3… 2… 1… Happy New Year!


Well, not quite yet, but the big night is right around the corner, and GotoBus is here to help you travel to some of the most exciting destinations across the country to close out 2014 with a bang.

As always, New York City will host its annual ball drop in Times Square, the largest New Year’s celebration in the world, which attracts an estimated one million spectators. From 6 PM to midnight, the streets are packed with people ready to turn the page to a new chapter in their lives, making resolutions for self-improvement, and seeking out that special someone for a New Year’s kiss. For decades, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve will host live musical performances. This year will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest, and feature the boy band One Direction and America’s sweetheart, Taylor Swift.

If you’d like to avoid the crowd at the ball drop, there are a vast number of events and parties you can attend. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is already one of the city’s most popular attractions, but on NYE it becomes even more exciting when it hosts a party among its wax figures, letting you “party with the stars.” The party includes a 4-D cinema, an open bar, appetizers, and entertainment that is appropriate for guests of all ages. In the museum, you will have access to the viewing gallery on the 54th floor of the Hyatt Tower, which provides an excellent point-of-view of the ball drop. This will let you enjoy the iconic celebration far above the crowded streets. Bus tickets to New York City start for as little as $20.

Times Square New Years Eve

Las Vegas is the only other city that can boast a New Year’s celebration as wild as New York’s. Celebrities love to join in the festivities here, so you could be sharing a champagne toast with one of your favorite stars! This year boasts some of the best live shows and concerts that Vegas has ever hosted. At the Chelsea, you can see the legendary Tony Bennett duet with the ever-inventive Lady Gaga. Listen to the greatest hits of Britney Spears as the pop-star performs at Planet Hollywood. For a laugh, check out Joel McHale, star of Community and host of The Soup, at the Mirage. Or perhaps, you want to ask the timeless question of “Turn Down for What?” with Lil Jon at Surrender Nightclub.

The point is, there are a near-endless amount of concerts, shows, and parties to choose from. Vegas is the place to be for NYE, baby! But don’t forget the best part: at midnight, the many casinos on the Las Vegas Strip host a synchronized fireworks display, illuminating the dark sky over the desert with a vibrant display of colors. Purchase your bus tickets to Las Vegas from Los Angeles now, for as little as $25.

Las Vegas New Years Eve

On GotoBus.com, we can also help you book hotels (save even more when booking your bus tickets and hotel stay at the same time!), so you can focus on what is really important on New Year’s Eve: partying

Bus to New York for the New Year!

Bus Service to New York City: Not sure what to do to celebrate the New Year? You could be at the center of the world’s largest New Year’s party! GotoBus offers easy and affordable transportation to this amazing celebration. Don’t worry about parking or navigating the city streets. With affordable rates to New York from dozens of cities, your New Year’s celebration will be hassle free!

Baltimore to New York Bus$20 One-Way / $35 Roundtrip
Boston to New York Bus$15 One-Way / $30 Roundtrip
Philadelphia to New York Bus$10 One-Way / $20 Roundtrip
Washington, DC to New York Bus$20 One-Way / $35 Roundtrip

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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.

Countdown to 2010 East Coast Tours!

In less than 3 months, 2010 will already be here. One of the best and most affordable ways to combine a winter vacation and New Year’s celebration is by booking an East Coast Countdown to 2010 Tour Package. These packages start at $449 per person and the best part is that we are offering a Buy 2 Get 3rd Free special on these tours. Bring the third person along at no extra cost!

Check out a sample itinerary:

Day 1 Hometown – NYC (Night Tour) (Saturday, 12/26)
Welcome to the Big Apple! Upon arrival, you will be met at the baggage claim area of your selected airline by our professional tour guide, and then be escorted to the hotel with our scheduled shuttle bus for relaxation or to start your self-exploration of Lower Manhattan. Focus on the diverse downtown area: Little Italy, SOHO, and Chinatown. Walk through City Hall Park, and experience Brooklyn Bridge by foot. Join our optional night tour ($25/adult only) departing at 7 PM to experience “the City that Never Sleeps”!

Day 2 NYC – Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. (Free Night Tour) (Sunday, 12/27)
Visit the birthplace of this great nation in the morning: Independence Hall & Liberty Bell in the Independence Park, which has been ranked as the most historic square mile in this country. Move on to today’s most influential political center in the world: the White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, plus the best kept secret in town — National Gallery of Arts with many world-class paintings.

Day 3 Washington – Hershey – Corning – Niagara Falls (Free Night Tour) (Monday, 12/28)
Passing by Harrisburg, the Capital of Pennsylvania State, arrive in the sweetest town on the Earth–Hershey. Chocolate World shows how candy is made as you travel through a simulated Hershey factory. (Yes, there’s a free sample, albeit tiny, at the end!) A 3-hour ride takes you to the Corning Museum of Glass, which maintains the most comprehensive collection of historic and art glass in the world: 35,000 glass pieces representing 35 centuries of glass craftsmanship. 200 miles away, the unmatched beauty of the Niagara Falls at night lit in the colors of the rainbow is waiting for you! Bonus: Free Christmas Lighting Show!

Day 4 Niagara FallsAlbany – Boston (Tuesday, 12/29)
We continue our sightseeing in Niagara Falls to see the majestic views of nature up close .It is important to note that Niagara Falls, consisting of the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. A camera is a must for the gorgeous scenery. Walking along the snow covered Goat Island, you will have a broader view of the fall and experience the unique winter view. We will also be heading to the IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls (optional) where you can experience Niagara Falls’ incredible stories. After that we ride through upstate New York and arrive at the capital city of New York – Albany. Here you will visit the Empire state plaza, The Egg ,the state house and the 9-11 Memorial where you can see the ruins of the building and damaged police cars. After that we head to the cultural city ,Boston. There will also be an opportunity to partake in Boston’s most famous export-the lobster-during dinner.

Day 5 Boston – Yale University – NYC (Wednesday, 12/30)
Start the day with Harvard University, the institute older than this nation and educated 20% of our presidents. Take photos with John Harvard, and move on to MIT, a smaller campus full of extremely smart students. The classic Trinity Church and modern John Hancock Tower together make Copley Square a perfect place to appreciate the architecture of this city. Best way to experience Boston? Take a one-hour harbor cruise and enjoy the fantastic view. Have a real Bostonian lunch at Quincy Market, full of food stands and souvenir shops. In the afternoon, with a brief visit of Yale University, the third oldest college located in Connecticut, reach New York in the evening.

Day 6 Countdown in NYC (Thursday, 12/31)
In the morning start with Harlem, where President Obama studied at Columbia University, and your senses will be overwhelmed with the music, the variety of stores, the restaurants, and the street prophets and musicians. The energy is relentless. New York is the world’s premier performing-arts city, and Lincoln Center is its premier institution. Check the offerings here, which can include opera, dance, symphonies, jazz, theater, film, and more — from the classics to the contemporary. The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration features star-studded musical performances, balloons, pom-poms, confetti, a colorful pyrotechnic display and about a million of your closest friends. Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31st, the eyes of the world turn once more to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square. Anticipation runs high. New Year’s Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration – it’s a global tradition. The world holds its breath…and cheers as the clocks strike twelve.

Day 7 New York City (Friday, 1/1)
At first glance New York may seem too overwhelming, but our highly organized tour is designed to give you a taste of the Capital of the World, with much of the City’s best in architecture, museums, history, shopping and fun! Just a few of the highlights you are going to see with us: Wall Street and its Charging Bull, Stature of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Ground Zero construction site, United Nations Headquarters, Times Square, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum with more than 200 figures of celebrities, Rockefeller Center with the world’s most beautiful Christmas tree, Fifth Avenue with the decorations in department store windows, and of course, the newly transformed USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum!

New Year’s Eve 2009 Countdown Tours

2009 is just around the corner! Do you have plans yet? Make it a New Year’s resolution to celebrate in style and make it a night to remember. We are currently offering eight different New Year’s Eve Countdown Tours that range in duration from six to nine days. Many of these packages include numerous stops throughout the Northeast!

Some attractions include:

New York City– South St. Seaport, Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue, Times Square, Chinatown, Ground Zero, Wall Street, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Top of the Rock

Countdown to 2009 in the world-renowned New Year’s Celebration at Times Square!

Philadelphia– Independence Mall, Liberty Bell

Washington DC– Capitol Hill, National Air and Space Museum, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, Vietnam and Korean War Veterans Memorial

Hershey, PA– Hershey’s Chocolate World: the sweetest place on Earth!

New York State– Corning Glass Museum, Niagara Falls

Boston, MA– Harvard University, MIT, Boston Common, Government Center, North End, Harbor Cruise, Quincy Market

See all New Year’s Eve Countdown tours for more details and itineraries.