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#ReasonsToRide: It’s Accommodating

#ReasonsToRide: It’s Accommodating

Providing an accommodating travel experience to our riders has and always will be a focus for us at Amtrak. Our dedicated staff members work to ensure that the planning, booking and enjoying the journey is accommodating to every rider that boards the train. If you’re new to Amtrak you might be surprised to see all of services we provide to ...

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4 Labor Day Destinations Just A Train Ride Away

4 Labor Day Destinations Just A Train Ride Away

While it may still may feel like the dogs days of summer in many parts of the country, summer is slowly coming to an end, which means it is time to plan one more trip. Lucky for you there’s a four-day weekend on the horizon and we’re ready to be your ride.  We have 500 destinations to choose from but we ...

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Your End of Summer Destination List

Your End of Summer Destination List

Summer is halfway over. We know, we know, it pains us too. Instead of weeping, let’s plan one, two or even three more Amtrak adventures before the end of the summer. Whatdaya say? As always, we’re here with summer spots worth the ride. And now, we’re not just talking sweet cities to discover. We’re talking music and food festivals, baseball ...

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#ReasonsToRide: It’s Delicious

#ReasonsToRide: It’s Delicious

We take “Fast Food” serious at Amtrak. Seriously, you can get a hot meal served table side while the train speeds down the tracks in our dining cars. Take a peek through the slideshow to get a taste (pun intended!) of all the deliciousness that awaits you on board. From french toast and strawberries to our classic cheeseburger, we’ve got your ...

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Getaway to Grand Rapids

Getaway to Grand Rapids

What’s located inside a mitten and can be described as collaborative, innovative and exciting? Ok, we know the answer is in the headline, but play along. The answer is: Grand Rapids, Michigan! While this welcoming city gets cold and snow ridden in the winter, it is virtually a fun filled playground for children and adults come summertime. We reached out ...

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Family Fun Amtrak Cities

Family Fun Amtrak Cities

Are you planning a family trip this summer? We know making sure everyone is happy can be…well…a bit of an uphill battle. Let us help! Over the years, we’ve chatted with lots of locals eager to share their recommendations of where to go and what to do in their city. Today, we pulled together a list purely focused on Amtrak served ...

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Part II: Enjoying the Journey

Part II: Enjoying the Journey

Last week chatted with Mayra, a Peruvian fashion designer studying at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) about her excitement leading up to her trip to Washington, DC as part of the Smithsonian Folk Festival – Peru Pachamama. Now that she and fellow students have completed the first part of their trip, we wanted to see how they enjoyed the journey. So ...

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Part 1: The Excitement Before the Journey

Part 1: The Excitement Before the Journey

Taking the train is always an experience. The anticipation of the trip builds from the moment you pick a destination. But if you’re traveling for a special event, the excitement is instantly elevated. That’s the case for Mayra, a Peruvian fashion designer studying at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York that is headed to Washington, DC to be ...

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#ReasonsToRide: It’s Cozy

#ReasonsToRide: It’s Cozy

Stretch out, fall asleep, get lost in a view then, repeat. There is no denying it, train travel is Cozy (yes, that’s with a capital C).  But if you’ve never experienced a cross country Amtrak adventure then you might not know just how cozy we get. Here’s what you’re missing. Lots of Legroom Whether you’re traveling for one hour or ...

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Five Summertime Travel Tips

Five Summertime Travel Tips

Longer days, crisp blue skies and higher temps, summertime is finally here! We know some of you out there have already planned, booked and are beginning your Amtrak adventure countdowns. But for those still thinking about your summer plans, this list is for you. Avoid any missteps on your path to adventure. Read on to find out what you should be ...

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