Monday, January 7, 2013

Discover the hidden tune of San Diego

San Diego is a busy town, There’s so much to do and see. But did you know that there is a public artwork that hides in plain sight? The best thing about it is you might actually experience it before you see it. Head into San Diego by bus or limo with Bus Rental San Diego and keep your eyes, or rather, your ears peeled.
Public works of art usually generate a polarizing effect. People either love it, hate it, or are indifferent to it. In San Diego, you’ll find a rather clever piece of art on the 25th Street Bridge spanning the Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway (State Route 94) linking the neighborhoods of Golden Hill to the north and Sherman Heights to the south.
For those of you who have used the bridge countless times but have never seen it, the artwork isn't so much the bridge itself as it is the railing separating the sidewalk from the traffic on the west side of the bridge. Built into the bridge by artist Roman de Salvo is a "song rail" - a carillon, (a series of chromatic bells that plays a tune when struck in sequence). This functional but also beautiful work of art - a melding of safety and music in a most unique way - and it serves as a symbolic gesture of bridging the two neighborhoods of Golden Hill and Sherman Heights.
The song rail's tune is called the "Crab Carillon," and was written solely for the project by SDSU music instructor Joseph Waters, and plays the same whether walking in either direction.
So, when you pull into San Diego via the King Freeway with Bus Rental San Diego whilst you’re heading into or out of downtown by bus or limo, take a look at the 25th Street bridge and know that there's a clever little gem hidden on the structure. Or if you can, take the time to pull off the freeway and stroll across the bridge to the tune of the "Crab Carillon."

Friday, January 4, 2013

Take a different look with a bus company San Diego

Do you need to plan an outing for a group of people? Instead of feeling lost or overwhelmed, traveling with a bus company San Diego can make this task a simple one.  Charter buses are fast becoming one of the most economical choices you can make for group travel. Our service is the reason we are chosen more often than other bus rental companies.
There are a huge number of reasons to travel with a bus company; San Diego is an excellent place to visit. Things to do in San Diego are great in number. Our charter buses are fully equipped with high back reclining seats, restrooms, TV, DVD players and CD players to make sure all our groups are riding in comfort while enjoying the beautiful sites San Diego has to offer you. Traveling with a bus company San Diego makes planning a group outing easier and fun, making sure everyone is traveling together and their main concern is to sit back, relax and have a good time.
While in San Diego make sure you stop at the San Diego Zoo with over 4000 animals, this world-renowned zoo is the best in the US, and not to be missed. Another great place to visit is Sea World Adventure Park. This is San Diego's most popular destination where you can view seals, walruses, manatees, polar bears, penguins, and of course, Shamu, the killer whale. The park also features Wild Artic, an exhibit dedicated to aquatic life from the Polar Regions. While traveling make sure you don’t pass up Gaslamp Quarter. This 16-block section of downtown is a national historic district filled with specialty shops, art galleries and restaurants. Numerous theaters and nightclubs call the Gaslamp Quarter home, so there's plenty to do after the sun sets.
While in San Diego take a trip to a nearby location called Coronado. The city of Coronado is located on an island-like peninsula just south of San Diego – you can drive via the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, but it's more scenic to take the ferry from Broadway Pier. Once in Coronado, you'll find sparkling white beaches and a host of restaurants, quaint shops and hotels. With over 85 cultural and recreational facilities, Balboa Park is a must-see. The zoo is a big attraction, but there are also 15 museums, cultural centers, lawn bowling, a carousel, and a miniature railroad ride. Wander through multiple gardens or the botanical building (with over 2000 plant species), take in an outdoor organ concert, or enjoy a presentation at one of several theaters.
Booking a trip with a bus company Houston will let you enjoy everything you get to visit without worrying about the small details like how everyone is going to get there safely and comfortably. Call us today and let us worry about all the small details.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Little Italy Spaghetteria

When Joe and Lisa Busalacchi came to San Diego and started having big dreams of coming up with their own comfortable, casual and relaxing Italian eatery in San Diego, they knew the concept but struggled with the restaurant. After so many years of loyally serving the locals with some of the best Italian cuisine you can find in San Diego, they have most certainly won the hearts of people from the likes of tour bus visitors from out of town and also foreign visitors who are constantly coming in in their large, comfortable, luxury charter bus vehicles! Some of our charter bus rental visitors had their gatherings and events at Little Italy Spaghetteria, they had raving reviews to the tune of 'Best Italian food ever!', 'If you want authentic, this is it' and 'We have to come back here for more'.
Considering the fact that Little Italy Spaghetteria was planned out as a small family restaurant, those comments really does make a big difference!
As with all famous restaurants, the owners of this nice little eatery decided that kids should not be left out of the dinner as well and they have come up with a very interesting, kid-friendly menu...and it is a much bigger one when compared to even the larger restaurants in and around San Diego. Their lunch menu includes Bruschetta, Pane Al Formaggio, Caprino E Marinara, and you are going to get a kick out of the names for their pizzas. So, take your pick from Pavarotti, Dean Martin, John Gotti, Al Capone, Frank Sinatra, etc. As we have heard, their pastas packs quite a punch too - Lunguine Al Fruitti Di Mare is going to be interesting while some said that their Penne Al Salmone Affumicato is more than just palate pleasing!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Culturally Yours, San Diego

The eighth largest state in America and the second largest city in California, San Diego is a multifaceted state that counts as the United States Navy as it’s largest employer. Paint the town red with Bus company San Diego and you’ll get the chance to see some sights that you won’t be able to see any other way.
As the birthplace of California, our bus company San Diego charter bus rental customers have attested to the fact that the city has rich history so there’s lots to see and do from a cultural perspective. In Balboa Park, you can visit popular museums, such as the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Natural History Museum, the San Diego Museum of Man, and the Museum of Photographic Arts. LaJolla is home to The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) whilst downtown Santa Fe houses one of its branches.
You can catch the “Star Of India” at the San Diego Maritime Museum which houses many other historical ship exhibits in downtown Columbia district whilst the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum featuring the USS Midway aircraft carrier.
Music lovers can catch San Diego Symphony’s regular recitals at Symphony Towers whilst one of the top 10 opera companies in the United States as ranked by Opera America, the San Diego Opera, directed by Ian Campbell performs over at Civic Center Plaza in a large group with our charter bus, party bus, coach bus, mini bus or ferry the kids for a school trip in a comfortable school bus.
If it’s theatre you prefer, take Bus company San Diego over to The Old Globe Theatre or the La Jolla Playhouse where you can catch assorted plays and musicals at The Old Globe Theatre at Balboa Park where world premier of plays and musicals have been staged. Bus Company San Diego customers have found them delightful.
You’ll be further spoilt for choice with the likes of the 600 seat Joan B. Kroc Theatre at Kroc Centre's Performing Arts Centre, the San Diego Repertory Theatre at the Lyceum Theatres in Horton Plaza in a charter bus from a bus company. San Diego brings you loads of options in terms of art centres and entertainment options.
Bus company San Diego takes pride in knowing where all the best cultural hotspots are so if you’re not sure where you should go the next time you’re visiting, just let us know and we’ll recommend something.