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Cold climates are so last year. Change your forecast by booking your spring break adventure with Amtrak. Book in advance to save up to 25% and enjoy a relaxing ride to any of
our spring break destinations.

Take a road trip without all the headaches and hassles of the road. Enjoy the scenery from a window or aisle seat, because middle seats aren't our thing. Relax with a good playlist, grab a snack or meal onboard, and stay connected with free WiFi on select routes. Just settle in at ease knowing you left baggage fees, gas prices and and traffic behind. Book today.

spring break beach travel

Norfolk Harborfest

For three memorable days, the historic waterfront festival offers a weekend packed with thrilling activities on land and sea to include tall ships and the Parade of Sail, artisan foods and beverages, work boat races, unique and unusual performances, one of the largest fireworks shows on the East Coast, family games and activities, national and regional entertainment, and much more.

Amtrak Route: Northeast Regional

Date(s), times and cost: June 5-7, 2020. FREE

Nearest Amtrak Station: Norfolk, VA

Dominion Energy Riverrock

From music to mud pits, bikes to beer, SUPs to pups, and climbing to kayaks – it’s uniquely RVA! Rock the day and night away, watch professional athletes thrill the crowd, and maybe even get a little dirty yourself. This isn’t your typical festival, but we’re not your typical town.

Amtrak Route: Northeast Regional

Date(s), times and cost: May 15-17, 2020. All Day. FREE

Nearest Amtrak Station: Main Street Station, Richmond, VA

Party in Elmwood

The Best Beach Party in the Valley. Join us for all of your favorite bands and jams! Enjoy music, friends, food, and drinks in the region’s most vibrant and exciting destination: Downtown Roanoke. Bring your lawn chair and relax in Elmwood Park.

Amtrak Route: Northeast Regional

Date(s), times and cost: TBA

Nearest Amtrak Station: Roanoke, VA

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Nothing signifies the arrival of spring in the nation's capital quite like the blooming of the cherry blossom trees and the three-week-long National Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the occasion. More than 1.5 million visitors descend upon Washington, DC each year to admire the 3,000-plus trees. The festival, which runs from March 20 – April 12, 2020, is full of events that honor both American and Japanese cultures and represents a close bond forged between the two countries that began with Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki’s gift of the trees back in 1912.

Amtrak Route: Northeast Regional

Date(s), times and cost: March 20 – April 12, 2020. There are individual events that take place during the Cherry Blossom Festival that may charge a fee.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Union Station, Washington, DC

St. Louis Arch

Salute to Veterans Celebration and Air Show

Amtrak Route: Missouri River Runner

Date and Cost: May 23-24, 9:00am – 4:00pm; Free Admission

More Information: http://salute.org/

Nearest Amtrak Station: Jefferson City Station (JEF)

St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair

Amtrak Route: Missouri River Runner

Dates and Cost: Friday, May 1 (Silent Auction and Preview Party), 6-9. Saturday, May 2,
10–5. Sunday, May 3, 11-4.

More Information: http://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/events-and-exhibitions/print-fair/

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Louis Station (STL)

Tulip Time Festival

An annual tradition since 1929, the city of Holland blossoms with over 5 million tulips, national entertainment acts, events and activities for all ages set against a backdrop of breathtaking sights just off the shores of Lake Michigan. 

Dates/Cost: May 2-10, 2020.  Admission fee for select events.

More Information: https://www.tuliptime.com

Nearest Amtrak Station: Amtrak Holland, Michigan Station

 

 

 

Festival of the Arts

Held annually on the first weekend in June, Festival of the Arts is a free, three-day community event that celebrates every discipline of the arts – dance, music, literature, media,
visual arts and design.

Dates/Cost: June 5-7, 2020.

More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/545005072642653/

Nearest Amtrak Station: Amtrak Grand Rapids, Michigan Station

 

 

Philly’s The Roots perform Things Fall Apart on its 21st anniversary, and bring H.E.R., 21 Savage, Lil Baby, and, new this year, podcasts The Joe Budden and The Read and more for a daylong concert at Fairmount Park’s The Mann Center.

Dates: June 6, 2020.

Cost: Various Admission Fees.

Nearest Amtrak Station: 30th Street

More Details: rootspicnic.com

California Strawberry Festival

Celebrate all things Strawberry at the 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival. Delicious food and drinks, live bands, shows for kids, rides, attractions and contests are all part of the fun May 18-19, 2019. There is free shuttle transportation provided to/from the train station. Plus, kids can ride the Pacific Surfliner free to the event with a paid adult. when booking with promo code V817.

Dates: May 16-17, 2020

Times: 10:00 a.m - 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Admission fee

Nearest Station: Take the Pacific Surfliner to Oxnard Station

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Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day Weekend not only marks the start of summer, but more importantly honors those veterans who served our country. Thousands of people will line the National Mall to experience the largest Memorial Day event in the United States with marching bands, performers and historic re-enactors. 

Date: May 25, 2020

Admission: Free

Nearest Amtrak Station: Union Station

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DC Jazz Festival

Come explore well-known and emerging artists on the Jazz scene and beyond at The Wharf presented by Events DC. The event includes four main stages with events on the District and Transit Piers. Additional ticketed events at The Anthem are available. 

Dates: June 12 - 21, 2020

Admission: Varies by event. Four main stage events are free, events at The Anthem are ticketed. 

Nearest Amtrak Station: Union Station

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

This remarkable event salutes many different international and American cultures every year on the National Mall.  Stop by for crafts, exhibits, cooking demonstrations, live music and more treasures in the marketplace. 

Dates: June 24 - 28, 2020

Admission: Free

Nearest Amtrak Station: Union Station

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Offer features our best Saver Fares. Blackout dates: November 26 - 27, 2020 and November 30 - December 2, 2020.

  • Advance purchase is required a minimum of seven (7) to fourteen (14) days prior to travel.
  • Valid for travel on the following trains only: California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Lake Shore Limited, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle, Auto Train, Blue Water, Pere Marquette, Wolverine, Lincoln Service, Saluki, Illini, Carl Sandburg, and Illinois Zephyr.
  • Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable.
  • Exchanges are permitted within the ticket validity period, a 25 percent cancellation fee applies.
  • Seating is limited, seats may not be available on all trains, or all times. 
  • One (1) child (ages 2 - 12) may accompany each adult at half fare.
  • Children and infants must travel with an adult who is 18 years or older.
  • Valid for Coach seats only; no sleeper upgrades permitted. Fares are subject to availability.
  • Not combinable with any other discount offer.
  • In addition to the discount restrictions; this offer is subject to any restrictions, blackouts, refund rules and cancellation fees that apply to the type of fare purchased.
  • Routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. 
  • Other restrictions may apply.

Northeast Regional Saver Fares:
Valid only on Northeast Regional service, reserved Keystone service and Pennsylvanian service. Advance reservations are required a minimum of 7-21 days prior to travel. 

  • Blackouts apply on the following dates: November 26-27, 2020 and November 30 - December 2, 2020.
  • Once purchased tickets are non-refundable.
  • Exchanges are permitted within the ticket validity period, a 25 percent cancellation fee applies. 
  • Seating is limited. Seats may not be available on all trains at all times. 
  • Fares are subject to availability. 
  • One child age 2-12 may accompany each adult at half fare. 
  • Valid for coach seats only.
  • No upgrades permitted. 
  • Not combinable with any other discount offer. 
  • In addition to the discount restrictions, this offer is subject to any restrictions, blackouts, refund rules and cancellation fees that apply to the type of fare purchased. 
  • Routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. 
  • Other restrictions may apply. 

Acela Saver Fares:
Offer features our premium Acela Express service and great Saver Fares. 

  • Blackout dates: November 26-27, 2020; November 30-December 2, 2020. 
  • Valid for travel on Saturdays (all departures) and weekday late night departures only. 
  • Advance purchase required a minimum of seven (7) - twenty one (21) days prior to travel. 
  • Once purchased tickets are non-refundable.
  • Exchanges are permitted within the ticket validity period, a 25 percent cancellation fee applies. 
  • Acela Express offers a child discount on weekends and holidays only; child discount not available on weekdays. 
  • Up to one (1) child (ages 2 - 12) may accompany each adult at half the discounted adult rail fare. 
  • Children and infants must travel with an adult who is 18 years or older. 
  • Valid for Business class seats only; no First class upgrades permitted. 
  • Seating is limited, seats may not be available on all trains, or all times. 
  • Fares subject to availability. Not combinable with any other discount offer. 
  • Routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. 
  • Once travel has begun, no changes to the itinerary are permitted. 
  • Other restrictions may apply.