Chicago is a great place to start an Amtrak trip. There are many destinations to choose from all around the country. Here are some of the most popular trips with travel times. Destinations are listed in alphabetical order. Chicago to Bloomington Bloomington, Illinois is just over two hours from Chicago via Amtrak train. Multiple trains … Continue reading Amtrak in Chicago: 20 popular train destinations with travel times
For an adventure with Wild West towns, Spanish missions, national parks and historic landmarks, book a trip on Amtrak for an epic experience. Multiple long-distance trains travel across the Western United States, so you can choose the route based on your sightseeing interests. To start planning your Amtrak vacation, see the options below from major … Continue reading Amtrak trips out West: 7 amazing train vacations
Colorado is a popular destination for Amtrak train trips, and for good reason. In addition to having many outdoor recreation opportunities and stunning mountain views, Colorado also has Amtrak stations in highly walkable areas. In some cases, you won’t even need a rental car once you get off the train in order to enjoy hot … Continue reading 5 best Amtrak trips to Colorado
Looking for train trip ideas from Florida? You can travel directly to cities along the East Coast on three Amtrak routes (Auto Train, Silver Meteor and Silver Star), so there are destinations from Georgia to New York that you can choose from. See the list below to see the best options with good train arrival … Continue reading Best Amtrak trips from Florida
A train ride is a fun adventure any time of year, but trips in the fall offer extra scenery as the leaves turn different shades of red, orange and yellow. Plus, Amtrak trains are usually less crowded if you plan your vacation after Labor Day. It really is a great time to get out and … Continue reading 5 best fall foliage train rides on Amtrak
With five Amtrak routes arriving and departing from Los Angeles Union Station, and more than 70 Amtrak stations just in California, there are a variety of options for rail vacations. You can travel along the California coast on the Pacific Surfliner, journey to the Pacific Northwest on the Coast Starlight, and see the desert on … Continue reading 15 great train trips from Los Angeles
Although Los Angeles is known for car traffic, it's actually a great place to start or end a rail trip. There are multiple Pacific Surfliner trains that depart each day from Union Station, and several long-distance routes can take you to the Northwest, Midwest, Southwest and even New Orleans. If you only have time for … Continue reading Best Amtrak day trips from Los Angeles
If you live in Washington D.C., it's easy to get out of the city on Amtrak for a mountain, beach, urban or small town vacation. Trains at the Washington D.C. Union Station travel up and down the coast and to the Midwest, and you don't even need to spend a night on the train to … Continue reading 15 great train vacations from D.C.
The Washington D.C. area has many options for train travel. Ten Amtrak routes stop at the Washington D.C. Union Station, plus you can connect with Northest Regional trains and destinations at the New Carrollton, Alexandria and Burke Centre Amtrak stations in the suburbs. To explore your options, here are the best day trips you can … Continue reading Best Amtrak day trips from Washington D.C.
Atlanta was once a major passenger train hub, but today there is only one Amtrak route that travels to and from the city, the Crescent. It's a long-distance train that travels between New Orleans and New York City, so there are a variety of places you can visit. Here the best rail trips you can … Continue reading Best Amtrak trips from Atlanta