Posts Tagged: Crescent

The Big Easy Made Easy

The Big Easy Made Easy

When we name a train after a city, you know it must be worth the ride. The City of New Orleans travels through the heart of the country from Chicago through Memphis and onto its namesake destination, The Big Easy. Not coming from the Midwest for your Nola adventure? No problem! You can hop on the Crescent from The Big ...

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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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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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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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