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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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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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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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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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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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Kansas City, a Great American Sports City

Kansas City, a Great American Sports City

With October baseball in full swing we thought now would be the perfect time to show off the sporty side of Kansas City. Let's be serious, we’re kind of on the Kansas City Royals bandwagon like everyone else. But in our defense, the last time they were relevant Bo Jackson wore a baby blue uniform. To get the local sports ...

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Strangers on the Train: A Story Told Through Instagram

Strangers on the Train: A Story Told Through Instagram

Amtrak rider and West Coast based photographer Kelly, utilized her USA Rail Pass to travel on four different routes across the country. Traveling with her husband then on her own, Kelly met fellow riders, enjoyed the scenery and began Strangers on a Train – a photography project featured on Instagram. We caught up with Kelly to learn a little more ...

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Trails & Rails Brings the Park To You

Trails & Rails Brings the Park To You

You already know that we can deliver you to the front door of more than 237 National Parks across the country, but did you know on select routes we bring the park experience aboard the train? Let us introduce you to the Trails & Rails Program, a partnership formed between Amtrak and the National Park Service to provide passengers with ...

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California Zephyr Photo Album

California Zephyr Photo Album

Our California Zephyr is one of our most popular routes. In fact, it was voted a fan favorite by Amtrak riders just like you. Traveling from Chicago to Emeryville, CA, this route takes you through the heartland of America, snakes through the Rocky Mountains and ends in Northern California. The experience of  this scenic trip is definitely a memorable one. ...

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Writers Selected for Amtrak Residency Program

Writers Selected for Amtrak Residency Program

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 ...

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An Insider’s Guide to The City by the Bay

An Insider’s Guide to The City by the Bay

Did you know that our thruway bus service can deliver you into the heart of San Francisco from Emeryville or Oakland, stops on the Coast Starlight, California Zephyr, San Joaquin and Capitol Corridor routes? Although we’ve got your transportation needs covered, we wanted to leave the tourism tips to a local. We caught up with Angela Petersen, avid traveler, writer ...

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Fall Festivals a Train Ride Away

Fall Festivals a Train Ride Away

Shorter days, crisper evenings and pumpkin spice lattes mean one thing. It's fall festival time!  So snag your seat, score a deal, and check out these five must-attend October events. Richmond Folk Festival Coming into it's 10th year, the Richmond Folk Festival will feature 35 performing groups including fan favorites from past festivals. The FREE festival, which is held from October 10-12 ...

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Book and Save with AAA

Book and Save with AAA

Did you know if you are a AAA member you're entitled to save 10% on most Amtrak fares 365 days a year? We know, great deal, but wait there's more. If you book your ticket before September 30th we will double your discount to 20%. It's a discount on top of a discount! As if that isn't enough to get ...

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Girls Weekend, Chicago Style

Girls Weekend, Chicago Style

We know girls just want to have fun and what's more fun than a weekend getaway with your besties? With more than 10 trains hailing from across the country, we think Chicago is the perfect destination to bring your girls together for a weekend to remember. Looking for a few insider tips on the best places to eat, explore and ...

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