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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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Let’s End the ‘No-Vacation-Nation’ Together

Let’s End the ‘No-Vacation-Nation’ Together

According to a survey from the US Travel Association, 41 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused in 2014.  The survey also finds that we all understand that taking paid time off offers us the opportunity to do what we enjoy, relax and recharge and make us all around happier people, so why are we leaving vacation time on the table? At Amtrak we think it ...

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The Big Easy Made Easy

The Big Easy Made Easy

When we name a train after a city, you know it must be worth the ride. The City of New Orleans travels through the heart of the country from Chicago through Memphis and onto its namesake destination, The Big Easy. Not coming from the Midwest for your Nola adventure? No problem! You can hop on the Crescent from The Big ...

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College Football Season Amtrak Style

College Football Season Amtrak Style

The fall semester is in full swing which means it's college football season! Whether your an undergrad trying to make it to your school's rivalry game or a dedicated alum headed back to your alma mater, we've got your travel needs covered. Want to travel with a group to the big game? We've got room for all of you and ...

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Let’s Huddle: Football Stadiums a Train Ride Away

Let’s Huddle: Football Stadiums a Train Ride Away

If you’re a real football fan, you live by two seasons:  football season and not football season. As America’s Railroad, it should come as no surprise, that we love taking you to see America’s Game.  Whether you responsibly tailgate in our café car, stretch out for a nap or adjust your fantasy team with our free wifi, a train ride ...

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Head Back to School and Save with Amtrak

Head Back to School and Save with Amtrak

We know it's tough being a student. There's new roommates, paper deadlines and decorating your tiny dorm room to worry about. So we've decided to make things easy on you. Sign up for Student Advantage and you'll never have to worry about Amtrak prices. We offer 10 percent off most routes, if you book with a Student Advantage card. Seriously. That means tickets to school, ...

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