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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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Four Summer Vacation Destinations

Four Summer Vacation Destinations

Yesterday was the official start to spring (finally). But while we’re ecstatic to have wind chills in our rearview, we already have our eyes set on summer and the Amtrak adventures that come along with it. With over 500 destinations, narrowing it down to one or two cities can be a challenge. That’s why we pulled together a quick list ...

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March’s Train-Worthy Events

March’s Train-Worthy Events

Do you hear that? Those are the birds chirping and  flowers blooming because spring is finally here! Ok, slight disclaimer, spring isn’t here yet and most likely won’t show up (we’re looking at you New England) for awhile. But that won't dull our excitement for warmer days saturated with sunny skies. March means spring break fun and the beginning of ...

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Instagram-worthy Sights Along the California Zephyr

Instagram-worthy Sights Along the California Zephyr

Our most popular long-distance route is the California Zephyr, and we've decided to take you on a visual tour of Instagram-worthy sights as it winds its way from Chicago to just outside San Francisco. There's plenty to see along the way, from the snow-capped Sierra Nevada to the stunning Colorado Rockies, sunrises and sunsets will never be the same once ...

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Discover Terrific Tucson

Discover Terrific Tucson

We caught up with Tucson local Julie Reed of Tucson In Style and got the inside scoop on why The Old Pueblo is worth a visit. Amtrak: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to blog about Tucson. Julie: I moved to Tucson for graduate school and fell head over heels in love with this place. ...

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Sleeping Accommodations Part 2: Family Bedroom vs. Bedroom Suite

Sleeping Accommodations Part 2: Family Bedroom vs. Bedroom Suite

Last week, it was all about the roomette vs. the bedroom. This week, we’re continuing our Amtrak sleeping accommodations tutorial with Part II:  Family Bedroom vs. Bedroom Suite. If you’re planning a trip with your family or a mini group trip for spring break, read on and find out which room is best for your Amtrak adventure. Family Bedroom Spanning ...

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Family-Friendly Fun in Houston

Family-Friendly Fun in Houston

Need a destination for your next family-friendly Amtrak adventure? We say give Houston a try! Served by our Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle, Houston has lots to do and tons of delicious food to eat. Just ask Bre of Bre Writes, a Houstonian and mom-blogger who has big love for her city. Read on to get her top tips for ...

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Sleeping Accommodations Part 1: Roomette vs. Bedroom

Sleeping Accommodations Part 1: Roomette vs. Bedroom

So you need a little digital detox and you’re finally ready to take that cross-country trip with us. Hooray! We can’t wait to show you America by rail. But before you turn off your phone and enjoy the journey, you need to decide on your sleeping accommodations. To make the most out of your trip, read on to find out ...

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Scott Simon

Scott Simon <3’s NOLA

We’ve got an updated take on  New Orleans  courtesy of iHeartNOLA blogger Scott Simon. Read on to re-discover the Big Easy. Amtrak: Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you became a NOLA blogger. Scott: I started blogging about NOLA after Katrina with the distinct purpose of sharing with the rest of the world why people fall in love ...

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