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Head to the Jersey Shore for Fun, Surf and Sun

Posted by Ed • Friday, June 26. 2015 • Category: New Jersey

As schools let out and warm weather arrives, it’s the perfect time for family vacations. There’s nothing like spending time at the beach on a hot summer day, and the Jersey Shore has a lot to offer the whole family. From an assortment of hotels to beach front rentals, you can relax, stroll down the boardwalks take a swim, beach comb or build a sand castle.

Ocean City is the most family friendly of New Jersey’s beach resort towns. This small dry town with a population of 12,000 people has close to eight miles of beautiful sandy beach and a wooden boardwalk stretching for two and a half miles. Families love to go swimming, enjoy water sports or simply sit back and watch the waves break onto the beach. There are plenty of fun activities like miniature golf, Ferris wheel rides, water parks and carnival games. On Thursday nights in July and August, free festivities along the boardwalk include face painting, musicians playing, magicians performing and karaoke music.

For a thrilling watermark experience, visit Ocean Oasis Water Park in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. The Cliff Dive slide plunges five stories in three seconds and the park’s newest slide, called WipeOut! is a six-lane racer slide. You can ride on a mat down Sidewinders traveling at high speeds as you twist and turn through double dipped slides. Shotgun Falls is another ride option that’s for strong swimmers only, and it drops you six feet into a nine feet deep pool. For those who would rather take it easy, relax in the private cabanas that surround a fire-pit.

Couples who want to experience quiet elegance may prefer to head to The Breakers on the Ocean in Spring Lake. This charming and exquisite hotel, built in the 1800’s with its wrap around porch maintains a presence characteristic of the Jersey Shore. It is the only ocean front hotel in town. The glistening chandeliers, smooth granite floors and etched glass windows provide a rich interior. Along with the beach and a private pool, you can enjoy golf, tennis and fishing.

Rent a charter vehicle from US Coachways and reach your destination with ease and in comfort. Our company supports biodiesel fuel and our charter buses are eco-friendly, potentially reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent.

Save 10% when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention JERSEY when reserving your vehicle.

Hit Family Friendly and Fun Vacation Spots in Missouri

Posted by Ed • Wednesday, June 24. 2015 • Category: Leisures & Pleasures

For a vacation filled with family fun in Missouri, you can start in St. Louis. Here are some exciting ideas to peak children's interests and build lasting memories for the entire family.

The Arch of St. Louis is impressive to see from a distance and even more impressive to experience up close. Ride to the arch's top and look down from 630 feet above the ground at the Mississippi River and all of St. Louis beneath you. An enclosed tram takes you on a four-minute ride to the Observation Deck. A panoramic view extends for 30 miles in every direction, allowing you to see the heart of downtown St. Louis with the Old Courthouse, Edward Jones Dome, Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village. You’ll see the five bridges crossing over the Mississippi River and an old train trestle.

Another exciting attraction for children is the Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum. Children's favorite exhibits include touching a ball that creates static electricity and makes your hair stand on end. Another exhibit produces a 3-D impression of your body when you push on a giant pin. Spin a huge kaleidoscope wheel and watch the wonderful display of colored patterns that appear. Or, climb the three story beanstalk taken from the fairly tale "Jack and the Beanstalk". This and much more fun awaits you at the Magic House.

Drive to Kansas City's Legoland Discovery Center, one of the few places that only admit adults when accompanied by a child who is age 16 or younger! You’ll find yourself immersed in more than two million Lego bricks in a building that spans 30,000 square feet. Interactive is the best word to describe Legoland, the ideal attraction for kids from ages 310. Twelve rides and attraction areas delight kids’ imaginations like Merlin’s apprentice ride where you help Merlin with his magic by pedaling your bike as hard as you can. Or take part in Lego Racers where you build and test the speed of your own racecar. Visit the Master Builder Academy and learn Lego building tricks from master model builders. Construct tall Lego towers and test the strength of your towers in the Earthquake Tables exhibit where the plates move and your tower shakes. Go for an adventure on the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride. With your mighty laser gun, zap terrible trolls and spiders while you travel to save the kingdom’s Princess.

An ideal vacation is relaxing and fun for everyone in the family. Parents can make their vacation stress-free too by using US Coachways for travel from one attraction to the next. We have the vehicle that's perfect for your vacation and also helps save the environment. One charter bus can potentially replace 50 cars and helps reduce carbon emissions. Go green during your next vacation.

Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention SAINTLOUIS when reserving your vehicle. Save 10% when booking $1,000 or more.

Vacation Relaxation and Recreation at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Posted by Ed • Wednesday, June 24. 2015 • Category: Leisures & Pleasures

Great summer fun includes swimming in the ocean and building sand castles on the beach. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina offers the ultimate beach experience along with lots of other exciting things for families and children to do.

For lounging on the beach, you can rent chairs, umbrellas and all kinds of equipment that make your experience more entertaining and enjoyable.

Whether you’re traveling with several families or just your own, Dad may want to disappear for a day and play 18 holes at one of the many golf courses available. Hilton Head Island is known for its world-class golf courses and has earned the nickname “Golf Island.” A variety of golf packages are available where you can play on stunningly beautiful and challenging greens.

Your time at the beach can be every bit as active as dad's golf game if you so choose. Biking, kayaking, canoeing and fishing are just some of the adventures that await you.

You can also explore your artistic creativity. The island has an active arts and cultural community. Create your own art through classes in traditional painting, pottery painting, drawing, stained glass creation, basket weaving and more. Both adults and children are welcome to participate. You can also visit any of the 12 art galleries in Hilton Head, including the Gullah Sweetgrass Basket Gallery. The Gullah people are African Americans who developed their own distinct culture and creole language, music and crafts, strongly influenced by West and Central African cultures.

The Sandbox: An Interactive Child’s Museum gives you the opportunity to enjoy hands-on fun with your kids. Some of the exhibits children delight in include the Builders of Tomorrow where you put on construction vests and carry Giant Lego Blocks in wheelbarrows, maneuver building supplies through a pulley system and build walls in a pre-framed house. The International Bazaar is an international airport terminal where children wear pilot costumes and can simulate take off and landing in an actual airplane cockpit. Sound effects make the plane flight seem real and by wearing headphones they hear directions and landing instructions. The Rhythm and Hues Room contains vibrant paints, mosaic tiles, glitter glue, bright fabric shapes and shiny rhinestones for children to make their own masterpieces. Instructional art packets are also available for those who want to follow craft instructions to make specific items. Track The T-Rex may be the perfect exhibit for kids longing for adventure. They can climb three secured, rock climbing walls and see embedded fossils. They learn about climbing without being subjected to height. At the end, they hear T-Rex roar. Poor T-Rex, he's foiled from capturing them every time.

Let US Coachways make your vacation connections for you, so you can travel safely and comfortably. There's a vehicle in our fleet that's just right for you. Did you know that one charter bus replaces as many as 50 cars, reducing carbon emissions by an estimated 80 percent? Travel green and help save the environment.

Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention OCEAN when reserving your vehicle. Save 10% when booking $1,000 or more.

Vacation in New York City, A Never-Ending Source of Exciting Things to Do

Posted by Ed • Wednesday, June 24. 2015 • Category: New York

New York City earned the name the “city that never sleeps” because there's always something interesting going on — day or night. Families that spend vacations in New York City never lack for exciting things to do.

Manhattan contains many famous sites and attractions people associate with New York City, such as Central Park, a rural oasis in the nation’s largest metropolis. You can explore the park, which spans 843 acres, on your own or rent bikes, ride in a horse-drawn carriage, take a pedicab tour (carriage pulled by bicycle), ride horseback or take a walking tour. It’s common to see people jogging, skateboarding or roller-skating in the park. The park contains bridle paths, a zoo, a conservatory garden and a wildlife sanctuary, which is a natural wooded area. It also has an outdoor amphitheater where you can watch Shakespearian plays during the summer "Shakespeare in the Park" festivals. Visit the Belvedere Castle and see its nature center or drop in for a performance at the Swedish College Marionette Theatre. Parents and children love to ride the Carousel, which originally opened as an attraction in 1871. Or, you can relax and have a picnic on one of the seven meadow lawns. There are several enclosed playground areas where children can have fun.

Times Square is a great spot for veteran New Yorkers along with first time visitors. From comedians to rock musicians and jazz instrumentalists, Time Square has it all. If you're looking for a good laugh, drop into Caroline’s on Broadway. In contrast, the Iridium features smooth jazz where you can mellow out. Explore the Broadway theater district, famous for entertaining musicals and modern dramatic performances and take in a show. For tasty diner food with a musical flair, drop into Ellen’s Stardust Diner. The singing wait staff put on a variety show using a retro 1950’s theme to keep you entertained.

When it comes to the many attractions in New York City, this barely scratches the surface. But whatever itinerary you plan for your vacation, US Coachways can transport you from one spot to the next safely and comfortably. Call and ask about our fleet of vehicles. We're an eco-friendly company, and one charter bus can replace as many as 50 cars, reducing carbon emissions by an estimated 80 percent.

Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention NEW YORK when reserving your vehicle. Save 10% when booking $1,000 or more.

Boston Opens Its Doors for Professionals on Business Trips

Posted by Ed • Friday, June 19. 2015 • Category: Boston

Aside from offering a top-of-the line convention center and luxurious hotel accommodations, Boston also provides an ambiance of historical tradition and heritage for business professionals to enjoy.

Boston’s Logan International Airport is a hub for international travelers who arrive from all over the world. The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center has the distinction of being awarded the gold standard from the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC). Boston is the fourth U.S. city to receive this award and the 12th worldwide. Strict standards apply and the gold standard is the highest certification level convention centers can receive. The convention center attracts trade shows, business conventions and other world-class events every year.

For breathtaking views of the Boston Harbor, stay at the Royal Sonesta and look out on the Charles Bridge, which spans between Boston and Cambridge, the location of Harvard and MIT. The Sonesta’s Art Bar has an outdoor patio where you can enjoy a seasonally fresh menu devised from delicious local and organic produce. Or dine at the hotel’s Dante restaurant for dinner and savor Italian cuisine prepared by Chef Dante de Magistris, including six course or nine course meals with wine pairing. The Royal Sonesta boasts the Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Meeting Facility and has 26,000 square feet of meeting space available with onsite conference services.

The Revere Hotel sits in the heart of historical Boston where you can step out onto the Boston Common and stroll down Charles Street. The hotel’s chic modern décor provides an interesting contrast to the colonial feel of Boston, yet its modern features are in lockstep with business professionals’ needs. The hotel provides 36,000 square feet of flexible event space with an onsite manager available for every event. The hotel provides custom menus, in-house catering and a banquet manager to oversee the event meals. In-house audio-visual (AV) equipment, provided by PSAV can meet all your conference needs. Suites and rooms are luxurious with amenities such as robes and slippers, Wi-Fi internet service, a complementary Wall Street Journal and USA Today, room safe, complementary service in the Emerald Lounge, access to the 24-hour Fitness Center and a roof top indoor heated pool. Cuisine at the hotel’s Rustic Kitchen varies with the seasons, using the freshest local ingredients and offering the finest Italian fare.

US Coachways is glad to provide transportation during your stay in Boston and offers a variety of vehicles tailored for corporate trips, including limousines, executive SUVs, executive sprinters and executive buses. We are an environmentally focused company that supports biodiesel fuel and takes pride in knowing that our charter buses are the most eco-friendly form of transportation in the country.

Travel green and take advantage of our 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention BOSTON when booking your trip.

Go on a Philadelphia Family Vacation Adventure

Posted by Ed • Thursday, June 18. 2015 • Category: Philadelphia

During the sweet summer days when school is out, children are looking for excitement. Plan a trip to Philadelphia and nearby Pennsylvania towns where the whole family can enjoy a memorable vacation.

You can take the Tour d’Art — Philadelphia, which is an excursion that lasts two days and two nights. The Barnes Foundation is home to some of the largest art collections in the world, including the works of Renoir and Cézanne and a work done by Matisse, created especially for the main gallery space. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is also part of the first day of the tour. The museum is famous for its “Rocky steps,” a location used in filming the movie Rocky. The museum contains 200 galleries and is one of our country’s largest museums with art spanning many different time periods from 3,000 B.C. to today’s contemporary art. The second day of the tour takes you to the world’s largest outdoor museum, which is an expansive collection of murals and sculptures. You can enjoy guided tours outside, ride on a trolley and take the “Love Letter Train Tour” where you view 50 rooftop murals.

Hershey, Pennsylvania is just a few hours drive from Philadelphia and is well worth the trip. Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World for the ultimate chocolate experience. Take the free Hershey’s Chocolate Tour and watch cocoa beans turn into chocolate. You receive your own free chocolate sample during the tour. Indulge in an artistic experiment and create your own chocolate candy bar — select your own ingredients and also design the artwork for your own personalized candy wrapper. Solve a mystery that has 100 possible variations with Hershey’s characters in a digitally animated 4D show with special effects. Then of course, for chocolate lovers, there’s the chocolate tasting experience which involves your sampling a range of dark to milk chocolates. Hershey’s experts can show you how to immerse yourself in chocolate tasting and get the most out of it — not just tasting but also smelling, and yes, even hearing chocolate. Become a food artist and create your own dessert, making cupcakes, sundaes or cookies using Hershey’s chocolate candy.

You can sweeten the vacation trip even more by renting a US Coachways charter bus or SUV. We take pride in supporting biodiesel fuel as part of our mission to create a greener planet. A fact you may not know is that bus charters are the most eco-friendly form of transportation in the United States.

Save 10% when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention PHILADELPHIA when reserving your vehicle.

Experience Your Inner Cowboy during a Dallas Summer Vacation

Posted by Ed • Wednesday, June 17. 2015 • Category: Dallas

The time for family summer vacations has arrived. As the saying goes, “Big things happen in Texas,” and Dallas has many typically Texan things for families to do on vacation.

If you’ve never been to a rodeo, you’re in for a thrill. The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is open for rodeos weekend evenings from June through August in Mesquite, Texas, which is about a half hour drive from Dallas. The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is a permanent rodeo arena, open since 1958, that has hosted former Presidents Reagan and George W. Bush along with around 200,000 people who visit every year. Enjoy watching cowboys or cowgirls riding bucking broncos and unruly bulls. When riders fall off, clowns rush in to distract the animals and also entertain you with their silly antics. Calf roping and barrel racing are two other popular rodeo sports. You’ll see top-notch performances of professional cowboys and cowgirls. The best rodeos are in Texas, where rodeos originated, and you don’t want to miss going to a rodeo.

Visit the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture and travel back in time to the Dallas Wild West days. Dallas Heritage Village has structures from the 19th century with a general store, bank and doctor’s office. You can also visit Fort Worth’s Stockyards National Historic District, which is a living museum with an actual cattle drive of 18 longhorn steers that occurs twice daily down Exchange Avenue. Pick up your own ten-gallon cowboy hat at one of the vintage boutique stores.

From a food perspective, you can also think big. Texas is known for its barbecue, a variety of Tex-Mex fare and tender grilled steaks. Excellent restaurants for typical Mexican cuisine abound, where you can sample authentic fajitas, enchiladas and spicy burritos. Or, get your fingers dirty as you hold onto and bite into delicious short ribs lathered in tangy barbeque sauce served by many Dallas BBQ smokehouses and taverns. You can even sample cowboy food of a different nationality — Brazilian gauchos at the Dallas Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse. Enjoy the mouth-watering churrasco, which is 16 different cuts of grilled meats, including prime beef, pork and lamb. Cinnamon grilled pineapple is also a specialty. Dinners are three course meals beginning with a wide selection from a salad bar, the main course and upwards of 10 desserts.

Use US Coachways to make your Dallas vacation connections and avoid traffic and parking hassles. As a supporter of green travel, US Coachways backs biodiesel fuel. Statistics show bus charters can reduce carbon emissions by as much as 80 percent.

Save 10% when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention DALLAS when arranging your trip.

Plan a Summer Family Vacation Full of Fun in Los Angeles

Posted by Ed • Wednesday, June 17. 2015 • Category: Los Angeles

California is a favorite vacation spot for many people, and Los Angeles offers wonderful family-friendly attractions.

Experience what space travel was like by visiting the Endeavor space shuttle at the California Science Center. The Endeavor served NASA well, successfully completing 25 space missions. It was the first shuttle to service the Hubble Space Telescope and also the first shuttle used to add a U.S. component to the International Space Station. Imagine what it was like being an astronaut and learn about its many missions since its first launch in 1992.

The Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, California is another favorite spot for children. The museum, located in Brookside Park is next to the Rose Bowl and has 25 interactive exhibits located on four acres of land. This museum is great for children ranging from ages one to 12. Children love “The Dig” where they can uncover plant and animal fossils at a make-believe fossil excavation site. Or they can paint their own object or collage using organic and natural materials at the Flutterby Art Center, also designed to help children see how nature manifests its own art forms. Kids can learn in the Galvin Physics Forest Imagination Workshop, getting their hands dirty planting garden vegetables and seeing first hand where food comes from. Kids also have fun in the Outdoor Play area through hands-on exhibits that show the properties of water or exhibits that let them do leaf rubbing.

The whole family will enjoy Universal Studios Hollywood with its inside sets and scenes of a live movie studio. The tour takes you on rides and tours of famous movies, including an interactive 3-D ride on Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. Go on a Transformers ride that combines 3D media and flight simulation technology. Or ride on the Revenge of the Mummy, which has scary special effects and unexpected twists. Wear OgreVision glasses for a theater experience of Shrek 4-D. On the Studio Tour, see the Universal Studio’s backlot that contains four acres of 13 city blocks where fascinating sets come alive, such as the strange plane crash from War of the Worlds, Norman Bates at the Bates Motel from Psycho and Jaws lurking beneath the ocean waters.

Leave your vacation driving to US Coachways. Mom and Dad, you can avoid dealing with traffic congestion, struggling with directions and finding parking. Enjoy the ride and also go green. A charter bus can reduce carbon emissions by as much as 80 percent and is the most eco-friendly form of U.S. transportation today.

Take advantage of our 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-888-340-9122 and mention L.A. when booking your trip.

Corporate Trips: Mix Coastal Pleasure with Business in Virginia Beach

Posted by Ed • Wednesday, June 10. 2015 • Category: Virginia

Stunning views of a coastal setting in a city that also maintains a business focus enhances the pleasure of doing business. Virginia Beach fits the bill in all business respects, offering a spacious convention center combined with beautiful and luxurious accommodations, which are replete with the desired amenities to satisfy the business professional.

The Virginia Beach Convention Center contains:

  • More than 516,000 gross square feet
  • 150,000 square feet of open exhibit space
  • Close to 29,000 square feet of meeting space
  • More than 31,000 square feet of ballroom space (largest ballroom in Virginia)
  • Wire and wireless internet throughout the convention center

The center was the first in the nation to earn LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it an environmentally friendly facility. It has state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities and is frequently used for trade shows and conventions. The convention center’s catering service works with companies to tailor delicious menus that suit business travelers’ needs.

The Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Virginia Beach is an oceanfront hotel that provides stunning views from furnished private balconies. All rooms have Wi-Fi available. The hotel has an onsite fitness center with weightlifting equipment, an indoor and outdoor pool and whirlpool. The beach and boardwalk are only a few steps away from your hotel room.

The Oceanaire Resort Hotel contains two full-service high-tech business centers with high-speed Wi-Fi access, computers, fax and printing service. Suites are available that accommodate up to eight guests, have two bedrooms, a private balcony overlooking the ocean, a full kitchen with granite countertops and additional kitchenette in the second bedroom. You can reserve group room blocks of ten or more suites, receive special rates and take advantage of the AV-equipped meeting rooms.

U.S. News & Resort named the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront as “Best Hotel in 2015.” It has indoor and outdoor rooftop swimming pools. From its location on the Virginia Beach boardwalk, it provides two award-winning restaurants where guests enjoy fresh fish and top-of-the-line steaks. The Empyrean Club occupies the top three floors of the hotel and offers enhanced amenities including Continental breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres, suites with two plasma 60-inch screen televisions, complimentary Wall Street Journal or other newspapers, complimentary use of a laptop computer and printer/fax/copier along with personal concierge service. For business meetings and functional meeting space, the hotel provides 12,000 square feet along with a 7,100 square foot oceanfront ballroom that has a holding capacity of 1,000 guests for events.

US Coachways offers vehicles designed for corporate professionals. Select a limousine, executive SUV, executive sprinter or executive bus. A charter bus is the most eco-friendly vehicle in the nation, according to research studies.

Travel green and take advantage of our 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention VIRGINIA when booking your trip.

Washington D.C. Venues for Successful Business Trips

Posted by Ed • Wednesday, June 10. 2015 • Category: Washington DC

As the nation’s capitol, Washington D.C. has ideal venues to offer businesses for planning successful corporate trips, meetings and conventions. Make arrangements ahead of time, so you can take advantage of all the options available.

Whether your meetings are small or large, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center can cater to your business needs. Feel free to reserve a space for a group as small as 20 people, or take advantage of the ability to plan a larger event through the center’s 77 customizable meeting rooms. Rooms come complete with a head table, podium, microphone, registration table and catered food and beverage selections, which can be customized for small groups. The audio-visual equipment includes LCD projectors, screens, microphones, wireless remotes and flip charts. Based on the number of users, wireless or wired Internet services are available. The Center’s leadership team, staff and partners are glad to work with you to plan your event.

Washington D.C. has close to 30,000 hotel rooms available in the city, which means options abound. Some of the well-known brand names include the Four Seasons, Marriott, Hilton, Mayflower and Ritz-Carlton.

The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is D.C.’s largest hotel, providing 1,332 rooms and 173,000 square feet of meeting space. Its meeting space can serve as an alternative to the downtown Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The Marriott offers fine dining at Stone’s Throw Restaurant and Bar, where guests enjoy prime steaks, chops and seafood, served in a sophisticated setting. The hotel also has a coffee house and gourmet deli called Illy’s in Woodley Park along with Harry’s Pub, which serves an Old English menu combined with contemporary fare.

The Hilton Washington D.C. is the city’s second largest hotel with 1,201 rooms and 110,000 square feet of meeting space. It is also steeped in history and tradition as an official site for inaugural balls every four years. Presidents and former presidents often frequent this hotel, which is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. The hotel provides easy access to popular sites to visit, such as the White House, National Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Hotel guests enjoy a fine dining experience with traditional American favorites including savory seafood, locally grown ingredients, and fresh salads. You can meet with business associates for cocktails in the fashionable TDL Bar or enjoy watching sports and drinking beverages at the McClellan’s Sports Bar.

US Coachways is glad to help you make your D.C. connections in luxury and style. Our professional drivers take traffic and parking hassles off your hands, and we’re focused on business travel through options like limousines, executive SUVs, executive sprinters or executive buses. US Coachways is a generous supporter of biodiesel and green transportation. Studies have indicated that one charter bus can replace up to 50 cars on the road and potentially reduce carbon emissions by about 80 percent.

Take advantage of our 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention D.C. when booking your trip.

Plan a Business Trip to Chicago, the Commercial Hub of the Midwest

Posted by Ed • Wednesday, June 10. 2015 • Category: Chicago

As warmer summer weather approaches, making travel easier, many companies plan business trips and conferences. Chicago is convenient for business excursions through its central location between the East and West Coast — it also offers easy access to airlines. O’Hare International Airport is one of the nation’s and world’s busiest airports, providing service for national and international flights. The Windy City is definitely keeping pace with accommodations that meet businesses’ needs.

The McCormick Convention Center is the premier meeting place in Chicago, voted “Best Conference Center for the Best of Illinois Meetings & Events” in 2014. The Center offers:

  • Assembly seating for 18,000 people
  • Three theaters containing 300 seats each
  • 2.6 million square feet of exhibit halls,
  • Six ballrooms (two are the latest in Chicago)
  • 1.3 million square feet all on 2 levels
  • 179 meeting rooms
  • 600,000 square feet of meeting room space

Connected to the Convention Center, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is remarkably convenient and provides numerous options for rooms and suites with oversized work desks. While the Hyatt Regency is the perfect setting for high-end business, it is also excellent for your leisure. Enjoy delicious farm-to-table fare in contemporary settings where you can relax with colleagues over cocktails and enjoy a meal. The Hyatt has a number of eateries from the Daily Grind for breakfast to lunch at Forno with its hand-tossed pizzas and grilled paninis and the Shor restaurant with grilled steaks and salads for evening meals. Or drop into M/X for a drink and enjoy a sports game.

The Waldorf Astoria Chicago is one of the city’s newest and most popular hotels, located in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Known for its luxurious apartment-style rooms, spa and recreational facilities, business people can be pampered and relax, receive a massage or body treatment or take leisurely swims in the lap pool. The hotel’s restaurant, the Balsan is a European bistro featuring artfully crafted meals that incorporate fresh local ingredients. Bernard’s Bar offers cocktails, wines and craft beers in a sophisticated setting, ideal for having drinks with business associates.

To make your business connections or enjoy leisurely excursions in Chicago, US Coachways can provide you with a limousine, executive SUV, executive sprinter or executive bus. Our company supports biodiesel and green travel, and statistics show that charter buses are the most eco-friendly form of travel in the nation.

Take advantage of our 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention CHICAGO when booking your trip.

St. Louis: One of the Nation’s Best Venues for Business Trips

Posted by Ed • Friday, June 5. 2015 • Category: Saint Louis

In 2009, the LA Times described St. Louis as one of the “Most Underrated Destinations of the World.” Many people don’t realize the tremendous capacity St. Louis possesses for hosting business conventions by providing world class meeting spaces and top rate hotel accommodations. St. Louis is centrally situated between both U.S. coasts, offering the most travel friendly location for nationwide corporations looking for a midpoint.

America’s Center Convention Complex is in the heart of St. Louis and is business focused in every way possible. The Center’s 1.2 million square feet of space contains 10,000 square feet of meeting space including four separate meeting facilities under one roof — the Cervantes Convention Center, the Edward Jones Dome, the St. Louis Conference Center and the Ferrara Theatre. There are 80 flexible meeting rooms, exhibit halls and a ballroom. More than 20 hotels provide ample and luxurious accommodations. Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Hilton, Hyatt, Embassy Suites, Westin, Marriott, Sheraton and other well known brand name hotels are all conveniently nearby the Center Convention Complex.

The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission (CVC) that manages the Center Convention Complex continues to receive honors and recognition for excellent service through Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine — Award of Excellence; Meetings & Conventions Magazine — CVB Gold Service Award; and Successful Meetings Magazine — Pinnacle Award. You’ll find the Midwest’s hospitality industry at its best here in St. Louis.

While visiting St. Louis for business, in your free time you can drop into the Missouri Botanical Garden. You’ll see the stunning collection of more than 51,000 plants and flowers, with blooming orchids, magnolias, peonies and other aesthetic blooms depending on when you time your visit. While exquisitely beautiful in and of itself, the Botanical Garden is also hosting the Lantern Festival from May 23 through August 23, 2015. Chinese lanterns crafted from silk and steel light up the garden. The electricity used to light the lanterns leaves a zero carbon footprint from electricity usage because the Ameren Missouri Pure Power program matched the electricity used for the festival with renewable energy certificates from a Missouri wind farm.

At US Coachways, we also support green industries and provide eco-frlendly vehicles. One charter bus is capable of replacing 50 cars on the road and reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent. Rent a limousine, an executive bus, executive SUV or executive sprinter van and keep your team together during travel while you enjoy planned activities in St. Louis. Take advantage of our 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention SAINTLOUIS when booking your trip.

Miami Corporate Trips: the Best Combination for Business and Pleasure

Posted by Ed • Friday, June 5. 2015 • Category: Miami

Florida is a favorite spot for business conventions and retreats because it has beautiful oceanfront venues where executives and staff can mix business with pleasure. Companies often want to thank their employees for their commitment and hard work. A business meeting or retreat in a relaxing, aesthetic location combined with first class hotel accommodation, a golf game or other interesting excursions helps strengthen the bonds between staff members and company executives. Miami does not disappoint with its beaches, luxurious hotels, conference centers and meeting rooms.

The href="http://www.icmiamihotel.com/">InterContinental® Miami is a premier convention center located in the heart of the city near the business district. It contains more than 101,000 square feet of space for events and accommodates as many as 3,000 guests. The center contains 35 meeting rooms and the Grand Ballroom along with Executive Club Continental® floors for additional workspace. Amenities include a private lounge, complimentary snacks and a cocktail hour. Secretarial, fax, courier and copying services are available in the 24-hour business center. The club concierge is glad to assist in arranging entertainment, business, catering, laundry or dry cleaning services.

href="http://www.loewshotels.com/miami-beach/">Loews Hotels Resorts is a Miami’ South Beach oceanfront hotel with top-of-the-line meeting rooms. It has 65,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space and its largest conference room accommodates 7,000 guests for banquet style seating. In addition, the hotel offers 21 additional meeting rooms, salons and parlors and a full-service FedEx Business Center. You have your choice of a luxurious room or spacious suite that comes with a workspace area. Executive Chef Josh Capon prepares delicious cuisine for the hotel’s guests, serving an array of shellfish, oysters and sushi along with savory steaks, pastas and other mouth-watering fare. Through its amenities and service, the hotel strives to make your business experience exceptional.

Plan your corporate trip ahead of time and include stress-free transportation through US Coachways. Our professional drivers can deal with city traffic, ensure your timely arrival and take care of parking for you. Reserve an executive bus, limousine, executive SUV or executive sprinter van and enjoy your trip. Take advantage of our 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention CONVENTION or FORTUNE 500 when booking.

Enjoy a Corporate Getaway in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted by Ed • Friday, June 5. 2015 • Category: Atlanta

A break in the work routine can spark new life into a business, bring a team together and revitalize business goals. Plan your business retreat or corporate getaway and reward your employees with a trip to Atlanta.

Internationally and Nationwide — Atlanta Attracts Businesses

Numerous nationwide corporations have established headquarters in Atlanta such as CNN, UPS, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Turner Broadcasting and Lockheed Martin, to name a few. Atlanta is also a transportation hub for business people flying in from Europe and Africa and in that sense is an international city. You’ll also find an international business presence in the Atlanta metro area with corporate giants such as Siemens. Just as you would expect, aside from Southern hospitality, Atlanta has ample facilities to accommodate business people.

Business Oriented Venues

The Four Seasons has a number of function rooms to accommodate business conferences and meetings, with the ballroom seating the largest number, 500 guests, and other rooms that seat anywhere from small gatherings of 30 up to 250 people. The hotel business center is open 24 hours a day. The hotel’s Park 75 dining room, terrace and bar also are excellent for post-corporate dining or social gatherings after business meetings. The hotel has numerous amenities for guests to enjoy including a chlorine-free sea-salt pool, a pool terrace with sun deck, fitness center (fitness trainers available upon request), and a spa with massage and other treatments.

The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead models its hospitality for the business community, supporting planned business conferences, events and meetings. It has stages and podiums with appropriate lighting, video capabilities for PowerPoint presentations and image projection, camera recording and/or editing services, multiple sound systems, wireless microphone options and office facilities with fax machines, printers and copiers. The hotel can provide personal computers, foreign language and secretarial services, along with shipping and receiving for conference materials. If you forgot to bring adapters, batteries or cell phones, the hotel’s concierge is able to assist you. The hotel also provides courier services and has a seamstress available for your personal dress needs. In addition to its many business-related services, guests at the Ritz-Carlton enjoy luxurious room accommodations. “Refined and elegant “describe the hotel from top to bottom from the lobby to private spaces and meeting areas.

Go Green with US Coachways

US Coachways offers business professionals the ideal means of transportation. Choose the perfect vehicle from our fleet of limousines, executive buses, executive SUVs or executive sprinter vans. Leave the hassles of traffic, directions and parking to a professional. In addition to traveling in luxury, travel green and support the environment. US Coachways is an eco-friendly company that supports biodiesel, and bus charter is the greenest form of transportation today. Take advantage of our 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention ATLANTA when booking.

Plan Your Business Trip to Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach on the South Carolina Coast

Posted by Ed • Thursday, June 4. 2015 • Category: Leisures & Pleasures

Executives often shake hands, sealing a deal, while they combine business with pleasure. Business trips are part of the corporate culture, and it’s ideal to find a relaxing venue with amenities that serve your purposes. South Carolina has a beautiful coastline with golfing venues at Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach and other shoreline locations that are perfect settings for business trips.

Hilton Head is replete with golf courses more than 20 world-class ranges to choose from, including courses that host PGA Tour events. Hilton Head Island Golf quotes Gold Digest, which recently named Hilton Head Island in seven out of eight top 10 golf destination categories. Renowned golfers such as Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jack Nicklaus, among others have designed a number of the Hilton Head courses. You’ll find the golfing geared for any level golfer while at the same time providing challenges for those who are highly skilled in the game. Some courses offer golf schools for golfers looking to improve their games. Golf packages are available that include upscale lodging at hotels, inns and golf resorts. There are also vacation homes and villa rentals that provide spacious accommodations.

Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island is a stunning nature and golf setting, dotted with giant live oak trees. Visitors enjoy golf, tennis and swimming along with nature walks, renowned for delighting bird watchers. Stay at an elegant Beaufort hotel and enjoy the ultimate in Southern hospitality while entertaining your business associates.

Another option is the Myrtle Beach Marriot Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes, located right on the ocean in the Grande Dunes 2,200 acre residential community. You can enjoy championship golf at this resort and other amenities, including a full-service spa, tennis, fitness center and beachfront pool with water slide. The hotel’s event meeting place is perfect for business gatherings through options of 11 different event rooms, each equipped with cutting edge audiovisual equipment and catering. Within the hotel, you’ll have access to copy, fax and secretarial services.

Put your business associates at ease by choosing the right venue and planning your trip with US Coachways. With the driving, parking and directions in our professional driver’s hands, you can sit back and enjoy the ride. Reserve an executive bus, limousine, executive SUV or executive sprinter van and spend the time discussing business while you travel in luxury and comfort. Take advantage of our 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention OCEAN when booking your trip.