Short trips

Wiz Wit: A New Mom’s Guide to Philly

Wiz Wit: A New Mom’s Guide to Philly

Looking for the perfect weekend getaway for you and the family? We've got two words for you: Brotherly Love.  We caught up with new mom Leslie, the blogger behind And Her Little Dog Too, for a few insider tips on what to see and do on a family-friendly (or kid-free) weekend visit to the great city of Philadelphia. Amtrak: Philly is a ...

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Fall Getaway Inspirations

Fall Getaway Inspirations

Looking for a unique way to experience the splendor of  fall foliage across the country? Look no further than a weekend getaway aboard one of our 30 routes that give you access to the best views North America has to offer. Whether you're headed on a multi-day journey or just hoping on the train for a quick leaf peeping day trip, ...

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Kansas City, a Great American Sports City

Kansas City, a Great American Sports City

With October baseball in full swing we thought now would be the perfect time to show off the sporty side of Kansas City. Let's be serious, we’re kind of on the Kansas City Royals bandwagon like everyone else. But in our defense, the last time they were relevant Bo Jackson wore a baby blue uniform. To get the local sports ...

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Baltimore’s Best: Foodie Edition

Baltimore’s Best: Foodie Edition

We caught up with Baltimore foodie, recipe creator and seventh generation Baltimorean Rachel Rappaport for insider tips to great restaurants in Charm City, as well as homemade creations that reflect the city’s unique Mid-Atlantic flavors. Want to plan your own Baltimore foodie adventure? Book 14 days in advance aboard the Northeast Regional and save 25%, which will leave you plenty ...

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California Vintage

California Vintage

Dreaming of California sunshine with a glass of wine in your hand? We've got you covered. Located near Amtrak stops on the Pacific Surfliner, it’s never been easier to plan a wine weekend getaway or a full-on vacation to the West Coast. First stop, scenic San Louis Obispo. Meze Wine Bar’s warm brick interior welcomes you as you sample wines ...

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Richmond: Your Perfect Fall Destination

Richmond: Your Perfect Fall Destination

With perfect fall weather upon us, Richmond, VA is a city you need to add to your fall destination list. Served by three Amtrak routes –Northeast Regional, Carolinian, Silver Service/Palmetto—this Virginia city is ideal for outdoorsy fitness folk looking for a new adventure. We caught up with Liz Parent, a local Richmond blogger, to learn more about the healthier side ...

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Trails & Rails Brings the Park To You

Trails & Rails Brings the Park To You

You already know that we can deliver you to the front door of more than 237 National Parks across the country, but did you know on select routes we bring the park experience aboard the train? Let us introduce you to the Trails & Rails Program, a partnership formed between Amtrak and the National Park Service to provide passengers with ...

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Weekend Getaways for Columbus Day

Weekend Getaways for Columbus Day

Four day weekends are like tiny pieces of heaven. There’s just something about that extra day to enjoy brunch with our buddies that makes us smile. Most worker bees get five a year, but if you’re one of the lucky ones, you get that extra one in October. That Amtrak friends, is Columbus Day. And while we won’t get into ...

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Experience Fall Foliage At It’s Best Aboard The Great Dome Car

Experience Fall Foliage At It’s Best Aboard The Great Dome Car

Looking for a unique way to experience the splendor of Upstate New York's fall foliage? We've got the perfect answer with the return of the Great Dome car to the Adirondack service for a six-week run during the heart of leaf peeping season! If you're in the region between Sept. 25 and Nov. 4 or just an avid leaf peeper looking ...

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Fall Festivals a Train Ride Away

Fall Festivals a Train Ride Away

Shorter days, crisper evenings and pumpkin spice lattes mean one thing. It's fall festival time!  So snag your seat, score a deal, and check out these five must-attend October events. Richmond Folk Festival Coming into it's 10th year, the Richmond Folk Festival will feature 35 performing groups including fan favorites from past festivals. The FREE festival, which is held from October 10-12 ...

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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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