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7 Train Getaways to Take with Your Tax Refund

By Amtrak Vacations Monday, April 15, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

Now that the tax deadline is finally here, chances are you're thinking about how to spend your refund. Why not spoil yourself a little and consider these exciting train getaways to your favorite destinations, including some of the most popular national parks and trending cities across North America. Read on for seven of our most popular getaways and remember that any trip can be made roundtrip from any of Amtrak's 500+ stations across the US, including the one closest to your hometown. Great travel adventures await!

1. Grand Canyon Getaway

North America’s greatest natural monument awaits you on your Grand Canyon Getaway! Your exploration begins in Williams, Arizona, where you will be surrounded by nature in a quaint Route 66 town. Then, you’ll climb aboard the Grand Canyon Railway for a journey through a beautiful stretch of ponderosa pine forest to one of the seven wonders of the world: The Grand Canyon. At the South Rim, you will be treated to a tour and experience the Canyon in all its majesty. Keep your camera handy!  Learn more...

2. Washington, DC Ultimate Getaway

Capture all of the excitement, history, and adventure in our nation's capital on this Washington, DC Ultimate Getaway! From the countless monuments and sights along the Washington Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue to the many popular museums around the city, there’s something special for everyone when visiting Washington DC. Spend the day exploring the city, and at night tour the monuments as they are lit up to show their full glory. You will truly get a full experience during your trip to Washington DC!  Learn more...

3. Glacier National Park Getaway

Spend some quality time exploring one of America’s greatest natural treasures, Glacier National Park. Your Glacier National Park Getaway includes a leisurely boat cruise in the scenic Two Medicine Valley, a spectacular tour along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and a sightseeing journey through verdant Lake McDonald Valley. Wildlife is abundant in the park so keep your eyes open for any number of native species such as deer, bear, elk, and more. A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits you!  Learn more...

4. Niagara Falls Ultimate Getaway

Enjoy the glory and majesty of Niagara Falls on this 4-day roundtrip getaway! View the falls from high above with your included admission to the Skylon Tower. Experience the majesty of Niagara up close with your boat cruise. Also included are admissions to Niagara Falls’ top attractions to help provide the best Niagara has to offer. Prepare to be blown away on the Niagara Falls Ultimate Getaway!  Learn more...

5. New Orleans Ultimate Getaway

New Orleans is full of mystic voodoo folklore, tasty Creole cuisine, and stunning historic architecture. Explore the French Quarter and let the festive jazz music serenade you. Take a scenic cruise on the Creole Queen Paddle Wheeler and experience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana. Your getaway also includes a New Orleans Multi-Day Pass, which gives you access to more than 20 popular “NOLA” attractions, like the Audubon Aquarium. This 4-day New Orleans Ultimate Getaway is the perfect way to explore all the “Crescent City” has to offer!  Learn more...

6. Seattle Getaway

Get ready to explore the “Emerald City” on this three-day Seattle Getaway! Wander through Pike Place Market while sampling tasty local produce, sweets, fresh breads, and more! Spend some time at the waterfront. The Space Needle has some of the most magnificent views of the city, the bay, the surrounding area, and distant, snow-capped Mt. Rainier. Your Seattle Getaway also includes admission to the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, which features some of the most interesting and beautiful blown glass sculptures in the world.  Learn more...

7. New York City Ultimate Getaway

Enjoy four days in the “City That Never Sleeps” on this New York City Ultimate Getaway! Visit famous New York City landmarks, including Union Square, Rockefeller Center, Little Italy, Chinatown, and Soho. Your getaway also includes a New York CityPASS®, which grants you admission to iconic places, like the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and the Statue of Liberty. This New York City Ultimate Getaway is the perfect way to experience all the “Big Apple” has to offer!  Learn more... VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EXCITING GETAWAYS LIKE THOSE FEATURED ABOVE!

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