Boston to DC for Spring Break!

Kathy wanted to make sure her goddaughter’s 13th birthday would be one for the record books. That's why they rode in style aboard the Northeast Regional from Boston to DC for spring break.

“Thanks to Amtrak, the adventure was as much about the transportation experience as the destination,” Kathy says.

If we could grant you one birthday wish, which route would you ride to celebrate? Let us know in the comments below.

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6 comments
neroden
neroden

Unfortunately some of the routes I want to take most, don't really exist at the moment.  (Ithaca, NY to anywhere... anywhere to Columbus, Ohio... upstate NY to Michigan without taking a long bus ride... and I tried to plan a trip from upstate NY to Indianapolis, but I kept getting snarled by the three-a-week schedule on the Cardinal and the very slow timing on the Hoosier State, and I couldn't make it work.)


So I guess my birthday wish is for this country to fund more passenger train service.

SethAlterman
SethAlterman

to be offered a full time job with Amtrak on my birthday would be really awesome! i've wanted to work as a conductor all my life and i've envisioned working for amtrak for 95% of my life. Minus the five percent when i was a little boy and just wanted to be a train conductor in general...  but to answer the question i would celebrate by riding a cross country route. 

MistyOLR
MistyOLR

The Sunset Limited, from New Orleans to Los Angeles!  It's the first long distance route that popped into my head that I haven't been able to take any of yet.

RE_LvTravel
RE_LvTravel

Los Angeles to Seattle! 

I've done Seattle to Vancouver to Seattle, my best travel experience ever.  Would love to be in the train more than a day, therefore L.A. to Seattle would be a birthday to remember. Everyone should ride Amtrak at least once. 

RichardSheehan
RichardSheehan

I would love to take the Southwest Chief from CHI to LA, I've been told it is one of the best rides. Ultimately I would love to circle the country via Amtrak, if I only had the money.

Amtrak
Amtrak moderator

@MistyOLR You'll like our most recent story about the Sunset Limited then. Just visit the blog homepage at blog.amtrak.com, to check it out!

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