Buses were a common theme in ’60s psychedelic rock, with shaggy musicians encouraging listeners to “turn on” and “take a trip” while enjoying “comfortable seating and ample legroom.” Join the revolution with today’s Groupon to Creative Travel Inc., which offers a variety of themed tours throughout New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere in the area.
Most trips with Creative Travel are for one day, leaving in the early morning and returning in the evening. Travel to New York City for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25 (a $59 value), and watch an inflatable Charlie Brown’s unhurried attempt to recover his inflatable football from a mischievous, inflatable SpongeBob SquarePants. Or visit Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, December 16 for Christkindlmarkt (a $79 value), one of the top holiday markets in the world, with one-of-a-kind handmade works from artisans from around the nation. Pet lovers can attend the Super Pet Expo in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, on February 25 ($48), and even bring their four-legged pet or eight-legged spider-child along for an additional $5.