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USA Rail Pass, Let’s Explore

USA Rail Pass, Let’s Explore

We all know America is beautiful, but seeing it from sea level is truly breathtaking. With our Amtrak USA Rail Pass, we give adventurous souls the opportunity to create the epic rail journey of their dreams. But before you pack your bags, there are a few things you need to know. Here are five USA Rail Pass knowledge nuggets just ...

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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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Save On A Trip of A Lifetime

Save On A Trip of A Lifetime

Summertime has us longing for quality time with friends and family and a chance to explore someplace new this year. 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 are bound to be headed where you want to go. Still ...

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Awesome July Events a Train Ride Away

Awesome July Events a Train Ride Away

America’s Birthday isn’t the only travel-worthy event happening next month. With awesome festivals and parties taking place around the country, there’s always a reason to take a train and explore a new place. So, snag your train tickets, score a deal, and check out these four non-4th related July events. Music Festival in New Orleans Get pumped to jam with ...

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We’re Taking You to Beer Camp

We’re Taking You to Beer Camp

For all you 21-and-over Amtrak riders, get ready to clink those glasses: It’s suds season! To celebrate, Sierra Nevada is hosting seven pop-up beer festivals across the country called Beer Camp -- which, if you ask us, is the best thing to happen since real summer camp. Snag a ticket to one (or all!) of these boozy spots and taste ...

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner. So, if you’re feeling unsure about what to give, then check out these perfect gift ideas for any travel aficionado. An Awesome Family Vacation Give dad a gift you can enjoy too: A family adventure! We love taking our passengers on unforgettable journeys across the country – and we even plan special trips ...

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Take the Train to these Top July 4 Destinations

Take the Train to these Top July 4 Destinations

According to Foursquare, the location-based mobile site, people really love visiting historic sites on July 4. And luckily Amtrak can take you to these top 10 July 4 destinations! So leave the driving to us and we'll leave all the check-ins to you! Still need convincing to hit the rails this 4th? We're even running special late trains to get you home in ...

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Style Tips for the Fashion-Forward Traveler

Style Tips for the Fashion-Forward Traveler

We are all about sitting back and enjoying the ride… but, if you’re wondering what to wear, take these style tips from Windsor Hanger, co-founder of the hip college blog HerCampus: “Comfort is key [but] keep it chic - you never know who you’re going to meet!” and get decked out in her favorite train-worthy attires: Cute variation on the sweatshirt from ...

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Skip The Traffic, Take The Train!

Skip The Traffic, Take The Train!

AAA Travel projects that more than 36 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Memorial Day and eight in ten travelers will drive to their destinations. That means lots and lots of cars on the road, which sounds like the perfect reason to skip the traffic and take the train. If that doesn't have you convinced, here's five reasons you ...

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PHOTOS: Absolute Best Summer Vacation Spots

PHOTOS: Absolute Best Summer Vacation Spots

Bring on the sun! And get pumped for awesome warm-weather trips with great Amtrak deals. Summer vacation is right around the corner, so it's time to start planning. We’ve laid out four perfect places to travel during this sizzle-season. Grand Canyon, Ariz. Grand in every way possible, this natural wonder is just an Amtrak trip away. From its huge size (it's more than a million ...

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5 Ways College Students Can Score Cheap Amtrak Tickets

5 Ways College Students Can Score Cheap Amtrak Tickets

Get pumped: School’s nearly done and summer’s almost here. It’s time to get away. Score cheap Amtrak tickets with these 5 tips to pay less for your trip. 1. Join Student Advantage Did you know that we offer 10 percent off most routes, if you book with a Student Advantage card? Seriously. When you book online at Amtrak.com, there’s a  ‘Passenger Discounts’ page where you ...

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14 Places to See Chuggington on May 10

14 Places to See Chuggington on May 10

The Chuggington Kids Depot could be making a stop at a train station near you on May 10! In celebration of National Train Day, communities across the country will host Chuggington Kids Depots with train-themed kids activities based on the popular children’s animated television series on Disney Junior. The area will feature a variety of educational and entertaining stations including arts and crafts, photo opportunities, train play ...

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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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The Absolutely Best Things to Do in New York

The Absolutely Best Things to Do in New York

Our trains can take you straight to the center of New York City, but what you do when you get there is completely up to you! And with more than 9 million passengers coming and going from New York Penn Station each year, we get the feeling you're finding plenty to keep you busy in the Big Apple. To make ...

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Audible’s Top 10 Audiobooks for Train Travel

Audible’s Top 10 Audiobooks for Train Travel

Delving into a good book or magazine is a must when you take Amtrak. But if you want  to enjoy the beautiful scenery at the same time, audiobooks are perfect for train travel! We turned to the editors of Audible for their top 10 audiobooks for your long-distance adventure. They came up with a list that’s bound to keep you ...

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