Three Epic Summer #AmtrakAdventures

Three Epic Summer #AmtrakAdventures

You’ve always wanted to do it. A cross-country adventure, in your own sleeper car, with all the sights and sounds of a train roaring across the golden plains of Michigan or the majestic peaks of the Rockies. This summer, mix it up. Grab a best friend, significant other or family and hop aboard one of these perfect #AmtrakAdventures for fun and memories to last a lifetime.

The Bucket List Special: California Zephyr
This epic route takes you from Chicago to Emeryville with stops and sights in between, like the Rockies and Sierra Nevada. Trust us — seeing the moon rise over these majestic peaks as you glide your way through them is an incredible experience. You might even see deer drinking from fresh mountain streams, or an owl peek at your from through the trees. Once you pull into Emeryville, take a short bus ride included in the price of your ticket to San Francisco and celebrate your journey westward with dinner overlooking the Golden Gate.

The Wilds of the Northwest: Empire Builder
Outdoorsy folks will love this route, especially when you can spend a few days camping in gorgeous Whitefish or taking in the incredible Glacier National Park. You’ll definitely want to unplug during this trip, but if you don’t want to no worries — outlets in your roomette provide the space to recharge. Don’t forget to see the stars from the window at night, or capture a view out the back of the last car as the tracks recede into the background. End your ride in Seattle with some fresh brewed beans and views from the Space Needle.

The Ocean View Express: Coast Starlight
You’ll be glued to the Observation Car window on this trip. Watch the sun set into the Pacific with some wine in hand and plan your off board experiences, like a stop in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara or Los Angeles. This route hugs the California coast for large segments of the trip, so your Instagram will be on fire. The comfy Parlour Car on this route typically features swiveling chairs so you can catch all the #AmtrakViews. When you get hungry, just head to the Dining Car for some herb-crusted tilapia and cheesecake.

Intrigued? Perfect! Head over to and book your trip today. Oh, and don’t forget to check out our deals page for the latest discounts. With us, vacation starts as soon as you step on board.