Travel in Style, Comfort, Safety, Convenience and Affordability
Summer’s just around the corner. It’s time to gather friends and/or family, and find a great place to get away for a few days and just let your hair down. Regardless of where you are, there’s a great destination this summer.
But you don’t want your trip to be more work! You don’t want to spend your time checking the clock, looking at a map or trying to find a place to park. There’s a better way to go. With a charter bus rental from US Coachways, you can relax with everyone else while we handle all the details.
The Top Ten Travel Destinations of a Charter Bus in 2019
Summer’s the perfect time to see and enjoy the spectacular scenery across the United States. It’s also the season to visit places where you’ll enjoy being outside. Our top ten travel destinations take you to some the country’s most picturesque spots, and let you enjoy the northern climates at their peak.
- Seattle, Washington—Summer’s the perfect time to enjoy the Pacific Northwest. There’s great shopping and dining in the Pike Place Market. See tributes to Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and Isaac Asimov at the Museum of Popular Culture. See Boeing’s first airplane and the Museum of History and Industry. Check out the sizeable collections of Native American art at the Seattle Art Museum.
- Bar Harbor, Maine—There’s plenty to do outdoors here—whale-watching is a popular pastime. It’s also a great destination for golf, where you’ll enjoy a round with the temperatures in the high 60s to mid-70s. It’s consistently one of the most affordable summer destinations, but few places can match the scenic grandeur of the northeast Atlantic shoreline and nearby Acadia National Park.
- Nashville, Tennessee—Music City, USA is an amazing place in the summer, with live music emanating from rooftops, parks, clubs and even city sidewalks. Walk along Broadway and stop in at the Ernest Tubbs Record Shop (yes, they still sell vinyl) or legendary Gruhn Guitars, where you might see a famous person plucking one of their vintage axes. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a must visit and you’ll want to see the Grand Ole Opry. With many great restaurants and watering holes along the strip, Nashville is one big party in the summer.
- Steamboat Springs, Colorado—This Rocky Mountain high consistently ranks in the top five summer destinations in the country. There’s lots of sun, but the cool mountain air makes it easy to be outside. You can take in the majestic mountain vistas or take a hike along the Yampa River Core Trail. At day’s end, enjoy a cold craft beer and outstanding cuisine at one of the city’s great eateries.
- Boston, Massachusetts—Beantown is often at or near the top of the list of preferred places to travel in the summer. Enjoy fresh lobster at an outside café along the harbor or take a walk along the Freedom Trail. See the site of the most tea party in history, visit the home of Paul Revere or stop by the Old North Church, site of the historic “one of by land, two if by sea” message to the American revolutionaries. Of course, there’s nothing like Fenway Park on a summer evening. With more than 80 colleges and universities in the greater Boston area, you’ll find eclectic dining, shopping, arts and cultural offerings unlike anywhere else.
- Sonoma, California—It’s not just a destination for oenophiles (wine lovers). This easily accessible city an hour outside of San Francisco offers a glimpse of history, with well-preserved landmarks from its Spanish mission origins. Because of the proximity to California’s fertile fields, it’s one of the places that “farm-to-table” cuisine was born, a cornucopia of artisan, gourmet and craft foods and libations. With more than 13,000 acres of parks nearby, there’s plenty of opportunity to get some fresh air. If you’re not the outdoorsy type, head over to one of the many health spas to relax and rejuvenate.
- Portland, Oregon—With more than 100 microbreweries in the metro Portland area, a trip here is a pilgrimage for any craft beer aficionado. The food is funky, diverse and amazing, from the hundreds of food carts and trucks to five-star restaurants. The shopping is like no other place in the country—lots of vintage, antique and collectible boutiques, as well as Powell Books, one of the world’s largest bookstores. It’s easy to get out for a hike—nearby Forest Park has more than 70 miles of trails over 5,000 acres.
- The Western National Parks—From the Grand Tetons to Yellowstone and Yosemite, from Sequoia and Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon, a trip to the western national parks will be one you’ll never forget. See Old Faithful, the geyser that’s erupted more than a million times since Yellowstone became the first national park in 1870. Visit the Mormon Row historic homestead at Grand Teton National Park, hike among the sandstone sculptures at Bryce Canyon or stare strait up at El Capitan in Yosemite.
- Chicago, Illinois—The Windy City offers almost non-stop fun in the summer. On many weekends, there’s a free concert in mammoth Grant Park. Enjoy unmatched shopping on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile. Stop by the Chicago Art Institute to see world-famous works by O’Keeffe, Seurat, Van Gogh, Picasso, Chagall, Matisse and Monet. Chow down on Chicago-style pizza or hot dogs, or get authentic cuisine in the city’s Little Italy. Catch the Cubbies at historic Wrigley Field or get down at one of the city’s many storied blues clubs.
- The Finger Lakes Region, Upstate New York—Snow-covered in the winter, this region springs to life in the summer. It’s a popular destination for wine lovers and craft beer aficionados. Visit the famed Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca or go hiking on the gorge trails in Watkins Glen. Visit the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls to see where the women’s suffrage movement began. Learn the history of photography at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester. Because of the fertile farmlands throughout the Finger Lakes, you’ll also find great farmer’s markets and mom and pop stands that sell home-made ice cream and cheeses.
The Best Way to Travel with a Group—A Charter Bus Rental
Wherever you’re taking a group this summer, one of the most important decisions you’ll make will be your choice of transportation. If there’s any hiccup with your mode of travel, chances are that your people may forget the great time they had at your destination. When you look at all the benefits, there’s no other form of travel that compares to a charter bus rental:
- You’ll have unmatched flexibility—It’s the only mode of travel that lets you travel on your schedule, go where you want to go and stay as long as you want. You can even make adjustments on the fly!
- You can count on a charter bus—With most other modes of transportation, cancellations and delays are a frequent occurrence. With a charter bus, that rarely happens. Your driver has the tools to find alternate routes to get you there in a timely manner. The access to a huge fleet of coaches nationwide makes it easier to find a replacement, should you experience mechanical problems.
- You’ll be safe and secure—You’ll have an experienced professional at the wheel. In addition, there’s only one way on and off the bus. You can easily monitor access and ensure that you and your personal items are safe and secure.
- It’s the most stress-free way to travel—You won’t have to fight traffic, check the map, worry about the time or find a place to park. We’ll take care of all those details. You’ll be on the same bus for your entire trip and your bags will be with you—no worries about missed connections or lost luggage. There’s no TSA checkpoint and you won’t have to put your phone on “bus mode,” either. You can stay connected at all times.
- You’ll ride in comfort—The seats are large, with plenty of leg room. There’s no middle seat, either. The aisles are spacious, and you can move about the cabin at your leisure.
- You can take advantage of HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes
- You’ll typically spend less money—On a charter bus, you share many of the costs of travel with your fellow passengers.
- You’ll help the planet—When you all ride together, it reduces the number of vehicles on the road. Here’s the positive impact US Coachways had on the environment in 2018.
At US Coachways, we have been industry standouts in the charter bus rental business for more than three decades. To learn the ways we can assist you with group travel, call 1-855-287-2427 to speak to an experienced customer service agent. For a free quote on a charter bus rental anywhere in the United States, use our convenient online cost calculator.
Book Your Charter Bus Trip Today!
At US Coachways, we bring more than 30 years of experience in the charter bus rental industry to groups and group leaders across the nation. To learn the cost of a charter bus trip anywhere in the country, visit our easy-to-use online cost calculator. To find out more about the ways that we can help you with your group transportation needs, call 1-855-287-2427 and speak with an experienced customer service representative.