Posts Tagged: Coast Starlight

All Aboard the (Crowd Funded) Love Train

All Aboard the (Crowd Funded) Love Train

Next month London-based newlyweds Mike and Becca are setting off on a true adventure. More than a lifetime of marital bliss lies before them. Instead, it's about 3,000 miles of rail that they have to look forward to. "We plan to take in the sights of New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle and San Francisco," Becca says. Their love ...

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Travel Young and Travel Often

Travel Young and Travel Often

Your youth is for traveling .... Traveling to make memories, traveling to make new friends and, most importantly, traveling to make really awesome Instagram pics. Even if you don't have a big adventure planned for this weekend (although there's still time to plan!), you're in luck. You can follow Jessica and Aaron on their West Coast excursion on our Coast ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

  This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Instagram photogs and BFFs @Michimichichoi and @Jainsmoments who traveled to Santa Barbara, CA for a girls trip. Served by our Pacific Surfliner and Coast Starlight, Santa Barbara is great for day excursions, weekend getaways or extended vacays. As you can see, shopping was a must for this ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Alyssa who traveled on our Coast Starlight, which runs between Seattle and Los Angeles, this week. We're not sure what filter gave her that cotton candy sky (did someone say candy?!), but our fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter loved it, voting Alyssa's the official Photo of the Week! Our Coast ...

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The Truth About Sleeping in Coach Overnight

The Truth About Sleeping in Coach Overnight

When Mary needed to get from northern Cali to Portland, Ore., she did her homework. “I compared the prices with flying, and the closer I got to the travel day, the higher the flight prices got,” she says. “And I had traveled on buses before and didn’t like how they’re so cramped, and you can’t get up and walk around. I ...

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Coast Starlight, Star Bright

We teamed up with travel writer, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire Eric White of GlassDuffle.com to send him to 6 cities in just 7 days–all by train. The second video in his exclusive “West Coast Medley” series on YouTube tracks (pun intended!) his trip on our Coast Starlight. That train travels between Seattle and Los Angeles everyday, but he hopped on in Emeryville just outside of San Francisco. "Amtrak’s meals are BALLER," says Eric (seriously, he ...

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Watch This! Cruising on the Coast Starlight

Watch This! Cruising on the Coast Starlight

Kyle is a Cinema Studies & Journalism student at the University of Oregon who rides our Coast Starlight between Eugene, Ore., and San Francisco when he goes home for break. According to him, it's the "breathtaking beauty of Mount Shasta, the rolling fields of central California, and the green lush landscape of Oregon" that inspired him to make this movie. We think his ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Jon who traveled between hipster-favorites San Francisco and Portland by train and captured this beautiful shot with his (what else?) iPhone! He snapped this cool pic while onboard our Coast Starlight, which travels between Seattle and Los Angeles everyday. While the coach seats were good for naps, Jon's favorite part of ...

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Revenge of the #NerdTrain

Revenge of the #NerdTrain

Who says Spring Break has to end? Ever. When one group of young people came up with a hair-brain idea about meeting in different cities around the country and traveling to them by train, it was all about the fun and adventure. Three years later, they’re still at it, and racking up tons of rail miles not to mention Amtrak ...

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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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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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Head West this National Train Day

Head West this National Train Day

Head west, young man! Then keep going. In fact, go to the westernmost city in the Amtrak system for National Train Day on May 11. The station in Eugene, Ore., along our beautiful Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight routes, will be hopping. Mayor Kitty Piercy will welcome members of nearby communities for a day of kid-friendly festivities and train equipment displays from 11 a.m. ...

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Best Month Ever!

Best Month Ever!

Thanks to the loyalty of our awesome passengers, March set a record as the best month ever in the history of Amtrak! More than half of our routes saw ridership increases, and, as if that wasn’t enough ... we expect to end the fiscal year at or above last year’s record of 31.2 million passengers. That’s a lot of people, ...

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49 (Fast) Hours of San Francisco

When San Francisco wanted to promote the city as a travel lover's perfect destination, they took to the rails--literally. Here, our talented crew wraps the iconic Coast Starlight (Oakland to Seattle) in preparation for the "49 Hours of San Francisco" promotion. #49HoursofSF  

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