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5 Great Train Vacation Gifts for Father’s Day

By Amtrak Vacations Monday, June 12, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

With Father’s Day right around the corner, why not surprise Dad (or Grandpa) with the unforgettable gift of a train vacation? Whether he's a nature lover, a history buff, a music fan or just loves riding the train, we have the perfect vacation for him! Read on for inspiration…


The Lincoln Memorial at dusk, Washington DC, United States
Is Dad an American history buff? Let him couple history and politics with fun and adventure in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC! Dad will enjoy the full DC experience on this getaway, with included sightseeing at all the major monuments, and access to the Smithsonian museums and many other top attractions. Included in this adventure is admission to the International Spy Museum or the Newseum, and the amazing Monuments by Moonlight Tour, featuring the major monuments lit up brilliantly at night to reveal their full glory. And he can further personalize his experience with dining options and additional sightseeing tours including Gettysburg, Mt. Vernon or Arlington National Cemetery.

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Grand Canyon with Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim Grand Canyon, Arizona, Usa
If the nature-loving dad in your life has always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon, this is the dream Father’s Day present! This four-day Ultimate Getaway starts in scenic Williams, Arizona, where Dad will have the opportunity to be one with nature in this outdoor lover’s paradise. The next day, a fascinating journey on the classic Grand Canyon Railway will take him to the Grand Canyon’s majestic South Rim and some of the most iconic views on Earth. And for the adventure loving dad, consider personalizing his trip with a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour of the Canyon or a rafting tour of the Colorado River. Click here for more information.


Seattle downtown skyline and Mt. Rainier, Washington.
Give your train-buff dad the rail experience of a lifetime with this epic rail journey! Starting in Chicago, the Grand Rail Experience connects Amtrak’s top train routes, including the Empire Builder from Chicago to Seattle, the Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles, the Sunset Limited from Los Angeles to New Orleans, and the Crescent line from New Orleans to Washington, DC.  With stops in each of these amazing cities, this around-the-country rail journey is sure to please the ‘trainiac’ dad in your life! Click here for more information.


Downtown French Quarters New Orleans, Louisiana at Night
Music, history and fun await for the adventure-loving dad with the New Orleans Ultimate Getaway! He’ll spend four activity-packed days discovering the allure and mystery of “Big Easy,” including his choice of a Swamp and Bayou Tour, a Gray Line Hurricane Katrina Tour or Gray Line Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise. Also included is a New Orleans VISITicket 2 Day PowerPass, which will give him access to the San Francisco Plantation House, Mardi Gras World, the National World War II Museum, and a Creole Cooking Demonstration among many more activities! Click here for more information.


Last but not least, for the dad who loves nature, the train AND adventure, this epic 13-day Grand National Parks journey will be right up his alley. Starting in Chicago, take Amtrak’s iconic California Zephyr across the Great Plains and through the Rocky Mountains to spectacular Yellowstone National Park for two days of exploration and wonder. Then it’s back on the train heading west to San Francisco, for two days discovering the “City by the Bay” and nearby Yosemite National Park. Next, enjoy amazing views of the dramatic California coastline as the train moves south from San Francisco to Los Angeles. After a day touring Hollywood hotspots, it's back on the train for an overnight ride to Grand Canyon National Park, where you’ll spend two days soaking in the atmosphere of this natural wonder. Click here for more information.  


Too hard to pick the perfect trip? Then give Dad an Amtrak Vacations gift card and let him choose his dream vacation! Click here for more information.


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