Short trips

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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Go ahead, recline your seatback!

Go ahead, recline your seatback!

Did you know we're the only provider of high-speed rail in the entire country? Our Acela Express service stretches from Washington, D.C., all the way up to Boston and is definitely a fan favorite! From the leather seatback that you can recline as you please, to the first class car and lounges, Acela is the definition of riding in style and comfort. Here's seven reasons why there's ...

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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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The #CoffeeConvos

The #CoffeeConvos

Earlier this summer, we started seeing #CoffeeConvos napkin quotes pop up on Twitter. And quite frankly, it caught our eye. So in typical Amtrak fashion, we reached out. And that’s when we met, Elizabeth, a Capitol Corridor Amtrak commuter with a creative and cool story. Amtrak: What prompted you to start #CoffeeConvos? Elizabeth: It was just a random idea I had, ...

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Family-Friendly Destinations: Next Stop Boston!

Family-Friendly Destinations: Next Stop Boston!

Looking for a family-friendly fall destination? According to Jen Bauer of Adventurous Moms, you need to add Beantown to your list. We caught up with Jen to get an insider's guide to exploring The Walking City with kids: Amtrak: Cities can be expensive. What is your favorite budget-friendly activity for a family exploring Boston? Jen: There are so many wonderful budget-friendly activities ...

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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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Long Weekend = Amtrak Adventure

Long Weekend = Amtrak Adventure

The dog days of summer are quickly winding down, but there is still one long weekend before summer officially slips into fall, which means it's time to plan your Labor Day getaway. 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 ...

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Foodie City Spotlight: San Diego

Foodie City Spotlight: San Diego

America's Finest City should be on your must visit list and naturally we want to take you there on Pacific Surfliner. It'd be easy to say you should visit because we have three stops in San Diego or because the zoo is great. But we all know the way to your heart is through your belly. That's why we chatted with Erin Jackson, city ...

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Team Amtrak: Working to Improve the NEC

Team Amtrak: Working to Improve the NEC

As we’ve previously shared here on the blog, Team Amtrak is actively working to address the capacity and infrastructure issues along the Northeast Corridor (NEC).  If you’re one of the 40,000 daily NEC Amtrak riders, you may be familiar with two  projects in progress— the New Jersey High Speed Rail Improvement Program (NJ HSRIP) and the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel Replacement Project. Recently, Amtrak NEC leaders joined ...

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Cleveland Rocks, and Here’s Why

Cleveland Rocks, and Here’s Why

King James is taking his talents back to Cleveland and we think you should make a visit too.  A comfy ride on our  Capitol Limited or Lake Shore Limited can easily take you to the birth place of Halle Berry, but to make sure you don't miss out on all things Cleveland, we made this list just for you. 1. Team Cleveland Three ...

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Happy 40th Adirondack

Happy 40th Adirondack

Today is a great day in Amtrak history, because today we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Adirondack! With daily service from New York City to Montreal, this scenic ride is a favorite of city dwellers looking for a little escape, winos looking for a little wine and Canadians. But before we pop bottles and tip our conductor hats, let’s ...

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Coastie Approved: Next Stop Vancouver!

Coastie Approved: Next Stop Vancouver!

Looking for a new adventure with us? Take our Amtrak Cascades route to the most northern train stop we travel to, Vancouver. Not versed in all things Canada? No, worries we've got your back. Raincouver is a diverse city with tons to do, but we boiled it down to five things you must do when you visit Vancouver. Check it ...

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Awesome Shopping Spots A Train Ride Away

Awesome Shopping Spots A Train Ride Away

Venture away from your local mall this summer and explore awesome shopping cities across the country. With your two free carry-on pieces of luggage in tow, we can take you to notoriously amazing shopping hubs like New York City and Los Angeles without breaking a sweat. But don't limit yourself, there's a lot of shopping out there. Here are four more ...

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Wen and Chris’ Excellent Wedding Adventure

Wen and Chris’ Excellent Wedding Adventure

Last week we met Wen Lee and Chris Stratton, newlyweds who decided to put our USA Rail Pass to good use by crisscrossing the country to hold 4 wedding receptions, in 4 different cities, over 30 days. Heading into their third (yes, third!) wedding reception in Boston, we caught up with the couple to hear about their trip aboard the Cardinal ...

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