Gotobus.com partnered up with Cambridge non-profit organization, bringing awareness to bus riders.
Bus-travel search website GotoBus.com recently announced a new partnership with Cambridge local non-profit organization Green Streets Initiative. The endeavor will hopefully inspire more travelers to choose a sustainable way of traveling, especially for the Boston local communities.
Green Streets Initiative holds a Walk/Ride Day each month, asking participants to change their ways of commutefor a day. As a result, commuters can reflect on the impact of the daily commute on finances, health, and the environment. As their most recent retail partner, GotoBus.com will be offering promo codes to Green Street Initiative active members. Starting from today, participants of Walk/Ride Day can receive a 5% off discount on bus tickets from New York to Boston. The upcoming Walk/Ride Day will take place on Friday, March 29 (sign up here).
Green Streets Walk/Ride Day Celebration
With the growing trend of eco-friendly commute and green travel, people are more conscious of the carbon emission of daily transportations. According to the 2018 energy report of U.S Energy Information Administration, trains and buses consume only 3% of total energy used by the transportation industry. As a leading bus-ticket booking platform in the U.S, GotoBus.com is dedicated to offering consumers affordable and eco-friendly alternatives for inter-city transportations.
To emphasize on the daily commute by bus, Green Streets Initiative made June Bus Month, during which they will hold several public events for green travel commuters. A breakfast gathering will take place on June 28, 2019, at the Whole Foods Market in Somerville, MA.
Traveling from the Bronx to Boston? Check out the new bus service
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.
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 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.
Are you familiar with any of these places? 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.
New York City Is All About Top Places To See & Fun Things To Do For The Whole Family – Come And See It For Yourself!
“I love New York” is a phrase you hear from people every time they visit New York City. One of the reasons for that is you can literally find anything you want, from a naked cowboy or cowgirl singing in Times Square, to a famous celebrity walking in downtown Manhattan. Anything is possible in this concrete jungle city. When travelers come to New York, they want to see it all. They have big lists of places to visit, things to do, restaurants to eat, shows to watch, bars to enjoy a drink, events to attend and sightseeing tours to take, just to name a few. Planning a trip to New York City can be difficult if a traveler doesn’t have an idea of the things he or she would like to experience. Don’t stress about it. We are here to help! Simply take a bus to New York and check out this list of top places, activities and fun things to do.
West Coast, East Coast & Other Places in Between. Celebrate the Holidays Across the U.S.
GotoBus.com can help take you many places, and during the holiday season there is more demand for quick-and-easy travel options than ever. In addition to just taking you to Mom’s house for your holiday, though, we can zip you to a number of holiday celebrations all across the country! Below are some of our favorite festivities in some of the biggest cities as well as handy links for quick trip booking.
Where to buy cheap bus tickets online? This is a question I ask myself every time I need to travel to a different city. And if you’re like me and like to save money, then that can be it a little bit of a challenge. The places I usually travel are NYC, Boston, Orlando and North Carolina to visit family and friends. I used to be the kind of person who didn’t like to go online and buy tickets in advance because I thought it was unnecessary. Instead, I would to go to the bus stop and buy them directly from the driver or whoever was there handling tickets. Unfortunately, on two separate occasions, that didn’t work out too well.
Avoid the hassle by buying tickets online
The first time I got stuck in Boston and was unable to get back to New York until very late, missing the whole Christmas’ Eve celebration; when I wanted to book a ticket online, it was too late because they all were sold out. The second time I waited for 3 hours until I was able to buy a ticket for the next bus, arriving at my destination around 2 AM. I realized it wasn’t worth it to wait for several hours to get on the next bus just because I didn’t purchase a ticket in advance. I made the same mistake twice, but by the third time, I had learned my lesson.
Very low prices at GotoBus.com
I remember when I was in college and living on a budget; every single penny I could save was important to me. Once I was looking for the best option for a round trip ticket from New York to Boston. I did my research online and also asked friends and anyone I know who traveled that route regularly. They would often refer me to the “China buses” or “Chinatown buses.” They would say, “I went online and GotoBus came up as one of my first choices”. I navigated their site and found very cheap bus tickets from New York to Boston and back.
Worth it every penny
At the beginning, I was frightened because I didn’t know what to expect from this service. On the day of my trip, I headed to the bus stop with my printed bus ticket, stood in line prior to boarding the bus, presented my ticket, and proceeded to pick my seat. The interior of the bus was clean, the seats were reclinable, and the bathroom was in decent shape.
I loved the fact that the bus operator, Coach Run, made a stop halfway through the trip so that passengers could get off the bus and use the restroom, grab something to eat, and stretch their legs. Doing this helps to keep bathroom usage on the bus at a minimum (less bad odors on the bus).
Make your life easier, buy tickets in advance
I really liked the convenience of this service and how inexpensive the bus tickets ended up being. I became a regular customer of GotoBus and will keep using it in the further. From now on I only buy tickets online in advance to be sure I don’t have to wait for the bus so long and can be at my destination on time.
The first long weekend of the new year is on our doorstep. Martin Luther King Day, it is observed on the third monday of January each year, is a day of service, commemoration, and the broadening of horizons. All across the country, people will gather to honor the man who led the Civil Rights Movement.
If your resolution for this year was to make a difference in the world, this national holiday is the perfect way to start. Find a project in your community or register your own project so that volunteers can find it. Alternatively, you can attend one of the many celebrations going on around the United States. Here’s a taste of what some of the major US metropolitan areas have to offer:
On Martin Luther King Day, all national parks and monuments will be offering free admission, meaning there’s more of a reason than ever to see the beauty in your very own backyard. From the history of Yellowstone to the tips of the tallest sequoias in King’s Canyon, the public is invited to take in nature’s diversity.
In the nation’s capital, the place where so much of the Civil Rights demonstrations were centered, the services of remembrance take on both a somber and a joyous atmosphere. Here’s a sample of what will be going on:
Georgetown University and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts are proud to present a special musical performance featuring the Let Freedom Ring Choir. Tickets are free but required to attend. They will be handed out the day of the event in front of the concert hall starting at 5:00pm. This concert also features award-winning singer Dionne Warwick.
Kids’ tours of the Martin Luther King memorial will be held twice a day all weekend, at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Kids will learn about history and have the chance to earn a “Junior Ranger” badge.
New York, NY
Perhaps no place in the United States is such a perfect example of cultural diversity as the Big Apple. For decades, people from all over the world and all walks of life came here to start fresh in a place where the felt their dreams could be realized. The ideas of equality and community presented by King take on a new life in this amazing place.
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Columbus Circle is hosting a special jazz show at 7:00pm and 9:00 pm.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is hosting a variety of activities focused on community service and understanding the message of Dr. King. The exhibits are mostly geared toward kids between the ages of 4 and 8.
It was in the south that the call for equality was heard the loudest, and to this day people come together to celebrate the incredible bravery and acts of civil disobedience that rang throughout the region.
A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Commemorative March & Rally will be held at 1:45pm. It begins at Peachtree Street and Baker Street and ends outside the King Center at 4:30pm.
The MLK Day 5k Drum Run will start at 8:00am in Piedmont Park. The event gets its name from the 3.1 mile drumline all along the race course. This unique event lets runners register their school, church, organization, etc. as a beneficiary for proceeds from the fundraiser.
If you are looking for transportation to these remarkable events, remember we are here to make your life easier. Book your bus tickets today on GotoBus.com!
Where are you going to be celebrating this fun weekend of Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving Weekend Fun! It is a busy time for travel. A lot of people will be trying to get home to spend time with their loved ones. If you’ll be one of the many weary travelers this year, you should visit GotoBus.com, one of the web’s leading marketplaces for affordable bus tickets, to find the route that will get you where you need to go. Thanksgiving dinner tastes great, but it tastes even better when surrounded by those closest to you!
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the most anticipated event on the holiday, and this year, marks the 89th year the parade has been running. Not only do crowds of people line the streets of Manhattan to see floats of their favorite cartoon characters, like Snoopy and Spongebob, but there will also be performances from talented marching bands, cheerleaders, dance teams, and more! This year’s parade will also feature musical performances from crowd favorites like Jordin Sparks, Prince Royce, Train, Andra Day, and Shawn Mendes. Be sure to check out the official website for the complete list! Even though thousands of people line up on the streets of Manhattan to watch the parade in person, even more people tune in on their televisions to watch from all around the US. Be sure to book tickets to New York to see this huge celebration in person before they sell out!
The very first Thanksgiving was held in the Greater Boston Area in Plymouth, MA when the Pilgrims broke bread with the Native Americans who lived in the area. Plimoth Plantation is a living museum (actors will be in costumes and acting out what life was like back then) where you can see a replica of the original community they established in 1620. We can’t think of many better ways to celebrate Thanksgiving than by reliving the history that is behind the holiday. Book bus tickets to Boston for an authentic Turkey Day experience!
New York’s not the only major American city that hosts a parade! Chicago is another huge urban area (and it’s cleaner than NYC!) that knows the best way to get down, hosting the annual McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade. Beginning on State Street downtown, the parade runs from 8 to 11 AM. Though it’s been held since 1934, McDonald’s became the first title sponsor in 1984. The mascot is Teddy Turkey, a plump, fun-loving bird who goes around spreading holiday cheer. Hang out with Teddy by booking bus tickets to Chicago now!
The Seniors First Turkey Trot 5K has been a Thanksgiving tradition in the Orlando area for the past 25 years. It’s a race around Lake Eola to help benefit the area’s senior citizens. Participants are invited to wear Pilgrim attire or turkey costumes and race to the finish! This is definitely a great opportunity to take some pictures of people in ridiculous outfits! There are also countless theme parks in the Orlando area to help keep your family entertained. Book your bus tickets to Florida now at an unbeatable low rate!
On November 29th, Los Angeles will host the Hollywood Christmas Parade. OK, we know, it’s not for Thanksgiving, but that seems a little early for Christmas, doesn’t it? This year, magician duo Penn and Teller have been selected as the Grand Marshalls for the parade, so it’s sure to be a magical experience. The parade begins at 5 PM on Hollywood Boulevard. Book your bus tickets to California now!
After a few tough years, it finally seems like Detroit is back on the upswing. This is great news for the automotive capital of the US. You can join the local community in celebrating and show off your patriotism by joining America’s Thanksgiving Parade. It’s the second-oldest parade in the country (after Macy’s), and features similar floats. The climax of the parade is the arrival of Santa Claus, who announces the beginning of the Christmas season. Book tickets to Detroit from cities all around the around the country!
These are just a few of the events happening around the US this Thanksgiving. If you don’t want to travel far, you should go online to find parade and events closest to you. With GotoBus.com, not only will you have access to affordable bus routes to cities all across the US and parts of Mexico, but you will also be able to book your hotel, so a nice, warm room will be ready for when you get there. Safe travels and happy Thanksgiving!
Have you had a horrifying Halloween traveling experience? No worries, we got you
It’s said that the unknown is the most frightening thing of all. Maybe that’s why traveling can be so nerve-racking, especially if you’re going somewhere you’ve never been before. It’s appropriate, then, that this weekend is Halloween, a holiday of ghosts and goblins, tricks and treats, and all-around terror. It’s celebrated in just about every city and town in the country, so there are literally thousands of things going on, no matter where you are. Lucky for you, GotoBus.com is here to take away some of the terror of traveling. One of the internet’s leading marketplaces for convenient, affordable bus routes all over the country, GotoBus can help you find the perfect destination for your next vacation. Below, we’ve compiled a list of haunted houses and other spooky attractions you can visit this Halloween.
Museum of Death, Hollywood, CA
What a pleasant name! This museum in Hollywood began as an art gallery in the 1990s, but soon evolved into the current collection. There’s still plenty of artwork, it just happens to be made by some of the most notorious serial killers in history. There are also old police photographs of some of the most famous crime scenes in history, such as the Manson Family and Black Dahlia murders. On the walls are videos of autopsies, serial killers, cult recruitments, and more. These are all real footage and not reenactments. There’s even a real severed head, because who doesn’t have one of those lying just lying around? Though there are no age restrictions, this museum is best for mature audiences since it has been known to make visitors feel more than a little uncomfortable.
Frightworld, Buffalo, NY
This award-winning “screampark” opens every year to gear up for Halloween. It features five different themed areas, including the new “Night Stalkers,” an interactive flashlight adventure that leads you into a dark basement where – surprise – your flashlight will start to die. Yikes! The other areas include “Condemned,” where you’ll try to escape through the woods from a deranged family wearing animal masks; “Eerie State Asylum,” an after-dark stroll through a psychiatric hospital; and “Insanity,” a group activity that promises to be “the most intense, high tech, mind boggling attraction you have yet to experience.” Sounds like fun, but maybe we’ll sit this one out.
Nightmare on 13th, Salt Lake City, UT
In the 25 years since its opening, Nightmare on 13th has become one of the country’s top haunted houses. It is built off the superstitious idea that buildings don’t have 13th floors, due to the bad luck associated with the number. Built in an old warehouse, Nightmare covers 36,000 square-feet. While you wait to enter, you will watch a fully animated show that provides you with an introduction. Once you’re inside, there are over 45 rooms to navigate, each full of its own, unique terror. Have fun!
Mutter Museum, Philadelphia, PA
The website of this medical museum in Philadelphia asks, “Are you ready to be disturbingly informed?” That’s quite the tagline! This museum definitely lives up to that promise, considered the finest medical history museum in the US. Although this museum has a clear purpose beyond shock and awe, there’s no denying just how creepy some of the exhibits are, such as the Soap Lady, a corpse that is covered by a fatty substance that forms on decomposing bodies in special, airless environments. Also on display are a collection of skulls, the skeleton of a 7’6″ man known as the “American Giant,” the conjoined liver of a pair of Siamese twins, and so many more, equally disgusting, yet informative, exhibits. Seriously – have you ever wanted to see a bunch of jars filled with organs? The Mutter’s got you covered!
Gates of Hell, Las Vegas, NV
Vegas’s Gates of Hell is just one of the components of the city’s Freakling Bros. Trilogy of Terror. On its official website, it is billed as “an experiment in serious, uncompromising, interactive horror.” It is the first R-rated horror attraction in the country, meaning you must be at least 17 years old, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Not much information is given in terms of what goes on once you’re inside, but it promises “a slow and painful descent into cold black nothingness to meet the Prince of Darkness himself.” Umm.. OK, why don’t you go first and we’ll guard the entrance.
Well, there you have it. Five of the most frightening attractions in the US, all in exciting cities that love to go all out for Halloween. On GotoBus.com, you can find bus routes to any of the above-mentioned locations, book tickets, and even book hotel stays, meaning you can enjoy your vacation and leave the scary parts to us. Happy haunting!