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Great Towns for Group Walking Tours

Does this summer heat have you dreaming of the cooler days of autumn? Wish you could take a stroll through red and orange trees with a scarf and some apple cider? It might seem like the heat will never end, but foliage peak season is right around the corner. Although the Northeast might be the first place that comes to mind for show-stopping foliage, you can take in the views in most regions. Now is the time to book your group bus tour to see the highlights of autumn..

The premiere place to view fall foliage has got to be the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York. Check this one off your bucket list with a group bus trip to Oneida, New York, and take in all the sights. On the way there, be sure to stop by the World’s Smallest Church and snap a few shots featuring the fall weather. Whatever your group enjoys, there is something sure to please them all. Round them up and shuttle to the Turning Stone Resort. Immerse yourself in the fall scenery while playing a round of golf or getting a massage and then dance the night away. You can even place your bet in the casino!

For those who want to venture out, the surrounding area has plenty to offer as well. Rent a kayak for a full 360-view of the trees. Explore local artist galleries, visit historic sites or taste local beer and wine.

Another option in the Northeast is Connecticut. Connecticut is picturesque all year round, but autumn is when the woods are truly at their best. Plan your group trip for October when the foliage is peaking. Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino is the perfect 'home base' for your group featuring a crystal mountain and indoor waterfall. Spend the day with your group in Stoddard Hill State Park, overlook the Thames River by taking in the fall scenery with a hike or bike ride. Once you've had your fill, return to your hotel for an unforgettable night. There are plenty of options for food and drink, and shopping right next door. The fall lineup for concerts boasts Blink 182, Ludacris, Florence and the Machine, Keith Urban and more. If sports are more your speed, get tickets for a basketball or lacrosse game.

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If you want to escape the hustle and bustle for a while, but don't want to take a long trip — the Mid-Atlantic is the perfect destination for your group bus trip. Not far from major cities, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley offer fun and foliage. The valley has many opportunities to enjoy fall, from hiking, scenic railways and horseback riding. Once the trails have worn you out, Bethlehem has plenty of history to be discovered. The fun doesn't have to end when the sun goes down, the Sands Casino can make everyone in your group happy. Play games, go dancing or have a fine dining experience. The Sands is the perfect place for your group to call home during the fall foliage season.

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The Midwest is great for many reasons, but the central location makes it an easy getaway. There is no shortage of fall foliage here either, and Branson, Missouri is the perfect place to spend a few days to experience it all.

Hidden in the Ozarks, Branson is a great place to experience nature and the cooler weather. Get a new perspective of the fall colors with a bird's eye view from the top of the Branson Ferris Wheel. Or if a fear of heights keep you firmly on the ground, you can still surround yourself with fall color by taking a boat or a hike. The vibrant colors of the surrounding mountain trees will reflect on the waters of Table Rock Lake. Once the sun goes down, head inside for dinner and a variety of shows that will having you tapping your toes. Great group attractions and Trailways partners include the IMAX and the Titanic museum. If you prefer to get out in the middle of it all, the National Crafts & Cowboy Festival is for you! Find all kinds of crafts that celebrate the fall season and see what makes Branson such a cool place.

At Trailways, we love and support Branson, Missouri, and all that it has to offer - so in light of the recent tragedy on Table Rock Lake, our thoughts are with the families of the victims and the community of Branson.

Get your group bus trip there from September to mid-October when maple, oak and hickory are showing off their colors. Our partners make the travel planning a cinch!
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Maybe you prefer to explore the Wild West on your group bus tour. No problem! Lake Tahoe, Colorado puts on a show of colors during September and October, providing a tranquil and cool walk through the forest. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a picnic with your group in Hope Valley as nature surrounds you. You might even spot some wildlife like elk in mating season or salmon as they swim in the river. Whether you want to relax at a local spa or ride a bike or horse, there a number of places to choose in and around Lake Tahoe, you can’t go wrong this time of year!

Nearby Reno, Nevada, keeps the colors going in the west. Your group can take an easy 2 hour bus trip from Sacramento, California, with Amador Stage Lines! By taking a bus, you won’t have to worry about driving — you can just take in the scenery. As the “Biggest Little City in the World”, Reno has plenty to offer for your group. Learn how the west was settled at a museum, take your bets in a casino or get lost in a corn maze for some authentic autumn fun! Other amazing fall events in Reno include the Great Reno Balloon Race, the largest hot air balloon event in the world. The International Camel & Ostrich Races are sure to be a hit with your group as well.

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If you want to see fall colors in their full glory, nearly every region in the United States has something to offer. Wherever you’d like to go, Trailways can help get you and your group there, and our partners will ensure that your stay is memorable. Book now!
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