Posts Tagged: Travel Tips

Your End of Summer Destination List

Your End of Summer Destination List

Summer is halfway over. We know, we know, it pains us too. Instead of weeping, let’s plan one, two or even three more Amtrak adventures before the end of the summer. Whatdaya say? As always, we’re here with summer spots worth the ride. And now, we’re not just talking sweet cities to discover. We’re talking music and food festivals, baseball ...

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Real Riders Tell Us Their Top Travel Essentials

Real Riders Tell Us Their Top Travel Essentials

Everyone has their travel routine. Especially our frequent travelers (we’re looking at you Amtrak Guest Reward members). But when you’re packing for your day, weekend or extended stay trips, what are your travel must-haves? We asked Amtrak riders to tell us their travel essentials. Here’s what they had to say: “An open mind and the excitement of a child! Where ...

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Sleeping Accommodations Part 2: Family Bedroom vs. Bedroom Suite

Sleeping Accommodations Part 2: Family Bedroom vs. Bedroom Suite

Last week, it was all about the roomette vs. the bedroom. This week, we’re continuing our Amtrak sleeping accommodations tutorial with Part II:  Family Bedroom vs. Bedroom Suite. If you’re planning a trip with your family or a mini group trip for spring break, read on and find out which room is best for your Amtrak adventure. Family Bedroom Spanning ...

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Your Best Amtrak Quotes

Your Best Amtrak Quotes

Sometimes seeing the beauty of America from the comforts of the train leaves you speechless. The mountains, the connectivity, the wide open spaces, it’s wonderfully overwhelming. But when that moment passes and the words rush to the front part of your mind, that moment, that’s what we like to hear about. Fortunately over the years, we’ve chatted with riders who ...

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Riders Pick Top Places to Visit in 2015

Riders Pick Top Places to Visit in 2015

As we settle comfortably into 2015, we're reminded that a new year means time to discover a new destination. But as we daydream about the next great trip, we began to wonder, what cities do you want to discover this year?  In true Amtrak fashion, instead of wondering we asked on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Here’s what you had to ...

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Amtrak Newbie Toolkit

Amtrak Newbie Toolkit

You just booked your first train trip. Now what? If you’re an Amtrak newbie or know an Amtrak newbie, bookmark this page, because this is your official Amtrak Newbie Toolkit (how’s that for pomp and circumstance?). #TrainManners Yes, they really do exist. Here on the Amtrak blog, we’ve shared #TrainManners lists created by real riders not once but twice. Honestly, ...

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Amtrak Takes You to the Best Thanksgiving Parades

Amtrak Takes You to the Best Thanksgiving Parades

Who doesn’t love a parade? Celebrate this Thanksgiving holiday with some of the best parades across the country. Our extensive rail network takes customers to more than 500 destinations -- big AND small -- so we’re bound to be headed where you want to go. This Thanksgiving, grab your loved ones and enjoy a family vacation to some of these ...

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Amtrak Red Caps at Your Service

Amtrak Red Caps at Your Service

Whether you’re a solo traveler navigating the station for the first time or a family of five with tons of baggage, everyone could use a hand navigating one of our busier station. That's why we have our Red Cap service - dedicated Amtrak staff you can count on for free baggage handling assistance. In some of our busiest stations (twelve to ...

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Travel Tips for Stress-Free Thanksgiving Travel

Travel Tips for Stress-Free Thanksgiving Travel

Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner? It's our busiest time of year at Amtrak and tickets sell out early, so first and foremost make sure to book your ticket as soon as possible.  Once that's done, all you need is a few travel tips to ensure that your Thanksgiving travel experience is stress-free. Follow these 10 Thanksgiving travel ...

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Train Manners Part II

Train Manners Part II

Amtrak riders travel for all sorts of reasons; trips to the big game, headed back to college, the daily commute, and so on. But one thing is constant, train manners matter. In an effort to limit the side eyes and long sighs (yea we all do it),we once again asked the Amtrak audience from Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to give us ...

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Seven Tips for Your First Cross Country Journey

Gearing up for your first cross country train  journey? Travel blogger Kelley Ferro, who traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles aboard the epic Southwest Chief, has seven tips for getting the most out of your journey! If you don't know anything about the Southwest Chief, it's one of Amtrak's long-distance trains. In fact, this long train ride crosses across the mighty Mississippi River, through eight states and past wheat fields, mountains ...

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Why a Ride on the Texas Eagle Needs to be on Your Bucket List

The Texas Eagle travels daily between Chicago and San Antonio, taking you through major cities from Austin to Dallas. And connecting service between San Antonio and Los Angeles is available three times a week via the Sunset Limited. Here's five reasons you should definitely put this trip on your bucket list! 1. Spot a Historic Town Amtrak's new stop in Hope, Arkansas ...

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Awesome Shopping Spots A Train Ride Away

Awesome Shopping Spots A Train Ride Away

Venture away from your local mall this summer and explore awesome shopping cities across the country. With your two free carry-on pieces of luggage in tow, we can take you to notoriously amazing shopping hubs like New York City and Los Angeles without breaking a sweat. But don't limit yourself, there's a lot of shopping out there. Here are four more ...

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Awesome July Events a Train Ride Away

Awesome July Events a Train Ride Away

America’s Birthday isn’t the only travel-worthy event happening next month. With awesome festivals and parties taking place around the country, there’s always a reason to take a train and explore a new place. So, snag your train tickets, score a deal, and check out these four non-4th related July events. Music Festival in New Orleans Get pumped to jam with ...

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner. So, if you’re feeling unsure about what to give, then check out these perfect gift ideas for any travel aficionado. An Awesome Family Vacation Give dad a gift you can enjoy too: A family adventure! We love taking our passengers on unforgettable journeys across the country – and we even plan special trips ...

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