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Charming Charleston

Charming Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina has quite the reputation. According to Southern Living, Chucktown is "the most polite and hospitable city in America." In addition to the smiles and southern charm, one of America's oldest port cities has some great eats and local attractions. Getting there is easy: Amtrak's Silver Service/Palmetto whisks you away without the hassle of driving or traffic, giving ...

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Four City Pair Amtrak Getaways

Four City Pair Amtrak Getaways

We can all agree that weekend getaways are amazing. They give us an opportunity to discover or in some cases, rediscover a city. They allow us to recharge and relax. It’s easy to wait for the next four-day weekend, but we say why wait? We hand picked four city pairs perfect for a quick getaway. Read fast and book early ...

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Sound of Silence: The Amtrak Quiet Car

Sound of Silence: The Amtrak Quiet Car

Are you looking for a productive work space where you can concentrate and prepare for your big meeting or maybe take a quick nap while we get you to your destination? Let us introduce you to the Amtrak Quiet Car. The Quiet Car is located at the opposite end of the train from the Café car and is marked off with special signs so ...

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Amtrak Salutes America’s Veterans

In a continued effort to support the nation’s service men and women, Amtrak has set a goal of ensuring 25 percent of its new hires are veterans by 2015.  If you're interested in learning more about careers at Amtrak and how skills from the armed forces transfer to the railroad, go to jobs.amtrak.com!

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Charlotte, N.C., Big City Appeal with Small Town Charm

Charlotte, N.C., Big City Appeal with Small Town Charm

Served by the Crescent and the Carolinian/Piedmont, Charlotte, N.C. gives visitors a nice mix of sports, shopping and family-friendly fun. We thought we knew a lot about Queen City, but after chatting with local blogger, Tamara of Blitz and Glam we found out this charming southern city has a lot to offer Amtrak riders ready for an adventure. Amtrak: How long have you lived in ...

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Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited, Views that Make You Smile

Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited, Views that Make You Smile

Traveling across a combined eight states and over 50 cities, our Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited routes give riders a one of a kind train travel experience. The two trains cover similar terrain (Los Angeles to San Antonio to be exact),  however after San Antonio the Texas Eagle continues to Chicago while the Sunset Limited travels all the way to ...

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Amtrak Guest Rewards Points and Perks

Amtrak Guest Rewards Points and Perks

Amtrak's best kept (not so) secret: Amtrak Guest Rewards! Our rewards program seeks to reward our loyal passengers (you) with some great perks. Curious? Not a member? Read on. As a member, the more you ride the better it gets.  Earning Tier Qualifying Points (TQP’s) throughout the calendar year, will count toward a higher tier status in the Amtrak Guest Rewards program ...

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Book Your Thanksgiving Travel Now

Book Your Thanksgiving Travel Now

Thanksgiving is our busiest time of year and we are gearing up to move America where it wants to go. This year we are operating every available passenger rail car in our fleet and scheduling extra trains and adding capacity on routes across the Amtrak system. Even with added capacity, tickets sell out early, so we encourage passengers to plan ahead and book ...

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Train Trips = Strong Memories

Train Trips = Strong Memories

We caught up with Georgetown University senior, Seattle-native and Amtrak fan Tucker Cholvin to hear why this undergrad is a strong believer that train time is time well spent (and enjoyed). After two cross-country trips, Tucker has first-hand experience and thoughts on the benefits on long distance travel, as well as a few tips for making the most of your ...

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Seven Travel Quotes to Inspire You

Seven Travel Quotes to Inspire You

The inspiration to travel comes in many different ways.  Sometimes you find it after hearing about someone’s epic Amtrak adventure.  Other times it comes after learning about all of the cool things a new city has to offer. But today, we offer you travel inspiration through the words. Take a look at the quotes that get us moving  and ready to discover ...

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Train Time is Found Time

What started as a casual mention in an interview and a tweet from a freelancer writer back in December, has turned into a program that Amtrak is truly honored to be a part of. From the tens of thousands of responses on Twitter showing interest in the program, to the more than 16,000 applications we received. We couldn't be more excited to have our 24 writers who will participate in this ...

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Amtrak Takes You to the Best Thanksgiving Parades

Amtrak Takes You to the Best Thanksgiving Parades

Who doesn’t love a parade? Celebrate this Thanksgiving holiday with some of the best parades across the country. Our extensive rail network takes customers to more than 500 destinations -- big AND small -- so we’re bound to be headed where you want to go. This Thanksgiving, grab your loved ones and enjoy a family vacation to some of these ...

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Amtrak Adventure, Group Travel Edition

Amtrak Adventure, Group Travel Edition

Whether you’re planning a girl’s weekend, school trip or a family reunion, Amtrak group travel is an instant memory maker. We love seeing groups experience the perks of train travel. Honestly, what’s better than enjoying the journey with friends or family? But truth be told, planning the trip can get tricky. To ensure your group travel experience is stress-free, here ...

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Wiz Wit: A New Mom’s Guide to Philly

Wiz Wit: A New Mom’s Guide to Philly

Looking for the perfect weekend getaway for you and the family? We've got two words for you: Brotherly Love.  We caught up with new mom Leslie, the blogger behind And Her Little Dog Too, for a few insider tips on what to see and do on a family-friendly (or kid-free) weekend visit to the great city of Philadelphia. Amtrak: Philly is a ...

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Fall Getaway Inspirations

Fall Getaway Inspirations

Looking for a unique way to experience the splendor of  fall foliage across the country? Look no further than a weekend getaway aboard one of our 30 routes that give you access to the best views North America has to offer. Whether you're headed on a multi-day journey or just hoping on the train for a quick leaf peeping day trip, ...

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