Friday, March 29, 2013

Golfing with style in San Jose

Traveling to San Jose, California in your charter bus allows you to enjoy awesome views of the Pacific to the west, the Monterey Bay area to the south and the freewheeling culture of San Francisco to the north.  Golf courses in California are famous worldwide for their extraordinary architecture, course layouts and climate, with sumptuous accommodations, body pampering and healthful dining, all typifying the essence of California living, and a great way to see it all is with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from New Charter Bus.

The Dolce Hayes Mansion is over a hundred years old, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, making this an ideal course with which to start your charter bus golf tour.  This elegantly refurbished hotel in San Jose's South Bay area offers over 200 rooms and suites that welcome guests with restful robes and slippers, in- room movies, and personal refrigerator.  Fine dining is available at your choice of two on-site restaurants and after hours entertainment at a lounge.  After a day of golfing, enjoy the heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, or indulge in a massage or other body therapy at the on-site spa.  The Dolce Hayes Mansion offers a "Golf Stay and Play" package with the Los Lagos Golf Course, where you can play through the par 68 course, take instruction, or practice on a lighted driving range. 

The concierge at the Fairmont San Jose can arrange for charter bus guests to play golf at four nearby 4 and 5 star rated courses recommended by the hotel, and for charter bus services to and from the courses.  These include the Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, the Half Moon Bay Golf Club, the Pasatiempo Golf Club and the Hiddenbrooke Country Club.  The hotel itself offers plush accommodation with over 700 non-smoking suites and rooms, with a wide choice of dining selections from the three on-site restaurants. A fitness center and day spa also are housed within the property.

A more challenging golf course awaits charter bus golfers at the luxury retreat of CordeValle just south of San Jose.  Every notable golf magazine and golf website has ranked the CordeValle Golf Club very highly.  The 18 hole championship, par 72 course, was designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones, jr., who remarked that it may have been one of the best courses he ever created.  Reservations for the beautifully appointed accommodations can be made either in the form of 550-square-foot guest rooms, bungalows, villa suites, or full 3,500-square-foot homes, all embellished with everything from original artwork to hot tubs.  Besides playing golf, charter bus guests can rejuvenate their bodies by relaxing at the on-site therapeutic whirlpool, steam room, heated pool, outdoor yoga deck and thoroughly therapeutic beauty treatments, along with dining at any one of the three restaurants, one a casual outdoor grill, or the other two with fine dining menus.

For a memorable golfing vacation in San Jose with your charter bus golfing group, give New Charter Bus a call to find out how they can help you plan an unforgettable trip with a selection from their fleet of stylish and comfortable charter buses and friendly, personalized service.

Hearts in San Francisco

San Francisco is the most liberal and cosmopolitan city on the West Coast, and this is reflected in its people, its culture, and its cuisine. A good way to see San Francisco is with a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from New Charter Bus.  Ride through the streets of San Francisco in style and comfort in your charter bus as your reliable charter bus driver takes you and your to your charter bus destination.
Take your charter bus over to a genuine San Francisco landmark. The Swan Oyster Depot has been in the business of serving fresh seafood since 1912. Behind the marble topped counter, friendly employees shuck fresh oyster that go straight from the tank to the plate. The menu is very much no frills, with steamed crab, shrimp and lobster on offer, but don’t expect any fancy sauces or garnishes. The Swan Oyster Depot is simply about good old fashioned seafood, served fresh and without fuss. Wash your seafood down with some draft beer while sitting on one of the wooden stool, while you soak in the neighborhood ambiance of this down to earth restaurant.
Original Joe’s is one of those rarities in today’s corporate controlled world, a true family owned and operated restaurant. Opening in a new location in 2011 after the original was destroyed by fire in 2007, this iconic Italian restaurant has moved on to new heights. All the nostalgic elements of the original Original Joe’s remain, the comfortable red booths, shaded hanging lamps and tuxedo-ed waiters, but the new interior with soaring ceilings and abundant lighting gives the place a new vibe. The menu is still much the same, serving Italian-American classics that has pleased San Franciscans and charter bus diners for decades. Meatballs in tomato sauce, chicken Parmesan with tender chicken breast, and decadent desserts.
Get into your charter bus for a short to to Nob Hill and alight at the Fairmont Hotel. Take in the panoramic views of the city from the front entrance before heading into the Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar. The Polynesian themed bar is almost 1950s kitsch, and will certainly put charter bus diners in mind of stepping into an adult version of Disneyland's The Pirates of the Caribbean. The lights are dimmed to highlight an array of tiki torches which encircle the central pool, and a huge raft floats around the pool with a live band belting out top 40 tunes for the lively bar. The menu is Pan Asian and Pacific Rim, with dishes such as chicken satay with peanut sauce, Mongolian beef, and lemongrass and fennel crusted butterfish with roasted ginger and scallions. A couple of times an hour the sound of thunder quakes through the room and a mist drops onto the dance floor
For a fun filled, fuss free charter bus journey through San Francisco, give New Charter Bus a call to find out how they can help you plan your charter bus trip. Choose from their selection of fully equipped, comfortable charter buses, and take advantage of their friendly, personalized service.