Cross country

Battle of the Routes: Texas Eagle vs. Sunset Limited

Battle of the Routes: Texas Eagle vs. Sunset Limited

Each day, Amtrak trains travel through 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces making it safe to say that we can take you to a few great destinations. But with so many Amtrak views and opportunities for adventure we got to thinking, what’s your favorite? This summer with your help, we’re going to have a little fun ...

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Let The Rails Take You to Sand and Surf

Let The Rails Take You to Sand and Surf

Summertime is the best time for an Amtrak adventure. Sunshine and warm weather  is the perfect recipie for fun with family and friends. We've compiled a list of great beach destinations that our rails can take you to. Break out the SPF, adult beverages and beach reads, we'll handle the driving! Solana Beach, California: This picturesque beach stop on the ...

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What are Heat Restrictions?

What are Heat Restrictions?

It's officially the dog days of summer, and record temperatures are being recorded from Death Valley to Delaware. Aside from the extra AC, the triple-degree heat also means potential heat restrictions and slow orders along our rails. In a nutshell those are rules that require our trains to slow down when the track temperatures reach a certain level. Once that happens, ...

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Four Amtrak Vacations to Explore This Summer

Four Amtrak Vacations to Explore This Summer

We believe that no vacation day should be left behind. We believe that the kids, whether school age or college bound should build lasting memories with family. We believe that bestie adventures, couples getaways and solo explorations are something to be celebrated. And we believe that sometimes planning those adventures should be done by us. Meet Amtrak Vacations. With Amtrak ...

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#ReasonsToRide: It’s Cozy

#ReasonsToRide: It’s Cozy

Stretch out, fall asleep, get lost in a view then, repeat. There is no denying it, train travel is Cozy (yes, that’s with a capital C).  But if you’ve never experienced a cross country Amtrak adventure then you might not know just how cozy we get. Here’s what you’re missing. Lots of Legroom Whether you’re traveling for one hour or ...

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Which Amtrak Adventure are You?

Which Amtrak Adventure are You?

Take our quiz to find out if you're the cool Coast Starlight, classic Crescent, adventurous California Zephyr or swanky Silver Star. Share your results in the comments below. All Aboard!

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Westward Bound: Vincent Carabeo’s Cross Country Travels

Westward Bound: Vincent Carabeo’s Cross Country Travels

 Amtrak: What made you decide to take a trip with us? Vincent: I’ve been going back and forth about leaving NYC and moving to Seattle. I love the city life but after living in San Francisco for six years and living in NYC for about a year, I suddenly had this desire to slow it down a little. I wanted to ...

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Photastic Amtrak Views

Photastic Amtrak Views

Somewhere between the beginning of the journey and the destination are photastic views. Gazing at beautiful coastlines, endless horizons and a majestic moving landscape brings a little sunshine to the day. And as America’s Railroad, we love bringing that sunshine to you 365 days a year. But with 33 routes and #500Destinations, saying the views are plentiful is an understatement. ...

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#ReasonsToRide: Let Us Count The Ways

#ReasonsToRide: Let Us Count The Ways

With over #500Destinations in the United States, there's probably an Amtrak station near you. From our stations people travel to work or school, from small towns to big cities and everywhere in between. Our stations are portals to America, its people, landscapes and economies. Amtrak stations serve as  center centers that quickly put you on the path to local attractions. Plus, ...

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#500Destinations Waiting To Be Explored

#500Destinations Waiting To Be Explored

It is always a great time to start planning your next adventure. But before you grab your car keys, let this act as a friendly reminder that Amtrak serves over #500destinations, so we are bound to be headed where you want to go. Still need a little convincing? First, start by skipping the next gas station or 100. That windshield ...

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#ReasonstoRide: A Celebration Across the Nation

#ReasonstoRide: A Celebration Across the Nation

Since day one we've taken our mission of moving America where it wants to go seriously. It is why we serve 500 destinations along more then 21,000 miles of track, connecting the country from sea to shining sea. But Amtrak is about more than just getting from point A to point B safely. It is about what happens while you are ...

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Spelman College Student Shares Her Amtrak Journey

Spelman College Student Shares Her Amtrak Journey

Last month, 30 students from Spelman College traveled on the Crescent from Atlanta to Washington, D.C. as part of a partnership with Amtrak.  The students met with Spelman alumni, toured Capitol Hill and even met with Amtrak staff. We recently chatted with Briana, a junior comparative women studies specialization in mass communications and production major at Spelman to find out ...

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A Look Behind:  A Photo Essay

A Look Behind: A Photo Essay

Judging by your beautiful Instagram shots, one of our riders' favorite #AmtrakViews is out the back of the last car of the train -- you know, that iconic shot of the rails receding into the distance as the train speeds towards adventure. Traveling photographer Brian Green took these from the back of the California Zephyr as he made his way ...

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Your Guide to Summer Festivals

Your Guide to Summer Festivals

Summertime is coming which means festival season is almost upon us. Say goodbye to feeling cooped up and say hello to playing outside. It doesn’t matter if you want to get sophisticated at a wine festival or indulge at the state fair, we can be your ride. Don't wait to make memories this summer, plan your trip, book a ticket ...

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Amy Merrick’s Amtrak ‘Grams From the Rails

Amy Merrick’s Amtrak ‘Grams From the Rails

We asked world traveler, Instagram extraordinaire and floral designer Amy Merrick to travel with us on the Coast Starlight, Empire Builder and Lake Shore Limited. Whether it was the coasts of California, the forests of Oregon or the snowy landscapes of Montana, Amy captured the majesty of America along with some sweet #AmtrakPerks. Click through the slideshow above to see her ...

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