Posts Tagged: Pacific Surfliner

Foodie City Spotlight: San Diego

Foodie City Spotlight: San Diego

America's Finest City should be on your must visit list and naturally we want to take you there on Pacific Surfliner. It'd be easy to say you should visit because we have three stops in San Diego or because the zoo is great. But we all know the way to your heart is through your belly. That's why we chatted with Erin Jackson, city ...

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Ride the Rails then the Rides

Ride the Rails then the Rides

Beaches are great and so are music festivals, but if you’re a thrill seeker you may want to kick it up a notch. Lucky for you, we can take you to some of the best amusement parks in the country. If you love riding in the front car and screaming at the top of your lungs, we have the Amtrak adventure ...

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Comic Con International is Back!

Comic Con International is Back!

With its renowned cultural hot spots, like the 25 museums in Balboa Park, beach side shopping on Coronado Island, and the outstanding views from Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego is always a great getaway destination. But for some superhero sized sight-seeing in San Diego, we recommend traveling on July 24 – 27 for the 45th annual Comic Con International. With ...

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Hit Up These Beach Destinations

Hit Up These Beach Destinations

Get your beach bum back in the sand this summer. With over 500 destinations, Amtrak can take you anywhere from the gnarliest waves in California to the chill shorelines of Maine. Here are five beach destinations you won’t want to miss: Old Orchard Beach Relax by the Maine seashore during the day and catch their awesome fireworks at night: the ...

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Choo Choo Bob Takes a Ride on the Pacific Surfliner

Want to impress the littlest rail fan in your life? Sit down with them and watch this cool video created by the Choo Choo Bob Show. In this episode, Choo Choo Bob and pals visit the Amtrak station in San Diego (better known as the Santa Fe Depot), and take a ride to the beach on what else, the Pacific ...

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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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