Weekend Getaways for Columbus Day

Four day weekends are like tiny pieces of heaven. There’s just something about that extra day to enjoy brunch with our buddies that makes us smile. Most worker bees get five a year, but if you’re one of the lucky ones, you get that extra one in October. That Amtrak friends, is Columbus Day.

And while we won’t get into the origins of the holiday (that’s what Wikipedia is for), we will say four day weekends mean one thing, weekend getaways! Take a peek at a few Amtrak routes we think would be awesome getaways for your Columbus Day weekend.



Next Stop, the Northeast
Take a moment to actually enjoy your time off this Columbus Day weekend. We say, skip the traffic and take the train. We love doing the driving so you can sleep, eat, chat and repeat. Just hop on the Northeast Regional and we’ll take you from downtown to downtown with no fuss. Amtrak Tip: Book early and save 25%. Let’s ride!

Cali is Calling
SoCal, La-La Land or Oaktown take your pick. Just pack a bag and get ready to soak up everything the Golden State has to offer. Our California views are so sweet, you just might spend your extra day off blissfully gazing out one of our windows — we call that a traincation. But book early, trains fill up and savings disappear.

Savings in the South
DC to Durham or ATL to NOLA, pick a southern city pair that suits you. Our Silver Service, Carolinian and Sunset Limited are primed and ready to be your ride to a memorable Columbus Day weekend. Whether you’re ready to explore a city for the first time or visiting family for the umpteenth, plan ahead and keep some dough in your pocket.

Midwest Movement
Over ten routes and fares as low as $14, that’s how we roll in the Midwest.  You could explore a museum, catch a football game, hit up a fall festival or tackle all three. We think Amtrak adventures are the way to go. Who’s ready for a Midwest Movement? Head here to click, book and save!

Are we taking you somewhere this Columbus Day weekend? Let us know in the comment section below.