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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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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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Real Riders Tell Us Their Top Travel Essentials

Real Riders Tell Us Their Top Travel Essentials

Everyone has their travel routine. Especially our frequent travelers (we’re looking at you Amtrak Guest Reward members). But when you’re packing for your day, weekend or extended stay trips, what are your travel must-haves? We asked Amtrak riders to tell us their travel essentials. Here’s what they had to say: “An open mind and the excitement of a child! Where ...

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Four Tips for Headache Free Amtrak Planning

Four Tips for Headache Free Amtrak Planning

We know the best part of the trip is the journey. We also know that going from I want to take a trip to taking the trip can be, well...sometimes a bit of a headache. So with summer time travel right around the corner we want to make sure the planning part is seamless. That’s why we pulled together a few ...

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A Fellas Style Guide to Philly

A Fellas Style Guide to Philly

Sometimes riders embark on a spontaneous trip to explore America’s landscape. Other times, riders travel for a specific reason. And that reason is to go shopping. While we’ve highlighted fashion bloggers in Amtrak cities in the past, we know shopping centric trips aren’t only for the ladies. The fellas like to scoop new gear too. That’s why we enlisted Philadelphia fashion, hospitality ...

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Amtrak 101: Weekend Adventure Edition

Amtrak 101: Weekend Adventure Edition

While a lot of travel options take time and some major pre-booking to plan, one of the perks of train-ing is that you can hop on at a moment's notice. Scroll through the slide show above to see how easy it is to book, relax, and enjoy the ride to your favorite destination for a perfect weekend adventure.

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Four Summer Vacation Destinations

Four Summer Vacation Destinations

Yesterday was the official start to spring (finally). But while we’re ecstatic to have wind chills in our rearview, we already have our eyes set on summer and the Amtrak adventures that come along with it. With over 500 destinations, narrowing it down to one or two cities can be a challenge. That’s why we pulled together a quick list ...

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Your Local-Approved Guide to Food in NYC

Your Local-Approved Guide to Food in NYC

If food is always in the forefront of your mind when you think about going to New York City, you’ll want to bookmark this page. That’s right foodies, put that fork down we’re taking a ride to NYC.  Whether you’re planning your first or fiftieth Amtrak trip the Big Apple you know food decisions can get tricky. So. Many. Choices. ...

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D.C., You’ve Got Style

D.C., You’ve Got Style

Monuments, museums and go-go -- three things that might pop in your head when you think of Washington, D.C. But after reading what local style blogger Andrea Browne of Stylin' & Profilin' had to say about the emerging style culture in the DMV (D.C., Maryland and Virginia), you just might add stylish to the list. Served by six routes, D.C. is a mid-Atlantic city ...

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