Posts Tagged: Pacific Surfliner

The Extreme Cross-Country Trip of a Lifetime!

The Extreme Cross-Country Trip of a Lifetime!

Cross-country trips will teach you a lot about yourself--and your relationship with your travel partner. For Jenni and her husband, Matt, a 45-day USA Rail Pass used to travel across America is just what brought them closer. To say they love trains is an understatement: In 2011, they were married in the Norman, Okla., train station. However, in 2012, the recession made ...

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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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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 Bear, who snapped this heartwarming pic when his grandmother visited him by train! Grandma's trip from Dallas to San Diego was a family effort with help coming from Bear's cousin, sister and aunt. After her long-distance ride on the Texas ...

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America’s Best Thanksgiving Parades

America’s Best Thanksgiving Parades

We prefer to ride, but if you must march, do so at the U.S.’s best Thanksgiving Day parades! Our extensive rail network across the country takes customers to more than 500 destinations—big and small. This Thanksgiving, grab your loved ones and enjoy family vacations to some of these great parade cities. 1. New York City Let’s start by stating the ...

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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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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

  This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Instagram photogs and BFFs @Michimichichoi and @Jainsmoments who traveled to Santa Barbara, CA for a girls trip. Served by our Pacific Surfliner and Coast Starlight, Santa Barbara is great for day excursions, weekend getaways or extended vacays. As you can see, shopping was a must for this ...

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20% Off to Go Car Free in California

20% Off to Go Car Free in California

With us, there’s never any road rage. In fact, there’s never even a road! To celebrate that fact, we’re offering California travelers a 20 percent discount on the Pacific Surfliner and San Joaquin routes for World Car Free Day! World Car Free Day is Sept. 22. If you want to take advantage of the 20 percent offer, go here. The Pacific ...

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Sun, Sand, Surf & Smiles

Sun, Sand, Surf & Smiles

Singer/songwriter Neara took our buzzword "intermodal" to extremes on her San Diego adventure! She also managed to coin the new hashtag #HipsterPirate, which we're not exactly sure how we're going to use, but we like it! Here are the five best pics from Neara's fun-filled day traveling Southern California on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. To join the fun, tag your own ...

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Chef Chuck Talks Trains, Celebs & Crazy Cuisine

Chef Chuck Talks Trains, Celebs & Crazy Cuisine

Tonight at 10 p.m. ET is the premiere of Cooking Channel's Chuck's Eat the Street, a show that takes viewers on a tour of America’s most famous streets, by way of the awesome food on them. As an added bonus, Amtrak is also getting in on the culinary fun with a contest sending winners to cities Chuck visits. Entering to win a ...

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Take the Cali Train to Cool

We teamed up with travel writer, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire Eric White of GlassDuffle.com to send him to 6 cities in just 7 days--all by train. The first video in his exclusive "West Coast Medley" series on YouTube is out today! If you want to see what an Amtrak adventure is really like, check out the first leg of Eric's trip on our Pacific Surfliner between ...

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39 Seconds that Make You Wanna Ride a Train

39 Seconds that Make You Wanna Ride a Train

We teamed up with travel writer, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire Eric White of GlassDuffle.com to send him to 6 cities in just 7 days--all by train. He'll be releasing exclusive videos each week detailing his Amtrak travels in a "West Coast Medley" series on YouTube. If you're ready for the ultimate wild ride, here's a teaser to get your engine going!

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Five Sites for Top LA Attractions

Five Sites for Top LA Attractions

It's the City of Angels, Kardashians and Lakers. And, lucky you, we can take you there on five different routes! If you're planning to visit Los Angeles this summer, there's tons of attractions you're going to want to see, including our very own iconic train station (check out the photo above!). It's been in movies like The Dark Knight, The Italian Job ...

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Best Month Ever!

Best Month Ever!

Thanks to the loyalty of our awesome passengers, March set a record as the best month ever in the history of Amtrak! More than half of our routes saw ridership increases, and, as if that wasn’t enough ... we expect to end the fiscal year at or above last year’s record of 31.2 million passengers. That’s a lot of people, ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Evan, who risked the elements (who are we kidding?) to bring us this beautiful pic, captured just a few minutes before arriving in San Diego, Calif. That station is the Southern-most stop on Amtrak's scenic Pacific Surfliner route, which takes you between sunny San Luis Obispo and San Diego, where the average temp is a ...

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