Explore Waterbury on a Connecticut Bus Charter
For History & Museum Buffs, a Waterbury Bus Rental is the Way to Travel
Times have changed for Waterbury since the days it was nicknamed “Brass City.” The gritty urban center, once famed for making brass fixtures as well as clocks and watches, is still recovering from the hard economic times of the 1980s. Still, nestled within the city there are hidden gems waiting to be discovered. The historic Palace Theater has been restored to its original 1920s splendor. The Timex Museum heralds the famed watchmaker that got its start in Waterbury back in 1854. And don’t miss the acclaimed Mattatuck Museum with its exhibits that bring to life the city’s industrial past.
A short drive away, Litchfield is a picturesque town and well worth a visit, as is the Danbury Rail Museum with its vintage locomotives. Ride the rollercoaster at Quassy Amusement Park. Hike the trails at Mount Tom State Park or hit the beaches at Bantam Lake, the state’s largest natural lake.
Whether you’re planning a school trip or a weekend getaway, US Coachways offers city bus charters to locations throughout Connecticut, including Hartford, Mystic and Bridgeport. From party buses to 56-seat coach buses, our extensive fleet of vehicles can handle groups of all sizes. Superior customer service, luxury amenities and affordable bus rental rates make us an ideal choice for community organizations, church groups and schools as well as special events such as bachelor parties and birthday celebrations. Our account specialists are available 24/7 to assist with your reservation. Take a seat and enjoy the ride.
Plenty to Appeal to Everyone in Waterbury
From wooden rollercoasters and serene woodlands to museums, historic homes and golf, Waterbury and the surrounding area offers many sights and delights. below is just a sampling of the many local attractions and points of interest.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — If you love rollercoasters, Quassy Amusement Park boasts the award-winning "Wooden Warrior" rollercoaster, a water raft ride, a pair of "FreeFall" extreme bodyslides and the gigantic "Tunnel Twister" waterslides as well as more than two-dozen other rides and attractions
- Arts & Cultural — Learn about the bygone days when Waterbury was an industrial center at the Mattatuck Museum. Catch a Broadway touring company at the city’s Palace Theater or take in a performance at the Seven Angels Theatre.
- Restaurants & Shopping — In Waterbury, the Brass Mill Center & Commons sports dozens of brand-name stores and restaurants. Head to Litchfield and stroll through the historic Green lined with attractive shops and restaurants. The nearby Danbury Fair is one of the state’s largest shopping malls offering 200 retailers and eateries.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues — If golf is your game, there’s no shortage of public courses where out-of-town visitors can tee off. In Waterbury, East Mountain first opened for play in 1932 and Western Hills is known for its rolling terrain and beautiful vistas. The laid-back Stonybrook Golf Course in Litchfield offers an expertly manicured nine holes.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks —St. Anne’s Church on Waterbury’s South Main Street is a fine example of French Gothic design and an architectural icon. In Litchfield, visit the nation’s first law school, the Tapping Reeve House and Law School. Learn of a bygone era at the Edith Morton Chase House, located in Topsmead State Forest, and the John and Mary Rider House in Danbury.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities —Outdoor enthusiasts need only take a short drive outside Waterbury to enjoy beaches, hiking and scuba diving. In Litchfield, hike to the summit of Mount Tom, which rises 1,325 feet above sea level, explore Topsmead State Forest or bike the trails of the 4,000-acre White Memorial Foundation. Bantam Lake in the town of Morris covers 1,200 acres and offers two beaches and boat launches. Tarrywile Park, located in Danbury, has more than 21 miles of trails, ponds and numerous vistas.
- Other Points of Interest — What do chocolate, watches and locomotives have in common? Nothing, except for the local museums and factory tours available to visitors. Learn about the origins of chocolate and make your own candy bar at Fascia's Chocolates in Waterbury. Timexpo, also known as the Timex Museum, tells the story of the venerable watchmaker with an extensive collection of time pieces. The Danbury Railway Museum is a restored 1903 station that was the same station filmed in the opening scene of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train.”
Don’t Wait to Book Your Waterbury Bus Charter Rental
Booking a bus charter with US Coachways is fast and easy. Whether you are looking for a party bus, a minibus or a luxury coach bus, our account specialists are always on hand to help you plan and reserve the perfect bus trip. For a free quote or to book your charter bus rental, contact us at 1-855-BUS-CHARTER (1-855-287-2427).