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9 Fun End-of-Summer Train Getaways

By Amtrak Vacations Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 20:00 Read time: 5 minutes

Make the most of the fleeting days of summer with a fun rail vacation getaway to one of the most sought after destinations in the US and Canada! The following nine train getaways are some of our most popular, and perfect for that one last end-of-summer escape!


Manhattan skyline and Central Park

Enjoy four fun days in New York City checking out all the best sights, including Union Square, Rockefeller Center, Little Italy, Chinatown, and Soho. This getaway includes a New York CityPASS®, which gives you admission to iconic spots all around the city, like the Empire State Building, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many more awesome NYC destinations! Save $50 per couple Click HERE for more information


San Francisco Golden Gate

This train getaway to the “City by the Bay” is an awesome way to experience all the best of San Francisco! Explore the city’s most popular areas with a multi-day hop-on, hop-off pass. Visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for amazing views of the city, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes at the Japanese Tea Garden. Take a stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and sample some delicious fresh seafood. Your San Francisco Ultimate Getaway also comes with a CityPASS®, which includes a Muni and Cable Car Passport, prepaid admission to the California Academy of Sciences, and a Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure. Save $50 per couple Click HERE for more information



Explore the French Quarter and let the jazz music serenade you on this rail getaway to New Orleans. Enjoy four fun-filled days in 'The Big Easy' with activities that provide a real taste of the character of this classic city. Take a scenic cruise on the Creole Queen Paddle Wheeler and experience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana on a swamp boat. Your getaway also includes a New Orleans VISITicket Multi-Day Power Pass, which gives you access to more than 25 popular “NOLA” attractions, like the Audubon Aquarium. This New Orleans Getaway is the perfect way to explore all the “Crescent City” has to offer! Save $50 per couple Click HERE for more information



Spend four days capturing all of the excitement, history, and adventure of our nation's capital on this action-packed rail getaway to Washington, DC! 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. Save $50 per couple Click HERE for more information



Explore Yellowstone National Park on this five-day train getaway that includes some quality time in Salt Lake City! Spend a day discovering all Salt Lake City has to offer then take a scenic drive from Salt Lake to Yellowstone and enjoy the mountainous countryside along the way. Once you arrive in Yellowstone, you'll explore all its beauty and get a chance to snap pictures of some of the world's most majestic sights, like Firehole Canyon, Isa Lake on the Continental Divide, and of course, Old Faithful. The Yellowstone Experience blends the beauty of nature along with time in the friendly city of Salt Lake! Click HERE for more information



Now is the perfect time to enjoy the wonder of Niagara Falls in all of its glory! View the falls from high above on this four-day getaway with your included admission to the Skylon Tower. Experience the majesty of Niagara up close with your boat cruise. Also included are admissions to all of Niagara Falls’ top attractions. This getaway offers fun and adventure for the entire family! As a reminder, you must have a valid passport to enjoy this journey as you travel into Canada. Save $50 per couple Click HERE for more information


Seattle downtown skyline and Mt. Rainier, Washington.

This three-day Seattle rail experience is the perfect way to discover the city! Check out Pike Place Market and sample some delicious seafood straight from the Pacific Ocean! Take a leisurely stroll along Seattle's charming waterfront. See the entire city from the 520 feet tall Space Needle observation deck for stunning views of Mt. Rainier, the lights of downtown Seattle, and Elliot Bay. 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. Click HERE for more information.




Enjoy all the magnificent views of the Grand Canyon on this truly scenic getaway! Your adventure begins in Williams, Arizona, where you’ll discover the beautiful landscape of this charming town, home to one of the largest Ponderosa Pine Forests in the world. Then, you'll board the Grand Canyon Railway for a truly memorable train experience and venture to the Canyon's majestic South Rim to discover all the magic this natural wonder has to offer! Click HERE for more information


Chicago Downtown

Spend four fun-filled days in the Windy City! Stroll down the Magnificent Mile for world-class shopping and cuisine and head to one of Chicago's many amazing blues clubs to hear some of the finest music on the planet. Spend some quality time at Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Your getaway also includes a Chicago CityPASS®, which gives you access to some of the most popular attractions around the city, like Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, and the Skydeck.

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