Short trips

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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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? 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's rich history? Here's your itinerary: Stop 1: Boston - Discover the history of the American Revolution and the brave men and ...

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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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