Posts Tagged: Silver Service

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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A Quiet, Calm Adventure Is Just What This Artist Ordered

A Quiet, Calm Adventure Is Just What This Artist Ordered

Last month, Katie Rodgers, the illustrator behind the popular blog Paper Fashion, set out on a midnight train to Georgia. For her first overnight train experience she road on our Silver Service from the bright lights of New York City to the hostess city of the south, Savannah, Georgia. When she returned to her home in NYC, we caught up ...

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PHOTOS: Absolute Best Summer Vacation Spots

PHOTOS: Absolute Best Summer Vacation Spots

Bring on the sun! And get pumped for awesome warm-weather trips with great Amtrak deals. Summer vacation is right around the corner, so it's time to start planning. We’ve laid out four perfect places to travel during this sizzle-season. Grand Canyon, Ariz. Grand in every way possible, this natural wonder is just an Amtrak trip away. From its huge size (it's more than a million ...

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Four Essential Winter Vacations

Four Essential Winter Vacations

As all travel junkies know, vacations aren’t just for the summer. The colder months are a great time to travel and experience winter vacations that are often off the beaten path. Pair that with some of Amtrak’s awesome deals, and you could have yourself a new winter vacation tradition! Here are the best places to travel for winter! Whitefish, Mont. ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Ricardo, who snapped this dining car pic while riding our Silver Service. That train travels between New York and Miami, all the way down the East Coast. (For the full effect, check out our Silver Service Pinterest board.) Depending on where you are seated on our trains, your meal may already be included in your ...

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Ultimate Travel Guide to our Top 10 Bowl Games

Ultimate Travel Guide to our Top 10 Bowl Games

The end of the year means a lot of things, holiday parties, resolutions and BOWL GAMES! Cities across the country are preparing for pep rallies and fan fests-- and we want to take you to them. Get your pom poms ready! 1. Texas Bowl – University of Minnesota vs. Syracuse University Houston’s Reliant Stadium will be draped in gold and ...

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Amtrak History in an Iconic Train Photo

Amtrak History in an Iconic Train Photo

This Throwback Thursday we're going all the way back to the early 1970s when Amtrak took over operating the Silver Meteor, which connects New York City and Miami. In this retro train photo, the Silver Meteor is  traveling through Hollywood, Fla., after having been upgraded to accommodate the surge in Northeastern travelers heading to warmer weather for the winter. Today, the Silver ...

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10 Places People Are Going This Thanksgiving

10 Places People Are Going This Thanksgiving

From the country's sweet potato capital (North Carolina) to America's No. 1 producer of turkeys (Minnesota), Amtrak is taking customers to a lot of destinations this Thanksgiving! Recently we asked you on Facebook and Instagram just how far you were traveling with us for mom's home cooking, and your answers even surprised us! (And we seriously love trains.) Here are the top ...

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She’s Waited Years for Her Train

She’s Waited Years for Her Train

Fans and followers had their interests piqued recently when we shared the funny selfie of one North Carolina passenger. It wasn't Daniel's stylish shades but the stoic woman next to him that caught your attention. Meet Miss. Rail Rose. She's been waiting for her train in Wilson, N.C., for more than a decade. By now you've obviously figured out that ...

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5 Best Cities for Halloween

5 Best Cities for Halloween

There's nothing scarier than a First Class Acela car that's out of coffee. We're kidding. There's plenty of more frightening things just in the Quiet Car alone. When you want to have a little fun with your fright, there are a few awesome destinations you need to check out. Luckily, we have compiled a list of the top five best Halloween ...

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Train of Hope

Train of Hope

Rev. Fr. Robert C. has a tradition of train travel, having ridden trains since he was 23 years old. “The treatment you get on the train is great,” he says. “Everyone is so helpful … they seat you, they don’t rush you. They’re just there for you.” This trip has him traveling nearly the entire length of the East Coast, ...

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Some Time Away

Some Time Away

Everyone needs some time away, even do-gooders like Richard. As someone who helps create a safe place for at-risk youth and substance abusers, Richard also knows the importance of  making time for himself. Here, he's packed and ready to arrive in style for some down time in Winter Haven, Fla. From his experience, the perks of train travel are simply, ...

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Midnight Train to Georgia with #AmtrakGram

Midnight Train to Georgia with #AmtrakGram

There's still time for one last summer adventure before school starts! Check out what it's like aboard our Silver Meteor, which runs between Miami and NYC everyday, through the CruiseMaven's #AmtrakGram pics. The Silver Service has two routes--the Silver Star and the Silver Meteor, both stop in beautiful Savannah, Ga. Check out the differences between the two routes here. Joseph checks tickets, ...

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A Weekend Blitz on the Silver Meteor

A Weekend Blitz on the Silver Meteor

You know how some people plan big trips for weeks? Pack days in advance and count down to their departure? Jeffrey and his finacee McCown don’t operate like that. “We were looking for just a weekend getaway,” Jeffrey says. “I looked the day before and the flight options weren’t great, and we liked the idea of traveling overnight and saving ...

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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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