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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Comic Con International is Back!

Comic Con International is Back!

With its renowned cultural hot spots, like the 25 museums in Balboa Park, beach side shopping on Coronado Island, and the outstanding views from Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego is always a great getaway destination. But for some superhero sized sight-seeing in San Diego, we recommend traveling on July 24 – 27 for the 45th annual Comic Con International. With ...

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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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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

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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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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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