Benefits of a Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus

By Caitlin Hornik

Traveling to a new city? Wanting to make the most of your time? Consider a hop-on/hop-off bus experience!

What is a hop-on/hop-off bus?

A hop-on/hop-off bus is a sightseeing bus that enables you to get on and off as you please. Your ticket offers you the incredible opportunity to sightsee at your own pace, without having to stay on the bus or in a group. Hop on near your hotel, hop off at a sight you’ve been itching to see, then hop back on to continue along the route. It’s really that easy!

How does it work?

Most hop-on/hop-off bus companies have a color-coded route system. You can easily see which routes stop where. If you have a list of sights and attractions you’re hoping to visit during your trip, compare it to the hop-on/hop-off bus routes! This way, you can easily plan your days accordingly. A hop-on/hop-off bus allows you to cover more ground in less time when there are multiple sights you’re trying to visit in a single day!

How do I know which hop-on/hop-off bus to choose?

You may start looking into a hop-on/hop-off bus experience and then become overwhelmed when you realize just how many companies and options there are. Fear not-- There is truly no right or wrong choice! We do suggest choosing a company offering a bus stop close to your hotel, because that added convenience will surely be worth it at the end of a long and busy day. You should also see what other incentives your ticket includes, as some companies will offer a sightseeing cruise or discount on additional attractions!

Hop-on/hop-off offers a different perspective

Some people like to ride the bus loop and soak up the sights that way. Others like to get more up close and personal with attractions. Whichever type of traveler you are, a hop-on/hop-off bus pass allows you both experiences. Ride from start to finish without leaving the bus, or get off at almost every stop-- The choice is yours!

A tip for your trip!

Be sure to press the red “STOP” button when you want to get off at the next stop! These buttons can be found on handrails and in some seats.

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