Posts Tagged: Kid-Friendly Travel

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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Thanksgiving Travel Made Easy

Thanksgiving Travel Made Easy

This Thanksgiving, it's easy to have a stress-free trip. Follow these 10 Thanksgiving travel tips to arrive relaxed and refreshed this holiday! 1. Wear Comfortable Clothes We're not talking full-on pajamas, but breathable, stretchy clothing will make your train trip more enjoyable. Another piece of expert advice? Wear comfortable, light shoes. Shoes are required at all times, so it's important ...

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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+ and the winner of this week's Photo of the Week is this adorable pic on Amtrak Cascades! Our Cascades service runs between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver multiple times a day, right through the gorgeous scenery of the Pacific Northwest. Riders (big and small) who are lucky enough to ride on these sleek, European-style trains, will enjoy ...

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Great Dome Car Will Be in Illinois Nov. 5-22

Great Dome Car Will Be in Illinois Nov. 5-22

After having spent time on the East Coast, the Great Dome car is making its way to Illinois for a nearly month-long run on the Illinois Zephyr, which connects Chicago and Quincy, Ill. If you're in the region between Nov. 5 and Nov. 22, you definitely should check it out! This is the only Great Dome car in the entire ...

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Tiny Tikes Take on the Capitol Limited

Tiny Tikes Take on the Capitol Limited

As a single mom with two kids, Hannah usually has her hands full. But according to her, when she rides from Toledo, Ohio, to Chicago, "Amtrak gives you those extra set of hands you need at times." During their recent journey on the Capitol Limited, they spent time tracking the train's progress on a map, looking out the window, and ...

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Father and ‘First Mate’ Take to the Rails

Father and ‘First Mate’ Take to the Rails

Marco got to be a kid again when he took his son Noah on an epic cross-country trip on the California Zephyr that stretched from Chicago to California this summer. "You can get off for a breath of fresh air on the 33 stops along the 52-hour journey, or you can get off and explore and get back on the ...

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