Pushing on to Phoenix

7 Jan

Phoenix is the state capital of Arizona. Phoenix is renowned for it’s warm, dry climate, attracting many out-of-staters. Phoenix is especially popular during the winter, when many in northern states come to soak up the sun and avail themselves of the many attractions in Phoenix.

Founded in 1864, Phoenix is located in the north of the Sonoran Desert, in what is called the Valley of the Sun. Temperatures in Phoenix typically to 100 °F (38 °C) in summer. Phoenix is a city primarily dependent on cars. In this regard, Bus Charters Arizona will be able to assist you in your plans to visit and get out and about in Phoenix.

Phoenix has a vibrant arts and crafts culture, descending from the skills of the Hohokam Indians who first settled the Valley of the Sun over 2,000 years ago. Performing arts are another featured Phoenix attraction. A primary contributor to the economy of Phoenix is agriculture, and also research and development from the electronics and aerospace industries.

The city also relies on tourism, and is proud of its architecture, juxtaposing a mix of sleek modern high rises with a mix of Native American and Colonial Spanish building styles. Sports is another key Phoenix activity. Visiting Phoenix, you will be spoilt for choice in terms of golf courses and tennis courts. The Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns both call Phoenix home.

A visit to Heritage Square is called for, with key attractions being the Arizona Doll and Toy Museum (also known as the Stevens House), and the Burgess Carriage House. Both places showcase a lot of early Phoenix and American history. There are also numerous other locations within Heritage, which is the original townsite of Phoenix.

The Phoenix Art Museum is a fun family destination. With over 17,000 pieces in its collection, the Phoenix Art Museum offers a collection of European Renaissance and Baroque, the Far East and the American West art. There is an interactive gallery, and a collection of miniature rooms representing historic interiors.

If you have an interest in Native American art, head for the Heard Museum. It’s ten galleries, both indoor and outdoor, showcase an impressive collection of Southwestern art. The collection includes basketwork, pottery, artwork and kachina dolls.

Within the city, you will find Encanto Park. This amusement and entertainment center is located on over 200 acres of land. Inside the park you will find a placid lagoon, picnic areas, golf courses, tennis courts, baseball diamond, a swimming pool, and lots of space to enjoy a little tranquility and outdoor time in the city. Small children will especially love the Enchanted Island Amusement Park.

If you need a hassle free way of moving around Phoenix, and visiting the various attractions the city has to offer, give Bus Charter Arizona a call. We promise personalized, friendly service, and are able to accommodate the needs of your group.

Awestruck at the Grand Canyon

6 Dec

One of the most awe inspiring sights in the United States, or anywhere in the world, the Grand Canyon is a must see for any tourist or charter bus vacation-goer. Located in the north of Arizona, the Grand Canyon national park is easily accessible by road. If you have a party of 5 or more, the best way to visit the canyon for a day of awe inspiring vistas and unforgettable photo opportunities would be to hire a bus from Bus Charter Arizona.

The Grand Canyon is a huge canyon carved in the Colorado Plateau by the Colorado River over millenia. 277 miles (446 km) long, and almost 18 miles (29 km) wide, the canyon reaches a depth of 6,000 feet (1,800 meters). It is considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world.

Arriving at the Grand Canyon in your rented bus charter, there are several activities for both the casual sightseer as well as the more adventurous tourist. The South Rim of the canyon is popular and a great place for the tourist on a limited time budget. Get off the charter bus and go for a rim walk along the edge of the Grand Canyon provides you with views of nature’s majesty, and a reminder of the power she wields.

For the thrill seekers, rafting trips are available, starting from upriver, with day bus charter trips usually taking about 6 to 12 hours, to multi-day journeys with overnight camping stretching up to a week. You can choose from paddle powered inflatable rafts to powered boats. In most cases, prior reservation for accommodation and logistics is required.

Taking the rented bus charter for a hiking trip down the canyon is another popular activity. You have the option of hiking the Grand Canyon from the rim down to the Colorado River and back again, or avail yourself of the many guided hiking tours which take you through the canyon to places that few casual tourists ever see. The Grand Canyon Park Service does not recommend that a rim to river hike be done in a day, due to the difficulty of the terrain, and distances involved.

Accommodation at the canyon ranges from 5 star resorts such as the Grand Hotel in Tusayan, down to mid range places like the Grand Canyon Inn in Williams, down to various camping sites. Please note that permits are required for camping at the canyon, and available from the Park office.

Bus Charter Arizona is able to arrange your party’s bus charter ground transportation to the Grand Canyon, and able to accommodate almost any need or requirement. Find out more information about our charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches and school bus by visiting the individual vehicle pages and then pick up the phone to speak to one of our friendly customer service representatives soon.

Grand Views at the Grand Canyon

5 Dec

Head to Arizona with Bus Charter Arizona and take in the sights of one of nature’s greatest natural masterpieces – the Grand Canyon. This deep canyon across the state was made by the Colorado river over millions of years, slowly eroding the bedrock until it dug down to the depth we see today. In fact, the river is still eroding the canyon so every time you come back to visit, you won’t be seeing the exact same features. It is the kind of amazing grandeur that you can completely immerse yourself with even from the charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus or school bus that you have rented from us.

There are generally three main activities you can embark on while visiting the Grand Canyon in a charter bus or coach bus, namely sight-seeing by motor vehicle, stopping along the road at one of the many stops.

South Rim, the most accessible site, allows you sights of Grand Canyon Village, Hermit’s Rest and Desert View. North Rim is directly opposite South Rim but do watch out as it can be hard to get to and is generally known to be hard to get to due to, even in good weather. Some of our bus charter Arizona customers have reported incidents of being slightly lost and had to use their GPS to find their way around.

If it’s hiking you prefer, get Bus Charter Arizona to drop you off at the South Kaibab Trail to visit the inner canyon. There’s all sorts of trails to explore and you can even camp over night in selected spots and have the charter bus, coach bus or party bus pick you up when you are ready.

One other activity that our bus charter Arizona customers like to do is to ride down the Colorado River in a raft. Tours can be booked via various operators for a white water ride down various stretches of the 1,450mile/2,330km river.

If you’d rather take in some culture, do note that human artifacts as old as 12,000 years old have been found in the area and there are still a lot of historical buildings form the old west that are still standing. So, we can imagine our bus charter, coach bus or mini bus passengers exploring the place like archaeologists!

Some historical sites you can visit with Bus Charter Arizona would be the Buckey O’Neill Cabin; Kolb Studio; The El Tovar Hotel; Hopi Hotel; Verkamp’s Curios; Locomotive No.4960 at the Grand Canyon Railway Depot; Lookout Studio, Desert View Watchtower and Bright Angel Lodge.

Find out more information about our charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches and school bus by visiting the individual vehicle pages and then pick up the phone to speak to one of our friendly customer service representatives soon.

Hire a charter bus Phoenix exploration

26 Nov

When most people need to get a group of people to a destination they usually start looking charter buses. Charter bus services are one of the best ways to beat the rising costs of fuel. Charter bus Phoenix booking shouldn’t be a hassle and you’ve probably heard horror stories about booking charter bus Phoenix trips through other companies. Our company was founded first and foremost on good service and safety of our customers, that’s why after a first trip, our first time customers become long time clients and don’t switch to other charter bus companies.

Our charter buses are fully equipped with high back reclining seats, restrooms, TV, DVD players and CD players to make sure all our groups are riding in comfort while enjoying the sites Phoenix has to offer you. Traveling with a charter bus Phoenix makes planning a group outing easier and fun, making sure everyone is traveling together and their main concern is to sit back, relax and have a good time.

When visiting Phoenix you and your group will have many options of places to visit. There are a significant number of museums in the Phoenix area. The largest museum in the southwest and the crown jewel of the Valley is the Phoenix Art Museum which contains over 17,000 works. The world acclaimed Heard Museum features a myriad of Native American cultures and art. The Museum of History is located in Downtown Phoenix. Another place to visit is The Arizona Science Center museum that features futuristic architecture and attempt to turn learning into fun. Your next stop can be at The Arizona State Fair, where you can enjoy food, games, crafts, livestock and agriculture.

Plan to spend a day with the animals, over 1200 of them (including many endangered species), at the Phoenix Zoo. Your group must visit the area’s fabulous shopping malls, unique boutiques, and antique shops. Another place that you and your group will find interesting is the Deer Valley Rock Art Center. On a 47-acre site in Phoenix, there are carvings more than 1500 petroglyphs, or rock etchings, along an ancient trade route. Between 500 and 5000 years old, these pictographs have an unknown meaning but may relate to hunting, religion, astronomy, or intertribal communication. After an exciting day of many sites you and your group will want to enjoy a nice meal. Phoenix has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from.

If you need to get a group of people to Phoenix or anywhere in the country, then choose to hire a charter bus and call us to speak with one of our trained representatives. It’s quick and easy to get a quote for your travel. You need to only tell us where you want to go, when you want to go and how many people you need to transport. After one time you will realize to hire a charter bus Phoenix will make everyone’s life a lot easier.


Let’s Shop, Arizona!

3 Sep

Let’s Shop, Arizona!

It may only be famous for cacti and desert but Arizona is also a great place to…shop! Here, we review three choice places where you can literally shop til you drop!

Arizona Mills

Yes, it is an outlet store and not all of its stores are cheaper but it is a hit with the younger crowd and is easily accessible by public transport. Be prepared to stay for at least the whole day with its offering of 170 stores and restaurants including anchors Neiman Marcus, Marshall’s, JCPenney Outlet Store and more.

If you’re not into shopping, hit the IMAX theatres for a great cinematic experience, or Hanks Arizona Mills which offers 24 movie screens. Other non-shopping alternatives include Sea Life Arizona Mills, located at the north side of the mall.

Scottsdale Fashion Square

There are more than 40 exclusive retailers in Scottsdale Fashion Square that are not represented anywhere else in America. This does not include the other 200-odd stores available in the mall. Some of the stores you can find here are Nordstorm, Gucci, Gymboree, Oakley and more.

The mall is located near downtown Scottsdale and has a trolley that services some of the nearby hotels. Other non-shopping related landmarks here are the Enchanted Kingdom Play Area for toddlers and the two Harkins – Harkins Fashion Square and Harkins Camelview, the only theaters to screen foreign films in town.

Park West Mall

Park West Mall is an open air mall located in Peoria, Arizona. The mall features more than 50 specialty retailers including Victoria’s Secret, Fair Oaks Cigar and much more. The Sandbar Mexican Grill has an outdoor area to relax during happy hours.

You will need a car to travel to the mall but it’s nearby Westgate City Center and the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Tempe Marketplace

Located in north Tempe, near where Loops 101 and 202 intersect, Tempe Marketplace is the place to be whether you’re into shopping or not. There are more than 120 retailers, restaurants and entertainment centers available here ensuring that no-one gets bored while visiting.

Among the retailers located here are Target, Barnes & Noble, Petsmart, Divaz Boutique, Urban Angels and BevMo.

If you’re not into shopping, head towards ‘The District’ section of the mall where you can find Harkins movie theaters, free concerts and other exciting entertainment venues.

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27 Aug

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