Posts Tagged: Crescent

Where to Go for President’s Day Weekend

Where to Go for President’s Day Weekend

Channel your inner President this month, and travel by train just like some of America's greatest leaders! Even if you don't have a week to take one of our awesome long-distance trains, here are our favorite trips for the long weekend. And with our winter deals in full swing, you'll get tickets at prices even Congress would approve! Washington, D.C.: This ...

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Fans Pick Best Places to Visit in 2014

Fans Pick Best Places to Visit in 2014

When we vowed to retire the term “staycation” in 2014, you responded in a big way. Hundreds of you shared all the best places to visit by train in the New Year using the hashtag #Amtrak2014, and we’re excited to announce that the results are in! Here are the top 10 places Amtrak fans & followers are going in 2014: ...

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Ultimate Travel Guide to our Top 10 Bowl Games

Ultimate Travel Guide to our Top 10 Bowl Games

The end of the year means a lot of things, holiday parties, resolutions and BOWL GAMES! Cities across the country are preparing for pep rallies and fan fests-- and we want to take you to them. Get your pom poms ready! 1. Texas Bowl – University of Minnesota vs. Syracuse University Houston’s Reliant Stadium will be draped in gold and ...

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Top College Rivalries Served by Amtrak

Top College Rivalries Served by Amtrak

This weekend the #AmtrakRivalry train leaves Chicago headed to East Lansing, Mich., to see the MSU Spartans take on the University of Michigan. And it will be chock full of football fans—from opposing teams. Yep, we’re doing it, folks! But Michigan isn’t the only place for big #AmtrakRivalry games. Here’s the top college rivalries served by Amtrak. 6. Georgia Tech ...

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At the Heart of Their Town

At the Heart of Their Town

Brickhouse Bar & Grill, just steps from the Meridian, Miss., Amtrak station, is a lively establishment where the food is good and the beer is cold. Jonathan and his daughter Rayleigh moved from Montana to reopen the 1950s bar in downtown Meridian that had been closed for years. There's even a disco ball!   Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer ...

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Family Time

Family Time

Allen and Ernestine didn’t have to travel too far for their vacation. The pair is headed home after a family reunion in Georgia. How did they get to their loved ones this year? The train, of course! Our Crescent took them to the gathering which was full of family fun, camaraderie and new memories.   Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the ...

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All the World’s a Stage

All the World’s a Stage

LeAnne Brewer might be a name you someday hear as the principal of an international ballet company. She's headed home to Jackson, Miss., after spending her summer at an intensive ballet camp in Georgia. Her proudest moment of the summer? A triple pirouette!   Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, to leave New York and ...

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Memories in the Making

Memories in the Making

There is an adventure for everyone aboard an Amtrak train, even a Papa bear and his cubs. Tory Huddleston and his sons, Malik and Tory Jr., are making memories together as they head home aboard the Crescent to Hattiesburg, Miss., from a Cub Scout trip in Atlanta.   Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, to ...

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California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Howard, an Amtrak Conductor, has never been to the West Coast but he has the trip all planned out. "If I could go anywhere by train, I always tell people this, I would love to go up to Chicago over to Seattle then down to Los Angeles." Howard, a former high school science teacher, is one of Amtrak's more than ...

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Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality

Soul food with a side of compassion, that’s what’s on the menu at Mrs. Butta Bean, located in the Amtrak served community of Hattiesburg, Miss. When high school sweethearts Demetira and Venson opened their doors in March 2013, they wanted customers to feel like they were at Grandma’s house. Today, as they serve travelers, locals and even the homeless, they ...

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The Big Catch

The Big Catch

  Hollidae and her son, E.B., return to Meridian, Miss., from a fishing expedition in North Carolina with a few big fish stories and memories of a view of the countryside at sea level. E.B.'s favorite thing about Amtrak? "Looking out the window... it's a lot more fun than a plane because you can move around and see different things."  ...

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Serving Up Smiles Steps from the Station

Serving Up Smiles Steps from the Station

Lori and Nykolas are servers at Weidmann’s Restaurant in Meridian, Miss., located a stone’s throw from the train station. Their best seller? The Black Bottom Pie, hands down. “A lot of people come off the train for pie… we sell about eight or nine pies a day.”     Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, ...

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A Travelin’ Soldier

A Travelin’ Soldier

Amtrak, America's Railroad, is proud to have service members among its employees and its customers. This Marine Private First Class Jesus A. is a frequent train traveler. Waiting on the Crescent train in Mississippi after completing training, he says, “After this, I’m off to wherever they send me.”   Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, ...

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Swamp People Invade D.C. on Gumbo Train

Swamp People Invade D.C. on Gumbo Train

Yes, you read that headline right! The star of History Channel's Swamp People, Bruce Mitchell, has left the bayou behind and headed to our nation's capital to sing the praises of Louisiana gumbo, and he took our Crescent train to do it! What you probably already know about Bruce is that he raises reptiles and hunts and processes wild gators ...

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Top 10 Reasons We Love North Carolina

Top 10 Reasons We Love North Carolina

Looking for the perfect summer vacation to take advantage of our 50% off discount for kids? Try North Carolina! From its historic landmarks to its sparkling skylines, the Tar Heel state is great for all ages. Still need some convincing? We've got 10 reasons you should head south: 10. There’s the beach, the mountains and plenty of history in between! ...

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