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 travel pics with the hashtag #AmtrakGram for a chance to win!

AmtrakGram San Diego

WARNING: Our adventures are best experienced with others!


The Pacific Surfliner travels between LA and San Diego with tons of great beach views in between. Did we mention you can even bring your surfboard, Dude?

San Diego

Personally we prefer dry land, but we always respect other big machines.

Hipster Pirate in San Diego

For those who don’t know, this is a #HipsterPirate … a rare species spotted right in San Diego!

Pacific Surfliner

The most traffic-free stretch in all of California! What are you waiting for?

If you’d like to submit your best travel pics for a chance to win prizes in our #AmtrakGram contest, tag your Instagram photos with the #AmtrakGram hashtag. We’ll pick a daily winner to feature on our Facebook page, then feature the weekly winner on our blog! Did we mention there’s prizes?!