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Celebrate National Park Week

See Our National Treasures the Easy Way—on a Charter Bus!!

There are 58 national parks spread across the United States, offering stunning vistas, pristine wilderness and some of the most unusual and fascinating adventures anywhere on the planet. From Yosemite to Yellowstone, from the Grand Canyon to the Grand Tetons, from the other-worldly trees at Sequoia National Park to the subterranean spelunking at Mammoth Cave, there’s no better entertainment for your dollar anywhere. In conjunction with Earth Day 2018, the National Park System will celebrate National Park Week from April 21 through April 29, 2018, and on the first day, you’ll be able to get admission to any national park at no charge. It’s one of four days during the year when the National Park Service waives entrance fees.

Our National Park Service—Wonders of the World

Many of the sights you’ll see in one of our national parks seem like the stuff of fairy tales—

  • The famed redwoods at Redwood National Park can tower more than 350 above you (taller than the Statue of Liberty) and have a diameter of 30 feet at ground level
  • The largest park in the system—Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, in Alaska—has more than half of the 16 highest mountain peaks in the United States and sits in three different climate zones, offering wetlands as well as glaciers
  • Old Faithful, in Yellowstone, is a cone geyser that was first observed by explorers in 1870. Shooting boiling hot water as high as 185 feet for up to five minutes, the natural phenomenon has slowed down in the past few years, probably due to an earthquake. However, it’s continually erupted since 2000.
  • You can stash the entire Empire State Building below the surface at Crater Lake National Park, with a depth of 1,943 feet. Located in southern Oregon, Crater Lake gets more than 500 inches of snow every year.

Some of the Events during National Park Week

National Park Week is a joint effort, combining the forces of the National Park Service with the National Park Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money to maintain and improve the park system. National Park Week kicks off on Saturday, April 21, with National Junior Ranger Day, celebrating and fostering involvement by America’s youth in the National Park system. The Junior Ranger program offers activities for children ages 5 through 13, where the Junior Rangers can get a guided park visit, an opportunity to ask questions of a park ranger, an official Junior Ranger patch and a Junior Ranger certificate. Some parks, including Shenandoah National Park, have special activities planned for Junior Ranger Day, activities that allow children and their parents to explore the park together.

On Sunday, April 22, Earth Day will be celebrated around the globe. Earth Day was founded in 1970 in response to an offshore well blowout near Santa Barbara, California in 1969 that killed thousands of marine animals. More than 20 million U.S. citizens gathered across the country that first Earth Day, asking legislators and policymakers to pay attention to the planet and to environmental concerns. According to organizers, the event is now the largest “secular” holiday in the world, with more than a billion celebrants every year.

Many of our national parks have some type of connection to military history and conflicts, including famous battlefields and other historic sites. To recognize the sacrifice that soldiers make, the National Park Service has established Saturday, April 28, 2018 as Veteran and Military Recognition Day, offering special programs for men and women who are in the military or who have served. The parks also offer free admission for the entire Veteran’s Day weekend.

Finally, on Sunday, April 29, the National Parks celebrate ParkRx Day, designed to educate people about the health benefits tied to visiting our national parks.

 

Why a Charter Bus is a Great Way to See America’s National Parks

Whether you’re heading to Yosemite or Yellowstone, or to one of the more urban National Parks, such as the Statue of Liberty, there’s typically a lot of travel involved. When you’re on vacation, you don’t want to spend all your time buried in a map or looking at GPS, battling traffic or trying to find a place to park. With a charter bus, you’ll be dropped off at nature’s front door. You’ll also find that traveling with a group of friends or family members makes a trip more memorable. You’ll bond in ways you couldn’t otherwise.

If you’re planning on traveling with a group, there’s no mode of transportation that compares to a charter bus. Here are some of the great reasons for renting a charter bus from BusRental.com:

  • You won’t find a safer way to travel—Statistics show that bus travel is consistently rated the safest way to travel anywhere in the country. Our drivers are highly skilled, undergoing extensive and regular training to prepare them to properly respond to any situation. You won’t have to worry about your personal safety or the security of your personal belongings, either. We have only one way on and off most of our buses, so you won’t have any unwanted guests, and your stuff will be safe.
  • You’ll always have lots of options—A charter bus offers the best of all possible worlds…you don’t have to choose from a limited number of prepackaged excursions. Instead, you tell us where you want to go and when you want to be there, and we’ll set everything up. Because of our access to an extensive number of charter bus service providers, we can often make last minute changes to your itinerary and can even set up an entire trip with relatively little notice.
  • A charter bus lets you really be on vacation—With a charter bus, you get to turn all the details over to someone else. You’ll travel on the same coach for your entire trip, so you won’t have to worry about missing a connection…and your luggage will always be with you, so you’ll never be chasing down a missing bag. There’s no TSA line—you won’t have to take off your shoes, unless it’s to kick up your feet and relax. You can bring you own shampoo and other toiletries, and you won’t ever have to put your phone on “bus mode.”
  • Your charter bus will always be there when you need to be there—Our charter buses are regularly maintained, so mechanical problems are virtually unheard of. In addition, with our state-of-the-art navigational and communication systems, we can anticipate traffic or travel problems and find alternate routes to get you where you want to go when you want to be there.
  • A charter bus gives you room to move—You won’t bang your knees against the seat in front of you—there’s plenty of leg room in front of every seat. The aisles are spacious, too, and you can get up and move about whenever you choose.
  • There’s no more affordable way to travel with a group—Charter bus travel is, hands-down, the least expensive way to take a group of people to one of the nation’s great parks. With the money you save, you can come home with lots of great souvenirs.
  • You’ll be helping the planet—Traveling as a group, on a single coach, leaves far less of a carbon footprint on the earth.

Whether Your Group is Large or Small—We Have the Right Coach for You

Whether you are heading to a national park with a few of your closest friends, or bringing a large group, there’s no need to worry. We have the right sized coach to meet all your needs. For small groups, our Executive Sprinter Van seats up to 12 people, with ample room for personal belongings. If you have a mid-sized group of adventurers, consider our mini-bus, with accommodations for 24 to 35 attendees. Large groups are not a problem, either—our largest buses hold up to 57 passengers, and multiple bus rentals are always an option. You can even turn your trip to the National Parks into a party, with one of our party buses, which house 20 to 40 guests and offer state-of-the-art sound systems.

We offer a wide range of modern amenities, so you’ll want to check with our agents to see what’s available on the coaches you are considering. Many of our buses have Wifi, DVD players and PA systems, as well as ports and charging stations for your devices. In addition, some coaches have on-board restroom facilities.

See Our National Parks with a Charter Bus from BusRental.com

BusRental.com, the largest charter bus network in the nation, has been the industry leader in the charter bus business for more than 30 years, providing quality coaches to more than 21,000 events each year. To learn more about the different coaches in our fleet or to get a free quote, call 1-888-502-3458 to talk to one of our experienced agents.

 

 

Celebrate National Park Week