Monday, June 18, 2018

The Best Way to Plan a Fun 2018 Summer in Washington D.C.!

Summertime in Washington D.C. is sunny, sanguine and stunning, its events bold, beautiful and badass. This marks the right time to plan activities with your families and kids, your loved ones and friends visiting from afar because this is when everything raconteur about D.C. is being showcased. With countless events and festivals being completely free, it’s the perfect opportunity to take on bus tours, sit back and relax in a park while people-watching, explore attractions like a local (while Instagramming, of course).

Fireworks, gorgeous and meaningful monuments, cultural events, historic holidays, biking and walking tours, free music festivals, exciting baseball games, barbeque cook-outs, beer fests, holiday jazz concerts, charity events, lit-up waterfront parks, and fascinating summer-themed markets - these are just a few of the things you can find in and within a close distance from Washington D.C. The great thing about these events is that it does not strain your wallets.

D.C. inevitably turns into a really cool place during warmer months and here are just a few of those wonderful events to consider being a part of. You’ll have a ball, I’m positive about that!



1. The Capital Pride Parade & Festival

June 7 - June 10, 2018
Capital Pride Alliance
2000 14th ST NW STE 105, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 719-5304
www.capitalpride.org
Right smack in the middle of Juneteenth and Pride Month, this year’s theme will be ‘The Elements of Us’. Organizers have smacked together a goblet of activities which includes a parade, a rooftop party, The Heroes Gala & Rally, The Opening Party, the 'Crack of Noon' Pride Brunch, the Block Party, and the Capitol Sunset Dance Party.

It’s a time for the DC Community to come together and celebrate diversity in every shape and form. The rainbow-colored, glittery event celebrates equality of all kinds - spiritual, gender, race, sexual, goals, belief systems, culture, and much, much more. Although heralded by the local LGBTQ community, the event attracts people from all walks of life. It’s just the magic dust of happiness and togetherness blowing in every single direction!

Entertainment will be provided by confirmed attendees like DJ Alex Lo presented by WERQ/PAPA Party, Nomi Smalls, DJ Kitty Glitter, Allie X, Marquis Clanton, and many more to be determined later as they confirm their attendance.


  • Pride on the Pier at Wharf DC - 12pm - 3pm
  • Capital Pride Block Party between P St. and Church St - 4pm - 10pm
  • Capital Pride Parade along 22nd and P St. NW and 14th & R St. NW - 4.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Capital Trans Pride Pool Party at VIDA Fitness - 7.30pm - 11pm

The Capital Pride Parade runs all day long on June 10th, 2018 from Noon - 9.30pm, while they slot the Capital Pride Concert for a Noon kickoff till late 10pm on the same day. 




Continue Reading the article to find out more about where to catch the best glimpse of Washington D.C's July 4th fireworks display, enjoy the best D.C. BBQ, learn about Armenian and Catalonian culture and food, and much more on our website, Bus Charter Washington DC!

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Most of the summer event venues in Washington D.C. will be packed like cans of sardine, with not a peek of a parking spot in sight. Instead of driving yourself to the party, hire a private charter bus from Bus Charter Washington DC and make your trip to the festival, concert or party an even more memorable one! In fact, put together a tailgate party! Bus Charter Washington DC gives you plenty of options across the country, and we are always ready to connect you with the right vehicle and people to bring you safely to the DC event of your choice. Whether you’re looking around for a 49-passenger charter bus, a 30-passenger mini coach packed with luxury amenities on board, or an Executive Sprinter Van, contact us and we’ll find you the perfect ride at the right price.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Quick Facts About The Quirky Side of Washington D.C.

Being the Capital of the United States, D.C. has more monuments, museums, and memorials than any other state in the country. These are the things that made Washington D.C. world-famous. Renting a charter bus, however, is merely one of the many ways to visit all the awesome sites around town. You can hop on the Metro if time is not an issue, hop on a bike, double-decker bus, paddle your way around the gorgeous Potomac River, or even go on foot.

What you’ll notice is that there are quirky corners around town that never found their way into those tourist-friendly brochures. We’re talking about the simple things you might not notice if a local did not point them out. The sheer number of languages being spoken on the streets of D.C., the blinding number of restaurants to choose from, the funky marketplaces, the cafes for people-watching, the green spaces for a relaxing day-out and local breweries that lend an exciting layer of flavor to the trip. So, instead of poking around touristy hotspots, here are five fun facts about D.C. you might not have read about. 





1. A Walk Down Memory Lane

Aside from the monuments, statues, museums, and galleries, there’s The White House. This heritage site has been home to every single sitting U.S. President since the inauguration of John Adams in 1800. George Washington, however, never did live in the monumental home because it was completed only a year after he passed on. George and Martha Washington never had children of their own although the first POTUS was known to be extremely fond of kids. Not only was George Washington not buried at the U.S. Capitol (he stated that he had a desire to be buried in Mount Vernon, Virginia), he also did not work in The White House. There is, therefore, an empty crypt underneath the Capitol Building which was where Washington was supposed to be buried.

It is harder to tour The White House because it continues to be an important legislative workplace; it’s far easier and just as interesting to take a tour around the beautiful riverside manor estate of Mount Vernon. The tour will give you a very clear insight into the mind of one of the greatest man known to American politics and governance. Take a languid walk around the garden while marveling at the agricultural innovation that was beyond its time, learn about the iconic mansion, outbuildings, tomb, farm and its working blacksmith shop. The tour can easily take up to the whole day if the attraction isn’t packed. It’s a wonderful way to open your mind up to the world of Washington through exhibits which include 700 artifacts, documents, pictures and immerse exhibits.

Abraham Lincoln, in the meantime, although technically stayed at The White House, took refuge at the current-day Lincoln’s Cottage to take a break from work. Lincoln’s cottage has a Visitors Center that is open from 9.30am - 4.30pm and Sunday from 10.30am - 4.30pm and it’s always memorable and fun to explore the grounds without being rushed through. It's akin to stepping back in time.

The White House is a property owned by the National Park Service and is a part of the President’s Park; it was ranked the 2nd favorite America’s Architecture as listed by the American Institute of Architects. Hence, touring the White House requires some advanced planning. Your group needs to submit a request to a member of Congress and it needs to be done at least 3 months in advance. If you’re an International traveler, get in touch with your home country’s embassy in Washington D.C. to get permission to tour the iconic home.


Continue Reading the other 4 quirky fun facts about Washington D.C. on our website Bus Charter Washington DC. Read about the unbelievable things found on an average day on the Metro, the second busiest subway in the country, or check out the swankiest wine bars in downtown Washington D.C.






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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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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
    www.sequoiadc.com
    Highlights: Sunday brunch buffet, wedding venue, and live jazz entertainment
  • Nick’s Riverside Grille
    3050 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 342-3535
    www.nicksriversidegrill.com
    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
    www.wearefoundingfarmers.com 
    Highlights: authentic recipes, farm-to-table feel, classic and chic atmosphere
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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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