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.