• What to Know About Antietam Before Your Tour

    History buffs will love to pay a visit to the battlefield of Antietam in Maryland. With our charter bus service and other transportation options, getting there is easy as part of your stay in Washington, D.C. and around the region.

    Watch this video to learn more about Antietam, which is also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg. This site is the scene of one of the most significant battles of the American Civil War, which prompted Lincoln to issue a preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation.

    Visiting Antietam and attractions throughout the regional is easy with Haymarket Transportation, Inc. Whether you’re looking for a guided tour in Washington, D.C. or transportation to sites in Maryland and Virginia, call us at (301) 778-2007.

  • Wheelchair-Accessible Attractions in Washington, D.C.

    People Who Travel In Wheelchairs

    Most people who travel in wheelchairs have concerns about the accessibility of the cities and attractions that they want to visit. Fortunately, the nation’s capital is well-known for its commitment to making its spaces as accessible as possible, making it the perfect vacation spot for anyone who is concerned about navigating a destination in a wheelchair. Accessible restaurants, hotels, museums, and more can be found across the city. Here is a closer look at a few of the most popular wheelchair-accessible attractions.

    The White House

    A former occupant of the White House—Franklin D. Roosevelt—was a wheelchair user, so it is no surprise that the building is renowned for its accessibility. It was one of the first accessible buildings in the city, and the staff remains committed to ensuring that guests of all levels of mobility are able to enjoy the space. People in wheelchairs get to experience the same tour as all guests, and an escort will be on hand to assist with ramps and elevators when going between floors. Keep in mind that all guests have to schedule their tours months in advance via their Congressperson or an embassy representative, if a foreign national.

    Capitol Building

    The Capitol is where laws are made, so ensuring it is accessible to all citizens is the responsibility of all members of Congress. Wheelchairs are even available on site, and there are shuttles to help transport people with mobility difficulties from parking areas and to different corners of the building. The Capitol also gets kudos from accessibility activists for having and publicizing comprehensive emergency evacuation plans for people in wheelchairs.

    The Smithsonian Institution

    Every museum that is part of the Smithsonian Institution is wheelchair-accessible. There is at least one accessible entrance at each museum, and you can get a map of all of the properties that indicates all of the curb cuts, ramps, accessible entrances, and everything else you need to know, so you can plan your visit accordingly.

    When you visit the capital, make Haymarket Transportation, Inc. part of your plans. Our charter buses are equipped with wheelchair seating, lifts, and more to ensure that your journey is convenient and comfortable. For more information about our charter buses in Washington, D.C., call (301) 778-2007.

  • Planning a Group Trip to Camden Yards? Use These Tips!

    Oriole Park At Camden Yards Is A Historic Baseball Park

    If you have a baseball fan in your group, a trip to Camden Yards is hard to beat. The Orioles’ home base in the downtown Baltimore, near all of the excitement of the Inner Harbor and other area attractions. A charter bus is a great way to transport a group to Camden Yards, whether you’re heading out there for a game or want to take a park tour. Make sure your trip goes off without a hitch with these tips.

    Carve Out Time for a Tour Behind the Scenes

    Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a historic baseball park that combines traditional design with state-of-the-art amenities. When it debuted in 1992, it set a new standard for ballparks that other stadiums across the country have attempted to emulate since. On a tour, you will get to see the inner workings of Oriole baseball and everything that the baseball park has to offer. Tours happen daily during the regular seasons, and private tours for groups are also available. Tours do not operate on days there is a game before 4 p.m., but if you choose a day with a later game, you can take in a tour and game in your visit.

    Visit Eutaw Street to See Orioles History

    Eutaw Street is the area between the ballpark and warehouse. It closes at 3 p.m. on game days but is otherwise open to the public. There are markers along the street pinpointing the locations of right-fence home runs plus player monuments and food options, including the famous Boog’s Bar-B-Q.

    Combine a Trip to the Inner Harbor

    Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a can’t-miss spot for anyone visiting the city. A trip to Camden Yards puts in the perfect position to explore the attractions. Make a day of your Baltimore trip to Camden Yards that leaves plenty of time for walking around the Inner Harbor area.

    Book your charter bus to Maryland today with Haymarket Transportation, Inc. We can tailor an experience specifically for your group. Find out more about charter buses in Washington, D.C. by calling (301) 778-2007.

  • Rides and Activities at the Maryland Zoo

    Plan A Visit To The Maryland Zoo

    A trip to the Washington, D.C. area isn’t complete without a day spent at the Maryland Zoo. Family members of all ages will love everything that the zoo has to offer, and with Haymarket Transportation, Inc., getting transportation to the zoo is simple and fast. If you plan a visit to the Maryland Zoo, don’t forget to visit these attractions and rides.

    The Jones Falls Zephyr Train Ride is a smooth, comfortable 10-minute journey that gives you a look at the area behind the African Journey and the Jones Fall Watershed. After that, get up close and personal with the giraffes by feeding them a branch of browse. Learn more about how the zoo keeps its animals healthy and happy with the Zoo Bites Animal Nutrition Tour and the Goat Grooming experience. These activities are just a taste of what the zoo has to offer for the whole family.

    Planning your day trip to the Maryland Zoo starts with a call to Haymarket Transportation, Inc. For transportation to Maryland, call our charter bus company in Washington, D.C. at (301) 778-2007.

  • Why Your Bachelorette Party Needs a Chauffeur

    Bachelorette Party

    A bachelorette party is an exciting milestone on the road to your big deal. Whether you envision a laidback evening with a small group of your closets friends or a wild night on the town, the one thing that every bachelorette party needs is a chauffeur. Why is this the right transportation mode for your event? There are several reasons why hiring a chauffeur will make your bachelorette party a night to remember.

    With a chauffeur on call, you don’t have to worry that the party will get waylaid waiting for transportation to take you from one place to another. Your ride will be ready whenever you are. Even better, you will get to treat your friends to luxury transportation to thank them for their support of your wedding. Lastly, having a chauffeur means everyone will get to where they need to be safely and without anyone being a designated driver.

    Haymarket Transportation can help with all of your wedding transportation needs, from limos for bachelorette parties to charter buses for guests. For more information about wedding transportation in Washington, D.C., call (301) 778-2007.

  • A Crash Course in Wine Tour Etiquette

    Explore Wineries Without Any Concerns

    A winery tour is a great way to learn about new wines and enjoy a fun, unique experience with friends. With a charter bus or guided tour, you can explore wineries without any concerns about finding safe transportation to and from the tour. Once you’re on the winery tour, there are a few etiquette tips you should know that will help you feel comfortable and enjoy the experience fully, no matter how experienced you are with wine. Here is what you need to know.

    Don’t Go on an Empty Stomach

    On a wine tour, of course you will be tasting wine, and the amount you consume can add up quickly. Generally, if you are offered food on the tour, it will be small bites, like cheese and crackers, and not a full meal. To avoid over-consuming on the tour, make sure you have a full stomach for the tour. Even if you plan on spitting the wines you taste instead of drinking them, you can quickly consume more alcohol than expected, and having a full stomach will help you keep your wits.

    Take Notes During Your Tour

    A winery tour is a great time to increase your knowledge of wine and test some new varieties. Chances are that you will taste so many different kinds of wine that you’ll quickly forget which ones you loved and which were not for you. Take notes as you taste, rating the bottles and writing down information about flavors. You will likely see a pattern develop that will help you better understand your wine preferences.

    Limit Your Perfume and Aftershave

    Strong odors can interfere with the way wine tastes, since smelling the wine is part of tasting it. Do everyone on your winery tour a favor and limit your use of perfume or aftershave on the day of your visit.

    Haymarket Transportation offers winery tours within easy reach of Washington, D.C., with convenient transportation designed to accommodate groups, such as charter buses. Get answers to your questions about planning a winery tour or our other transportation options by calling (301) 778-2007.

  • Introducing George Washington’s Mount Vernon

    If you are looking for an exciting excursion to add to your D.C. and Virginia guided tour, consider visiting Mount Vernon. George Washington’s home is a thrilling step back in time for anyone who appreciates history and wants to delve deeper into the story of the United States.

    Watch this video to learn more about visiting Mount Vernon. On site, you will get to walk in George Washington’s footsteps and learn much more about early American history and what life was like during Washington’s time period.

    Haymarket Transportation is pleased to offer Mount Vernon tours as well as many other guided trips to explore D.C. and Virginia. For more about guided tours of Washington, D.C., call (301) 778-2007.

  • Don’t Make These Transportation Mistakes at Your Wedding

    Wedding Transportation

    Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life. It should be memorable for all the right reasons. Extensive planning is required to make your wedding meet your expectations. During the wedding planning process, couples often put the focus on selecting the venue, cake, and flowers. But don’t forget about transportation! Wedding transportation is among the most crucial ingredients for making your special day a success.

    Mistake: Hiring a small limo service.

    It’s customary for the bride and groom to arrive and depart in a classic limousine. That’s why many couples make the mistake of contracting with a small, local limo service instead of a larger transportation company. When you choose a comprehensive transportation company instead, you’ll get a full spectrum of services. Larger transportation companies are adept at handling the logistics of special events. Plus, they’ll have a fleet of vehicles to choose from.

    Mistake: Forgetting to make arrangements for out-of-town guests.

    Ultimately, it’s the responsibility of each out-of-town guest to make arrangements for getting to the wedding. But let’s face it: It isn’t easy for guests to travel long distances for special events. That’s why it’s courteous for the bride and groom to give them a helping hand. Talk to the transportation company about arranging airport pickups to bring your guests to their hotel ahead of the wedding.

    Mistake: Neglecting to book a shuttle service between venues.

    Many couples get married in one location and hold the reception in another. This can create problems for the guests, who may have trouble navigating the streets of an unfamiliar city. Consider booking a charter bus or mini bus to act as a shuttle service for your guests. They’ll love the red carpet service!

    You can count on the team at Haymarket Transportation to help your wedding proceed without a hitch! To discuss booking our limos in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond, give us a call at (301) 778-2007. Our fleet also boasts luxury charter buses, SUVs, vans, and sedans, all driven by professional chauffeurs.

  • Touring the Three Branches of Government

    If you’re planning to take a day trip to Washington, D.C., there are three destinations in particular that might interest you: the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and the Supreme Court. These D.C. guided tours are a must for anyone who is interested in government or history.

    You can get the inside scoop on touring the three branches of government when you watch the accompanying video. You’ll hear about what it takes to get inside the White House for a tour, and why you can only visit the East Wing. When you visit the U.S. Capitol, be sure to ask for a gallery pass. And during your stop at the Supreme Court, try to make time to attend one of the free lectures!

    It can be a hassle to get into high-profile areas like the White House, but Haymarket Transportation can take care of the logistics for you! Just call (301) 778-2007 and ask us about our Presidential Tour.

  • Tips for Planning Your Corporate Seminar

    Planning A Corporate Seminar

    Corporate seminars allow you to let you inform your team about the state of the industry, new businesses and projects, new opportunities, and much more. They’re also helpful for launching products and services and networking with other people in your field—and even other people in your own company with whom you haven’t had a chance to connect with. If you’re in charge of planning a corporate seminar, there will be a lot of activities for you to juggle, from hiring event staffing to setting up transportation for your panel members. These tips will help you get through the planning process smoothly.

    Know Who Your Audience Is

    Catering to your audience is important to having a successful event, so make sure to understand exactly who will be attending your seminar. Are your attendees most promotional team from companies, people who are attended the event to learn, or top-level leaders hoping to network? Knowing who is likely to be in the audience will help you make decisions about what kinds of events to plan, how to set up the space, and much more.

    Secure Speakers in Advance

    The last thing you want is to have a large group of people who are signed up to attend your seminar and no one to speak to them. Although you don’t have to have your seminar packed with speakers for the duration of the event, be sure that any speakers you do decide to have are booked well in advance, so you can get the people you want without scrambling at the last minute.

    Make Attending Convenient

    You will attract more attendees and get more people to come back again next year if attending is convenient. This means things like booking blocks of hotel rooms, providing transportation to the venue, and food and drinks onsite.

    Haymarket Transportation can be part of making your seminar a success. We offer transportation and event staffing in Washington, D.C. for events of all sizes. Call us today at (301) 778-2007 to discuss your event’s needs and learn more about how we can help.