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!

Glacier National Park

Whitefish, Mont.
Every winter the hearty residents of Whitefish band together to welcome visitors with celebrations like the Whitefish Winter Carnival, complete with a hometown parade, penguin plunge, yetis, vikings, snow sculptures and non-stop parties. From some of the country’s best skiing in nearby Glacier Mountain National Park to premiere spas and dog sledding, Whitefish is the perfect winter destination for families that love adventure and action.
Route: Empire Builder 
Deal: Save 20% to Whitefish

Winter Park, Colo.
Many skiers and snowboarders already know Winter Park as a winter playground since it gets dependable snow all year long and is home to the National Sports Center for the Disabled, the world’s largest disabled program. But beyond the ski area, all the way to Rocky Mountain National Park, there is lots more recreation activities for your winter getaway. The hikers and bikers are in a mountain paradise with over 600 miles of trails to explore, dubbing the area Mountain Bike Capital USA, for good reason. And when you ride the train to Winter Park, bringing your bike is easy!
Route: California Zephyr
Deal: 20% to/from Denver

Whistler BCWhistler, British Columbia
Located in the awesome Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is Canada’s premier, year-round destination—and Amtrak can get you there! Whistler features two huge mountains with a vibrant base village, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants and bars, accommodation to suit every budget, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. Need more of an excuse to check it out? We think not!
Route: Cascades
Deal: Book two round trips, get one free!

Miami, Fla.
Miami BeachIf the cold temperatures aren’t calling your name, don’t forget to look south. Our Silver Service can get you to sunny Miami where the average temperature is a wonderful 75 in February! From white sand beaches to nightlife, big business and lots of Latin flavor, Miami is the perfect winter destination for snow birds looking for a break from the winter weather. Even art lovers can find something special when the annual Art Basel event descends on the city! As the great Will Smith once said, “All night on the beach until the break of dawn!”
Route: Silver Service
Deal: 20% off to/from Miami