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.