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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A Tour Of American History

A Tour Of American History

Looking for a patriotic getaway this summer? 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 this summer? Here's your itinerary: Stop 1: Boston - Discover the history of the American Revolution and the brave ...

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Jon Jon’s Donner Pass Wish Comes True

Jon Jon’s Donner Pass Wish Comes True

“It was the best trip I’ve ever had and it was even kinda life changing,” that’s how 8-year-old Jonathan (better known as Jon Jon) described the rail adventure he took last week. Jon Jon, who suffers from a severe heart defect, was able to sit in the cab of an Amtrak locomotive and even take a seat behind the wheel ...

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New Baggage Cars Coming Soon

New Baggage Cars Coming Soon

First we gave you a sneak peek at our new long distance equipment and now it’s time to talk testing! Today, we're happy to announce that our new baggage cars begin the testing phase of their new equipment journey to the rails. During  field testing, the baggage cars will travel to Chicago, New Orleans, Miami and along the Northeast Corridor ...

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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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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

You can make life-long memories on a cross-country trip with Dad or take the train back home to see him this weekend. No matter how you choose to celebrate, Amtrak wants to wish all the train-loving Dads out there a Happy Father's Day! If you're staying home today, take a minute to learn more about one Dad's trip of a ...

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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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Soak It All In With A Long Distance Train Ride

Rachel Hofstetter, author of Cooking Up a Business and founder of Guesterly, and Irina Gonzalez from Latina Magazine, joined other tech innovators, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders on a great adventure through the American Southwest to Austin, Texas for SXSW. They rode the Texas Eagle and discovered that the beautiful view is just one of the many perks of long distance train ...

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Exhibit Train Goes to the Natural State

Exhibit Train Goes to the Natural State

Making its tenth stop of the year, our Exhibit Train is traveling all the way to Springdale, Ark this weekend (June 14-5 from 10 a.m. - 4  p.m.) for the National Railway Historical Society Convention! But don't think our Exhibit Train is just for rail experts. We have fun stuff for the rail novices too. Don't believe us, just check out the top 5 ...

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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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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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The Auto Train is Even Cooler Than You Think

The Auto Train is Even Cooler Than You Think

Traveling non-stop between Washington D.C. and Orlando, the Auto Train is the only Amtrak service that gets passengers and their cars, motorcycles, small boats, jet skies – you name it! -- to where they want to be. But, news alert: the idea of the Auto Train didn’t actually originate with Amtrak. Here’s the story: In the 1960s, the U.S. Department of ...

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