Posts Tagged: California Zephyr

A Train Soundtrack for Long Distance Travel

A Train Soundtrack for Long Distance Travel

Our California Zephyr, which travels from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif., has some of the best views an Amtrak rider could ask for. Most travelers of this route can’t stop snapping photos, and some rail fans might even say you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Truckee River, the Colorado Rockies and Donner Pass from the comfort of our observation car. But ...

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Four Essential Winter Vacations

Four Essential Winter Vacations

As all travel junkies know, vacations aren’t just for the summer. The colder months are a great time to travel and experience winter vacations that are often off the beaten path. Pair that with some of Amtrak’s awesome deals, and you could have yourself a new winter vacation tradition! Here are the best places to travel for winter! Whitefish, Mont. ...

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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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California Zephyr Named Fan Favorite

California Zephyr Named Fan Favorite

Your Facebook votes have been tallied and you “liked” the California Zephyr over the Empire Builder as your favorite cross-country route. Haven’t had a chance to experience the Zephyr yet? Here are a few things you can expect as captured by our Photo of the Week artists! Making Family Memories: Dragana snapped this heart-warming pic while riding in the observation car. The ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Your votes have been tallied from the far corners of Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram, and this edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Irvine, who caught a Moment of Zen aboard the California Zephyr. The California Zephyr is one of Amtrak's long-distance trains. It travels across the plains of Nebraska, across the Rockies and even through the desert of Salt Lake City. ...

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Father and ‘First Mate’ Take to the Rails

Father and ‘First Mate’ Take to the Rails

Marco got to be a kid again when he took his son Noah on an epic cross-country trip on the California Zephyr that stretched from Chicago to California this summer. "You can get off for a breath of fresh air on the 33 stops along the 52-hour journey, or you can get off and explore and get back on the ...

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Go West, Young Woman

Go West, Young Woman

The gold rush may have brought the railroad to the west, but it's turquoise in the mountains of Colorado that has Danielle, a prospector, headed west on the California Zephyr. The California Zephyr travels west from Chicago through the heart of the Rockies. Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, to leave New York and capture #AmtrakStories from across the ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Alex who is fresh-faced and ready to embark on a cross-country tour of the U.S. on our California Zephyr which runs between the Bay Area and Chicago. The California Zephyr is one of Amtrak's long-distance trains. It travels across the plains of Nebraska, across the Rockies and even through the desert of Salt Lake City. ...

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Millennial Train to Arrive in Chicago

Millennial Train to Arrive in Chicago

The Millennial Trains Project we told you about last week will be pulling into Chicago this afternoon, capping the group's trip on the California Zephyr route that began last Friday in California. From Chicago the group heads to Pittsburgh then Washington, D.C. MTP, as insiders like to call it, is a non-profit that leads crowd-funded transcontinental train journeys for young, enterprising people with ...

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Meet the Millennial Trains Project

Meet the Millennial Trains Project

Participants in the Millennial Trains Project call themselves the new pioneers, and today they start on a life-changing, inspiring train journey that will take them coast to coast. Here's why 25 millennials are hitching a ride on our California Zephyr in hopes of uncovering #NewFrontiers. The Millennial Trains Project's mission is to enable passengers and virtual audiences to identify, evaluate and explore ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Dragana who snapped this heart-warming pic while riding in the observation car of our California Zephyr! The California Zephyr is one of the ultimate family adventures! The 51-hour trip from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif., means tons of quality time onboard, free meals if you make a sleeper reservation and endless views as your train makes its way through ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Phil who snapped this beautiful pic while riding our California Zephyr! The California Zephyr is one of our most popular trains even in the summer heat! It runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco, making its way through the plains of Nebraska all the way to Denver, across the Rockies to Salt Lake ...

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5 New Reasons to Explore Chicago

5 New Reasons to Explore Chicago

Take any of Amtrak's 11 trains that go to Chicago to see these five cool attractions! From either coast, we can help you experience all the Windy City has to offer. Plus our station even has its own Hollywood attraction to see. Check it out here! 1. Second City You like Tina Fey and Steve Carell, right? Well, then you'll love the ...

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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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