Train vacations in America offer a luxurious and historic view of our greatest national wonders.
There’s no more beautiful or romantic way to see some of America’s most spectacular national wonders than through the window of a passing train. A vacation by train can take us back to a golden age, a time when the American West was traced with rugged gorges and untamed, windswept prairies. And a journey by old fashioned Pullman car can bring the elegance of a forgotten world to life. Are you a nature lover? A history enthusiast? Or just a traveler with a wild romantic heart? Consider skipping the beach this year and booking an adventure on one of the of the great train routes across our beautiful country. Amtrak offers several scenic, historic, and escorted rail tours between metropolitan areas and through national parks. Consider these options.
Train Vacations in America
Sometimes the journey is as important as the destination. If you’re moving between Chicago and Seattle, why not forget about airport hassles and travel on the famous Empire Builder? If you’re headed between Los Angeles and San Francisco, take the Coast Starlight. And if you’re traveling between New York and Washington, see the majestic Rocky Mountains from the California Zephyr.
If you’re interested in history, try an escorted tour on the Grand Canyon Railway, or see the costal shores of New England on the Rails and Sails adventure. And if pure luxury is what you’re looking for, nothing beats the romantic magic and high style of the Orient Express. The Pullman cars of this famous line take travelers across several transcontinental routes which wind through the antebellum south, America’s greatest national parks, or a trans-coastal route from Washington DC to Los Angeles.
Have you had a chance to see America by train? Use the comment section below and tell us about your train journey vacations in the US!