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Amtrak Riders' Best Travel Tips

Amtrak Riders' Best Travel Tips

We turned to  seasoned Amtrak riders for their best travel tips–and they delivered some helpful advice! From offering the best route for a first-time rider to what to do once  you’re on the train, this list will come in handy any time you ride the train to one of our more than 500 destinations. 7.  “It’s a lot cheaper than air travel. ...

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10 Best Places to Visit in 2014

10 Best Places to Visit in 2014

Make 2014 the year we retire the term “staycation.” Be bold with your family vacations this year. Get out there and see all that this big country has to offer! Here are our top 10 picks for places to visit in 2014. 10. Boston, Massachusetts In 2014, you can get your fill of American history when you visit Boston sights ...

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10 Tips for Sleeping Overnight in Coach

So you have your long-distance ticket but you need a few tips on how to get the most out of the over-night hours. You’re in luck! It IS possible to sleep in a coach seat. Our wide reclining chairs with tons of legroom and adjustable footrests will have you sleeping like a … well … you know. 1. Bring a ...

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Ready. Set. Relax.

Ready. Set. Relax.

As Jared and Ashley wait for the Texas Eagle to pull into the Fort Worth station, they couldn’t be more excited to begin their first train ride together. The anticipation of, as they put it, “no parking, no traffic and no driving,” has them primed and ready for an adventure that is equal parts relaxation and adventure. Amtrak challenged Brandon ...

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Inside Our Bedroom Suites

Inside Our Bedroom Suites

You know how movies like Now & Then, The Sandlot or, say, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure make you want to hangout with your besties and set off for some high jinx? Well, in our completely unbiased opinion, we think the best thing to do with your friends is to enjoy a great train adventure! Wondering how exactly the sleeping ...

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Welcome to the Observation Car!

Welcome to the Observation Car!

There’s lots of reasons why trains are better than cars for long trips, but the observation car has to be one of the best. What’s that? Gasp! You don’t know what an observation car is? Let us school you … Our observation cars are part of our double-decker trains that run long distances mainly west of Chicago. What makes the ...

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You'll Laugh, Cry Then Want to Buy a Ticket

You can’t do this on a plane. ‘Nuff said. This masterpiece was created when we partnered up with HootSuite, a social media software provider. They sent Connor, we sent our Texas Eagle train and as they say … the rest is history!

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Five Sites for Top LA Attractions

Five Sites for Top LA Attractions

It’s the City of Angels, Kardashians and Lakers. And, lucky you, we can take you there on five different routes! If you’re planning to visit Los Angeles this summer, there’s tons of attractions you’re going to want to see, including our very own iconic train station (check out the photo above!). It’s been in movies like The Dark Knight, The Italian Job ...

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Roomette with a View (or Two)

Roomette with a View (or Two)

So you’ve ridden one of our great short-distance Amtrak trains, now it’s time to live a little. YOLO! Let’s walk through just a few of the perks of Amtrak long-distance train travel. Here’s the first hint: Book a bedroom or a roomette. Our long-distance coach seats are comfortable recliners that are bigger than our traditional seats, but for this post, ...

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How to Score a Great Meal on a Train

Having a great meal on an Amtrak long-distance train is like no other dining you’ve done before. Along with the gorgeous scenery outside your window, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner on most of our routes, and those occasions are a great way to meet your fellow passengers, break up long trips and experience train travel at its best. For ...

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