Explore Cities Along the Northeast Corridor

Explore Cities Along the Northeast Corridor

Did you know that each day 750,000 people ride along the Northeast Corridor? They’re using trains like Acela or Northeast Regional trains to check out major cities along the East Coast (and towns in between!) for work, school, weekends of fun, or family visits. We’ve got some highlights for you from Boston to Richmond. Below are a few of our recommendations, but be sure to explore them on your own and report back to us your favorite restaurants, shops, museums, cultural sites!

  • Boston: This stately city has it all. Known as the epicenter of America’s brain trust, Boston boasts some pretty impressive institutions of higher learning. After you’ve strolled around Harvard Yard, grab a delicious lobster roll at Neptune’s Oyster, cruise the Charles River on a water taxi taking in the sky line, and check out some of Beantown’s adorable independent bookstores, like Brattle Book Shop.
  • New York: Get into a New York state of mind and experience the unbeatable energy of the Big Apple. We recommend the unique train car atmosphere of Le Train Bleu for brunch on the top of Bloomingdale’s, followed by a cruise down the Hudson on the Zephyr for some prime picture taking of Lady Liberty. Don’t forget to check out Top of the Rock for some stunning views, and a visit to Genuine Liquorette for some adult beverages.
  • Philadelphia: Hear freedom ring in the City of Brotherly Love with a stop at the original Liberty Bell, or see Independence Hall where 240 years ago our founding fathers gave birth to #MERICA. Settle the cheesesteak wars with a visit to Geno’s and Tony Luke’s to see who has the best ooey gooey hometown snack, and don’t forget Philly’s fantastic collection of museums like the Philadelphia Museum of Art (don’t forget to grab a selfie on the Rocky steps!)
  • Baltimore: Charm city will indeed do just that, with the picturesque harbor-side neighborhood of Fell’s Point, or the historical vibe of Mt. Vernon. Climb to the top of the original Washington monument (sorry, DC) to see the city, stop by the cool underground lounge Sugarvale for some craft cocktails, and don’t forget the free Walters Art Museum. End the day with a stroll along Inner Harbor, or a little hike up Federal Hill — the panoramic city views are totally worth it.
  • Washington, D.C.: With Election 2016 heating up, there’s no better time to  check out our Nation’s Capital. Visit the Newseum for some great interactive exhibits on the First Amendment, or head to POV on the top of the W Hotel for a great cocktail and some bird’s eye views of the White House. See the monuments by moonlight, and then visit a DC foodie fixture, Old Ebbitt Grill. You might even see your Senator in the next booth!
  • Richmond: Head down south with us for some hidden gems like Proper Pie Co., a Richmond favorite for sweet and savory pies. Enjoy high tea at the historic Jefferson hotel, or take a canal ride through the city. Soak up some Civil War history at Malvern Hill Batlefield , and then enjoy some authentic southern soul food at Mama J’s Kitchen. End the day with a visit to the Blue Bee Cider’s tasting room. Cheers!

Which cities have you been to? Which ones do you want to explore? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @amtrak. Oh! And don’t forget to sign up for the latest NEC fare sales. All Aboard!