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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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Join Amtrak For National Train Day 2014

Join Amtrak For National Train Day 2014

On Saturday, May 10 we expect more than 300 communities to celebrate the seventh annual National Train Day. We’ve been planning this for months, working with elected officials and community leaders to bring the events to life in your communities. We are dreaming big for National Train Day 2014, hoping to see Americans come out in historic numbers at events in all 50 states. That means families, mayors, mechanics, ...

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5 Summer Music Festivals a Train Ride Away

5 Summer Music Festivals a Train Ride Away

Roll in, jam out, and groove away at these five summer music festivals -- just make sure to get there in style with Amtrak. Governors Ball Music Festival Rock out in the city that never sleeps with rockers, Jack White, Vampire Weekend and The Strokes.  Taking over Randall’s Island from June 6 - 8, this grungy ball will be the ultimate ...

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Best Places to Go For Less than $118

Best Places to Go For Less than $118

We’ve all survived the harsh winter together. Now it’s time to celebrate and go somewhere new! Forget the stress of planning a car trip, never worry about the closest gas station, and feel free to use your phone when you travel by train this summer. In fact you can enjoy eating family meals in our dining car and take in ...

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5 Essential Insider Tips About Portland, Oregon

5 Essential Insider Tips About Portland, Oregon

Named one of Amtrak's 10 best places to visit in 2014, Portland, Ore., is dotted with tons of sights (big and small) that are within walking distance of the train station! But to uncover the city's best gems, it takes some insider info from a local. Molly McHugh is an editor with the Daily Dot who's an Oregon native and loyal Pacific Northwest resident who, ...

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Top Picks for Long-Distance Meals on Amtrak

Top Picks for Long-Distance Meals on Amtrak

There’s nothing worse than feeling "hangry" when you’re on the move. So, whether you’re heading home, visiting a friend, or going on a spontaneous weekend trip by train, you’ve got to eat. Luckily, Amtrak has your cravings covered. You can beat your stomach growls with breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, dessert across any of the long-distance train rides. Plus, the ...

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Watch: St. Paul Union Depot to Welcome Amtrak Customers

Customers planning to ride our Empire Builder through St. Paul, Minn., this summer are in for a treat. A total restoration of St. Paul Union Depot (affectionately called "SPUD" by savvy travelers) is now complete, and beginning May 7, Amtrak will begin service to the magnificent building. The service will begin before National Train Day, a free day of family-friendly festivities ...

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The Southwest Chief: Video Tour of an Overnight Train

Travel blogger Kelley Ferro recently trained on one of our awesome overnight trains. Check out her video tour above of the epic Southwest Chief which connects Chicago and Los Angeles! If you don't know anything about the Southwest Chief, it's one of Amtrak's long-distance trains. In fact, it's an overnight train that crosses across the mighty Mississippi River, through eight states and past wheat fields, mountains ...

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