Regardless of the actual weather, people begin to poke their heads out of their caves in March to enjoy the ambience of Spring. Traveling to New York City by bus is a great idea because you can avoid jam-packed traffic, tolls, and roadway stress while beginning your vacation several hours early. Buses are more energy-efficient and environmentally minded travelers can reduce CO2 emissions, and other greenhouse gases while arriving right at their destination.
Group Outings Are Ideal by Bus
Bus travel enables you to travel with a larger group than you could by car. Why limit your outing to four or five people when you can invite a dozen of your closest friends? You can also can grab a bus anytime for an impromptu jaunt into the city. March 2019 offers an astonishing range of activities for the discerning traveler, overnight visitor, and day tripper:
The Armory Show NYC
The Armory Show runs at New York’s Piers 92 and 94 from March 7th through 10th . This century-old New York festival is considered one of the most prestigious art shows in the world. Visitors can see some of the most important works of the 20th and 21st centuries.
You can buy Armory Show tickets by clicking on the link, and there are senior discounts and free admission available for children under 12. The event attracts top talent from around the world, and there are plenty of vendors, exhibits, and contemporary pieces to satisfy any art lover or travel group.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Events
There is no event more iconic than the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC. New Yorkers often make fun of the festivities because so many people use St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to overindulge. However, if you take the bus, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy yourself! There is no need to worry about driving or designated drivers. The parade is always held on March 17th except when that day falls on a Sunday, which it does in 2019.
The parade begins on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. The route begins at 44th Street and goes up 5th Avenue to 86th Street. Wear your green and come early to get a good viewing spot. After the parade, more than two million viewers adjourn to pubs, bars and private parties to continue the celebration. Everyone can be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy the culture, food, and fun.
Annual Coffee & Tea Festival NYC
The annual Coffee & Tea Festival NYC runs on March 23rd and 24th at the Brooklyn Expo Center. Coffee and tea connoisseurs can find more than 75 exhibitors from around the country who offer special blends, pairing recommendations, tastings, and seminars. There will also be sweet and savory food to sample, so get your tickets for this coffee-cupping event now.
Some of the exhibitors in 2019 include Wise Ape Tea Company, Harney & Sons Master Tea Blenders, Firehouse Donuts and Runamok Maple. Tasting is available, and visitors can purchase their favorites. There are also classes in coffee bean roasting, bean blending, proper tea brewing, and other important topics of interest to tea and coffee lovers.
The Macy’s Flower Show
New York City in March heralds spring, but can you really count on the weather cooperating? You won’t need to worry about all that if you come to the city for the annual Macy’s Flower Show. This event has delighted generations of gardeners. The event runs from March 24th to April 7th, 2019, so you have plenty of time to see the show and explore other attractions and events.
Macy’s brings together floral materials in signature landscapes–and all the flowers are in full bloom regardless of their natural blooming patterns. There are millions of live plants, trees, flowers and shrubbery, and visitors can enjoy the plants while they shop in Macy’s flagship operation, which is known as the world’s biggest store.
The Orchid Show at New York Botanical Gardens
The Orchid Show at New York Botanical Gardens runs continuously from February 23, 2019 until April 28, 2019. These rare, subtle, and storied blooms are an incredible find for orchid aficionados. Singapore is the theme of the 2019 event and bus travelers can work a visit to the New York Botanical Gardens into almost any travel itinerary in the month of March. Visitors can view iconic “Supertrees,” which are vertical habitats where rare orchids bloom. There are plenty of treasures from New York’s own collection of orchids, and orchid fanciers can learn about Singapore’s signature achievements in cultivation, conservation, and display strategies. Visiting after dark, you can enjoy some of the most colorful and dramatic orchid displays in the world, and these mirror the exciting nightlife of Singapore’s green culture and herbalist expertise.
New York Offers Incredible Events for Quick Trips
New York offers some of the most iconic and appealing attractions for nearby visitors to enjoy, but the city ranks as the least car-friendly city in the United States. Why bother with expensive parking, traffic jams, and limited space for your friends when you can enjoy upscale bus service and a host of travel amenities?
You will truly enjoy your whole trip and not have to worry about finding a restroom or excluding someone from the festivities because he or she is the driver. There are many Martz Trailways bus routes throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania so that you can keep your group together, and everyone can take in the sights.