East Coast Bus Tours Roadside Features

E-World Tours offers some of the best East Coast bus tours in the country. From big cities crowded by skyscrapers to the rural landscapes of the deep South, the East Coast has something to offer for every kind of traveler. There’s more to the fast-paced concrete jungles of the East Coast. The eastern portion of the United States is home to many world-recognized sites, but many of these grandiose tourist destinations overshadow the lesser-known, roadside attractions that are just as worthy of your time. Here’s a roundup of the best roadside attractions you can visit on the way to the big cities:

Museum of Bad Art – Dedham, Massachusetts. The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) in Massachusetts boasts a collection of art so bad, it’s good. Visitors to this museum can peruse the various galleries, which contain an impressive (or is it non-impressive?) 400 pieces of bad art as part of its permanent collection. Popular pieces include their “Mana Lisa”—a painting that looks like the he-version of da Vinci’s famous smiling woman, among others.

Lucy the Elephant – Margate, New Jersey. At over 120 years old, New Jersey’s Lucy the Elephant boasts the title of America’s oldest roadside attraction. She’s constructed of entirely wood and tin, stands 65 feet tall and weighs in at a whopping 90 tons.

Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard – South Burlington, Vermont. Every time a flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream gets the boot, it makes a final resting place in their Waterbury cemetery. Each flavor gets a proper headstone so that visitors can walk by and pay their respects. Entrance is free.

The Shoe House – York, Pennsylvania. Ever heard of the old lady who lived in a shoe? Turns out, that old tale may have actually been true. Located off the Hellam exit on U.S. 30 stands an actual, livable house in the shape of a shoe. It was constructed in 1948 by Colonel Mahlon N. Haines as part of an advertising gimmick.

Secret Caverns – Cobleskill, New York. The secret caverns just outside Albany, New York were discovered in the late 1920s when a few cows had an unfortunate fall into an 85-foot deep hole. Explorers decided to check out what was down the hole and happened upon a magnificent 100-foot waterfall. To check out this natural phenomenon yourself, Take I-88 to exit 22 and follow the hand-painted road signs.

Get ready to experience the East Coast in a different light. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on our East Coast bus tours and services.

West Coast Bus Tours State Park Attractions

Our West Coast bus tours offer attractions like the coastal towns of Los Angeles to the mega casino hotels of Las Vegas. The West Coast’s laidback appeal has drawn millions of tourists around the world looking for an unforgettable adventure in the American West. Talk of the West Coast never fails to conjure beautiful images of the natural world—the sweeping immensity of the Grand Canyon, and the golden sunsets in the quiet beaches of Los Angeles, but what makes the West Coast the perfect destination for adventurous travelers is the diversity of activities, places, and people. For those looking for an outdoor adventure, here are some state parks you can visit when on the West Coast:

Kartchner Caverns State Park, Arizona. This state park near Benson is full of stalactites and stalagmites that have been growing for tens of thousands of years. Designated a state park in 1988, the Kartchner caverns contain one of the world’s longest “soda straw” stalactites at 21 feet, 3 inches. Two cavers discovered the caverns in 1974, but they kept their discovery a secret for four more years before telling property owners James and Lois Kartchner.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California. This state park is an easy drive from San Francisco. Visitors to Big Basin will experience different elevations—from sea level to more than 2,000 feet—as well as significant temperature changes between ocean shores and the tops of ridges. Like other old-growth coastal forests, the park is also habitat to deer, fox, many bird species, and banana slugs.

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. The attractions at Nevada’s largest and oldest park, Valley of Fire State Park, include rock formations shaped like an elephant, beehives, and a piano. Close to both Lake Mead and Las Vegas, Valley of Fire also preserves petroglyphs, or rock art, from Ancient Puebloan civilizations. There are areas in Valley of Fire covered with 225-million-year-old petrified logs from a long-extinct woodland.

Goblin Valley State Park, Utah. Millions of years of wind and rain have sculpted the rock at Goblin Valley State Park, near Hanksville, into thousands of mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Very remote, this park served as the on-location setting for portions of the 1999 film Galaxy Quest. Goblin Valley includes an area where soft sandstone has eroded into interesting shapes, somewhat resembling goblins. In some spots the rock formations are close together and produce a maze-like playground ideal for family explorations.

Experience the West Coast through the grandeur of their state parks. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on our West Coast bus tours and services.

New York City Bus Tours Hollywood Edition

Get ready to experience some movie and television magic in the city that never sleeps. Our New York City bus tours will take you to some of the most recognizable places from the movie and television industry. Our New York City sightseeing tours provide a front row seat to the best Big Apple landmarks, from the Empire State Building and Times Square to Central Park and Grand Central Station. Here are some of the most famous NYC attractions that have made it to film or television:

Times Square. Times Square is a major commercial intersection and a neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan. Located at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets, Times Square has been heralded as “The Crossroads of the World,” “The Center of the Universe,” and the “The Great White Way.” This brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theatre District is one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. Countless movies and TV shows have used Times Square as the backdrop for their scenes.

Tiffany & Co. Store. Since 1940, Tiffany’s flagship store has been located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 57th Street in Manhattan. The polished granite exterior is well known for its window displays, and the store has been the location for a number of films, including Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Audrey Hepburn, and Sweet Home Alabama, starring Reese Witherspoon.

Grand Central Terminal. Although the terminal has been properly called “Grand Central Terminal” since 1913, many people continue to refer to it as “Grand Central Station,” the name of the previous rail station on the same site. The enduring appeal of the station is thought to be related to its monumental spaces and meticulously crafted detail. Movies filmed here include: “Carlito’s Way,” “Superman,” “Duplicity,” and “Men in Black.”

The Met. The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of citizen leaders that included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. The Met made a cameo in these movies: “When Harry Met Sally,” “Maid in Manhattan,” and “Everyone Says I Love You.”

So sit back and relax as your tour guide leads you through the most filmed city in the world. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on our New York City bus tours and services.