Posts Tagged: Empire Builder

Four Amtrak Vacations to Explore This Summer

Four Amtrak Vacations to Explore This Summer

We believe that no vacation day should be left behind. We believe that the kids, whether school age or college bound should build lasting memories with family. We believe that bestie adventures, couples getaways and solo explorations are something to be celebrated. And we believe that sometimes planning those adventures should be done by us. Meet Amtrak Vacations. With Amtrak ...

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Westward Bound: Vincent Carabeo’s Cross Country Travels

Westward Bound: Vincent Carabeo’s Cross Country Travels

 Amtrak: What made you decide to take a trip with us? Vincent: I’ve been going back and forth about leaving NYC and moving to Seattle. I love the city life but after living in San Francisco for six years and living in NYC for about a year, I suddenly had this desire to slow it down a little. I wanted to ...

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Photastic Amtrak Views

Photastic Amtrak Views

Somewhere between the beginning of the journey and the destination are photastic views. Gazing at beautiful coastlines, endless horizons and a majestic moving landscape brings a little sunshine to the day. And as America’s Railroad, we love bringing that sunshine to you 365 days a year. But with 33 routes and #500Destinations, saying the views are plentiful is an understatement. ...

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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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A Message from Amtrak Regarding On-time Performance

A Message from Amtrak Regarding On-time Performance

We often hear from passengers about on-time performance (OTP), and want to take a moment to address this important issue.  We’ve found it is the single biggest factor in your Amtrak experience. How does America’s rail network operate? Our nation was built by a world-class rail system that connects small towns and big cities via a vast rail network that is owned by ...

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Top Spots Along Amtrak’s Empire Builder Route

Top Spots Along Amtrak’s Empire Builder Route

Nature is known to be a show off, but along the Empire Builder she's pulled out all the stops. For those of you looking for an Instagram -worthy adventure, Amtrak's Empire Builder takes you on an adventure through Big Sky Country to the picturesque Pacific Northwest with stops in between sure to satisfy the outdoorsy and homebody alike. We've recapped a few ...

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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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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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Amtrak Resident: Bill Willingham

Amtrak Resident: Bill Willingham

The Amtrak Residency Thing: On Departing It's 8:12 on Saturday night. I'm in the tiny but picturesque Amtrak station in Red Wing, Minnesota, waiting for the 8:49 Empire Builder, bound for St. Paul, Fargo, and other parts west. I'm anticipating a fine two days or so of writing, napping and riding, all on Amtrak's generous  dime. The Roomette and meals are ...

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5 Reasons to Ride the Empire Builder

5 Reasons to Ride the Empire Builder

The Empire Builder travels everyday between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail. If you're looking for a truly American adventure, the Empire Builder is it! Still need more convincing? Here are 6 amazing things about the Empire Builder route. 1.Dine in Style in Our Dining Car Having a great meal on an ...

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Ride the Rails then the Rides

Ride the Rails then the Rides

Beaches are great and so are music festivals, but if you’re a thrill seeker you may want to kick it up a notch. Lucky for you, we can take you to some of the best amusement parks in the country. If you love riding in the front car and screaming at the top of your lungs, we have the Amtrak adventure ...

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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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Watch: St. Paul Union Depot to Welcome Amtrak Customers

Customers planning to ride our Empire Builder through St. Paul, Minn., this summer are in for a treat. A total restoration of St. Paul Union Depot (affectionately called "SPUD" by savvy travelers) is now complete, and beginning May 7, Amtrak will begin service to the magnificent building. The service will begin before National Train Day, a free day of family-friendly festivities ...

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