Posts Tagged: Texas Eagle

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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Watch this Incredible #AmtrakLIVE Video

#AmtrakLIVE pulled into Austin last Friday after an inspiring and collaborative ride on board the Texas Eagle. The group of tech innovators, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders documented the journey using the hashtag#AmtrakLIVE on Twitter and Instagram. The amazing scenery, engaging collaborative environment and the opportunity to explore and be inspired is all part of the Amtrak long-distance experience. And that couldn't have been more true for the #AmtrakLIVE train. ...

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5 Amazing Sights Between LA and Austin

5 Amazing Sights Between LA and Austin

Going from Los Angeles to Austin by train offers travelers some of the most spectacular views of America. From the moment you’re in front of LA’s Union Station, you are greeted by the stunning hub named one of the most beautiful stations in the world. The almost 1,400-mile trip on the Texas Eagle crosses four states--California, New Mexico, Arizona and ...

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All Aboard the #AmtrakLIVE Train

We're going to Austin, Texas! And we're taking 30 of our closest friends with us. Even better: You can follow all of the fun, festivities and photos on our train by using the hashtag #AmtrakLIVE. We're taking a two-day journey from Los Angeles all the way to Austin, Texas, on a special train that includes an exclusive Observation Car and Sleeper ...

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5 Best Things to Do in Austin

5 Best Things to Do in Austin

Whether you’re in the Texas capital for the tech and music festival SXSW or for vacation, there’s always plenty of things to do in Austin. Known as the live music capital of the world, Austin is also a foodie’s haven and a high-tech hub. Best of all? We can get you there on our Texas Eagle train! With so many options of ...

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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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10 Best Places to Visit in 2014

10 Best Places to Visit in 2014

Make 2014 the year we retire the term "staycation." Be bold with your family vacations this year. Get out there and see all that this big country has to offer! Here are our top 10 picks for places to visit in 2014. 10. Boston, Massachusetts In 2014, you can get your fill of American history when you visit Boston sights ...

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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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Best Spot to Photograph the St. Louis Arch

Best Spot to Photograph the St. Louis Arch

We're going all the way back to 1977 St. Louis this Throwback Thursday! That's back when the Amtrak National Limited connected New York, Washington, D.C., and St Louis. Ahem, we even have this retro pamphlet to prove it (see more Amtrak artifacts here). Today it's the Texas Eagle, one of our bi-level long-distance trains, that passes the iconic Arch and Gateway ...

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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 Instagram, and the winner of this week's Photo of the Week is Ray, who captured this cool pic aboard the Texas Eagle! Ray took an epic adventure all the way from Tucson, Ariz., to Detroit  aboard our long-disatance Texas Eagle, which makes daily trips between Chicago and Los Angeles via San Antonio, Texas. On the second half of ...

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Going to the Chapel

Going to the Chapel

The McGinty family rolls deep! What about your family? When nine people needed to get from Austin, Texas, to Chicago for the youngest son's wedding, they hopped on a family adventure aboard the Texas Eagle. The Texas Eagle travels between Los Angeles and Chicago via San Antonio and offers plenty of time to make quality family memories. "What an adventure," ...

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Top College Rivalries Served by Amtrak

Top College Rivalries Served by Amtrak

This weekend the #AmtrakRivalry train leaves Chicago headed to East Lansing, Mich., to see the MSU Spartans take on the University of Michigan. And it will be chock full of football fans—from opposing teams. Yep, we’re doing it, folks! But Michigan isn’t the only place for big #AmtrakRivalry games. Here’s the top college rivalries served by Amtrak. 6. Georgia Tech ...

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Ready. Set. Relax.

Ready. Set. Relax.

As Jared and Ashley wait for the Texas Eagle to pull into the Fort Worth station, they couldn't be more excited to begin their first train ride together. The anticipation of, as they put it, "no parking, no traffic and no driving," has them primed and ready for an adventure that is equal parts relaxation and adventure. Amtrak challenged Brandon ...

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A Girl with a Mission

A Girl with a Mission

A strong, independent spirit is the best way to describe Rebekah, who is on her way from Fort Worth to Chicago for her second mission trip. When we asked why she chose a zebra pattern for her prosthetic leg, she replied, "Everyone looks at my leg anyway, I figured I might as well go for it." We say, you go ...

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First a Hug, Then a Mission

First a Hug, Then a Mission

Before embarking on her very first long-distance trip, a girl needs a proper send off by her family. Lucky for Kylie, that’s exactly what she received from proud father Greg and younger brother Logan. Armed with hugs, kisses and well wishes, Kylie was all smiles as she boarded our Texas Eagle for a mission trip in Chicago.   Amtrak challenged Brandon ...

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