Coastal Fall Travel

Fall in New England

For all of its beauty – the changing leaves, the cool breezes, the ready-to-harvest crops – Fall can be a stressful time. Suddenly, school is back in session, the weather is colder, the days are shorter, and you just can’t shake the feeling that your time to get outdoors and take in the season’s dynamic magnificence is quickly running out.

Here’s what you need to do: grab a pumpkin-spiced latte, sit down at your computer, and head to, where you will find the best rates on round-trip bus tickets, and choose from the many destinations listed, so you can get a nice, relaxing break amidst the vibrant foliage of Autumn.

New England is probably the one region most closely associated with the Autumn season, as it features the most visible changes to its foliage, as well as a long tradition of harvest fairs, Halloween thrills, and various other seasonal celebrations to herald the season. The city of Boston loves to celebrate fall in style with the Head of the Charles Regatta, a two-day rowing race that attracts over 9,000 participants and countless more spectators each year, making it the largest race of its kind in the world. You can watch the boats pass by underneath the leisurely shade on the banks of the Charles River. Another classic New England activity during this season is the month-long Halloween festivities in Salem, MA, the site of the infamous witch trials in colonial times. This small, coastal city, a short train ride from Boston, has retained much of its colonial demeanor. There are numerous “spooky” tours you can choose from; themed museums, haunted houses, and eateries; as well as not one, but several psychics who all promise to see into your future. That’s right – if you don’t like the sound of your fortune, you can just get a new one from a different psychic. Round-trip bus tickets from New York to Boston start at just $36.

Head of the Charles Regatta

Another potential idea, for those customers on the West Coast, is exploring one of the absolutely breathtaking parks located in that region. Okay, maybe the mammoth California redwood trees of Muir Woods, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, don’t change colors in the fall, and their humbling size and majesty remain constant year-round. But these trees are each hundreds of years old, and this fact, coupled with the inherent otherworldly atmosphere of Autumn, creates a truly mystical quality in Muir Woods. Even the name of the region itself – “Muir” – seems to come straight from The Lord of the Rings (John Muir was actually a 19th-century environmentalist and early proponent of wilderness preservation). While there will not be a vast number of visual changes to the scenery, for those of you on the West Coast this fall, an excursion to Muir Woods, or any one of California’s many other redwood sanctuaries, makes for an enticing outing. Bring the kids, and let their imaginations run wild in this fantasy landscape! Bus tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco start at just $80.

Muir Woods National Monument

 Don’t let yourself feel all cooped up indoors; get out now to capture the exquisite beauty of Autumn. There is no reason to wait! Visit and choose your perfect destination now.

Fall Travel in New England: A Colorful Journey

Fall foliage corn maze

Fall is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful times of the year. It is filled with the bright colors of fruits and vegetables from the harvest as well as, of course, the greenery of the trees exploding dramatically into a vibrant array of all the rainbow has to offer.

Tourists come from all over the world to see the trees on the East Coast of the United States shed their leaves in preparation for the winter, and as you make your way around the Eastern Seaboard with, you too can enjoy the autumn’s amazing vistas. Whether you’re travelling for holidays, to see friends, or taking a long-weekend vacation, New England is the place for you. Each trip you take in October and early November comes with the bonus of fall foliage sightseeing.

Another unique northeastern experience for autumn are the local farms, which offer a variety of fun-filled seasonal activities. From corn mazes to petting zoos to apple picking, these farms are a great one-stop-shop for fun family activities in the fall. If you’re in the Boston area, Davis Farm and and Connors Farm are two places that come highly recommended. The best part? On the way out, you can grab some delicious seasonal grub to take with you on your journey home!

There are lots of reasons to be out and about in the fall, and with the promise of a travel experience you can only have once a year there’s more incentive than ever to make your trips sooner as opposed to later.

Round-trip tickets for buses from New York to Boston start at $30, so what are you waiting for? Take a peek out your window and watch the world fly by in a burst of color unlike any other!

Shades of Red, Orange, and Yellow- New England Fall Foliage

The GotoBus team considers ourselves lucky to be located in Cambridge, MA. Cambridge residents, also known as Cantabrigians, enjoy living steps away from popular Revolutionary War historical sites and the diversity that its famous academic institutions, Harvard and MIT bring. New England is one of the best places to see the autumn leaves change. The leaves have just started to turn here so there is plenty of time to still book your New England fall foliage sightseeing trip. Click here to track the New England fall foliage and try to predict when the colors will “peak.”

GotoBus has some great travel options for a fall foliage getaway. It is better to leave the car at home and take the bus or else you might ruin the trip looking for parking and navigating our curvy one way streets. Check out some of our top picks!

Pilgrim’s Path 1-Day Tour $35

USA, Canada Eastern Deluxe 8-Days Tour (BOS) $620

Plimoth Plantation 1-Day Tour $55

Fall Foliage 1-Day Tour $55

Eastern Panorama 8 Days Tour * Fully Guided * $1219

Salem – Witch City 1-Day Tour $35

Boston to Montreal 3-Day Tour $188

Autumn on Cape Cod 1-Day Tour $55

Boston to Acadia, Maine 2-Day Tour $155

Boston, Cambridge, Lexington, Concord 1-Day Tour $55

New England Seacoast 1-Day tour $55

Detroit, Cleveland, US Niagara Falls, Albany 3-Day Tour $239