Music recording artist Nat King Cole first made the rhythm and blues song “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” a popular hit in 1946. At the time, Route 66 went by various names — the Main Street of America, the Mother Road and the Will Rogers Highway.
Seniors remember Route 66 as one of the country’s original highways stretching 2,448 miles from Chicago through Santa Monica, California. The highway was built in 1926, and during tough times in the 1930’s many people used Route 66 to move west.
The National Historic Route 66 Federation has preserved much of America’s heritage along this famed highway. There are national landmarks to see, reviews you can read about people’s favorite highway stretches that include preferred places to stay and restaurants.
Charter a bus with friends and take a trip along Route 66. Enjoy the sights and events along the way, such as:
The Just Crusin Car Show at the La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona October 2-4, featuring a sock hop, poker run and burnout contest.
The International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico from October 3-11. Some highlights include a music fiesta, balloon rides and photo contest, not to mention the spectacle of seeing the sky filled with hot air balloons.
Route 66 Pecan and Fun Fest is a special event at the nut house in Claremore, Oklahoma. It features pony rides and a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, camel rides and arts and crafts. (October 17)
The Ghost of Fort Reno is another favorite. Take a tour of Fort Reno in Oklahoma. Its historical roots date back to the Indian Wars era of the 1800’s and the Oklahoma Land Run.
Do your part to help preserve our national heritage, historical landmarks, and stretches of highway that keep memories alive of an earlier time. Bus travel is not just affordable. It is also the nation’s safest and most green form of transportation.
Plan Your Route 66 Trip Today
Booking is easy. Take advantage of available discounts. Reserve a bus charter online or call 1.888.502.3458.