Top 10 Places to Take A Charter Bus Trip This Spring

There are so many places to see in these beautiful United States. Let our courteous drivers and luxurious charter buses take you to see the sights in comfort and safety. Get your favorite group together and explore all this country has to offer.

Here are some of our favorite trips:


10) Taos & Santa Fe, New Mexico

All of New Mexico is pretty, but this area has a lot of historical places to visit. One of the oldest communities in America is the Taos Pueblo compound.  The people here have lived in the adobe buildings for over 1000 years. You can take guided tours of the community and visit nearby museums like the Millicent Rogers museum. The surrounding deserts and orchards will give you plenty of photo opportunities.


9) Lousiana Great River Road

This 70-mile winding road goes between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. You’ll see Civil War era homes, including antebellum plantation houses and retired sugar plantations. A few places that are highlights of the area include the Houmas House, Oak Alley, and the San Francisco Plantation. You’ll be able to see the stark contrast between the ornate plantation manors and the rows of slave quarters. It’s an interesting part of our history that was almost lost to industrial development and a weak economy.


8) Washington, DC

Everyone knows about the beautiful cherry blossoms that occur in Washington, DC during the spring, but there are many events that occur throughout the season. If you’re a baseball fan, you can catch a Washington Nationals game at Nationals Park as they start their quest for a World Series title. If you are looking for a festival full of food and vendors, stop by the Cherry Blast! on April 14th. This cultural event will wash over you with Japanese culture. Maybe your group is made up of film fanatics. If that is the case, you should make Filmfest DC a destination. From April 20-30, this international film festival will show over 60 independent and foreign films ranging the gamut of genres.



7) Sanibel Island, FL

With everything from waterfront resorts to small inns, Sanibel Island is a great place for some rest and relaxation. Soak up the sun or take a bike or Segway ride along the 15 miles of beach. You can also shop at unique shops and galleries for souvenirs and gifts you can’t get anywhere else. If you’d like to get off the land, take a boating tour where you can glide alongside dolphins and witness beautiful sunsets or go paddleboarding or kayaking. Sanibel Island is a great place to unwind and recharge your batteries.



6) Quad Cities, IL & IA

Straddling the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities is made up Rock Island and Moline in Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, with many smaller communities surrounding the area. There are many unique things to do in the area. Home of John Deere, you can visit the John Deere Historic Site, the John Deere Pavilion, or a tour of the Harvester Works or the Deere and Company World Headquarters. If you’d like to see the river, you can book a tour on the Celebration Belle, one of the largest riverboats on the upper Mississippi. If you’d like something smaller, you can take a trip on the Channel Cat Water Taxi. The area also boasts Modern Woodman Park, home of the River Bandits, the top minor-league stadium according to USA Today.


5) Charleston, SC

This quaint Southern city is full of things to see and do while giving you plenty of chances to relax and unwind. You can take a walking tour about the pirate history of the area or visit the South Carolina Aquarium, where you can touch sharks and rays. One of the favorite tours of the area is the Charleston Food Tour. You can visit with chefs and stop into specialty shops while dining on delicious Charleston delicacies. If you’re interested in maritime history, the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is a must-see.


4) Ohio Amish Country, OH

There is no need to travel all the way across the country to give your group a nice trip. The Amish Country in Ohio is a quiet and simple place to explore, shop, and dine. Take in a show at the Amish Country Theater. This 325 seat theater showcases family-friendly variety shows. For something different, you can shop at Coblentz Chocolates, Broad Run Cheesehouse, and Heini’s Cheese Chalet. The area is also popular for antique stores and homemade clothing, crafts, and other products.


3) Joshua Tree National Park, CA

This National Park is like no other place in the United States. This vast wilderness area is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, while the geologic features are unique and breathtaking. You can take free guided walks and programs with park rangers to learn more about the area, explore on your own with a hiking trip, or rock climbing expedition. Some popular spots in the Joshua Tree National Park include Keys View, Cottonwood Spring, Skull Rock, and Black Rock Canyon. Your group can camp in one of nine campgrounds located in the park.


2) Wisconsin Dells, WI

“The Waterpark Capital of the World” is how the Wisconsin Dells promotes itself, but there is much more to the area than great waterparks. The area is full of live entertainment and theaters, museums and zoos, golfing and gaming, and breweries and wineries. You can take scenic tours, get pampered at luxurious spas, go zip lining, or do some serious shopping. There are always events going on, from car shows to live music to the Taste of the Dells there is something for everyone.

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1) Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

It goes without saying that Chicago has many things to do and that includes the events happening at the Navy Pier. There are daily cruises throughout the year and 50 acres of shops, restaurants, exhibitions, and family attractions. Until May 14th, you can experience Once Upon A Castle, put on by Chicago Children’s Museum. Through July 30, 2017, you can be a part of “Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones“, an exhibit that includes a collection of their instruments, diaries, and clothes, in addition to a 3D concert experience.

tour bus, Fort Wayne

No matter where you decide to go in this great country of ours, let Excursions Trailways take you there in luxurious comfort and safety in our of our modern charter buses. We look forward to exploring the US with you and your group, contact us today to learn more about our group trips from Ohio and Indiana.