Plan an Epic #AmtrakAdventure to a National Park

Plan an Epic #AmtrakAdventure to a National Park

Travel is better with buddies. Making memories and telling stories over a yummy dinner or Snapchatting your Observation Car moments is the best way to make the most out of a YOLO moment on an epic #AmtrakAdventure to a national park. How to get started? Here’s our simple guide to enjoying an awesome train ride, the great outdoors, and time with those you love the most:? ? ? ? ✨

Identify your travel buddies: Is it your BFF from high school? Your college roomie? BAE? Pick your train buddy and get them on board for the adventure of a lifetime.2

#FindYourPark: Here’s some of our top recommendations: Everglades National Park, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Rocky Mountain National Park, Glacier National Park, and Yosemite National Park. Want more info? Check out this post.

Select a route: So you’ve picked your park, now select your route. Whether your park’s on the California Zephyr or Empire Builder, you’re going to love the amenities that come with cross country service: comfy roomettes and bedrooms, tasty train treats, WiFi, the famous Observation Car, and more. On a budget? Here’s how to get cozy in coach, and here’s more info on our USA Rail Pass.

Prepare: Read up on our generous baggage policy, packing tips, and safety pointers as you get hyped for hitting the rails.

Enjoy! Seriously, this is the most important part. Once you’re on board, it’s all taken care of. Head to the Cafe Car or Dining Car for an adult beverage, settle into your seats while streaming Spotify, or get that iPhone ready for some epic #AmtrakViews. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @amtrak for a chance to be featured in our feed!

Sound like a plan? Head over to and make it happen. We can’t wait to welcome you aboard!