Coaches to Blackpool have been popular for a long time. In some cases they may be part of a package which includes accommodation in the resort and perhaps entertainment. There are also day trips to see the lights in which special excursions may be organized. People staying in the resort might wish to see the lights by taking transport such as the illuminations express which runs nightly in 2008 and tours the entire length of the spectacle. Excursions are an established tradition and it is quite common to see long queues of traffic along the promenade especially at weekends.