Friday, December 6, 2013

Family Fun Time at the Center for Puppetry Arts

Storytelling is always better with a little help from puppets to bring the story to life. That was probably what Vincent Anthony, the founder of the Center of Puppetry Arts thought about when heestablished this place in 1978. Located in Midtown, Atlanta’s art district, rental bus visitors can explore areas like performance and education, as well as a trip around the museum for a fun family outing in Atlanta.

An Exciting Performance at the Center

Families visiting Atlanta would have a blast at the annual Family Series shows organized at the Center of Puppetry Arts. This series is a collection of adapted classic stories as well as new works, all performed by the Center’s company in a variety of puppetry styles. Some of the coach bus visitors’ favorites are like the adaptation of The Shoemaker and the Elves in a 1940s Manhattan settingThe Ghastly Dreadfuls’ Compendium of Graveyard Tales and Other Curiosities which is a show specially for Halloween, and Jon Ludwig’s Dinosaurs.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sweet Auburn - Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Inspiring Life

No matter where you are from and what your age is, it is quite impossible not to find the right thing to do when you are on a bus rental Atlanta holiday. There are an incredible number of tourist attractions and local hotspots for you to hit. It is no wonder that Atlanta has grown so tremendously over the years and have come to become an iconic tourism magnet. Some would say that the best way to get around Atlanta is on foot or via public transportation but time is wasting when you are waiting for the next public bus, train or cab to come around. So, the best way to tour Atlanta more effectively and affordably is to make use of a charter bus, shuttle coach, party bus, mini bus, or even a school bus if you are bringing school kids along with you during the trip.
It is obvious there are hot favorites amongst the tourists and one of them would be the home to former Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Sweet Auburn. The architecture and pristine history behind each building and structure simply screams out at you or embrace you. Sweet Auburn is currently managed and run by the Atlanta National Park Service. The building’s undergone minor and major changes alike, over the years, mostly to enhance to preserve the building’s core structure.
Sweet Auburn is easily located at the Howell and Irwin street intersection but if you can’t find it, get the bus rental Atlanta charter bus driver to use a GPS system. That should solve the problem. The house dates as far back as 1890 so, you will most definitely enjoy the olden and antique atmosphere. It is almost like stepping back in time.
The great thing about visiting this amazingly inspiring charter bus Atlanta tourist attraction is you are going through what was left of an amazing man who went on to do some awe-inspiring stuff during his lifetime. It is absolutely a bonus that admission is free of charge. Have a look around the many interesting exhibits to learn more about the work of supercharged man and read about how he made many possible changes during the civil rights movement.
On top of these, view the King’s Bible, his hand-written sermon and in one of the rooms, there is a small section dedicated to the works of Mahatma Ghandi too, another amazing man we sometimes wished we still have today.
At the end of this bus rental Atlanta visit, you will feel inspired to do something motivational with your life too.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wren’s Nest

It is considered to be quite uncommon that one would actually be able to tour the home of a famous person, more so when you have read so much about the person. Or rather, read much about his works. If you happen to be a fan of the author of Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Fox, you would surely not want to miss the opportunity to be able to visit the home of this famous author. Located at 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta is the beautiful 19th century farmhouse that once was the home of Joel Chandler Harris, the author of Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Fox, which they call “Wren’s Nest”. If you think that you may not be able to find your way to this place, don’t worry too much about it because with the help of an Atlanta rental bus, your problem will not be a problem at all. All that you need to do is to enjoy your trip.

Once you arrive at the Wren’s Nest in the Atlanta rental bus, you may not always find that there are a lot of people visiting at any one time and if you are the type who enjoys full attention from a guide whenever you are visiting an interesting place, with lesser people visiting, you can surely expect to enjoy a good time of sharing with the guide. Usually, the guide would bring the visitors to view the rooms of the house and share the history of the house, as well as the life of the family and the many different types of events that were held at the home. The home was bought by Joel Chandler Harris and was renovated into the current beautiful home and you will also notice that some of the rooms in the house are left just the way they were from 19th century era and are well maintained to keep its original appearance.

Do take note that the Wren’s Nest is open on Tuesdays right through till Saturdays, from 10am to 2.30pm, with storytelling sessions every Saturday at 1pm, so if you want to experience the storytelling session, be sure to arrive at the grounds of the home before 1pm. You can always make arrangements with the Atlanta rental bus company to have them send you to the Wren’s Nest early so that you can enjoy a tour around the home first before you join in the storytelling session.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Atlanta History Center

If you want to find a place with several historical and interesting sites to visit that is located at one location, the Atlanta History Center is where you should go to visit. There is always something or some event happening at the Atlanta History Center. Whenever you return to this location at different times of the year in an Atlanta rental bus, you will always find something exciting, if not interesting happening or taking place. Better yet, if you want your kids to learn about history outside of class, then trips to the Atlanta History Center will be worthwhile and they will thank you and love you for it.

The Atlanta History Center is a extraordinary location where you will find the Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, the Swan House, the Smith Family Farm, 6 historic gardens as well as the Kenan Research Center are all here – can it get any better than this when you are coming to this place in an Atlanta rented bus? However, you may need to plan a few trips here before you can finish covering all the places of interests here.

The Atlanta History Centers works hard in bringing history to live through their programs such as lectures with award winning authors, school tours, summer camps and music events. These are just some of their efforts in making history a fun subject to learn. Said to be the largest history museums in the country, the Atlanta History Museum exhibits award winning permanent displays on the history of the region’s people and they also have temporary exhibits all year through, so if you visit this place again after some time, you may find “new displays” that you didn’t see the last time you were there. After your tour in the museum with your family, don’t forget to take the opportunity to also visit the Museum Shop and pick a few items to bring home with you as memorabilia of your visit.

And if you enjoy walks within the surroundings of Mother Nature with flowers in abundance, then you must not miss out on checking out any of the six historic gardens at the Atlanta History Center while you are here. It would be good if you have time to visit all six of the gardens (which would be quite impossible unless you rush through every garden), but if you don’t have enough time to do so, you can always come back on another trip on an Atlanta rented bus. After all, there is still so much to see at the Atlanta History Center that you probably didn’t get to see on this trip!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The New American Shakespeare Tavern

Looking for a new place to hang out with your pals this weekend? Ever heard of The New American Shakespeare Tavern, that is located at 499, Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30308? Never? Well, then you and your pals should really rent a bus and go over there for a night of theatrical performance. While you enjoy the performance, they also serve food and beverages too.

It will not take you long to arrive at Shakespeare Tavern with your pals in the rented bus – especially if you are travelling with an experienced Atlanta rental bus driver. Whether or not you have read any of Shakespeare’s writings, at The New American Shakespeare Tavern, you will soon fall in love with the mesmerising and fantastic performances of the casts and their costumes are quite impressive too. You will also be pleased to know that they do serve liquor on their premise and drinks like Jack Daniels Whiskey, Absolut Vodka, Bacardi Rum are available – but you will have to be at least 21 years old and are required to produce your ID when ordering. They also serve fruit juices and soda mixers, but they only have limited choices. And if you’d like, they do have a mini bar and souvenirs stand that are open before show time and during intermission. And while you are there, do not forget to try out their popular apple crisp that is said to be rather heavenly!

Currently playing this season at The New American Shakespeare Tavern are “Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” (in repertory) – starting from May 2, “Fortinbras by Lee Blessing” – starting from June 29, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – starting from July 20, and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” (abridged) starting from August 9, 2013.

Upon arriving at the entrance of Shakespeare Tavern and alighting from the rented bus, you can pick to sit at one of the small tables on the main floor or just hang out at the balcony. Whichever one you pick, be sure that you make yourself comfortable and that you and your pals will be able to enjoy the performance throughout.

We would suggest that you and your pals make arrangement to arrive at Shakespeare Tavern early in your rented bus, so that you will have ample time to eat and perhaps chat a little bit amongst yourselves before the show begins. Even if you didn’t really know much of Shakespeare’s writings, after a night here, you may just want to come back to enjoy more of the performances!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Festive Atlanta in the spring

Atlanta, Georgia is the heart of the American South, and the city’s vibe is expressed in a series of festivals and carnivals held throughout the year. A great way of having a festive springtime in Atlanta is by renting a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches or school bus from Bus Rental Atlanta. Atlanta is renowned for its street parades and festivals that occur citywide, so take a rental bus to tour Atlanta, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Georgian city having a good time.
Since 1858, the City of Atlanta has supported the Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in memory of the heroic efforts of Father Thomas O’Reilly and of the Hibernian Rifles in defending the churches of Atlanta during the end of the American Civil War. Growing over the years, Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade now attracts thousands of marchers who begin at noon on Peachtree Plaza. Get your rental bus to drop you off nearby, since roads will be closed to traffic, and join the crowds who line the streets in celebration of Ireland’s patron saint. Atlanta doesn’t treat the parade as a purely Irish celebration, but invites participation from all groups, and promotes the parade as a family event.
Go back to the days of yore, when knights in suits of armor did battle to win the hands of fair maidens. The Georgia Renaissance Festival is a short rental bus ride away in Fairburn. This medieval celebration brings visitors back to the Middle Ages, with jousting, musical concerts and more. Pubs serve up hearty meals fit for a knight, and a 32 acre bazaar allows maidens to shop for elaborate treasures created by artisans who also perform demonstrations of their craft. The ten stages scattered throughout the Renaissance Festival showcases the talents of musicians, jugglers, magicians, story tellers, comedians and acrobats. There is a petting zoo on site, and children and adults alike will thrill to the rides at the Festival. Highlight of the Georgia Renaissance Festival is the Jousting tournament, where contestants in full suits of armor ride against each other with wooden lances, looking to unhorse their opponent.
For a taste of true Southern cooking, get your charter bus to drop you off at the Loews Atlanta hotel, epicenter of the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival. This festival doesn’t occur in only one location, as events occur all around Loews Atlanta. The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a culinary weekend dedicated to showcasing the food and beverage traditions of the Southern region. Visitors can participate in Learning Experiences such as cooking and cocktail classes, give different types of Southern cuisine a try in Tasting Tents, where some of the best food and wine in the region is collected to give visitors a sampling, and Dinners and Events, organized by various hotels and restaurants, some featuring out-of-town chefs, mixologists and sommeliers
For a festive fun time in Atlanta, give Bus Rental Atlanta a call to find out how they can help you plan your visit with their fleet of rental buses and friendly, personalized service.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Fun at Six Flags

Hiring a bus from Bus Rental Atlanta makes it easy to visit Six Flags over Georgia. Six Flags over Georgia is one of the sister parks to Six Flags over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis. Traveling to Six Flags over Georgia using a charter bus, coach bus, passenger charter bus, party bus, mini bus or school bus from Bus Rental Atlanta is a breeze. Located a short distance away from downtown Atlanta, Six Flags is located on a 290 acre site. It was opened in 1967.

Since it’s opening 45 years ago in 1967, Six Flags has transformed itself, changing from mostly historical themes based on American history, to today’s fun and family oriented themes. Many of the attractions in Six Flags are based on cartoon or superhero themes, and today the park features some of the most extreme rides to be found in any theme park.

Six Flags divides their rides into three main categories. They are : Thrill rides, providing an extreme experience; Family rides, where both adults and kids can join in the fun, and; Kids rides, where the junior members of the family can have a day filled with fun and laughter.

New for 2013 in the Thrill rides section is the SkyScreamer. Standing 24 stories over Six Flags, the SkyScreamer is an open swing ride that swings you in 98 foot circles, moving through the air at over 40 m.p.h. The SkyScreamer will give you an outstanding panoramic view of the park and surrounding areas. Old favorites such as Batman : The Ride, Superman : Ultimate Flight and The Georgia Scorcher are also guaranteed to give you lots of thrills.

Taking a break from the action, food and refreshments are never far away from you at Six Flags. You will find a variety of eating establishments spread throughout the park, catering to every taste. You can choose between grabbing a quick snack or ice cream, to having a full meal at one of the many restaurants.

After your meal, you can catch a show courtesy of some of your favorite Looney Tunes characters. You get a chance to watch them at their side splitting best, and maybe have the opportunity to get up close personal with your favorite character.

During the season, Six Flags also puts on daily events. Among these are Physics Day, Military Appreciation Day and much more. Coincide your visit to Six Flags by making yourtravel arrangements and hiring a bus from Bus Rental Atlanta.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Why choose a bus rental Atlanta?

If you are trying to plan a group outing and feel overwhelmed, your worries are over. Calling a bus company Atlanta can make this tedious task simple. If you are looking to not worry about how you and your group are going to get the Atlanta and your main concern is getting their safely then a bus rental is definitely the way to go.

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 beautiful sites Atlanta has to offer you. Traveling with a bus rental Atlanta 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. So whether you are looking to transport a group of employees or a group of your close friends and family relying on a bus company is the choice to make. A bus rental Atlanta is ready to show your group a pleasant and fun time. Let one of our trained reps answer all your questions and assist in helping you put together your next outing, let us design a package that fit your travel needs as well as your budget.

If your group is looking for a thrill you can visit the exciting theme park Six Flags over Georgia. Traveling with a bus rental Atlanta can take your group to take a taste at the New World of Coca Cola factory in Atlanta, or if they would rather whale-watch they can visit the Georgia Aquarium. Perhaps you have a group of history buffs, they will enjoy the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic site, Stone Mountain Park or the Atlanta history center. A bus companyAtlanta can take your group on an inside tour of Atlanta’s CNN Studios. For the movie lovers you can try The Gone With the Wind experience visiting The Gone with the Wind Movie Museum featuring the largest private collection of movie memorabilia.

Choosing a bus rental Atlanta can make all this possible and more. So if you need to get a group of people to Atlanta or anywhere in the country, choose a bus rental Atlanta and 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. Our specially trained reps can give you options for bus sizes and pricing that will fit every budget and introduce you to a new world of sites.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Things that make Atlanta, Hotlanta

Visiting Atlanta with Bus Rental Atlanta is always a fun event, Visiting Atlanta with a loved one in a charter bus, coach bus, passenger charter bus, party bus, mini bus or school bus, now that’s even more exciting. With the countless attractions for couples to see and do, you find it no surprise why the capital city or Georgia has earned the nickname ‘Hotlanta’.

Head up to Stone Mountain Park in your rented party bus, just 15 minutes away from Atlanta for hand-held walks amidst the world’s largest piece of exposed granite or explore the park grounds measuring 3,200 acres.

For the more adventurous, take in the unblocked view of the Atlanta skyline from the Summit Skyride or take a trek through one of the nation’s largest adventure courses through the treetops on the Sky Hike.

More active couples can head to The Silver Comet Trail, a 61-mile reclaimed and paved abandoned railroad line located 13 miles northwest of Atlanta where many couples like to walk, run, cycle or even roller blade. After your walk, our party bus or charter bus driver can pick you up from the pre-arranged location.

If you prefer something a little but slower paced, you can visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s canopy walk with the party bus, charter bus or get the kids to enjoy the beautiful scenery in the rented school bus. You’ll be cooing like lovebirds as you walk among the treetops enjoying this urban forest from a bird's perspective.

Put a whimsical twist to your visit to Atlanta and get Bus Rental Atlanta to drop you off at Philadelphia Magic Gardens, nearly half a city block of multilevel space where mosaic mural artist Isaiah Zagar has been reimagining the city’s streets, creating magical mosaics out of shards of glass and broken bits of reclaimed and handmade tiles since the 60’s. Bus Rental Atlanta's customers always have raving reviews for the place!

Nothing says romance like a lovely dinner and a show. The Fox Theater offers couples just that setting. In fact, many couples had their first date at the Fox with many of them sharing their first kiss on the theater’s balcony.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Getaway The Easy Way

Fancy a trip somewhere nice but not willing to venture out too far from home?

Everybody needs a holiday to de-stress from time to time, but planning a trip isn’t completely stress-free either. If you’ve been putting off that holiday because you can’t deal with the tediousness of getting your plans together, skip the stress and choose somewhere close to home.

Chatanooga is about a 3-hour drive from Atlanta. If you’re not doing anything during the weekend, this is a trip you can start on a Friday evening and end on a Sunday night, so you won’t have to use your precious leave days. Places to go sightseeing include the Teeneessee Aquarium which also houses an IMAX movie theater and is pet-friendly. And instead of spending the first night at a hotel, you can even arrange a sleepover at the Aquarium itself.

Before heading home, you should make it a point to experience the scenery at Lookout Mountains, and if you’re up for a bit of harmless adventure you can go cavern-exploring at Raccoon Mountain.

If you want something a bit more city-oriented, head over to Savannah. One of the oldest cities in the world, it attracts millions of visitors every year which will definitely be entertaining if you’re an avid people-watcher. History buffs will love the Historic District which features carriage rides, and cobble stone streets to give you that authentic Ye Olde Town feeling. If you’re taking the kids with you, they will be adequately entertained by the sights at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge which isn’t too far from the city center.

For those who can’t relax unless in close proximity to a beach: there is Jekyll Island, a little paradise just a 5-hour drive away. Other than breathtaking 10 mile coastline, you have the option of going for marsh eco-tours, dolphin watching and even walks with sea turtles at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

So don’t fret if you don’t have the time to prepare for your European holiday just yet, a quick fix is just a few hours away. Leave the heavy-duty planning for those carefree days, perhaps while you’re lounging on the sands of Jekyll Island or enjoying the breathtaking views during a night at the Aquarium.