Easily getting from one place to another is a great benefit of living in the modern age—much like the Internet or those silica gel packets you can keep in your shoes to make you look taller. Go as you please with this Groupon.
$27 for a Same-Day Round-Trip Bus Ride to New York City ($55 Value)
Buses depart in the morning from Security Park & Ride, the Alley Shops in Pikesville, Carney Park & Ride, and Mountain Road and Joppa Park & Ride in Harford County. They take passengers on a nonstop route to New York City, arriving at 8th Avenue and 46th Street, then take off in the evening to complete the same-day round trip. Buses travel on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, though this Groupon is not valid for Saturdays in December. Click here for a bus schedule.
Gunther Charters - Hunt Valley Motor Coach
The roots of Hunt Valley Motor Coach's family tree spring from two buses. In 1985, Edward Royston only had a pair of vehicles to his name, and a mission to make the traveling process a highlight of his clients' vacations. His fleet soon grew to 11 buses, and more still when the company joined with Gunther Charters, a business known for its memorable package tours. Today, Edward's emphasis on personality prevails at every step of the booking process, from online or phone conversations with the small sales team—where Gunther Charters founders Marty and Laurie Gunther still field calls—to greetings from each jovial driver.
From its Baltimore base, the company plans convenient round trips and tours to a variety of locales. Its daylong jaunts to Atlantic City deposit riders at the casinos and boardwalk, and excursions to New York launch days full of seasonal shopping and sightseeing. Thanks to locked and guarded storage, passengers are even encouraged to leave their laptops and other bulky possessions on the bus during their daylong excursions.
Themed tours ferry passengers to states such as Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and Tennessee for overnight stays and guided explorations of local sites. The New Orleans tour, for example, leads groups through historic cemeteries and the botanical garden, and a holiday tour of Newport mansions showcases the intricate decorations and reindeer butlers of three resplendent homes.