Posts Tagged: Kid-Friendly Travel

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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Love & Basketball

Love & Basketball

It's all fun and games for the Sessoms family who took the Capital Limited from Baltimore to watch their daughter play in a basketball tournament. All games aside, Chicago is one of the country's busiest stations, serving more than 3 million travelers in fiscal year 2012.  In fact, the state of Illinois has 56 trains every day running through the state.   ...

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New Stops on the Pacific Surfliner

New Stops on the Pacific Surfliner

You speak and we listen! Starting today, the Pacific Surfliner service between Oceanside and San Diego will add four new stops to its route - Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad Poinsettia, Encinitas and Sorrento Valley. This means that everyday of the week,  the Pacific Surfliner will now stop at all eight San Diego County stations (queue the applause). Whether you’re a solo explorer, ...

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Three Generations, One Family Vacation

Three Generations, One Family Vacation

Their vacation is coming to an end but their still smiling, because the kids like that the train goes "very fast." Charity Petsun, along with her mother and her kids Madyson and Logan, take a break in the Great Hall at Chicago Union Station before boarding a train to head home after a family vacation in the Windy City.   Amtrak ...

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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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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Jill who traveled on Amtrak's Northeast Regional from Quantico, Va., with her two children and husband, a U.S. Marine.  Her heart-warming pic had fans agreeing that the look on her three-year-old traveler's face is what really won them over. "I love the look of anticipation on the little girl's face and the father's obvious ...

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Enter to Win a Free Family Vacation + $2,500!

Enter to Win a Free Family Vacation + $2,500!

What do your grandma and TV personality Mo Rocca have in common? They both want to help you win an unforgettable free family vacation on Amtrak. We've teamed up with Cooking Channel's My Grandmother's Ravioli (season two premieres October 2) to give you and your family the chance to win a free long-distance train vacation! With our #AmtrakEats sweepstakes you can enter for a ...

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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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Welcoming You with Open Arms

Welcoming You with Open Arms

The Hassan family, originally from Baghdad, is traveling from Chicago to Buffalo, N.Y. They join Amtrak passengers from the far corners of the world and the opposite end of Main Street, who travel to our more than 500 destinations each year.   Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, to leave New York and capture #AmtrakStories from ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

This week's edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Kelli who traveled on our Empire Builder, which runs between Seattle and Chicago, with the cutest tour guide we've ever seen. Who needs a GPS when you have her!? Despite her picture's cuteness, Kelli faced steep competition from a pretty cool pic from our Pacific Surfliner in California. But in the end our fans ...

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Your Top 7 Train Games

Your Top 7 Train Games

Train travel is best experienced with someone else. And if you can show them your greatness enjoy their company during a board game while you ride the rails, all the better! When we asked what your favorite train games are, you didn't hold back. Here are the top seven! 7. Uno: This is like Crazy Eights but awesomer. You need a ...

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Inside a Long-Distance Train Bedroom

You've seen inside our roomettes and bedroom suites on our long-distance trains, so we wanted to round out our coverage with an inside peek at our Superliner bedrooms. (Yes, a bedroom and a bedroom suite are different!) Our Superliner bedrooms are larger than roomettes but not as large as the bedroom suites that we offer. They sleep two adults plus luggage, and the best perk is you ...

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