Monday, January 14, 2013

Eastern Shore Escapade

If you find yourself in Maryland in the summer, you will have found yourself in a state where a majority of activities cluster around and on the water. Maryland’s long history with the sea and maritime trade means that it comes close to being the world’s sailing capital. During the warm summer months, a trip to the Eastern Shore is recommended by those who have fallen in love with its charms.
Properly a peninsula that extends hundreds of mile between Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Eastern Shore is a very popular summer destination for holiday makers. Eastern Shore has many attractions for the visitor. Historical towns, beaches and good dining. Outdoor sports and activities abound in Eastern Shore, ranging from golf and bird watching to water based activities like boating and fishing.
There are also a number of events held across the summer months such as waterfront festivals, seafood festivals, boating regattas and racing, museum exhibits, arts and crafts, tournaments for golf and fishing. Certainly there is something for everyone in the family to watch or participate in when visiting Eastern Shore.
Chesapeake City is a small town located on the north end of Eastern Shore that is known for its charming ambiance. This town has a canal that was constructed in 1829, and provides fine dining, antique shopping, outdoor concert and seasonal events. There are also farm visits and boat tours.
The historic town of Chestertown was once a key port in the early settlement of America. It boasts of colonial architecture, churches and interesting shops. Sailing and sailing classes are available in Chestertown.
Rock Hall is a quaint fishing town that has its economy very much tied in to the water. With 15 marinas, and a long history with the fishing industry, Rock Hall also has a Waterman’s Museum and public fishing areas. The Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge is located near Rock Hall, and is home to 234 species of birds, including nesting grounds for the bald eagle.
A popular destination for boaters is St Michael's. Location of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St Michael’s has a variety of gift shops, restaurants, bed and breakfasts and inns. Not to be missed is the opportunity to dine on freshly caught crabs and oysters.
Cambridge is home of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. This is a 27,000 acre nesting ground for numerous bird species and mammals, and contains over a hundred endangered species. Birdwatching and photography is a key draw for visitors coming to Cambridge.
The largest city on Eastern Shore is Salisbury. Attractions at Salisbury include the Arthur W Perdue stadium, the Salisbury Zoo and Park and the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. 
Oxford is the oldest town on Eastern, having been a port of entry for British trade vessels since colonial times. Accessible by ferry from Bellevue.
This selection of attractions is a small sampling of the places and activities available at Eastern Shore. Baltimore Bus Rentals would be more than happy to assist you in providing vehicles to cater to your group’s travel needs.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Traveling in Baltimore

Welcome to Baltimore Bus Rentals! We are excited that you have dropped by our website and welcome you to check out our fleet of charter bus, coach bus, party bus, school bus, mini bus, luxury coaches, crew bus and other luxury convertible and vehicles. We trust that you will be pleased to find out that our network bus and vehicle owners and operators were hand-picked based on the quality of the charter buses that they offer and also the level of standard practice in their company. Baltimore Bus Rentals is a company that believes in quality above all else and would never compromise on the safety of our passengers. Therefore, Baltimore Bus Rentals is, indeed, a name that you can trust.
How do we ensure our passengers’ safety? We conduct thorough testing and evaluation of the vehicles on a regular basis. An agent and staff is sent to ensure that the bus operators have complied with all rules and regulations pertaining to the transportation industry. We want the buses that we provide to be not only of the latest and newest model but also we insist on well-maintained vehicles. This is how we operate to ensure that the safety of our customers is never compromised.
Travel in luxury and comfort. One of the things that boggle travelers’ minds whenever they are traveling in a group is transportation. How to get to one place to another in a strange, foreign city can ruin just about anyone’s vacation. Why put yourself through such trouble when you can solve it with convenient bus from a company like Baltimore Bus Rentals at an affordable price? All you need to charter the bus from us and then let us know where you want to get to. As you explore Baltimore, you have the peace of mind of knowing that the charter bus will be waiting for you, to take you to your next intended destination.
Convenient shuttling of wedding guests. Our bus customers also find that our charter bus rental services is fantastic for weddings, especially when they have out-of-town guests. Make your event more memorable for your guests when you show them that you care for their well-being and transportation by making a shuttle bus available to your guests. Pre-determine the shuttle time and have your wedding guests waits for the bus to arrive and then take them to and from the hotel and event venue conveniently.
Pick up the phone right now and get in touch with Baltimore Bus Rental’s customer service representatives to find out how we can serve you for your event.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Eating Out in Baltimore

Baltimore, with its beginnings as a seaport, has welcomed many different cultures. As such, anyone visiting Baltimore will be spoilt for choice in selecting a place to eat during your charter bus tour visit. Longshoremen fare, fine French dining, avant-garde Fusion cuisine, ethnic offerings such as Thai, Turkish or Turkmen, you can find almost every taste from around the world in Baltimore.
Breakfast bites in Baltimore run from your typical greasy spoon diners, to upscale gourmet bistros. The Papermoon Diner in Charles Village serves excellent omelets and pancakes, along with crispy hash browns. And as if it is possible to run out of options in terms of finding a good restaurant during your charter bus rental trip here, we also strongly recommend The Golden West Cafe on 36th Street offers an all day breakfast. Apart from standard breakfast fare, the cafe has recently expanded it’s vegetarian offerings, in recognition of the demand from the hipster crowd that hangs out there. Miss Shirley’s Cafe in Roland Park serves Southern style fare for breakfast and dinner. A good choice for anyone looking for a hearty meal to start the day.
Believe it or not, Lunch in Baltimore can be a serious business. For quick, cheap lunches, it would be hard to beat Martha and Mary’s in Reistertown on the Main Street. With the most expensive dish, a large pizza, set at $8.99, Martha and Mary’s serves a wide range of standard lunch fare which makes for a perfect meal for a hungry bunch of people who are on a rushed charter bus rental group vacation together. For a taste of something a little more exotic, with an eye on the clock, Lumbini’s at 332 N. Charles serves a great Nepalese/Indian buffet. Ranging from mild to spicy, the taste of the food at Lumbini’s brings out the exotic flavours and aromas of Indian cooking, without being overwhelming. For good pub type food, Garry’s Grill in Severna Park is worth checking out with the charter bus traveling buddies. Although a little hard to find, Garry’s has a great cozy pub atmosphere, and serves food to match. A menu that lists 14 salads, plus 5 build your own choices, along with a long list of burgers, sandwiches and wraps, makes this a good choice for a business person to entertain, or be entertained, while doing business.
For fine dining in Baltimore, look no further than Charleston in Lancaster Street. Ruled over by Chef Cindy Wolf, Charleston’s reputation for ‘low country’ cuisine has spread far beyond Baltimore. If you’re in the mood for seafood, Kali’s Court in Thames Street serves Mediterranean cuisine in a romantic ambiance. Accompanied by an extensive wine list, dinner at Kali’s is perfectly ended with one of their delectable Creme Brulee’s. For a taste of fusion, Roy’s, founded by Roy Yamaguchi, is a must-go-to destination. Roy’s Restaurant is located in Harbor East. Serving an eclectic fusion menu, Roy’s allows their chefs to stamp their own personality onto the dishes they serve.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Baltimore is Pet Friendly

It’s a problem all pet owners face when they are travelling – to bring their pets along or not. For decades, pets are considered a cherished family member and leaving them behind is a sad and tough decision. More and more locations today are embracing the fact that pets are not pests and should be allowed into their premises.
It is no different in Baltimore, where cats and dogs are welcomed almost everywhere. There is an abundance of pet stores, boutiques, spas, sitters, day care and more for your furry friend.
Don’t worry if they fall sick during your travel here in Baltimore as there are four veterinarian clinics available. Now let’s begin with the first thing on a vacation’s list – the accommodation.
There are currently 22 accommodations in Baltimore that are pet friendly. These include Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel, Inn at the Colonnade – Doubletree by Hilton, Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, Holiday Inn Express Baltimore – Downtown, Clarion Collection a Peabody Court Hotel, Hotel Monaco and many more. Please note that some of them may have a surcharge for pets.
Meanwhile, some restaurants may allow you to bring your pet along when you dine at their outdoor area. Here are some of our pick: Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina, located inside Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, “offers comfort food with a contemporary Eastern Seaboard Twist.” You and your pet will be able to fine dine at this luxurious establishment.
For mouthwatering American cuisine, visit City Café at the corner of Cathedral and Eager Streets. Miss Shirley’s Café offers delicious fares with fresh ingredients while James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant will give you a smattering of Baltimore’s Irish hospitality.
If you’re feeling seaworthy, hop on (with your pet) to Seadog Cruises and Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark®.
Last but not least is the place where your pet can run free, especially if you have a dog that’s been cooped up for several hours. If you’re worried about your dog and would like to have a leash on it, go to Robert E. Lee Memorial Park on Falls Road at Lakeside Drive. For off-leash fun, visit Canton Dog Park (Clinton and Toone Streets) and Locust Point Dog Park (Andre Street side of Latrobe Park).
There are more selections and choices that can be seen on Visit Baltimore’s website ( Meanwhile, if you need assistance travelling around Baltimore, especially with a pet, give us a call and we may be able to assist you with either a mini bus rental, or if you have a large pet, charter bus.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Beauteous Baltimore

Baltimore's hidden gem and crown jewel, the Inner Harbor, is both captivating during the day as it is gorgeous at night. You simply can't beat the view here and at one point, it was the most romantic spot there is to be found in Baltimore. So, whether you are here in Baltimore because of a group vacation, a family gathering, a corporate function in your party bus, charter bus, bus rental vehicle, or luxury limousine, at least get off the vehicle and get a whiff of the amazing air. Believe it or not, if you looked back into the history behind the Inner Harbor, it was possibly one of the most decayed part of Baltimore...but not anymore, all thanks to the focus given to it by the tourism industry in Baltimore.
Our Baltimore bus rentals customers will strongly recommend that you bring the charter bus, coach bus, school bus or mini bus to and make the Baltimore Trade Center your first stop for that awesome overview of the city. Admission is set at an affordable rate but there are discounts for the elderly, children and disabled. Please do check their website out for the latest rates.
The scenery may not be your thing but believe you me, our charter bus rental customers believe that if you are into shopping, you can get your hands on those quaint little souvenirs and hard-to-find local items here in Inner Harbor's main retail area. There are packed restaurants that serve reasonably-priced good food and branded items too. So, for a tourist or a foreigner, this is absolutely a must!
While photography enthusiasts will love the scenery and vibrant entertainment and lifestyle scene, others may enjoy The National Aquarium which features one of the world's most diverse marine life exhibits ever! Those interested in the history of the country or local Baltimore history, the Maritime Museums is the real deal. Check out, when you are here, the Visionary Art Museum so that you can get inspiration and not forgetting the lively night scene at the Power Plant Live. A wide-ranging, different types of bars, clubs, discos, restaurants ensures that you have all the options you need.
Needless to say, since you have your hands on a charter bus, party bus rental package or a mini bus to ferry you and your group around, you get the luxury of spending your time bonding in the bus in between stops. The wonders of having a personalized chauffeur, as you will soon see, is not as expensive as people may think.