Four Summer Vacation Destinations

Four Summer Vacation Destinations

Chicago Skyline

Yesterday was the official start to spring (finally). But while we’re ecstatic to have wind chills in our rearview, we already have our eyes set on summer and the Amtrak adventures that come along with it.

With over 500 destinations, narrowing it down to one or two cities can be a challenge. That’s why we pulled together a quick list of Amtrak cities that might be great for your next  summer getaway. Read on and get ready to start planning!

Saratoga Springs, NY
Perfect For:  Golfers, Couples, Music Fans, Art Lovers and Outdoor Enthusiasts

Escape the stress of the city this summer and take a ride with us to Saratoga Springs. Served by two Amtrak routes – Ethan Allen Express and Adirondack – Saratoga Springs has tons to do with a side of great views and relaxation. Enjoy beautiful golf courses, spas with natural springs, live music and performances at the Saratoga Performance Arts Center. An extended stay in Saratoga Springs will leave you and yours rejuvenated and refreshed.

Orlando, FL
Perfect For: Shopaholics, Families, Disney Fans, Golfers, and Adventurers
might not be on the coast, but that doesn’t stop travelers from flocking south for some fun in the sun. Located in central Florida and easily accessible by our Silver Service/Palmetto and Auto Train, Orlando has a little bit for everyone.  In fact, with so much to do in Orlando – outlet shopping, golfing, magical kingdoms, wild animals and thrills- you might need a vacation from your vacation. Amtrak Tip: Save 50% on kids’ fares when you travel on the Auto Train.

Chicago, IL
Perfect For: Foodies, Couples, Sport Fans, Art Lovers, Families and Buddies
summers are one of a kind and probably one of the best times to visit the city. After you book your ticket on one of the 11 Amtrak routes that serve the city, start planning your trip because your to-do list in Chicago can get get long. A photo-op at the Bean and a stroll down the Magnificent Mile are just the beginning for a summer trip The Chi. Thinking of visiting in July? The Taste of Chicago will keep you full and entertained. Want visit sooner? Stop by Wrigley Field to see the Cubbies or go across town to the White Sox. Still not sold on Chicago summers? We have one word for you, Lollapalooza.

Vancouver, Canada
Perfect For: Adventurers, Outdoor Enthusiasts, Foodies, Winos, Couples
If you’ve always wanted to see how they get down in the northwest, we think a vacay to Vancouver is a good place to start. As the most northern stop we travel to, our Amtrak Cascades can be your ride to a city that’s diverse and adventurous.  Unplug and explore when you soak up the panoramic views from Grosse Mountain or sample regional wines at one their vineyards. Take a stroll through Stanley Park or get a taste of British Columbia fine dining. No matter what you decide the possibilities for this vacation are in abundance.  Amtrak Tip: Planning ahead leads to savings. Book two weeks in advance and you can save 25%.

We gave you our list, now we want to see yours! In the comment section below, tell us about the rail vacation you’re planning this summer.