Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Showing off for charity

Many group travelers use hire buses from Charter Bus California for their transport needs to move around California. What they might not know is despite California’s current penchant for ecology friendly practice, organic, healthy food and fuel saving hybrid vehicles, California was once, and in certain places, still is, the premier place for car hot-rodding and modification in the United States.
As one of the states where owning an automobile is a necessity, not a luxury, California celebrates all that is best about the car. And there is no place better where this happens than the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Held every year in the third week of August, the Pebble Beach Concours is a place where the most elegant automobiles congregate to be shown and judged.
Racing was the start of the Concours. In 1950, the Concours was held as an adjunct event to the Pebble Road Race. An initial field of 30 cars was shown. Held at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, the Concours has grown today to become the ultimate classic car show competition in the world. The Concours is held to raise money for charity, and for 56 years has helped the United Way of Monterey County and the Pebble Beach Company Foundation. In 2010, it raised over $1 million for charity, and the Concours has donated $14 million to various charitable organisations over the years.
Show cars from all over the world are invited to participate in the Pebble Beach Concours. Entry requirements are stringent, and owners spend hundreds of thousands of dollars preparing their cars for competition. Cars that are shown include many automobile rarities, and cars with a famous lineage. Typical car values run into millions of dollars, and it was once estimated that the 2006 field at the Concours saw over $200 million worth of vehicles on display.
Having won a class prize at the Pebble Beach Concours, a car may not again be entered into competition for the next 10 years, unless the car has changed ownership, been restored, or the marque is of special interest. Attending the Concours is a great way to see some very interesting and obscure automobiles, and Pebble Beach is very much a social gathering as it is a car show.
Although there have been some comments that the Pebble Beach Concours is biased towards the wealthy who can afford to spend large amounts of money in caring for and restoring a car, a visit to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and the town of Pebble Beach, will be an enjoyable experience. Call Charter Bus California to arrange for a charter bus today.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Avoid the hassle of traffic on a charter bus CA

There are numerous reasons to book a charter bus; CA is just one of many destinations you can choose from. With a professional courtesy driver to take your group just where you need to go, you can leave all of your worries behind and look forward to the trip instead of dreading the drive and battling the CA traffic. Whether it is your church group, school group, or even a family reunion trip, traveling on a bus charter CA is the best way to travel.
A state like CA that is filled with tons of different cultures and regions has great outdoor festival and fairs all year round. CA events range from wine and food tastings at area wineries to county fairs all that can be enjoyed when traveling on a charter bus. Be sure to stroll down Gourmet Alley if you go to the Gilroy Garlic Festival - here you can try all the garlic dishes from garlic soups to garlic ice cream. The cook off is an exciting part of the event. A fun way to enjoy the outdoors and all the best CA has to offers is at a state or county fair. In the capitol Sacramento, the CA state fair this has been held for since 1854.
With its miles of coastline, scenic state parks and outdoor CA attractions like the Giant Redwoods; scenic drives can be enjoyed in any part of California especially when you travel on a charter bus. Don’t pass by Yosemite without stopping. It is one of the most visited parks in the state. You will drive from west to east, seeing glacial lakes, sub alpine meadows filled with wildflowers, and dense forests of Evergreens filled with towering giant Sequoias. An amazing site by far. 

After all, you want to remember all of the sights and attractions without having to deal with any of the hassles of driving separately. One of the most economical ways to do this is to enlist the help of a charter bus. CA is filled with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the sights and having a reliable transportation company is a must.
So if you are ready to travel on a charter bus CA is ready to show your group a pleasant and fun time. Let one of our trained reps answer all your questions and assist in helping you put together your next outing, let us design a package that fit your travel needs as well as your budget. Provide us with the date of your trip, the amount of people, and location and pick up and we will help you with the rest. You will be thankful you were able to avoid the hassle of CA traffic because you chose to travel on a charter bus CA.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

An Occidental traveller

One of the least-known yet cutest little towns in all of Northern California is an interesting place called Occidental. It doesn’t take an accident to get there, just book a a bus charter or use Charter Bus Ca bus rental services.
With reliable bus charter rental, the place is located an hour's drive north of San Francisco and west of Santa Rosa among the redwoods and only 20 minutes from the ocean, Occidental was the hub of the hippie in the late 1960s till the early 1970s, and there was even a point in the 1990s that it became a center for the neo-hippie movement.
Today however, you can rent a bus to visit the town is known for its European style Italian restaurants such as Union Hotel (founded in 1879) at 3703 Main Street and Negri's at 3700 Bohemian Highway, which serve generous family-style dinners for a fixed price.
The Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market in front of Howard’s CafĂ© at 3611 Bohemian Highway is held every Friday from 4 pm until dusk from June through to October and features organic food, locally-made artisan goods including honey, goat cheese and everything in between as well as live music and educational tables.
Music lovers can catch regular concerts organized by in the Redwood Arts Council at the local Community Church, which has been acclaimed for its acoustics.
The area around Occidental and Freestone is also gaining recognition as one of the best places to grow pinot noir grapes in California so drop by the different wineries to sample of their fine wines and you can do this comfortably in charter buses.

Or if you’re more the cautious stressed out type, just lay back and relax in a rented charter buses and head over to Osmosis Spa, just five minutes out of town in a Japanese-style spa that offers unusual enzyme baths, massages, beautiful gardens and other relaxing experiences.
Life’s short, enjoy it to the fullest and book your trip in California with Charter Bus Ca and it will be a trip you’ll never stop smiling from, even months after you’ve gone home.