Short trips

Dump the Pump and Skip the Traffic this Independence Day!

Dump the Pump and Skip the Traffic this Independence Day!

AAA Travel projects that more than 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Independence Day and more than eight in ten travelers will drive to their destinations. Not to mention that gas prices remain at a six-year high for this time of year. That means lots and lots of cars on the road and expensive stops at the pump. Sounds like ...

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A Tour Of American History

A Tour Of American History

Looking for a patriotic getaway this summer? Dave and Veronica, of the travel blog The GypsyNester, set out on a tour of America's great founding cities powered by our Northeast Regional service. Want to follow in their footsteps to celebrate America this summer? Here's your itinerary: Stop 1: Boston - Discover the history of the American Revolution and the brave ...

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Skip the Bus from DC to NYC, Take the Train!

Skip the Bus from DC to NYC, Take the Train!

Why take the bus from DC to NYC or Philly? If you book at least 14 days in advance, you can save up to 25% on train tickets to the same destinations and skip all the traffic! Our Northeast Regional trains are great for weekend trips to see friends and family. For starters, our seats are super comfortable with a minimum ...

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Ride To Pride Month 2014

Ride To Pride Month 2014

At Amtrak we believe that diversity isn't limited to respect for our customers, but extends to social responsibility within the communities we serve. That is why Amtrak is a proud annual sponsor of national pride events such as Capital Pride and New York Pride. Ready to celebrate LGBT Pride Month in June with us? We've made planning easy with this list ...

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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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Why Joe Biden Thinks America Needs Amtrak

Why Joe Biden Thinks America Needs Amtrak

Earlier this month hundreds of you came out to your local National Train Day celebrations to tell us why trains matter to you. It was an awesome celebration of what connects our communities. But we're not the only ones that think trains matter. U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden, does too! In a feature interview with Arrive Magazine’s January - February 2010 issue, ...

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Mobility Expert Says Skip the Car Visiting Nation’s Capital

Mobility Expert Says Skip the Car Visiting Nation’s Capital

Forgot where you left your car keys? Good! According to one transportation expert, when you visit the nation's capital you won't ever need them. We sat down with cycling enthusiast and Director of Communications at Mobility Lab Paul Mackie about the best sights in Washington, D.C. Families will be happy to hear that the historic sights of our Nation's Capital will ...

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Choo Choo Bob Takes a Ride on the Pacific Surfliner

Want to impress the littlest rail fan in your life? Sit down with them and watch this cool video created by the Choo Choo Bob Show. In this episode, Choo Choo Bob and pals visit the Amtrak station in San Diego (better known as the Santa Fe Depot), and take a ride to the beach on what else, the Pacific ...

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Jackie Kennedy Rides ‘Landmark Express’ in 1978

Jackie Kennedy Rides ‘Landmark Express’ in 1978

Our trains help you make everlasting memories. This Throwback Thursday, we’re reminiscing about an unforgettable train ride from 34 years (and 24 hours!) ago when the Committee To Save Grand Central Terminal fought to keep the memory of the station alive. In an effort to preserve Grand Central’s history, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis traveled from New York City to Washington D.C. ...

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Baseball Season Means Taking the Train to the Game

Baseball Season Means Taking the Train to the Game

It’s finally spring time which means warmer temps, longer days and baseball! With our 500 destinations, 162 games in the season  and 30 ball clubs across the country, it's safe to say we can take you out to the ball game (sorry, Cracker Jacks not included). Check out our list below to see a few stadiums we travel to. Warning if ...

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Poetry Genius Shares the Best Train Rhymes Ever

Poetry Genius Shares the Best Train Rhymes Ever

Happy National Poetry Month! As we gear up for #AmtrakResidency, which will give 24 writers the opportunity to work on their projects during inspiring, long-distance train travel, we wanted to join this country-wide celebration and learn a bit more about train poetry. We chatted with Austin Allen, poet, essayist, and founding editor of Poetry Genius, an annotation forum for poetry, ...

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Fans Pick Best Sights in New York City

Fans Pick Best Sights in New York City

When we chatted with PureWow’s NYC editor to hear her favorite hidden gems in New York City, you responded in a big way. In fact, you had a few suggestions of your own! Using the hashtag #AmtrakNYC you sounded off about the best sights in NYC and a few in the neighboring burrows, too. Your results are officially in! 10. ...

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Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

Summer is the perfect time to explore a new state or rediscover treasured destinations in your home state. With two daily routes ready to deliver you to the best spots in North Carolina,  we headed to Tobacco Road to talk sports with one of the state's top sports columnists, as if you need another reason to check out the Tar ...

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Official Rules for the Amtrak Wolves and Admirals Rivalry Train

Amtrak Wolves and Admirals Rivalry Train Official Rules  To enter this Sweepstakes, you must agree to and abide by these Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. You must have Internet access, a valid email address AND A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT to participate. Eligibility: SWEEPSTAKES ...

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Watch! Sit Inside Amtrak’s New Locomotives

Watch! Sit Inside Amtrak’s New Locomotives

In preparation for tomorrow's big news, we're showing you just how awesome our new locomotives are ... from the driver's seat! They'll be powering the trains on our Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston soon. This is a perspective that customers rarely get, but we've been sharing the exclusive footage on our Instagram account all week. For more insider ...

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