Short trips

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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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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