Seeing The Sights From Chicago To St Louis

If you are chartering a bus from the windy city to Oklahoma City then add some spontaneity to your trip and stop at some cool locations along the away. From seeing St. Louis to Mark Twain National Forest, there are many sites you would not normally see unless you were traveling by bus.

We have put together some places along the way that will turn your trip into the best one yet.

Paddleboat Quarry

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If anyone in your group is a fan of water sports, stop in Naperville and go kayaking on Quarry Lake. This stop is only 48 minutes outside of Chicago, but it allows you to have some quality outdoors time before your bit journey to Oklahoma City. Rent as many kayaks as you need at the Riverwalk Café. Rent a one-person kayak or a two-person kayak, whatever your preference may be. Paddle boats are also available for your enjoyment. Come on and enjoy some time on the water!

Bloomington

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Bloomington, IL is full of various arts and historical sites that attract many tourists throughout the year. This city is full of many attractions you won’t want to miss.

The Miller Park Zoo is home to various species of mammals and reptiles. Come check out the new edition of Snow Leopard cubs and Harbor seals and get a feel for what it is truly like to be in the wild. Take a tour of the zoo or enjoy a ride on their animal themed carousel ride. Many different events occur here monthly so make sure to check out what is going on before you arrive.

For those of you in your group that are history buffs, you have to check out the David Davis Mansion. The Victorian architecture of this building represents the rich social culture of the America’s Western frontier in 1850 through 1880s. Take a tour of this home and learn about technology, cultural, social and architectural elements of the Gilded Age. Come and explore the past with your group and enjoy an experience you will never forget.

St Louis

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We know your final destination is here, but we thought it was necessary to give you some ideas of places to visit while you are here. The beautiful city of St Louis is located on the Mississippi river in Missouri. This is home to some of American’s most beautiful architectural developments and attractions to visit. Known as one of the areas Lewis and Clarke discovered in the 19th century, replica paddlewheelers ply the Mississippi river in commemoration.

One site you and your group absolutely have to see is The Gateway Arch. One of St Louis most prized possessions; this monument symbolizes the nation’s westward expansion and accomplishments of early pioneers. Thought of and built in the 1960’s, people have come from all over the country to see this site for decades. With a tram that takes you on a journey to the top, catch breathtaking views of the entire city. There is also an expansive museum underneath the arch for your enjoyment. This is one memory you will cherish for the rest of your life.

Take a stop and indulge yourself in nature. The The Missouri Botanical Garden has been around for 155 years and it keeps on growing. With a European display of horticulture, it is conservation for education and site seeing. The garden is considered a national historic landmark with more than 4,800 trees that live on the grounds. Some of the exhibits include Japanese, Chinese, English Woodland, Ottoman and Victorian district gardens. Come and take a long walk and stretch your legs through some of the most beautiful gardens in the state.

Calling all history buffs again, the Missouri History Museum showcases all of the important events that occurred in Missouri over the decades. This museum features various special exhibits including the “1904 World’s Fair: Looking Back and Looking Forward” and “Seeking St Louis.” Plan in advance and enjoy their many community events that are held throughout the year or take a tour of the museum exhibits. This is one museum you will definitely want to add to your trip.

The BBQ Saloon

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You and you crew must be hungry right about now. Stop at one of St Louis’ most famous BBQ restaurants, The BBQ Saloon. The menu does not compare to anywhere else with food like the Kangaroo Burger and The Kitchen Sink Dog. Not only is the food to die for but the inside décor combines rustic and modern designs that will make you feel old school. Come grab a bite to eat before you hit the road for the rest of your journey.

We Hope You Had A Blast!

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Chicago to NYC, Oh the Sights You’ll See!

Exploring the Sights From Chicago to NYC

We know that long road trips can be strenuous, add some fun to your journey and plan a couple of stops along the way. If you are chartering a bus from Chicago to New York City, there are many attractions that you normally wouldn’t’ see unless on the road.

We have put together some places along the way that will turn your trip into the best one yet.

Toledo Museum of Art

A  panoramic view of downtown Toledo Ohio's skyline from across the Maumee river at a popular restaurant area with a paver brick boardwalk and a decorative iron railing..  A beautiful  blue sky with white clouds for a backdrop.
A panoramic view of downtown Toledo Ohio’s skyline from across the Maumee river at a popular restaurant area with a paver brick boardwalk and a decorative iron railing.. A beautiful blue sky with white clouds for a backdrop.

Nicknamed “The Glass City” due to its success in the glass industry, Toledo, Ohio is a great place to visit. Located at the West end of Lake Erie, bordering the state of Michigan, this city offers many attractions to see. The Toldeo Museum of Art is internationally know and has a multitude of world-renowned art on display. It houses a collection of more than 30,000 pieces of art. They have something for everyone, including glass, European, American, Renaissance, Greek, Roman and Japanese art collections.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

An empty star from the Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, California.
An empty star from the Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, California.

Cleveland, Ohio is located on the shores of Lake Erie. With skyscrapers and surrounding suburbs, this city has more to offer than you think. Most known as a center for the arts and business, Cleveland is booming with excitement and opportunity.

Located in Cleveland on the shore of Lake Erie is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This museum archives the history of some of the best well-known artists in the history of rock and roll. People come from all over to experience the present and past successes of some of America’s best musicians. Many producers and engineers have also been recognized here for their extraordinary work.

Pittsburgh

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Painting in the style of Andy Warhol, four squares with a sketch of soup cans

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has a wealth of history and culture that make it one of the most magnificent cities in America. Known for its many bridges, amazing food and art, Pittsburgh is full of great locations to stop.

The Andy Warhol Museum is located on the North Shore of Pittsburgh and is the largest museum in the country dedicated to one single artist. At this museum there is a permanent collection of Warhol’s art and archives. People come from all over the country to visit this museum and dive deep into some of his major influences.

If you or someone in your group loves nature and gardens then the beauty of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will astound you. Not only is the garden a historic landmark but it is also considered to be one of the most well manicured garden facilities in the state of Pennsylvania. Many weddings and special event are held here year-round. Take a tour of the gardens, get some fresh air and explore.

If you and your group get hungry, stop at one of Pittsburgh’s coolest places to eat. Restaurants like Monterey Pub, serve comfort food such as Shepard’s Pie and tenders and fries. If you are wanting to branch out a bit, take a pit stop at Butcher and the Rye and enjoy a nice flank steak meal.

Hershey Park

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A sign that reads ÒHersheyÓ

Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, this is a spot that is fun for the entire gang. Hershey is where Hershey chocolates are headquartered and made, and who wouldn’t want to visit a sweet place like that?

If you are wanting to add some amusement to your trip, then riding the roller coasters at Hershey Park will do the trick. This park is themed after various candy bars made by the Hershey Company. If you are afraid of heights, don’t worry; they have various rides for all fears and ages. Enjoy some time here and get your adrenaline pumping for the rest of your trip.

Philadelphia

A delicious oven bake steak and cheese submarine sandwich with mushrooms, green peppers, and onion.
A delicious oven bake steak and cheese submarine sandwich with mushrooms, green peppers, and onion.

If you have anyone that is a fan of Philly cheese steaks in your group, then don’t forget to make a stop here. Philadelphia is not just famous for their cheese steaks, but is a city full of culture and history. Philadelphia is a great place to stop and check out some stunning scenery.

Really want to eat the best cheese steak in Philly? We heard through the grapevine that John’s Roast Pork has the best Philly cheese steak in all of Philadelphia. Locals and visitors from all over rave about the authenticity of this particular sandwich. Established in 1930, they have been making this sandwich for cheesesteak lovers for over 85 years.

If you or anyone in your group is a history buff, check out Boat House Row. Located on the Schuylkill River, there are 15 boathouses lined up and is considered a historic landsite. Built in 1860, these houses have a 19th and 20th century revivals feel. Boathouse #2 through #15 are known as the Schuylkill Navy, which is an association of amateur rowing clubs of Philadelphia. Come see a rowing race and take in some 150 odd years of American history.

NYC, I Promise We Are Coming!

Now, you are about an hour and 15 minutes South of NYC. If you chose to charter a bus and head on an adventure from Chicago to New York City, we hope you enjoy your trip. May these locations find you well and we hope you have fun. Let us know how it goes!