Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Things You Thought You Would Never Want To Know About Sign-Making

The great thing about America is this - acceptance and diversity. You see diversity in the people, culture, lifestyle, food, preference in terms of friends, bars, shopping malls and creativity. You see them everywhere. That’s the one thing that makes places like Connecticut worth visiting in a charter bus or as a solo traveler.
We see diversity in sign boards all around Connecticut too.

Quaint American signs throughout the passage of time

When you visit the American Sign Museum at 1330, Monmouth Street, Cincinnati OH 45225, you will get the chance to feast your eyes of the visual history of American Signages from 1870 right down to 1970s.
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Connecting, Socializing, Shopping...all in one place - Findlay Market

Space. Wide open space, friendly people, loads of shops, plenty of options and amazing atmosphere is what you can expect from Findlay Market. It has been said that the bus rentals Cincinnati marketplace goes back a long time and perhaps, if you are local resident, remembers hitting the market with your family. Or maybe it is a place that you hangout with your friends or even relatives. You could have also come here on dates to grab a quick cup of coffee or spaghetti. Whatever it is, the atmosphere is very comfortable and cosy, which is surprising because you have all that space outdoors....just for you.
Apart from peak season, the marketplace is hardly ever crowded which is great because it feels like you have all the time in the world to explore the shops. Findlay Market, as you will soon see for yourself, is all about tradition. But is it all stuffy and ‘old’? I don’t think so. Half of the people who come to Findlay Market are the young and working class people looking for a quick and cheap place to grab a meal or a place to relax and hang out with their friends during their bus rentals Cincinnati breaks.
The concept of this living landmark is to provide a space for people to connect with each other, socialize and unknowingly trying to get people off of the internet or look away from their devices. This was precisely what we were doing....looking at anything and everything BUT our devices. We were blogging from our laptops, surfing on the bus rentals Cincinnati charter bus on our tabs and when we got off, we were captured into the vibe evidently unique to the market.
Of course, there is no denying the fact that it is also about the great food and shopping experience that it provides. You really get into the whole place because you want to see what CIncinnati is all about, at the end of the day, this is what you are here to do. They stay true to their mission and initial vision, really, and they successfully invigorates the mind with a message of hope. Through reinvigoration of the historic marketplace connecting farmers with fishmongers, customers with good food...all this while reconnecting a whole generation with its messages.
I am sitting here wondering how does a bus rentals Cincinnati tourist attraction like Findlay Market manages to make such a massive space so intimate. We would love to find more places like this all around United States.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Mount Adams Pavilion

If you have friends coming to visit you soon and you are looking for a place to go with your friends for some happy hour drinks, the Mount Adams Pavilion is just the right place to go. Located at 949 Pavilion St, Cincinnati, this is a place that any rental bus company driver would know the place, which is why it would be a wise move if you and your friends arrange for one to send all of you there during their happy hour sessions. After all, it does not take a genius to know that it is not safe to be driving after you have had alcoholic beverages – better to be safe than sorry.

Mount Adams Pavilion offers happy hours to their customers from 4pm until 8pm daily and you can always bring your friends there to enjoy drinks and enjoy the magnificent view from the Pavilion. Previously a house built in 1848, the Mount Adams Pavilion now is a lounge with lively music and various DJs that welcomes partygoers from around the city and outskirts as well. It is located right in the heart of Mount Adams, and is famous for its stunning views of Cincinnati’s skyline and its party deck ambience. The view alone is already good enough reason for you to bring your friends here in a Cincinnati rental bus. The place gets crowded on weekends, so unless you enjoy crowds, it would be better to bring your friends on a weekday instead.

For a beautiful view from the deck, you and your friends have four patio decks to choose from and enjoy the live music as you sip on your drinks and take in the magnificent skyline scenery. You can also hang out inside the Pavilion if you enjoy dancing and dance the night away with your friends. They also serve really delicious burgers and steaks that you can enjoy if you are already there early for their happy hours and you don’t want to leave the place to go elsewhere for dinner. However, if your friends prefer to dine somewhere else, you don’t have to worry about anything at all because you already have the service of a rented bus driver to send you and your friends to wherever you may wish to go for dinner. You just need to know where you want to bring them for dinner and let the bus driver know; and the next thing you know, you are already there. That’s the awesome thing about renting a Cincinnati bus for your trips.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati

Sometimes, after returning from a holiday, we feel like we need another day to rest our tired bodies. Yet, we always look forward to planning another holiday with the family. One good way to bond with the family without having to burn a hole through your pockets as well as not returning from the trip all tired and worn out is to go for a leisure walk in a conservatory. It may sound a little boring but not so if you were to rent a Cincinnati bus and have the bus driver send you and your family to the Krohn Conservatory.

The Krohn Conservatory was built in 1933 and when you arrive at the entrance of this place with your family in the rented bus, all you probably see is just aluminum and glass walls, but don’t be too disappointed yet. You have not entered into the conservatory so don’t be too quick to judge that the place is not worth your visit. Remember the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, for this place, you can’t really judge it by the looks of the entrance because it was built at the height of the Art Deco era, hence the looks.

As you enter into the Krohn Conservatory, which is also one of Cincinnati Parks’ nationally recognized parks that exhibits more than 3,500 plant species collected from around the world; you will see the rainforest directly ahead of you. As you walk through the winding path with beautiful rainforest flowers around you, you will soon come to a little cave where you can walk though and this is one of the favorite spots in the conservatory for many kids.

Even though this may be your first trip to the Krohn Conservatory with your family in a rented Cincinnati charter bus, you will be pleased to know that the exhibits inside changes throughout the year and they have different kinds of events and programs running all year round. During their annual “Butterfly Show”, they have thousands of butterflies flying around in a special themed garden. Inside the conservatory, they also have their famous rainforest waterfall with some of their permanent displays in the Palm, Tropical, Desert and Orchid houses. During Christmas, the Krohn Conservatory is a favorite place to visit as they will have on display a life size nativity scene just right outside the conservatory. Hence, if you have enjoyed your first trip here, perhaps you would like to visit again during Christmas – so, be sure to make arrangements to book a bus if you wish to; you know how busy things can get on holidays such as Christmas!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cincinnati Museum Center

Many people may think that museums are just places where they put old things in there and before you go in, you will need to pay a minimal fee, tour around it to see some of the historical artifacts of the past and then leave for other more interesting bus rentals Cincinnati tourist destinations. Well, not all museums are just about “old things and historical artifacts” – in fact, after you bring your kids to visit the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in a rented bus, you and your kids will look at museums differently!

Located at 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203-1103, the Cincinnati Museum Center is a one of a kind of museums that has OMNIMAX Theater in a restored Art Deco train station. Unlike ordinary museums, Cincinnati Museum Center is made up of three museums – the Cincinnati History Museum, the Duke Energy Children's Museum and the Museum of Natural History & Science, plus the OMNIMAX Theater that will simply keep you busy and in awe of its exhibits. The Cincinnati Museum Center is such a great place to visit that even your Cincinnati rental bus driver will be sharing you stories about Cincinnati as he takes you to the museum center.

The Cincinnati Museum Center is a great place for children, older children and adults to visit. At the Cincinnati History Museum, you will learn about the history of Cincinnati and enter into the replica of the 94 foot side wheel steamboat – the Queen of the West as well as a model of the city in the glory of its olden days. As you walk through the museum with your kids, you will see many “people of the past” in there – they are actually what the museum center calls them, “interpreters” who are all dressed up just like the people back in the 1900s-1940s and if you stop to ask them questions about their “lives”, they will be more than glad to answer them all. A truly interesting bus rentals Cincinnati tour of the place with a twist that will certainly leave wonderful memories in the end.

Make a Cincinnati charter bus stop at the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, kids will totally be having a ball of time there – all the exhibits in this museum provides the children a time to learn about themselves and the world around them by climbing, crawling, reading and so much more! This museum is literally a place where learning with fun is the key. It is no different at the Museum of Natural History & Science – you and your kids will have fun exploring a re-created limestone cave, an underground waterfall, fossils and even a live bat colony!

If you and your kids get hungry after all the walking and playing in the museum center, there is a food court at the center, and if you want to do some shopping before you hop back on the Cincinnati rental bus, the museum has three shops – something for everyone, that’s for sure!

Monday, April 29, 2013

A festive time in Cincinnati on a Rental Bus

Situated on the Ohio River, Cincinnati is picturesque and inviting, offering rental bus visitors an abundance of things to see and do. Rental bus visitors can get a closer look at nature by visiting the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Bonnybrook Farms, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve and Lake Isabella. Rental bus visitors can also enjoy museums, historic buildings, amusement parks and sporting events. For those who don't mind crowds, Cincinnati has an abundance of festivals. From artistic to cultural to unique, there is a festival to suit just about every taste, and you can see it all with the services of a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus rented from Bus Rentals Cincinnati.
Between July and September, Cincinnati has a choice of four music festivals for Cincinnati rental bus visitors to attend. Macy's Music Festival, formerly the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, has been going strong since 1962. Held annually in July on the riverfront, the two-day event has evolved from a jazz-only festival to include hip-hop, soul and R&B. The two-day Cincy Blues Fest is held in August and includes over 40 local and national performers on four stages. Music and dance take center state at the Cincinnati Salsa Festival which marks its fourth anniversary in 2011. Held annually in August, the event also includes food and merchandise vendors, games and rides for kids and salsa classes and workshops. Cincinnati MidPoint Music Festival is held in September and includes 250 national and international acts performing on 20 stages.
Starting small in 1974 as a simple Greek dinner, the Panegyri Greek Festival is now a popular event which draws thousands of rental bus visitors each June. The festival includes authentic Greek food, crafts, jewelry, paintings and folk dancing. Between August and October three Oktoberfest festivals are held in the city; Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, Germania Society of Cincinnati Oktoberfest and Donauschwaben Oktoberfest. Rental bus visitors can can enjoy German food, beer, music and dancing. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is the largest festival of its kind in the U.S., attracting more than 500,000 people.
Held September to October, the Ohio Renaissance Festival recreates 16th-century England. Rental bus visitors will see performers in costume performing up to 100 shows a day. Full-armored jousts, strolling musicians, storytellers, singers and dancers are on hand to entertain while merchants and craftsmen sell their hand-made items. Festival goers can enjoy roasted turkey legs, stew, steak-on-a-stake, beer and wine and then burn off the calories by rescuing a damsel-in-distress in the castle tower.
Held each August since 1989, the three-day Midwest Black Family Reunion draws more than 100,000 people. The event combines consumers with government agencies and corporations while focusing on black family values and historic strengths. Books by the Banks is a one-day festival held in November and includes about 80 regional and national authors, book signings, panel discussions, storybook characters in costume and children's author readings. From November to January, the PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo delights rental bus visitors with Santa, his reindeer, stories told by Mrs. Claus and more than two million LED holiday lights. Held each June, Paddlefest includes more than 2,000 canoe and kayak paddlers racing on the Ohio River. Rental bus visitors can also enjoy music, food, kayak paddling lessons, a swap and flea market and cardboard boat races.
Cincinnati has something for everyone on a rental bus visit during festival time. Time your rental bus visit to Cincinnati with a call to Bus Rentals Cincinnati and let them organize all your rental bus transport needs.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Family dining in Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio provides attractions for all members of the family alike, such as the world-renowned Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the Reds' Great American Ball Park and riverboat cruises upon the Ohio River. The city also features a host of family-friendly restaurants, many of which allow households to dine out without breaking the bank, and a great way to get around Cincinnati for a day of sight seeing and dining after is with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus rented from Bus Rentals Cincinnati.

Quatman Cafe sits a short rental bus ride away from Fenwick Park. The cafe’s simple menu focuses on sandwiches such as hamburgers, corned beef and ham and cheese.  The restaurant also offers discounted combo meals.  The bustling interior features checkered tablecloths, televisions and food served on paper plates, fitting in perfectly with the informal atmosphere.  You can also take your rental bus over to Arthur's Restaurant, located at Hyde Park Square.  This restaurant serves up a wide variety of burgers, including Swiss and mushroom, spicy black bean and turkey burgers. The children's menu also offers a hamburger, as well as grilled cheese and peanut butter and jelly. The laid-back decor includes mosaic-tiled floors, mural-covered walls and ceiling fans.

Cincinnati is famous for its pizzas, and one of the best places for a pizza meal is Dewey's Pizza in Oakley Square, halfway between two shopping centers. The boldly colored dining hall includes checkered floors, bright walls and low-hanging metal light fixtures. Custom made for picky rental bus diners, the restaurant allows diners to build their own pizzas, choosing from such toppings as pineapple, sausage and three different types of olives. Take your rental over to Linwood Avenue, where Ramundo’s Pizzeria offers pizza by the slice, as well as individual toppings such as pepperoni, bacon and ham. Specialty pizzas include barbecue chicken, veggie and meatball pizzas. The casual pizzeria provides dine-in and take-out service, ideal for the rental bus visitor on the go.

Start your rental bus day off right with a hearty Cincinnati style breakfast at the Melt Eclectic Deli which offers a relaxed setting, complete with chalkboard menus, bright red and yellow walls and an outdoor picnic area equipped with blue tables. Sunday brunch fare for rental bus diners includes such offerings as vegan biscuits and gravy, vegetarian huevos rancheros and a kid's plate featuring scrambled eggs, potatoes and fruit. Melt is on Hamilton Avenue, less than 10 minutes from Mount Airy Forest.  Rental bus visitors in search of breakfast or brunch can choose First Watch, that has multiple locations throughout the Cincinnati area. Interiors are basic diner style, with chalkboard menus and booth seating. The child's breakfast menu offers chocolate-chip pancakes, sourdough French toast and eggs and bacon. Adults can choose from a variety of omelets and crepes.

For a fun filled day in Cincinnati, give Bus Rentals Cincinnati a call to find out how they can help you organize a trip with a selection from their fleet of rental buses and friendly, personalized service.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Signs of the times

As you travel through Cincinnati in your charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches or school bus rented from Bus Rentals Cincinnati, you can’t help but notice the plethora of road signs, advertising billboards, neon signs and so on decorating your route. Some are innovative, others are controversial, some are downright ugly. But no matter what your feelings, as you ride down the road in your charter bus, the signs have served their purpose, they caught your attention.
For a celebration of all things to do with signs, take your rental bus down to Monmouth Street, and visit the American Sign Museum. According to Tod Swormstedt, president and founder of the Museum, the American Sign Museum is the only one of its kind in the world. Tod’s family has been involved in the sign business since 1911, and they own Sign of the Times, a trade journal for the sign industry. In 2005, Tod got the idea of collecting signs, big and small, and displaying them in a museum to help people understand signs.
Rental bus visitors enter the museum through a “Sign Garden”, a sheltered area hung with neon spectaculars for car washes, cocktail lounges, gas stations, and even a church. A smiling fiberglass Big Boy holds aloft a dripping cheeseburger next to blinking signs for Holiday Inn and a winking Speedee McDonald's. According to Tod, these are American icons, and one of the purposes they serve is to remind rental bus visitors about an America that has all but vanished in an age of high tech communication and online shopping.
Not all the signs are purely for advertising commercial interests. There are also industrial signs, warning notices, high voltage posters. In fact, anything that was installed on a vertical surface, and served the purpose of informing or imparting information, is likely to have a space in this museum. A stroll further back into the Signs of the Main Street exhibit proves this. Here you can find signs for shoemakers, haberdashers, dentists, druggists, factories. Most are displayed as they were originally, in life sized store front replicas.
For rental bus visitors on a nostalgia trip, museum founder Tod says that he tries to collect signs from the 60s, and works backwards. "We cover every type of sign: wood, metal, gold leaf glass, light bulb, neon, plastic...", says Tod, as he personally leads our rental bus group through the museum. This isn’t a unique thing, because Tod leads every tour himself. All he asks for is 48 hours notice to schedule a tour.
For a rental bus trip in Cincinnati, give Bus Rentals Cincinnati a call to find out how they can help you arrange your rental bus transportation needs. Choose from their fleet of rental buses, and take advantage of their friendly, personalized service.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Culture in Cincinnati

Cincinnati is a great place to immerse yourself in history, art and culture, and the best way to do it is with a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches or school bus hired from Bus Rentals Cincinnati. 
First on the list is the Cincinnati Art Museum. Holding a collection of over 60,000 artifacts spanning 6,000 years, the Cincinnati Art Museum is ranked alongside the Museum of Modern Art in New York as one of the best museums in the United States. Open six days a week, the Museum aims to make Cincinnati’s most treasured cultural asset available to everyone.
If you have ever harbored a childhood dream to be a firefighter, make it a point to visit the Cincinnati Fire Museum. The museum highlights the history and technology of firefighting, as well as promoting fire safety. Based in a former Fire House, the museum holds some unique artifacts that date back to the beginning of firefighting in Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is the second oldest zoo in America. Open daily, the zoo is considered to be one of the most important animal conservation centers worldwide due to its success in breeding wild animals in captivity. New exhibits such as Cat Canyon, Night Hunters and the Spaulding Children’s Zoo provide a fun filled and educational experience about the importance of animal conservation.
Stop by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for an eye opening view into the history of slavery. Billing itself as a museum of conscience, the museum challenges visitors to study the meaning of freedom in their own lives as they walk through the exhibits. The location of the center in Cincinnati is in homage of the the role the city played in the Underground Railroad, when thousands of escaped slaves crossed the Ohio River seeking freedom.
A visit to the Taft Museum of Art is called for if you enjoy both modern and classical art in a more intimate setting. Beginning with a collection bequeathed by the Taft family to the people of Cincinnati in 1927, the Taft Museum today is rated one of the finest small art museums in America. The collection includes European and American Masters, Chinese porcelain and and European decorative arts. 
The small sampling of the cultural delights that Cincinnati is readily accessible to you with the various size and types of buses available for hire from Bus Rentals Cincinnati allowing you and your group to travel in safety and style while visiting the various Art Centers, historical buildings and museums in Cincinnati.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

See, Eat, Drink, Be Alive – Bus Rental Cincinnati Brings You The Best Of Cincinnati

Welcome to Cincinnati, a city that is vibrant, alive and growing! A well-timed visit to Cincinnati will always leave our customers wanting for more. Take, for instance, Samantha, Bus Rental Cincinnati regular customer who came here with little expectations, for a business trip. Once she got home, she started planning her second trip to Cincinnati.
'The trip was awesome. Frankly speaking, I wasn't excited at all to visit Cincinnati but my office had my trip and hotel all booked up. There was no way of getting out. In fact, I was tempted to call Bus Rental Cincinnati to cancel the trip myself! But I have to say that I am now absolutely, irrefutably, unconditionally in love with the city,' Samantha shared with us.
Cincinnati is known and loved for its historical architecture. As the bus takes you to your destination, take a look out of the window. Architecture from all era, heritage and neighborhood will leave you breathless. Some parts of the city reminds you of the trendy New York city while others makes you think that you are right smack in the middle of Vienna! Feast your eyes and sense on the sights and sound without having to drive when you make use of our bus rental.
Cincinnati events – There are plenty of events and festivals to attend all year round so, before you book your trip, you encourage you to perform a simple search on the internet to find out more about what you can do here. Bus Rental Cincinnati would love to assist you by giving you some ideas about the events.
The Cincinnati Reds Parade day is a must – so much color, sound, people, languages, cuisine and laughter is to be had. If you have never heard of Oktoberfest, then you are in for the feast of your life. It is a German heritage that is not only celebrated over here in Cincinnati but in many other parts of the world and country. Ever since 1962, the Taste of Cincinnati has been giving locals, tourists and holiday merry-makers the time of their lives. Some of them are Bus Rental Cincinnati customers because driving there on their own and waiting for a parking spot simply did not make any sense when the event is of this size.
The MidPoint Music Festival is also a well known event that many people go to with bus rental. Cincinnati, as you can see, is so amazing vivacious in every way. Give Bus Rental Cincinnati a call right now to find out how you can save money, eliminate the headache of traveling and have the time of your life in Cincinnati.

Monday, January 14, 2013

MidPoint Music Festival in Cincinnati

Once upon a time, Cincinnati used to be well known for a fictional radio station called WKRP that dished out comedy, misadventures and running gags more than the music they played. Today however, music is one of the best things about Cincinnati and Bus Rentals Cincinnati is your perfect travelling partner while here.
Launched in September 2002, the MidPoint Music Festival is held annually at the city's downtown and historic Over-the-Rhine entertainment district. Now in it’s 11th year, this year’s festival will take place from Thursday, September 27 to Saturday, September 29 2012.
Unlike other music festivals where there is only one main stage the musical acts will be hosted on multiple stages, all within a walking distance of each other and attendees are encouraged to explore and discover the different musical acts. You can do this even more effortlessly when you rent a party bus or charter bus from Bus Rentals Cincinnati.
Temporary bike racks will also be located in front of several MidPoint venues will encourage even more exploration. After that, relax in the charter bus, party bus or mini bus rentals.
The VIP EXPERIENCE Presented by CVG costs $169 while all music access tickets cost $69 (Advance) and $79 day of event.
Tickets for Washington Park acts headlining the stage at Washington Park only, excluding all other festival venues are for Thursday, Andrew Bird, Here We Go Magic, Pomegranates, Bonesetters: $25 advance; $27 at the gate; for Friday: Grizzly Bear, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, James Wallace & the Naked Light, You You're Awesome: $30 advance; $32 at the gate and for Saturday: Freelance Whales, Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang, Stagnant Pools: $20 advance; $22 at gate
Most of the music played will be at venues accessible by all ages but do note that all performances that will be held at Cincinnati Club ($15) require patrons to be aged 18 and above.
So enjoy the music, explore the festival and get there in style with 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thrifting In Cincinnati

If you’re interested in updating your wardrobe and furnishings with chic vintage pieces, Cincinnati doesn’t disappoint in providing you with many places to go on thrifting expeditions. If you’re new to thrifting, it’s best to know a few fundamental things first.
Make a list
Have you ever gone into a store and left with many things you shouldn’t have bought at all? Its best to keep a list with you to stay focused on what you really want to add to your collection. The wide selection available at thrift stores can overwhelm you, and could turn you into a hoarder. You’ll know that you’ve moved to dangerous territory if you start thinking of getting an extra rental car to help you cart all your shopping away.
Go Often
If you’re serious about thrifting, going often will ensure that you won’t always have to wade through mountains of things. You’ll know exactly which pile to avoid, and where the new stuff is, which saves a lot of time.
Dig Dig Dig
Don’t be daunted by big piles of things. Sometimes you’ll have to dig through many layers to find true gems, which is the whole point of thrifting in the first place.
Love What You Buy
It’s simple really. To love what you buy, you have to buy the things you really love. It’s relatively simple to find a whole host of items that you like, but to prevent yourself from becoming a hoarder its best to only buy the things that you are truly passionate about.
See Through The Paint
Some items might not look beautiful at first glance, but try imagining them with a coat of paint, or just a new pair of buttons. A little bit of extra work can turn something ordinary into your favorite buy of the year.
If you’re wondering where to go for your very first trip, hop, skip, drive or take a bus down to Ludlow Avenue to check out the Mustard Seed Boutique. A charming shop with crystal chandeliers, it houses a wide array of clothing brands, from Marc Jacobs to Oscar De La Renta at reasonable prices. If you’re based near Northside, Casablanca Vintage on Spring Grove Avenue will truly satisfy the vintage hunter in you with a large selection of furs, silk gowns and all the trappings of old Hollywood glamor. Another place for great finds is NVision at Hamilton Avenue, which offers redesigned and recycled clothing, art and furniture. They even make local deliveries for a small fee. So get on the thrifting bus as soon as you can before everyone else buys up all he good stuff.