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Port cities in the sunbelt take away the winter blues

When the gray, cold winter seems to be never-ending, and you're going crazy spending every evening at home; a vacation might be just the refresh you and a group of friends need. Trailways makes your getaway simple by taking the wheel to these port cities while you relax in the comfortable seats and enjoy a movie or book. Our buses can take your group to and from port, drop you off curbside, and pick you up for the return trip. Upon your arrival to port, spend some time enjoying the sun-soaked shores of these port cities before setting sail for your final destination.

Miami, Florida
Heading to the "cruise capital of the world" will cure any case of the winter blues. The port is centrally located in the Caribbean, so getting to a tropical paradise is easy. Miami is an exciting location as well, so don't worry if there is some spare time before your cruise departs. As a major cultural hub, Miami will thrill every kind of travel group. Miles of beaches offer relaxation and luxury, and there are plenty of more adventurous options including famous nightclubs, tours of the Everglades and fine dining that can't be found anywhere else. Your departure might take you away from Miami, but there is plenty more for your group to explore on the return trip!

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Galveston, Texas
Galveston’s proximity to the Gulf of Mexico makes it a port option for all kinds of cruises.Getting there is easy with a Trailways group bus trip that allows you to enjoy the company or a hobby on the way. The city is actually located on Galveston Island, so your island vacation starts immediately. While waiting for your departure time, the area around the port is great to explore! A short walk takes you into the historic Strand, full of shops and local fare in old buildings that have survived many hurricanes. View Victorian homes in the historic district, complete with beachy colors schemes. Look out for the commemorative plaques that show where the water line came up to during landfalls. Treat your group to sweet treats like taffy, chocolates and the oldest ice cream recipe in the state at La King's Confectionery. Refuel and enjoy views of passing boats on the water before setting sail at Fisherman's Wharf or Olympia Grill.

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Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore is called “Charm City”, and with reason! Being one of the oldest ports in the country, it’s a great starting point for your group to set sail on a cruise. Trailways can bring your group to this bustling city worry-free. Before your cruise departs, there is plenty to see as well. Take a stroll along the Inner Harbor and you might be surprised what you stumble upon. Street performances are often happening, or catch a show at Baltimore Soundstage or a local art gallery. If someone in your group realizes they forgot something or need to make a last minute purchase — The Gallery at Harborplace is close enough to still catch your boat. If your group has time to explore the port, Baltimore will not disappoint! Play games and spend the night in the Horseshoe Casino to get your cruise vacation off to a rocking start! Explore "The Ballpark That Forever Changed Baseball" at Oriole Park with a tour, or catch a game if you're lucky! History buffs won't want to miss Fort McHenry National Monument, the birthplace of our National Anthem!

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San Diego, California
If you’re looking to escape winter, sunny San Diego couldn’t be a more perfect option. 34 miles of coastline welcome your group to your destination. Take a day trip to the San Diego Zoo and see animals you can't anywhere else. Venture out to Coronado Island for a shopping trip surrounded by the crystal blue waters of the bay. Ever wanted to see whales in their natural habitat? San Diego is the perfect location to spot blue or gray whales during their migration! With all this fun, you'll have to relax and recharge! San Diego has a huge variety of dining options to suit every group size and taste. There is so much to do here, but it's still a port city. So hop on board a Trailways bus with your favorite people and head to San Diego as you set off on a cruise to Mexico of the Pacific!

It is not too early to plan for summer either. Plan ahead to visit the Pacific Northwest in Seattle, Vancouver or Alaska, and let Trailways take your group.

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After the excitement of the holidays is over, the rest of your winter doesn't have to be cold and boring. Trailways can take you and your friends or family out of the snow and into the sun. Spending time in the luxurious bus seats while sharing with your loved ones will lift even the darkest of winter blues. So book your trip to one of these great port cities, even if it's just the first stop of your excursion, you'll have a great time getting there with Trailways.
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