Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Making your way to Martha’s Vineyard

If you’re in Massachusetts, and you and your group need to travel overland, give Charter Bus Boston a call and hire a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches or school bus from us. This is especially useful if you intend paying a visit to Martha’s Vineyard.
Martha’s Vineyard is a 100 square mile island located in the south of Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. A part of Dukes County, Martha’s Vineyard is part of a group of islands that also includes Cuttyhunk Island, the Elizabeth Islands and Nomans Land. It is known primarily as a summer charter bus tourist vacation destination, notably for celebrities, businessmen and political figures.
The island has a permanent population of of around 15,000 residents. However, this figure swells to well over 100,000 during the peak summer months. Martha’s Vineyard is accessible only by boat and air, and is the third largest island on the East Coast of the United States. There are six main towns on Martha’s Vineyard. Tisbury, which includes the village of Vineyard Haven, is the main port of entry for charter bus group visitors. The largest of the towns is Edgartown, known for it’s whaling tradition. Oak Bluffs serves as a secondary port of entry for Martha’s Vineyard and has a very active night life. Agricultural activities on the Vineyard are centered around West Tisbury. The fishing village of Menemsha is located in the town of Chilmark. At Aquinnah you will find the famous Clay Cliffs, and is also known for being the summer residence of Jacqueline Kennedy.
As you arrive off the ferry in your Charter Bus Boston bus in the summer, you will immediately notice the pleasant summer weather. During the Vineyard’s history, whaling captains built summer homes on the island. This lead to the tradition of having a summer holiday on Martha’s Vineyard for many of the East Coast’s wealthy and famous families.
The summer season on Martha’s Vineyard begins in June, and runs through to Memorial Day weekend, taking advantage of the school summer break, which is exactly when everyone starts planning their group charter bus tour vacations. July 4 is Martha's Vineyard's busiest weekend. The Agricultural Fair is another huge tourist draw in late August. The Vineyard is also known for its film festivals, the African-American Film Festival and the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival. Martha’s Vineyard was also the location for the filming of Steven Spielberg’s movie “Jaws”.
There are numerous activities on the island, mainly centered on the water. Beach walks are a popular activity, and getting around on a bicycle is easy. Restaurants that cater to every budget are plentiful, as are accommodations to suit every taste.
If your group plans on visiting Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, give Charter Bus Boston a call for our friendly, personalized service.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Charter Bus Boston

If you need to hire a charter bus, Boston or another destination, it doesn't have to be a hassle. Our attention to detail and our commitment to service is the reason that our charter bus company is chosen more than any other for group travel needs.
Curious about common reasons for booking a charter bus? Boston is just one of the many destinations that we service around the country. It's a common city that people choose to visit for both business as well as pleasure trips and Boston has some outstanding sightseeing opportunities.
Do you have a youth, senior or church group? These are common types of charter bus groups we take to Boston on a regular basis. For history buffs, schedule a stop at a few of Boston's outstanding museums, or let them have the thrill of walking the same hallways as some of the founding fathers in many of the historical monuments around Boston. You can also enjoy the restaurants and shopping with your charter bus group, Boston has a huge number of fun venues to explore and enjoy.
Corporations can also benefit from hiring a charter bus. Corporate events, meetings and seminars can be a breeze to organize when you use the services of a charter bus. Boston is a hub for business and besides the convenience of using a charter bus, it also makes good financial sense. The high costs of fuel can make driving together in a caravan no longer a cost effective option. Additionally, when using the services of a charter bus company, no one has to arrive fatigued or stressed out from driving, everyone gets to sit back and enjoy the ride. Best of all, no one will arrive late, everyone gets to your venues at the same time when you utilize a charter bus.
Special occasions are also a breeze to plan when you use the services of a charter bus. From family reunions, birthdays and anniversaries can all be celebrated in safety and comfort in a charter bus. No hassles about driving or parking and your driver will get you to every stop on time, every time.
If you're ready to book your excursion on a charter bus, Boston is ready and waiting to show your group a wonderful time. From history to the outstanding nightlife and the fantastic shopping and restaurants; you can see it all from the comfort of your charter bus.

Friday, January 11, 2013

The hidden sides of Boston

Visiting Boston? Then the best way to get around and get to know the city better has to be with Bus Companies Boston. But what’s better than just getting around is knowing the interesting history behind some of Boston’s best kept secrets.
Boston, is one of the oldest cities in the United States and before it was named Boston after Boston, England, a town in Lincolnshire from which several prominent colonists originated its original name given to the location by the local Native Americans was ‘Shawmut’. If you are a history buff like some of our charter bus, party bus, local passenger shuttle bus customers, then this is the place that you would want to hit if you are ever in Boston.
Due to its deep harbor and advantageous geographic position Boston became the busiest port in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, surpassing both Plymouth and Salem and from its founding until the 1760's, was America's largest, wealthiest, and most influential city. In fact, the Mather School was founded in Dorchester in 1639 was the first public elementary school in America.  
Many people use our Boston charter bus, mini bus or school bus for sports outings. Boston used to have two major league baseball teams until 1954 - the Boston Braves and Boston Red Sox. The home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park, is the oldest original Major League Baseball Park still in use. And, before they were called the Boston Red Sox in 1907, the baseball team used to be called the Americans, the Pilgrims, the Somersets, the Puritans and even the Plymouth Rocks
Boston also set a few first in the area of transportation with the Boston & West Worcester Railroad company being the first railroad to charge commuter fares in 1838, while Massachusetts first began to issue driver's licenses and registration plates in June 1903. 
Visitors who are visiting Boston, with or without the use of our charter bus, party bus, mini bus or school bus, can today pay a visit to the U.S.S. Constitution, known as 'Old Ironsides' oldest fully commissioned vessel in the U.S. Navy that is today permanently berthed at the Charlestown Navy Yard. 
So hit the road and make history yourself in Boston with a party bus, mini bus or bus charter package from Bus Companies Boston and who knows, some day, someone may ne quoting your name in a bit of trivia about Boston.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

September Highlights for Boston – From The Charter Bus Boston team

Things are about to light up and get more exciting before the dawn of dreary weather conditions here in Boston. What we are looking at is a string of after-summer events that will ready you up for much more ahead! For instance, we have the Boston Arts Festival to look forward to this September which will be rolling out from September 7th right up to end of the weekend on September 9th, 2012. The two day event, based on what we can see in the past, is a big tourist magnet and often, the city billows with exciting sounds, sights and entertainment at Christopher Columbus Park where entertainers and local public figures will make an appearance.
If you are not much of an art person, then book a date with the New England Dessert Showcase which is happening on September 8th, 2012 from noon right up to the end of the day. Admission fee is set at an affordable rate of $35 per person but this also means that you will get to lay your hands on desserts from the region’s best and most acclaimed dessert chefs. We are not talking about your regular banana split here – this is from some of New England’s finest chefs and artisans! So, we are sure that you and many of our charter bus Boston customers are going to get your palate plenty pleased here.
Another event that is set to happen later during the month on September 22nd, 2012 would be the Samuel Adams Octoberfest – it is mostly about the best German Beer at Park Plaza Castle which will feature live bands, great food, drinks and all-round entertainment. For those who are interest, please be informed that the tickets for the events includes the tapping of the first keg with Sam Adams brewer. Click on over to their website for more information about it.
In the meantime, please do check out Charter Bus Boston’s fleet of charter buses for details about using one of our amazingly luxurious fleet of coaches, buses and exotic vehicles!