Posts Tagged: Kid-Friendly Travel

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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Your Favorite Sights in Seattle

Your Favorite Sights in Seattle

To celebrate your opportunity to earn double Amtrak Guest Rewards points on select Cascades trips until Aug. 31, we asked our fans to tell us their favorite sights in one of the route's most popular cities--Seattle. Our Cascades service travels multiple times a day between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver, B.C. And from Pike Place Market to whale watching in Puget Sound, here ...

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5 People Having Too Much Fun on Amtrak

5 People Having Too Much Fun on Amtrak

Our passengers have tagged #Amtrak in more than 100,000 pics on Instagram, which means on any given day there's plenty of entertaining Instagram-ing going on aboard our trains. To honor you, our artistic fans, we've picked out some of our favorites. We knew train travel was fun, but somehow you managed to take it to the next level. 1. The ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Yhsieh who proves that babies don't come from storks, they arrive by train! This (dare we say?) "awww"-inspiring shot was taken aboard our Silver Service, which runs daily among 11 states and connects New York City and Miami. Did we mention that tickets start at just $139 for the complete North to South trip?

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Train Travel Isn’t a Stretch for These Racers

Train Travel Isn’t a Stretch for These Racers

It makes sense for a group of endurance athletes to take the train. After all, it’s the perfect way to rest your legs after a long race. But when Amy decided to lead a 20-person half-marathon team across Virginia by train to a race in Washington, D.C., she did it so they could stand up and move around … after ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Julianna or should we say a Sweet Carolina Girl! Here, the Piedmont train pulls into High Point, NC, smack dab in the middle of Tobacco Road for all you sports fans out there. That's right, this route, which runs between Raleigh and Charlotte might as well be the ACC train. It serves NC State University (wolfpack!!), University ...

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