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Hit Up These Beach Destinations

Hit Up These Beach Destinations

Get your beach bum back in the sand this summer. With over 500 destinations, Amtrak can take you anywhere from the gnarliest waves in California to the chill shorelines of Maine. Here are five beach destinations you won’t want to miss: Old Orchard Beach Relax by the Maine seashore during the day and catch their awesome fireworks at night: the ...

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USA Rail Pass, Let’s Explore

USA Rail Pass, Let’s Explore

We all know America is beautiful, but seeing it from sea level is truly breathtaking. With our Amtrak USA Rail Pass, we give adventurous souls the opportunity to create the epic rail journey of their dreams. But before you pack your bags, there are a few things you need to know. Here are five USA Rail Pass knowledge nuggets just ...

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Jon Jon’s Donner Pass Wish Comes True

Jon Jon’s Donner Pass Wish Comes True

“It was the best trip I’ve ever had and it was even kinda life changing,” that’s how 8-year-old Jonathan (better known as Jon Jon) described the rail adventure he took last week. Jon Jon, who suffers from a severe heart defect, was able to sit in the cab of an Amtrak locomotive and even take a seat behind the wheel ...

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Save On A Trip of A Lifetime

Save On A Trip of A Lifetime

Summertime has us longing for quality time with friends and family and a chance to explore someplace new this year. Now before you grab your car keys and head out on your next adventure, let this act as a friendly reminder that Amtrak serves over 500 destinations, so we are bound to be headed where you want to go. Still ...

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Soak It All In With A Long Distance Train Ride

Rachel Hofstetter, author of Cooking Up a Business and founder of Guesterly, and Irina Gonzalez from Latina Magazine, joined other tech innovators, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders on a great adventure through the American Southwest to Austin, Texas for SXSW. They rode the Texas Eagle and discovered that the beautiful view is just one of the many perks of long distance train ...

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Take the Train to these Top July 4 Destinations

Take the Train to these Top July 4 Destinations

According to Foursquare, the location-based mobile site, people really love visiting historic sites on July 4. And luckily Amtrak can take you to these top 10 July 4 destinations! So leave the driving to us and we'll leave all the check-ins to you! Still need convincing to hit the rails this 4th? We're even running special late trains to get you home in ...

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BJ Mendelson Breaks Down the Perks of Long Distance Train Travel

This year for SXSW, a group of tech innovators, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders boarded the Texas Eagle for an inspiring and collaborative ride. The amazing scenery, engaging collaborative environment and the opportunity to explore and be inspired is all part of the Amtrak long-distance experience, but have we mentioned how awesome it is to sleep on a train?  We caught up with social media guru, BJ ...

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Eat Here Now: Five Foodie Cities

Eat Here Now: Five Foodie Cities

Hungry? Head to these scrumptious spots in America's top foodie cities, as recently ranked by Conde Nast Traveler... Newport, Rhode Island This seafood sanctuary is a fishmonger’s heaven. Feel as happy as a clam after chowing down at the 78-year-old Flo’s Clam Shack -- or, opt for a more upscale and unique dining experience at the Spiced Pear, which serves wild burgundy escargot and ...

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5 Awesome National Parks for Summer Vacations

5 Awesome National Parks for Summer Vacations

More than 237 national parks are accessible by our trains. And the summer is the perfect time to explore both American past times! Take advantage of our 50% fares for kids then sit back and relax as we handle all the driving. In fact, we'll even make a few suggestions. Here are our five favorite national parks to visit this summer! 1. Everglades National Park  Bring your ...

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Share Your Great Views from Coast to Coast

Share Your Great Views from Coast to Coast

Our trains can take you to more than 500 destinations across America. Between those small towns and big cities are some great views, and you're not afraid to share them! When a train full of first-time passengers experienced the beauty of the American Southwest recently, they were in awe of the great views. "In the observation car, you just feel like you ...

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5 Epic Train Trips That Will Totally Inspire You

5 Epic Train Trips That Will Totally Inspire You

Take some advice from these train adventurers. Pack your bags, grab your friends and head to one of our more than 500 destinations across the country. We promise your train trips will be E-P-I-C! The #NerdTrain Adventure When one group of young people came up with a hair-brain idea about meeting in different cities around the country and traveling to them by train, it ...

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How to Stay Entertained on a Long Train Ride

Travel blogger Kelley Ferro recently rode on one of our awesome overnight trains, the Southwest Chief. This epic train connects Chicago and Los Angeles and there's never a dull moment onboard! If you don't know anything about the Southwest Chief, it's one of Amtrak's long-distance trains. In fact, this long train ride crosses across the mighty Mississippi River, through eight states and past wheat fields, mountains and even deserts. Despite the distance, Kelley ...

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Best Memorial Day Weekend Getaways

Best Memorial Day Weekend Getaways

Want to get out of town on Memorial Day Weekend? Then book your Amtrak  trip to one of these Americana destinations for a deep dive into military history and remembrance: Washington, D.C. Just hanging out in Washington, D.C., will make you feel patriotic, but this holiday weekend, watch service men and women in uniform march in the National Memorial Day ...

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Historic Number of Communities Celebrate National Train Day

Historic Number of Communities Celebrate National Train Day

Yesterday more than 300 communities across the country celebrated Why Trains Matter at the annual celebration National Train Day. From Albuquerque, N.M, to Longview, Texas, and even New York City, the seventh National Train Day was the largest in history! "Trains have long been important to the growth and prosperity of our nation," says Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman, "and on ...

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Check Out these Mad Men-esque Stations

Check Out these Mad Men-esque Stations

Ever wonder why the Lawrence and Topeka stations in Kansas look so similar? After World War II, the Santa Fe Railway wanted to don a new look, so they reinvested in a few of its stations, including Lawrence and Topeka, by adorning them in a Mid-Century Modern style. Picture the architecture you see in Mad Men, and you’ll get the ...

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