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March’s Train-Worthy Events

March’s Train-Worthy Events

Do you hear that? Those are the birds chirping and  flowers blooming because spring is finally here! Ok, slight disclaimer, spring isn’t here yet and most likely won’t show up (we’re looking at you New England) for awhile. But that won't dull our excitement for warmer days saturated with sunny skies. March means spring break fun and the beginning of ...

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One Mom’s Reason to Ride

One Mom’s Reason to Ride

Traveling from ‘Penn to Penn,’ that’s what Rachael likes to call it when she and her 3-year-old daughter (pictured left) hop on our Northeast Regional or Acela and take a train ride to visit out of town family. As frequent riders, Rachael and her little one are well-versed in #AmtrakPerks, “Snacks on board are a perk we enjoy,” she says. “No ...

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Five Spring Break Destinations

Five Spring Break Destinations

Yes, many of you in the Midwest and Northeast have snow mounds staring at you through the window. And yes, hearing the bird chirp and seeing the flowers bloom seems forever away. But we’re here to help you rally. Spring break is a’coming for students, families and adults who need some sunshine. Don’t wait until it’s too late to travel. ...

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Sports-Focused Amtrak Adventures

Sports-Focused Amtrak Adventures

The super bowl has come and gone, and like many sports fans we’re a little sad to see football go. But instead of boo-hooing we’re all about planning our next sports-focused Amtrak adventure. Here are a few options to check out so you can do the same. Florida: Spring Training Baseball season is still two months away, but the boys ...

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Train-able February Events in NYC

Train-able February Events in NYC

Snowy months don't have to mean hibernation. In fact, the best way to beat the winter blues is to plan some weekend adventures with your besties or S.O. Since the Big Apple is filled with a cornucopia of all things cultural, we thought we'd recommend a few things to check out. The best part? We'll do the driving on either ...

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‘Enthusiastic, Diverse and Evolving,’ Meet the Real St. Louis

‘Enthusiastic, Diverse and Evolving,’ Meet the Real St. Louis

Take a second and think about St. Louis. What comes to mind? The Arch, the Cardinals, Nelly’s Country Grammar? Now forget all of that and get ready to be updated on all things St. Louis. By now, you know we love chatting with locals. What better way to prepare for an Amtrak ride to a new city than to get the ...

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B&B’s Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

B&B’s Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

It’s time for a weekend getaway, and you’re looking for something new. Nice hotels are well, nice, but sometimes it feels good to support local businesses who can give you an insider’s view of a town you’ve never been to before. We researched some bed and breakfast spots along the Northeast Corridor that would be perfect for a weekend adventure ...

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USA WARRIORS TRAIN TO THE GAME

USA WARRIORS TRAIN TO THE GAME

Recently, we had the privilege of taking USA Warriors Hockey Program members, Christina Gardner and John Giasullo, to Washington, DC to participate in the USA Warriors Game Powered by Amtrak. The USA Warriors Game, which took place on the same ice as the NHL Winter Classic, worked to honor wounded military personnel and their service to our country. During the ...

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January Events Only A Train Ride Away

January Events Only A Train Ride Away

The holidays are over but that doesn’t mean the fun stops. The new year is here and everybody loves a good Amtrak adventure. If you’re like us, you’re all set to plan your next fun weekend. Lucky for you, we pulled together some sweet events perfect for a quick weekend getaway or an extended stay. Enjoy! Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival ...

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Your Portland Adventure Checklist

Your Portland Adventure Checklist

Gather round Amtrak blog fans, we’re about to take a deep dive into all things Portland. Never thought about visiting PDX? That will likely change after this. We have three routes that pass through this hipster home base every day – Amtrak Cascades, Coast Starlight and the Empire Builder – and after Ashley of Local Haven dishes about her top spots for ...

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Five Facts About Acela

Five Facts About Acela

If you’ve ever traveled on our Acela Express then you know the #AmtrakPerks are in an abundance. Leg room, quiet car, work space and speed, it’s almost like a tiny piece of travel heaven. We love being your mode of transportation taking you from downtown to downtown between Boston and Washington, D.C. But whether you’re riding Acela for a weekday meeting or ...

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‘Tis The Season: #AmtrakAllTheWay

‘Tis The Season: #AmtrakAllTheWay

At Amtrak we have been connecting friends and families for the holidays for over 43 years. We like to think we know a thing or two about spreading holiday cheer and this year is no exception. That is why we are launching the #AmtrakAllTheWay Instagram contest. We want to do more than just say thanks for choosing us, we want ...

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Amtrak City Spotlight: Oakland, CA

Amtrak City Spotlight: Oakland, CA

Each day, three of our routes – San Joaquin, Capitol Corridor and the Coast Starlight – travel to Oakland, a city with grit, heart and a vibrant arts culture. We know this Amtrak served community is great for a weekend or an extended stay but we wanted to hear it from a local. We chatted with Lukas Brekke-Miesner, founder of 38th Notes ...

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Five ‘Trainable’ Bowl Games

Five ‘Trainable’ Bowl Games

December is here and winter is on its way. Which means...holiday shopping, snow ball fights and BOWL GAMES! We’ve been quite vocal about our love for taking you to the game. Remember this and this? Well, just in case you’re new to our blog, here are five bowl games we can take you to. Atlanta: Ole Miss vs. TCU Get ...

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Happy Holidays from America’s Railroad

What's that you hear? It's the sound of Amtrak and our amazing riders spreading holiday cheer by singing loud for all to hear! This holiday season we wanted to do more than just say thanks for choosing us. We wanted to take a minute and sing you a holiday tune. So join in and help us welcome in the holiday ...

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