach anyone’s interest, so you can browse through a list of all the local Columbus festivals to find the perfect one for you.

Fall Foliage Around the Country
Columbus, Ohio

Wherever you want to go, GotoBus can help get you there. On top of that, you’ll be able to book your hotel after purchasing your tickets, making it a convenient one-stop-shop for your most essential travel needs. We know that travel can be stressful, but it really shouldn’t be. That’s why GotoBus.com makes it simple and affordable. Wherever you go, have fun and enjoy the season!

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Kick Back on a Cool Trip Before Returning to Campus

 

Kick Back on a Cool Trip Before Returning to Campus
Back to School

Are you excited to return to campus? but before doing so, kick back on a cool trip!

Unless you spent the past few months at a research station in Antarctica, you will have probably noticed that we’re in the dog days of summer when the weather is at its muggiest, and the next school year is looming overhead like a dark shadow. Yikes! Pretty soon, all you college students out there will be saying bye to Mom, Dad, and your friends from back home, and either returning to your buddies on campus or heading there for the first time. It’s such a fun, yet challenging experience. At GotoBus, we think we’ve got a great idea: why don’t you grab a few of your friends together to set out on an affordable trip to one of the country’s best cities? There are so many hip activities happening all over, from music festivals to interactive exhibits at museums and more. We’ll be happy to help you kick back on a cool trip before returning to campus with a few last-minute event suggestions occurring across the U.S.A.

San Francisco

The Palace of Fine Arts is an absolutely beautiful monument, originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition. These days, it hosts art exhibits and other events, but any groups going to San Francisco should check out some of the games the facility hosts, such as scavenger hunts, which are fun for families, and friends. For a more intensive game that will test how well you and your friends can work together as a team, reserve tickets for the Great Houdini Escape Room. This puzzle challenge was originally designed by Harry Houdini himself, the most famous illusionist of all time, for the 1915 Exhibition, and is now celebrating its 100th year. Your group will have 80 minutes to solve a series of puzzles in an effort to get out. Keep in mind that only about 25 percent of teams are successful, so be sure to call your smartest friends!

The Exploratorium is a science museum whose mission is to “change the way the world learns,” and it more than meets that goal with a vast collection of interactive exhibits that combine science, art, and human thought into one of San Francisco’s best experiences. Located at Piers 15 and 17 in the city’s Embarcadero district, the venue hosts an After Dark event every Thursday night for anyone aged 18 and up, mixing the best parts of science and nightlife for an eye-opening evening. Their event on September 3rd is called Figuring (6-10pm, $15), and will preview some of the Exploratorium’s new math-based exhibits.

Kick Back on a Cool Trip Before Returning to Campus
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

Miami

Miami was a big venue in the 1950s for Latin musicians and lounge jazz singers, and you can relive those glory days by attending An Evening at the Copacabana on September 26th. A 10-piece Latin band will perform the music of legends like Tito Puente, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and much more, accompanied by singers, dancers, showgirls, and artists in an exciting throwback show.

Food trucks are a huge success these days, and it’s no surprise. They are like traveling restaurants, stopping at key locations throughout cities to provide people on the go with quick, delicious meals. It’s a really special moment when a group of them gather together, letting customers sample a wide variety of different cuisines. And after getting a large sampling of food, doesn’t it sound like a great idea to sit down and enjoy some killer tunes? That’s what you can do at the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest, which is held on the 4th Wednesday every month in the North Shore Bandshell-Ocean Terrace area. The food trucks will be out from 5-10pm, and the participating local restaurants have fantastic names, like Ms. Cheezious, Catered Bliss, Health Nut, Fireman Derrick, Hip Pop, and Coffee Break, among many others. The music will last from 6-9pm.

Located in the heart of Miami Beach’s famous Art Deco district, the Wolfsonian-FIU is a museum affiliated with the local Florida International University. Though normally open from 10am-6pm for $7 admission, the Wolfsonian hosts a Free Friday Happy Hour every week from 6-9pm. Visitors at these times will be treated to free tours of the facility’s permanent and temporary collections. On top of that, there is usually some kind of musical performance involved to provide pleasant background noise while you admire the museum’s artwork.

Kick Back on a Cool Trip Before Returning to Campus
Miami, Florida

Chicago

Though it’s never gone away, jazz music is making a huge comeback in mainstream popularity. It’s a highly diverse genre, and one of America’s most important cultural movements. Knowing even a little bit about jazz will make you seem really cultured to all your new college friends. Historically, Chicago has always been a haven for these skilled musicians, and if you’re planning to travel to Chicago in early September, you can head the Shedd Aquarium, Chi-town’s amazing venue for showcasing marine life, to see Jazzin’ at the Shedd every Wednesday night at 5pm until September 9th. Admission is $18 when you book online ($20 at the door), and allows you to hear a wide sampling of fantastic jazz musicians. On top of that, your admission will grant you access to some of the aquarium’s best features, including the Abbott Oceanarium, the Polar Play Zone, the Amphibians special exhibit, Wild Reed, and a few more. Though you wouldn’t think that swinging tunes and learning about aquatic life could go together, the Shedd Aquarium is out to defy all expectations.

Kick Back on a Cool Trip Before Returning to Campus
Chicago, Illinois

New York City

Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art is one of the coolest places to go in the city. There are always special exhibits and events running in this huge facility. On September 2nd and 3rd at 1:30pm, the MoMA will be hosting an interactive discussion called Word/Image/Word as part of its Gallery Sessions series. In the sessions, the group will be examining the paintings of Jacob Lawrence, a painter who is best remembered for his depictions of African-American life in the 20th century, specifically his Migration series. The talk will focus on understanding the relationship between the images in the paintings and the way you as an audience reacts in your own words, represented by the writing session that follows. There, guests will record their personal experiences with the art. This will be a great story in your Art History 101 class!

The MoMA also hosts film screenings on a daily basis. One of its current series called Scorsese Screens runs until September 6th. Centered around the films of acclaimed director Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Departed, Goodfellas), this series will show many of the classic films that influenced his style of quick-paced gangster films, as well as some of the director’s own work, including the iconic Taxi Driver on September 4th and 6th, which stars a young Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle, a troubled and sleepless young man prowling the streets of New York each night in his yellow taxi. This disturbing tale of alienation in a dirty, urban environment is famous for the often-quoted scene in which Travis asks himself in a mirror, “Are you talkin’ to me?”

Kick Back on a Cool Trip Before Returning to Campus
Times Square, New York City

Boston

Known as a center for learning, Beantown is home to a large number of college students. Those new to the city should be sure to check out the Museum of Science, which can found on a piece of land that sits above the Charles River in Boston. All the standard exhibits are interesting, such as the Lightning! Room, which explores how electricity acts. The Museum is proud to announce a special world premier performance of The Hidden Code in the Charles Hayden Planetarium. Much like San Francisco’s Exploratorium, this show combines art and science in a way that’s never quite been done before. Mixing richly-toned electronic music and poetry with the scientific fields of astronomy, biology, engineering, and psychology, the show will feature new music by DJ Spooky, a performance by theoretical physicist and saxophonist (wow!) Stephon Alexander, and a reading of original poetry by physicist and author Marcelo Gleiser. This is a can’t-miss experience! Ticket sales begin September 3rd.

LEGOLAND recently opened up its Discovery Center in Somerville, MA in May 2014, and in the little, over a year it’s been open, the center has already proven to be a huge hit. From 7-9pm on September 16th, LEGOLAND will host an Adult Night for any grown-ups who don’t feel too old to play with these amazing building blocks, for $22.95. This night will include games, prizes, and a bar for anyone at least 21 years of age. On top of that, guests to this event may also earn the chance to compete in the upcoming Brick Factor, an LEGO-building competition.

Kick Back on a Cool Trip Before Returning to Campus
Boston, Massachusetts

Los Angeles

This one for all you hipsters who want to expand their record collections before heading off to school. Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles is now hosting a free Record Club every Tuesday starting at 9pm. This 21+ event will be held at El Prado Bar. Guests are encouraged to bring a record of their own to play for the group’s appreciation. If you do, you’re eligible for a free drink for spreading the joy of music. However, you have to be on your toes to sign up to bring a record, since you must do so a week in advance. This is the perfect event for music lovers who will be out in the City of Angels!

Kick Back on a Cool Trip Before Returning to Campus
Los Angeles, California

GotoBus.com is a leading online marketplace for affordable bus tickets. Adding new routes all the time, we make it our goal to provide you with the most convenient travel experience possible. Since you can also purchase your hotel stay right on our site, and save even more when you book your bus tickets and hotel together, GotoBus is your one-stop-shop for all travel needs.

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Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Remember

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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.

New York City

Boston

Summer in Boston can be tough. It’s not the heat that gets to you; it’s the humidity. But by the time Labor Day rolls around, the city is starting to show its first signs of autumn, with a cool breeze blowing in from the harbor. Speaking of, Boston Harbor isn’t just a great place to dump tea; on any given day, you can board a ship that will take you out for a leisurely cruise among the many islands and channels of the harbor. The Spirit of Boston is one such boat. For 2 hours, you will enjoy a buffet-style meal, a live DJ, and a dance party, all set against the backdrop of Boston’s beautiful skyline. Then, once you’re done with that, head towards the famous North End (the city’s historic Italian neighborhood) until you reach Christopher Columbus Park, where you can attend “(ahts): The Boston Arts Festival,” a free event from noon to 6:00PM, where you will be able to purchase photography, jewelry, paintings, and much more from local vendors. Once the vendors close down their kiosks, go grab dinner at a delicious Italian restaurant. Just be sure to head back to Columbus Park once it gets dark for the fireworks display!

Boston

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is known as “the City of Brotherly Love,” a nickname that promotes a welcoming and loving atmosphere to one of the country’s oldest cities. Sesame Street is a children’s show that, since it first aired in the 1969, has emphasized those same values. It’s no surprise, then, that Sesame Place, an amusement park based of the beloved show, is a short drive north of the city. On September 5th and 6th, at 5:00PM, you can bring your kids to meet, greet, and eat with their favorite characters, including Big Bird, Elmo, and Oscar the Grouch. To top it all off, at 8:25PM there will be a fireworks display to awe all visitors.

Philadephia

Washington, D.C.

Back in colonial times, Philadelphia was the capitol of the US, but in 1791, Washington, D.C. was founded to serve as the headquarters of the federal government. Along with its political history, Washington has a rich musical community. The Labor Day Capitol Concert is held each year at the National Symphony Orchestra to celebrate their new season. Scheduled for Sunday, September 6th at 8:00PM, this free event will take place on the West Lawn of the US Capitol building.

Washington, D.C.

Orlando

Any holiday that provides a long weekend for both parents and kids is going to be an extremely popular time to visit the biggest and best amusement parks in the country. Disney World is one of the busiest in the entire world on regular days, so it can become a little too much during big holidays. However, first-hand reports from around the web say that Labor Day isn’t all that bad at Disney. The parks do receive more visitors, but not an overwhelming amount. Magic Kingdom is the most crowded, so why not try Animal Kingdom, MGM Studios, EPCOT, or one of the many non-Disney parks in the Orlando area?

Orlando

Chicago

Chicago is a huge city, filled with a ethnically and culturally diverse population. Labor Day weekend in the Windy City is packed with numerous festivals celebrating this diversity: the Black Film Festival from September 1-3 at the Gene Siskel Center is an appreciation of African-American contributions to cinema; the Chicago Turkish Fest, held in Daley Plaza September 2-5, features performances of folk music and dance, authentic cuisine, and informational exhibits about the country’s long history, among many other activities; and the Taste of Polonia, a Polish festival in Jefferson Park, will feature over 30 bands, 50 vendors, and 12 food booths where you can get delicious dishes like kielbasa, pierogis, and beer. Also scheduled for this weekend are Lebanese and African cultural festivals.

Chicago

Cleveland

Every year on Labor Day weekend, Cleveland hosts their Oktoberfest celebration. Okay, yes, you’re right: it’s technically not in October. But who needs a calendar when you can have beer? With live music, wiener dog races, a 5K beer run, and so much more, anyone in Cleveland for the weekend should stop by. The festival will be held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds for 4 whole days!

Cleveland

Indianapolis

Sure, with a name like “Indy LaborFest,” Indianapolis’ annual Labor Day celebration doesn’t sound like it would be too much fun, but very year, Georgia Street closes off to traffic and gets wild with great food, family fun, and special activities in the “Kid’s Zone,” such as face painting, a bounce house, dance demonstrations, and so much more. Admission is completely free. The festival runs from 11:00AM to 6:00PM on September 5th.

Indianapolis

Louisville

Are you a cat person? On September 5th and 6th, Louisville, KY will host the 48th annual Kentuckiana Cat Club Championship Show. At a price of only $10 for an entire family ($3 for individual adults; $2 for seniors and children under 12), this event is a great place to admire our furry feline friends. Watch as these cats walk around with their heads held high with pride, an emotion natural to kitties, as they prance around, purr, and meow for your affections. It will be held at the Kentucky Expo Center.

Louisville

Las Vegas

Labor Day is a holiday meant to commemorate the American workforce by providing them with a much-needed day off. But why not “work it” in another way? We’re talking about tearing up a dance floor in exciting Las Vegas. Two titans of hip-hop will be performing in Sin City over LDW. Head to Surrender to see Lil Jon (WHAT?) play a DJ set (YEEEEAAAH!) on September 4th at 10:00PM. Then, the next night, pop on over to TAO Nightclub to kick it with Snoop Dogg and the Snoopadelic Cabaret, which is a call back to the 1920s. That sounds too good to miss!

Las Vegas

San Francisco

Any trip to San Francisco would be incomplete without a cruise on the bay, where you’ll get to see the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge, world-famous Alcatraz Island, and the city’s stunning skyline. But you know what makes any cruise better? Booze (if you’re 21+, of course). Pick your poison: you can take a Labor Day Beer Lunch Cruise, which includes a delicious buffet and free drinks; or a Champagne & Mimosa Cruise, which doesn’t offer any food, but is still a nice way to start a weekend morning.

San Francisco

Anaheim

Much like Orlando, Anaheim is the theme park center of California, home to Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood, among others. With more roller coasters and thrill rides, Universal is a better fit for young adult crowds, while Disneyland prides itself on being the preferred destination for families with young children. It’s also the place to go for Labor Day if you’re the sporty type: each year, the park hosts a half marathon. What better motivation is there to run 13.1 miles than your favorite classic Disney characters – like Mickey, Donald, and Goofy – cheering you on?

Aneheim

Phoenix

Phoenix is an urban oasis in the middle of Arizona’s desert. It might not seem like a preferred vacation spot until you realize just how many amazing national parks are short day trips from town. The spot with the most appeal has to be Grand Canyon National Park, home to one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in the entire world. Get out there to hike along the rims, where you will be treated to absolutely breathtaking views. Just be sure to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water!

Phoenix

But why wait until Labor Day Weekend? August 25th is the anniversary of the National Parks Service, and to celebrate, many national parks across the country offers free admission to all guests! Check here for a complete list of all participating parks.

No matter where you plan to travel this Labor Day Weekend, GotoBus.com is the best place to book tickets, for any your budget. On top of that, you can also book your hotel. In fact, the only thing you won’t be able to do on GotoBus is enjoy your vacation. We leave that up to you! Click the links below to book your tickets.

East Coast

Bus Tickets from Boston to New York – Prices $18+ one-way

Bus Tickets from New York to Philadelphia – Prices $11+ one-way

Bus Tickets from New York to Washington DC – Prices $21+ one-way

Bus Tickets from New York to Orlando – Prices $60+ one-way

Midwest

Bus Tickets from New York to Chicago – Prices $60+ one-way

Bus Tickets from New York to Cleveland – Prices $60+ one-way

Bus Tickets from New York to Indianapolis – Prices $30+ one-way

Bus Tickets from New York to Louisville – Prices $55+ one-way

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Thrills, Chills, & Spills: the Best Amusement Parks for Summer Fun

Blizzard Beach

All over the United States, we are in the height of summer, which means we have a lot of free time to enjoy the incredible weather. Of course, being out in the sun for so long requires two things: first, a good sunscreen with a high SPF (don’t get burned!), and second, some entertainment that is going to cool you down. At GotoBus.com, we love a good thrill, so we know plenty of great amusement parks around the country that feature rollercoasters, water rides, and many other attractions that are guaranteed to excite family members of all ages. Below, we’ve included descriptions for some of our favorite amusement parks around the country.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach / Typhoon Lagoon / Universal’s Wet ‘n Wild

It’s pretty well known that Orlando is the amusement park capital of the U.S. as the home of both the Disney World and Universal Studios parks (among a long list of other exciting locations). Most people know the big four Disney World parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, and MGM Hollywood Studios), but not everyone knows that the company also operates two water parks as well: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. The first is themed like a tropical island. The centerpiece is a boat on top of a jagged rock, making it seem like a shipwreck stranded the boat’s crew in the area long ago. If you try hard enough, you can imagine that you’re Tom Hanks from Cast Away or a character from Lost. Typhoon Lagoon features one of the largest outdoor wave pools in the world. Blizzard Beach, like its name suggests, is laid out like an arctic oasis, making it the perfect place to escape the Florida heat. The main attraction is called “Summit Plummet,” a 120-foot-tall free fall slide, where you might reach speeds up to 60 miles per hour! Not to be outdone by Disney, the rival Universal Studios owns Wet ‘n Wild, and visitors will get exactly what that name promises. The best slide here is the brand new Aqua Drag Race, a four lane slide where you can your friends down a winding, 360-foot course into a pool below. You could spend the entire day racing and not get bored, so just imagine all the other excitement you can find here!

Blizzard Beach

Hershey Park

This family-oriented theme park is located a short drive from Harrisburg, PA and is themed after Hershey’s Chocolate (though it should not be confused with nearby Hershey’s Chocolate World) and the heritage of the state of Pennsylvania. Originally opened in 1906 to provide a fun retreat for the families of the iconic chocolate company’s workers, nowadays the park covers an area of 121 acres and features 74 rides. Of these, there are 13 rollercoasters and 14 water rides, so this is a great place to spend a summer’s day (or two, if you want to make sure you hop on all the rides). The Comet rollercoaster is the oldest in the park, built in 1946. It’s like riding a piece of amusement park history!

Hershey Park

Cedar Point

Picture a 365-acre plot of land that features a world-record number of rides. It sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong! The park we’ve just described is the very real Cedar Point, located in Sandusky, OH, and nicknamed the “Rollercoaster Capital of the World.” Opened way back in 1870, it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the U.S. With 16 rollercoasters, the fun only ends when you choose (or, technically, when the park closes for the day). The newest coaster, GateKeeper, opened in 2013, and claims to have the highest inversion (meaning you’re going to go upside-down) at 164 feet. Having since broken records for height, speed, length, and more, this is coaster you can’t afford to miss.

Cedar Point

Knott’s Berry Farm

Maybe you’e on the West Coast and don’t want to have to travel across the country just for a few water rides and coasters. That’s completely understandable. If so, then you should check out Knott’s Berry Farm, located in Buena Park, CA (in the Greater Los Angeles Area) and home to 40 rides and 10 coasters. It is divided into four areas: the Ghost Town, which takes you back to the Wild West; Mexican-themed Fiesta Village; the Boardwalk, home to the park’s most thrilling rides; and Camp Snoopy, themed after the beloved Peanuts dog. Check out the Boomerang coaster, designed in a corkscrew style. For readers unfamiliar with types of rollercoasters, “corkscrew” basically means “you’re going to be upside-down and twisted around – a lot!” It’s no wonder this ride carries a thrill-rating of 5 out of 5.

Knott's Berry Farm

Six Flags

The name Six Flags has become iconic among amusement parks, and now the chain has locations all over the country, including New England, New Jersey, and its home state of Texas. Its location in Valencia, CA, dubbed Six Flags Magic Mountain – just north of Los Angeles – is one of its most popular. The 262 acre area features an amazing 19 rollercoasters. Are you a big comic book fan? There are even a few rides based on famous DC Comics characters, like Batman: The Ride, Superman: Escape from Krypton, and Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom, all of which will help you get ready for the new Batman v. Superman movie. There are so many rides here that you would be foolish to think that you could take them all on in one day, even if you only went for the rollercoasters. Take a few days. Enjoy the rides. Have fun and smile. No one will blame you. Just watch out for the Riddler!

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Once you’ve figured out the park that you think offers the most entertainment, head over to GotoBus.com to purchase affordable bus tickets to your destination. You’ll be able to find routes to cities all over the country, and even book a local hotel for when you arrive, meaning you’ll have so much less to worry about when you use GotoBus. Don’t forget, you’ll save even more when you book your bus tickets and hotel together! We make it our mission to provide customers with well-priced travel fares and a convenient shopping experience. Summer will be over before you know it, so hurry up and book now!

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NYC Summers- Fun in The City!

New York City

New York, New York! No matter what time of year you visit this sprawling city, there will always be an endless series of events happening, but in summer, things really take off. Whether you’re rolling like a queen through Queens, chilling with the hipsters in Brooklyn, or living luxuriously in Manhattan, you’ll always be able to find free concerts, outdoor movie screenings, hip rooftop parties, and so much more.

GotoBus.com is a leading online marketplace where customers can book bus tickets, as well as hotel accommodations and more, from one convenient location. We also understand the importance of traveling on a tight budget, and we make it our goal to cater to the needs of such customers. And we just can’t get enough of NYC. We think it’s easily one of the most exciting cities in the whole world, so we’re always trying to sing its praises and convince people to visit. Below, we’ve compiled a short list of some events happening in the Big Apple over the next few months, making sure to throw in some that are totally free of charge, so you can enjoy the your vacation while still having plenty of money left over for souvenirs.

Shakespeare in the Park

There is a great deal to said about the fact that the iconic plays of William Shakespeare, who was alive about hundreds of years ago, are still performed today. They really prove that art contains a timeless power to reach people across time and cultures. Shakespeare in the Park, in its 53rd year, is held at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, is free (you just have to wait in line for a ticket), and runs continuously through the summer until August 23rd. This year, the park will be putting on Cymbeline, a story about a British king and his daughter. Shakespeare in the Park could potentially offer some odd surprises and quirks to theater-goers: in the past, weather-related issues have forced performances to stop-and-start at random intervals, and occasionally, some of the park’s local wildlife have made it onstage for a cameo. Boston, another city with a vibrant theatrical community, is only a few hours away. Book your bus tickets from Boston to New York starting at $18 one way!

Central Park, New York City

Swimming & More!

If you’re getting too hot, the city has about 14 miles of beaches that are loaded with activities. Take Coney Island, for example, an iconic landmark in Brooklyn, where you will find a lively boardwalk, a thrilling amusement park, and a huge cast of interesting characters. Nearby, you can also choose to go to Brighton Beach, an area traditionally filled with Russian immigrants, and Rockaway Beach, preferred by the hip, cool, and young since the Ramones named a song after it. On the New York’s Parks Department website, you view a list of the free outdoor pools in the city. Book bus tickets from Washington DC to New York for as little as $21 one-way to escape all that heated political debate!

Coney Island

Jazz Age Lawn Party

Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about the “Roaring 20s,” rereading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby (or watched the Leonardo DiCaprio movie) over and over, and dressing up in your zoot-suit or flapper gown for a night of swing dancing? Or, instead, do you find that you don’t understand any of those references? Either way, you should check out this Jazz Age Lawn Party, an exciting outdoor event on Governor’s Island, scheduled for the weekend of August 15th. You’ll be able to dance the Charleston, Lindy Hop, or a bunch of other dance styles that you’ve never heard of (don’t worry: there will be people there to help teach you!). Tickets for the party start at $35. Chicago is another city with a deep history in the Prohibition Era, so this would be a great way for visitors from that area to connect to their own local history. Book your bus tickets from Chicago to New York for as little as $60 one-way.

Jazz Age Lawn Party, NYC

Waterfight NYC

Ready, aim, fire! When was the last time you were in a water-gun battle? Most of you probably couldn’t remember anything more specific than “When I was a kid.” And you know what? That’s lame! Water-guns are a blast (get it?) for all ages. This is obvious to the organizers of Waterfight NYC, an annual free-for-all water-fight welcome to all. Though the exact time of this event have yet to be revealed, we know that on July 25th, a massive crowd (last year, thousands of participants unleashed their battle cries!) will gather on Central Park’s Great Lawn for this ultimate showdown, the water-gun battle to end all water-gun battles. This event is free to attend; you just need to remember to arm yourself with finest in Nerf technology. Book your bus tickets from Atlanta to New York starting at just $35 one-way.

water fight

GotoBus is always happy to assist its customers in their quest to find affordable bus rates and accommodations wherever they wish to go. There are many other popular cities from where you can start your journey and grab your bus tickets to New York City. With our help, you will also be able to find thousands of routes to destinations across the USA, as well as a select few in Canada and Mexico. With more added each week, there’s always somewhere new to visit, whether you want to live large and in charge in the Big Apple, or have your heart set elsewhere. Visit GotoBus.com now to find your dream summer vacation. Have a great summer and happy travels!

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4th of July is Only Two Weeks Away!

4th of July

Now that schools around the country are starting to let out for the summer, you may only just be realizing that the 4th of July is about 2 weeks away! Crazy, right? Summer is the time to have some fun, travel, and visit your friends and family out of town. 4th of July is a long weekend, and it’s the perfect time to do just that. Visit GotoBus.com ASAP to book your bus tickets out of town for all of the holiday festivities before they sell out! Here are some fun suggestions to check out in some of the most popular cities around the country during America’s birthday weekend:

Washington, DC

Since the 4th of July is such a patriotic holiday, we thought it would be a good idea to start in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC! And what better way to do that than with a 4th of July fireworks show? Weather permitting, the show begins at 9pm from the Reflecting Pool area of the Washington Monument, but thankfully, you will be able to be see the show throughout many areas of Washington DC and Virginia. The best viewing spots tend to fill up very quickly, so be sure to arrive early. For tips and tricks on additional viewing areas and important information on road closures, please be sure to visit the official National Park Service website.

Did you know that DC’s National Zoo has free admission? You didn’t read that wrong, we said FREE admission. We know our customers are on a budget, and visiting this historic zoo is the perfect activity to kill some time instead of your wallet! One of the oldest zoos in the United States, it’s fitting that it is housed in our nation’s capital. The National Zoo has an impressive collection of animals such as pandas, elephants, butterflies, Komodo Dragons, Bald Eagles, and much more. It was even home to the original Smokey the Bear (“Only YOU can prevent forest fires!”). For more information on the zoo’s hours and events happening throughout the summer, visit their website.

Bus tickets from New York to Washington DC start at just $21 one-way.

White House 4th of July

Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is known worldwide for its annual July 4th collaboration with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This year’s festivities begin early when the gates open at 9:00AM on the 4th, though the actual concert doesn’t start until 8:30PM that evening, so please plan accordingly. This year, the featured performer along with the Boston Pops will be the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, the third oldest drum and bugle corps in the country. This is shaping up to be another Boston Pops show to remember! If you are not a fan of big crowds or cannot make it to Boston for the ceremony, you can still catch the entire show broadcast on TV instead. For more information on Boston’s 4th of July celebrations, please visit the following website.

The Lawn on D is a new, interactive, outdoor activity area in South Boston, something with a fresh perspective for Beantown. There are always different “pop-up” events happening here, geared toward people of all ages. From adult-sized swing sets to Friday Night Flicks (FREE movie nights where they show classics like Jaws; need we say more?), the Lawn on D has something for everyone! Be sure to “like” the venue’s page on Facebook and sign up for the e-mail list to stay up-to-date with the constantly changing events. For more information on this amazing and fun new feature in Boston, check out Lawn on D’s website. Trust us, this is something you need to check out this summer!

Prices for bus tickets from New York to Boston begin at only $18 per person one- way!

Boston Pops

Chicago, Illinois

It looks like the place to be in Chicago for the 4th is the Navy Pier! Though you can see fireworks from this area twice a week, the show for Independence Day certainly promises to be an extra-special occasion. Synced to music, the fireworks will be displayed right above Lake Michigan and are scheduled to start at 9:30PM, but you will need to arrive early since a very large crowd is expected. If you would like to try something a little different and want to view the fireworks away from the crowds, be sure to check out the Navy Pier website, which also has information on taking fireworks cruises and fireworks tours!

Grant Park is a public park with more than 300 acres to explore, the perfect place to spend the day walking around or take time visiting one of its many features, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park (where Cloud Gate, a.k.a. “the bean,” is located), Buckingham Fountain, the Skating Ribbon, Petrillo Music Shell, Maggie Daley Park, and much more! To learn more about all the features included within Grant Park, visit the official website for Chicago’s Park District.

Bus tickets from New York to Chicago start at only $40 per person each way… what a great deal!

Chicago Navy Pier

New York, New York

Fourth of July wouldn’t seem complete without the annual fireworks show from Macy’s, and this year isn’t any different. Starting in 1976, the famous spectacle will once again be shown over the East River. There are many spots in The Big Apple to get a good view of the show, but you might want to get an early start to snag a spot. TimeOut New York has some great suggestions on the best places to view the fireworks, so you might want to check them out!

When we think of Coney Island, the first thing that comes to mind is usually the amusement park, but not for the 4th! On this day, something wonderful happens: a crowd gathers to witness the World-Famous Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Years ago, this contest started as a joke competition between some friends. Now, thousands of people watch this event in person, and it’s even broadcast live for the nation to see – truly considered one of the more bizarre “sporting” events of our time. Check out the event’s website for more information, including pictures and videos from past years.

You can grab bus tickets from Philadelphia to New York starting at just $12 a person – wow!

New York City

Las Vegas, Nevada

The great thing about Las Vegas is that since it’s the hub of entertainment 365 days a year, it won’t be difficult to find Independence Day celebrations in the area for the long holiday weekend. The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower will be setting off fireworks at 9:00PM, while Mandalay Bay’s celebrations not only include a fireworks display, but performances by the band 311 on July 3rd and July 4th. For more information on any of the 4th-themed events around Vegas, be sure to check out this website. We also recommend grabbing tickets to see Cirque du Soleil’s “O” show, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we promise you will never forget! To purchase discounted tickets for “O”, please click here.

Purchase bus tickets from Los Angeles to Las Vegas beginning at only $10 a person.

Las Vegas 4th of July

GotoBus is here to make your travel plans go as smoothly as possible. This year, it’s lucky that The 4th of July falls on a long weekend, so you might as well use that as an excuse to travel somewhere with that extra day off from work. So, what are you waiting for? Visit GotoBus.com now to book your bus tickets – and don’t forget, if you also need somewhere to stay overnight, you can book your bus tickets and hotel together to get even more of a discount. Enjoy the holiday, and please stay safe!

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