Go Green with a Charter Bus Rental
A half a century ago, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson teamed with activist John McConnell to create the first Earth Day, encouraging people to show their love and appreciation of our natural beauty and resources by cleaning up the environment, planting trees or simply reflecting on nature. On and around April 22, 2020, in celebration of the 50th Earth Day, events will take place across the United States. It’s a great time to get a group together and travel to an event. There’s an easy way to join others in showing your love and support of Mother Nature—travel to an Earth Day event on a charter bus from US Coachways. You’ll ride in comfort, safety and convenience and make less of a carbon impact as you travel.
Turn to US Coachways for Your Ground Transportation
At US Coachways, we are the leading provider of charter bus rentals in the nation, booking more than 25,000 trips every year. We’ve been in the business for nearly four decades, consistently finding optimal solutions to bring people and events together. We place a premium on safety and reliability, offering an extensive network of premium charter bus vendors in hundreds of cities across the country, so that you always have options. To get a free quote on the cost of an Earth Day outing, go to our user-friendly online cost calculator. For more information, live chat us or call 1-855-287-2427 to talk with an experienced luxury travel consultant.
The Many Great Reasons to Travel by Charter Bus
When you’re taking a group to an event, there are countless details, but none more important than how you are going to get there and back. If you have difficulties on the road, it can put a damper on everything. With a charter bus from US Coachways, you’ll have:
- Reliable transportation—Unlike most other forms of travel, charter buses rarely experience delays or cancellations. Your driver has access to tools to monitor roadway conditions and find alternate routes to avoid delays. In addition, our access to vendors nationwide makes it easier for us to find a replacement coach, if necessary.
- Unmatched flexibility—You tell us when and where you want to be picked up, when you want to stop, how long you want to stay, what you want to see and when you want to return. No other mode of travel gives you that much control.
- A comfortable ride—Charter buses offer big seats and the most leg room of any mode of travel. There’s no middle seat, either. The aisles are wide and you can move about at your convenience.
- A cost-effective way to travel—On a charter bus, you share most of the costs of travel with fellow passengers. That makes charter bus rentals consistently one of the most affordable options for group events.
- A safe and secure mode of transportation—You’ll have a highly trained and skilled professional behind the wheel. In addition, there’s limited access to your coach, so you won’t have to worry about uninvited guests—you and your personal items will be safe and secure.
- Less hassle—You won’t have to fight traffic, look for parking, consult the GPS or check the time—your driver will handle all those details. There’s no TSA security checkpoint, so you won’t have to stand in line, take off your shoes or worry about your personal toiletries. You’ll be on the same bus at all times and your luggage will be stowed on your bus—no concerns about missed connections or lost bags. There’s no requirement, either, that you turn off your phone or other devices—you can stay wired at all times.
- Less risk of getting stuck in traffic—You’ll be able to take advantage of the HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes
- More than just a way to get there and back—Your bus is a great place for a group meeting, to give final instructions or break the ice. You can also use the bus for some quiet time during a busy event.
- A way to help the environment—Help Mother Earth by taking a number of private vehicles off the roads!
Celebrate Earth Day across the United States
There are Earth Day events and activities scheduled throughout the country:
- Washington, DC—In the nation’s capital, you can attend the Earth Optimism Summit (April 23-25), joining thousands of others for a wide variety of events, including presentations and panel discussions involving more than 200 environmental experts and visionaries. There’s a film festival, an interactive demonstration space and even an earth-friendly fashion show. Go to the Art Museum of the Americas on April 23 for a panel discussion entitled “Art and Our Environment: An Essential Dialog.” There’s even an Earth Day Comedy Show at DC Improv on April 22.
- New York City—Earth Day Outdoors is scheduled for Union Square from April 21 through April 23. The free event includes concerts, educational programs and exhibitions of various green initiatives, as well as environmentally friendly food booths. The New York Botanical Garden plans a parade, film screenings and live music to underscore its role in preserving the earth’s flora. On Sunday, April 19, go to the Grand Bazaar for the annual Earth Day Bazaar, where you’ll find a wide array of goods made from recycled, fair trade and sustainable materials, from clothing, furniture and art, to home accessories and jewelry. On Saturday, April 18, the American Museum of Natural History will host EarthFest, a family-friendly event that looks at climate change, as well as proposed ideas for a sustainable New York City.
- Houston—Earth Day Houston is scheduled for Sunday, April 19 at Discovery Green. There will be an Earth Day Fair there, with exhibitions of green and sustainable goods and services, as well as food booths. On Saturday, April 25, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center will host its annual Earth Day celebration, with guided nature hikes, nature crafts and planting demonstrations. On Saturday, April 18, head over to Sugar Land for “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rock at the Town Square. There will be music and more than 30 interactive exhibits, including a presentation on how to coexist with snakes in the Lone Star State.
- Los Angeles– LA’s largest Earth Day event takes place in Grand Park on April 22, as The Music Center and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power join forces to offer live entertainment, food and a wide range of educational opportunities, including demonstrations on sustainable landscaping and the benefits of electric cars. They’re celebrating Earth Week at the LA campus of California State University, starting Monday April 20, with a wide range of events focused on promoting and protecting the environment, including food booths, lectures and green/sustainability demonstrations.
Let US Coachways Help You Find the Right Bus
Choosing a charter bus is the first step toward reliable, safe and affordable ground transportation to and from an Earth Day gathering. It’s just as important to take the time to find the ideal coach for your group and your trip.
At US Coachways, we’ll ask all the right questions—how many people are coming, how far are you traveling, what will you need to bring or take home, and what special amenities may be required. Then we’ll work closely with our nationwide network of hand-picked charter bus service providers to find the coach that’s best for your group.
If you’re going to an Earth Day event with a small-to-medium-sized group, we recommend the mini-bus. It comes in a number of different sizes, seating anywhere from 24 to 35 passengers. For larger groups, the full-sized charter bus is the best fit, with accommodations for as many as 57 and an on-board bathroom. Multiple bus rentals are typically available and we can usually get ADA-compliant coaches.
Most charter buses (other than some of the school buses) have high-back bucket seats, climate control, a great sound system and plenty of storage space. Additional amenities may be available for an extra charge, including Wifi, USB ports and electrical outlets, DVD players and monitors, P.A. systems, hardwood floors and leather seats. Check with your booking agent.
A Charter Bus—The Right Solution for Any Occasion
When you’re traveling anywhere with a group, there are certain things you look for in transportation—convenience, dependability, safety, flexibility, comfort and affordability. A charter bus offers all those benefits and more. That makes it a great choice for any outing:
- Special events—Public rallies, food and cultural festivals, stadium and arena concerts, touring Broadways shows, bowl games and championships, professional and college sports, motor car races, winery tours
- Family celebrations—Weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, reunions, birthday and anniversary parties, graduations, retirement parties and family vacations
- School travel—Fan and athlete travel, club and class trips, cultural events, band and orchestra festivals and concerts, sorority and fraternity outings, prom and graduation after-parties, student volunteer projects
- Church outreach—Mission trips, church camp travel, retreats, local ministries, choir tours, faith-based conferences and conventions, praise meetings and gatherings, adult and youth fellowship opportunities
- Senior citizen excursions—Shopping trips, casino visits, plays and concerts, museums and historical attractions, fall color tours
- Business trips—Conferences, conventions, annual meetings, training, team-building exercises, seminars, workshops, sales and business meetings, employee volunteer efforts, golf outings, picnics and company celebrations
The US Coachways Pledge
- The world-class logistical support we provide—Whether it’s finding the right bus for your outing or helping you determine ideal times and locations for picking up and dropping off participants, we’ll pay close attention to every detail. That’s why we’re known throughout the industry for our special expertise with trips with complex logistical requirements.
- Comprehensive dispatch services at any time, day or night, with the capability of managing multiple sites simultaneously
- The dedicated project management team we’ve put together for you, with a single point of contact at all times, ready and able to address all your needs
- Our online Trip Management Portal, where you can view invoices, itineraries and other information from all your US Coachways bookings in one location. You can also make or change reservations, get a quote, make a payment or monitor a reservation.
- The flexibility we offer—In most instances, you can make a last-minute or real-time modification to your travel plans without a problem. We can also book entire trips with short notice.
- Our purchasing power—Because we set up, on average, more than $55 million in annual charter bus trips, we have strong vendor loyalty and extensive knowledge of local markets, helping us consistently get highly competitive prices for our customers
We are also GSA (General Services Administration) approved to provide charter bus services to the federal government, including the armed forces.
Book Your Earth Day 2020 Charter Bus Rental Today
With a charter bus from US Coachways, you’ll have the benefit of our 35+ years as leaders in the industry, consistently providing effective ground transportation solutions to groups and group leaders nationwide. To get a free quote on the cost of an Earth Day charter bus excursion, use our cutting edge online cost calculator. We’ll send you an estimate within minutes. To learn more about the full range of our services, or to get answers to any questions about charter bus travel, live chat us or call 1-855-287-2427 to speak with an experienced luxury travel consultant.