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We are the first stop for thousands of charter bus travelers in planning their journey. Charter Bus America saves trip planners time and money by connecting them with available transportation companies to get them to their destination and back.

Charter Bus America has finished crunching the numbers and is ready to announce the TOP DESTINATION AWARDS for (time period)! This special award is given to the top 5 cities with populations between 25,000 and 55,000 that had the most passengers planning trips to visit their city.

We love to recognize the smaller towns throughout the country that have made their cities welcome visitors with amazing attractions and local events. Many times it’s the natural beauty of the city and its surroundings that beckon groups to travel hundreds of mile just to visit for a short time.

The staff at Charter Bus America is often surprised with the final results. But with a little research into these top 5 cities, it’s pretty clear to see what makes them special for a charter bus destination.

Galveston, Texas

Key West Path by Lima Pix, on Flickr

© by Lima Pix on flickr

The town of Galveston is located on an island off the south border of Texas.

With more than 30 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, this resort destination boasts amazing accommodations, entertainment, attractions and special events for visitors of all ages.

It is a well-known port of call for many of the major cruise lines that take passengers to locations in Mexico and the Caribbean.

A favorite Galveston attraction is Moody Gardens.

Whether you are staying for a long weekend or a 2-week family vacation, you will find lots to do at Moody Gardens.

Other reasons travelers flock to Galveston is to experience:

  • Pleasure Pier
  • Seawolf Park
  • Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Mean Streak by nealpatrick61, on Flickr

© by nealpatrick61 on flickr

This city is located on the east coastline in the middle of a large and continuous stretch of beautiful beaches referred to as the Grand Strand.

With 7 months of average temperatures of 70 to 80 degrees, it is no surprise that charter bus travelers find this city appealing.


There are watersports to delight people of all ages, state parks for picnics and hiking, and a variety of local events and attractions that will make your groups stay memorable!

A quick sampling of the many attractions in Myrtle Beach includes:

  • The Carolina Opry
  • Legends in Concert
  • Year round golf courses
  • Family Kingdom amusement park
  • Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Sandusky, Ohio

Located on the south shore of Lake Erie, Sandusky is well known for its world class amusement park, Cedar Point.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk by TheDigitel Myrtle Beach, on Flickr

© by TheDigitel Myrtle Beach on flickr

From family and kids rides to roller coasters and thrill rides, every charter bus traveler will be entertained from sun up to sun down.


Of course this wonderful shoreline location also offers fishing and boating excursions as well as ferries and cruises for a day on the water.

If you want more than water-related and amusement park fun, the town is also rich in historical tours and programs.

Other favorite attractions in Sandusky include:

  • Merry-Go-Round Museum
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • African Safari Wildlife Park

Key West, Florida

This city is located at the southernmost point of the US, last in the string of islands called the Florida Keys.

Pleasure Pier by Katie Haugland, on Flickr

© by Katie Haugland on flickr


Any charter bus group looking for warm temperatures any month in the year will find Key West an ideal destination.

The area boasts a laid-back atmosphere where you can relax and rejuvenate in the splendor of a tropical climate.

Beach and water-related activities are plentiful along with historical attractions and live entertainment venues.

Many charter bus travelers will enjoy:

  • Dry Tortugas National Park
  • Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
  • U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum
  • Sunset Pier

Leander, Texas

This fast-growing town is just a short distance from Austin.


It’s an excellent location for a charter bus destination for group travelers that want to explore the great outdoors as well as take in the sites of a major Texas town.

Weekend recreation at Zilker Park by rutlo, on Flickr

© by rutlo on flickr

With a summer climate for most of the year, Leander is a hot spot for groups that enjoy hiking, biking and swimming in any of many lakes and rivers.

Outdoor concerts and local theater productions are also a favorite part of visiting this city.

Here’s just a small list of things to do when visiting Leander:

  • Zilker Park
  • Lady Bird Lake
  • Barton Creek Greenbelt
  • Cathedral of Junk

Congratulations to all 5 cities on receiving the TOP DESTINATION AWARD from Charter Bus America!