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Church & Community Groups: 4 Exciting Day Trips You Can Do With A Chartered Bus (Without Breaking The Bank)

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Church and community groups sponsor some fun and exciting trips that can fill a chartered bus. There are great deals that can provide a day full of fun where adults and children alike can find activities to entertain them. Whether you are starting out from Boston, Connecticut, New York or Philadelphia, there is plenty to do and see.


Foxwoods Resort Casino

350 Trolley Line Blvd.
Mashantucket, CT 06338
(800) 369-9663

Foxwoods, which is a resort and casino area run by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, has a little bit of everything to please everyone in the group. There is gaming, shopping, golf and world-class entertainment available for all to enjoy. Relaxing full-service spas and world-class restaurants, from gourmet choices to express buffets, nicely finish off a day of fun at Foxwoods.



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Rockefeller Center

45 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10111
(212) 332-6868 

Rockefeller Center is a National Landmark and is a member of the U.S. National Registry of Historical Places. Located in Midtown Manhattan, Rockefeller Center covers 22 acres of prime real estate, which is home to 19 commercial buildings including the NBC Studios, Top of the Rock, Radio City Music Hall and the world-renowned ice skating rink at the hub of the area. The Concourse at Rockefeller Center is home to retail stores, restaurants and amenities that the visitor might need to enjoy the day. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) shares the history of contemporary painting, sculpture and new media with visitors while the Top of the Rock offers spectacular views of the city. Be sure to visit the Channel Gardens, which have specially and beautifully themed plant displays throughout the year.


Philadelphia Zoo

3400 West Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 243-1100

A walk around the Philadelphia Zoo can take all day because there is so much to see and experience. The zoo is a popular 42-acre Victorian garden populated with eye-pleasing landscaping, beautiful tree-lined walkways, ornate iron animal cages and unique animal sculptures. America's first zoo (1859) is home to almost 1,300 animals and the world's first Zoo360, a see-through mesh trail that allows primates and big cats to move freely above and across the main visitor pathway in the zoo. Several other U.S. firsts happened at the Philadelphia Zoo, including the first orangutan and chimp births in 1928, the creation of the first children's zoo in 1957 and the first white lion exhibit in 1993.


Sesame Place

100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
(1-866) 464-3566

Sesame Street has a life-sized home at Sesame Place, which is about 25 miles north of Philadelphia, an easy bus trip away. The spirit of imagination abounds at Sesame Place. There are whirling rides, water-soaked slides and all of the favorite furry Sesame Street friends that everyone has grown up loving. Cookie Monster Land is a fun place to visit, and be sure to stop along the way and meet and greet Elmo & friends. You can even share a meal with some Sesame Street residents. There are character shows everyday, the newest of which is The Magic of Art, for children and adults to clap, sing and dance along. Don't miss the Neighborhood Street Party Parades to top off a perfect day on Sesame Street.


This article was written by Nancy Burgess of for CBS Local.

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