Monday, March 17, 2014

Tour the John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park

A walk in the park is not just a mere stroll here at the John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park. Charter bus visitors would be surprise to see there is more to this park than just greenery and scenery. This riverfront park has just concluded its Phase 1 of renovation that features:
  • Schmidlapp Stage and Event Lawn
  • Walnut Street Steps and interactive fountain
  • Main Street interactive fountain
  • Black Brigade Monument
  • Cincinnati Bike and Visitor's Center
  • Moerlein Lager House
Located on 45 acres of land along downtown Cincinnati riverfront, this park will later extend from Great American Ballpark to Paul Brown Stadium, and flanking the Roebling Suspension Bridge once it has been fully completed.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Fascinating Festivals in Cincinnati

When it comes to traveling, the best part is being able to be on time for any festivals held at the destination. Festivals are fun, exciting and an experience to remember. Having said that, charter bus visitors should not miss the opportunity to attend some of these amazing festivals held in Cincinnati.

Cincy Cinco Latin Festival

If you have never experienced a Latino festival, then you should check the Cincy Cinco Latin Festival where you can sample authentic Latino art, music, food, costumes, dancing and more. A festival for rental bus visitors and their families to enjoy themselves, and learn about the culture of the Hispanic.
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Experience Cincinnati on a Hot Air Balloon

Every now and then, it is a good experience to look at things from another point of view. If you think you have already been to Cincinnati often enough to know its ground attractions, how about experiencing it from the sky? You can fly with Bella Balloons and view different areas of Cincinnati atop a hot air balloon.
The Cincinnati Hot Air Balloon Rides are usually launched from the Blue Ash Airport, Warren County Airport, Butler County Airport, or from numerous points within Mason, Deerfield Township, Lebanon, South Lebanon, West Chester, Monroe and Liberty Township. You can get there in your charter bus without any hassle. Don’t worry, it is safe to ride in them as Bella Balloons ensures that their pilots are all FAA Commercial approved, and all the vehicles are insured with a 100% safety record.
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Friday, October 11, 2013

The Best of Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

With hectic urban lives, one should take time to appreciate nature and the diversity of wildlife found on this land. Having said that, as part of the Cincinnati charter bus visiting group, you should take time to visit the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden as it is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. It first opened in 1875 with the Reptile House as the oldest zoo building in the United States.

Originally named as the Cincinnati Zoological Gardens, this zoo original animal collection consisted of eight monkeys, two Grizzly bears, three White-tailed deer, six raccoons, two elk, a buffalo, a Spotted hyena, a tiger, an American alligator, a circus elephant, and more than four hundred birds including a crow. Later on in 1878, the first sea lion was born in captivity and the zoo also acquired its first pair of giraffes.

Currently, many animals in the zoo hold records and one of them is the longest living alligator kept in captivity, which was until 70 years of age. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden was also the first zoo in the United States to exhibit an aye-aye, a Madagascar lemur. In addition, this zoo housed and bred bonobos, also known as pygmy chimpanzees, and is one of the only dozen in North America to accomplish this.

For those who might not know, the Cincinnati Zoo calls itself the greenest zoo in America. Recently, the zoo boasts of also having the greenest restaurant in the country with the establishment of Base Camp Café. This restaurant have been certified by the Green Restaurant Association with a whopping four stars, which is the highest rating from the association. Only 15 restaurants in the nation have managed to reached distinction and even so, none have acquired as many points as Base Camp Café had.

Just like the rest of the zoo, Base Camp Café gets a quarter of its power supply from a solar electricity array. The food served at the café is also made out of materials that can be composted together with food waste. In addition, there is a full recycling program in both the dining room and the kitchen. Even the food served are made of ingredients locally acquired through farming and rearing.

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden also holds a popular annual event called the PNC Festival of Lights. The zoo celebrates the holiday season with more than 2.5 million Christmas lights and over 100 light displays. On top of that, there are many interesting activities held in conjunction with this festival such as ice sculpture shows, meeting Santa and even a train ride around the zoo. You would want to take a Cincinnati charter bus to avoid traffic jam and lack of parking space during this event that should not be missed.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Full Throttle Indoor Karting

Looking for an exciting and fun time with your friends this weekend? Do you enjoy karting with them? If your answer is a resounding “yes”, then we would suggest that you quickly make a booking for a Cincinnati charter bus and call your friends to join you for a time of indoor karting experience at the Full Throttle Indoor Karting at 11725 Commons Drive, Cincinnati this weekend!

The race tracks of Full Throttle Indoor Karting challenging for go karters of all ages to enjoy – with or without experience. At any one time, they only allow 7 riders on the track and they do not mix the adult racers with the kids, which is very good. They take the safety of their participants seriously; hence you will see several of their staff on the track to help racers who may have spun out of control or to pull out flags on racers who are driving recklessly or dangerously. Also, all the cars can be controlled by the staff there who will be able to slow down the car if it gets out of control. This is definitely assuring for other go karters who are there for a good time and yet find it disturbing to be racing with others who do not consider the safety of others. When you get here with your friends in the Cincinnati charter bus, and if it happens to be crowded, don’t panic. It may take a while before you and your friends get your turn at the race track, but then they also have pool tables and arcade games to keep you occupied while you wait for your turn.

Said to be Cincinnati’s leading indoor karting facility, Full Throttle Indoor Karting features go karts that can reach the speed of 40mph (but for safety purpose, the ones that kids would ride in would go up to only 25mph) on their indoor track and this is where young (and old too, we hear!) come for thrills and excitement of racing. The best part of this place – it is open seven days a week, all year round! It does not matter what the weather is, any time is a good time to come whenever you and your friends are itching to have a thrill of racing. For many passengers who travel to Full Throttle Indoor Karting in a Cincinnati charter bus – they always leave the place feeling happy and satisfied with their experience of go karting. So, don’t wait too long, pick up the phone now and find out the next available charter bus to take you and your friends for some fun racing time!

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Ensemble Theater, Cincinnati

For married couples with young children, date nights are very precious. It’s not to say that they don’t like having their kids around them, but it helps (and it’s healthy too!) to have date nights with your spouse to keep the bond between husband and wife strong and the romance going. If you enjoy good food and watching great shows, make your next date night extra special by chartering a Cincinnati bus and bring your lovely spouse for a wonderful dinner at one of the restaurants nearby the Ensemble Theater before you bring her for an awesome performance at the theater.

The Ensemble Theater is a wonderful escapade for married couples who are out for a night’s of great entertainment after an evening of marvelous dining experience. The theater is smaller in size compared to some of the bigger theaters that you may have been to before, but the ambience inside is warm, friendly and intimate – just the right kind of place for date nights. Whichever restaurant that you choose to go for dinner before the appointed showtime at the theater, it is never a trouble at all for your Cincinnati chartered bus driver. From the usual American cuisine to pizzas, Italian and Mediterranean dishes – these are just some of the restaurants that you’d find nearby the theater. After you have had your dinner at any one of the restaurants, you will find your bus driver waiting for you to pick you and send you to the theater – what an awesome night it’s going to be, especially when you don’t have to drive and find a parking spot!

Many Cincinnati rented bus visitors enjoy going to the Ensemble Theater because you can never find a bad seat in the house. Even if you have to sit at the last row in the theater, you can still see the stage clearly because there is a steep slope to the seating, and that means, if you happen to have a very tall person sitting in front of you, your view will not be blocked at all. This is not the only plus point about the theater – they have really good selection of plays too because they are quite selective in their choices of play that they would showcase in their theater. You can expect to be entertained with excellent quality of acting and even the props and stage deco are remarkable! Don’t just take our word on this – check it out yourself in your next date night with your beloved spouse.

Friday, June 28, 2013

It's All About Signs At The American Signs Museum

Signs are an important part of our lives, without them, our world could be in chaos. For example, if we need to get from point A to point B, we need signs to give us directions, right? Hence, it is not an overstatement when we say that signs play a very important role in human lives. And if you make a trip to the American Sign Museum in our charter bus in Cincinnati, you will be amazed at the volume of signs that has been collected over the years by the founder himself, Tod Swormstedt.

The American Sign Museum is a favorite spot to visit for many Cincinnati bus charter passengers. Many of them have heard or read so much about this place that it is one of their top priority in their list of “to visit places” when they are on this part of the world! The whole museum literally “lights up” with the many different kinds of signs that you can find – spanning from 1870 right through 1970. From hand carved wooden signs to neon lighted signs, electric bulbs everywhere – this museum is not to be missed at all.

As soon as you get down from our charter bus, you will see that the American Sign Museum is colorful, vibrant and just “crying out for attention” (that’s what signs do, don’t they?) and somehow you will feel a certain drawing to want to walk into the museum and check out what’s inside. That’s the power of signs, some may say.

For some, learning about the history of a certain place would mean going to the museum, which is not wrong, but at the American Sign Museum, history comes to live in a totally different way – in signs and colors, we dare say! Take a walk through the museum, and you will understand what we mean by that – every piece of sign that you see has a story behind it.

Most of the time, Cincinnati bus charter passengers would get a personal tour by the founder himself as he enjoys telling and sharing stories of the history of his passion for signs and his collection. As you hear him talk about the signs, you’d almost feel as though you are re-living the past and you may not have even heard or read about in history books from some of the things that you hear from him too!

As you leave the museum and hop back onto our waiting charter bus, you will probably miss this place already – especially after all the fun and excitement of seeing so many attractive and unique signs, but you don’t have to leave missing this place so much, as you can always start planning for another trip here again.