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Your COVID Questions Answered

If you’re considering renting a charter bus during the COVID-19 pandemic, you probably have a lot of questions. Champion Charter Bus has listened to what our customers are wondering about and has compiled this list of answers to give you a better idea of what to expect when you call us.

1. Is it safe to take a trip during COVID-19?

No trip is completely safe during a pandemic. If your travel isn’t essential, it’s probably a good idea to put it off. However, if you’re transporting essential workers, trying to get children to school, or visiting family members during a major life event, Champion Charter Bus has taken steps to make charter bus travel as safe as possible. We make sure all of the buses in our network are cleaned and sanitized, allow for social distancing, and require drivers to wear masks. You can find more details about these safety precautions below.

Woman helping mother with mask

2. How are you keeping your buses clean?

All the buses we work with are cleaned and disinfected frequently, especially on high-touch surfaces. The providers we work with use EPA-registered solutions that the CDC confirms actually kill the coronavirus.

3. What are drivers doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

The drivers in our network have received training on what the symptoms of COVID-19 are and how it spreads. If they’re sick, they’re required to stay home and they will be granted flexible leave. Their employers then thoroughly clean the workplace and ask employees not to return until they’ve been symptom-free for at least 10 days.

Bus driver wearing gloves and mask

Many of our partners have implemented pre-screening to keep employees from coming to work when they’re ill. This may include employees checking themselves for symptoms at home or receiving a temperature check when arriving at the workplace.

Drivers have also received training about the importance of social distancing, wearing cloth face masks, covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands frequently, and not touching their faces as much as possible. We’ll talk more about social distancing, masks, and hand-washing below.

4. How do charter buses encourage social distancing?

Charter buses have been arranged to keep drivers and passengers six feet apart whenever possible. Many drivers have strip curtains or plastic barriers around their seats. You’ll also find signs on the floor on some buses to encourage distancing while loading.

Woman boarding bus in gloves and mask

The size of bus you request and therefore how much room people have to spread out is up to you. Even if you’re traveling with people you know well, you’ll probably want to request a bus that has more seats than the number of people in your group. For example, if you’re traveling with 25 people, you could request a full-size 56-person charter bus, so people have room to leave empty seats in between them. 

5. Are face masks required on charter buses?

The CDC recommends that drivers wear cloth face masks over their mouth and nose, and most charter bus providers require their drivers to do so. The CDC also encourages drivers to carry a spare mask and wash their mask after each use.

Although public buses often require masks for passengers, charter buses usually leave it up to the passengers’ choice. That said, Champion Charter Bus highly recommends wearing them, as it protects you, the people traveling with you, and the driver.

Young man wearing mask on charter bus

6. How can passengers and drivers keep their hands clean on a bus?

The CDC encourages bus providers to give employees soap, clean water, and single-use paper towels around the workplace when they’re not driving. When they are driving, employees should have access to hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Most bus providers also put hand sanitizer, including no-touch hand sanitizer, throughout the bus for passengers to use. It’s always a good idea to bring your own to ensure you’ll have plenty, though.

Many full-size charter buses also have on-board restrooms. If you want to avoid using all your hand sanitizer and there’s no line, you can use water, soap and paper towels to clean your hands throughout the trip.

Woman wearing mask while listening to music on bus

7. Are charter buses well-ventilated?

The CDC has released guidance on how bus providers can ensure better ventilation on buses while not letting the humidity get too high. Bus providers are encouraged to work with their HVAC provider to increase the filter efficiency of their HVAC units. They’re also encouraged to provide HEPA filtration units when possible.

That said, you can help with ventilation too. If you’re traveling at a time when it’s possible to open the windows without making the bus uncomfortable, that can greatly increase the amount of fresh air on the bus.

Charter bus interior with gray and red seats

8. What can I do to make riding on a bus safer?

Bus providers are taking a lot of steps to make buses safer during COVID-19, but there are a lot of steps passengers can take as well. Here are some suggestions:

  • Ask the people you’re traveling with to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms or get tested (if that’s possible in your area) before boarding the bus.
  • Book a bus that’s large enough to allow for social distancing. If you have 10 people, consider a minibus that would normally hold 20 or 25.
  • Require everyone to wear a cloth face mask. 
  • Ask the bus company to provide a temperature screening for all passengers as they board.
  • Bring hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies. Although many bus companies provide them, it’s always a good idea to have your own.
Little girl at bus stop wearing face mask

9. Is it safe to go on an overnight bus trip?

It’s a good idea to avoid all unnecessary travel, but if you need to travel overnight for work or a major family event, here are some tips to make long-distance and overnight bus travel safer:

  • Limit pit stops. Try to use the onboard restroom when possible, and consider packing picnic lunches and stopping to eat at outdoor rest stops to avoid going inside restaurants.
  • Check to make sure hotels are open, wear a mask in all hotel common areas, and clean all high-touch surfaces when you enter your hotel room.
  • If you want to go somewhere other than the bus, your hotel room, or the place you need to visit, try to stick to outdoor spaces where you can socially distance.
Line of charter buses in parking lot

10. Who do I talk to if my question isn’t answered here?

We know traveling right now can be scary. If you have any questions we haven’t answered, just call Champion Charter Bus at 303-482-2792. We’ll do our best to answer them.

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Spooky Places to Visit in San Francisco

If you love haunted or just creepy destinations, San Francisco has plenty to offer, from the infamous Alcatraz to the Presidio and the Sutro Baths. And since haunted places usually come with a ton of history, you can learn about San Francisco’s past while you take your group on a spooky Halloween tour.

Gather your after-school students or closest friends and rent a minibus to explore the coolest creepy spots in the Bay Area. With a bus and professional driver from Champion Charter Bus, you won’t have to worry about navigating the busy streets of the Castro or trying to park around Presidio Heights. Just give us a call at 415-226-7968 and then check out our list of haunted destinations that can turn any season into spooky season.

San Francisco in fall with changing leaves on trees

The Presidio

Although it’s now a spacious park, The Presidio holds some of the oldest still-standing buildings in SF, including structures that date back to the 18th century. Its long history as an army base means people have reported seeing ghosts of Spanish, Mexican, and American soldiers wandering around the park and even going about their regular duties. Visitors have also experienced cold spots and odd noises at night.

The Presidio is always a fun place to visit thanks to its scenic views and many walking paths, but if you’re ghost-hunting, you’ll want to put The Letterman Digital Arts Center at the top of your list. Though it’s now the home of Industrial Light and Magic and Lucasfilm, this building lies on the site of a former Army hospital and is named after Dr. Jonathan Letterman, who was the medical director for the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. In other words, a lot of soldiers died here, which is why it’s reportedly so full of ghosts.

Address: 1 Letterman Dr # B, San Francisco, CA 94129

Charter bus parking: There are several paid parking lots and garages throughout the Presidio. Charter buses typically won’t be able to fit in the garages, so you’ll want to look for a lot close to your destination (if you choose to visit the Letterman Center, you’ll find a lot nearby.)

Presidio buildings around a lake

Haskell House at Fort Mason

Leonidas Haskell, a wealthy San Francisco resident, built this home in the 1850s, but it wasn’t haunted until 1859, when U.S. Senator David Broderick scheduled a duel with State Supreme Court Justice David Terry near the house. Broderick had a reputation for being a great shot, but Terry got to pick the weapon and chose a pair of Belgian pistols he’d been practicing with in private. When the two dueled, Terry won and an injured Broderick was rushed back to his friend Haskell’s house, where he eventually died.

During the Civil War the house became part of Fort Mason and was used as lodging for Union soldiers. Many soldiers reported seeing strange shadows, feeling like they were being followed, or even seeing a ghostly apparition they believed to be Broderick. After serving soldiers during World War I and II, Fort Mason was converted into the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, home of theaters, restaurants, art displays, and music performances. But that didn’t get rid of Broderick’s ghost, who supposedly still haunts the area.

Address: 3 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Charter bus parking: Fort Mason has its own parking lot that you can pay to park in. Just note that the parking lot can get crowded during events, so if you’re on a bus, you may want to visit when no major event is happening.

The Fort Mason Center building from the outside with boats in front of it

Alcatraz

It shouldn’t come as a shock that America’s most famous historical prison is rumored to be haunted by its former inmates. While you take a tour to learn about the building’s history, you may hear voices, screams, whistles, footsteps, and clanging doors. Some visitors have also reported feeling chills (especially in the Dining Hall), smelling foul odors, and seeing a spirit with glowing eyes nicknamed “The Thing.”

The most specific story of hauntings at Alcatraz comes from a park ranger who said he heard banjo music coming from the former shower room. Although he found nothing when he went inside, the only inmate who was allowed to play his banjo in the shower was infamous gangster Al Capone.

Address: Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133

Charter bus parking: Since Alcatraz is on an island, you’ll need to take a ferry operated by Alcatraz Cruises from Alcatraz Landing. The landing is on Pier 33 on Fisherman’s Wharf. There are 15 paid parking lots nearby, with the closest lying at 80 Francisco at Kearny.

The cells inside Alcatraz prison

Queen Anne Hotel

If you’re traveling with kids or scared adults who prefer a friendly ghost, check out the Queen Anne Hotel. Originally built in 1890, this Victorian mansion once served as a boarding school called The Mary Lake School for Girls. Supposedly the school’s headmistress, Mary Lake, was devastated when she couldn’t afford to keep the school open anymore and still haunts her former room, room 410.

Since this is an active hotel, guests can book Mary Lake’s room. While staying there, some visitors have reported an unseen force picking up items they’ve dropped, tucking them in at night, and even helping them unpack. If you don’t want to stay at the hotel, you can drive by the outside or ghost-hunt in the event spaces and outdoor courtyard.

Address: 1590 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Charter bus parking: There are multiple paid public lots near the hotel where your bus can wait for you.

The outside of the Victorian Queen Anne Hotel
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Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco’s can’t-miss attractions, but even people who have visited multiple times may not know that it’s rumored to be haunted. According to legend, shortly after Stow Lake was completed in 1893, a young mother went for a stroll around the lake with her baby in a stroller. She sat down to talk with another woman and then realized her baby was missing. Thinking the stroller must have rolled into the lake, she ran in after it and drowned as well.

Now guests claim that if you go for a walk around Stow Lake at night, an apparition of a woman may appear to you and ask if you’ve seen her baby. On a less tragic note, some visitors have also reported being followed by the ghost of a police officer who insists on giving you a ticket for an unclear traffic violation. But don’t worry—rumor says he can’t follow you out of the park, and if you took a charter bus, you’ll know you didn’t park your car in the wrong place.

Address: 50 Stow Lake Dr E, San Francisco, CA 94118

Charter bus parking: Golden Gate Park has limited parking, so there’s a good chance your bus will need to park in a public lot just outside of the greenspace. Your charter bus driver can drop you off and pick you up at a park entrance near Stow Lake so you don’t have far to walk, though.

Ducks in Stow Lake with pagoda in background

Sutro Baths

Although the Sutro Baths are now just ruins, the place was once home to an enormous bathhouse with seven indoor swimming pools. When the baths opened in 1896, they included slides, diving boards, and restaurants and were considered a state-of-the-art attraction. However, they burned down in the midst of being demolished in 1966, and the ruins are now haunted by ghosts of people who drowned in the pools.

If you’d like to meet the spirits, local ghost hunters recommend following the Sutro Baths Trail until you see a tunnel leading into the ruins. Then, set a lit candle down at the entrance of the tunnel. If a ghost is present, they will toss the candle out into the ocean. The ghosts are believed to be a young girl who accidentally drowned in the pool and an old man who died at the pool and now wanders around whistling.

Address: 1004 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

Charter bus parking: The parking lot for the Sutro Baths is located at the Lands End Lookout. Your charter bus will wait for you here while you follow the path to the Baths. Because a lot of walking is required, this may not be the best stop for those with mobility concerns, but you can request an accessible charter bus to take you to other locations on this list.

Steps leading down to Sutro Baths ruins

Neptune Society Columbarium

Since it was built to hold urns containing people’s ashes, it’s not surprising that many ghost hunters claim the Neptune Society Columbarium is haunted. Designed in 1898 by Bernard J.S. Cahill, a renowned architect, the Columbarium building includes an elaborate dome and an atrium as well as four stories of niches holding urns. There are 8,500 niches total, and each floor has a balcony and stained-glass windows.

The Columbarium is open for self-guided tours, where you can see the urns of Edward Robson Taylor (a former SF mayor), Carlos Santana’s parents, and John Backus (a computer programmer.) If you’re looking for spirits, you may see the ghost of a young girl or feel a small hand brushing against you.

Address: 1 Loraine Ct, San Francisco, CA 94118

Charter bus parking: There are multiple paid parking lots around the Columbarium, with several within walking distance.

The outside of the Neptune Society Columbarium

Curran Theatre

Originally built in 1922, the Curran Theatre continues to host live plays and musicals today. Many visitors also claim it has its own ghost. In 1933, a ticket taker named Hewlett Tarr was killed during a robbery. Guests have reported still seeing him in the lobby, but don’t worry—he’s friendly and just likes seeing the visitors at his old workplace.

Some people also claim the theater has a second ghost, a little girl who was killed by a streetcar just outside the theater in the 1950s. You can look for her and Tarr when your group attends a performance here (once it’s safe to do so, of course).

Address: 445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Charter bus parking: Because the Curran is located in the crowded Nob Hill area, you’ll need to leave your bus in a public paid parking lot, but your driver can drop you off near the theater.

The Curran Theatre exterior with sign

Plan a Spooky Tour of SF

When you’re ready to explore San Francisco’s most haunted lakes, hotels, and theaters with your small group, give Champion Charter Bus a call at 415-226-7968. We can provide you with a professional driver and a safe, sanitized bus to take you on your creepy and historic tour.

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The Top 5 Field Trip Spots in Las Vegas

When you think of Las Vegas, “field trip destination” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But beyond the bright lights and casinos, the city has a lot to offer for your class field trip, after-school group outing, or scout troop day trip!

Whether you’re searching for a fun outing for your virtual schooling pod or you’re planning ahead for safer, non-pandemic times, Champion Charter Bus can help. Call 702-430-8311 and our team can set your educational group up with a rigorously maintained, sanitized bus rental and an experienced, well-vetted driver to handle all your transportation needs. Request amenities like a DVD player, TV screens, and WiFi, and you won’t even need to worry about keeping your kids preoccupied between stops!

Just let them stream their favorite music and games on their personal devices, pop in an episode of Magic School Bus, relax in a plush, reclining seat, and let your private bus rental take you to any of these top Las Vegas field trip destinations:

the Hoover Dam viewed from afar

Hoover Dam

Address: 81 Hoover Dam Access Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005

Great for: history classes and aspiring civil engineers

Sure, the big neon signs and flashing lights are some of the more conspicuous parts of Vegas history. But have you ever wondered what powered Las Vegas?

This is it—or, at least it was for a very long time.

When construction of the Hoover Dam was completed in 1936, it was an engineering marvel. And while the dam no longer processes hydroelectric power due to falling water levels, taking a tour of the place is still a great way to teach kids about renewable energy and hydrodynamics.

Tour reservations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis and should be made at least 90 days in advance. Educational groups can have up to 80 people (students and chaperones combined) touring per day. Aim to have one chaperone per every 10 students, because if you have any more adults tagging along, they’ll have to pay the full admission price.

Due to the high volume of school group tours that pass through here, the Dam encourages school groups to use name tags that include the name of the school or organization. That way, if anyone gets separated, it will be easier to reunite them with the right people.

Oh, and print off some learning activity packets before you hit the road to accompany your tour!

Charter Bus Parking: There is a parking lot on the Hoover Dam Access Road, across the street from the visitor center. When you fill out a tour reservation form, be sure to let the Hoover Dam office know how many charter buses you’ll be taking there so they can ensure there is plenty of parking for you.

interior of a tunnel along Historic Railroad Hiking Trail in Nevada

Historic Railroad Hiking Trail

Address: 10 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005

Great for: train lovers and hikers of all mobile abilities

If your students wrap up their Hoover Dam tour but still need to burn off some energy before loading back onto the bus, this trail is a great place to do so. And it’s educational to boot!

Before it was a public recreation area, Historic Railroad Hiking Trail was (unsurprisingly) a railroad line used to transport massive machinery to the Hoover Dam construction site. Now, the trail is the last remaining stretch of the railway system that hasn’t been torn up or flooded. Hikers and bikers are invited to follow the trail from the Hoover Dam to Alan Bible Visitor Center as it winds through five cavernous tunnels and Nevada hillsides.

The trail is a 4-mile out-and-back, but it’s very flat and smooth—it’s a favorite among local wheelchair users.

That being said, if you don’t want to do the whole thing, that’s fine too. If you’re starting near the Hoover Dam Visitor Center, the closest tunnel is 2 miles away. If that’s still too far or you’re on a time crunch, there’s always the Hoover Dam Boneyard just a quarter-mile up the trail. There, students can see defunct pieces of engineering from the original dam, read about how they worked, and pose for pictures next to machine parts that are twice their size!

Charter Bus Parking: Depending on which side of the trail you want to start on, your bus driver can drop everyone off and park at either the Hoover Dam Visitor Center or the Lake Mead Visitor Center. Both have bus-friendly parking accommodations available.

a small toddler plays at a water table in a children's museum

Discovery Children’s Museum

Address: 360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Great for: tinkerers, inventors, and creators

Want to let your little artists run wild with their imaginations? At 58,000 square feet and three stories, the Discovery Children’s Museum has plenty of room and activities to keep your kids busy and engaged.

In addition to the rotating seasonal exhibits, visitors of all ages can enjoy interactive exhibits like:

  • Patents Pending—an eclectic lab environment where kids can solve problems with inventions
  • The Summit—a 70-foot system of tunnels and slides
  • Solve It!—a series of investigation activities, puzzles, and riddles
  • Young at Art—a Dr. Seuss-themed house that explores the elements of art
  • Eco City—a pint-sized grocery store setting to teach the interconnectedness of business

In addition, field trip groups can arrange personalized workshops and presentations that align with Nevada State Content Standards for kindergarten through 12th grade.

Normal admission for everyone (aged 1 to 99) is $10.50, but the museum offers special $7 admission for field trips groups of 10 or more people. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance to lock in this rate, and you’ll need to have one chaperone for every five kids in your group.

Charter Bus Parking: Parking at the museum is free for up to 8 hours—visits usually last about 3 hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore everything and grab a picnic lunch in Symphony Park before you leave. Direct your driver to park in the big lot east of the museum, along South City Parkway.

a model of a baby dinosaur in a natural history museum

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Address: 900 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA

Great for: dinosaur enthusiasts and biology classes

Two words: dinosaur mummy.

As the best-preserved dinosaur remains in the world, Leonardo the mummified dinosaur has provided paleontologists tons of insight into these ancient creatures’ skin and muscle-makeup, as well as their diet. Come pay him a visit at the Dinosaur Mummy CSI: Cretaceous Science Investigation exhibit!

There’s also a gallery of mechanical dinos that lift their heads and roar at guests, a “living history” hall dedicated to the lifestyles and structures of ancient Egypt, and the Geology Gallery (an exhibit full of rocks is much cooler than it sounds—many in this collection glow in the dark!).

To book a tour for your science club, home-schooling group, or scout troop, request a time slot on the museum’s website.

Charter Bus Parking:  When you arrive, your bus driver can drop everyone at the front entrance. Parking spots directly adjacent to the museum are limited, so your charter bus will likely need to wait for you in nearby Heritage Park until you wrap up your tour.

interior of a planetarium, stars projected on the cieling

College of Southern Nevada’s Planetarium

Address: 3200 E Cheyenne Ave, North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Great for: stargazers and future astronauts

Because nothing piques a kid’s interest quite like deep space! And considering that CSN’s planetarium is the only public one in southern Nevada, this place offers one of the best opportunities to learn about the cosmos and the planets, stars, and comets in it.

In normal times, the CSN Planetarium offers private shows at 9:30 and 11 a.m. on weekdays throughout the year. Currently, however, the planetarium is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. But once regular hours resume, your class can arrange an itinerary tailored to your curriculum needs or your group’s interests. You’ll have your choice of presentations and shows screened in the planetarium dome, as well as additional stargazing time and a Q&A session with a CSN Planetarium astrophysicist.

Plan to spend about an hour here—or longer, if you’re visiting with a curious bunch. The admission price for private shows is $2.00 per person for both students and chaperones. The planetarium itself has a maximum capacity of 66 people, so if your group is bigger than that, consider visiting across multiple days.

Charter Bus Parking: Parking on the CSN campus is free, so your bus driver shouldn’t have a problem finding a spot in the large lot along East Cheyenne Avenue, adjacent to the planetarium and observatory.

Reserve Your Las Vegas Field Trip Transportation

Ready to hit the road? Even if you’re not, Champion Charter Bus would love to help you start planning. Our 24/7 reservation team is always here to help you hash out the routes, recommend the perfect minibus or charter for your needs, and offer a free quote personalized to your trip! Give us a call at 702-430-8311, and we’ll ensure your Vegas field trip goes off without a hitch.

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The Best West Coast National Parks Groups Should Visit

If you’re an avid hiker and live to be outdoors, the West Coast is calling your name. The Western United States has some of the biggest and most beautiful National Parks in the country. Whether you’re a West Coast local or you’re traveling to California, Washington, and Oregon from across the country—Champion Charter Bus is your go-to transportation service for your trip.

A private bus rental is the best way for groups to see National Parks up and down the West Coast. Families and friends, community organizations, and school hiking clubs can book a comfortable charter bus or minibus to ride to their park of choice. Relax in reclining seats and a climate-controlled cabin while a pro driver handles the road. Call 1-844-693-9330 to reserve a bus rental to National Parks around the West Coast!

1.   Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Address: 9035 Village Dr, Yosemite Valley, CA 95389:

Phone: (209) 372-0200

Best time to visit: May and September to beat crowds

Bus admission: $20 per person in a non-commercial bus

Highlights: Views from Glacier Point; historic architecture at The Ahwahnee Hotel; hiking trails at El Capitan; waterfalls at Yosemite Falls

Yosemite National Park sprawls across 1,169 square miles, so covering every major point of interest is impossible in one day. Groups traveling for a day trip will get the most bang for their buck in the Yosemite Valley area of the park. Stop by the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center to grab a map, take photos at the Yosemite Falls Vista Points, marvel at the massive rock formations at Glacier Point, and embark on a hike along the many available trails in the valley.

Beginners will love Cook’s Meadow Loop or the Lower Yosemite Falls Trail, while groups of experienced hikers and rock climbers may want to opt to visit the Vernal Fall/Nevada Fall trails or the Half Dome Trail. No matter which trails you pick, you’ll have plenty of space on your bus rental to pack up hiking and rock-climbing gear.

Charter bus parking tip: All charter buses, minibuses, and tour buses are only allowed to park at the Yosemite Falls parking lot next to the Yosemite Valley Lodge.

2.   Redwood National and State Parks

Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center Address: US-101 & Redwood Hwy, Orick, CA 95555

Phone: (707) 465-7765

Best time to visit: Spring or early fall for smaller crowds and comfortable weather

Bus admission: Free-$5 per person

Highlights: Fern canyon with prehistoric roots; towering redwood trees; easy walking trails; a variety of scenic drives; lush tree groves

San Francisco locals looking to get out of the city for a day or two should travel north to the Redwood national and state parks! Redwood National Park is actually part of a complex of several parks along the coast of northern California. Many visitors often visit several parks in the complex at once to fully appreciate the area’s natural beauty. Although admission to Redwood National Park is free, entrance fees are charged at the adjoining Jedediah Smith, Del Norte Coast, and Prairie Creek Redwoods state parks.

The park system has a long list of trails, bridges, and groves for visitors to enjoy. Beginning hikers will have an easy time with the Stout Grove Trail and the Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail and Bridge. Travelers looking for a challenge should try the 3.3-mile Tall Trees Trail or the 3.5-mile Trillium Falls Trail. There are also flat ADA-accessible trails like the Elk Prairie Trail (keep an eye out for herds of elk!) and Leiffer Loop for visitors in wheelchairs.

Charter bus travel tip: The scenic drives are absolutely worth a visit, but keep in mind that many of these roads may not be suitable for oversized vehicles. If you’re traveling by charter bus, the best scenic drive option is the Coastal Drive Loop.Sequoia National Park

3. Sequoia National Park

Foothills Visitor Center Address: 47050 Generals Hwy, Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone: (559) 565-3341

Best time to visit: July through September for full access to the park

Bus admission: $15 per person (non-commercial bus rentals with 16 or greater capacity)
Highlights: intense hikes up Mount Whitney; the towering General Sherman Tree in Giant Forest; stalactite-covered Crystal Cave

Angelenos tired of Joshua Tree’s desertscape may want to opt for some new scenery instead. Sequoia National Park is a bit further away from Los Angeles than Joshua Tree, but it’s well worth the time. When you rent a bus with Champion, you won’t need to worry about driving anyway!

Like Olympic, Sequoia National Park has a diverse terrain that creates varying weather conditions across the park. Inclement weather often leaves certain parts of the park closed throughout the year. Summer and early fall may be busy seasons, but they’ll offer you better access to every part of the park. Some of the most popular trails that you can visit nearly year-round include the beginner-friendly Big Trees Trail, General Sherman Tree Trail, and the Grant Forest Loop. More experienced travelers who want a real workout can hike the short trail up Moro Rock or try the longer Tokopah Falls Trail. Depending on the time of year, your group should also be sure to not miss guided tours of Crystal Cave. Tickets can be reserved online in advance spring through fall.

Charter bus travel tip: As with most national parks, finding parking at Sequoia can get tricky during busy seasons. Parking can be found at the Foothills Visitor Center, the Cedar Grove Visitor Center, and smaller lots throughout the park. Keep in mind that some scenic roads in this area, like the famous Tunnel Log on Crescent Meadow Road, prohibit oversized vehicles like charter buses.

4.   Olympic National Park

Main Visitor Center Address: 3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone: (360) 565-3130

Best time to visit: July through August for best weather conditions

Bus admission: $30 per vehicle or $15 per person (non-commercial bus rentals with 16 or greater capacity)
Highlights: Coastal views at Ruby Beach; moss-covered trees in Olympic National Forest and Hoh Rain Forest; scenic drive through Hurricane Ridge; lakeside trails at Lake Crescent

Whether you’re from Seattle, Portland, or another big city on the West Coast, Olympic National Park is a serene getaway in the great outdoors that isn’t too far away from home. The park’s landscape spans several ecosystems, including towering snow-capped mountain peaks, coastal tidal basins and beaches, and temperate rainforests. With one of the most diverse ecosystems on the West Coast, Olympic National Park is truly a natural gem. Its unique climate makes picking the best time to visit a bit difficult, as the weather is often unpredictable. Although summer usually brings bigger crowds, you’re more likely to have clear skies and comfortable temperatures. 

The park covers over 1,400 square miles of land, so your group will need to be selective with where you plan to explore if you’ll be here for a short time. Hiking the short trail to Ruby Beach, walking through the Hall of Moss in Hoh Rain Forest, and taking on Hurricane Hill Trail at Hurricane Ridge should be at the top of any outdoorsy group’s must-do list. If you have any travelers with mobility concerns, Cirque Rim Trail and Big Meadow Trail in Hurricane Ridge are paved and easily accessible.

Charter bus parking tip: Depending on where your group is headed in Olympic, you’ll likely have to ask your bus driver to park in several locations as you move from site to site. You’ll find a parking lot at each visitor center throughout the park.

5.   Mount Rainier National Park

Henry M Jackson Visitor Center Address: Paradise Rd E, Ashford, WA 98304

Phone: (360) 569-6571

Best time to visit: June through September for blooming foliage and best weather

Bus admission: $15 per person
Highlights: active glacial stratovolcano; miles of trails with snow-capped mountain views; blooming groves of wildflowers in spring

Hiking around Mount Rainier isn’t for the faint of heart. Sure, this national park is absolutely beautiful, but it’s also home to one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Mount Rainier is a 500,000-year-old stratovolcano that’s due to erupt in the near future (don’t worry, scientists have been studying and keeping a close eye on this active Decade Volcano). Although Mount Rainier is considered a dangerous volcano, that doesn’t stop dedicated hikers and lovers of all-things-nature from hitting the trails.

The grounds surrounding the volcano are split into five areas, and each is filled with hundreds of miles of breathtaking wilderness for outdoorsy groups to explore. Skyline Trail in the Paradise Area is one of the park’s most popular trails, offering experienced hikers tough, elevated terrain with views that are well worth the time and effort. Across the 5.5-mile loop, you’ll see snow peaks at Panorama Point, rushing rapids at Myrtle Falls, and lush greenery in Paradise Valley. If you aren’t hiking-savvy, don’t worry—beginners and casual hikers will enjoy photo ops along the Grove of Patriarchs Trail in the Ohanapecosh area and Tipsoo Lake Loop in the Sunrise Area of the park.

Charter bus parking tip: Mount Rainier National Park has 8 information centers with parking for oversized vehicles, along with additional smaller lots scattered throughout the park. If parking is looking crowded, your group may want to ask your charter bus driver to drop everyone off near a visitor center before parking farther away.

6.   Crater Lake National Park

Rim Village Visitor Center Address: Rim Dr, Crater Lake, OR 97604

Phone: (541) 594-3000

Best time to visit: July until early September for best water visibility

Bus admission: $15 per person
Highlights: scenic Rim Drive; seasonal trails on Wizard Island; views of Phantom Ship Island from the lake’s rim; hiking trails with waterfalls

Have you ever wondered what the deepest lake in the U.S. looks like? Well, maybe not. If you are curious though, Crater Lake is where you’ll want to visit. This massive 1,949-foot deep lake was formed around 150 years ago after the eruption and collapse of Mount Mazama. Today, the national park offers a 33-mile scenic drive with 30 overlooks of the lake, a variety of hiking and climbing trails, and aquatic activities like fishing and boating.

Groups staying on land should check out Sun Notch Trail to get views of Phantom Ship Island and Cleetwood Cove Trail and to access swimming areas. (Be sure to bring a swimsuit!) Depending on the season, boat tours embark from the dock on Cleetwood Cove Trail. Tickets can be reserved online in advance. Travelers with mobility concerns who can’t hike the strenuous trails can still get amazing views of the scenic Rim Drive through the panoramic windows of a charter bus. Have your bus driver pull off at one of the overlooks to snap photos and enjoy the view!

Charter bus travel tip: There aren’t road restrictions for charter buses in Crater Lake National Park. However, many roads in the park are narrow and can be difficult for full-sized buses to navigate. Groups are encouraged to travel by smaller methods of transportation like a fleet of minibuses instead. These minibuses can be equipped with premium amenities you’d get on a full-sized charter bus and can also accommodate those who need an ADA-accessible motorcoach.

Travel Across the West Coast with Champion Charter Bus

Whenever you’re ready to hit the trails, Champion Charter Bus has your back. Call 1-844-693-9330 to talk to one of our rental experts about your trip to national parks anywhere on the West Coast. We’ll be happy to get your group in a comfortable bus rental for your entire trip.

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The Best Field Trip Destinations in Denver

Field trips can be nearly as fun for teachers as they are for students—it’s amazing to get out of the classroom, eat lunch at a picnic table, and see cool museum exhibits or beautiful gardens. But planning a field trip can be even more stressful than regular lesson planning. Finding a location that can accommodate you, arranging transportation, and signing up enough chaperones to supervise every group of kids takes a lot of work.

To make your life a little easier, Champion Charter Bus has compiled a list of the best field trip destinations in Denver. And if school buses aren’t available or aren’t comfortable enough for the long drive from Aurora to Denver or from Denver to Littleton, Champion Charter Bus can help you with transportation as well. Just give us a call at 303-482-2792, and we’ll find a fleet of safe, spacious motorcoaches for your students.

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is packed with mummies, dinosaur fossils, gems, and North American Indian artifacts for your kids to learn about. This site also offers free admission for K-12 school and youth groups, making it an irresistible location for a field trip. You’ll just need to make advance reservations online for your visit.

The museum provides two different versions of field trips. If you know exactly what you want to teach, you can “design your own adventure” and lead your students through the exhibits. These teacher-guided tours are available for 10 to 200 students and include access to all of the permanent exhibits, like the Genetics Lab, the Gems and Minerals Hall, and North American Indian Cultures.

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If you’d like someone else to do the planning, book a 3.5-hour Field Trip Adventure led by a museum curator and designed to follow Colorado Academic Standards. These programs cost $235 and are offered Monday-Friday from September through May. Your students will enjoy a hands-on activity like pretending to be black bears preparing for hibernation (for little ones) or dissecting sheep hearts and lungs (for not-so-little ones). They’ll also have a lunch break and a chance to explore the exhibits.

Address: 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Charter bus parking: The museum has its own parking lot on the north side, near City Park’s ball fields. If that lot is full, you can also park on the streets on the east or south sides of the museum.

WOW! Children’s Museum

The WOW! Children’s Museum in Lafayette welcomes preschoolers and elementary schoolers with interactive activities that focus on STEM, the arts, health, and life skills. Two-hour teacher-guided field trips are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for groups of 10-40 children and cost $6.50 per child. You’ll need 1 adult chaperone for every 8 students.

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You can also add a 30-minute Exploration, where Museum Education staff lead 12-15 students through a learning activity, for $3 extra per child. If you have a larger group of kids, they’ll need to break up into multiple Exploration sessions with chaperones in each one. When they’re done with their Exploration, they can return to playing in the exhibits.

Let your students create art with recycled materials, chalk, and water paints in ArtSpace; play with balls and scarves inside a wind tunnel at Blowing in the Wind; or explore a sensory-friendly forest with an interactive river and life-size Lite Brite in the Forest of Light. The entire museum strives to be accessible for students with disabilities, and you can request an ADA-accessible charter bus from Champion Charter Bus if you need one.

If you’re traveling with more than 40 students, you’ll need to book the entire museum on Mondays for $7 per child with a $50 deposit. All group reservations should be made here.

Address: 110 N Harrison Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026

Charter bus parking: There is abundant parking south of the museum at the Lafayette Park-n-Ride lots. Your charter bus can wait there after dropping you off.

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Molly Brown House Museum

Margaret Brown earned the nickname “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” after surviving the crash of the Titanic, and she lived in this historic home in Denver from 1894 until her death in 1932. The house still has many of its Victorian furnishings, and the museum staff offers a variety of guided tours for field trips.

Elementary school teachers can book the Operation: Curator tour, a 75-minute tour of the house with hands-on activities to help kids learn about Molly Brown’s life, women’s rights movements, and the history of Colorado. This tour is available for up to 30 people (including students and chaperones) and costs $7 per student and $6 per non-teacher chaperone. Teachers get in for free.

The Molly’s Neighborhood Walking Tour, available for 3rd-12th graders, guides students around the Capitol Hill neighborhood where the museum is located so they can learn about what it was like when Molly Brown lived there. These hour-long tours are offered Tuesday-Friday and cost $5 per student, $6 per non-teacher chaperone, and $0 per teacher.

Molly Brown House Museum

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If you want to take older students both inside and outside the house, book a Combo Tour, which blends the elements of the house tour geared toward older kids with the outdoor walking tour. These tours cost $10 per student, $6 per chaperone, and $0 per teacher and are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Address: 1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203

Charter bus parking: Bus parking is located on Grant between 14th and Colfax, on the east side of the Capitol building and roughly 3 blocks west of the Museum. Your charter bus can drop you off before parking here.

Butterfly Pavilion

If you’re planning to teach your students about invertebrates—including, but definitely not limited to, butterflies—the Butterfly Pavilion is the place to do it. Your kids can meet live bugs from the desert, grassland, and rainforest at this nature center.

Butterfly perched on flower

Choose between a self-guided tour, where you lead your students past the insect habitats and let them play with interactive technology, or a guided tour with a Butterfly Pavilion educator. During the guided tour, your kids will get to interact hands-on with the animals and ask questions of invertebrate experts. They’ll also attend a class with topics ranging from “I Wonder About Bugs” (for preschoolers) to “Illuminating Invertebrate Behavior” (for high schoolers.)

Admission to the Butterfly Pavilion costs $5 per student, with 1 free adult for every 5 students. If you’d like to sign up for a class, it will cost $1 extra per student. Classes can include 10-50 students and are offered from September 3-May 30, Monday-Friday at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, and 12:30.

Address: 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020

Charter bus parking: There is a Park-N-Ride parking lot at the nearby Shops at Walnut Creek that typically has space for charter buses. Ask your driver to drop you off at the Butterfly Pavilion before heading over there.

Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens consist of 24 acres filled with plants from around the world. You can take your kids to Gardens of the West to see arid gardens with plants like cactuses and succulents. You’ll also find gardens inspired by China, Japan, and South Africa and ornamental gardens filled with roses, lilies, and irises.

Lake at Denver Botanical Gardens

Advance reservations are required for students to visit the Botanical Gardens. Programs cost $6 per student for schools within Denver’s school district and $7 per student for schools outside of it. Each tour can include a maximum of 16 people (larger groups will need to split up), and Spanish-speaking instructors may be available by request. The Botanical Gardens also offer a scholarship program for schools with more than 50% of students receiving free or reduced lunch.

Guided tour options include the Gardens Galore Tour, which looks at plants from around the world, the Nature and Art Tour, which explores sculptures as well as plants, and the Name That Tree Tour, which teaches your students to identify Colorado trees by their leaves and trunks. Your kids will also have a chance to walk through the gardens to see all of the plants and flowers.

Address: 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

Charter bus parking: Denver Botanic Gardens has its own parking garage, but it can’t accommodate charter buses. Your driver will need to park along the street near Cheesman Park or Congress Park, following posted signs.

Plan Your Field Trip in Denver

If you decide to visit one of the attractions on this list and need a way to get there, Champion Charter Bus can help. We ensure all of the motorcoaches and minibuses in our network are regularly inspected for safety, and we can even provide amenities like climate control and free WiFi to keep your kids comfortable after they visit the gardens or Children’s Museum. Call us at 303-482-2792 to start planning your field trip today.

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The Top 5 Field Trip Destinations in Phoenix

Educators and youth organizers in Phoenix, you’re in luck. There are so many great field trip destinations around town, the hardest part can be deciding where to start.

That’s why we’ve rounded up the top five best places to take your kids in Phoenix—keep reading to see what they are! And whenever you’re ready to secure a safe and reliable ride for your class, youth group, or after-school program, give us a call at 480-257-7734. Our representatives are available 24/7 to help you book, and we can even offer you a free, no-obligation quote for your trip.

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Great Arizona Puppet Theatre

Address: 302 W Latham St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: 602-262-2050

Fun fact: the Theatre’s building used to be the Phoenix LDS 2nd Ward Church, a historic Phoenix landmark constructed in 1929. If you have a moment, take in the preserved Spanish Colonial architecture, Moorish columns, and hand-painted motifs throughout the building.

But if you’re simply here to catch a puppet show, that’s just as well—there’s almost always one playing! From classic fairy tales like Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin to educational musicals about the weather cycle, this theatre rotates through many children-focused programs that are sure to keep kids entertained.

Call 602-262-2050 ext. 3 to secure your group’s show—field trip reservations can only be made over the phone. Availability can vary (sometimes there’s a show available the day after you call, sometimes they’re sold out for months at a time), so call well in advance to ensure you get the day and time you want and the discounted youth group rate.

It’s also worth noting that there are no dining areas or food vendors at the Theatre—so you’ll need to bring a bagged lunch. You can easily store coolers and sandwiches in your charter bus’s roomy luggage bays, and there are reservable picnic areas at Margaret T. Hance Park across the street. Call the city’s parks office at 602-534-2407 to grab a table!

Where to park your charter bus: After unloading everyone on the sidewalk at the rear of the building, your driver can park in one of the two bus parking spaces near the dumpster on the west side of the lot. If for some reason these spaces are unavailable or you need extra parking space, your buses can also park along W Latham Street, south of the Theatre.

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Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Address: 215 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Phone: 602-253-0501

If you’re on the move with a group of younger kids, there are few places in town better suited for your day out than the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. There’s so much for your little adventurers to experience and learn from—building a tower out of toddler-sized building blocks, pedaling through a tricycle “car wash,” snuggling into a quiet book loft, trapezing through a three-story jungle gym, pretending to run a pint-sized supermarket, and so much more!

Also, it’s one of Phoenix’s more accessible destinations for kids in terms of language, mobility, and stimulation. All exhibits and booklets are navigable in English, Spanish, and Braille. If you’ll be traveling with wheelchair users, call 602-253-0501 ext. 0 ahead of your visit to learn more about where to enter the building, and call Champion Charter Bus at 480-257-7734 to reserve an ADA-compliant motorcoach at no additional cost.

Where to park your charter bus: Parking in the Museum’s lots is free for all vehicles with admission. Buses and motorcoaches are asked to unload and park in the northernmost parking lot. If you make a reservation in advance, there should be plenty of signage set up to direct your driver to the right places.

Heritage & Science Park

This field trip destination is a two-for-one, with both the Historical Heritage Square and the Arizona Science Center located in the same city block. Here, you can spend some time exploring the history of Phoenix and the future of renewable energy all in one trip! Parking for both attractions is the same:

Where to park your charter bus: Because this destination is in the middle of downtown Phoenix, maneuvering a motorcoach can get tricky. Luckily, you have some options. If your group is already heading to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, just keep your bus parked in their lot—it’s directly across the street, and it’s an easy walk. If a trip to the museum isn’t in the cards, see if you can reserve a spot on the lower level of the Phoenix Convention Center’s East Garage (601 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004) or at the convention center’s marshaling yard (1102 E Tonto St, Phoenix, AZ 85034).

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Rosson House Museum at Heritage Square

Address: 113 N 6th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-262-5070

Round up your aspiring history buffs and step back in time at the Rosson House: a fully restored 1895 Victorian mansion that originally belonged to the city’s surgeon, Dr. Roland Rosson. In your hour-long tour of the home, you’ll see features commonly found in Victorian mansions (electric lamps, telephones, domestic water systems, etc.) as well as features unique to this house (like a Victorian-era anatomical model and constructions to accommodate the desert climate).

Groups of 8 or fewer don’t need a reservation to tour the house. But if you’re coming in with more people, you’ll need to call 602-262-5070 or email sarah.matchette@heritagesquarephx.org at least two weeks before you plan to visit. Be prepared to make a $50 deposit to confirm your reservation.

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Arizona Science Center

Address: 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-716-2000

If your kids are more of the science-y type, this interactive learning center will be more their speed. This place is full of interactive exhibits to encourage kids to engage in hands-on learning—from constructing their own desert-friendly homes, to transmitting their names in Morse Code, to playing with alternative energy sources like solar and wind.

Educators and group leaders can even request add-on demonstrations and dissection labs to accompany lesson plans or the group’s specific interests by filling out a field trip request form. Or, you can let the kids get creative with a session at the center’s makerspace, where they can tinker and invent to their hearts’ content. Either way, be sure to enlist at least one chaperone for every five students and to get in touch with the Center’s Group Sales Department to score East Garage parking passes for your bus.

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Musical Instrument Museum

Address: 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

Phone: 480-478-6000

Here, you’ll find more than 6,800 musical instruments on display and a bunch of tailored programs for different kinds of groups. Band and orchestra classes can learn more about instruments from across the globe. Younger crowds will enjoy jamming on a variety of drums, harps, and a theremin (with the help of volunteer musicians, of course). Even your physics students can learn a thing or two by checking out the STEM gallery and seeing how musical instruments work and the science of sound waves.

For a typical tour of the museum, expect to spend about two hours walking around the exhibits. School groups are encouraged to reserve a 9 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. time slot, while other youth groups like scout troops or after-school programs are asked to reserve in the early afternoon—though the museum is willing to make exceptions and extend your time slot if need be. Make your reservation by putting down your $75 deposit and filling out the MIM Field Trip Request Form or Youth Group Tour Request Form at least 15 days before your visit. If you have questions, contact the Group Tour Coordinator by calling 480-245-6919 or emailing grouptours@MIM.org.

Where to park your charter bus: The museum’s parking lot is free and very spacious—unless it’s an abnormally busy day, there should be plenty of room to park your bus. There are two bus loading/unloading zones: one near the main entrance on the north side of the parking lot, and one near the cafe on the south side.

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Phoenix Zoo

Address: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: 602-286-3800

This Papago Park attraction has delighted the masses since the early 1960s and has hosted a lot of well-known animal residents, like a saved-from-extinction Arabian Oryx herd and Ruby, the painting Asian elephant. The zoo is laid out as a series of four walking trails: the Tropics Trail (rainforest residents), the Arizona Trail (American Southwest flora and fauna), the Africa Trail (animals from Africa), and the Children’s Trail, which has a petting zoo for the little ones. To see everything, you’ll be walking about 2.5 miles total—so make sure everyone wears some sturdy walking shoes and brings plenty of water.

Your group is more than welcome to explore the zoo in your own time—it takes about three hours to see everything. But if you’d like a little more structure, both preset and custom guided tours are available, with a discounted rate for groups of more than 25 people. Both tour options are led by zoo rangers, last about an hour and should be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Where to park your charter bus: Bus drivers are asked to enter the zoo grounds via Galvin Parkway. From there, they can drop your group off at the admissions booth near the turnstiles or the school group entrance to the right of the main entrance. During the summer (June through August), buses can park in the main parking lot if there is availability. However, during the school year (September through May), your driver will need to park in the zoo’s overflow lot. It will be the first right-hand turn after entering Papago Park, and there should be plenty of bus parking signage to direct your driver to the right place.

Plan Your Phoenix Field Trip Today

Whenever you’ve finalized your kids’ field trip itinerary, you can count on Champion Charter Bus to take you wherever you want to go—all on your own schedule and in total comfort. Whether you need a short-and-sweet minibus shuttle for your scout troop outing or a fleet of charter buses for your entire 3rd-grade class, our 24-hour team can set you up with a reliable ride that will keep them all together. Request amenities like free WiFi so your kids can play mobile games, TVs with DVD players so they can marathon their favorite movies, and AUX ports so everyone can join in on a road trip sing-a-long, and everyone will stay entertained between destinations! Call 480-257-7734 today to get started!

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Best Budget-Friendly Group Activities in Las Vegas

Between the dozens of casinos and never-ending schedule of shows, it’s easy to rack up a big travel bill in Las Vegas. Groups who want the bright lights and glitz of Vegas without the need for a big budget still have options though. If you’re traveling to Vegas with a group of friends or family and a tight wallet, we’ve compiled a list of top things to do for free (or pretty close to it).

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Large groups can simplify their Vegas trip with a private charter bus rental around town. Champion Charter Bus offers a variety of minibuses and motorcoaches for groups of all sizes traveling around Vegas. But isn‘t a charter bus expensive? When you break down the price per person, traveling by charter bus can actually be quite cost-efficient. Rather than organizing a caravan or being on a pre-scheduled tour bus, renting a private bus around Vegas will give your group added convenience and comfort. All you have to do is give Champion Charter Bus a call at any time 702-430-8311 and a rental rep will help you book a bus for your trip in no time.

Now let’s hop right into the fun things you can do for little to nothing in Vegas!

Explore the Las Vegas Strip.

The Las Vegas Strip is an iconic stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard lined with sights, hotels, and casinos. Although you’ll need to pay to lodge, dine, and gamble along the Strip, it’s completely free to walk or shuttle around the area. Exploring the Strip is a cheap, family-friendly option to kick off your Vegas visit. Plan a custom tour and have your charter bus driver shuttle your group between stops. Keep in mind that if you opt to shuttle between stops, you may have to organize parking at each location. Consider finding a central location like the LINQ Hotel Backlot on Albert Avenue to park your bus and walk between stops, if possible.

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The Bellagio Fountains

Address: Bellagio Hotel & Casino, 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

These famous fountains put on an aquatic show featuring lights and music every 15 to 30 minutes.

The Mirage Volcano

Address: 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Mirage’s man-made volcano erupts in a barrage of fire and sound effects every hour, on the hour starting at 6PM.

The Luxor Pyramid and Sphinx

Address: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

This hotel and casino boast replicas of Egyptian wonders like a 30-story pyramid and a massive model of the Great Sphinx of Giza.

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Take a photo op at the Las Vegas Sign.

Address:  5200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

You can’t visit Sin City without seeing the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” Sign. The neon sign at the south end of the Strip has been the subject of thousands of postcards and tourist photos since 1959. One of the best things about visiting the sign is that it’s absolutely free! Your group likely won’t spend much time at this stop but it should absolutely be on your must-do list before you leave town. If you’re planning to visit the sign on your way into Vegas, book a charter bus with amenities like WiFi to upload photos right as your trip kicks off.

Charter bus parking tip: The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” Sign has its own parking lot where it’s completely free to park. A bus parking area is located on the right hand side at the end of the lot.

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Catch a free show at Fremont Street Experience.

Address: Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

The Fremont Street Experience is an LED-canopied outdoor mall and is home to attractions like the historic Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel. Groups who want to gamble or catch a show away from the hustle and bustle of the Strip can definitely find plenty to do in this area of North Vegas. Along with its many casinos, hotels, and restaurants, the Fremont Street Experience offers free Viva Visions light shows and live music. Light shows on the LED canopy depend on the season but generally run every hour on the hour between 6PM and 1AM. Live DJs and bands often play across Fremont Street’s outdoor stages but you’ll have to check out the show calendar to see who’s playing.

Charter bus parking tip: Most parking around Fremont Street is located in garages that can’t accommodate oversized vehicles. Limited paid street parking is available behind the Golden Nugget. Additional paid parking can be found in the Carson Lot across Carson Avenue from the Fremont garage at 200 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89101.

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Join a pool party.

Las Vegas has no shortage of hotel resorts with pools that are perfect for kicking your heels up and soaking up the sun. Ideally, out-of-towners will be lodging at a hotel with a top-notch pool they’ll be itching to relax in. However, popular hotels with party pools are often in high demand during busy travel seasons, so you may not be able to find rooms for your entire group. Don’t worry, you can still find some amazing party pools with free or relatively inexpensive admission. Hours and pool policies do vary depending on the season, so be sure to call ahead to check with hotel staff.

Load up your charter bus with towels, pool gear, and check out one of the luxe pools in the heart of Vegas:

Influence at The LINQ

Address: 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 835-5713

Cost: Free admission, cabana and daybed rentals separate fees

Influence at The LINQ Hotel is the ultimate 21+ party pool and should be a stop on any bachelor or bachelorette trip, friends weekend, or adult birthday bash trip. Tuesday parties are reserved for locals and industry professionals, everyone else can access the pool Friday through Sunday.

Flamingo’s Pools

Address: 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 697-2888
Cost: Free admission on Monday through Thursday only, cabana rentals separate fees

The Flamingo Las Vegas has two pools. GoPool is 21+ and open to non-guests for free during the week. The Beach Club Pool is family-friendly and open to guests of all ages.

Garden of the Gods at Caesars Palace

Address: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 731-7280
Cost: Free for guest Caesars Palace guests, $20 admission for non-guests, cabana and daybed rentals separate

Okay, $20 isn’t necessarily cheap but you do get access to a massive luxury pool complex for one fee. Garden of the Gods has seven pools, including a VIP pool, a family-friendly pool, and an adults-only pool. Additional fees may apply to enter VIP areas and for special events.

Elation Pool at The STRAT

Address: 2000 S Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: (702) 380-5119
Cost: $10 admission for non-guests, cabana and daybed rentals separate

Elation Pool is located on the 8th floor of The STRAT Hotel and is open to all ages. An adults-only pool can be found on the 25th floor of the hotel.

Charter bus parking tip: Oversized parking may not be available at every hotel for non-guests visiting for the pool. Have your driver drop everyone off at your hotel pool of choice and park at a centrally-located lot like the Albert Avenue lot behind the LINQ and Flamingo for $30.

Go for a hike.

Enjoying the great outdoors may not be what most visitors come to Vegas for. If you’re on a  budget though, your group will be pleasantly surprised by the beautiful desert trails you can explore for a small fee. You’ll need to drive a little ways out of town to visit nature areas but leave that up to your bus driver! Spend a day hiking the trails, snapping photos of the picturesque landscape, and having a great time with your group. After a long day of hiking, sit and relax in your bus’s reclining seats and air conditioning as your driver handles the roads back.

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Address: 1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161

Distance from Vegas: 25 miles
Phone: (702) 515-5350

Cost: $15 per bus + $5 per person

Red Rock Canyon’s name will make a lot of sense once you see the breathtaking rock formations across the park. The sprawling area has 31 trails varying in difficulty for everyone from beginners to advanced hikers. If you’re traveling with passengers who have mobility concerns, opt to shuttle on your bus through the area’s 13-mile scenic drive.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Address: 10 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005

Distance from Vegas: 17 miles

Phone: (702) 293-8990

Cost: $60-150 per bus

Entrance to Lake Mead may seem pricey but it’s actually quite affordable when you break it down per person. Minibuses with up to a 25-passenger capacity will be charged $60. Motorcoaches with a 27-passenger or more capacity will be charged $150. Keep in mind, the charge is per vehicle and not per person, so you’ll be charged by how big your bus is regardless of how many people are on board. Once you’re inside, enjoy hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, scenic drives, or even tour the nearby Hoover Dam for an additional fee.

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Valley of Fire State Park

Address: 29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 89040

Distance from Vegas: 50 miles

Phone: (702) 397-2088

Cost: $2 per person per day (buses only)

Valley of Fire State Park is home to 11 trails and miles of unique Aztec sandstone formations and geological wonders. Some of the trails include Anasazi petroglyphs from as early as 300AD and rock formations that are over 150 million years old. It’s the perfect place to get some exercise and learn a little natural history at the same time.

Explore Las Vegas with Champion Champion Charter Bus

Having a tight budget shouldn’t keep groups from enjoying a trip to Las Vegas. You can focus on creating an itinerary for your trip and leave your transportation up to Champion Charter Bus. We can do our best to work with groups of all sizes with different budgets. Just give us a call at 702-430-8311 to talk with a rental rep about your Vegas trip. You’ll get a no-obligation, personalized quote in just a few minutes!

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Best Budget-Friendly Group Activities in Phoenix

Because its year-round warm weather makes it a popular vacation destination, many people associate Phoenix with private golf courses, spa resorts, and nightclubs. Phoenix definitely has all of that, but that doesn’t mean your group’s trip to the Valley of the Sun has to blow your budget.

In addition to its pricey attractions, Phoenix has museums with free days, free parks for hiking and cycling, and even inexpensive amusement parks. You can easily plan a field trip for your students or a team-building trip for your coworkers without spending a ton of money, and Champion Charter Bus can help. 

A private charter bus is often more affordable than buying plane tickets or booking rideshares for a large group. Give us a call at 480-257-7734 to get a quote on your transportation, and keep reading to learn about all the budget-friendly activities you can do in Phoenix.  

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Museums and Galleries

Heard Museum

Admission to the Heard Museum is always free for American Indian people who have a tribal ID. For anyone who isn’t a member of a tribe, the Museum offers free admission on designated days throughout the month. 

When your group visits, you can see thousands of years of American Indian artwork from both ancient and contemporary artists. The museum contains works from many tribes, but you won’t want to miss the huge collections of Hopi katsina dolls, Pueblo pottery, and Navajo textiles. 

Front entrance of the Heard Museum

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When it’s free: From 6-10 p.m. on the first Friday of the month (every month except March) and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month (June through September) 

Where to park your bus: The museum’s free parking lot

Address: 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix Art Museum

Like the Heard Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum offers several free admission days. It also offers the chance to see art from the Renaissance to the present, including works from Claude Monet, Frida Kahlo, and Yayoi Kusama. After you finish walking among the paintings, sculptures, and dynamic light displays, climb back on your bus and relax with plush seats and air-conditioning to combat the Phoenix heat. 

Front entrance of the Phoenix Art Museum

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When it’s free: Every Wednesday from 3-9 p.m.; the first Friday of the month from 6–10 p.m.; and the second Sunday of the month from 12–5 p.m.

Where to park your bus: The museum’s free parking lot 

Address: 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Desert Botanical Garden

This unusual botanical garden lets you explore the beauty of desert landscapes. See the cactuses, wildflowers, succulents, and herbs that thrive in the Sonoran desert, and then meet butterflies and hummingbirds. 

You’ll need to prepare well for a visit to this botanical garden, since it’s very hot and dry. Tell everyone in your group to bring a hat, a water bottle, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes. Your bus will have overhead storage space where you can stash all of your necessities. 

Cactuses at Desert Botanical Garden

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When it’s free: The second Tuesday of every month

Where to park your bus: The botanical garden’s free parking lot

Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

The Children’s Museum offers fascinating exhibits like Whoosh!, where children can feed colorful scarves into wind-powered tubes, the Texture Cafe, where they can create meals from scraps of fabric, and the Noodle Forest, where they can run through hundreds of pool noodles. Designed for children under the age of 10, this is an ideal place for preschool and elementary-age school and youth groups

Interior of Children's Museum of Phoenix

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When it’s free: 5–9 p.m. the first Friday of the month

Where to park your bus: The Children’s Museum parking lot

Address: 215 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

The Contemporary Arts Museum, located within the Mesa Arts Center, contains five galleries where you can see rotating exhibitions by living artists, many of them local. The CAM is also free all the time, not just on select days, so it’s a great choice for groups on a tight budget and a tight schedule. 

Mesa is on the outskirts of Phoenix, and the drive takes about 25 minutes. You may want to request free WiFi on your charter bus so your group can scroll through Instagram or Tik Tok on the way there. 

Outside of Mesa Arts Center

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When it’s free: Always

Where to park your bus: A variety of parking lots and garages, both paid and unpaid, near the Arts Center (check out this map to see your options) 

Address: 1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

Outdoor Attractions

Papago Park

Known for its huge sandstone buttes, Papago Park is a scenic destination for hiking, bicycling, and running. It also boasts a beautiful landmark called Hole-in-the-Rock, a large circle that naturally formed inside one of the sandstone cliffs. 

If you plan to do a lot of hiking, biking, or running, you’ll want to visit this attraction early in the morning or late in the evening when it’s cooler. Make sure you pack water, Gatorade, and fruit in your charter bus, and ask your driver to pump up the air-conditioning when you’re done hiking. 

Papago Park buttes

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When it’s free: Always

Where to park your bus: One of Papago Park’s multiple free lots

Address: 625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Echo Canyon Recreation Area

The Echo Canyon Recreation Area features three hiking trails of different difficulties that traverse Camelback Mountain, one of the most popular mountains in Arizona. Why do people love Camelback so much? It offers great desert views, especially around sunset, and the mountain is free to visit. 

However, Camelback is more difficult to climb than Papago. If you have people with mobility-related disabilities in your group, you may want to stick to the Echo Canyon picnic area. Champion Charter Bus can provide an ADA-accessible bus to help you get there. 

Camelback Mountain

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When it’s free: Always

Where to park your bus: The recreation area’s free parking lot

Address: 4925 E McDonald Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85018

South Mountain Park

Spanning three mountain ranges—Ma Ha Tauk, Gila, and Guadalupe—this huge park has 50 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Its highest point is Dobbins Lookout, which offers panoramic views and can be reached via foot on the hiking trails or via car on Summit Road. If you opt to hike, watch out for cars as you climb. 

If you’d rather take a car to the top, note that a full-size charter bus probably can’t manage the drive up the mountain. However, Champion Charter Bus may be able to find a compact minibus that can. Just ask us about smaller bus models when you call. 

South Mountain Park

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When it’s free: Always

Where to park your bus: The large, free lot at the entrance to the park

Address: 10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042

Amusement Parks

Enchanted Island Amusement Park

Located inside Encanto Park, Enchanted Island Amusement Park features classic kids’ rides like a carousel, a train, spinning cups, and a mini roller coaster. In the summer, you’ll also find bumper boats and a Splash Zone with water features to help kids cool off. 

Entering Enchanted Island is completely free, though you’ll need to buy tickets for individual rides. Each ride costs $5, and kids can play in the Splash Zone all day for $5. If you know your youth or after-school group will want to ride everything, you can buy an all-day ride pass for $21.75 per child. 

Enchanted Island front entrance

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When it’s free: Always free to enter; rides charge individually 

Where to park your bus: 1 of the 4 parking lots near Encanto Park—one at 1218-1280 W Encanto Blvd, one at 2499 N 15th Ave, one at 2541-2599 N 15th Ave, and one at 2025-2299 N 15th Ave. 

Address: 1202 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Goldfield Ghost Town

Established in 1893 when gold was found nearby, Goldfield became a ghost town once the ore ran out just a few years later. Now, it’s become a historical theme park full of reconstructed buildings and costumed actors. 

Admission to Goldfield is free, so if your group just wants to walk around, see the actors, and visit the shops and bakery, you’re free to do so. Planning to try out some of the fun attractions like the zipline, railroad, mine tour, or mystery house? You can pay for each attraction individually, so you control your budget. 

Goldfield Ghost Town

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When it’s free: Always free to enter; attractions charge individually 

Where to park your bus: Goldfield Ghost Town’s free parking lot

Address: 4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Find Fun Activities that Fit Your Budget

Just because Phoenix is a resort destination doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. With a little bit of planning, you can create an itinerary full of hiking, amusement park rides, and museum visits while spending little or no money on tickets. You can also save money by booking a motorcoach from Champion Charter Bus instead of relying on flights and rideshares. Give us a call at 480-257-7734 to book your budget-friendly trip to Phoenix today!

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Top Field Trip Destinations in Los Angeles

With its beautiful beaches and Hollywood glitz and glamour, Los Angeles is undeniably one of the coolest cities in the US. LA’s wide selection of museums and learning centers makes it that much cooler! From ancient art to space exploration and dinosaurs to local wildlife, the city has locations to educate and inspire curious minds of all ages. School groups, summer camps, and community organizations have plenty of options to choose from when organizing a field trip in Los Angeles.

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How to Get Around Los Angeles

If you’re an Angeleno, you know LA traffic can be an absolute nightmare. You also probably know that public transportation around the city is a less than efficient travel option. So carpooling or taking public transport anywhere can be tough for any type of group trip. School buses are usually a great option for groups traveling for school trips and camp outings, but they can quickly get uncomfortable in SoCal heat. This is when a charter bus rental can come in handy! Champion Charter Bus services the entire West Coast with minibuses and full-sized charter buses for a variety of events.

A charter bus can come with additional amenities to keep students, campers, and chaperones comfortable and entertained if stuck in LA gridlock. Each rental from Champion Charter Bus will include plush seats and a climate-controlled cabin for optimal comfort. Worried about kids getting bored or rowdy on the bus? Request a motorcoach with WiFi for students to play games, stream music, or work on digital assignments. Are you traveling with younger kids? Book a charter bus with TVs and DVD players to put on a popular movie to pass the time. Just ask your Champion Charter Bus reservation expert about available amenities when you call 310-295-9547.

Students and chaperones can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as a professional driver safely transports you to one of these educational destinations in LA:

A telescope at Griffith Observatory in the evening

Griffith Observatory

Address: 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Phone: 213-473-0800

Located on a peak of Mount Hollywood in sprawling Griffith Park, Griffith Observatory is the premier Los Angeles educational spot to learn about the cosmos. The observatory has interactive exhibits about the solar system, planetarium shows, a variety of telescopes that are publicly accessible in the evening, and even a Tesla coil. The grounds also offer amazing views of the LA cityscape and the famous Hollywood Sign on nearby Mount Lee.

Griffith Observatory welcomes visitors of all ages, but organized school programs are only available for fifth-grade students. Summer camps, community organizations, or privately organized school groups from other grades can still visit the observatory for a free self-guided tour. The program is absolutely free for California fifth-grade students with an advanced phone reservation. You’ll need one chaperone for every ten students, and supervised groups can freely explore the observatory after the guided program.

Charter bus travel tip: Students attending the Griffith Observatory School Program must arrive by bus to keep everyone together and the program running according to schedule. Your charter bus driver will drop your group off at the end of the observatory’s driveway before parking elsewhere in Griffith Park. Nearby parking is available at the Greek Theatre (as long as there isn’t a show or event) and in the Ferndell Section 9 lot.

Gardens and water features at the Getty Center in Los Angeles

The Getty Center

Address:1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Phone: 310-440-7300

The Getty Center (often just referred to as “The Getty” in conjunction with the Getty Villa in Malibu) is among Los Angeles’s top art museums. It has an impressive American and European art collection that includes more than 1,000 works from Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Paul Cézanne. Along with its art collection, The Getty is also known for its perfectly-manicured gardens and the modern architecture of its six buildings. Guests from young to old can learn about art, history, and architecture and marvel at the gorgeous greenery outdoors.

Admission to The Getty is always free, and student groups are welcome to visit Tuesday through Friday. You’ll just need to request a visit time online and specify whether your group will need a guided visit or if you’ll be doing a self-guided tour. Guided tours will last about one hour, and groups will need at least one chaperone per 15 students. The museum can accommodate groups of up to 120 students. Larger groups will need to submit two visit requests for separate days.

Charter bus travel tip: Garage parking at The Getty is free for everyone. School groups traveling by charter bus will be notified of where to park when their trip is confirmed. If any chaperones plan to drive their own vehicles, you’ll need to let the museum know ahead of time so parking can be reserved.

A kid and chaperone viewing a dinosaur skeleton at a museum

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)

Address: 900 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Phone: 213-763-3466

From dinosaur fossils to live critters, The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles (NHM) has plenty to capture the interest of young minds. The NHM is the largest natural history museum on the West Coast. The most popular exhibit at the NHM is Dinosaur Hall, a newly-opened section filled with more than 300 dinosaur fossils like well-preserved bones and full-scale models of the T. rex and triceratops. Other prehistoric exhibitions focus on mammals and sea creatures that roamed the planet more than 60 million years ago. Are your students more interested in live animals? Visit the museum’s butterfly pavilion and Nature Lab with live insects, arachnids, rodents, snakes, and frogs.

The NHM has educational programs for youth, adults, and families. Schools visiting for field trips can explore self-guided options at no cost. Guided programs can be added to your field trip but may cost a fee depending on your group size and program of choice. School groups will need at least one chaperone per five students (any additional chaperones beyond the 1:5 ratio will have to pay for admission.) Submit your field trip request at least three weeks in advance to secure your school’s spot.

Charter bus travel tip: Parking for school buses and charter buses begins at $12. Have your driver drop your group off at NHM before parking at Exposition Park Lot 6. This lot is cash only most of the time, so be sure to give your driver enough money to cover parking fees.

A student and teacher at a space exhibit in the California Science Center

California Science Center

Address: 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Phone: 323-724-3623

The California Science Center is actually right next door to the NHM! If your group is filled with science lovers and you have plenty of time to spare, consider visiting both of these museums. This science center is filled with more than 100 interactive exhibits about everything from aerospace science to exploration of the world’s many ecosystems. The museum’s most popular exhibit introduces visitors to the retired Space Shuttle Endeavour and its 19-year history as a NASA orbiter. Guests will also learn about manned space travel, missions to other planets, and how tools like the Hubble Space Telescope came to be.

Once you get your fill of outer space, explore seven different zones in the museum that represent different ecosystems. From the familiar urban jungle of the L.A. Zone to the deepest depths of the ocean in the Extreme Zone, you’ll learn plenty about the planet’s varied terrain and the creatures that live there.

The above exhibits are free for schools, but additional special exhibitions and IMAX film showings may require admission fees. Groups of 15 or more are required to make a reservation before visiting the California Science Center. A $25 booking fee is required for every group, and discounted admission will be charged per person if your reservation includes additional experiences.

Character bus travel tip: Parking for your charter bus will cost $30, while parking for cars is $12 if any chaperones plan to drive separately. Since the California Science Center is located next door to the NMH, you’ll be using the same Exposition Park Lot 6 for oversized vehicles.

A mammoth sculpture at the entrance of the La Brea Tar Pits

La Brea Tar Pits and Page Museum

Address: 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 213-763-3499

Los Angeles has several unique museums with exhibits you won’t be able to experience anywhere else. The La Brea Tar Pits are the only active Ice Age excavation site in the world, and California students can see it all for free! These tar pits have produced prehistoric fossils of dire wolves, wooly mammoths, sabre-tooth cats, and even humans that date back as far as 50,000 years ago. More than 3.5 million fossils have been excavated from the pits, and teams of archaeologists are still working today to uncover more wonders hidden beneath the tar. Guests can watch scientists excavate active pits, explore interactive exhibits inside the museum, and marvel at full-scale models of towering mammoths and ground sloths.

Self-guided visits at La Brea are free for California schools, and guided programs can be added on for no additional cost. Student groups will need at least one chaperone for every five students (additional chaperones will be required to pay $12 for admission.) Your school will need to make a reservation for your self-guided visit at least three weeks in advance. Keep in mind that some guided add-ons are available during select times throughout the year and are limited to one program per visit.

Charter bus travel tip: There’s always construction going on somewhere in LA, and the area surrounding La Brea is no different. A loading zone and bus parking area is usually available on Curson Avenue, but this road is periodically closed for long-term construction. Groups can be dropped off at the main entrance on Wilshire Boulevard or at the north entrance off of 6th Street. Bus parking is also available along 6th Street right outside of the museum.

Ready to Learn and Explore Los Angeles?

Booking your Los Angeles field trip transportation will only take a few minutes with Champion Charter Bus. The rental team is available around the clock at 310-295-9547 to help you organize safe and comfortable transportation for your educational outing. Have information like your field trip dates, destination, a headcount, and any additional requests on hand for a quick and accurate quote!

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The Top Field Trip Destinations in San Francisco

As the epicenter for nearly all things tech in the U.S., it should come as no surprise that San Francisco has no shortage of science-based interactive museums. But there’s also tons to see and do for your young artists, inquiring minds, future creators, and all learners in-between!

Need help narrowing down your SF field trip itinerary? Never fear: we’ve put together this list of the city’s top educational and kid-centric attractions just for you. Keep reading to learn more about them and how you can get there, safe and sound.

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Getting Around San Francisco

What’s the best way to traverse the city with a group of school-aged children? We at Champion Charter Bus may be a little biased, but we’d definitely recommend reserving a motorcoach

Renting a charter bus or minibus service not only keeps your kids together in one vehicle, but also offers comfort and peace of mind you just won’t find on your traditional school bus. Entertain them between stops by requesting a DVD player and TV screens—everyone will be so busy watching Magic School Bus or Bill Nye, they’ll forget to ask you “are we there yet?” over and over.

And teachers and chaperones, we haven’t forgotten you. Easily check your email or scroll through Facebook with free onboard WiFi, or relax in a plush reclining seat and catch a quick nap between stops (you deserve it).

Call (415) 226-7968 today to reserve a school shuttle service tailored to your group’s needs. Whether you need an ADA-compliant fleet or onboard restrooms, we’ll work with you to deliver reliable transportation at a predictable price point, no matter what.

aerial view of the California Academy of Science rooftop greenspace

California Academy of Sciences

Address: 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone: 415-379-8000

If you’re looking for a comprehensive showcase for your natural science students, you’ve come to the right place. This museum of natural history is California’s oldest still in operation and one of the world’s largest, with over 46 million specimens archived.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • The Steinhart Aquarium—considered one of the most biologically diverse and interactive aquariums around, and home to more than 900 species. Observe over 40,000 live animals—from residents of the California coastline to venomous predators from around the world.
  •  The Morrison Planetarium—completely digital planetarium with films and lecture series geared toward learners 7 years and older. Explore your students’ burning questions about the cosmos through a “Tour of the Universe” or a full-throttle simulated drive-by of Jupiter and Saturn.
  • The Osher Rainforest—four-story glass dome housing hundreds of tropical plants and exotic reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, and free-flying birds. Wander through jungle-esque pathways and admire the rainforest canopy towering 90 feet overhead.
  • The Kimball Natural History Museum—all the exhibits that are not the aquarium, planetarium, or the rainforest dome. Exhibits cover a range of subjects, from California’s native megaflora and megafauna to 400 specimens of  gems and minerals, and so much more

Discounted tickets to the museum are available for groups of 10 or more, but the exact rate depends on who you’re traveling with:

  • School groups from San Francisco receive free admission, and academic groups from other parts of California pay a flat rate of $11.25 per student or chaperone.
  • California-based non-school-affiliated youth groups (after-school clubs, summer camps, etc.) are offered a discount of $18.25 per person.

All group ticket bundles—school groups, youth groups, or otherwise—must be paid for at least two weeks before you arrive (no one can purchase tickets at the entrance), and everyone must arrive at the same time in order to claim your tickets.

If you’re running on a tight schedule and worried about some students or chaperones arriving late, we definitely recommend reserving a charter bus rental. That way, everyone arrives all at once, in one vehicle, right when you want them to. Your driver can drop you off in the designated loading zone in front of the Academy and park in the coach-friendly spaces behind the Music Concourse Bandshell.

a child constructs a wheeled robot in a science museum

Children’s Creativity Museum

Address: 221 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: 415-820-3320

Where can your group of little creators program their own robots, engineer their own music, and craft their own claymation masterpieces under one roof? You must be at the Children’s Creativity Museum!

Located in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood, this interactive museum is dedicated to building children’s confidence in their voices and creative abilities—whether they are aspiring artists or tomorrow’s tech gurus. Exhibits here include Sketch City (where visitors can put their city infrastructure ideas to paper and upload their creations into a collaborative virtual city), the Innovation Lab (where problem-solvers fix a range of wacky problems, like “What if your school flooded with JELL-O?”), and much more.

The museum can accommodate groups of up to 35 students and offers discounted group rates at $12 per visitor for both kids and adults. Just know you’ll need to reserve your spots a couple of weeks before your visit and pay a non-refundable $50 deposit to reserve your 2-hour afternoon tour. Those arriving by charter bus are encouraged to load and unload at the museum’s back entrance along Folsom Street or outside the next-door San Francisco Visitor Information Center on Howard Street.

a closeup of a gorilla in a zoo

San Francisco Zoo

Address: Sloat Blvd &, Great Hwy, San Francisco, CA 94132

Phone: 415-753-7080

This attraction has delighted and educated the masses for nearly a century! Since transferring from Golden Gate Park to its current location on the southwest side of town in 1930, the Zoo has housed its fair share of animal celebrities—including Koko, the western lowland gorilla who could communicate through American Sign Language, and North America’s oldest black rhino, Elly. Nowadays, visitors will find over 1,000 animals here, representing more than 250 species, including a variety of primates, big cats, residents of the Australian Outback, and more.

The San Francisco Zoo offers free admission to organizations associated with the San Francisco Unified School District and reduced admission for all other SF-based school groups.

All group visits should be arranged at least 3 weeks prior to arrival, and students and chaperones included in your given headcount must be present to receive their tickets.

Buses can enter the Zoo parking lot, but only to drop off your zoo-goers. Once everyone disembarks, your driver can find a spot in the free lot on the intersection of Sloat Boulevard and Highway 35 and meet back up with your group for pick-up at 2945 Sloat Blvd.

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Asian Art Museum

Address: 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: 415-581-3500

Come explore a wide range of Asian cultures, art traditions, and histories in this Civic Center landmark! This museum covers a lot of ground and subjects in its pan-Asian collection of over 18,000 pieces, ranging from ancient ceramics and jade sculptures to contemporary multimedia projects. If you’re in a hurry, you can probably skim the highlights within an hour. But to make the most of the exhibits, you should set aside at least 2.5 hours to see everything.

Those visiting with youngsters—you’re in luck. Kids 12 and under get in free, teens and college students pay $9 per person, and school groups and California college groups receive free admission—as long as you pre-register your tour in advance. When you book your session 8 weeks before you plan to visit, you’ll have your choice of teacher-led or docent-led guided tours of the exhibits.

Those traveling by motorcoach—you’re also in luck. Normally, finding a parking spot with a standard vehicle (or multiple parking spots with a caravan of standard vehicles) in bustling Civic Center is no easy feat. However, this neighborhood has plenty of designated parking and loading zones for tour buses and oversized vehicles, including spaces right outside the Asian Art Museum’s entrance on Fulton Street.

two San Francisco cable cars pass each other on a hilly street

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

Address: 1201 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415-474-1887

While this museum is on the smaller side and shouldn’t take too long to explore, it’s still a great stop for aspiring machinists or anyone interested in SF history. Here, visitors can see a variety of antique cable cars and learn how San Francisco’s cable car system works from the same building that powers all 17 lines.

Also, it’s free! Well, wandering through the museum itself is free, anyway. Many veteran visitors recommend hopping on a cable car after your tour to round out the experience—which will cost $7 per person, cash only.

The Cable Car Museum lies on the Powell-Hyde and the Powell-Mason lines, which run north and south between Fisherman’s Wharf and SoMa. Have your bus driver drop you off at the museum and meet back up with you at your cable car’s final dropoff point. While you explore the exhibits and ride the rails, your driver can find metered tour bus parking (near Pier 39 if you’re heading north or along Terry A. Francois Boulevard if you’re heading south). That way, your private coach will be ready and waiting when you’re ready to load up and roll out to your next destination.

Rent Your San Francisco School Trip Bus

Ready to secure your San Francisco field trip transportation? Champion Charter Bus is always here to help you travel, any time of the day or night.

You can trust our network of professional drivers and well-kept motorcoaches to get your students and chaperones wherever they need to be—no matter what adventures you have in store. Put together a headcount, a schedule of events, and a list of amenities everyone is sure to love, and then give us a call at (415) 226-7968. Our dedicated reservation team will take it from there, and you’ll receive a free, no-obligation quote within minutes. Get in touch today to get started!

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Things To Do in San Francisco During Labor Day Weekend

It’s never too early to begin planning your Labor Day weekend in San Francisco! This end-of-summer holiday is well-known for exciting music and food festivals, colorful parades, and social gatherings like parties and barbecues. While you’re deciding on which one to attend, consider adding a charter bus rental to your plans. With a private charter bus, you can easily plan travel for a group of friends and family, and count on a reliable professional driver to transport you safely and on time.

However, at the time of writing (May 2020), many of San Francisco’s city events are cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. Keep an eye on the websites for popular events like the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival or Kings Mountain Fair for any date changes leading up to Labor Day, but we recommend having a back up plan as well.

If your favorite annual Labor Day event isn’t happening this year, never fear. We have a variety of suggestions for how you and your small group of friends and family and celebrate Labor Day in San Francisco:

Plan a barbecue picnic at a park.

In lieu of a public block party or festival, you can plan your own event with family and friends! San Francisco is spotted with dozens of beautiful green spaces and public parks with reservable picnic spots and event spaces. With a charter bus rental, you’ll have plenty of storage space for blankets and folding chairs, tents, coolers filled with drinks and fresh fruit, a portable grill, lawn games, and anything else you need to create the perfect Labor Day picnic. Here are some San Francisco parks you may want to consider going to:

Mission Bay Parks

The Mission Bay Parks on the east side of the city are a perfect, central location for a barbecue picnic. Go here for open spaces and green places on the San Francisco Bay, and enjoy the proximity to downtown if you want to spend the evening in the city. The parks have tons of options for a group event, like the picnic area in Mariposa Park or the pavilion along the water. It’s easy to relax the day away at your own private event in the beautiful Mission Bay Parks.

Address: 451 Berry St, San Francisco, CA 94158

Phone: (415) 543-9063

Golden Gate Park

To make your Labor Day truly memorable, set up a barbecue picnic at the Pioneer Log Cabin picnic area or Elk Glen picnic area at Golden Gate Park. Load up your charter bus rental with BBQ goodies, coolers stocked with local brews, and all of your closest family and friends. If you want to secure a picnic area, we recommend reserving a spot with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department as soon as possible.

Phone: (415) 831-2700

The Presidio

This popular San Francisco national park is packed with things to do, from a golf course to the Civil War-era Fort Point to the Walt Disney Family Museum. Picnics and gatherings at this park are available first-come first-serve at the sites at El Polín Spring, Immigrant Point and Pershing Square. Permits are not required for gatherings with less than 50 guests who won’t be using a personal barbecue-grill, so if you’re willing to use the grills on site, just show up early to snag a spot!

Go on a mini road trip.

Enjoy the long holiday weekend by hitting the road and exploring the San Francisco area! With a charter bus rental, you can plan a multi-day itinerary to a California destination you’ve always wanted to explore with your whole group of friends or family. Here are some destinations you can plan a Labor Day day trip to:

Point Reyes National Seashore

Load up the charter bus for a beach day at Point Reyes! This 71,000-acre park includes hiking trails, long stretches of sandy shoreline, the dramatic Alamere Falls, and the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse. Beaches here are also a breeding ground for northern elephant seals, so take some time to see these rare animals in their natural habitat.

San Jose, San Francisco

A mere hour south down the coast is another world-class California city—San Jose. Plan a whole day getting to know San Jose, from the history of Winchester Mystery House to having lunch at San Pedro Square Market to shopping in Santana Row. If you’re a tech junkie, check out the original headquarters of Apple, Google, and HP (now National Historic Landmarks) or tour the Computer History Museum.

Tri-Valley

Only 45 minutes west of San Fran is Tri-Valley, California, a world of wineries, golf courses, and historic downtowns. Choose from 55 wineries in the Tri-Valley’s Livermore Valley and embark on a custom wine trail, or enjoy all 18 holes at Crow Canyon Country Club or Las Positas Golf Course. For an outdoor adventure, hike to the summit of Mount Diablo and feel on top of the world!

Go outside for a hike or bike ride.

Labor Day comes at the end of summer, which means it’s a great time to get out and soak up the sun while it’s still warm and dry outside. The beautiful, bay-side city of San Francisco is simply brimming with outdoor trails for long hikes and bike rides. Use a charter bus to get you and all of your friends to the head of the trail, and plan to have your professional driver pick you up at the end. You can plan a wonderful hike or bike ride around any of these iconic San Francisco trails:

Batteries to Bluffs Trail

Explore this short but stunning pedestrian only shoreline trail that boasts beaches and views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Go at sunset and stop at Baker Beach or Marshall’s Beach for a quiet rest and unforgettable scene.

Phone: (415) 561-5300

Ecology Trail

This 1.4-mile hiking and biking trail through grassland and redwoods is perfect for nature lovers. The real gem of this trail is Inspiration Point Overlook, where you’ll get an eyeful of the San Francisco bay, Alcatraz Island, and Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire sculpture.

Address: Arguello Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94129

Phone: (415) 561-4323

Lands End Lookout

Go to this national park if you want a fun hike filled with historical sites. Check out the USS San Francisco memorial, an homage to the WWII cruiser from the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. For an extra dose of military history, stop at West For Miley for lunch in the grassy picnic area among turn-of-the-century gun emplacements.

Address: 680 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

Phone: (415) 426-5240

Shop ‘til you drop!

This Labor Day, get up early and get ready to fill your charter bus luggage bays with shopping bags of sweet deals and discounts! Labor Day sales are always epic enough to plan a full day of shop-hopping around the city. From busy downtown malls to sprawling outlets on the outskirts of the city, here are some shopping hot spots you may wanna add to your Labor Day sale hop adventure:

Westfield San Francisco Centre

This 9-story mall in the heart of the city boasts more than 170 shops and restaurants. Go here to peruse the racks at Bloomingdales, APM Monaco, Tory Burch, and Lululemon.

Address: 865 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 512-6776

Embarcadero Center

This sprawling commercial complex is home to sky-rise offices, a cinema, and, most importantly, an underground shopping center featuring more than 70 stores. Shop at Beckett & Robb, Bluemercury, and M.M.LaFleur, to name a few.

Phone: (415) 772-0700

San Francisco Premium Outlets

If you’re looking for the best deals in San Fran this labor day, go to this outlet mall about 40 minutes outside the city center. You can look for deals at designer & brand-name stores like Coach, Fabletics, and Zara.

Address: 2774 Livermore Outlets Dr, Livermore, CA 94551

Phone: (925) 292-2868

Rent a San Francisco Charter Bus this Labor Day Weekend

Make the most of your Labor Day weekend with premium, private group transportation. At Champion Charter Bus, we can help you find the best bus rental to fit your needs. Whether you’re planning a private barbecue or a day trip to Tri-Valley, count on us to get you there! Call us at (415) 226-7968 to get a free, no obligation quote for your Labor Day trip.

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Best Budget-Friendly Denver Group Activities, Part 2: With Grown-Ups

So as we’ve already shown, Denver is full of budget-friendly attractions for kids and the whole family!

But what if you’re in town with a bachelor or bachelorette party, a corporate social outing, or a team-building with your sports fan group? That’s to say, what about the grown-ups?

In a city full of hip, trendy eateries and boutique breweries, one would think that exploring Denver with your group of adults is expensive. But that’s not the case! The town is on the up-and-up, but it hasn’t forgotten its roots. Especially compared to other major destination cities out West, the Mile High City is relatively laid-back and inexpensive—if you know where to look.

Whether you’re making the most of a limited budget or saving your cash for more costly excursions, we’ve rounded up some attractions that are geared more to adults visiting Denver.

P.S.: When you’ve locked in your itinerary and set your budget, give Champion Charter bus a call at 303-482-2792. We’ll make sure your group transportation in Denver is easy, comfortable, and efficient—no matter the destination.

a group of foodies wait for a food truck chef to complete their falafel meal

1.   Check Out the Food Trucks

Not only are food trucks kind to your budget (a lot of truck fare here is $10, tops), they’re a big part of Denver culture! Sure, they can be notoriously hard to track down—one day they’re here, the next day they’re gone—but services like Roaming Hunger or the Denver-only Truckster app can help connect your group to your favorite eats. Or, if you’re feeling lucky and want your pick from multiple trucks, in the summer there’s usually a few parked near Civic Center Park, along South Syracuse Street in Tech Center, or at the Rayback Collective in Boulder. There are no guarantees as to what food trucks will be around, but isn’t that part of the fun?

Here are some locally-beloved Denver food trucks you can taste-test for fairly cheap:

Roll It Up Sushi Truck

I know what you’re thinking: raw fish on a food truck? But this place specializing in sushi rolls, poke, and gyoza is local-approved and beloved by tourists.. If raw food isn’t your thing, spring for a Coney Island Roll with shrimp, bacon, and asparagus.

Cluck Chicken

Sometimes you just need a little Southern comfort. This food truck dishes out wings, chicken sandwiches, and an array of fried sides with your choice of handmade sauces. Just don’t forget to grab some extra napkins!

WongWayVeg

Vegans and vegetarians, fear not! This award-winning truck has a variety of veg-friendly meals that appeal to different tastes, like faux chicken and waffles, a Bajan BBQ black bean burger, and gluten-free poutine.

two beer fans sample craft beer in a brewery

2.   Take a Brewery Tour

Another big part of Denver’s culture? Beer! But if you’re with a group of 21+ touring the city made famous by the Great American Beer Festival, chances are you already knew that. Lucky for you, many of Denver’s biggest breweries offer tours and tastings for little-to-nothing.

Travel Tip: if you’re planning a Denver brewery-hopping tour with a large group, relying on rideshares is an easy way to run up the bill. Instead, we recommend booking a minibus shuttle service. That way, everyone can have a safe and reliable ride between breweries without paying for the multiple Ubers or Lyfts it would take to accommodate your drinking buddies.

Book your ride through Champion Charter Bus, and let a professional DD take you to these popular (and cheap!) Denver breweries:

Coors Brewery

Address: 13th St & Ford Street, Golden, CO 80401

Admission: $5 for Colorado residents, $10 for out-of-state visitors, free with a military ID

This renowned brewery offers two tour options: a short tour with three 8 oz. samples, and a longer, more in-depth tour with three 8 oz. samples and a commemorative glass. Call 303-277-2552 to reserve a tour for a group of 15 or more.

Great Divide Brewing Company

Address: 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

Admission: Free

This brewery first graced the Denver beer scene in the mid-1990s and is now the favorite for many local craft beer aficionados. Don your closed-toe shoes and show up early if you want to tour the place. The 30-minute public tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 20 people.

Wynkoop Brewing Company

Address: 1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202

Admission: Free

Wynkoop was Denver’s first brewpub, and it’s certainly the most out-there when it comes to flavors. Sure, it features a fine selection for those with standard tastes. But adventurous drinkers won’t want to pass up the more eclectic brews made from the likes of oysters, tamales, and smoked carrots. The free public tours are first-come, first-served—though private parties can reserve a tour for $75 (about $4 per person if you bring along the maximum of 20 people).

view across Coors Field in Denver during a game

Enjoy America’s Favorite Pastime

Baseball fans, we didn’t forget about you. Whether you’re in town to see the Rockies play or want a more in-depth dive into the history of the sport, your sports fans can still enjoy their time in Denver while visiting on a shoestring. Read on to find out how:

3.   Catch a Rockies Game from the Rockpile

Address: 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

Admission: $4 per adult, $1 for kids under 12 and adults over 55

Want to cheer on the Rockies but dread paying $20, $40, or even $60+ per seat? Baseball fans on a budget can opt to watch the game from the Rockpile, the bleacher-style seats above the outfield directly opposite home plate. This section doesn’t exactly offer the best views of the game below—although you will have great views of the nature area located behind the center-field wall—but for the price, this section of Coors Field is one of the best ways to take everyone out to the ballgame without breaking the bank.

Budget Tip: Coors Field dining options can be a little pricey. Luckily, the stadium lets fans bring in their own food items, so feel free to pack a hotdog or pick up some street food from the surrounding LoDo neighborhood before the game.

Rockpile tickets can be purchased either at the Ticket Office on game day or by reserving them in advance by calling (303) 762-5437 or logging onto the official Rockies MLB website. Just know that there’s a four-ticket limit per adult, so if you’re planning to catch a game with a larger sports fan group, you’ll need to designate multiple people to purchase tickets for everyone.

5. Tour the National Ballpark Museum

Address: 1940 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+), free for kids under 16 and active military.

Located about a block away from Coors Field, this hidden gem is a great place to spend some time before or after the game. Come check out the private museum’s collection of signed baseballs and old-school uniforms as well as seats, signage, and architectural elements of major ballparks across the country.

It’s usually open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with some special exceptions for Rockies home games. Though it is dense with memorabilia and exhibits, the museum isn’t the most spacious of attractions and can get crowded easily—so it’s best suited for groups of 20 or fewer people.

a mother holds her baby as she admires a large piece of art in a museum

Get Cultured

Denver loves art! Even better, the city offers plenty of experiences for art enthusiasts—including those on tight budgets. Check out these relatively cheap artistic destinations in Denver:

6. Get Cultured at the Denver Art Museum

Address: 100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Admission: $8 – $12 per person for groups of 10 or more, kids age 18 and younger are free

That’s right! Your group of art enthusiasts can tour one of the largest U.S. museums west of Chicago, even on a limited budget. Whether you opt for a general admission ticket or spring for a guided tour of the 12 permanent collections—ranging from modern photography to ancient art of the Americas, textiles and fashion to architecture and design—most groups can take in all 70,000 works of art for less than $10 per person.

Admission to the museum varies based on a lot of factors, like whether you’re Colorado residents or out-of-state visitors, whether or not you want a guided tour, and whether or not you’re a college student or a senior citizen. Long story short, check out the museum’s group reservation webpage to ensure your group is getting the best rate.

7. Scope Out the Local Talent during a First Friday

Admission: Free

Take in the best of Denver’s art scene without spending a dime! First Friday is a monthly event where all 7 art districts in Denver come to life and celebrate local talent. Over 100 galleries and studios across town open their doors to late-night art-walkers, but you’ll find most of the hubbub in the Art District on Santa Fe (between 7th and 10th Avenues on Santa Fe Drive).

Since this event is scattered across the Denver city center, getting around can be an issue—especially if you’re out and about with a large group of patrons. Luckily, your art aficionados have some options.

The First Fridays organization offers a free shuttle that picks up around the light rail station at 10th Avenue and Osage Street. The shuttle can take individuals and small groups to major galleries between 5:30 and 10 p.m. The same goes for the free Art Bus that circulates around the Golden Triangle Museum District. It operates from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

However, larger groups should be warned—during busy nights, the shuttle services can fill up quickly and run on limited route lines. If you’re worried about flexibility and availability, a private minibus rental is your best bet. That way, your group can create your own schedule that hits all the galleries on your must-see list, and you can rest assured everyone has a reliable ride home at the end of the night.

Hit the Road with Champion Charter Bus

Group travel can be expensive, yes, but making the most of your Denver trip doesn’t have to be.

Especially if you’re coming in from out of town, a charter bus or minibus service can save your group money, time, and frustration in the long-run. Split the cost of your rental across every passenger, and you’ll often be spending less per person than paying for a flight and multiple rideshares or taxis within the city. And when you rent with a bus company like Champion Charter Bus, you know how much your transportation will cost before you even embark—no surprise fees or surge rates.

Whether your group needs a single charter bus or a variety of minibuses, an ADA-compliant vehicle at no additional charge, or a set of onboard amenities to keep everyone comfortable, the Champion Charter Bus team is here for you. Just call 303-482-2792 and let us know how we can help, and we’ll work around the clock to make your Denver bus rental process as stress-free and easy as possible.