Short trips

One-on-One with the St. Paul Chief of Fun

One-on-One with the St. Paul Chief of Fun

We love every moment of the travel experience. But we take extreme joy in helping Amtrak travelers pick their next destination. That’s why we chat with locals each week to get you the insider’s guide to their hometown. This week we hear from Adam, a St. Paul native that oozes enthusiasm for his city. He describes St. Paul as laidback, crafty and ...

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Passport to Adventure: New York City to Washington, D.C.

Passport to Adventure: New York City to Washington, D.C.

At Amtrak we believe every trip you take has the potential to become your next great adventure. That is why this summer, we have partnered with Passion Passport to help capture a look at the services we offer and the many destinations we serve across the country. Read on for a little trainspiration: One of my favorite parts of living ...

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Let The Rails Take You to Sand and Surf

Let The Rails Take You to Sand and Surf

Summertime is the best time for an Amtrak adventure. Sunshine and warm weather  is the perfect recipie for fun with family and friends. We’ve compiled a list of great beach destinations that our rails can take you to. Break out the SPF, adult beverages and beach reads, we’ll handle the driving! Solana Beach, California: This picturesque beach stop on the ...

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What are Heat Restrictions?

What are Heat Restrictions?

It’s officially the dog days of summer, and record temperatures are being recorded from Death Valley to Delaware. Aside from the extra AC, the triple-degree heat also means potential heat restrictions and slow orders along our rails. In a nutshell those are rules that require our trains to slow down when the track temperatures reach a certain level. Once that happens, ...

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Chana Lynn Tells Us What’s Up With Raleigh

Chana Lynn Tells Us What’s Up With Raleigh

We caught up with Chana Lynn, the blogger behind RaleighWhatsUp to get her take on why this bustling city should be a stop on your ‘must-visit’ list! Amtrak: Tell us about Raleigh. What makes it a great city to live in? Chana: In the last 10 years, Raleigh has seen big changes. The amount of new restaurants, breweries and small businesses ...

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Patriotic 4th of July Getaways

Patriotic 4th of July Getaways

Nothing says summer like our nation’s birthday (Happy 239th, America!). What better way to pay homage to the land of the free and home of the brave than visiting some top patriotic spots? Conveniently, we’ve got many routes that can take you to some magnificent monuments and their cities for a day of fun, family and fireworks. 1. Washington Monument, ...

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Syracuse: Orange, Spunky and Only a Ride Away

Syracuse: Orange, Spunky and Only a Ride Away

When most people think of New York, images of Broadway, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square might pop into thwie mins. But chat with anyone from beyond NYC and you’ll quickly learn there’s more to New York than the concrete jungle. With over 30 stops serving New York state, we love taking travelers to see the different sides of ...

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#ReasonsToRide: Let Us Count The Ways

#ReasonsToRide: Let Us Count The Ways

With over #500Destinations in the United States, there’s probably an Amtrak station near you. From our stations people travel to work or school, from small towns to big cities and everywhere in between. Our stations are portals to America, its people, landscapes and economies. Amtrak stations serve as  center centers that quickly put you on the path to local attractions. Plus, ...

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Top Memorial Weekend Travel Picks for 2015

Top Memorial Weekend Travel Picks for 2015

Memorial Day is a time to give thanks to our nation’s men and women who have given their lives in military service. It’s also a time when family and friends get together for the long weekend to enjoy quality time and some of the many events planned nationwide. Below are a few expected (and not-so-expected!) events that Amtrak can take ...

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Portland: Authentic By Nature

Portland: Authentic By Nature

As we pack away the winter coats and store the snow shovel for another season, we think the perfect way to welcome spring is with a weekend getaway to someplace new. Nestled along beautiful coastline, Portland, Maine offers all of the sophistication of a big city with the comfort only found in close knit communities. In just under three hours, you can ...

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