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Train Travel Fun

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All... Aboard
... catch a ride to family fun.

    Getting to a vacation destination can be as fun and exciting as the vacation itself.  Traveling by rail is a child’s dream and often a parent’s wonderful memory.  
    Yes, train travel continues to grow in popularity, with many routes throughout the U.S. and abroad.  How about catching a train on your next family vacation?

      Listed below are some Amtrak routes throughout the U.S.  More information and special vacation packages are available by calling: 1-800-USA-RAIL  

New York to Montreal
Sights:  Connecticut River Valley, Vermont, Lake Champlain.

Silver Service
New York to Miami
Highlights:  Raleigh, Charlotte, Charleston, Savannah, Orlando.

Lake Shore Limited
New York to Chicago
Highlights:  Catskill Mountains, Finger Lakes region, Niagara Falls, Cleveland, Chicago.

Washington D.C. to Chicago
Highlights:  Washington D.C., Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, New River Gorge, Cincinnati, Chicago.

New York to New Orleans
Highlights:  New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Blue Ridge, Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans.

City of New Orleans
New Orleans to Chicago
Highlights:  New Orleans, Mississippi River, Memphis, Ohio River, Chicago.

South West Chief
Chicago to Los Angeles
Highlights:  Chicago, Missouri River, Topeka, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, spectacular scenery of New Mexico and Arizona, Anasazi ruins, Los Angeles.

California Zephyr
Chicago to San Francisco
Highlights:  Chicago, farmland of the corn belt, Denver, Rocky Mountains, Colorado River, Salt Lake City, Reno, Sierra Nevadas, Donner Pass, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay area.

Empire Builder
Chicago to Seattle/Portland
Highlights:  Chicago, Wisconsin Dells, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Devils Lake, Bear Paw Mountains, Glacier National Park, Cascade Mountains, Puget Sound. To Portland: Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood.

Sunset Limited
Jacksonville to Los Angeles
Highlights:  Florida Gulf Coast beaches, Pensacola, Mobile, Mississippi River, New Orleans, Cypress Swamps, San Antonio, Rio Grande Valley, Del Norte Mountains, Indian cultures of New Mexico and Arizona, Los Angeles, Pacific Ocean.

Coast Starlight
Seattle to Los Angeles
Highlights:  Mt. Rainer, Cascade Mountains, Klamath Lake,
San Francisco Bay area, Pacific Coast, Santa Barbara, Channel Islands, Los Angeles.

Pacific Northwest Corridor
Eugene, OR to Vancouver, BC
Highlights:  Fertile Willamette Valley, Portland, Columbia River, Mt. Hood, Seattle, Puget Sound, Mt. Baker, Vancouver, British Columbia.

California Corridors
San Diego to San Luis Obispo; Bakersfield to Oakland; San Jose to Roseville
Highlights: California Beaches, San Diego, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Barbara, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento’s Old Town, Central Valley.


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Dream Vacation Ideas
Your dreams can come true...
Plan that dream vacation now!

Discover how fun it can be to plan that dream family vacation. Find a variety of ideas to help create your own dream list of fun adventures... take to the open road, hop a train, set sail, pitch a tent, stay in a resort, join a tour, learn about a new culture, and oodles more. Choose from a multitude of possibilities. Dreams are as endless as are vacation ideas. So, go ahead and Dream a little... 


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