Friday, March 14, 2014

Best Celebrations in Dayton

In the Southwest of Ohio lies the city of Dayton, the birthplace of aviation and popularly known as the Gem City. A charming city with lots to see including one of the only few multi-site National Parks in the United States, there are two most popular celebrations held annually in Dayton where both locals and party bus visitors go to in troves.
The two festivals you must not miss are:
  • Dayton Air Show (mid-July)
  • Greek Festival (Weekend after Labor Day)
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Friday, October 11, 2013

A Trip into the Wilds

For lovers of nature, you should not miss an opportunity to take a trip down to the Wilds wildlife preserve located in the Muskingum County of Ohio. As a private, non-profit wildlife conservation, the Wilds is a 9,154 acres of reclaimed coal mine land housing more than 25 non-native and hundreds of native species.

The Wilds is more than your regular conservation reserve. As one of the largest and most innovative conservation centers in the world, Ohio bus charter visitors can board a Safari Transport or Open-Air Safari to learn more about rare and endangered animals that are roaming freely in this large, natural habitat.

Visitors to the Wilds are able to pick their own personal adventure called a P.A.C.E., or more known as a Personal Adventure in Conservation Education. Many different tour destinations are available such as the Lake Trail, the new Mid-Sized Carnivore Conservation Center where you can view cheetahs, African wild dogs, and dholes. Another interesting destination that should not be missed is the Sunset Safaris, or even the private Wildside Tours should you prefer something a little more tailored.

The Mid-Sized Carnivore Conservation Center is 60-acres large and houses many different carnivores. This center has features that visitors would find helpful such as walking trails, elevated broadwalks, and observation decks where you can appreciate the stunning views of various highly-sociable animals.

The Lake Trail is an enclosure sized at five-acre located within the animal area. There is a path built for walking towards the dock on Spillman Lake, which is the largest lake out of the more than 100 lakes in this area. For those of you who want to learn more about the conservation projects and scientific studies conducted by the Wilds Restoration Ecology group, you can head over for a series of showcases held at demonstration areas around Lake Trail.

In the midst of the largest section of the animal area, lies the Outpost. In it, you can enjoy panorama of the rolling grasslands, and at your leisure, observe rhinos, antelopes and many various wildlife in their natural habitat. This place would be ideal for photographers to catch animals in their element.

In this next unique habitat – the Wetland Trail – you can explore this disappearing ecosystem via a walking trail or observation decks. With the help of naturalists who lead many walks and activities, you can learn about plants and animals that are unique to swamps, wetlands and marshes.

Other than rhinos and cheetahs, you can also catch glimpses of songbirds, raptors and waterfowl at the Birding Station at Jeffrey Point. For a spot of camping, you should then head on down to Nomad Ridge at the Wilds that caters for adults interested in a luxurious special getaway.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

International Women’s Air & Space Museum

When we think about aviation and space, almost immediately, we would picture a handsome looking guy all dressed up smartly in a pilot’s or an astronaut’s attire. Rarely would we think that women would be involved in anything related to air or space. Before you jump into conclusion that it is a guy thing, think again. And perhaps a trip to the International Women’s Air & Space Museum in an Ohio charter bus with your friends would be a wonderful eye opening experience for all.

Admission into the International Women’s Air & Space Museum is free because they are housed in a public building and it is located at the terminal of Burke Lakefront Airport. This will be quite an easy place for the Ohio charter bus driver to locate and you can be sure that you will get there in with plenty of time to spare if you and your friends are interested in being part of their tour. The museum offers free tours to the public every Saturday at 1pm, so if you would like to be part of the tour, be sure to inform the charter bus company when you call them to make a booking for one of their buses. The opening hours for the exhibits in the museum is from 8am until 7pm daily while the museum office, gift shop and Fay Gillis Wells Research Center are only open from Mondays through Saturdays, from 10am until 4pm. They are also closed on major holidays, except on Labor Day.

Through the various exhibits and displays at the International Women’s Air & Space Museum, the role of women in aviation and space is very much highlighted. Great achievements of women like Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride are some of the icons that you will learn about in this museum. They also have hands on activities for families every Saturday at their Joan L. Hrubec Aviation Education Center, so be sure to drop by and check them out before you leave the museum. The displays and exhibitions in the museum are never the same all year round as they change their displays often, so you can always return to visit and discover something different or something new that you most likely didn’t see the first time you were here with your friends. And when you are done touring the museum and still have time to visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which is just one block away, feel free to do so by letting the charter bus driver know to send you and your friends there.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Going Around At Ohio’s Unique Merry-Go-Round Museum

Merry-go-rounds are fun and exciting. And we all love merry-go-rounds. The young, the old, and the not so old – merry-go-rounds are something that people of all ages would enjoy. And if you ever found out that there is a merry-go-round museum in town, we bet you would not hesitate to be one of the first to go check it out – and that is exactly what you’re going to do when we tell you that at 301 Jackson St., Sandusky, OH, there stands a Merry-Go-Round Museum. Yes, you read it correctly – a Merry-Go-Round Museum right here in Ohio; and now, how about chartering an Ohio bus to take you and your whole family to the museum for a time of exciting fun and recollecting the good old days of playing and riding on merry-go-rounds!

As you and your group of visitors arrive in the Ohio charter bus on the grounds of the Merry-Go-Round Museum, which is located right at the corner of the street, you will be thankful for arriving on a bus. That’s simply because if you have driven there yourself, you would have to look for a parking spot and walk a bit to the museum compared to when you arrive in a chartered bus and getting down from the bus right at the doorstep of the museum – and that’s one of the privileges that you get to enjoy when you charter a bus for any of your outings.

A good information for Ohio chartered bus visitors would be that the Merry-Go-Round Museum first opened its doors to the public on July 14, 1990 and since then, it’s been a place where many young visitors (and those who are young at heart too) would go and visit. The museum was originally a post office that was converted into what it is today. As you tour the museum, you will learn about how they restore and rebuild some of the worn out carousel animals, and they also have a carousel that is still in good working condition that you can get to ride on. As you go around the museum, they also have volunteers in there who will share with you and tell you stories behind the carousel animals – they truly are passionate about what they do and they are really friendly too. There are lot of pretty and beautiful carousel animals that are on display for you to take photos of them and with them.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A little something for everyone at PlayhouseSquare Center

Planning for an outing with your friends after dinner but not too sure where because everyone have different opinions? Well, look no further – charter an Ohio bus and have the bus driver take all of you down to the PlayhouseSquare Center where you will have diverse shows and performances happening one huge place, so much so, we believe there would be something that you can all agree on. Even if you still can’t agree on one thing when you are at this center, you could always go your separate ways and meet up later to go home in the same bus!

PlayhouseSquare Center is considered to be the second largest theater complex in the United States of America, and also said to be the largest restoration project in the world. PlayhouseSquare Center is the inspiration of the one of the greatest dreamer to all times, Ray Shepardson. The nation’s first largest of such a complex is the Lincoln Center in New York City. With such a recognition, surely this would be the perfect place for you and your friends to visit in one of our Ohio chartered buses on any given evening where everyone makes time to meet up.

Located along Euclid Avenue between E. 14th and E. 17th streets, PlayhouseSquare Center consists of 10 stages and with almost nine thousand seats in its theaters, when you and your friends arrive in our Ohio charter bus, you will be amazed at the majestic view of the center itself. Step down from the bus and you will feel as if you have just arrived in a magical land of theaters.

There are 2 professional and independent theater companies that stages plays at the center often – the Cleveland Play House that usually have their performances at the Allen Theater while Great Lakes Theater would have theirs at the Hanna Theater, except for their yearly “A Christmas Carol” performance is held at the Ohio Theater. Touted to be the most magnificent theaters of all the PlayhouseSquare theaters, the Palace Theater has in the past featured celebrities like Houdini, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and the likes.

If you and your friends want to have dinner nearby PlayhouseSquare before you pick one of the ongoing performances to watch, there is numerous restaurants nearby for you to pick. If you are unsure of which is the better ones, you can always ask for some tips from our Ohio charter bus driver – we are sure that he will be more than happy to tell you which restaurant to try out.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Family Day Out to the West Side Market

Weekends are the best time for families to go out together and have fun. It is also a great time for families to bond, learn and play together. To make life a little easier on the adults, renting or chartering a bus for family outings is definitely a thumbs up idea. Not only will the adults be able to enjoy the comfort of being driven around and not having to pay attention to the road, the children will have fun riding in the Ohio charter bus with their parents too - something that they do not usually get to do.
One fun activity to do with the children on a Saturday is to take them down to the West Side Market in Cleveland, Ohio. It is considered to be the pride of Cleveland - being the oldest publicly owned market. It began as an open air marketplace on a piece of land donated by two Ohio city landowners, Josiah Barber and Richard Lord and has since gone through much development and change. The last major renovation works done was back in 2004, where the arcade portion of the market was enclosed and heated while major interior and architectural renovations were completed in the main building. Now, the market is home to over 100 vendors of vast ethnic diversity.
Chartering a bus down to the West Side Market will be a trip that you and family can truly enjoy because it is a food haven for food lovers. At this notable marketplace, not only will you find fine meats and fresh vegetables, they also have fresh seafood, baked goods, dairy and cheese products. The kids will get to enjoy sampling candies too!
At the West Side Market, they also have booths that sell ready-to-eat food, candies, nuts and herbs. In fact, tourists from around the world would visit the market just to experience what it feels like to be in a market with so many diverse vendors of different nationalities. It is also an interesting place to learn about the Cleveland history, other than getting some fresh produce and midwestern delicacies. Most children would enjoy the West Side Market because of its uniqueness and the almost unlimited choices of free samples that they can get from the vendors’ booths and stands.
Having spent the day with your family shopping and eating at the West Side Market, you will be glad to know that you don’t have drive home if you have already arranged to charter a bus for this trip.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A good time golfing in Ohio

The Buckeye State of Ohio offers rugged wilderness terrains that make for a charter bus golfing experience unlike those found in more temperate golfing destinations. Here, you'll discover very basic, rustic accommodations and challenging courses that immerse you in the heart of nature. It's not uncommon to see wildlife roaming Ohio's resort courses. Plan a golf tour of Ohio with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Charter Bus Ohio, and hit the links in style and comfort.
Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center is easily reached by charter bus in the Salt Fork State Park, which has 17,000 acres and is Ohio's largest state park. The park's stone and pine beam lodge has 148 rooms that have private patios or balconies and very basic rustic furnishings. On-site amenities include heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, entertainment rooms with video games for children, a fitness gym, outdoor activity courts for tennis and basketball, and a restaurant that serves classic North American cuisine. The lodge's 18-hole golf course was given a four-star rating by Golf Digest magazine. The course covers 250 acres made up of smooth greens and rolling hills, and it has many uphill shots that add a challenging twist for Ohio charter bus golfers to an otherwise ordinary course. Look for wildlife throughout the course, such as deer and flocks of wild turkeys.
The Atwood Lake Resort and Conference Center is perched on the tranquil shores of Atwood Lake. The resort has an 18-hole championship course and a par-3 nine-hole course that's perfect for charter bus golfers who are beginners. The latter runs alongside the resort's golf clubhouse and is also adjacent to a driving range. The clubhouse offers a pro shop with equipment rentals, as well as a small bistro that serves finger foods and sandwiches. Standard guestrooms house basic amenities and and offer charter bus guests sweeping views of the lake or surrounding countryside. The houses and cottages are set inside serene mature forests, sleep up to 10 people and include fully equipped kitchens. An outdoor swimming pool and indoor sauna soothe sore muscles after a game. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the dozens of hiking and biking trails that meander through the resort's property.
Take your charter bus to the sprawling, 235-acre Sawmill Creek Resort overlooks Lake Erie and is bordered by the Sheldon Marsh Nature Preserve. Play a round of golf on the Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole course, dotted with freshwater marshes and soaring weeping willow trees. It's made challenging, thanks to water hazards on 14 holes and erratic breezes blowing in from the Great Lakes. A pro shop is on-site and offers equipment purchases and rentals. Most feature of the 240 guestrooms feature a log cabin decor theme and hold hardwood furniture, high-speed Internet and optional features like an in-room fireplace or hot tub. Five casual restaurants serve seafood and classic North America fare, while two saloons and pubs deliver your favorite chilled brews to quench your thirst after a hot golf game with your charter bus golfing buddies.
Have a great time golfing in Ohio with a charter bus hired from Charter Bus Ohio. Charter Bus Ohio makes planning your charter bus golfing trip easy and fuss free with their friendly and efficient service.