Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Great Lakes Science Center

If you are looking for a place to visit that has interactive exhibits during your travel to Cleveland, then head to the Great Lakes Science Center, a museum and educational facility in downtown Cleveland. This museum features many interactive attractions that helps charter bus visitors understand sciencetechnology, and their interdependence with the environment.
Opened in July 1996, the Great Lakes Science Center exhibits are focused on three main areas, which are the Great Lakes environment, technology, and science phenomenon. On top of these amazing permanent and traveling exhibits, rental bus visitors can also find meeting spaces, a restaurant, and an Omnimax theater.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Exploring The Untouched Rocky River Trails and Nature Center

Rocky River may be a small town and the river is also a relatively short one that liesbetween Cleveland and Lakewood in Ohio but the reservation is active and gorgeous all year round. Nature will inspire and motivate you with the flora and fauna found at thereservation center around the river. Rocky River was named as a top place for trouts fishing and has been featured quite prominently in a popular nature-themed program on ESPN.

A surprising treat for locals who want to get active and in touch with nature

Despite the fact that many people know of its existence, the sad truth of the matter is that a lot of people, including Cleveland locals, take the river for granted. Our Cleveland bus charters customers are often surprised when they do eventually take a bus ride to the nature center. There are well-maintained trails suitable for joggingrunningcyclingand bikingPaved trails have been marked for visitors who just want to have a relaxing walk with their loved ones.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cleveland's Unique Cultural Gardens

The first cultural garden that we heard about was the Italian Garden which generated quite a big news with some of our bus charters Cleveland customers and visitors because most, as they readily admitted, have never stepped foot into Italy or parts of Europe. They genuinely wanted to see what an Italian garden is like so, we spun out a quick trip to Cleveland’s Cultural Garden.

What is the cultural garden all about?

Located at 990 East Boulevard in Rockefeller Park, Cleveland, the Italian Garden, as we have discovered, is a part of a huge park. The landscape is definitely something you want to come explore for yourself. The community is dedicated to preserving this living entity which continues to grow over time.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Cleveland for Shopaholics

We know how Los Angeles, New York, Atlantic City, San Diego and Miami are meccas for shopaholics but don’t make the mistake about having nowhere to splurge in Cleveland. We may not have the best malls, the biggest shopping districts or being named as a fashion capital of the country, we DO have some of the best quaint finds in this corner of the country. In fact, bus charters Cleveland customers who are self-proclaimed shopaholics with deep pockets said that they had a better time shopping in some Cleveland shopping hotspots than in most other major cities in the country. First off, there isn’t such a large crowd to contend with. Secondly, the cost of stuff here is significantly lower. And thirdly, these things are so unique and special that you cannot possibly find it anywhere else...even if you had the money for it!

Shopping for gifts, souvenirs and specialty items
We do not know the story behind the name but Salty and Sweet which is located on 2074, W 25th Street Cleveland in Ohio City, but they DO have some of the sweetest and cutest things on offer. ‘The stuff there is really contrary to the name of the shop....the things are so sweet that it quite literally gave a toothache right there,’ laughs Amy, one of our fortunate charter bus Cleveland customers who went there on a whim. The things you will find here are greeting cards (says who greeting cards are dead - they are THE BEST GIFT), handmade items, cute baby presents, soaps, candles (things that can double up as souvenirs for the people who couldn’t make it for the trip back home) and loads of other goodies.

A mall with history
Known as one of Cleveland’s most popular landmarks, shopaholics who are serious about their shopping should not miss the chance to make a quick stopover at Cleveland Arcade. It remains to be the first and finest architectural wonder of its kind in Cleveland. In fact, Cleveland Arcade was the first large-scale shopping mall in the country. The mall is open for thralling everyday from 10am till 6pm in general, but each of the retail outlet may have their own opening hours. If you are keen to see what you can find at Cleveland Arcade, the address is 401, Euclid Avenue in Gateway District. And the truth is that, even if you are not there for the shopping, coming in to see the building all lit up is a spectacular experience in itself. Not to be missed.

Doing it the local way
For something less upscale and touristy, try hitting Steelyard Commons at 3447, Steelyard Drive in Tremont where you will see more locals and fewer tourists. Suffice to say that Steelyard is another historical site because much of Cleveland’s growth and history digs deep into the steelmaking industry so, here is where you will get a taste of the locals.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Steamship William G. Mather

While it is not an everyday affair that one would be able to climb aboard a historical ship that has been restored and learn about the past of its history, it sure would be an interesting thing to do with your friends whenever time permits. Therefore, a visit to the Steamship William G. Mather is possibly one of the out of ordinary kind of trips that you can plan with your friends. In addition to that, if you have never booked or chartered a Cleveland bus in the past for any of your trips, why not make it “extra” out of the ordinary with your friends with this trip to visit the steamship that is currently at 1001 E Ninth St Pier, North Coast Harbor Park, Cleveland?

The Steamship William G. Mather is a restored 1925 Great Lakes bulk freighter that now also plays the role of a floating maritime museum, ever ready to welcome visitors from near and afar to climb aboard it. The steamship is open to the public for visits during the months of May, September and October (on weekends only – from 11am until 5pm) and in the months of June, July, and August, they are open from Tuesdays through Sundays (from 11am until 5pm). However, the opening dates and times are subject to change, so it is always good to check their website first before you place your booking for a Cleveland charter bus to bring you and your friends to visit. Surely you wouldn’t want to turn up at the entrance of the steamship only to be turned away because it is closed due to unexpected reasons. Even if you do have other places to visit after you have toured the Steamship William G. Mather, it would still somehow, in one way or another, dampen the mood among you and your friends if you are not able to visit the steamship.

As soon as you and your friends get off the charter bus, you would proceed to make your way to purchase the tickets to enter the steamship. Upon entering, you will see a movie being played that tells of the shipping world of the Great Lakes during the early and mid 1900s, as well as interviews on some of the crew members of the steamship back then. If you happen to catch the video while it is being played halfway already, don’t worry – you can always wait for it to be repeated and watch the whole thing. After that, you can take a look of what’s inside the ship – the engine room, the crew’s and captain’s quarters, plus the guests’ staterooms and lounges. Photography is allowed, so be sure to have your cameras ready all the time.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

It’s never too early for a Christmas story

Christmas is a very special time of the year. It’s the time of the year where the spirit of giving is most evident, but you don’t have to wait until Christmas time to plan a trip to the “A Christmas Story House” at 3159 W 11th St, Cleveland. Any time is indeed a good time to make a trip there in a Cleveland charter bus – but don’t go alone, it will be much more fun if you bring along your wife and kids. In fact, if you enjoy going on trips in groups, you may also want to consider inviting your friends of the family to come along too. And if you happen to be a fan of the movie, you will definitely enjoy this trip.

A Christmas Story House is now fully restored to its glory of how it was during the production of the movie, and right across from it is the official A Christmas Story House Museum. Hence, when you make your plan for a trip to check out the Christmas Story House with your family and friends, you are actually killing two birds with a stone; as you can also go across the street after you are done touring the Christmas Story House and visit the museum to see the displays of the original props, decos, costumes and souvenirs of the film itself. From August 1st onwards, they are open 7 days a week. Their usual hours of operation are from Thursdays to Saturdays, from 10am till 5pm and on Sundays, they are open from 12noon till 5pm and are closed on Mondays to Wednesdays as well as on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and major holidays.

The tours at A Christmas Story House runs every half an hour, with the first tour starting at 10:15am (it’s at 12:15pm on Sundays), with the last tour at 4:30pm. When you and your entourage arrive at A Christmas Story House, you will be glad that you have chartered a bus for the trip because if you have driven there yourselves, finding a parking spot could be a little tricky for everyone. First stop upon arriving at the grounds of A Christmas Story House will be at the gift shop, where you will need to purchase your tickets for the tour and you can either browse through the items that are for sale at the gift shop then or return later after you are through with the tour. One of the famous items on sale at the gift shop is the leg lamps. Photography is allowed, so don’t forget to bring your camera!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lake views in Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio, lies along the banks of the Cuyahoga River and on the southeastern shore of Lake Erie. Though the metropolitan area extends many miles inland, the lakeshore is a natural attraction for charter bus visitors and residents alike. Many of Cleveland’s finest hotels have chosen to take advantage of this highly desirable lakeside location, including the InterContinental Hotel, the Ritz-Carlton and the Doubletree, where you can stay when you make a charter bus visit to Cleveland with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charters Cleveland.

Located on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic, just a short Cleveland charter bus rideaway from Lakefront State Park, the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland enjoys a four-diamond rating from the AAA. The hotel consists of 299 guest rooms and suites on 15 floors. The hotel's amenities include high-speed Internet and wireless data connections, a fitness center with a spa and sauna, two restaurants and a cocktail lounge. For business travelers, the hotel features conference facilities and a business center, and also provides copying and courier services.

Cleveland's Ritz-Carlton is a AAA four-diamond hotel located just steps from Lake Erie. Geared for the charter bus business traveler, the hotel’s 206 rooms feature marble baths, large work desks, multi line telephones, wireless high-speed Internet, and views of the lake, downtown Cleveland and the Cuyahoga River. Amenities at the Ritz-Carlton include a 24-hour fitness center, business center, indoor swimming pool, on-site restaurant and lounge. For business functions, the hotel also offers more than 19,000 square feet of meeting and function space.

The DoubleTree Hotel Cleveland Downtown-Lakeside is an 18-story hotel located a short walk from Lake Erie and other downtown attractions, including the Great Lakes Science Center and Cleveland Browns Stadium. This moderately priced hotel, which was renovated recently and is popular with charter bus visitors, includes an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, bar and lounge, as well as a business center and meeting rooms with audiovisual services available. All of the Doubletree’s 379 guest rooms include 32-inch flat panel televisions and high-speed Internet.

Travelodge Cleveland Lakewood is a family owned and operated hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Lakewood, home to a number of luxury condominiums. It is right by Lake Erie on Edgewater Drive, about eight miles by charter bus from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. It is also five minutes from downtown Cleveland, providing easy access to such attractions as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Terminal Tower skyscraper, International Exposition Center and Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra. Guest amenities include free high-speed Internet and local calls, cable TVs, kitchenettes, coffee makers and safety deposit boxes.

Charter bus visitors to Cleveland wanting a place to stay with a view of Lake Erie should give Bus Charters Cleveland a call today to organize their charter bus Trip. Bus Charters Cleveland has a selection of fully equipped charter buses, and their friendly and efficient service will make your stay in Cleveland fuss free and enjoyable.