Top Northeast Bus Destinations – When Bus Travel Is Faster Than The Train

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Contrary to popular belief, the bus can actually get you to places faster than the train. Who knew? The extra time and money you save by taking the bus allows you to explore endless destinations. Bottom line: don’t underestimate the bus. Here are some of the many places in the northeast that are faster to visit by bus than by train. Happy bussing!

Cape Cod, MA

It’s hard to miss the arm jutting out of the state of Massachusetts, also known as Cape Cod. Hop on to the Plymouth & Brockton bus and make your way down to remarkable coast. Go sailing and fishing in the cape, hiking on the Rail Trail, or just plan to relax on the beaches. Although the peninsula is best in the warm weather, Cape Cod is more than just a summer town. During the quiet months, the cape is filled with museums and shopping.

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Sunset at Cape Cod Lighthouse

Bar Harbor, ME

One of the nation’s hidden treasures, Bar Harbor has adventure written all over it. Take Greyhound or Concord Coach and hike up Cadillac Mountain, kayak in the harbor, or bike the challenging courses. This sounds cliché, but there is certainly something for everyone at Acadia National Park. The park attracts travelers around the world for its topography; Acadia’s vistas are essentially eye candy and a photographer’s dreams come true. Also, don’t forget to gobble down some of Maine’s classic lobster dishes!

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Lake George, NY

Tucked away in the state of New York, Lake George is another exclusive getaway. The Greyhound will take you right into town. The lake offers kayaking, tubing, and rafting for your friends and family to enjoy. Its golf courses are also up to par if you want to pass some time with one of our country’s favorite sport. Up for something off course? Go on a hot air balloon ride overlooking Lake George, the Adirondack, and Saratoga Springs.

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Pittsburgh, PA

For a more urban and cultural experience, Megabus and Greyhound beats the train to Pittsburgh. Visit The Andy Warhol Museum or the Carnegie Museums of Art and explore their diverse exhibitions. Looking for a thrilling activity? The Kennywood Park contains world-class roller coasters. Don’t forget to order a cheesesteak!

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