Monday, April 23, 2018

Knock Your Socks Off With These Quaint, Relaxing Day-Trip Locations Near Washington D.C.

by Brian Gate

Apr 19, 2018 - The White House, free historical and art museums, beautiful mansions, world-class restaurants, memorials and iconic landmarks in Washington D.C. are not to be missed but when you’re in District of Columbia and hoping to do what the locals do, organize a day trip out to some of the less touristy neighborhoods around Washington D.C. instead. Most sightseeing tours will take you around 'first-timer' sites like Lincoln Memorial, United States Capitol, National Mall, the Smithsonian Institution which includes 19 museums and 9 research, and cultural centers, Washington Monument, and the National Air and Space Museum.

Breaking away from the norm isn’t too big of a task nor is it a big deal. Most hidden gems of Washington D.C. are within a short charter bus ride away with most at the borders of either Virginia or Maryland. Getting on a rented charter bus with a group of like-minded people, however, is what makes a day trip gives it so much more vim and vigor! They’re great for families, ideal for romantic getaways and would make the perfect place for corporate events and retreats. You’ll find yourself with a deeper understanding of the locals and the traditional American culture after you’ve worked your way around some of these sites. Since the tourist attractions around Washington D.C. will be choked with visitors, by visiting the following sites, you don’t have to stretch yourself too thin.  

wineries, relaxing attractions around Washington D.C.

1. Shenandoah National Park

Front Royal Entrance Station, 17157 Skyline Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630
Location : 1 hour and 20 minutes from Washington D.C. via I-66 E
If you're craving for some fresh mountain air, there’s no better place than Shenandoah National Park. Shenandoah Valley is sandwiched by the Blue Ridge Mountains and Allegheny Mountains. For your tour, it should start at the park’s north entrance where you’ll be making your way along Skyline Drive (it has 75 scenic overlooks along the way) towards Dark Hollow Trail, past a couple of scenic waterfalls in a park, and then enjoy panoramic views from the Stony Man Trail. For those feeling a little bit more adventurous, sign up for a horseback trail ride, or strap up for a kayaking expedition along Shenandoah River with the whole brood.

Where the little ones are concerned, they’ll get a kick out of stopping at Dinosaur Land right outside the park entrance. Dinosaur Land has been a top roadside attraction since it started operating 5 decades ago and it continues to educate visitors about the world of prehistoric past and life during the Mesozoic era. With everything from scenic drives to waterfalls, kid-friendly attractions to horseback riding tours, your day trip to Shenandoah National Park is sure to be a memorable one for every single person in your group!

Continue Reading the article on Bus Charter Washington D.C. about attractions like wine-tasting trips to Charlottesville, VA, Brookside Gardens, Blue Ridge Parkway and Gunpowder Falls State Park 

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Friday, April 6, 2018

The Best Majestic Mansions and Historic Homes of Washington D.C.

by Brian Gate
Apr 4, 2018 - Despite people quickly jumping to conclusions that the historic homes in Washington D.C. may be (more than a little) stuck-in-time, the homes are actually works-in-progress. Studies are still being run, discoveries being uncovered with new pictures, new documents, new letters and even evidence that may change what we thought was 'absolutely right' about the house. That’s the work of the various historical societies and museums. Stepping into a historic home, hence, may feel less like walking into a place that is stuck in time. Instead, it’s the latest and closest interpretation of what the house or era used to be like. Even when you’re in Georgetown, where most of D.C.’s historic sites are located, what you assume to be relic may seem like they have recently received a new coat of paint.

Preservation and restoration efforts on the homes and museums in Washington D.C. is particularly important for those who love history, art, and politics. It’s a gateway to a bygone time that helped shape the people of this country. The vast array of homes-turned-museums in Washington D.C. provides an intimate look into the former homes of iconic leaders like Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Clara Barton, Frederick Douglass and many more. Of course, one should not forget to make a charter bus trip to historic attractions like the National Mall, The White House, The Lindens and the Old Stone House. Most of the attractions are located in neighborhoods that are religiously preserved and have undergone little changes over the years except for imminent restorations, repairs, and additions of modern amenities like air-conditioning.  Because many of the homes were built before the Revolutionary War, taking a walk through them has a magnetic and spell-binding effect. 

1. The King Hooper Mansion a.k.a. The Lindens

8 Hooper St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3213
(781) 631-2608
Formerly built in Danvers, Massachusetts in 1754 by its first owner, Robert ‘King’ Hooper, the home was bought-over, taken down and then delivered piece-by-piece to the established, chic and elite neighborhood of Kalorama Heights in 1935. Since then, it’s made its way into the National Register of Historic Places.

The couple who later owned the property, George and Miriam Morris, ensured much of the original characteristics of the building remain untouched. It retains its historic features like the Hancock staircase and balustrades, beautiful prints of France lining up along the walls and its unique wood paneling. On top of running regular tours and housing art exhibitions, the mansion is also used by the Marblehead Arts Association as its headquarters and venue to host six galleries, art classes, and community events.

Continue Reading this article on Bus Charter Washington D.C. for information on Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldier's Home, and the Old Stone House!

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It’s Cool To Tour Washington D.C.’s Oldest Homes and Mansions in a Charter Bus

Bus Charter Washington D.C. would love to be a part of your tour around Washington D.C., field trip or outing with your family. We offer up to 50% off Specials with programs for day trips, overnight and long-distance traveling, corporate events, student and camp travel, and religious organizations. We have built trusting relationships with many of our customers over the years, by over-delivering and helping them manage events that required more than 500 motorcoaches. Sometimes lasting months! If you’re looking for a Washington D.C. charter bus rental company to come to your rescue for a last-minute request or looking for a long, lasting partnership with a reliable ground transportation company, contact us and let us see how we can work together for all your future events in and around Washington D.C.!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Foodie Adventures in Downtown Washington DC

The food-ventures that you can experience in downtown Washington DC is, literally, endless. Whether you’re wishing for a waterfront dining experience, would like to experience fine dining in a five-star hotel, or sample an exquisite, innovative culinary concept, it’s all right here in DC. ‘Chocolate City’, as it is sometimes fondly called, has seen a rush of incoming International-style diners in the past decade and some would argue that no other city within its vicinity has seen the same level of explosion. 

Here, you’ll find hip renaissance-style eateries, local pop-ups, unique coffee shops and creative cafes dotting the downtown dining scene. This says a lot about the growth the historic city’s experienced through the years. 

Below is a short list of favorite diners and restaurants located in various neighborhoods in D.C.

Georgetown - At The Intersection Of The Old And New

Boasting of a unique historic charm, Georgetown, one of Washington DC’s oldest neighborhoods, has a smattering of chic locations throughout. Upscale, modern bars along M Street, quaint cafes are strewn across Wisconsin Avenue, while celebrated diners with five-star ratings to their names have diverse menus of options for people of all ages. 
There are indoor and outdoor seatings overlooking the stunning Potomac River, Kennedy Center, Watergate and Key Bridge available at the Sequoia Restaurant, traditional American fares at the family-owned Nick’s Riverside Grille, and a delightful experience to be had at the award-winning, flagship restaurant of Founding Farmers. The restaurants have the ability to attract tens of thousands of regular locals and new tourists rain or shine. Some charm the socks off their patrons with delectable dishes, while others leave a lasting impression because of its authentic, family-friendly urban farmhouse feel. 
  • Sequoia Restaurant
    The Washington Harbour
    3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 944-4200
    Highlights: Sunday brunch buffet, wedding venue, and live jazz entertainment
  • Nick’s Riverside Grille
    3050 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 342-3535
    Highlights: relaxing atmosphere, authentic pasta dishes, fresh-out-of-the-water seafood and scrumptious steaks
  • Founding Farmers DC
    1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
    (202) 822-8783 
    Highlights: authentic recipes, farm-to-table feel, classic and chic atmosphere
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There are more tips, suggestions and a list of other strong players in the dining scene in and around Washington D.C., including the areas around The National Mall and Shaw neighborhood. Continue Reading the article to find out more! We also have many writers who are on-the-move and on-the-go all around Washington D.C. and they're always ready to give you the inside scoop on the best discoveries around the city on our articles page

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Rock Creek Park Horse Center

Who can say no to a lovely horseback ride in woodlands, enjoying nature in its full glory? If you would like to experience an adventure on a back of this regal animal, head over to Rock Creek Park, where you will find a horse center in the depths of the woods.
Located in Washington DC, Rock Creek Park Horse Center offers riding lessons, trail rides, pony rides, summer camps and other activities to charter bus visitors who want to experience an adventure on a horse.
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Sightseeing in Dupont Circle

As one of the trendiest neighborhood in Washington DC, Dupont Circle is home to many bars, cafes, night clubs, shops and art galleries. However, although there are many modern places that have now popped up all over the neighborhood, there are still many historic architecture for mini bus rental visitors to see while at Dupont Circle.
Some of the most impressive places for sightseeing, both modern and archaic are:
  • The Brewmaster’s Castle
  • The Phillips Collection
  • Woodrow Wilson House
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Monday, January 13, 2014

Getting the Best Views in Washington DC

When visiting Washington DC, you will notice that in downtown Washington there are no skyscrapers. Although this has caused a muted feel in the heart of the city, but because of the low height restrictions, you can get an awesome view over the city.
There are a few classic spots to get an awesome look out over the city without having to rent a helicopter. Here are some of the spots mini bus rental visitors can opt for.
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Tons of Activities To Be Done At Spokane’s Centennial Park

Need a break from hectic life? Why don't you enjoy the outdoors and head over to a park in Washington DC. There are tons of activities there to be enjoyed and you can always ask your charter bus to wait for you while you unwind.


If you are running or walking through the entire trail, you will find yourself instantly in love with the fact that right smack in the middle of the trail, there is a section that goes into downtown Spokane and Riverfront Park.

We think it is better for you to pick one or two of your favorite activities, be it biking, horseback riding or canoeing, and just concentrate on doing that. You can always come back for other activities another time."

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