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Coastie Approved: Next Stop Vancouver!

Coastie Approved: Next Stop Vancouver!

Looking for a new adventure with us? Take our Amtrak Cascades route to the most northern train stop we travel to, Vancouver. Not versed in all things Canada? No, worries we've got your back. Raincouver is a diverse city with tons to do, but we boiled it down to five things you must do when you visit Vancouver. Check it ...

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5 Reasons to Ride the Empire Builder

5 Reasons to Ride the Empire Builder

The Empire Builder travels everyday between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail. If you're looking for a truly American adventure, the Empire Builder is it! Still need more convincing? Here are 6 amazing things about the Empire Builder route. 1.Dine in Style in Our Dining Car Having a great meal on an ...

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Watch! Meet Real Amtrak Travelers

Remember the last person who sat next to you on a flight? Yeah, we didn't think so. The train is different. For Amtrak travelers it's a true community. Whether you're traveling across the country or to the next town over, train travel brings out the inquisitive nature in everyone. In fact, this couple met on an Amtrak train and eventually got married! ...

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Awesome Shopping Spots A Train Ride Away

Awesome Shopping Spots A Train Ride Away

Venture away from your local mall this summer and explore awesome shopping cities across the country. With your two free carry-on pieces of luggage in tow, we can take you to notoriously amazing shopping hubs like New York City and Los Angeles without breaking a sweat. But don't limit yourself, there's a lot of shopping out there. Here are four more ...

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Wen and Chris’ Excellent Wedding Adventure

Wen and Chris’ Excellent Wedding Adventure

Last week we met Wen Lee and Chris Stratton, newlyweds who decided to put our USA Rail Pass to good use by crisscrossing the country to hold 4 wedding receptions, in 4 different cities, over 30 days. Heading into their third (yes, third!) wedding reception in Boston, we caught up with the couple to hear about their trip aboard the Cardinal ...

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4 Essential Travel Tips for Booking Summer Vacations

Planning a vacation can be overwhelming. From the highway gridlock to the heavy luggage, you'll need a vacation from your vacation by the time all is said and done. So skip the headache and explore a cross country train adventure instead. Kids ride for 50% off and we handle all the driving. All. The. Driving. We even make it easy ...

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7 Reasons to Ride the California Zephyr

7 Reasons to Ride the California Zephyr

You can take the California Zephyr any day between Chicago and San Francisco, and catch the scenic sights throughout Nebraska, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Sacramento. But, voted as fan favorite, here are 7 reasons, why you’ll want to book a trip today. 1) It’s the most beautiful, guiding you through awesomely high cliffs of Glenwood Canyon, adorned with aspen and evergreen ...

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Best August Events a Train Ride Away

Best August Events a Train Ride Away

The dog days of summer are upon us, which means festivals across the country are really starting to heat up. Looking to make August a month to remember?  We've got a list of hot tickets items you don't want to miss. So snag your seat, score a deal, and check out these five must-attend August events. NYC Restaurant Week Do you ...

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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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