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There’s seldom downtime in Philadelphia if your goal is, tourism, sports, festivals, concerts or drink-related celebrations. There’s always something going on to pique your interest, but why wait for the perfect vacation window? If you live nearby, it’s easy to schedule a bus trip with Martz Trailways on short notice to attend a concert, festival, or just visit Philadelphia to explore the City of Brotherly Love.

How Bus Travel to Philadelphia Rocks the House

Flights are routinely delayed, and bureaucratic red tape makes air travel expensive and stressful. Some experts claim that Philadelphia road traffic is as bad as getting around in Manhattan for out-of-towners who are unfamiliar with local tricks and secrets. That’s why more and more people are taking the bus. You don’t have to worry about traffic, driving, parking, paying tolls, or finding your car after a fun evening of celebrating.

Bus travel is the cheapest way to get to nearby cities within a reasonable timeframe, and highly trained drivers ensure that your trip is safe. You can include more people in your travel group than you can in your car, and everyone can begin their celebration as soon as they board. There’s plenty to celebrate in Philadelphia including the following events in March of 2019:

Soccer Fans Open the 2019 Season

Fans of the Philadelphia Union Soccer Team can attend the season opener against the Toronto Football Club. The Philadelphia Union competes in Major League Soccer’s eastern division. The Talen Energy Stadium in nearby Chester hosts the season opener on the banks of the Delaware River on March 2, which is a great way to usher in spring and a new season. Toronto FC holds the MLS Cup, and kickoff time will be at 1:00 p.m.

March Is Women’s History Month in Philadelphia

Philadelphia inspires a lot of talk about the founding fathers, but March is Women’s History Month. It’s time to put women first, and Philadelphia is the ideal place to celebrate women’s contributions. The Betsy Ross House at 289 Arch Street offers tours where you can “meet” Betsy Ross and learn more about women’s contributions to the Revolutionary War effort.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is offering a trolley tour called “Scandal, Flirtation, Survival” to honor women in history. This tour demonstrates how women managed large and complex households more than 200 years ago when the men were often away at war. The National Liberty Museum at 321 Chestnut Street acknowledges women’s contributions by creating an interactive exhibit that honors mothers, colleagues, relatives and historical heroines.

Concerts Throughout the Month

What better reason is there to take a quick bus trip into Philadelphia than seeing your favorite musical group perform? In Philadelphia, there are concerts throughout the month to suit any musical taste. Some of the musical performances in March where tickets are still available include:

March 1st: Deerhunter at Union Transfer 8:30 p.m.
March 3rd: Anderson East at The Queen 8:00 p.m.
March 3: Procol Harum at Scottish Rite Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
March 8: The Noise Presents Nothing More at the Fillmore Philadelphia at 6:30 p.m.
March 9: Reba McEntire at Parx Casino at 8:00 p.m.
March 9: Little Feat at Scottish Rite Auditorium at 8:00 p.m.

It’s easy to put together a concert trip to Philadelphia on the bus. Enjoy nostalgia, check out new artists and get your own band of misfits back together for regular musical outings.

Philadelphia Restaurant Festival

The 4th Annual Philadelphia Restaurant Festival will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The festival is sponsored by Corona Premier! Attendees can sample food and drink from dozens of top Philadelphia restaurants such as the Crystal Tea Room.
Enjoy more than 3 hours of nonstop drinking and dining on culinary and gastropub masterpieces, craft beers and top-shelf liquors. A DJ will host the event with a mix of taped and live musical performances. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to multiple charity organizations.

BYOB Tour for Philly Bus Tourists

Throughout the month of March, a BYOB tour of Old City in Philadelphia is always a welcome addition to any travel itinerary. There’s no better way to transition from a bus trip to Philadelphia than taking a trolley tour of Old City. You can bring your own alcoholic beverages, find a relaxing spot on the trolley and see a wide range of attractions and sites such as Boathouse Row, Valley of Heroes, and the famed steps from the “Rocky” film.

Begin your tour at 302 Arch Street where you’ll meet your guide, board the trolley and head into the heart of Philly for a two-hour tour. Some of the attractions include Chinatown, Magic Gardens, the Ben Franklin Parkway and Friendship Gates. You’ll get a great overview, and the attractions you like best are easily visited for a more in-depth tour.

Philadelphia Freedom

Bus trips give you the freedom to enjoy your trip from start to finish without all those pesky logistical concerns. You arrive safely at your destination after enjoying time with your friends to catch up on their lives, interests and current plans. Just contact Martz Trailways today to get the bus rolling to your fabulous Philadelphia event.