America’s Best BBQ Restaurants

There’s nothing better than a plate full of finger-lickin’ BBQ. We’d like to thank Travel + Leisure Magazine for making us drool over these pictures before lunch time! 

America’s Best BBQ Restaurants (in cities, of course):

  • Roper’s Ribs, C&K - St. Louis, MO
  • A&R Bar-B-Que - Memphis, TN
  • Jack’s Bar-B-Que, Mary’s Old Fashioned Pit Bar-B-Que - Nashville, TN
  • Oklahoma Joe’s, Arther Bryant’s, Gates Bar-B-Que - Kansas City, MO/KS
  • The Pit, Raleigh, NC

Weekend wandering

Another glorious weekend is upon us and there’s once again a bevy of exciting activities in cities. Along with checking out some great fall foilage, here are some other Megabus Must Sees:

International Festival of Authors - Toronto. Began Oct. 19 and continues through Nov. 8

Graphic Design: Now in Production - Minneapolis Walker Art Center. Exhibit kicks off Oct. 22.

Waterfire Kansas City - This moving art installation features more than 55 floating bonfires on Brush Creek. Oct. 22 (begins at dusk). FREE

What else is going on this weekend that travelers MUST see?


Weekends come and go (unfortunately) but memories last forever! So make some memories this weekend at some of these events in megabus cities:

Minneapolis Bike Tour - Once a year, motorized traffic is blocked from certain streets in Minneapolis for this annual bike tour. Featuring a short and long route  - both with rest stops and refreshments - see Minneapolis at your own pace while reducing your carbon footprint! Sept. 18.

Brooklyn Book Festival - The largest free literary festival in the NYC metro area, it’s just a short cab ride from our stop in Manhattan! Some of the world’s best known and upcoming authors will be there. The actual festival is Sept. 18, but events will be going on all weekend!

Eco-Fest - Everybody knows Megabus is an environmentally-friendly way to travel  - so celebrate how green you are at Eco Fest in NYC! This FREE event on Sept. 18 at Pier 86 at The Intrepid is a great way to learn more about sustainability, and have some fun while you’re at it!

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts - This cultural and architectural gem officially opens in Kansas City this weekend. On Sunday, there will be a FREE open house - complete with tours and performances. Be sure to check out this amazing new facility!

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Labor Day extravaganza

You’ve got a long weekend ahead of you. The days of summer are waning… I hope everybody is getting out and traveling or experiencing all the great things their city has to offer. Here’s some ideas for what to do this Labor Day weekend in some cities

Hy-Vee triathalon- See some of the world’s best triathletes compete on Sept. 4 in Des Moines. I don’t know how they do it!

Kansas City Irish Fest- What better way to spend a long weekend than listening to Celtic music, learning about Irish traditions, and doing some whiskey tasting? This is one of the top 3 biggest Irish Festivals in the nation. Sept. 2-4

Baltimore Grand Prix - This inaugural Indy race is on the temporary track created through the streets of Baltimore - so cool! The weekend event will feature world-class motorsports competition from several racing series, culminating in Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race.

Dog Pull-a-palooza - See dogs of all sizes compete to be top dog at this first-ever event at the New York State Fair on Sept.5 . Dogs will pull a weighted cart - the dog who can pull the most weight wins. Kind of like at tractor pull, but the pullers are much more cuddly! Note: no dogs have ever been hurt in this event.