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5 Awesome Destinations You Should Visit by Bus

By Buffalo, Bus Travel, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Florida, Jacksonville, Nevada, New York, Reno, Virgina Beach, Virginia

Aside from its budget-friendliness, one of the many advantages of bus travel is being immersed in the landscape on your way to your destination. While many major metropolitan areas offer endless opportunity for indoor activities, they’re often secluded from the wonders of nature. Fortunately, you can experience the best of both worlds by choosing a slightly smaller location for your vacation. Here are five amazing cities that offer plenty of exciting activities as well as fantastic scenic journeys along the way.

1. Jacksonville, FL

Florida is full of amazing travel destinations, but none of them are quite as unique as Jacksonville, or ‘Jax’, as the locals refer to it. Located in the northeastern part of the state, the city offers a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere that allows visitors to immerse themselves into the culture and feel like an insider from day one. From tasting local cuisine to sunbathing beachside, you’ll never want to leave.

While it’s known for its relaxed ambiance, Jacksonville is full of fun adventures for individuals of every age. Nature enthusiasts are sure to fall in love with the multitude of outdoor activities, including 80,000 acres of parks as well as hiking and bird watching trails. There’s also a host of arts and culture features, like live music and art exhibitions.

2. Virginia Beach, VA

Another awesome place to visit by bus is Virginia Beach. This mid-sized, East Coast city offers a rich history that’s ingrained in the local culture, which translates to an abundance of beautifully preserved historical sites. The city also serves year-round tourism, so you can plan a vacation to Virginia Beach around your busy schedule regardless of the season.

For your first bus trip to Virginia Beach, the three-mile boardwalk is a must-see, but don’t forget to peruse the ViBe Creative District to see some of the city’s greatest artists in action. There’s also ample fishing opportunities for novice and expert anglers alike. Not to mention, there’s a massive local food and drinks culture that boasts top-notch culinary techniques and unique wine and beer selections.

3. Colorado Springs, CO

The pristine landscape is one of the many reasons that Colorado bus travel is so popular, but if you want to bypass the hustle-and-bustle of Denver, place Colorado Springs at the top of your must-see list. This destination offers some of the most magical natural features in the country, including the Garden of the Gods park, which is open all year. It also features over 20 local breweries, many of which offer tours and tastings on a daily basis. Whether you’re riding solo or planning a group trip, there are endless possibilities for fun in Colorado Springs.

4. Reno, NV

While it’s often overshadowed by its big brother, Las Vegas, Reno, NV, deserves a place on everyone’s bus travel bucket list. There’s no better way to visit “The Biggest Little City in the World” than by bus. Its diverse landscape, which is a combination of high desert, mountains, and wetlands, can only truly be appreciated from the ground.

Like Las Vegas, Reno offers an abundance of entertainment options with its wide selection of casinos and hotels. Yet, its close proximity to the Sierra Nevada mountain range and Lake Tahoe also offers a variety of outdoor adventures, from horseback riding and rock climbing to snowboarding and biking. Such a diversity of recreational activities makes Reno a superb destination any time of the year.

5. Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY, offers the perfect mix of old and new with its collection of historic buildings nestled alongside its modern eateries. From day to night, there are plenty of things to do in town or on the Lake Erie shoreline. It’s also located a short trip away from one of the most popular tourist spots in the nation — New York City. Plan a stop on your itinerary to the Big Apple to catch a show or see some sites on the way to the relaxing and calm atmosphere of your primary destination. Buffalo’s convenient location also means you can book bus tickets to Buffalo from anywhere in the U.S. at great rates.

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Bus Trip to Buffalo, NY: What You’ll Find to “Buffalove”

By Buffalo, Bus Travel, New York

Buffalonians have heard all of your jokes before: the never-ending snow, the four Super Bowl losses, the hockey team that can’t catch a break. However, Buffalo is getting the last laugh now, as this emerging city on Lake Erie’s shoreline is going through a renaissance. Affordable housing, a young and thriving arts and music scene, and its proximity to Canada have made this once-declining Rust Belt city an attractive option to both live in and visit. Don’t be surprised if your friends are shocked at first when you tell them that your taking a bus trip to Buffalo. However, what your friends don’t know is that this city’s hidden secrets make it the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Here’s what you’ll find to “Buffalove” during your bus trip:

Museums and Architecture

Did you know that famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright has more than one building in the Western New York area? You can visit the Darwin Martin House, which is located in Buffalo’s Parkside neighborhood and known for being one of the crown jewels of Wright’s portfolio. Schedule a tour of the interior for a world-class lesson on architecture and design. His sprawling Graycliff Manor, perched above the shores of Lake Erie about 20 minutes away from the downtown corridor, will make you wish you were alive during its heyday to host a supper party on the expansive grounds.

Buffalo is also host to a world-class art museum: the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which houses both modern and contemporary art. Museum curation rotates regularly and has hosted exhibits featuring Monet, Modigliani, Takashi Murakami, Jackson Pollock and Frida Kahlo. When you’re done touring the gallery, make sure you step out back to enjoy Hoyt Lake and its perfectly manicured Japanese gardens.

Food

Everyone knows Buffalo’s claim to culinary fame is its wings. You can hit the original Anchor Bar, where Frank and Teressa Bellissimo’s creation sparked a worldwide wing frenzy. However, any local worth their sauce knows that the best wings are found in local pubs and dive bars such as Kelly’s KornerThe Nine-Eleven Tavern or Gabriel’s Gate. Get ’em hot and extra crispy, and don’t you dare order ranch for dipping.

Juxtaposed with corner bar food is a thriving local food scene that is home to several chefs who have been featured at the James Beard House in New York City. Chefs Steve and Ellen Gedra, of Black Sheep, pride themselves on using locally sourced animals, cheese and vegetables to create dishes that utilize every part of their products. Don’t forget to order Ellen’s legendary sticky toffee pudding for dessert. When you’re finished, head across the street to Steve’s sister’s joint, Lait Cru Brasserie. You can also visit the thoughtfully curated Nickel City Cheese and Mercantile, which is housed on the same floor as the restaurant and features a French bistro-inspired menu.

You’ll never look at Mexican food quite the same after sampling Victor Parra-Gonzalez’s menu at Las Puertas. A classically trained French chef, Gonzalez takes the flavors and ingredients of his native Mexico and prepares them with unrivaled finesse. You’ll look at your plate and find it hard to believe you’re sitting in a cozy restaurant on the West Side of Buffalo, New York and not a 5-star Michelin restaurant.

Music

The music scene in Buffalo is active and thriving, so you can’t miss a chance to catch a show at The Town Ballroom. Once a supper club in the 1940s that housed the likes of Al Capone and Frank Sinatra, the vintage architecture hosts some of modern music’s hottest acts.

If you’re lucky enough to take your bus trip to Buffalo during the summer months, you’ll find that the city comes alive with sunshine and outdoor concerts. Check out Canalside, a newly refurbished portion of the city’s waterfront that hosts diverse acts, to catch some rays and enjoy the feeling of an outdoor live event.

Buffalo’s Colored Musicians Club celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017 of housing jazz and blues acts from all over the globe. A true haven for music lovers, their legendary Sunday night jam sessions encourage anyone to with a passion for playing to join seasoned musicians on stage.

The Arts

Located near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo hosts one of the country’s longest-running productions of Shakespeare in the Park. Pack a picnic from some gourmet snacks and drinks (local Big Ditch Brewing Company is a winner) you grabbed at local grocery gem Wegmans, and enjoy a free, world-class production.

Sports

You are probably familiar with the Bills and the Sabers, but did you know that soccer is also big in the Queen City? During your bus trip to Buffalo, drop over to All-High Stadium to catch NPSL’s FC Buffalo take a match on the pitch “for our city.” You’ll have a blast in the stands with fervent fans who have their own chants and songs for their hometown team. When the match is over, head to Mes Que, the city’s only soccer-centric pub.

The best part about your bus trip to Buffalo? You’ll fall in love with the city’s charm and the kindness of the people you’ll encounter. Sitting alone at the bar eating wings? Not for long. Soon you’ll have a new friend sitting next to you, wanting to give you their best recommendations in the city. You can even tell your bad Buffalo jokes, and they’ll smile — because they’re in on the secret that their city is actually wonderful.

 

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