Posts Tagged: long distance

Which Amtrak Adventure are You?

Which Amtrak Adventure are You?

Take our quiz to find out if you’re the cool Coast Starlight, classic Crescent, adventurous California Zephyr or swanky Silver Star. Share your results in the comments below. All Aboard!

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A Look Behind:  A Photo Essay

A Look Behind: A Photo Essay

Judging by your beautiful Instagram shots, one of our riders’ favorite #AmtrakViews is out the back of the last car of the train — you know, that iconic shot of the rails receding into the distance as the train speeds towards adventure. Traveling photographer Brian Green took these from the back of the California Zephyr as he made his way ...

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How to Make the Most of Your Amtrak Connection

How to Make the Most of Your Amtrak Connection

You’re on a long-distance Amtrak adventure and have some time before catching your connecting train. What do you do? Make the most of it, of course! We’ve got some tips below for making sure time in between your Amtrak adventures is well spent. 1) Stow your luggage Nothing’s worse than hauling your bag all over town. We’ve got good news: sleeper ...

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Behind the Scenes: Exclusive Amtrak Lounges

Behind the Scenes: Exclusive Amtrak Lounges

Ever wondered what’s behind those doors? We’re here to take you behind-the-scenes into Amtrak’s exclusive Club Acela and Metropolitan Lounges! Available to customers who are riding in first class aboard Acela or have booked sleeping accommodations on one of our long distance trains, our lounges offer some pretty sweet perks: Come lounge with us! Sweatpants optional (but pants mandatory).

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Your Checklist for Checking In at the Station

Your Checklist for Checking In at the Station

You did it! You finally booked that cross country train trip you’ve always wanted to take. But now what? How do you go from a packed and ready ticket holder to enjoying views from the observation car? We’re a little different than our friends that soar in the sky. So take a minute to get versed in all the need-to-knows ...

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Let's Huddle: Football Stadiums a Train Ride Away

Let's Huddle: Football Stadiums a Train Ride Away

If you’re a real football fan, you live by two seasons:  football season and not football season. As America’s Railroad, it should come as no surprise, that we love taking you to see America’s Game.  Whether you responsibly tailgate in our café car, stretch out for a nap or adjust your fantasy team with our free wifi, a train ride ...

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Baseball Season Means Taking the Train to the Game

Baseball Season Means Taking the Train to the Game

It’s finally spring time which means warmer temps, longer days and baseball! With our 500 destinations, 162 games in the season  and 30 ball clubs across the country, it’s safe to say we can take you out to the ball game (sorry, Cracker Jacks not included). Check out our list below to see a few stadiums we travel to. Warning if ...

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A Train Soundtrack for Long Distance Travel

A Train Soundtrack for Long Distance Travel

Our California Zephyr, which travels from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif., has some of the best views an Amtrak rider could ask for. Most travelers of this route can’t stop snapping photos, and some rail fans might even say you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Truckee River, the Colorado Rockies and Donner Pass from the comfort of our observation car. But ...

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4 Most Scenic Train Rides

4 Most Scenic Train Rides

There’s nothing like scenic train rides to get all your Instagram followers excited! While we think all of our routes are special, there are a few that really take our breath away. Here are the four most beautiful Amtrak trips in the U.S.! Coast Starlight The Coast Starlight connects Los Angeles and Seattle and goes through some pretty amazing terrain (this Instavideo proves it!). When you travel ...

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Living a Dream on the Sunset Limited

Living a Dream on the Sunset Limited

For some people, riding on one of our long-distance trains is a dream come true. For Shelby, taking in the scenery aboard the Sunset Limited was just part of her adventure. Shelby boarded the train in New Orleans on her way to compete in the USTA National Tennis Tournament in Tucson, Ariz. The Sunset Limited travels between New Orleans, Lo., ...

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