Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas in Indianapolis

With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas peeking around the corner, you might want to think about visiting Indianapolis in your charter bus to take part in the festivities of the season. From Christmas light viewing to organized events, Indianapolis has a lot to offer.

Festive Events enjoyed by All

For one, you should visit the Circle of Lights presented by Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW 481, which will be run throughout the holiday season. In Indianapolis, millions of visitors coming in coach buses enjoy the decorations of Monument Circle as it is one of Indianapolis’ annual tradition. There is live entertainment presented every evening from 6 - 8pm, andadmission is free for everyone.
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Beyond Expectation Was Goose the Market

Do you know how you can walk into a place and know instantly, in a very short period of time, that the people who run the place are truly, really, absolutely and irrefutably are passionate about something and are willing to selflessly share it out with others? Yes, that is the feeling you get when you walk into Goose the Market. That phenomenal feeling of great passion that envelopes and sometimes overwhelms you. If you have a deep love for good food and great company, then head over to Goose The Market which is located at 2503 N Delaware Street, Indianapolis. They can be reached at (317) 924-4944. Otherwise, to see the products and services that they have to offer you during your charter bus Indianapolis trip, head over to their website ( for a quick lookaround.
They DO know their thing about good food because the place if run and operated by professional chefs. We loved the concept of a moving grill...yes, a mobile grill on wheels that sometimes makes an appearance in the attraction and if it is needed during an event somewhere else, you can hire it for your event or exhibition. Right there and then, you will get your own personal smoking and grilling bar on location.
In all honesty, Goose the Market isn’t the kind of place for vegetarians or people who seek out healthier options. They are into good meats packed packed with mouth-watering flavors, cheese that are made and cooked in the sexiest and meanest possible way. In the shop itself, they offer some of the best smoked meat, spices, cheese, wine and beer, coffee, bread, pastries and gelato. Everything to perk up your taste buds during the charter bus Indianapolis visit. And THAT, dear readers, was what made us keep longing for another stop even right before the visit was over. We just started talking about when we were coming back for another heavenly date with these passionate chefs and staff.
The atmosphere at Goose the Market is casual, comfy and quite trendy, and while there are no rules about how you should dress when you visit, we think erring on the side of casual and fun should be good.
We saw a couple with a disabled child in a wheelchair come up quite easily to the restaurant so, the restaurant is absolutely wheelchair accessible so, don’t worry if you are coming in with disabled family members or guests.
So, wait no more, start booking your personal space in Goose the Market and let the digging begin.

Monday, September 9, 2013

An Extraordinary Day Out With The Kids At Indianapolis Zoo

When it comes to planning for trips to zoo, we dare say that the happiest people in the family would be the kids. Trips to zoos are something that most kids look forward to. In fact, we believe that going to zoos are just the happiest moments in the life of a child. Nothing beats having the parents plan a surprise trip with an Indianapolis charter bus to the Indianapolis Zoo for their children. And it gets even more fun when parents add in the element of surprise by inviting their children’s friends to join in the trip too.

It is definitely not an exaggerated statement if we were to say that zoos are part of a child’s life as they grow up. And when it comes to making a trip to the Indianapolis Zoo in a charter bus, it is certainly a trip no to be missed! The main attraction of this zoo would be the shark touch tank – where visitors would have the opportunity to observe the sharks up close and if you or your kids are brave enough, to touch the sharks too! Before you panic and cancel the plan and the idea of chartering a bus to bring the kids to this zoo, you need to know that the sharks are not like one of those that you may have most likely watched in the ever famous movie, JAWS. The sharks that are in the shark touch tank are brine eating types, so they are not interested in eating humans at all. It would be quite an unique experience for children and adults alike as the shark touch tank in Indianapolis Zoo is said to be largest of its kind, and is only surrounded with a wall that is not too high so that kids would be able to watch and touch the sharks.

Other than this unique experience that many visitors enjoy, the Indianapolis Zoo also has other wonderful shows like the dolphin adventure show and the California sea lion show. There is a sign that informs visitors who are near the tank where the dolphin show is to keep their voices low, as loud noises may cause the dolphins to stay closer to the sides of the tank and not swim close to or over the dome. The sea lions are easily “heard” because as you enter into the zoo, you can already hear them barking away. It would not be too surprising if you can actually hear them as you come down from the charter bus – it only adds on to the excitement of the kids!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum

They say a trip to Indianapolis is never complete without visiting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum – simply because it is considered to be one of the most famous car raceways and every year, in the month of May, they welcome more than 400,000 crowd of Indy 500 fans to its race circuit. Even if you are not a big fan of racing, NASCAR or Indy Car Racing, planning a trip here in an Indianapolis chartered bus is always an exciting outing that you would have ever planned for yourself and your family!

Once you arrive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum in the Indianapolis charter bus, you may begin to feel a certain feeling of excitement, knowing that you now stand on the grounds of the world’s most famous car raceways that dates back to 1909 and is also said to be the oldest running motor race course that is still in operation. They are open daily throughout the whole year – from 9am to 5pm (March till October) and from 10am to 4pm (November till February), with extended hours in the month of May. However, they are closed on Thanksgiving Day as well as on Christmas.

Visitors to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum will have a couple of tour options to choose from on the race tracks – a tour round the track in a bus (it will be their own bus though, not the Indianapolis chartered bus that you came in!) or a tour on the racetrack in a bus with a behind-the-scene tour of the facility. We reckon that the latter option would be much better as you get to get off the bus at the finish line to take photos, tour the press area and you also get to sit on the very same chairs that the racers would sit on to be interviewed after each race and the best thing out of this is that you get to stand at the winner’s circle – now, wouldn’t that be just a great spot to have your photo taken? When you are done with the race tracks, you can then move on to the Hall of Fame Museum to check out the collection of Indi cars, which are displayed by year to enable visitors to see the progression of the designs of the cars over the years. Before you hop back on the chartered bus that you came in, don’t forget to drop by their gift shop to get something special to bring home with you as souvenirs.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Beach time in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is Indiana's state capital, well known for sporting events, like the Indianapolis 500, and teams like the Colts of the NFL and Pacers of the NBA. Far from the oceans of the coasts, and several hours from the Lake Michigan beaches of the north, swimming beaches are not common. Only one exists within the city's borders, with one additional option in neighboring Hamilton County. However, there are several beach options for charter bus visitors visiting Indianapolis with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Charter Bus Indianapolis.
Take a charter bus to Eagle Creek Park, which is home to the only swimming beach within the borders of Indianapolis. The sand beach is on the banks of Eagle Creek Reservoir and has an enclosed swimming area. A separate area is blocked off for children, and goes no deeper than three feet. Those wanting to utilize the water for exercise have use of a dedicated lap lane. Next to the beach is a sand play area and playground. Other features include a beach volleyball area, shade trees and Plunge Harbor, an inflatable water slide and trampoline.
Hamilton County Parks and Recreation operates Morse Park and Beach in Noblesville. The beach is approximately 30 minutes by Indianapolis charter bus from the northeastern section of Indianapolis. Charter bus visitors to the park can enjoy a disc golf course, softball fields, picnic shelters and a playground, in addition to the beach. Admission is required for park entry, and run between $1.50 and $2.00 per day. Seasonal passes are also available. The beach is sandy, with room for sunbathing, beach volleyball and fishing. Charter bus visitors can prepare for swimming at the bathhouse, which includes lockers, showers and restrooms.
Indianapolis is cold in the winter, but the area has several indoor beach alternatives for charter bus visitors. Krannert Park has an indoor pool with both open and lap swim times for the public. Indy Island, at Raymond Park, is a city-run indoor water park open throughout the year, featuring a water playhouse with slides, sprays and geysers. A larger slide empties into the leisure pool. A separate lap pool is open during select times. Those needing some time away from the kids can head to the adults-only spa.
The closest beach options outside of the Indianapolis area are in Bloomington, 65 miles by charter bus to the south of the city's center. Lake Monroe is the state's largest inland lake and has three recreation areas with swimming beaches. Hardin Ridge Recreation Area, Fairfax State Recreation and Paynetown State Recreation Area have sandy beach areas with bath houses for changing. Hardin Ridge charges $5.00 for entrance to the park, as of publication. Swimming at the other locations is free for charter bus visitors.
Spend some time on the beach and by the water when you’re in Indianapolis on a charter bus visit. Charter Bus Indianapolis can help you organize all your charter bu transport needs, providing you with friendly service and fully equipped charter buses.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Charter Bus visit to Indianapolis

Indiana’s capital city of Indianapolis plays host to more than 20 million visitors a year, many of whom come to the city using the services of a charter bus. Although residents and charter bus visitors alike frequently battle freezing conditions during the winter months, temperatures in the summer typically reach the 70s and 80s between May and September. Indianapolis features its share of outdoor attractions and activities, many of which offer family-friendly settings, and one of the best ways of getting in and around Indianapolis is with a bus, charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Charter Bus Indianapolis.
Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum is easily reached by charter bus, and lies just five minutes from the state capitol on foot. The three-story museum chronicles the history of the Hoosier state, including everything from a prehistoric archeology collection featuring 30,000 specimens and an Americana collection highlighting such items as 2,800-plus Indiana sports uniforms. After that, you can take your charter bus over to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which sits about one mile from the campus of Butler University. This museum features over 50,000 works of art, including ancient Mediterranean, African and Asian pieces.
The Indianapolis Zoo, located within White River State Park, is a firm charter bus visitor favorite, especially if there are kids on the charter bus. The zoo houses red pandas, polar bears, Grand Cayman blue iguanas and a touch pool filled with dog sharks. The zoo also features White River Gardens, a 3.3-acre botanical garden with more than 1,000 different plants. For a charter bus visit no kid will forget, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the largest in the world of its kind, sits three miles away by charter bus from the heart of the downtown region. Outfitted with 11 galleries, museum exhibits include recreated, life-size dinosaurs made from fossils, a 1917 carousel, a 20-foot rock wall for climbing and a fantasy forest that educates young ones on animals and plant life.
Perhaps the most famous single place in Indiana is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A short charter bus ride outside of downtown, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway plays host to the annual Indianapolis 500. The 1,025-acre facility also features the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame, with 75 cars on display. Charter bus visitors  to Indianapolis can tour the track, visit the Hall of Fame Museum and see the the Yard of Bricks at the start and finish line. The Hall of Fame Museum, designated as a National Historic Landmark, features racetrack photographs and 75 vehicles ranging from Indy 500 winners to rare automobiles, such as one of the world's only three 1935 Duesenberg Model JN convertibles.
Take a trip to Indiana and visit Indianapolis using a charter bus from Charter Bus Indianapolis. Charter Bus Indianapolis can help you arrange a fun filled trip with their friendly, personalized service and fleet of fully equipped charter buses.

Downtown dining in Indianapolis

Indianapolis has experienced a period of revitalization, with the development of shops, hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues. As such, a charter bus group to Indianapolis would be wise to charter a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus from Charter Bus Indianapolis. A great way to see Indianapolis in style, sit back and relax in your charter bus as your friendly, reliable charter bus driver takes you to your destination.
Recommendations for a good restaurant in downtown Indianapolis that is within easy reach of a charter bus trip will turn up one name, St. Elmo Steak House. This Indianapolis dining icon has been serving steak in the same location since 1902, amassing the attention of celebrities, athletes and politicians along the way. The menu is old school, old style, steak house. Charter bus diners can choose from nine cuts of steak that are on offer along with seafood and chicken. Side dishes include mashed red-skin potatoes and the popular king-crab macaroni and cheese. Vegetarians will have to settle for a salad and a few sides, but with extensive testimonials and awards, we believe that these will be satisfying on their own.
For a taste of old Europe during your charter bus visit to Indianapolis, visit the Rathkeller, and an Indianapolis institution. Established in 1894, the Rathskeller is located in the basement of the 19th century Athenaeum building. In equal parts quaint German inn and boisterous beer hall, the Rathkeller’s menu features an unending list of traditional German dishes and American favorites. Enjoy a mixed wurst plate that features four types of sausage served with sauerkraut. Five different schnitzels are on offer along with steaks, pastas and burgers. The bar serves 12 imported beers on tap along with 50 imported bottled beers, so drink up. Singing beer hall ballads is optional.
A taste of exotic Africa is on offer to charter bus diners at The Abyssinia Ethiopian, which offers authentic tastes of Ethiopia in an atmosphere designed to let patrons experience a bit of Abyssinia in West Indianapolis. The restaurant features a significant selection of vegetarian and vegan options, and charter bus diners can enjoy combination dishes in a communal fashion, as it is traditionally done in Ethiopia. Enjoy the staple injera bread dipped in hot sauce, made from fish, meats and vegetables. Traditional Ethiopian dishes are characterized by the use of a variety of exotic spices like mitmita, berbere and alitcha. The restaurant also features live ethnic entertainment on Saturday evenings.
Head over to the R Bistro in your charter bus, to enjoy Contemporary American cuisine in one of the few independently-owned restaurants in Indianapolis. The Head Chef, Regina Mehallick, prepares weekly menus with seasonal ingredients. The menu even lists the local providers of such ingredients as farm-fresh eggs and smoked bacon in its full descriptions of the various appetizers, entrees and desserts available each week. Mehallick's cooking exhibits influences from all over the globe, from chutneys to gazpacho, yet is carefully crafted around American tastes and sensibilities. The atmosphere is warm and simple, with brick walls and touches of wood and tile. Service staff are extremely reliable and informative, with a thorough knowledge of R Bistro's food menu, as well as its short but carefully selected wine list.
For a gastronomic tour of Indianapolis, give Charter Bus Indianapolis a call to find out how they can help you plan your trip with a selection from their fleet of charter buses and friendly, personalized service.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fun times in Indianapolis

Everyone knows the Indy 500, but there’s more to Indianapolis than watching expensive racing cars on the track at Memorial Day Weekend. If you’re wanting to plan a fun filled family visit to Indianapolis, charter a coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus from Charter Bus Indianapolis. Renting a charter bus allows you to give the family your full attention, while letting someone else do the driving.
Start your visit with a charter bus stop at the Indianapolis Art Center. Started in 1934, the Indianapolis Art Center is a not for profit community arts organization that strives to make art accessible to all. Situation on a 12 acre site bordered by the White River, the Indianapolis Art Center combines both art and the outdoors in one beautiful collage. Offering classes in woodworking, ceramics, painting and other mediums, families can learn art while taking home something fun. 
Learning is fun at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. This huge, five-storey learning playground is a short charter bus ride away in Meridian Street. The largest Children’s Museum in the world, over a million children and their parents visit every year to enjoy interactive exhibits on science, history, art and culture. A visitor favorite is the Dinosphere, featuring life-size, roaring dinosaur skeletons and simulated fossil digs. Visitors can also catch a show at the Lilly Theater, or ride the fully-restored, fully-rideable antique carousel.
Just a few minutes charter bus ride away from Indianapolis’ downtown is scenic Eagle Creek Park, where you will find Go Ape. This unique and highly interactive treetop adventure is fun for the whole family. Featuring canopy walks, rope ladders, net bridges, trapezes, Tarzan swings and zip lines, Go Ape takes you high above the ground for an unforgettable experience. The course is made up of five individual sections, each taking you higher into the forest canopy and finishing with a zip line more exciting than the previous one. There are 38 crossings and obstacles, and the zip lines give you a view of Eagle Creek Reservoir.
Experience life on the prairie as it was back in 1836 with a visit to Connor Prairie. Located a 25 minute charter bus ride north of Indianapolis, Connor Prairie is an interactive, living museum, depicting life in a prairie town in the early 19th century. Visitors will take a step back in time, immersing themselves in the life of the town, meeting the townspeople, taking lessons in the schoolhouse, earning some wages by helping with chores, and spending their earnings at the store. 
Allow Charter Bus Indianapolis to help you plan your next fun filled family vacation with our fleet of charter buses that can cater to any size family group, and friendly, personalized service.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Having A Splendid Stree-free Function In Indianapolis With Charter Bus Indianapolis

Have you just been given the task or organizing a business event in Indianapolis? Scratching your head about how to best enjoy the sprawling Indianapolis without breaking a budget? Trying to find ideas on how to get around in Indianapolis effortlessly and affordably? You have come to the right place. Charter Bus Indianapolis is the website belonging to a company that offers expert charter bus services that will surely meet with your group tour traveling needs. With years of experience under our belt, we have helped millions of customers, businesses and individuals alike, make the most out of their visit to Indianapolis. Want to find out more informaiton about how to have the same kind of fun without giving yourself ulcers trying to come up with ideas?
Having a family getaway by charter bus. Indianapolis becomes a treasure trove of of shopping, dining, musical, historical, artful and amazingly fun destinations with your kids. Let the kids explore and learn more about the Indy's government at the Indiana State Capitol. It remains to be one of the must-visit spots in the state. Right after that, get the charter bus driver to bring you to Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument too because there is a statue that is only a couple of feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty! Still hungry for more history? A visit to the Indiana War Memorial and Scottish Rite Cathedral should do the trick. But remember to visit them in a charter bus. Indianapolis is waiting to be explored.
A business function in Indianapolis. When you are responsible for organizing a business function or event, it is also your responsibility to ensure that your out-of-town guests move around as comfortably as possible when they are there. In a group, the best way to hire a charter bus. Indianapolis welcomes them with warm hearts after the business function is done with – let them spend a few days touring Indianapolis. By providing them with our top-notch charter bus rental service, you will be leaving a very good impression about your company and your commitment to their stay here.
The artistic side to Indianapolis. Contrary to popular beliefs, the state is a very artistic place with more than hundreds upon hundreds of museums and destinations related to art, theater and music. Charter Bus Indianapolis customers are sometimes caught by surprise about how artistically-inclined the locals are and how intensely proud and protective they are of their culture.
See it all for yourself by renting a charter bus from a company like Charter Bus Indianapolis right away! You won't regret it.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A real Indy experience

Traveling to Indiana by charter bus or party bus with Charter Bus Indiana is always an enjoyable journey that takes you through one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Without a smidgen of doubt, using a rented charter bus in Indianapolis means that you are going to be able to see more, eat more, experience more, do more and simply enjoy more of what amazing Indianapolis has to offer to charter bus tour visitors like yourself.
While this capital city is soaring into the 21st century, it is also steeped in history. Since the 1900s, Indianapolis has become synonymous with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which hosts the famed Indy 500 and the Brickyard 500.
The historic circuit is also home to various other activities that are very much worth traveling all the way to Indianapolis to experience in a charter bus. In addition to watching the on-track action, visitors can also experience the on track experiences offered by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Indy Racing Experience Driving Program gives each participant the chance to receive instruction from the highly trained instructors before suiting up and feeling the actual adrenalin rush of piloting a real IZOD IndyCar Series car that has competed in an actual Indianapolis 500 race and follow a lead IZOD IndyCar Series car around the fabled Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Actual speeds achieved are dependent upon each participant’s comfort level in the car but from inside the helmet, you’d swear you’re in an actual race challenging Dario Franchitti in the car in front for the lead!
For those of you who’d rather be driven by a charter bus driver than drive, the Indy Racing Experience Two-Seat Ride allows you to experience all the speeds and g-forces previously experienced only by some of the world’s best motorsport racers.
For that undeniable adrenaline rush, charter bus rental vacation-goers can become participants when they take the chance to sit behind the driver in a purpose-built Dallara chassis that besides that one small modification to allow an extra seat is a true IZOD IndyCar Series car complete with an authentic racing engine that can power the car up to 180 mph.
Licensed teens who would like to improve their driving, can also experience a special instructional program called the Miles Ahead Teen Driving Intensive that is held exclusively at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Similar to a sports camp, where new skills are practiced and honed, without the risk of injury or collision, classes are taught by professional race-car drivers from the Mazda Road to Indy and the IZOD IndyCar Series, where teen drivers receive professional, behind-the-wheel training in order to be better prepared for the hazards of driving on public roads.
Rest assured, the charter bus drivers provided by Charter Bus Indianapolis are highly trained but might not make your journey as brisk, but will be just as enjoyable.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Top Two Restaurants in Indianapolis To Have An Event In

Do you have a special occasion coming right up and having problems trying to decide on a restaurant because the options are endless? Worry not, you are not alone in this. As the local Indianapolis residents know it, the locals love their food and are bent on bringing as much variety to their table as possible.
Here are some of our charter bus Indianapolis customers' favorites.
The first one would have to be the ever-popular Oceanaire Seafood Room! You won't believe the kind of raving reviews we are getting about this seafood restaurant that can be found on S. Meridian St. Accordingly, the pricing of the food is set at a reasonable price; well worth the money because according to their representatives, fresh seafood is flown in on an everyday basis to ensure that they serve only the freshest of everything! So, you can expect your tuna, salmon, chinook or whatever your favorite seafood is, to be right out of the sea and into your tummy.
As far as atmosphere is concerned, we would have to say that Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant on E 54th St. is a hands down winner of them all. The setting is Mediterranean while Mama Carolla serves you with very, very authentic Italian cuisine. The polite staff makes the experience there even more unforgettable because Italians are very serious about their food and putting customers' needs ahead of their own. There is the lighted garden patio for that romantic moment with your loved ones and then there is the fireplace and open bar to to soothe your wrangled nerves after a tough day. Mama Carolla's specialties is (predictably) the lasagna, rigatoni and many other different kinds of pastas. What makes Mama Carolla's really different from the other Italian restaurants is the fact that they kept it as close to authentic Italian food as possible – no twists, no turns, and no combos like in some modern Italian restaurants. It's traditional, it's authentic...end of story.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Tips for traveling on a budget

Traveling always takes a lot out of us, especially on the pocket. That’s why learning to travel on a budget without sacrificing any luxuries is skill that’s very valuable today. Luckily you’re already traveling smart when you book your trip by bus or limo with Charter Bus Indianapolis.
If you’re traveling in a group, you might want to consider renting a house or a condo rather than a hotel as it can work out to be a lot cheaper than paying for the same number of beds in a hotel. Renting is also a good idea for smaller destinations where hotels are scarce, or in major cities where hotels are ultra-expensive. If you still prefer the convenience of a hotel, opt for a small hotel rather than a chain hotel.
Another alternative is to swap houses. If you live in a popular location and you don’t mind letting a stranger sleep in your bed, you can join a home-exchange site where you can list your home and gain access to a database of other members’ homes worldwide to arrange a swap.
Remember to always talk extensively with your swapper and, if possible, ask for references. Plus, you might also want to invest in a safe and check your home insurance to see how guests are covered.
Another way to lower your costs would be to plan your travels to coincide with an off-season location. For example, going to go to Florida during Spring Break for a family vacation is definitely courting trouble. Instead of staying at your destination, you might want to consider picking a nearby town where you may get a similar experience for less.
For your sight-seeing, look up the places you are going to visit online first, to determine if there are daily, weekly, or combination passes that you can purchase ahead of time, and for a discount. Do note that while they may seem attractive, those all-inclusive packages that offer meals, activities and accommodation can cost more than doing it on your own.
So book early, book smart and you’ll be saving money from the time you step onto your Charter Bus Indianapolis or limo for your holiday trip.