Monday, December 30, 2013

Please Touch Museum for Kids

Always having to scold your kids for blatantly touching anything within their reach? Well, this time, instead of scolding, you can actually encourage your kids to touch as much as they want. At Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall in the Centennial District of Philadelphia, your kids can learn a lot of things through interactive exhibits and special events that are aimed for children aged seven and below. So, plan your next holiday to take your little ones to Philadelphia in a charter bus and make sure you head over to this unique museum for kids.

Interactive Exhibits at the Museum

The exhibits at Please Touch Museum are catered specially for children and hence, they definitely would love visiting this place. 
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Great Place, Great Game, Unforgettable Food - Citizen’s Bank Park

You don’t have to be a fan of baseball or outdoors in order to enjoy bringing your kids and family members to Citizen’s Bank Park for a game. In fact, when you bring them over to the park to catch the game, there are many other historically-significant landmarks located within a stone’s throw away from the park. Citizen’s Bank Park is also fondly referred to as ‘The Bank’.
You will soon see what we mean when we say that all seats at the park are good seats. It has been designed to ensure that everyone gets to see a piece of the action down below on the field. When you come for one of the games, right there, from your seats, there is a great view of Philadelphia skyline which is awesome whether it is a day game or a night one.
There is real history right here and we are talking about the likes of Olde Street, Liberty Bell and Independence Hall...stuff that you should let your kids see and learn about at least once in their lifetimes. There is no better way to get them to learn, first hand, about these historical sites, than during your bus company Philadelphia charter bus trip.
Of course, we must get a word in that the park’s got great food to go along with the exciting games and fab drinks! You can’t get any better than Chickie’s and Pete’s famous crab fries. Whether the Phillies are winning or losing their game, there is electric in the air and you can’t help being swept up by the enthusiastic crowd.
‘I fell in love with Camden Yards in Baltimore, honestly speaking and thought nothing about Citizen’s Bank Park. Camden Yards was for me because they have got a bigger selection of food and the crowd is crazy too but I caught one of Phillies’ games recently and I must say, despite the want of choices in terms of food is concerned, I love everything about games at The Banks,’ gushes Linda, who would not hesitate to come back to The Bank for another fantastic time.
Although there isn’t a bad seat at the park, we reckon that the seats on the outfield are much better choices simply because fans can get over-excited and rowdy. If you have kids with you, getting an outfield seat could be your best bet.
And of course, if you are coming in with a group of friends, try giving us a call for a quick quote on our bus company Philadelphia charter bus rental services and packages. We are sure that with our extensive network, we have the perfect one just for you.

Monday, September 23, 2013

An Enriching Experience Visiting Philadelphia’s Fireman’s Hall Museum

There is nothing more fascinating than learning more about how people who dedicate their life to saving lives at the Fireman’s Hall Museum in the heart of Philadelphia. Strategically located in the center of Old City district, the museum’s building in itself is an astounding sight to behold. It is also one of Philadelphia’s most endearing premier fire museums, therefore, when you are here in Philadelphia for a charter bus vacation, gathering, meeting, getaway, weekend holiday or tour, be sure to include this charming museum into your list must-see places.
You will get to educate yourself about some of the country’s most heroic and historical moments that had occurred throughout the timeline of the museum’s exhibits. They will tell you an in depth story about the past and present of fire fighting not just in the form of exhibits but the museum organizes regular programs and award ceremonies which celebrates some of life’s finer life-saving moments.
Fireman’s Hall Museum is owned by the city of Philadelphia and run by a group supported by the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation.
The main focus for this Philadelphia charter bus tourist attraction is to preserve important items and artifacts related to firefighting to educate the public about what goes on behind the scene. There is really more than meets the eye and the depth goes beyond merely the bright uniforms and loud fire engines. It may sometimes not occur to people but firefighting remains to be a very dedicated, inspiring and awfully motivating vocation in the world. During the visit, one will also get the chance to learn the important task of preventing fire....something you will really appreciate once your Philadelphia charter bus trip is over.
Entrance to the museum is absolutely free of charge so, there is no worry about exorbitant admission fees. The firemen who run the museum are actual, active firemen who continues to be on duty whenever there is crisis so, feel free to ask them questions that you have always been dying to know about real-life firefighting.
Benjamin Franklin, as we all know it, is the father of firefighting so, there is a small dedication to him and is work but ultimately, this museum features (very well) and is a dedication to Philadelphia Fire Department. As it is free to enter the museum and explore the exhibits, donations towards the upkeep and maintenance of this tourist attraction is strongly encouraged. It takes money and effort to upkeep the place and if you DO leave a small contribution, it will be of much help.
We hope you will make some time to visit soon and we look forward to serving you with our Philadelphia charter bus rental services soon.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia

The Arden Theatre Company that is located on 40 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia is a location where most rented Philadelphia bus drivers would easily find; produces great plays for the enjoyment of kids and adults alike. Some of their greatly produced shows are Frog and Toad, Alice in Wonderland (with a circus twist to it!) amongst others. So, if you are interested in watching quality performances, the Arden Theatre is a place that you should check out – bring your friends, bring your family, bring your neighbors and have a wonderful evening sitting through one of their magnificent shows!

For those who have been to many of such performances, it is not a wonder if they have a certain standard or expectation from each and every other theatres that they would visit or go to. With the Arden Theatre Company, you can be sure that they produce one of the top, if not the best performances in town. Not only that, they also offer acting classes and workshops for kids in their top of the class facilities. If your own kids are interested in such classes or workshops and you also have a group of friends whose kids are into such theatrical acting, why not sign all of them up for the acting classes and workshops offered by the Arden Theatre Company? Sending them for the classes will not pose to be a problem when you engage the service of a Philadelphia bus rental company.

Another plus point about the Arden Theatre Company is that they also tie up with local dining establishments for discounts for their guests. With such discounts, guests arriving in the rented Philadelphia buses would not have trouble finding a good spot to dine before show time. You can always choose to eat before or after the show that you are supposed to be watching. Even if you may get a little hungry during the show, there is nothing to worry, as during the intermission of the shows, they have a concession stand that is filled with all sorts of baked food and such, not just the usual kind of food that you would usually find in other theaters such candy bars, sodas and bottled waters.

If you have a whole day to spare before your show time, you may even want to think about going there early and explore the nearby neighborhood – the Elfreth’s Alley and Christ’s Church are nearby and are said to be worth a trip to visit, and since you have the Philadelphia rented bus driver to take you around, it wouldn’t be such as a bad idea after all.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Please Touch Museum

Kids are very intuitive. They like to explore and touch things surrounding them and that is how they learn as they grow. However, not many places of interests would allow children (even adults too!) to touch their exhibits. But, if you are planning a trip to Philadelphia with your family, you should rent one of our buses and bring everyone to the “Please Touch Museum” at 4231 Ave of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131 (Fairmount Park) for a visit. We assure you that just as the name suggests, everything in this museum is “touchable” – yes, the exhibits and displays in Please Touch Museum is meant for visitors to touch while learning and exploring at the same time.

Travel in one of our Philadelphia rental bus and you will realize that our bus drivers are very friendly and punctual. The Please Touch Museum is a children and science museum rolled into one. It is a unique kind of museum where children and adults have vast opportunities to literally “put their hands into everything” that is on display to learn and explore together. Open from Mondays to Saturdays from 9am till 5pm and Sundays from 11am till 5pm, this is definitely a great place for family outings!

The museum has so much for the kids to explore that wearing comfortable walking shoes is very much recommended – many parents have commented that they spent most of their time running after their kids who are so thrilled with the exhibitions and can’t help themselves but to run from one to another to “play”. If we could describe the Please Touch Museum in a few words, it would be – creative, educational and FUN! Many Philadelphians would agree to this as well.

If you are traveling in one of our buses, you may want to consider packing your own lunch for the trip, unless you don’t mind eating at one of the restaurants in the museum or have our bus driver drop you off for food at one of the nearby restaurants. Bringing your own lunch would mean less hassle of having to queue up to buy food when the kids are hungry. You could always use the extra cash for purchases at the Please Touch Museum Store – where they have toys that are educational, children’s books, games, puzzles, gifts and other souvenirs that your kids would love to have.

It would generally take up about 2 to 4 hours for a trip to the Please Touch Museum, but there is no need for you to hurry and finish the trip. Take your time and allow your kids to explore as much as they want before you coax them to climb aboard the Philadelphia rented bus to go home. A happy kid makes the ride home so much more peaceful, right?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Visiting the Liberty Bell

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is home to a number of sites of historic importance to the United States, including the Liberty Bell. Officially the bell of the Pennsylvania State House, it rang on important occasions, including the public reading of the Declaration of Independence. While the bell was created in 1753, it wasn't until over 90 years later in 1846 that the famous crack began to appear. As of 2011, the Liberty Bell is housed at Independence National Historic Park, run by the National Park Service, in the heart of the city's downtown. Plan a visit to Philadelphia with the services of a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Company Philadelphia.
Plan your transportation to the Liberty Bell Center at 526 Market St. Park at the Independence Visitor Center at Arch and Market streets. The underground garage provides an alternative to on-street parking, which often is hard to find. Choose public transportation to avoid parking charges. Take the Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) regional rail line to the Market-East Station and walk several blocks to the park. Public buses and taxicabs offer other transportation options, use a charter bus from Bus Company Philadelphia as an alternative.
Visit the Liberty Bell between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The site closes at 5 p.m., and is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. No admission fee or ticket is necessary. Utilize the restroom at the Independence Visitor Center, on the park's grounds, since there are no facilities at the Liberty Bell Center. The visitor center also houses a cafe, gift shop, educational displays about Philadelphia's history, wireless Internet access and free maps of the area. Take advantage of the services of the friendly staff at Bus Company Philadelphia to help plan your stay in the city.
When visiting the Liberty Bell Center, bring only small bags to speed up the screening process, which is required of all visitors. The center houses the bell, along with exhibits in video, written and pictorial form, that chronicle its history and significance. Charter bus visitors can view the bell in its location in a large, glass-enclosed chamber, which faces Independence Hall. Visitors walk into the chamber and can stand within a few feet of the Liberty Bell.
Charter bus visitors can visit the other sites of the park, such as Independence Hall or the National Constitution Center. The National Parks Service offers free ranger-led tours of the Liberty Bell Center and major sites within the park. Make advance reservations for Independence Hall from March through December. Admission is free. The National Constitution Center charges an admission fee. Independence Hall, considered the birthplace of the United States, is where legislators, such as Thomas Jefferson, signed the Declaration of Independence. At the National Constitution Center, you can learn about the impact this important document has on present-day life.
Historic Philadelphia has something for everyone on a charter bus visit. GIve Bus Company Philadelphia a call and let them help you organize all your charter bus transport needs.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dining out in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s connection with dining goes back centuries, and during the spring and summer months, outdoor dining is all the rage. With all the historic architecture to be found in Philadelphia, dining al fresco is indeed a good option, and there is no better way of getting around to your dining destinations than with a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus rented from Bus Company Philadelphia. Travel around in style and comfort in your fully equipped rental bus as your head into Philadelphia for a tour of it’s best outdoor dining destinations.
Parc at Park Rittenhouse is Stephen’s Starr’s take on the brasseries of Paris, right down to the aproned waiters. During fine weather, the outside tables are in high demand to those who wish to see and be seen. The menu features French classics such as warm croissants, escargots, bouillabaisse and towering plateaus de fruits de mer which is complemented by an extensive wine list of predominantly French and American wines. Rental bus diners should take note of the French onion soup, which is rich and cheesy, and the strong, dense flavor of raclette make’s Parc’s cheeseburger worth ordering.
Rental bus visitors will like El Vez, with its fantastical Mexican decor, including a gold plated low rider and guacamole at your tableside. The music here is loud, and the crowd is young and good looking. Menu offerings are traditionally Mexican, including sweet corn soup with huitlacoche, cactus and crab salad, tacos of mahi mahi, duck confit flautas and a fresh selection of ceviches. The slow-roasted pork tacos spiked with jalapeƱos are a must try for rental bus visitors. Outside dining is great at El Vez during warmer months, where the hip and happening crowd parties the night away.
The City Tavern has a history going back to 1774, when it was visited by John Adams. Today, owner Walter Staib serves rental bus diners with authentic and updated classic Colonial cuisine at the restored Tavern. Located in the most historic square mile in all of America, in the Independence National Historical Park, the City Tavern offers rental bus diners a quintessential Colonial dining experience, with rooms lit by candlelight, staff dressed in Colonial costume and tables set with pewterware. Try the West Indies pepper pot soup, medallions of veal or a tavern lobster pot pie. For as close to a Colonial dining experience as our American founding fathers had, take your rental bus over to the City Tavern for that historical Philadelphia feel.
If you are in Philadelphia, and wish to arrange a dining tour of this historic American city, give Bus Company Philadelphia a call to find out how they can help you arrange your transport needs with a selection from their fleet of fully equipped rental bus and friendly, personalized service.