Take a Tour around the Roundabout Capital of the Country with Family and Friends
The Charter Bus will Take you Around Carmel’s Winery, Let your Hair Down and Discover a Whole New World
Originally named Bethlehem when it was settled and planned in the early 1830s, Carmel is located to the north of Indiana’s capital, Indianapolis, and is one of the fastest growing communities in the country. In its early days, the land that the city sits on today was settled by predominantly Quakers who built their homes and businesses along Rangeline Road and Main Street, marked by a main clock tower. The city’s main post office was named Carmel so, when the town was established, residents decided to name the city after the post office. Carmel is also known as as the Roundabout Capital of the country, thanks to the large number of roundabouts built which comes up to the stunning number of 80. This came on the heels of authorities’ decision to demolish more than 70 traffic lights in the city center. The replacement of traffic lights with roundabouts brought the cost of maintaining the signals down and increased traffic safety in the city and thanks to the move, it became a trend and other cities in the state of Indiana followed suit. The roundabouts are no ordinary roundabouts, they are beautifully decorated and landscaped and it was subsequently described as the Milton Keynes of the United States. On top of being named one of the country’s fastest-growing and best cities to live in by renowned publications, Carmel was accorded the Gold Leaf Award and 2006 City Livability Award for Roundabouts. The city has a bustling shopping district and two of the best attractions are Village Park Plaza and Clay Terrace but shoppers should also make time for more intimate shopping destinations like Carmel City Center, Old Town Carmel, Carmel Farmers Market and Mohawk Trails Plaza too. Other fun attractions in and around Carmel includes the gorgeous Japanese Garden located to the south of City Hall, Carmel Arts and Design District and Carmel Clay Public Library which features life-like sculptures by John Seward Johnson II. Carmel Monon Community Center maintains million-dollar water parks, fitness centers, parks with lazy rivers and pools, The Monon Greenway with their hiking and biking trails, and if you love outdoor activities, be sure to join the popular Rollfast Gran Fondo, a cycling event that attracts professional cyclist from all around the world.
There are parks, outdoor recreational centers and family-friendly indoor attractions for people to enjoy a day-out, weekend outing or have a field trip all around Carmel so, consider renting a charter bus for a trip to Hazel Landing Park’s hiking trails and picnic areas, bring the kids out for a splashing good time at Monon Waterpark or Monon Community Center or check out the latest inspiring shows by the talented people of The Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Carmel. Peace Water Winery is a popular attraction for birthday, bachelor or bachelorette parties while there’s also party venue at Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections. Alternatively, you can make a charter bus trip to Fanimation Antique Fan Museum to learn about the technological evolution of...yes, fans. You can make your trips to these attractions a more smooth-sailing one with the help of US Coachways’ reliable, professionally-driven and affordable charter bus, coach, mini bus, party bus, school bus, van or a corporate car. In order to find out more about what we have in store for you, reach out to our friendly customer service representatives right now and we will show you how you, too, can enhance your trip or event in Carmel, IN effortlessly.
Carmel Boasts of Some of the Most Interesting and Memorable Sites in Indiana
Located a short distance away from some of Indiana’s biggest cities and communities, visitors to Carmel will get to enjoy a large variety and number of fun points of interest, be it an art gallery, theater or skating rink. Continue reading below to find out more about sites and landmark locations to visit in the rented charter bus.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — When you are looking for a fun place to visit with your family and friends, making a trip to Monon Waterpark seems to make perfect sense. The sheer number of water-related features are suitable for kids, adults and teens like and the lazy river rides and water slides are nothing short of fun for everyone or you can bring your group for a jumping session at Sky Zone Sports. It is located located a short drive of 20 minutes away from Carmel’s main city center; visitors can take on the free-for-all trampoline jump sessions, aerial acrobatics and enjoy the birthday party facilities there. Other fun recreation centers for families includes the skate park, lazy river, slides and fitness center at Monon Community Center, mini golf course, bowling alleys, arcade center and private party rooms at the family-owned Ben and Ari’s, laser tag games and arcade center at the 7,800 square foot Laser Flash in downtown Carmel, and bowling alleys, pools tables and party hosting facilities at Pinheads in Fishers and Stardust Bowl in Noblesville.
- Art & Culture — The Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Carmel is a relatively new art attraction located in the heart of Carmel’s city center; the 1,600-seater art center has 3 distinctive stages for all types of performances which ranges from comedy shows to dance performances, dramatic theater shows to concerts. The Paint Cellar, on the other hand, is an intimate art center that offers classes and projects for people of all ages, as long as they are willing to learn something new about art, all are welcome to the center. Other not-to-be-missed art attractions in Carmel includes the largest community theater in the state of Indiana, Booth Tarkington Civic Theater which promotes and supports local artists and aspiring actors and actresses, Second Story Playhouse with their performing arts classes like puppet shows and improv are open to the public, or you should bring the charter bus to an attraction like Evan Lurie Galleries to learn about local paintings, glass artwork, sculptures and masterpieces from International artists.
- Restaurant & Shopping — If you are a foodie looking around for good food in Carmel, you won’t be disappointed. There’s Caribbean-style beef patty and jerk chicken at Jamaican Reggae Grill, Cajun and Creole drunk chicken that tantalizes your tastebuds at Yats on Old Meridian Street, world class bison burger and sweet potato fries to try out at The Pint Room, and mouth-watering Italian dishes like homemade pasta and lasagna to sample at a classic restaurant like Ristorante Roma. The Carmel Arts and Design District in downtown Carmel is famous for the LIVE entertainment, a large number of art galleries and arts and craft outlets that you can shop at or if you are looking around for a place to have a bachelor or bachelorette party, check out the 60s-style winery of Peace Water Winery which has a large number of craft wines which ranges from whites, reds to dessert wines.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections is located at the heart of Carmel’s East Main Street; it features both permanent and touring exhibits that showcases a large number of mini houses like dollhouses, or you can bring the charter bus to Indiana Transportation Museum in Fishers to learn about the history of various railroads that contributed to the region’s growth. Taking the spotlight is the 30 miles worth of track, the story of which has been said to be moving peppered with stories of cultural encounters. Fanimation Antique Fan Museum is definitely a MUST for history lovers who enjoys learning about antique items like early American powered fans, steam powered and water powered fans as well as a large collection of ceiling fans. Other fun unique historic sites to visit during your trip to Carmel includes the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail in Noblesville which is a former 1930s jailhouse and Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum and its Soldiers and Sailors Monument; it honors the contributions of Indiana residents who served during various American wars and the towering 294-feet monument and memorial is considered an important iconic landmark for the city of Carmel and Indianapolis.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — Visitors to Carmel will get to enjoy a large variety of parks and outdoor attractions like gardens and nature centers. For example, Monon Trail is one of the longest and most popular outdoor attractions in Carmel as it takes hikers and bikers around various neighborhoods, cultural centers, recreational areas that links Indianapolis to Westfield; there are manicured gardens and shelter house too. Coxhall Gardens is a local 125-acre park marked by a distinctive twin bell towers that measures up to 90 feet tall, has a lake and children’s garden while Flowing Well Park has 1.5 mile of trails that lets people walk through while observing wildlife and local flora and fauna. The attraction has a pond for fishing. Visitors can also enjoy the wide open fields, walking and splash pad at West Park, have a few rounds of disc golfing, fishing and hiking at the wooded areas of Hazel Landing Park, explore the archaeologically-inspired playground, scenic banks along White River, paved trails and ball fields at River Road Park and have a picnic, play basketball, baseball or soccer at Meadowland Park. Cool Creek Park Nature Center, in the meantime, is a fabulous place to bring the kids out to for a field trip, summer event or team-building event. It teaches kids about the importance of conserving and preserving the natural habitat of local wildlife at its nature center too.
US Coachways Offers Safe, Well-Maintained and Professionally-Driven Charter Buses in Carmel, IN
All the vehicles provided by US Coachways’ agents, owners and operators undergoes regular maintenance and inspection to ensure that they are safe for field trips, wedding receptions, birthday parties, social gatherings bachelor or bachelorette parties, church outings and family vacations. They adhere to all State and Federal DOT regulations so, contact us today to find out how you, too, can get your hands on economically-priced ground transportation from us for your events in Carmel, IN.