Posts Tagged: Sunset Limited

AMTRAK RESIDENT: Farai Chideya

AMTRAK RESIDENT: Farai Chideya

Right now I'm listening to the whistle of an approaching train, and the laughter of 'tweens a couple of roomettes down the hall. They're adorable, part of an extended family traveling together -- three girls and two women who give off an auntie/Godmomma vibe -- a little permissive, but definitely in control. A different pair of women wait in matching ...

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March’s Train-Worthy Events

March’s Train-Worthy Events

Do you hear that? Those are the birds chirping and  flowers blooming because spring is finally here! Ok, slight disclaimer, spring isn’t here yet and most likely won’t show up (we’re looking at you New England) for awhile. But that won't dull our excitement for warmer days saturated with sunny skies. March means spring break fun and the beginning of ...

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Family-Friendly Fun in Houston

Family-Friendly Fun in Houston

Need a destination for your next family-friendly Amtrak adventure? We say give Houston a try! Served by our Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle, Houston has lots to do and tons of delicious food to eat. Just ask Bre of Bre Writes, a Houstonian and mom-blogger who has big love for her city. Read on to get her top tips for ...

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Scott Simon

Scott Simon <3’s NOLA

We’ve got an updated take on  New Orleans  courtesy of iHeartNOLA blogger Scott Simon. Read on to re-discover the Big Easy. Amtrak: Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you became a NOLA blogger. Scott: I started blogging about NOLA after Katrina with the distinct purpose of sharing with the rest of the world why people fall in love ...

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Five ‘Trainable’ Bowl Games

Five ‘Trainable’ Bowl Games

December is here and winter is on its way. Which means...holiday shopping, snow ball fights and BOWL GAMES! We’ve been quite vocal about our love for taking you to the game. Remember this and this? Well, just in case you’re new to our blog, here are five bowl games we can take you to. Atlanta: Ole Miss vs. TCU Get ...

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Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited, Views that Make You Smile

Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited, Views that Make You Smile

Traveling across a combined eight states and over 50 cities, our Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited routes give riders a one of a kind train travel experience. The two trains cover similar terrain (Los Angeles to San Antonio to be exact),  however after San Antonio the Texas Eagle continues to Chicago while the Sunset Limited travels all the way to ...

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Strangers on the Train: A Story Told Through Instagram

Strangers on the Train: A Story Told Through Instagram

Amtrak rider and West Coast based photographer Kelly, utilized her USA Rail Pass to travel on four different routes across the country. Traveling with her husband then on her own, Kelly met fellow riders, enjoyed the scenery and began Strangers on a Train – a photography project featured on Instagram. We caught up with Kelly to learn a little more ...

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The Big Easy Made Easy

The Big Easy Made Easy

When we name a train after a city, you know it must be worth the ride. The City of New Orleans travels through the heart of the country from Chicago through Memphis and onto its namesake destination, The Big Easy. Not coming from the Midwest for your Nola adventure? No problem! You can hop on the Crescent from The Big ...

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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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The Best Family Spots in San Antonio

The Best Family Spots in San Antonio

Family vacations are awesome, but they can get pricey. For affordable travel, you can escape the daily routine on Amtrak, where kids ages 2 - 12 ride half off and infants ride for free. Doesn't get much better than that, huh? And if you’re looking for a destination that won’t break the bank either, then take a trip on our ...

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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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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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Revenge of the #NerdTrain

Revenge of the #NerdTrain

Who says Spring Break has to end? Ever. When one group of young people came up with a hair-brain idea about meeting in different cities around the country and traveling to them by train, it was all about the fun and adventure. Three years later, they’re still at it, and racking up tons of rail miles not to mention Amtrak ...

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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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