Wednesday, June 11, 2014

An Amazing Conservatory at the Garfield Park

If you are planning a visit to Chicago, then do take some time off to visit the Garfield Park located at the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the west side of Chicago. Designed by William LeBaron Jenney as a pleasure ground, this park is one of the oldest of the three great original Chicago West Side Parks - the Humboldt ParkGarfield Park, and Douglas Park.
Should charter bus visitors visit the Garfield Park Conservatory when at the park. It is one of the largest conservatories in the United States. Referred to as a “landscape art under glass”, it features a whole lot of permanent plant exhibits from all around the world.
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring Festivals in Chicago

There is always plenty of stuff to do whenever you make a visit to a place like Chicago because there is something for everyone here. A popular time to give us a call for a Chicago charter bus and make a quick trip over would be March when the weather is mild and festivals like the annual St. Patrick’s Day Downtown Parade is happening.
St. Patrick’s day is not the only reason to stop by for a visit, here are some other festivals that goes on on a regular basis that you might want to check out and be a part of.
  • River Dyeing
  • Navy Pier’s Chicago Flower and Garden Show
  • Chicago International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show
  • C2E2: Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Governor’s Island, a Treasure Trove of Interesting Information for Kids

If you are an educator, a parent or a teacher who is looking out for historically-significant places in New York City, the city that never sleeps, we would like to point out that New York’s Governors Island is an incredibly educational place to bring the kids.

Refreshing changes made to Governors Island over the years

Small island strategically located slightly more than half a mile from the south of Manhattan Island and a little way away from downtown Brooklyn, the 172-acre Governors Island is legally a rather huge part of Manhattan neighborhood. The island has undergone a lot of changes, naturally and through state efforts, over the years so, the island would have many new things for visitors to learn, experience and explore now than ever before.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Exploring Wonders at the Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry 
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637 (Hyde Park)
Have you been to the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere? You really should as it is a wondrous sight to behold with your rental charter bus group, especially in its full size replicas and expansive exhibits. Located in Chicago, Illinois in the Jackson Park, the Museum of Science and Industry is housed in the former Palace of Fine Arts from the 1983 World’s Columbian Exposition. One of the many variety of exhibits, the most popular and exciting ones are the full-size coal mine replica, the large 3,500 square-foot railroad model, the Apollo 8 spacecraft that ferried the first humans to the moon, a German submarine (U-505) that was captured during WWII, and even the first diesel-powered streamlined stainless steel passenger train, the Pioneer Zephyr.

Browsing Through the Diverse Exhibits

There are more than 2,000 exhibits on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in 75 different halls. One of the permanent exhibits here that mini bus rental visitors can always see is the the Coal Mine. This is an actual replica with a working deep-shaft, bituminous coal mine using equipment fromOld Ben #17 circa 1933.
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Friday, October 18, 2013

Amazing Cultural Places to Hit in Los Angeles

We know how excited you can get when you are visiting a place like Los Angeles, the city of Angels...we know we do too even though we quite literally travel back and forth most major cities in the United States all the time. There is something about Los Angeles that makes you think and believe that anything is possible, ANYTHING. And if you only have a very short period of time to spend in LA, then you have to know which places are simply must-sees and which you can leave unchecked.
The Getty Villa
Located along the Pacific Coast Highway of Pacific Palisades, The Getty Villa cuts as picturesque view even from afar. Why? Well, this Los Angeles charter bus rental tourist destination is essentially a mansion dedicated to the art of ancient Greeks. So, in the museum, you will get to see and explore exhibits about many other classic civilizations as well, including the Romans.
As mentioned by some of our Los Angeles charter bus rental customers have said after a visit to Getty Villa, if you can’t get to Rome or Athens, then visiting the Getty Villa is seriously the next best thing you can do. There is just a whole load of beautiful artwork and artifacts that you can learn about.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Whenever you are in Los Angeles, visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame is an absolute MUST. After all, this is where everything Hollywood began and it is so awesome to be able to see the over two thousand tributes to these significant individuals who have made important contributions whether in the film, radio, TV, theatre or music industries. All these people have made their mark in Hollywood and are recognized names in their respective industries. Named as one of the most popular tourist attractions not just in charter bus Los Angeles, but in the entire country, visiting this tourist magnet is a must whenever you are here.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is located on both sides of Hollywood Boulevard and various other locations. Finding them might be tough if you do not know the area well but head over to for detailed description and locations.
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is where you get to look at some of the Tinseltown theatre’s most famous dedication in the form of footprints, autographs and handprints. It is located near Hollywood Boulevard, therefore, make this your second Los Angeles charter bus stop when you are down with Walk of Fame.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York City

One of the best ways for students to learn is to bring them out of the classrooms for a field trip, so that they get to see and experience what they are learning from the books. For teachers, this is also a way for the students to enjoy learning a particular subject. With the help of a professional school bus charter, teachers will not have any problems when it comes to having to arrange to bring the whole class out for a trip to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at 12th Avenue & 46th Street, Pier 86, New York City.

When you make plans to rent a New York City school bus for the trip to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, be sure to check beforehand if the museum is open on the day that you would like to have the trip there, as the museum is closed at certain dates and days of the year for maintenance purpose. Also, they have different kinds of tours available for groups with more than 15 people, as well as customized tour experiences for their visitors. Depending on the time allowance that you have for your group, you can choose tours that are between 45 minutes and 100 minutes; with the exception to the VIP tour, where it is a customized tour session, hence the time would be determined by your group. Unfortunately, the audio tours are not available at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, hence everyone will have to pay attention to the guide when you are being taken to the various parts of the museum and shown the exhibits and displays. Personal cameras and video is allowed during the tours but the professional equipment as well as the use of tripods is not allowed though.

The Intrepid is anchored along the West River that has been turned into a Sea, Air & Space Museum. As you and your group enter into the museum, you will see that there is a Concorde and submarine inside while on the top the deck, you will see choppers and jets all lined along the sides that will also lead you to the Space Shuttle pavilion. If this is your first outing to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum with your students in a rented New York City bus, there is nothing you should worry about, as the bus driver would know where to drop you and your group off and pick all of you up later. Just be sure that you have everyone waiting and ready to board the bus at the appointed time. Enjoy the tour!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

School holidays are the best time for students – but not necessarily so for the parents. This is because unless the kids know how to spend their time wisely, parents would have a difficult time trying to fit their days with activities that would benefit them instead of the children just lying in beds all day or playing all day long. In Chicago, if you are looking for a day’s of good fun learning for the children, you can always charter a Chicago school bus to take them and their friends too, to the Museum of Science and Industry to learn a thing or two while having fun at the same time.

Children arriving in a Chicago school bus charter will find that there are always new and exciting things to do at the Museum of Science and Industry and for those who are visiting for the first time, we can bet that it will not be their first and last time because the museum offers many types of permanent and seasonal displays and exhibits all year round. Some of their permanent displays are “YOU! The Experience” (find out more about your body and yourself through the various interactive and hands-on exhibits), “Science Storms” (learn about the different types of natural storms and how it happens) and the “U-505 Submarine” (step into a real submarine to see what’s inside!).

When kids get together on a trip, fun is always the thing on their minds and with a school bus charter trip to the Museum of Science and Industry, they will thrilled to their bones as they enter into the museum. Being able to touch some of the displays and experiencing science in ways like never before will surely stir up their love for science, even if it was their most hated subject in school. It is places like this that always get the children excited and learning at the same time. Learning does not always mean it has to be in a classroom setting all the time.

In fact, after this first trip, parents may want to start planning for another trip in the near future for their children to gain more science knowledge through the interactive and interesting exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry. Perhaps you may even want to sign up their membership to enjoy the benefits of being a member of the museum.