Fall in Love Again by Planning a Romantic Getaway by Train

Whether you've been married for 50 years or you are still in the “honeymoon phase,” every couple can benefit from quality time spent together. The busy nature of modern life can make creating those moments difficult, so it's important to plan romantic weekend getaways whenever possible.

Rather than battle traffic or deal with airport travel hassles, consider the many benefits of train travel. With more than a touch of charm, traveling by train is the perfect way to kick off a getaway with your loved one. Romance abounds with seated dining service, private sleeping accommodations and breathtaking scenery as you glide along the rails.

Need ideas? Start with these locations that provide the ideal setting for a truly romantic getaway.

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Lose Yourself in the Big Easy

Whether you're a history buff or adore nightlife hotspots, there's something for every couple in the Big Easy. A couples getaway to New Orleans is prime with memory-making potential - stroll historic neighborhoods and explore the architectural gems in the French Quarter, delight your ears at world famous jazz clubs or a local Cajun music concert, or tantalize your taste buds with fabulous food and drink. Beignet anyone?

Explore New England Covered Bridges

Soft mountains, rolling countryside, century-old bridges – the beauty of New England is world renowned, making it the perfect escape for couples looking to rekindle their romance. You'll both love experiencing the beautiful scenery of the region, including some of the country's most unique covered bridges. There are numerous train routes to get you there, including the Vermonter, which provides service to Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Fall in Love with Southern Charm

Southern charm and hospitality is well known, creating the perfect setting for a couples getaway. Head to Charleston on the Silver Meteor and the Silver Star train routes and get ready to explore the stunning architecture of the south, spend a day on Sullivan Island or Isle of Palms beach, or indulge in a pirate history tour and some local seafood. Extend your weekend by heading to Savannah — stroll River Street, visit Tybee Beach, cozy up in a carriage ride and explore the area's famous fountains.

Amtrak Vacations Rail Getaways make it easy to plan a couple's getaway in some of the most romantic locations across the country. With numerous destinations in every region, you can pick your favorite location and sit back and enjoy the ride. 

Amtrak makes planning romantic weekend getaways easy, with vacation packages to fit any budget. Save money and travel in style with some of these great discount options:

These three locations are sure to provide the ideal setting for a truly romantic getaway. There are numerous other options for couples getaways available through Amtrak Vacations Rail Getaways, including weekend beach vacations, Niagara Falls adventures, relaxing beach escapes, tours of wine country and much more. Remember, Amtrak.com offers one-stop shopping to book your travel insurance, hotels and rental cars before, during or after the ticket booking process.