End of Summer Playtime for the Whole Family

Playtime for the whole family. One more trip before the summer ends, please!

End of Summer Playtime for the Whole Family
Summer Fountain Fun

Alas! Summer is coming to an end, and, as always, it was too short. Kids are dreading the approach of the school year, and their parents are wishing they had one last opportunity to escape the stresses of work and enjoy the beautiful weather. Fortunately, there is still time to book a perfect family getaway and end the summer with a bit of playtime for the whole family. Below, we have listed some of our favorite cities, each with one amazing playground for the kids and a nightlife event for the adults.

New York City

Teardrop Park

A section of the larger Tribeca, Manhattan, this is not a traditional playground, with swings and jungle-gyms, although there is a large slide that is sure to leave your kids laughing. Teardrop Park is marked by heaving rock formations that help to hide the surrounding city, giving this place an atmosphere of calm seclusion amid the hustle-and-bustle of the country’s busiest city. Along with the slide, the park features a large sandbox area, a tunnel under one of the rock formations, a reading circle, multiple sitting greens, and the “water rocks,” a fountain built into one of the rocks.

Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Founded in the Alphabet City neighborhood of Manhattan in 1973 to give the city’s large population of Puerto Rican writers a venue to showcase their talents (“Nuyorican” is a term for a New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent), this is one of New York’s best performing arts venues. Striving to give voice to artists who would otherwise be underrepresented in mainstream culture, the Nuyorican hosts a diverse array of events, from theater and music pieces to slam poetry every Friday night.

San Francisco

Adventure Playground (Berkeley)

Wow! This is a one-of-a-kind playground, located in Berkeley across the bay from San Francisco, and is sure to make parents envy their children. It features forts, boats, and towers, all designed by children, for children. Kids can go wild on the zipline, or get in touch with their creative sides by painting. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes (no sandals or flip-flops!) and clothes that can get wet and dirty. See the park’s website for a full list of rules and other information.

After Dark at Exploratorium

Held at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, a facility showcasing “how the world works” through engaging, interactive scientific exhibits After Dark is a nighttime series for adults only that mixes science, art, cocktails – a winning trio. Each night focuses on a different topic, with names like “Tricks Are Treats” and “Decay.” This show offers it all: live performance, film, music, technology, alcohol, stimulating conversation – there is something for everyone. Visit the Exploratorium website for a full event schedule and a list of After Dark themes.

Boston – Harvard Square

Alexander W. Kemp Playground

A newly redesigned playground that still retains the look of an older, wooden playground, Kemp Playground, north of Harvard Square, has structures built on small hills and sand that facilitate climbing, swinging, and sliding, with areas suitable for all young ages from toddlers up. The mission of its designers was to create a space that incorporated both playing and learning about the surrounding world.


The second stage of Cambridge’s American Repertory Theater (ART), Oberon mixes theatrical performance into a nightclub setting, featuring many shows, both temporary and regular, that usually would not get the same attendance on the ART’s mainstage. Many of these shows are interactive, such as the highly popular “Donkey Show,” a disco-reimagining of William Shakespeare’s beloved play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, complete with divas, roller skates, and glitter, held every Saturday Night. Visit the ART’s website for a full event schedule and other information.


Don’t miss out on your chance to be the “cool parent” and book an awesome trip to one of these cities, or any of the other destinations you can find on GotoBus.com, where you can easily book both your bus tickets and hotel stay together to save even more!

Coach Run Adds New Bus Service From The Bronx To Boston

Traveling from the Bronx to Boston? Check out the new bus service

Coach Run Adds New Bus Service from NYC to Boston

Coach Run understands that going south of city to get into Manhattan, just to catch the bus and then  go back north again didn’t make much sense.

They paid attention,  listened to their customers’ requests and worked with their team to create a solution that will meet their travelers’ needs and will make them happy. With that in mind Coach Run has added a new bus service from the Bronx, NY

The New Departure Location in The  Bronx 

Citizens of the Bronx no longer  have to deal with the hassle that comes while making their way into Manhattan to catch a bus to Boston.

The New Departure Location in The  Bronx 

As you may hear all the time from locals and visitors alike, you don’t really need a car to get around NYC.  Well,  that’s so true. If you are familiar with the Metro, you can basically get to anywhere in the five boroughs by train.

The New Departure Location in The  Bronx 

The new departure location in the Bronx is near Pelham Bay Park Station. 

 Take the 6 Train Uptown to the last stop of the train which is  Pelham Bay Park Station. Once you arrive, get off the train and head south west along Bruckner Express Highway until you meet Middleton Rd. It is only 11 minutes walk considering you are a slow-pace walker like me.

At the intersection, cross the foot bridge to make sure you are on the same side as the baseball field. The specific departure location will be located on corner of the Bruckner Blvd (Baseball Field) – Intersection of Bruckner Bl & Middletown Rd, Bronx NY 10465

What are you waiting for? Get your Bronx Bus Tickets to Boston  for as low as $8. 

Visit https://www.gotobus.com/tickets/bronx-to-boston-bus/ for more information


Good Reasons for Choosing Bus Travel in Europe

Thinking about traveling by bus? Here are good reasons for choosing bus travel in Europe

Good Reasons for Choosing Bus Travel in Europe
The Tourist Town of St. Wolfgang in Austria

 1. Environmental friendly travel

One of the good reasons for choosing bus travel in Europe is the distance between cities and to know how close the countries are. For example, you can easily travel from Germany to France to Italy and back north to the Czech Republic in a matter of a few days, and, more important, for a very reasonable fee. Bus travel in Europe is one of the most affordable ways to travel these days, not to mention one of the most environmentally friendly! Because many European cities have very old city centers, modern transportation hubs like airports and train stations were built on the outskirts of these cities. However, buses are able to drive right into the city centers to drop passengers off, meaning that you’ll be able to get off the bus and waste no time in starting your exploration.

Good Reasons for Choosing Bus Travel in Europe
Yellow Bus from Student Agency Bus Operator

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CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe

Looking for Comfort, Affordable Prices & Excellent Service? CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express are among the popular ones!

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe
Traveling Across Europe

You find yourself traveling in Europe and have the travel bug to explore every single corner of this beautiful continent, but unfortunately you are on a budget. Do not worry! CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage and National Express will take you across Europe without costing a fortune.

Here at Gotobus, we make it easier for you. We keep adding new bus routes and partnering with new bus companies all over the globe so that you don’t have to sweat about planning your trip.

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe
Bus Coverage in Europe


CityBusExpress establishes the new standard in inter-city coach travel. They guarantee the best prices for travel between the most popular cities in Europe like Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Cologne, Utrecht and Arnheim. Not only is travel between these cities exciting , but travel time on CityBusExpress, especially between Amsterdam and Berlin, is shorter when compared to other bus operators.

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe

This bus operator spoils their riders with free drinks including beer. The professional steward (ess) will be handing out refreshing beverages, wipes and towels.  She/He will be checking on every passenger to be sure everyone is comfortable. Isn’t that quite something? Other amenities onboard are  Wi-Fi and a free movie. One of the popular routes for this bus company is from Cologne, Germany to Amsterdam, Netherlands

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe

Elabus is a very experienced bus company based in Poland. The company serves local and international travelers who are looking to travel in Central and Southern Europe.

This Bus Company provides service to well-known and attractive destinations such as Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria Village and also cool places in the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea.

Elabus delights its customers with high-class coaches that are fully equipped with adjustable seats, Wi-Fi, power outlets and individual airflows to cool you off in the hottest months. Travelers seem to enjoy taking a bus from Byala, Bulgaria to Krakow, Poland

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe
Andrade Voyages Bus

Andrade Voyage is a France-based bus company which specializes in transporting passengers between France and Portugal. Among popular departure points in France we have cities like Grenoble, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse, Bayonne, Montauban and Tarbes. Choose to arrive in your favorite city in Portugal such as Guimaraes, Porto, Braga, Guarda, Castelo Branco, Lisbon, Bombarral. If you are looking for a suggestion on what route to take, one of the favorites among travelers is from Barcelos, Portugal to Nice France

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe
Andrade Voyages Bus Operator

National Express Bus is the largest scheduled bus service operator in the UK. Among the popular cities listed,  you can book bus tickets to London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Bath, Norwich, Canterbury, Swindon, Manchester, and more. It provides services across the UK by connecting more than 900 destinations. The amenities provided by National Express Bus are reclining leather seats, air conditioning, power outlets, WiFi on selected services, and toilets to make your journey comfortable. National Express makes sure that its coaches run on schedule and that they don’t make unscheduled stops on the majority of their services. However, they provide customers short rest breaks during long journeys.

CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express: Bus Travel Across Europe
National Express Bus

Now’s a great time to quickly look at these bus companies and plan your itinerary to be sure you are saving as much as you can. For more information about bus tickets in Europe visit http://www.gotobus.com/europe/

Discover New Worlds This Columbus Day Weekend!

Are you familiar with any of these places? Discover New Worlds This Columbus Day Weekend!

Discover New Worlds This Columbus Day Weekend!

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

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Fall Foliage Around the Country

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

Fall Foliage Around the Country
Kids Enjoying Fall Foliage

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

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Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Remember

Create Memories – Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Remember

Bus Tickets: Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Remember

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

New York

New York City is home to some of the best urban parks in the world. Everyone knows about crown jewel, Central Park, but there are countless others located around the five boroughs that are much less crowded. If you’re looking to have a pleasant, low-key day-off, why not grab a basket, a blanket, and a few close friends, and make your way to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, a 585-acre area filled with winding paths and enough tree coverage to make you forget that you’re in one of the busiest cities in the world. Alternatively, in Manhattan’s Bryant Park, you can see a free performance or participate in one of the activities program.

New YorK: Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Remember
Statue of Liberty

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New Price Option For Bus Tickets Available At GotoBus

Flexi-Price For Bus Tickets Are Here To Make Your Life Easier!

Are you tired of having so many restrictions on your bus tickets?  Of hearing the same thing over and over again that bus tickets are non-refundable? Or that you have to pay additional fee every time you need to reschedule a ticket? GotoBus is thrilled to introduce the new “Flexi-Price” option for bus tickets that will make your life so much easier.

New Price Option for BusTickets Available At GotoBus
Travelers boarding the bus

This new option will allow you to get a refund if you change your mind about traveling, reschedule a bus ticket for free and give you extra points on the loyalty program.

But that’s not all. We understand that unexpected things happen in life, so if you have ever missed your bus ride because you got stuck in traffic, or the metro train was delayed, now you don’t have to worry because the Flexi Price will allow you to reschedule an unused ticket.

New Price Option for BusTickets Available At GotoBus

EastWest is the current bus service provider with this option at the moment, and they are as excited as us to be able to give you the best experience possible!

New Price Option for Bus Tickets Available At GotoBus

The terms and conditions for Flexi Tickets are as follows:

  1. Customers can self-rescheduled unused tickets online for free up to [X] hours before departure time.
  2. Customers can self-rescheduled unused tickets online for free up to 1 time(s) up to 48 hours after departure time.
  3. Customers can claim their refund on unused tickets for the original amount paid plus a service fee of $20.
  4. Double Loyalty Points will be awarded upon completion of the trip.

Head to GotoBus.com and start booking Flexi Tickets for the some of the most popular routes:

New York to Atlanta Bus

Charlotte to New York Bus

Raleigh to New York Bus

Greensboro to New York Bus

Columbia to New York Bus

Safe travels and enjoy the ride fellow travelers!


July 4th Celebration: Take a Bus to Top Places in USA

Top Places to visit in USA during 4th of July celebration – Affordable Bus Tickets

For many Americans, July 4th is a family holiday — it involves, fun, travel backyard barbecues, and the local fireworks extravaganza shows. Some people, however, have dreams of celebrating the nation’s birthday in a city other than their own. Thankfully, here are some top places to visit in the USA during your 4th of July celebration.

July 4th Celebration: Take a Bus to Top Places in USA

New York City – Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

New York City knows how to throw a good celebration. Macy’s massive show is the biggest display in the country. This extravaganza is viewed live by 3 million people annually.  The pyrotechnics show uses 50,000 effects in a 25-minute display. It will be launched from Brooklyn Bridge and four additional barges in the East River between East 23rd and East 37th Streets. This year’s pre-show performers include Brad Paisley and Heather Headley. 

July 4th Celebration: Take a Bus to Top Places in USA

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