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5 Special Anniversary Getaways to Take by Train

By Amtrak Vacations Sunday, December 3, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

Whether you’re celebrating your Silver, Pearl, Ruby, Gold or even Diamond Anniversary, consider getting away somewhere special this year for a unique and truly memorable way to mark this special occasion. And what better way than by train to get to your destination? With seated dining, private sleeping accommodations and amazing scenery, the train is the perfect kickoff to a romantic anniversary escape! Looking for ideas? Consider these train getaways for a truly memorable experience…


There’s a good reason why the city of Niagara Falls plays host over 50,000 couples celebrating honeymoons and anniversaries a year. Everything about the iconic location - from the winding walkways and observation points to the constant spray of mist rising off the epic falls themselves - is conducive to romance. Take a boat cruise to the center of horseshoe falls in Ontario, Canada and see (and feel!) the majesty of the falls close up. As the sun sets, journey to the top of the Skylon Tower, and enjoy a romantic dinner at the world-famous Revolving Dining Room Restaurant while admiring the spectacular falls views below. Experience first-hand why Niagara Falls is considered one of the most romantic destinations in the US. For more information on this getaway, CLICK HERE.


San Francisco has long been a popular destination for romance, and it’s easy to see why, with its incredible vistas, world-class cuisine and iconic landmarks. There are so many ways to mark a special occasion in the ‘City by the Bay,’ from drinks at the Top of the Mark downtown, to strolling Fisherman’s Wharf and having dinner with sparkling views of the bay. Take pictures together at Golden Gate Bridge or enjoy the breathtaking scenery at the Japanese Tea Garden. Get lost in one of the eclectic neighborhoods the city is known for, or slowly wind your way down Lombard Street. San Francisco is the perfect getaway for romance and fun! For more information on this getaway, CLICK HERE.


Nothing quite compares to the breathtaking beauty of the sun setting behind the mountains in Glacier National Park in Montana, made even better when shared with the one you love. From the crystal-clear lakes in Two Medicine Valley to the panoramic views of the valley below along the winding Going-to-the-Sun Road, you’ll be mesmerized by the natural beauty that surrounds you. The historic Glacier Park Lodge, built over a century ago and located in East Glacier Park just steps from the train station, is the perfect setting to toast a special occasion like an anniversary. For more information on this getaway, CLICK HERE.


Love is always in the air in Seattle, and couples will delight in the range of activities that showcase the city’s romantic side, from the traditional to the unique. Enjoy a kiss at the top of the iconic Space Needle, with its epic views of the entire city and snow-capped Mt. Rainier. Savor all the local flavors at Pike Place Market or spend some quality time strolling the scenic waterfront. Or spend some time indoors – at one of the city’s many museums like the Pacific Science Center or the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit. For more information on this getaway, CLICK HERE.


The Big Apple rounds out this shortlist of best anniversary getaways and for good reason. With some of the best restaurants, shopping, museums, monuments, and parks, the city is practically designed for couples and romance. Celebrate an anniversary or any special occasion in grand style – visit the Guggenheim or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll through Central Park or The High Line, and in the evening, get dressed up and take in dinner and a Broadway show. Make this anniversary unforgettable in NYC!

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