• Rides and Activities at 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How to Plan a Fun and Educational Overnight Field Trip

    Some of the most impactful and memorable learning experiences can take place outside the classroom. School field trips are a meaningful way for teachers to bring the curriculum to life for their students. In many cases, itineraries are limited to locations near the school district. This is unfortunate because students may miss out on fun and educational destinations farther away. Instead, consider planning an overnight field trip that includes a guided tour of D.C., or key locations in Virginia or Maryland.

    Send out a questionnaire far in advance.

    Even before you hammer out the final details of the itinerary, you’ll need to send a questionnaire home with the kids. You’ll need to know about the kids’ dietary needs and preferences, medical conditions (such as allergies and asthma), and emergency contact information. Print this information and plan to bring it with you so it’s easily accessible, just in case.

    Separate the kids into groups.

    It’s likely that for most of the activities the kids will be together in one big group. But certain circumstances call for division into smaller groups. Plan each small group carefully to ensure a harmonious mix of personalities and friendships. Likewise, choose a chaperone for each small group that would be best suited to look after those particular kids. Unless each kid will be getting his or her own hotel room, you’ll also need to sort out smaller groups to share hotel rooms.

    Give the kids a meaningful assignment.

    School field trips should be fun, but also educational. Before departing on the trip, each kid should have an assignment or two. Perhaps you could have your students keep journals of what they see and what they learn. You might also instruct your students to write an essay about one thing they saw or learned about on the trip.

    Teachers can count on Haymarket Transportation to coordinate logistics for overnight school field trips in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. We provide regional transportation on our comfortable charter buses, and can even offer educational tour guide services. Get started today by calling (301) 778-2007.

  • Sites You Can Expect to See on Our Presidential Tour

    Every year, millions of people visit our nation’s capital. Washington, D.C. is chock-full of so many exciting things to see and do that it’s impossible to fit it all into one trip. You can make the best use of your time in the city by joining a guided tour. Haymarket Transportation’s Presidential Tour is an all-inclusive look at some of the most significant sites in the area, including the Jefferson Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, and Ford’s Theatre.

    Jefferson Memorial

    America’s third President and the author of the Declaration of Independence is honored with a memorial on the National Mall. It was designed in 1925 with the intention of mimicking the Neoclassical architecture of the Pantheon in Rome. Before the memorial stretches the Tidal Basin, and nearby, you’ll see Washington D.C.’s famous cherry blossom trees. Within the structure, the 19-foot bronze statue of Jefferson stands proud, gazing toward the White House.

    Iwo Jima Memorial

    The Iwo Jima Memorial is formally called the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Although the event it depicts is the flag raising at Iwo Jima during World War II, the memorial was built to honor the all of the men who gave their lives in the Marine Corps since its inception. The flag raising occurred on top of Mount Suribachi, which was captured after a bloody battle.

    Ford’s Theatre

    Another historic site you’ll see on the Presidential Tour is Ford’s Theatre. It’s the infamous location of President Lincoln’s assassination by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln had been attending a performance of Our American Cousin on April 14, 1865. As an actor, Booth knew the play well. He timed his gunshot to coincide with a moment when he knew the audience would be laughing loudly. Today, Ford’s Theatre includes a museum. You can also still see performances at the theater.

    The entertaining and personable guides at Haymarket Transportation are committed to giving each of our guests the best possible experience. You can sign up for our Presidential Tour in Washington, D.C. by calling (301) 778-2007. Our transportation company also offers customizable private tours and school field trips.

  • Solving Your Wedding Transportation Problem

    There are so many details to figure out in the months ahead of your wedding date. While it can be difficult to choose the perfect menu or pick the right flower arrangements, transportation is one problem you won’t have to fret over. Haymarket Transportation offers complete wedding transportation solutions in the Washington, D.C. area. Our coordinators will help you plan every detail so that you can focus on enjoying your perfect day.

    You can book a limo for the bride and groom, complete with a professional chauffeur and a full line of amenities. Haymarket Transportation also provides luxury sedans, SUVs, mini buses, and vans to bring your wedding party and guests to the venue. Our fleet can easily accommodate any size of wedding, from small, intimate affairs to large receptions with hundreds of guests.

    To begin the wedding transportation planning process, please call Haymarket Transportation at (301) 778-2007 and speak with one of our expert coordinators. We can also provide transportation solutions for your bachelor and bachelorette parties.

  • Spotlight on Our Mount Vernon Estate Tour

    One of the most beautiful places to visit near Washington, D.C. is the Mount Vernon Estate. It was home to President George Washington and his wife, Martha. The estate is located in Mount Vernon, Virginia near the shores of the Potomac River. The best way to see everything that the estate and surrounding area has to offer is to book a guided tour. Haymarket Transportation is pleased to offer an engaging Mount Vernon Tour, which is fun for all ages.

    Touring Old Town Alexandria

    The Mount Vernon Tour begins with a visit to Old Town Alexandria. It’s a charming riverside city with cobblestone streets, red brick sidewalks, and lush shaded trees. Old Town Alexandria is an enchanting destination that offers much to do and see. It boasts over 200 independent boutiques and restaurants. Old Town Alexandria is also home to a number of excellent museums, including the Alexandria Black History Museum and the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum. On Haymarket Transportation’s tour, you’ll see Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home, George Washington’s house in town, and the church where both Washington and Lee worshipped.

    Exploring the Mount Vernon Estate

    The Mount Vernon Estate is located near Old Town Alexandria. You’ll disembark to explore the beautiful gardens, mansion, and outbuildings. Washington himself supervised the extensive renovation of the original home. Washington also designed the landscape and planned the gardens, which provided fresh vegetables and fruits for his table. On your tour, you can visit the burial site of Martha and George Washington. You can also explore the hundreds of original artifacts at the onsite museum.

    Visiting Arlington National Cemetery

    The Mount Vernon Tour concludes with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. You can pay your respects at the burial sites of John, Robert, and Ted Kennedy. You will also witness the famed Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Each Tomb Guard Sentinel is specially chosen and meticulously trained. It is considered among the highest of honors to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

    Get in touch with Haymarket Transportation today to begin planning your day trip to the Washington, D.C. area. Our Mount Vernon Tour in Virginia is among our most popular educational trips, and we look forward to sharing our nation’s history with you. Call (301) 778-2007 to talk to a knowledgeable tour planner.

  • How Our Professional Fleet Can Be Part of Your Vacation

    Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas are some of the most popular places to vacation in the U.S. The region has a unique blend of recreational and educational opportunities for vacationers. And when you partner with Haymarket Transportation to plan your trip, you can let us handle the logistical details of transportation. From winery tours to casino trips to beach trips, our fleet of luxury vehicles and professional drivers can get your group to your destination in style.

    A charter bus is an efficient way to transport a large group from one attraction to the next. If you have a smaller group, you can book one of our mini buses, vans, or smaller vehicles. Haymarket Transportation offers customized solutions tailored specifically for your group.

    You can book transportation for your group by calling a friendly staff member at (301) 778-2007. Haymarket Transportation works closely with each of our clients to ensure that their day trip in Washington, D.C. or the surrounding areas exceeds their expectations.

  • Learning About the Design Features of the Pentagon

    The Pentagon is the storied headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, along with all four branches of the military. This building is a popular attraction on many sightseeing tours. It’s located in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. It was built during the early years of World War II to streamline military operations and consolidate departments. Today, it’s still one of the world’s largest office buildings.

    You can learn about the unique, five-sided construction of the Pentagon when you watch this video, presented by the History Channel. You’ll learn that the Pentagon has an astounding 17.5 miles of corridors. Yet, it only takes seven minutes to walk between any two points in the building.

    The Pentagon is one of the popular attractions included on our Presidential Tour of Washington, D.C. To book transportation or find out more about the Presidential Tour, you can call Haymarket Transportation at (301) 778-2007.

  • What Are the Benefits of Booking a Charter Bus for Wedding Guests?

    When you’re getting ready for a wedding, there are a lot of different logistics you’ll need to juggle—one of the most important is planning transportation for your guests. If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area, you may be concerned about getting all of your guests to the venue on time. One of the smartest ways to solve this dilemma is to book a charter bus to transport your guests to and from the wedding. There are a number of advantages to this approach:

    Your guests won’t get lost.

    One of the problems inherent in holding your wedding in a large city—particularly one with as complex a layout as Washington, D.C.—is the risk that at least some of your wedding guests won’t be able to find the venue. When you book a charter bus for your guests, you’ll spare both them (and yourself) considerable stress, and ensure that the people you want to be at your wedding don’t miss it.

    Your guests won’t have to find parking.

    Driving in the Washington, D.C., area is no picnic, and neither is finding parking. When you book a charter bus to transport your wedding guests, they won’t have to waste valuable time looking for free parking spaces. Instead, they’ll be able to focus on enjoying the wedding—and so will you!

    Your guests will arrive on time.

    Let’s face it: Weddings are complex events, and they need to be carefully scheduled. If too many of your guests are arriving late, it could end up delaying the ceremony. You can reduce the risk of late guests derailing your wedding day schedule by chartering a bus to ensure that they arrive with plenty of time to spare.

    Are you planning a visit to Washington, D.C.? If so, Haymarket Transportation can provide you with the first-rate transportation services you need. We offer a number of transportation options, including carter buses, vans, and luxury SUVs. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our services, call (301) 778-2007.