Short trips

Let The Rails Take You to Sand and Surf

Let The Rails Take You to Sand and Surf

Summertime is the best time for an Amtrak adventure. Sunshine and warm weather  is the perfect recipie for fun with family and friends. We've compiled a list of great beach destinations that our rails can take you to. Break out the SPF, adult beverages and beach reads, we'll handle the driving! Solana Beach, California: This picturesque beach stop on the ...

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What are Heat Restrictions?

What are Heat Restrictions?

It's officially the dog days of summer, and record temperatures are being recorded from Death Valley to Delaware. Aside from the extra AC, the triple-degree heat also means potential heat restrictions and slow orders along our rails. In a nutshell those are rules that require our trains to slow down when the track temperatures reach a certain level. Once that happens, ...

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Chana Lynn Tells Us What’s Up With Raleigh

Chana Lynn Tells Us What’s Up With Raleigh

We caught up with Chana Lynn, the blogger behind RaleighWhatsUp to get her take on why this bustling city should be a stop on your ‘must-visit’ list! Amtrak: Tell us about Raleigh. What makes it a great city to live in? Chana: In the last 10 years, Raleigh has seen big changes. The amount of new restaurants, breweries and small businesses ...

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Patriotic 4th of July Getaways

Patriotic 4th of July Getaways

Nothing says summer like our nation's birthday (Happy 239th, America!). What better way to pay homage to the land of the free and home of the brave than visiting some top patriotic spots? Conveniently, we've got many routes that can take you to some magnificent monuments and their cities for a day of fun, family and fireworks. 1. Washington Monument, ...

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Syracuse: Orange, Spunky and Only a Ride Away

Syracuse: Orange, Spunky and Only a Ride Away

When most people think of New York, images of Broadway, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square might pop into thwie mins. But chat with anyone from beyond NYC and you’ll quickly learn there’s more to New York than the concrete jungle. With over 30 stops serving New York state, we love taking travelers to see the different sides of ...

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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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Top Memorial Weekend Travel Picks for 2015

Top Memorial Weekend Travel Picks for 2015

Memorial Day is a time to give thanks to our nation's men and women who have given their lives in military service. It's also a time when family and friends get together for the long weekend to enjoy quality time and some of the many events planned nationwide. Below are a few expected (and not-so-expected!) events that Amtrak can take ...

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Portland: Authentic By Nature

Portland: Authentic By Nature

As we pack away the winter coats and store the snow shovel for another season, we think the perfect way to welcome spring is with a weekend getaway to someplace new. Nestled along beautiful coastline, Portland, Maine offers all of the sophistication of a big city with the comfort only found in close knit communities. In just under three hours, you can ...

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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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A Fellas Style Guide to Philly

A Fellas Style Guide to Philly

Sometimes riders embark on a spontaneous trip to explore America’s landscape. Other times, riders travel for a specific reason. And that reason is to go shopping. While we’ve highlighted fashion bloggers in Amtrak cities in the past, we know shopping centric trips aren’t only for the ladies. The fellas like to scoop new gear too. That’s why we enlisted Philadelphia fashion, hospitality ...

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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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Amtrak 101: Weekend Adventure Edition

Amtrak 101: Weekend Adventure Edition

While a lot of travel options take time and some major pre-booking to plan, one of the perks of train-ing is that you can hop on at a moment's notice. Scroll through the slide show above to see how easy it is to book, relax, and enjoy the ride to your favorite destination for a perfect weekend adventure.

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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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D.C., You’ve Got Style

D.C., You’ve Got Style

Monuments, museums and go-go -- three things that might pop in your head when you think of Washington, D.C. But after reading what local style blogger Andrea Browne of Stylin' & Profilin' had to say about the emerging style culture in the DMV (D.C., Maryland and Virginia), you just might add stylish to the list. Served by six routes, D.C. is a mid-Atlantic city ...

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