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.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ohio for the charter bus tourist

Ohio, the “Buckeye State”, features a host of famous tourist attractions within its borders, catering to visitors ranging from families to travelers seeking cultural excursions within Ohio's greatest cities. To get in and around Ohio, charter a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, private bus, passenger coach or school bus from Bus Charters Cleveland. Travel around Ohio in style and comfort as you discover a plethora of enticing attractions, ranging from seasonal amusement parks to museums that are open year round.
Cleveland's Cedar Point amusement park is a perennial charter bus tourist favorite. Featuring 75 rides, which include 16 different roller coasters, the park caters to young visitors with its four separate kids' areas, and rides and attractions geared toward small children. Cedar Point also hosts the Soak City Waterpark and offers live entertainment throughout its season. The park is open daily from early May through Labor Day, then open on weekends throughout October.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum in Cleveland is a short charter bus ride away on its waterfront, and hosts over 150,000 square feet of exhibits, which include memorabilia such as Jimi Hendrix's Stratocaster guitar and a pair of Ray Charles' sunglasses. The Hall is dedicated to demonstrating rock's significance in society and culture and holds special events throughout the year. It also hosts four theaters, where charter bus tourists can see concert films for an additional charge.
Ohio offers more than 100 museums for charter bus tourists that fall into several categories, including art, historical and natural history museums. The Kennedy Museum of Art, for instance, is on the campus of Ohio University in Athens, and named in honor of Edwin and Ruth Kennedy, featuring exhibits of Native American textiles and jewelry. Charter bus tourists who are sports fans will find the Pro Football Hall of Fame of particular interest while visiting Canton, Ohio. The hall celebrates the accomplishments of football players who have made an impact on the sport's development and success.
Charter bus tourists who love animals should visit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. It is America's second-oldest zoo and welcomes over 1.2 million visitors every year. Its residents include over 500 animal species, which include white lions, manatees and polar bears, and 3,000 different plant species. The zoo also hosts the 4-D Theater, which presents 3-D films accompanied by tactile effects such as wind and mist within the auditorium.
For the charter bus tourist who love the great outdoors, Ohio has more than 174,000 acres of state parks and more than 1,100 miles of hiking trails. Charter bus visitors will find the state's birdwatching centers to be of particular interest, and wine connoisseurs have more than 100 wineries throughout the state to choose from. Ohio is also home to several professional sports teams, including the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, the NFL's Cleveland Browns and MLB's Cleveland Indians, at least one of which is competing at any given time.
For a great time touring Ohio, give Bus Charters Cleveland a call to find out how they can help you plan your charter bus trip with a selection from their fleet of fully equipped charter buses and friendly, personalized service.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Late nights in Cleveland

It’s always the case, after a late night out partying in Cleveland, moving around the city in the charter bus we chartered from Bus Charters Cleveland, that someone is going to invariably say, “I’m hungry, let’s eat!” Well, it’s easy enough to just take our charter bus and head around Cleveland to find somewhere to eat after hours. At least when we’re using a charter bus, we know that everyone will get to the right place at the same time, instead of lots of calls asking where everyone is.
One of our favorite places after a night out on a charter bus is at Bo Loong. This midtown Chinese restaurant specializes in dim sum. Bo Loong serves well-prepared food, nothing fancy, and at very reasonable prices. The taste of the food here is certainly authentic, according to my Asian friends, and they particularly like the steamed pork buns, black bean spare ribs and chicken feet. They also serve a variety of sweet and savory dumplings, buns and tarts. Bo Loong opens at lunch, and is open till late, which makes it ideal for those of us on the charter bus wanting a late night snack.
There are nights when we feel the need for something a little more sophisticated and European, so we take the charter bus over to L’Albatros in Cleveland Heights. This chic brasserie is located in a the setting of a rustic carriage house straight out of the 1800s, and serves French cuisine that tastes like it’s been brought straight in from Paris. There are lots of choices on the menu, such as onion soup gratinée, frisée aux lardons, escargot, cassoulet, skate wing and pied de cochon. Chef Zack Bruell also provides his interpretation of some classic French dishes like Hanger Steak and Frites with Bearnaise Sauce, Bouillabaise, and Duck Confit. The huge wine list features well over a 100 choices, making this an ideal place to end the night out on a charter bus.
Sometimes, you just know that after a night moving around Cleveland in a charter bus, you are going to want something to eat, and a fast food joint just won’t cut it, which is why we are grateful for My Friends Restaurant. Located right in the heart of Lakewood, Cleveland, My Friends Restaurant is open 24 hours daily since 1983, which makes it easy to pop by with the group in the charter bus anytime you feel hungry. We always like the warm, friendly atmosphere, and the basic menu that serves good comfort food. Breakfast all day round is available, which makes it great after those late night out in town.
For an easy time moving around Cleveland, charter a coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus from Bus Charters Cleveland. Bus Charters Cleveland’s fleet of charter vehicles will suit any size group, and they provide friendly, personalized service.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

How to spend and still enjoy Cleveland

Used up your holiday budget on buying Christmas presents for the family but still need to head home to Cleveland to be with the family for a short bus charter tour vacation and don’t know how you can manage? Well, worry not. When Christmas is around the corner, there’s always a way. Luckily for you, your journey home with Bus Charter Cleveland by bus charter or a smaller shuttle bus will save you some money.
Enjoying Cleveland doesn't have to be expensive. You’re spoilt for choice with the city’s beautiful parks, fascinating shops, and free days at museums. The Cleveland Orchestra, arguably the "Best Orchestra in the World," offers with several free community concerts throughout the year.
Take in the view of the sunset over Lake Erie from within the comfort of the bus charter vehicle at Cleveland's Edgewater State Park, on the city's near west side. Bundle up and hold on tight to a loved one as you watch the sun sink unobstructed into the horizon. If you prefer somewhere warmer, pick up free music and movies at the Cleveland Public Library where local area residents can loan out their choice from over 10 million books, tapes, DVDs, and CDs.
Bring the rented charter bus to see the elaborate stone monuments kept a generation of Italian stonecutters in business at the Lake View Cemetery, the final resting place for important Clevelanders, such as John D. Rockefeller, President James A. Garfield, and Carl B. Stokes (Cleveland's first black mayor). Don't forget to see the Garfield Monument and the Wade Chapel with its Tiffany window.
Visit the architectural gem that is the Cleveland Arcade. Built in 1890 to resemble the shopping arcades of Milan Italy, the arcade is just off of Public Square, between Euclid and Superior Avenues and boasts elaborate metalwork and intricate brass gargoyles look down from the top level. Chairs are even offered on the balconies for passersby to rest and marvel at the view.
Continue with the old gems and go antiquing. Tell the bus charter driver that you want to check out some of the interesting and diverse antique districts such as Lorain Avenue (between W.35th and W.45th Sts.) on Cleveland's west side for architectural antiques, such as leaded glass windows and old wooden doors; or explore Larchmere Avenue, near Shaker Square on the east side, for higher end china and glass items as well as
You might even add to your Christmas shopping haul after this, so book your bus charter rental package with us in Cleveland and journey in style with Bus Charter Cleveland as your ground transportation service provider and get home in time for the merry making.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cleveland Entices Visitors

If you want to find the right charter bus rental company in Cleveland and hoping to use the company for a long time, then it is time to consider the bus rental services offered by 
Bus Charter Cleveland if you have not already.
On top of being the leading bus charter company in Cleveland, we also are proud of the have the best team of people manning our sites and telephone lines. Our hope is to train up a team of people who are not only adept and prompt in picking up the lines and answering questions that our potential customers may have, we are gearing up towards providing never before seen level of commitment and customer service. Our aim is effective communication over the internet and the phones in an effort to enhance consumer experience.
Bus Charter Cleveland is the kind of company that places utmost importance on loyalty. The very reason why our focus is on our customers is because we are looking for long-term relationships with each and every single one of our customers. A one-off bus charter rental is not in our books. Therefore, we want top-notch service and quality experiences with our consumers.
On top of bringing you good service, obviously, we maintain a strong line-up of charter bus, party bus, coach bus, mini bus, school bus and many other types of corporate cars and luxury vehicles suitable for the likes any politician, celebrity and public figure. They may be suitable for royalty but they are made available for you too at an affordable price. Bus Charter Cleveland’s team of people has packaged our bus charter services in such a way that it is now possible to travel to every corner of Cleveland safely, affordably and comfortably.
One of the biggest headaches for people who are planning to travel would be the snarling traffic. It can be a big downer when you are short of time, with many other places to explore and you are stuck there in rush hour traffic jam. With our trained bus drivers who knows the roads like the back of their hands and sophisticated GPRS systems, Bus Charter Cleveland can get you to where you want to go in the shortest period of time because there shortcuts.
Therefore, Bus Charter Cleveland makes the perfect and natural choice for event planners, wedding organizers, schools, large corporations, small establishments, churches, sports organizations and many, many others.
To get in touch with Bus Charter Cleveland, all you need to do is to send us an email via our online enquiry form or speak to one of our customer service staff.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Must Visit Places in Cleveland with the family

Nothing brings a family together like a family vacation. When you’re headed to Cleveland with Bus Charters Cleveland you can be sure you’ll have lots of sights to see and lots of stories to bring home if you visit the place with a charter bus, party bus, mini bus or school bus with the little ones.
Visit ‘Nemo’ at Greater Cleveland Aquarium. With 40 tanks of all sizes are the home to a variety of marine life including colorful clownfish, piranhas and giant sand tiger sharks that will have you wondering what a different world exists just under the seas.
With the holiday season coming up, you might want to plan a trip in a party bus to the Christmas Story House and Museum where fans of the 1983 movie ‘A Christmas Story’ can tour Ralphie’s house. The place is filled with memorabilia from the movie. If you and your kids aren’t fans or haven’t seen the movie, you may just find yourself at the video rental store looking for it after visiting this amazing attraction.
If you didn’t know it already, Cleveland is home to PlayhouseSquare, the country’s largest performing arts centre outside of New York City and it is one of our party bus rental customers' favorite spots to visit during the holiday season. Their Children’s Theater Series is a winner and with family-friendly, affordable programming and a mission to engage and educate the community through enriching arts experiences, their 1,000 scheduled shows each year, filled with musical theater, dramatic plays, films, concerts and dance performances are just some of what you and your family can enjoy here.
Last but not least, there’s nothing like a going to Ball game in a comfortable, luxurious and spacious bus charter rental vehicle. Catch the Cleveland Indians at their best and yell “hey batter batter” at them on the field of dreams right at home on Progressive Field, or get Bus Charters Cleveland to send you over to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena and you’ll be bonding instantly with your young ones whilst cheering the night away.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Playhouse Square Center

Cleveland’s Playhouse Square Center is second to New York’s Lincoln Center in terms of size for theater complex in the United States. The theater is located on several locations in the city. Some of the locations were closed down in the late 1960s due to vandalism and fire but were quickly reopened in the 70s after renovation.
Today the Square houses 10 theaters, a Wyndham Hotel, Cleveland’s WCPN radio and WVIZ/PBS television station. Bus Charter Cleveland will be able to transport you here.
The theaters hosts a number of shows directed to the public of all ages. Some of the shows that will be featured this year are winner of the 2011 Tony® Awards Anything Goes, The Imaginary Invalid (play), Shiva Vishnu Temple presents Trendzz (Indian dance inspired by Bollywood music), a showcase by Cleveland’s Jazz Orchestra, Nickelodeon’s The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert and many more.
The theater also hosts several events unique to the Playhouse Center. One of these is the Cleveland Play House Play Date where adults are able to purchase a ticket to a Cleveland Play House production and turn it into a play date with their children. The children will be able to re-create the production the adults are watching in a “playhouse” where they will be taught by experienced teaching artists. At the end of the session, both adults and children will receive a kit to allow more fun playhouse activities at home.
Although there are parking spaces available nearby, it may be prudent to hire a limo bus to drive you and your guests to the theaters especially after its Fall Happy Hour specials.