Fun February Events

Traveling

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.

Boston

  • 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.

Washington D.C.

  • 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.

California

  • 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.

Nationwide

  • 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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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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Special holiday savings from Los Angeles to New York with GotoBus!

Enjoy the holidays with special seasonal tours from GotoBus! Still considering how to spend your Christmas and New Year holidays? GotoBus is offering special tours to be enjoyed with the whole family this holiday season! Christmas in the Big Apple can only be topped by bringing in the new year in Times Square! If the East Coast is a bit too chilly for you, then escaping to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, or even Hawaii can really shake things up for your holiday plans.

Dreading the busy commute? Don’t get stuck sleeping at the airport! Let GotoBus take care of your travel plans and you can sleep while we help bring you to your destination safely and affordably. The GotoBus interactive bus map makes your holiday commute easy and worry-free.

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Big LA Deals for Thanksgiving

Oh, Thanksgiving. What’s not to love about this great holiday? Food, family, football, and the long weekend. Some people see Thanksgiving as a time savor and enjoy slowly. While others see it as the beginning of another hectic holiday season. Don’t spend the day after Thanksgiving camped outside of a toy store! You could be visiting Bryce Canyon or riding through Napa!

LA to Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, and Zion, 3-Day Tour $158! One Day Only!

LA to Sequoia, Lake Tahoe, and Napa, 3-Day Tour $158! One Day Only!

Snap out of your turkey coma by breathing in the crisp fall air and let us do the driving for you. With our Buy 2 Get 3rd Free deal, you can get a great price for your family with transportation, hotel accommodations, and tax included! Keep checking in with GotoBus for more special bus deals and tour deals this holiday season.

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Limited-Time discounts on these West Coast Tours!

Looking for a hot deal? GotoBus has just slashed prices on a special set of tours on the west coast. These tours are filling-up quick, so book your tickets before they’re all gone!

LA, LV, Grand Canyon West & San Francisco 9-Day Tour $648 $629

7-Day LA to Grand Canyon West, Yosemite Tour Package $388 $376

Los Angeles, San Francisco 7-Day Tour Package $608 $589

10-Day LA to Grand Canyon and San Francisco Tour Package $788 $764

Want more deals? Check out our deals page for the best prices on bus tours.

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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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Last Minute Memorial Day Deals from GotoBus.com

CAMBRIDGE, MA – GotoBus.com, the leading online ticketing company for intercity bus services and bus tours, has just released a broad selection of newly discounted tours and vacation packages for the Memorial Day holiday. These limited-time travel deals include budget East Coast vacations and West Coast tours featuring Yellowstone National Park, which supplement the company’s already low-priced value vacation packages available throughout the world. These tours were specially selected based on current travel trends and positive customer feedback.

The East Coast budget vacations explore the most historic cities in America, including Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Tours like the 5-Day USA East Coast Tour Package – From NYC/NJ also visit popular and family-friendly sites, such as Hershey’s Chocolate World, Corning Glass Center, and Niagara Falls. Hotels upgrades are available.

The most exciting part of taking a West Coast tour to Yellowstone is personally experiencing the beauty of unspoiled nature. One of the most popular tours, the Salt Lake City to Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore 6-Day Tour, offers two overnight stays within the park, in addition to stops at famous national attractions like Grand Teton, Devil’s Tower, and Independence Rock. With all these majestic sites, this time of year is perfect to create new memories traveling with family and friends.

These Memorial Day deals provide an affordable way to explore all that the United States has to offer, and they generally include ground transportation, accommodations, and a tour guide. All information was provided by GotoBus.com and was accurate at the time of publishing. Complete itineraries and ticketing information can be found online at GotoBus.com.

About GotoBus.com

GotoBus is the leading online marketplace for bus tickets, tours, and sightseeing activities. The GotoBus online booking system, similar to those used by major airlines, makes it easy for travelers to quickly compare schedules, prices, and pickup/drop-off locations for over 300 bus and tour companies. GotoBus.com is also the fastest growing gateway for bus travel on the Internet. In February 2007, The Washington Post featured GotoBus.com as one of the best travel websites and named it ‘Best of the Web’ in the ‘Motorcoaches’ category. The company was most recently featured in 2009 by the New York Times.

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Arizona Getaways!

Three new destinations are now available to GotoBus.com customers: Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Scottsdale. With these new locations come a host of exciting adventures like visits to the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, and Meteor Crater. Other options include a Grand Canyon Railway Express Tour, Glen Canyon Float Trip, Red Rock Country Tour, or a visit to the Apache Trail. Check out our site for full tour itineraries.

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22-Day Across America Westbound Tour

See all this beautiful country has to offer with our 22-Day Across America Westbound Tour $2530! This cross country vacation package is an excellent value that will give you tons of amazing experiences without the expensive extras that you may not want or need. Perfect for independent travelers who want a flexible travel experience!

Here is what you will see along your journey: New York City, Washington DC, Appalachian Mountains, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Carlsbad Caverns, Santa Fe, Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, Lake Powell/Western Ranch, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles.

Who is coming with us???

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