Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Seattle

Is Seattle In Your Bucket List? Here Are The Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Seattle

Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Seattle
View of Mt. Rainier from Seattle

Seattle is the perfect location for a weekend getaway. It is located about three hours from Vancouver, and two to three hours from three different national parks. The iconic and beautiful Mount Rainier can be spotted above the city skyline on sunny days, and the city enchants visitors with the Pacific Northwest culture. Get out, take a bus to Seattle, WA from Vancouver, BC and enjoy all that this beautiful city has to offer.

1. World-Class Museums

Top Reasons to take a bus to Seattle from Vancouver
Seattle Art Museum

The Seattle Art Museum is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, and is full of riches and world- class exhibits. The Nordic Heritage Museum is in an old schoolhouse, and the Museum of History and Industry is in the renovated Naval Reserve Armory. If museums are not your cup of tea, you could take a 1 day tour to the Boeing factory from Vancouver, where you will learn the process of making an airplane.

2. Amazing Views

Top Reasons to take a bus to Seattle from Vancouver
Seattle Skyline

Head to West Seattle to the top of the Space Needle and enjoy the unlimited views in every direction. From the 73rd floor of the Space Needle (Sky View Observatory) you can get an equally good view of Mount Baker, Mount Rainier and Elliott Bay. Don’t miss views of the West Coast’s largest Ferris wheel, the Seattle Great Wheel.

3. Islands Getaway

Top Reasons to take a bus to Seattle from Vancouver
San Juan Islands Whale Watching

The nearby islands provide the perfect getaway. Vashon, Bainbridge, Suquamish and San Juan islands provide out of this world scenery as well as a bunch of activities for the whole family. Get a dose of history, pick berries at local farms in the summer, watch whales in the winter, or go on a hiking adventure any time of year

4. National Parks

Top Reasons to take a bus to Seattle from Vancouver
Mt. Rainier National Park

If you are looking to enjoy nature and visit some of the popular national parks like Mt. Rainier or Yellowstone, Seattle is the hub for bus tours that will take you there and back for a very good price. You won’t have to worry about driving or looking for accommodation. These tour companies will arrange everything for you. Sit back and relax. Take a Yellowstone tour from Seattle and take in the beautiful views. Or enjoy a local 1 Day Mt. Rainier Trip from Seattle.

5. Bus Tickets: A Quick and Affordable Option

Top Reasons to take a bus to Seattle from Vancouver
Find Bus Tickets at GotoBus.com

So now that you read about the things Seattle has to offer. The next step will be to find the best bus ticket deals. At GotoBus, you can find Vancouver to Seattle bus tickets for as low as $25. All you have to do is go online at GotoBus.com. Enjoy your trip!

 

 

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Spring is in Bloom at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom

It’s that time of year again: after a long winter, we’re all ready for spring to start. Though we’ve been teased with a few warm, sunny days here and there, it’s hardly enough; what we really need is consistent streak of good weather, all the leftover snow to melt, and a quick getaway to relax and refresh. At GotoBus.com, we specialize in selling affordable bus tickets, providing you with a quick and easy way to book a trip, whether you’ve planned for months or waited until the last minute. Once you’ve purchased your tickets, you’ll also be able to book a hotel at your destination, making this a convenient, stress-free process so you can look forward to your trip. Or, save even more by booking your bus tickets and hotel at the same time!

This spring, we highly recommend traveling to Washington, D.C. to take part in the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo at the time gave the city a gift of 3,000 Japanese cherry trees as a symbol of friendship between Japan and the United States. Today, over 100 years later, the citizens of D.C. still celebrate this event with the festival, a three week long celebration scheduled to coincide with the blooming of the flowers. The trees are spread all over the city, especially on the banks of the Potomac River, giving Washington a beautiful pink and white trim that blends perfectly with classically-inspired white marble buildings like the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.

This year, the festival will run from March 20th to April 12th. Each day has multiple events scheduled, from concerts and art shows to parades and free admission to certain museums and attractions located all over the city, making the Cherry Blossom Festival a perfect excuse to see the best parts of Washington, D.C. while at the same time enjoying the increasingly warm weather of spring. Below, we’ve included descriptions for some of the most popular events. For a full schedule of activities, as well as other important information, visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s official website.

The festival will kick off with an Opening Ceremony, which will be held in the historic Warner Theater at 5:00pm on March 21st. During the show, several Japanese and American musicians will perform a diverse mix of jazz, soul, funk, pop, and classical tunes. One of the groups, the AUN J Classic Orchestra, exclusively plays traditional Japanese instruments, which is a perfect way to get a taste for that culture. If you’d like to stick with the musical theme, then you should also be sure to stop by one of the performances that are part of the Japanese Jazz Series, held at the Blues Alley nightclub in the Georgetown area. There are acts scheduled on most nights of the festival, and you will get to hear an interesting cross of cultures as Japanese musicians put their own unique spin on the classic American genre.

On March 28th, head over to the Washington Monument, where you can see the Blossom Kite Festival, a showcase for kite-makers to demonstrate their creativity. This event is perfect for children, who will love watching all the uniquely designed kites flutter around the sky. The festival has five distinct areas: the Competition and Demonstration Field, the Family Field, the Kite Club Display Area, Activity Tents, and the Public Field. This event will run from 10:00am to 4:30pm.

To close out the Cherry Blossom Festival, there will be a parade beginning at 10:00am on April 11th down a stretch of Constitution Avenue. Every year, the turnout is fantastic, and the parade ends up being one of the city’s largest spectator events. It’s free to attend, though you can also purchase a $20 ticket to sit in the grandstands. Large, elaborate floats, live performances, student marching bands from all corners of the country, and much more will all march past you in a grand display that brings the festival to a close while simultaneously announcing the arrival of spring in the grandest way possible.

With all those events and more, there will never be a shortage of activities for you and your family or friends to enjoy. Bus tickets to Washington, D.C. from New York City start for as little as $21. At GotoBus, you will be able to find bus routes to cities all across the country, no matter what your budget is. Here’s hoping you kick your spring off in a great way!

Cherry Blossoms

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History and Exploration on Veterans’ Day

Veterans Day Thank You to our Veterans and Troops

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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Labor Day Weekend Deals!

Happy Labor Day Weekend – Check Out the End of Summer Deals

Labor Day Weekend Deals!
Philadelphia skyline and Ben Franklin Bridge at dusk, USA

Are you planning on going away for Labor Day Weekend? Don’t forget we have some great deals on bus tickets to bring you to some popular destinations around the country for Labor Day Weekend.

Check out these schedules to travel around the country:

Boston to New York – Starting at $11

Washington DC to New York – Starting at $20

Charlotte to New York – Starting at $59

Orlando to New York – Starting at $90

Los Angeles to Las Vegas – Starting at $25

Los Angeles to San Francisco– Starting at $40

Book your tickets today to enjoy an end of summer getaway! For more information visit http://www.gotobus.com/bus-tickets/

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It is America’s Birthday

Each year, people all over the country celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, barbecues, parades, carnivals, and more. It is America’s birthday. It is a time ti celebrate and get to know the country a little better; just hop on a bus and go!

4th of July celebrations are uniquely experienced throughout the different parts of the country. No matter where you are planning your 4th of July getaway, GotoBus.com brings you the most affordable bus travel you can find. Hop on a bus with your friends and travel to New York City or historic Washington DC for the weekend. It is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday, and explore the activities the city has to offer!


If you are planning to visit the Big Apple, don’t miss the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty. After eight months of reparation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the symbol of freedom makes its triumphant return, appropriately, this 4th of July!

For those travelers looking to join the traditional Boston Fireworks over the Charles River, bus fares with Yo!Bus start at only $13. This year, the Boston Pop Orchestra will feature Ayla Brown, Howie Day, Susan Tedeschi, and The Tanglewood Festival Chorus.


At GotoBus.com we want everyone to experience ‘America the Beautiful’ no matter the budget. When you book your bus tickets online, don’t forget you can add a hotel booking and get an additional 5% off.

To find more bus routes, bus tours, and hotels for the Fourth of July weekend visit GotoBus.com.

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This Father’s Day, Be Child of the Year!

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we have a few ideas to help you get Dad the be present: you! We understand that you may be away at college, live far from home, or simply just don’t want to do that long car ride alone. What if we told you we know how you can see your dad, save money, and avoid driving?

Booking a bus ticket with GotoBus is the cheapest and easiest way to make that trip for Dad. If you really want to be ‘child of the year,’ you could even take your dad on a weekend getaway. When you book your bus tickets you can add a hotel booking and get 5% off.

To make planning your journey even easier, we’re sharing some of the great hotels we offer in the most-visited cities:
New York City
Los Angeles
Los Vegas
Washington DC
Orlando

To find more bus routes, tours, and hotels for Father’s Day visit GotoBus.com.

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Traversing the Northwest

GotoBus is proud to announce expansion all over the west coast, including Oregon and Washington state. Dozens of northwest locations are now available via Fronteras del Norte bus service. Bringing balance to the east/west coast bus ticket offerings, the familiar value of northeast bus routes is no longer exclusive to the region.


Visit our interactive bus map to explore our new travel routes across the country. The follow are cities that are now covered by GotoBus service.

California

Oregon

Dorris Albany
Huntington Park Grants Pass
Hillsboro
Hood River

Washington

Klamanth Falls
Mabton Madras
Quincy Medford
Royal City Milton Freewater
Walla Walla Portland
Salem
Springfield
Tualatin
Woodburn

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