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Ride the Rails then the Rides

Ride the Rails then the Rides

Beaches are great and so are music festivals, but if you’re a thrill seeker you may want to kick it up a notch. Lucky for you, we can take you to some of the best amusement parks in the country. If you love riding in the front car and screaming at the top of your lungs, we have the Amtrak adventure ...

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2 USA Rail Passes, 4 Cities and 4 Wedding Celebrations

2 USA Rail Passes, 4 Cities and 4 Wedding Celebrations

Having traveled more than 60,000 miles by rail in the past five years, Wen Lee and Chris Stratton knew when they decided to get married that Amtrak would play a role in their celebration. With family scattered across the country, they decided to combine their wedding and honeymoon into an epic cross country train adventure. As they cross the country ...

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Kid Travel Just Got More Fun!

Kid Travel Just Got More Fun!

Kids ages 2-12 ride half off on Amtrak, which is all the more reason to plan your next family vacation with us! Looking for a fun way to introduce your little ones to train travel or get them excited about an upcoming trip with us? We've got you covered with an awesome interactive game center online, made to entertain and educate ...

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Amtrak Exhibit Train Heads to Harrington, DE

Amtrak Exhibit Train Heads to Harrington, DE

It wouldn’t be summer time without a good’ole state fair. That’s why this weekend, July 19 & 20, (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday), our Amtrak Exhibit Train is making a stop in Vice President Biden’s home state, for the 94th annual Delaware State Fair. With this year’s theme, An American Classic ...

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#Amtrakgram: Enter to Win!

#Amtrakgram: Enter to Win!

From the onboard #selfies to your #nofilter needed landscape shots, we want your best Instagram photos and videos from our trains! With more than 500 destinations covering 21,300 miles throughout 46 states, we're giving you quite the canvas to work with! It's simple, just use our hashtag: #Amtrakgram There will be 1 Grand Prize winner and 3 Second Place winners.  For ...

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A Quiet, Calm Adventure Is Just What This Artist Ordered

A Quiet, Calm Adventure Is Just What This Artist Ordered

Last month, Katie Rodgers, the illustrator behind the popular blog Paper Fashion, set out on a midnight train to Georgia. For her first overnight train experience she road on our Silver Service from the bright lights of New York City to the hostess city of the south, Savannah, Georgia. When she returned to her home in NYC, we caught up ...

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Breathtaking Views Ahead, Scout’s Honor

Breathtaking Views Ahead, Scout’s Honor

There are 15 long distance routes that crisscross the country connecting our riders to more than 500 destinations. One of those routes, the Southwest Chief, runs daily between Chicago and Los Angeles. The Chief offers views of the mighty Mississippi, wheat fields and ranches and carves through canyon passages only a few feet wider than the train itself. If you are ...

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Making the Ride a Little Brighter with psychylustro

Making the Ride a Little Brighter with psychylustro

If you’ve traveled along our Northeast Corridor recently you may have thought to yourself, ‘What’s with all the neon?’ Well, we’re here to dispel the rumors. No it’s not a result of an epic game of  paintball. It’s psychylustro - a temporary art installation by contemporary artist, Katharina Grosse. Presented by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, this public ...

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Comic Con International is Back!

Comic Con International is Back!

With its renowned cultural hot spots, like the 25 museums in Balboa Park, beach side shopping on Coronado Island, and the outstanding views from Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego is always a great getaway destination. But for some superhero sized sight-seeing in San Diego, we recommend traveling on July 24 – 27 for the 45th annual Comic Con International. With ...

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Hit Up These Beach Destinations

Hit Up These Beach Destinations

Get your beach bum back in the sand this summer. With over 500 destinations, Amtrak can take you anywhere from the gnarliest waves in California to the chill shorelines of Maine. Here are five beach destinations you won’t want to miss: Old Orchard Beach Relax by the Maine seashore during the day and catch their awesome fireworks at night: the ...

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

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USA Rail Pass, Let’s Explore

USA Rail Pass, Let’s Explore

We all know America is beautiful, but seeing it from sea level is truly breathtaking. With our Amtrak USA Rail Pass, we give adventurous souls the opportunity to create the epic rail journey of their dreams. But before you pack your bags, there are a few things you need to know. Here are five USA Rail Pass knowledge nuggets just ...

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Dump the Pump and Skip the Traffic this Independence Day!

Dump the Pump and Skip the Traffic this Independence Day!

AAA Travel projects that more than 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Independence Day and more than eight in ten travelers will drive to their destinations. Not to mention that gas prices remain at a six-year high for this time of year. That means lots and lots of cars on the road and expensive stops at the pump. Sounds like ...

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A Tour Of American History

A Tour Of American History

Looking for a patriotic getaway this summer? Dave and Veronica, of the travel blog The GypsyNester, set out on a tour of America's great founding cities powered by our Northeast Regional service. Want to follow in their footsteps to celebrate America this summer? Here's your itinerary: Stop 1: Boston - Discover the history of the American Revolution and the brave ...

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Jon Jon’s Donner Pass Wish Comes True

Jon Jon’s Donner Pass Wish Comes True

“It was the best trip I’ve ever had and it was even kinda life changing,” that’s how 8-year-old Jonathan (better known as Jon Jon) described the rail adventure he took last week. Jon Jon, who suffers from a severe heart defect, was able to sit in the cab of an Amtrak locomotive and even take a seat behind the wheel ...

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