Friday, May 23, 2014

Best Waterfall Hike at Crabtree Falls

Love the outdoors? Can’t get enough of nature? Then you should head to Virginia for a hike at one of the best waterfall trails in the country. Located just a short distance from Blue Ridge Parkway, this trail takes you up alongside the falls that ends in an overlook of Tye River Valley.
Crabtree Falls is made up of a series of cascading waterfalls, featuring five major cascades with the tallest one dropping from approximately 400 feet. As one of the most beautiful waterfall in Virginia, charter bus visitors can hike anytime between dawn to dusk.
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Monday, March 10, 2014

Museums at Roanoke Virginia

Learning the history of a travel destination is just as exciting as it is educational. And Virginia has a lot of history to enjoy, especially in Roanoke located in southern Virginia. This charming city is popularly known for its beautiful views and its colorfully lighted 100 foot star on the top of Mill Mountain atRoanoke Valley. You can get to Roanoke in a charter bus, and it take about 4 hours from Washington and 3 hours from Richmond.

History Museum of Western Virginia

1 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 342-5770
As part of Roanoke’s Center in the Square, the History Museum of Western Virginia boosts its cultural community with its extensive collection. This museum houses the largest repository of material specially devoted to tracing human history of Western Virginia. Charter bus visitors can view more than 6,000 three dimensional objects1,300 books8,000 photographs8,000 documents, and hundreds of maps, slides, postcards and textiles that make up the collection of the History Museum of Western Virginia.
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Friday, January 17, 2014

Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk

There are many other interesting places of note in other cities within Virginia. One of them is Norfolk, amajor cultural center with top-class museums, and a thriving arts community. Getting there is not a problem especially if you are renting a charter bus. Should you visit Norfolk, take the chance to head to the Chrysler Museum of Art in the Ghent district.
Founded in 1933, the Chrysler Museum of Art now houses more than 30,000 artifacts with a collection dated back since 5,000 years ago. Here, mini bus rental visitors can see American and European paintings and sculpture right from the Middle Ages up to modern times.
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Maymont - Virginia’s True Hidden Gem for Kids

School holidays around the corner and don't know where to go? You can always book a charter bus and head over to Virginia where there is a place kids can have fun and experience all sorts of activities to their hearts content.

Maymond is an expansive 100-acre estate given as a gift to the city by James and Sallie Dooley. The couple made the estate their home from 1893 to 1925 and the state of the garden is currently maintained by supportive individuals and the state. Touring the house and its garden is absolutely blissful. No other words can describe the feeling of being free to roam the land together with family and friends who enjoyed the company of nature too. You will enjoy more than just nature and gorgeous blooms but the sight of old carriages brings you back in time during your bus charter VA visit.
There are four main stages to this beautiful Virginia attraction - Italian garden, Japanese garden, arboretum and specialty garden. If you have kids with you during your bus charter Ohio visit, all the better to get up close and personal with some endearing animals like goats, sheeps, pigs, chicken, donkeys, cows, ducks, rabbits and the occasional geese. It matters not that you have been here, fans of this popular kid-friendly space know that things are always changed up so that every visit feels like a new one. Schools, educational and religious institutions regularly organize outdoor bus charter VA visits to the farm and learn about native Virginia’s wildlife.
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Friday, October 4, 2013

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

Are you heading over to Cape Charles in Virginia and looking forward to visiting some popular landmarks? Then we think you should include making a visit to Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel which is an amazing inspiring 18-mile long landmark. This landmark remains to be one of the few engineering wonders of the world. It may serve as a transportation stopover hub for some but we think it is more than just a bridge and tunnel - it offers incredible view of the bay, provides a shopping center...and of course, clean restrooms and rest areas. If you have the time for it, we think we might even be able to interest you in hitting the pier....never fails to impress the kids. So, come over to the bay bridge and tunnel with a Virginia charter bus and let us know if the view was worth the stop.
Making the connection
The bay bridge tunnel may stretch nearly eighteen mile long but it conveniently connects the East shore with mainland Virginia’s beach and Norfolk. Without the bridge, it would have taken ninety more minutes for travelers to get from Wilmington, Delaware to the East Coast or North Carolina’s Outer banks. So, for the locals, this is not just a tourist attraction, it is a convenient means of transportation.
A wonder of the engineering world
Following its official launching back in April 15, 1964, it was a well-known fact that it drew much admiration from the folks in the engineering world. Therefore, it was of no surprise at all when the folks officially included it into the list of seven engineering wonders of the modern world. Yes, there is an actual list of this kind and it included some of the most amazing structures worldwide. The American Society of Civil Engineers even named said that it was ‘the outstanding civil engineering achievement’.
To date, hundreds of millions of people and vehicles have made use of the structure.
Thrilling experience
A user once shared with us what it felt like to drive across the tunnel. ‘You pay the toll at the booth and then it was a just a matter of trying not to freak out about how amazing the ride was. Everywhere you looked, there was water. It was awesome too because it wasn’t rush hour so, we took our time, driving according to speed limit and we even captured the whole thing on video, incredible tunnel and bridge,’ shares Helen, a avid traveler.
To make the most out of that experience, stop at the visitors and gift center. There, right there, your breath will taken away from you and at the end, bring a souvenir home with you to commemorate the trip.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Touring The Massive Maymont

If you are looking for a place to go where the whole family and friends of the family can find something to do and enjoy, then you will need to charter a VA bus and head on down to Maymont – a 100-acre American estate, which was generously given by James and Sallie Dooley, who had lived there from 1893 right up to 1925.

Many VA charter bus passengers are happy to know that admission fee is not required when you visit the Maymont’s grounds, but they do require donations for their indoor exhibits, while fees are required for the Nature Center exhibits as well as the special programs and tours. When you first arrive at the grounds of Maymont’s, it is always good to start your visit at the Robins Nature & Visitor Center – which is just right at the front door of Maymont’s. The Robins Nature & Visitor Center is not just a place where you get to see exhibits of exotic creatures from the sea, but rather, visitors will be astonished to find out the variety of species living right at the Richmond’s own backyard. With its 20-foot waterfall that flows into 13 giant aquariums that are linked, visitors will be able to see creatures such as river otters, turtles and different types of fish.

After that, you can proceed to visiting the 1893 Maymont Mansion, where you can opt for a self guided tour of the below stairs of the mansion; and if you want to visit the upper floors of the mansion, you will need to sign up for a guided tour, but trust us, it is worth it. After you and your friends are through with visiting the Maymont Mansion, the next place that you should take a look before you climb back on the VA charter bus is the elaborate and unique Japanese and Italian gardens. One thing that you need to take note of before you visit the Maymont grounds is that they have different visiting or opening hours for their indoor exhibits and the outdoors. While the outdoors of the Maymont’s can be visited daily, the indoor exhibits are subjected to different hours, so be sure to find out the various exhibit hours so that you can plan your time when you are here. Picnic lunches are always something that many visitors to the Maymont grounds would do to complete their visit here, so if you like picnics, why not have your friends share in bringing something with them for a picnic lunch at Maymont’s?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Where It All Comes Alive At Virginia Living Museum

Virginia Living Museum is a museum where one gets to see up close some of the wildlife and creatures of the sea that you may not be able to do so in some other museums. Yes, this is truly a cool museum to visit and an even cooler idea would be to go to the museum in a VA charter bus with your family and friends. If you are planning a family outing in the near future, this is the place to go. And if you have friends who have children too, you may want to invite them to join you and your family for a trip to the Virginia Living Museum – after all, you will be chartering a bus for the trip, why not have more people join in the fun of riding in a bus together? The kids will simply love the idea!
Virginia Living Museum is very well maintained and rather clean too, with staffs that are well trained and knowledgeable and very friendly too. They will never get tired of answering questions from the public, especially from little children who are so inquisitive and curious about the animals. Children are always very active and full of questions whenever they visit any new places, especially one with animals. They will get even more excited when they are able to get up close with the animals and touch them (well, maybe not all the animals) – and that is exactly what VA chartered bus passengers will get to do when they arrive at the Virginia Living Museum.
The Virginia Living Museum became the first living museum that combines the fundamentals of a native wildlife park, science museum, aquarium, botanical preserve and planetarium in 1987, making it a popular destination for families, especially those with little children. Even the older children find the museum quite irresistible. Endangered red wolves, loggerhead turtles, moon jellies, fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors – these are just some of the animals that you will see at the museum. As if this is not enough to perk the interests of the visitors to the museum, they also have a special “Touch Tank” with sea stars and horseshoe crabs – something that kids will absolutely enjoy, as well as some hands on activities for them to explore too. There’s so much to see and do at the museum that it wouldn’t be surprising if yours and your friends’ kids are pleading to return to the place again as soon as you head home in the chartered bus.