Posts Tagged: Downeaster

Hit Up These Beach Destinations

Hit Up These Beach Destinations

Get your beach bum back in the sand this summer. With over 500 destinations, Amtrak can take you anywhere from the gnarliest waves in California to the chill shorelines of Maine. Here are five beach destinations you won’t want to miss: Old Orchard Beach Relax by the Maine seashore during the day and catch their awesome fireworks at night: the ...

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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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Diary of a Downeaster Dash

Diary of a Downeaster Dash

Professional food blogger Fiona from A Boston Food Diary makes a living out of giving her opinion to readers. So naturally when we asked her to tell us about her trip from Boston to Portland, Maine, she was full of details. "It was a stress-free trip," she says. "I got to sit back and just enjoy the ride, rather than ...

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Crew is ‘Maine’ Attraction on Downeaster

Crew is ‘Maine’ Attraction on Downeaster

Zackary is a seasoned Amtrak traveler, and he's got some good advice for other college students thinking of taking the train back to school this month. "Definitely do it," he says. "The crew makes the whole entire trip," Zackery says. "When you get on the train, everyone's always smiling, they're welcoming every single passenger, and then when they come around for ticket ...

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Win a Trip to the Foodie City of Your Choice!

Win a Trip to the Foodie City of Your Choice!

Calling all foodies, gastronomes and bon vivants! We've teamed up with Cooking Channel's Chuck’s Eat the Street (season two premieres August 1) to give you a chance to win a foodie adventure! With our #AmtrakEats sweepstakes you can enter for a chance to win a free trip to Washington, D.C., Dallas or Detroit with cash to spend at local eateries! We ...

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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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Experience More Maine on May 11

Experience More Maine on May 11

Like shiny, brand-new things? So do we! That's why we're super excited for National Train Day on May 11 in Brunswick, Maine. The stop only opened a few months ago (Nov. 1 to be exact) along the Downeaster route north of Boston. And already the community has created a great event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. complete with  kids' activities and even an appearance by Town Manager Gary ...

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