Short trips

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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Best August Events a Train Ride Away

Best August Events a Train Ride Away

The dog days of summer are upon us, which means festivals across the country are really starting to heat up. Looking to make August a month to remember?  We've got a list of hot tickets items you don't want to miss. So snag your seat, score a deal, and check out these five must-attend August events. NYC Restaurant Week Do you ...

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Ride the Rails then the Rides

Ride the Rails then the Rides

Beaches are great and so are music festivals, but if you’re a thrill seeker you may want to kick it up a notch. Lucky for you, we can take you to some of the best amusement parks in the country. If you love riding in the front car and screaming at the top of your lungs, we have the Amtrak adventure ...

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Making the Ride a Little Brighter with psychylustro

Making the Ride a Little Brighter with psychylustro

If you’ve traveled along our Northeast Corridor recently you may have thought to yourself, ‘What’s with all the neon?’ Well, we’re here to dispel the rumors. No it’s not a result of an epic game of  paintball. It’s psychylustro - a temporary art installation by contemporary artist, Katharina Grosse. Presented by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, this public ...

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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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