Posts Tagged: Kid-Friendly Travel

Choo Choo Bob Takes a Ride on the Pacific Surfliner

Want to impress the littlest rail fan in your life? Sit down with them and watch this cool video created by the Choo Choo Bob Show. In this episode, Choo Choo Bob and pals visit the Amtrak station in San Diego (better known as the Santa Fe Depot), and take a ride to the beach on what else, the Pacific ...

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Top Picks for Long-Distance Meals on Amtrak

Top Picks for Long-Distance Meals on Amtrak

There’s nothing worse than feeling "hangry" when you’re on the move. So, whether you’re heading home, visiting a friend, or going on a spontaneous weekend trip by train, you’ve got to eat. Luckily, Amtrak has your cravings covered. You can beat your stomach growls with breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, dessert across any of the long-distance train rides. Plus, the ...

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Exhibit Train Travels to Topeka

Exhibit Train Travels to Topeka

Fully stocked with Amtrak merchandise and ready to make its third stop of the year, our Amtrak Exhibit Train is all set to head to the sunflower state. For our non-Jayhawks readers, we’re talking about Kansas! This weekend the Amtrak Exhibit Train and the Amtrak Veterans Locomotive will be at the Amtrak Topeka Station on April 12-13 from 10:00 a.m. ...

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The Best Family Spots in San Antonio

The Best Family Spots in San Antonio

Family vacations are awesome, but they can get pricey. For affordable travel, you can escape the daily routine on Amtrak, where kids ages 2 - 12 ride half off and infants ride for free. Doesn't get much better than that, huh? And if you’re looking for a destination that won’t break the bank either, then take a trip on our ...

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Exhibit Train’s First Stop, Chandler, Ariz.

Exhibit Train’s First Stop, Chandler, Ariz.

The wait is over! The Amtrak Exhibit Train will make 18 stops across America in 2014 kicking off on March 1-2 in Chandler, Arizona. The traveling exhibit allows visitors to take a complimentary, self-guided tour to learn about Amtrak history, our operations and future through the display of artifacts, memorabilia and interactive exhibits. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the ...

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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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Four Essential Winter Vacations

Four Essential Winter Vacations

As all travel junkies know, vacations aren’t just for the summer. The colder months are a great time to travel and experience winter vacations that are often off the beaten path. Pair that with some of Amtrak’s awesome deals, and you could have yourself a new winter vacation tradition! Here are the best places to travel for winter! Whitefish, Mont. ...

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Train Lesson Plan for Middle Schoolers

Train Lesson Plan for Middle Schoolers

Recently, together with Google, Amtrak launched a cool interactive tool that lets our customers track their train across the U.S. That’s also great news for teachers who are looking to bring their transportation lessons to life in the classroom. Did we mention, kids ride for half price? We’ve created a cross-curriculum train lesson plan for middle school students requiring them ...

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Tips for Traveling with Kids on Amtrak

Tips for Traveling with Kids on Amtrak

If you've decided to skip the traffic of the highways and long lines at the airports for your next family vacation, you're smart. In fact, Amtrak even offers a 50% discount off train travel for your kids to make the decision even easier. So if you've got the snacks, stroller, and stuffed animals packed, let us give you some last-minute ...

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This Retro Train Pic is Unbelievably Adorable

This Retro Train Pic is Unbelievably Adorable

Just like the holidays, train travel is better when it's shared with friends and family. That's been true for our 42 years of business! So this Throwback Thursday we're going all the way back to 1981 with this retro pic! Joe shared this awesome #TBT picture with us. He's the one on the right and little sis is in the ...

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Top 10 Holiday Travel Tips

Top 10 Holiday Travel Tips

This holiday season, it's easy to have a stress-free trip. Follow these 10 holiday travel tips to arrive relaxed and refreshed this holiday! 1. Set a Meeting Place If you're planning to meet someone at the train station, use the Amtrak app or Train Status function on Amtrak.com to keep them updated about your arrival time and train number. A true expert tip: ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Your votes have been tallied from the far corners of Twitter, Facebook and Google+! The winner of this week's Photo of the Week is Cherish, who snapped this memory capturing pic while taking her twin daughters on a mini vacay to the Bay Area aboard the train! We offer many special comforts that make train travel ideal for traveling with children. There is a Café Car full ...

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Happy Festive Flashback Friday!

Happy Festive Flashback Friday!

We can't go all the way back to Plymouth, Mass., this Thanksgiving, but our 1980s dining car is just as good for Flashback Friday! For the 42-year history of Amtrak, our dining cars have been a special feature on our long-distance trains. Not only are they the hub of activity, they're also great for special holidays like today. Depending on where ...

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Best Tree Lightings Across America

Best Tree Lightings Across America

This week's Thanksgiving festivities are just the start of the holiday season. In fact, for the first time since 1918 Hanukkah and Thanksgiving even fall on the same day! Some might call it "Thanksgivukkah." There are also lots of tree lightings and community celebrations planned across the country. For those of you looking for some last minute holiday ideas and ...

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Great Dome Car Rides Midwest for Thanksgiving

Great Dome Car Rides Midwest for Thanksgiving

After having spent time on the East Coast and along the Illinois Zephyr route, the Great Dome car is making its way to the Hiawatha and Lincoln Services between Chicago and Milwaukee or St. Louis this Thanksgiving.  If you're in the region between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1, you definitely should check it out! This is the only Great Dome car in the entire Amtrak ...

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