Posts Tagged: Coast Starlight

Your Guide to Summer Festivals

Your Guide to Summer Festivals

Summertime is coming which means festival season is almost upon us. Say goodbye to feeling cooped up and say hello to playing outside. It doesn’t matter if you want to get sophisticated at a wine festival or indulge at the state fair, we can be your ride. Don't wait to make memories this summer, plan your trip, book a ticket ...

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Amy Merrick’s Amtrak ‘Grams From the Rails

Amy Merrick’s Amtrak ‘Grams From the Rails

We asked world traveler, Instagram extraordinaire and floral designer Amy Merrick to travel with us on the Coast Starlight, Empire Builder and Lake Shore Limited. Whether it was the coasts of California, the forests of Oregon or the snowy landscapes of Montana, Amy captured the majesty of America along with some sweet #AmtrakPerks. Click through the slideshow above to see her ...

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March’s Train-Worthy Events

March’s Train-Worthy Events

Do you hear that? Those are the birds chirping and  flowers blooming because spring is finally here! Ok, slight disclaimer, spring isn’t here yet and most likely won’t show up (we’re looking at you New England) for awhile. But that won't dull our excitement for warmer days saturated with sunny skies. March means spring break fun and the beginning of ...

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January Events Only A Train Ride Away

January Events Only A Train Ride Away

The holidays are over but that doesn’t mean the fun stops. The new year is here and everybody loves a good Amtrak adventure. If you’re like us, you’re all set to plan your next fun weekend. Lucky for you, we pulled together some sweet events perfect for a quick weekend getaway or an extended stay. Enjoy! Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival ...

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Your Portland Adventure Checklist

Your Portland Adventure Checklist

Gather round Amtrak blog fans, we’re about to take a deep dive into all things Portland. Never thought about visiting PDX? That will likely change after this. We have three routes that pass through this hipster home base every day – Amtrak Cascades, Coast Starlight and the Empire Builder – and after Ashley of Local Haven dishes about her top spots for ...

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Amtrak City Spotlight: Oakland, CA

Amtrak City Spotlight: Oakland, CA

Each day, three of our routes – San Joaquin, Capitol Corridor and the Coast Starlight – travel to Oakland, a city with grit, heart and a vibrant arts culture. We know this Amtrak served community is great for a weekend or an extended stay but we wanted to hear it from a local. We chatted with Lukas Brekke-Miesner, founder of 38th Notes ...

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An Insider’s Guide to Los Angeles

An Insider’s Guide to Los Angeles

Fourth generation Angeleno Natalie James of NJ in LA takes us on a tour through her hometown picks for best places to eat, shop and hang. With fast and easy trips to Los Angeles on the Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner, it's never been easier to check out La La Land. Let's get started. Amtrak:  Tell us about L.A.: Why should ...

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Holiday Parades for Your Family

Holiday Parades for Your Family

Good cheer, quality time and memory making with family and friends, that’s what this time of year is all about. We love being your ride any day of the year, but it’s extra special when we can take you to the joys of the holiday season. Earlier this month, we highlighted Thanksgiving Parades across the country. But with the temperatures ...

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Train Trips = Strong Memories

Train Trips = Strong Memories

We caught up with Georgetown University senior, Seattle-native and Amtrak fan Tucker Cholvin to hear why this undergrad is a strong believer that train time is time well spent (and enjoyed). After two cross-country trips, Tucker has first-hand experience and thoughts on the benefits on long distance travel, as well as a few tips for making the most of your ...

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Strangers on the Train: A Story Told Through Instagram

Strangers on the Train: A Story Told Through Instagram

Amtrak rider and West Coast based photographer Kelly, utilized her USA Rail Pass to travel on four different routes across the country. Traveling with her husband then on her own, Kelly met fellow riders, enjoyed the scenery and began Strangers on a Train – a photography project featured on Instagram. We caught up with Kelly to learn a little more ...

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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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Check Out these Epic Amtrak Postcards

Check Out these Epic Amtrak Postcards

Back in the 1970s, Amtrak created awesome postcards to highlight our trains, family-friendly service, and the spectacular views from our cross-country journeys. Check out some of the most epic Amtrak postcards that were sold on board and in our stations, as well as gifted to sleeping car passengers for free. Chugging away in the first Amtrak paint scheme, the Coast Starlight made for ...

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Best Memorial Day Weekend Getaways

Best Memorial Day Weekend Getaways

Want to get out of town on Memorial Day Weekend? Then book your Amtrak  trip to one of these Americana destinations for a deep dive into military history and remembrance: Washington, D.C. Just hanging out in Washington, D.C., will make you feel patriotic, but this holiday weekend, watch service men and women in uniform march in the National Memorial Day ...

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5 Essential Insider Tips About Portland, Oregon

5 Essential Insider Tips About Portland, Oregon

Named one of Amtrak's 10 best places to visit in 2014, Portland, Ore., is dotted with tons of sights (big and small) that are within walking distance of the train station! But to uncover the city's best gems, it takes some insider info from a local. Molly McHugh is an editor with the Daily Dot who's an Oregon native and loyal Pacific Northwest resident who, ...

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An Insider’s Guide to the Best Sights in Seattle

An Insider’s Guide to the Best Sights in Seattle

Laura Lawson Visconti is a Seattle-based artist, coffee addict and author of Believing is Seeing, a memoir chronicling her battle with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare eye disease which is slowly rendering her blind. More than anything, she loves exploring the world, including the sights in Seattle, with her best friend and husband Nick. We caught up with Laura recently to learn ...

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