Friday, November 29, 2013

Things to do in Connecticut for Christmas

It is December around the corner, and the best time of the year is coming to greet us! How about enjoying some Christmas cheer in Connecticut at one of its many festivals being held during this season? For a chance to enjoy some holiday magic, hop onto a coach bus and head on over to Connecticut for some jolly, jolly time.

Lighting up your Life

To experience an entire city illuminated in hopes to spread Christmas cheer, why not head over to Hartford Festival of Light? Together with other bus rental visitors and locals, you sing carols, enjoy live musical entertainment and of course the biggest event of this festival is the illumination of more than a quarter of a million tiny white lights all around the Constitution Plaza.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Haunted Halloween With Amity Road Horror

For those of you who are looking for something haunting, scary and beseechingly horrific this Halloween in Connecticut, how about heading over The Amity Road Horror event this Halloween. The owner and founder of the event, Eric Soltis, laughs when thinking about how the address and name of the event pays reference to one of the best horror movies and home of all times - Amityville. First off, it sort of references the house and then the address is at 667....think along the lines of 666, guys. Damien? Horror? Devil’s son? Yes, that one.
Be warned that there will be no mercy shown during bus charter Connecticut event where if you dare to enter their haunted neck of the woods, you are going to be plagued with evil of all kinds. Is it suitable for young kids? We think not, unless your kid thinks it is fun to get scared out of their wits, that is. And if that is the case, your kid is going to have loads of fun.
The event has been going on on Friday and Saturday since it opened on September 28. The run will continue on till Oct 18, 2013 so, you have some time to go check the place out. Let us know if you had fun too.
The main ‘character’ taking the stage and spotlight would be the fictional Edward von Hauntington who is an electrician by day and a man who loves scaring people by night. The site did give out a warning that it is perhaps not recommended for kids 13 and under. The creator, Soltis, was proud of the fact that he garnered major support from his friends and family members who trudged along with him in his bid to come up with this September and October tourist attraction.
You can tell that it is absolutely not for the faint-hearted just by visiting their website at where the music will send chills down your spine. Amity Road Horror have also set up their own Facebook page where they are getting a lot of support from their fans. Go check them out here ->
For those who are keen to find out more about the tour and what to anticipate when they visit, please visit their website because they have put up a lot of information about pricing, schedule and what to expect when you are there. The attraction can be found at 667, Amity Road, Bethany, CT 06524.
Have loads of fun!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Connecticut Science Center

When it comes to loving their kids, parents are willing to do anything. Well, almost anything – and bringing them to the Connecticut Science Center is definitely something that any loving parent would do. Since you would be planning to bring them to the science center, why not make it extra special for them by chartering a bus to bring them there instead of driving there yourself? In fact, they will be even happier if you were to arrange for them to invite some of their friends to come along for this trip too.

If this is going to be your first trip here to the Connecticut Science Center with your kids and their friends in a Connecticut charter bus, you may want to know that this science center is rather unique as it is a 9-storey museum that is located at 250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT and it was opened in the year 2009. With a total of approximately 154,000 sq. ft., one can only imagine the amount of exhibits and displays that are found in there. In fact, the Connecticut Science Center has dedicated about 40,000 sq. ft. of interactive displays that many kids would enjoy.

Once you get down with all the kids (we are assuming that you are bringing your own kids as well as their friends too!) from the CT charter bus, you will almost immediately notice that the building has very high ceilings and bright colors too – giving you a very welcoming feeling. In fact, by now, we believe that all the kids are already excited and can’t wait to get in and start checking out the science center already. CT Science Center is very well arranged and they have three separate themed floors and you can easily keep a watch over the kids because they have one door in and one door out, so you can be sure that they can have the freedom to explore and roam the whole floor without them running off somewhere else without you noticing. On each floor, they have very friendly and knowledgeable staff to guide the kids if they are stuck with a certain exhibit while learning to play with it. There is also a café for you to grab a bite if the entourage gets hungry after all the running and exploring in the CT Science Center. Bathrooms are also available on each floor of the building, so you don’t have to worry about the little ones needing to go to the bathroom halfway through their exploring in the science center. Once everyone is happy and are done with touring the place, you can rest assure that the CT charter bus is waiting for everyone at the main entrance to bring all the tired but happy little ones home.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Avon Theatre Film Center

The Avon Theatre Film Center is a wonderful place for you to go with your friends in a chartered Connecticut bus to watch some really great quality independent film that you usually don’t get to watch in mainstream theaters. The owner of the theater kept the building’s feel of a classic movie theater, which is quite unique and you can rarely get to see such buildings anymore. Besides, they also have some really fantastic restaurants nearby where you can go before or after your show.

In fact, as you go to the Avon Theatre Film Center in your chartered Connecticut bus with your friends, you can always go around the nearby restaurants to see what are the available options or what seems to attract your attention the most, for your dining experience. From Spanish to Mexican to Italian to Indian food – you are literally spoilt for choice when it comes to dining nearby the theatre.

You can always choose to dine at one place, go for the show and then return later to have some drinks at another place. Why not make full use of the service of the chartered bus for this outing? After all, it is not like you get to do this every day – so you and your friends might as well take full advantage of the great services that are provided by the Connecticut charter bus company.

After having filled your tummies with delicious food, a great performance is awaiting you and your bus friends at the Avon Theater Film Center. As you get down from the chartered bus, you will feel as though you have just arrived at a fancy hall that’s been decorated with lights and it almost feel like you are the celebrity that they are waiting to welcome. And that’s just the beginning of your theatrical experience at the Avon Theater. As you walk through the hallway, you will enjoy the ambience and deco inside the theater which gives you a feel of walking down memory lane and the theater hall itself is huge and airy too.

There have been many movies, documentaries and foreign films as well as Hollywood classics that are shown here at the Avon Theatre and this is what draws the crowd to come in chartered buses – simply because you don’t really get to find such shows anywhere else. Besides, where else can you go where you can get a feel of a classical theater if not the Avon Theater at Stamford, Connecticut?

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Life of Mark Twain Revealed

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to live, think, sleep, breathe and eat like an author? If you have always wanted to visit a home of a famous author - the name Mark Twain is surely not unfamiliar. If you have always enjoyed his writings, you would also, without a doubt, enjoy touring his home - or at least, a place he used to call his home. If you are due for a family vacation soon, a visit to the Mark Twain Museum Center will be just the thing to do and don’t forget to book a charter bus to take you there too.
The Mark Twain Museum Center was opened in the year 2003 and provides visitors an insight of the life of Mark Twain and his family during their stay in this place where it used to be his home. The museum tells of the story of Mark Twain, his family, the background and history of building the house, as well as the legacy of this much adored author.
Upon entering the house, you will have to purchase tickets to tour the house and the only, perhaps inconvenience to some Connecticut bus charter visitors is that admission into the house is by guided tours only - as some may prefer to tour the place to their own timing and preference. You do not have to make prior reservations to The Mark Twain Museum Center, as it is a first come first serve basis but it would be wise that you make your way there early as their tours are often sold out quite fast. If you are unsure of the right time to go, you can always check with the local bus charter companies. They should be able to tell you when is the best time to visit.
In The Mark Twain Museum Center, you will find a permanent exhibition of Mark Twain’s life, his work and influences at the Aetna Gallery. Be sure to check out the places that he would get inspiration to write. There is also the Hartford Financial Services Theater where they will show a Ken Burns mini video documentary on the life of Mark Twain, a Lincoln Financial Auditorium that seats about 178. On the second floor of the house, you will be see that they have a comfortable café area.
There’s no better way to experience the life of Mark Twain’s other than hearing the professional and well trained tour guides at The Mark Twain Museum Center. While you and your family enjoy the tour of the historical museum and learn about the daily life of Mark Twain, let the professional service of a bus charter company take care of your transportation needs.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Pizza time in New Haven

New Haven, Connecticut refers to itself as “lively, vibrant, enlightening, even delicious.” The city is home to Yale University and features breathtaking architecture, world-class museums, theaters, town greens and immaculate bookstores. In addition to these recreational activities, the city also offers sandy beaches, orchard, nature preserves and beautiful waterfront areas. The city also claims to be an exciting eating destination for a wide variety of cuisines, and charter bus visitors are sure to find a variety of delicious pizza restaurants right within the city. Travel to Connecticut in a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charter Connecticut and discover some of the best pizza restaurants in the state.
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in New Haven draws upon the culinary tactics of its original owner. Frank Pepe opened his pizzeria in 1925 with a coal-burning oven; he knew that only a coal fire would give his pizzas the crispy, chewy crust he desired. When the New Haven pizzeria was opened, the original brick oven was recreated to the last detail. The pizzeria menu remains simple, offering only one item: the original tomato pie. Connecticut charter bus diners can select from a variety of ingredients to add to their pizza pie. Ingredients include mozzarella, sausage, salami, pepperoni, chicken, spinach, broccoli, mushroom, peppers, onions, anchovies, bacon, shrimp and clams. The pizza pies come in small, medium and large sizes.
For a slightly more upscale pizza restaurant, charter bus visitors can dine at the Wall Street Pizza & Restaurant. The restaurant is located in the heart of the Yale University campus and is frequently visited by university students and faculty. In fact, the dining room tables and walls still display the names of alumni carved into the wood. The pizza menu is extensive and features a variety of specialty pizzas. The pizzeria is known for its thin and crispy pizza crusts and diners can choose traditional or whole wheat dough. In addition to traditional pizza toppings, diners can also add eggplant, prosciutto, corn, shrimp, clams, steak and scallops to their pizza. In addition to the pizza, the restaurant also serves pasta dishes, sub sandwiches, salads, hamburgers and wraps.
Established in 1938, Sally’s Apizza is known to charter bus visitors for its traditional thin-crust pizzas. The pizza restaurant has been using the same coal-fired oven since its opening, and the restaurant is one of “the oldest family run pizzerias in the Northeast.” The pizzeria walls are lined with pictures and memorabilia from various celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Don Rickles and Bill Clinton. Sally’s Apizza also follows pizzeria tradition by only offering pizza, soda and beer. At Sally’s, the pizzas do not come with mozzarella, so it must be specifically ordered for it to appear on the pie. Other pizza toppings include anchovies, bacon, sausage, tuna fish, onion, mushrooms, peppers, claims, pepperoni, tomato, hot cherry peppers and olives. The restaurant also offers its specialty “potato pie,” which features crust, no tomato sauce, thinly sliced potatoes and rosemary.
A visit to New Haven with a charter bus from Bus Charter Connecticut is sure to turn up some dining delights. Get Bus Charter Connecticut to help you organize your charter bus trip for a memorable journey through Connecticut.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Taking a choo-choo in Connecticut

For charter bus visitors who love trains and the railroad, Connecticut's miles of coastline, colorful fall foliage, dramatic change of seasons, rivers and forests are the backdrop for scenic train rides in the state. Whether taking a vintage train along a special route designed for charter bus visitors or hopping aboard a regular passenger train service, there is plenty to see along the way., and a great way of getting in and around Connecticut is with a bus, charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charter Connecticut. Travel through Connecticut in style and comfort in your charter bus as your friendly, reliable charter bus driver takes you to your destination.
Take your charter bus over to Essex, where the Essex Steam Train has a fleet of restored railroad cars pulled by two coal-fired locomotives. The whistle blast and hissing steam hark back to the golden age of train travel, and the 12-mile round-trip ride chugs along at a top speed of 20 mph. The route takes in small towns, forest vistas and views of the Connecticut River. Connecticut charter bus visitors can enjoy colorful foliage in fall or snowy vistas in winter. The tracks go through portions of Selden Neck State Park otherwise accessible only by boat. Charter bus visitors can book the Little Red Caboose for birthday parties and other group celebrations.
The Railroad Museum of New England is home to the Naugatuck Railroad. Trains depart from the historic 1881 Thomaston Station and take a 20-mile round-trip ride that lasts 75 minutes. The restored coaches date to the 1920s, and the uniformed conductors come by to punch each rental bus visitor’s ticket. The train travels along the Naugatuck River and through the interior of the Mattatuck Forest, which is inaccessible by car. Charter bus visitors can see evidence of Connecticut's industrial age, such as brick mill buildings and the Thomaston Dam. Special events include on-board wine tastings, a Halloween party and special holiday rides such as the Santa Express and visits to light displays. Charter bus groups should call ahead for reservations and special offers.
Amtrak's Northeast Regional train service passes along Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Coast of Connecticut. In fall, charter bus visitors can see the colorful foliage throughout the state easily from regular-speed or Acela trains. Charter bus visitors who want to enjoy the scenery in peace can sit in Amtrak's quiet cars, where telephones must be silenced and noise kept to a minimum. The train stops in the seaside towns of New London and Mystic, home to an aquarium and seaport museum, and passes the picturesque Groton marina.
All of Connecticut's scenic train rides operate throughout the year. Spring and summer are the best time to take the coastal routes if charter bus visitors want to explore the towns along the way. Fall is New England's most popular tourist season, when the leaf peepers come to see the change of colors. The tourist trains offer special holiday rides during the Christmas season. For a great time riding the rails in Connecticut, give Bus Charter Connecticut a call to find out how they can help you with their friendly, personalized service.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Colonial life in Connecticut

Connecticut has a long connection to colonial history from when it was first settled by English Puritans in 1633. Connecticut became an English colony six years later and the fifth state of the United States of America in 1788. Today Connecticut is home to Ivy League schools and only five cities, and a great way to visit Colonial Connecticut is with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charter Connecticut. Travel in style and comfort through Connecticut as you visit the state’s many historical sites in your stylish and comfortable charter bus.
Drop by one of Connecticut’s most visited charter bus destinations, Mystic Seaport. Perhaps most famous for building the Nautilus, the world's first nuclear powered submarine, the Mystic Seaport has been in the boat building business since the 1600's. Charter bus visitors can get an idea of what life was like in the past by visiting the 18th century village in the bay that boasts authentic buildings, storytellers, period musicians and historians in costumes dating back to colonial times, as well as the famous maritime museum, which contains the biggest compilation of maritime pictures and relics in the world.
While you’re visiting Mystic on your charter bus, drop by the Denison Homestead Museum and Pequotsepos Manor to see some of the oldest surviving buildings erected in the American colonies. Marvel at heirlooms from the Denison family and view the period decor that ornaments many of the rooms, most of them retaining the adornments and original construction dating back to 1717. Open from mid-May until mid-October, this is the perfect destination for charter bus visitors seeking authentic colonial period architecture.
Take your charter bus and head over to the Bush Holley Historic Site. Constructed in the 1730s, this saltbox style house in Greenwich is typical of New England architecture, featuring a large, deep covered porch overhung by a large covered balcony. The residence was originally a boarding house frequented by members of the first impressionist art colony in America, including artists such as John Henry Twachtman, J. Alden Weir and Childe Hassam. Now gazetted as a National Historic Landmark, the house is a museum filled with period furniture, the American impressionist art of several painters and the recreated art studio used by Elmer McRae.
Going back to the earliest recorded beginnings of Connecticut’s colonial history, head over in your charter bus to the New Haven Colony Historical Museum. Predating the Connecticut Colony, the New Haven Colony was one of the original permanent American settlements. The Historical Society museum features many old photographs and paintings, artifacts, tableware, old manuscripts, industrial exhibits and a top rate research library. Some of New Haven's most notable residents include Eli Whitney, Nathan Hale and Noah Webster.
For a trip back into Connecticut’s colonial times, give Bus Charter Connecticut a call to find out how they can help you plan your charter bus trip with their fleet of charter buses and friendly, personalized service.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Connecticut celebrations

A night out to celebrate an occasion is always a memorable experience, and if you have to cater for a large group of celebrants, try renting a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus from Bus Charter Connecticut. Chartering your own bus for a party makes perfect sense, everyone arrives on time, and everyone can enjoy themselves without worrying about going overboard. Connecticut has a lot to offer in terms of dining choices, and some of the Constitution State’s restaurants are renowned for the quality of their menus and level of service. No matter what your taste, you can find something in Connecticut to suit everyone in your charter bus group.
If your charter bus is in the vicinity of Yale University, you have to dine at the Union League Cafe. This fine French dining restaurant is owned and operated by Chef Jean Pierre Vuillermet has won numerous award and accolades for its food and dining experience. According to Zagat, Union League is a “destination for that special event of celebration.” Upscale French cuisine is impeccably prepared by Chef Vuillermet’s kitchen, and the service staff are attentive and efficient. The old school atmosphere of Union League sits in well with the menu. Prices are not for the faint hearted, but as they say, you get way you pay for.
For some casually elegant dining, Ashford is just a charter bus ride away. Here you will find the Still River Cafe. Uniquely located in a beautiful, classically maintained 150 year old barn on 27 acres of farmland, this award winning casual dining place is small and intimate, suitable for smaller get togethers and gatherings. Owned and operated by Kara and Robert Brooks, Still River serves seasonal New American cuisine. This menu is complemented by a varied selection of wines and beers. The atmosphere is casual, but stylish, and patrons are expected to dress to suit, meaning no shorts or baseball caps.
In Hartford, Connecticut, where hurricanes hardly ever happen, your charter bus group can celebrate at Feng’s. Located in the center of downtown Hartford, Feng’s serves exquisite South East Asian dishes done in an exciting fusion of East and West. Voted Best Asian Restaurant by Connecticut Magazine readers, some of the must try menu items are duck spring rolls, blue fin toro tartare and Thai spiced rack of lamb. Also of interest is the Autumn in Connecticut roll from their sushi menu. Open till late, Feng’s is an ideal spot for your late night get-togethers.
What’s Connecticut without seafood? Head over to Westbrook in your charter bus and visit Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale. This award winning family seafood restaurant serves perfectly fried seafood dinners in large portions. Definitely bring a working man’s appetite if you’re planning on dining here. Baked and broiled seafood is also on the menu, and there is a raw bar for those who wish to partake. You have to try their famous Connecticut Lobster Roll, which features picked lobster meat and melted butter on a toasted roll. If you’re planning a charter bus trip during the summer, drop by their Madison drive-in location, which has a more casual menu served al fresco on picnic tables, soft serve ice cream and a carousel ride for the kids.
Make your group’s celebration easy to organize and all the more memorable with a charter bus from Bus Charter Connecticut. Choose from our fleet of charter buses and vehicles to suit any size group, and find out how we can help you arrange a charter bus with our friendly, personalized service.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Haunted Connecticut

Planning a party bus, bus charter or group vacation trip to Connecticut but have no idea what to do or where to visit? Well, the best way to travel to Connecticut, is undoubtedly by bus or limo with Bus Charter Connecticut. But what to see? If you’re up to it, there’s a different side to nutmeg state that not many people know of.
Visit Union Cemetery, Easton, the home of the infamous White Lady, where a particular 400-year-old grave yard has been popular with ghost hunters for decades. It’s said to be one of the best-known haunted sites in the state for anyone from anyone from out of town in a rented tour bus, and a place to which everyone who claims to be interested in paranormal activity eventually makes a pilgrimage.
From most popular to highest ranked, many people refer to Union Cemetery and Dudleytown as holding positions 1 and 1A. Once declared “the most haunted place in Connecticut”, Dudleytown has also been called “cursed,” “damned” and “demonically possessed” and countless stories abound of weird sightings and odd experiences in and around the remaining foundations of the former settlement.
Due to the constant repeats of Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” investigation, Remington Arms, in Bridgeport has become one of the most popular haunted sites in the state due to its history as former munitions factory in the heart of Bridgeport, which has seen its share of tragedy and death. If you are afraid to experience this alone, we suggest grouping up and then come check this place out in a party bus, charter bus, coach charter bus, mini bus or a shuttle bus with your best friends and family who are in game for some thrill.
This former abandoned insane asylum, Fairfield Hills State Hospital, Newtown was closed by the state in 1995. Tales of cruelty and abuse combined with stories of odd happenings in the network of underground tunnels here as well as a post on MTV’s “Fear” have also not helped.
Another abandoned former mental convalescence home, Seaside Sanatorium, Waterford whose high patient abuse and high suicide. Stranger still, the governor swooped in at the last moment, for reasons yet unknown to block a sale to a private developer that had been years in the making.
The third sister of the state hospital facility is Norwich State Hospital, Preston, closed down by the state a few decades ago, allowed to rot and fester, resulting in eventual hauntings being reported. It currently stands as a beacon for spirits and spirit hunters.
And if you are still game for more, try bringing the rented bus charter to the former 18th-century settlement Bara-Hack, Pomfret, all sorts of odd sounds, disembodied voices and laughter as well as supernatural sights have been reported.
Check these places out for yourself by booking your trip to Connecticut with Bus Charter Connecticut. Choose from either a party bus or shuttle bus of the size you want for your transport needs but one thing’s for sure. You’ll want a steady set of hands driving you home.