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Your Next Summer Adventure. Just an Amtrak Away.

Ready for an impromptu trip? Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a family vacation, the opportunities are endless with Amtrak.  Gas prices shouldn’t stop your summer dreams.  Leave overthinking to the road-trippers and enjoy a stress-free, sustainable ride with Amtrak.  With everyday low costs and lots of options to fit your schedule, Amtrak can get you comfortably to 500+ destinations nationwide.

The Summer of Your Dreams. Just an Amtrak away.

Roanoke, VA

Explore the beauty of Virginia’s Blue Ridge this summer with an Amtrak ride to Roanoke. A car-free summer getaway is just an Amtrak away. 

Skip the gas pump and enjoy a scenic train ride through Virginia for a weekend of mountains, museums, local delicacies, art galleries and small-town charm. Step off the train and stumble into the heart of downtown Roanoke. Train lovers won’t want to miss the Virginia Museum of Transportation, home to an impressive collection of steam locomotives constructed right here in the Star City. 

With new, daily round trip service to Roanoke, let Amtrak take you to your summer destinations with ease.

Amtrak Route: Northeast Regional 

Nearest Amtrak Station: Roanoke, VA - (RNK)

Holland, MI

This summer, experience Holland, MI with Amtrak. Ride the Pere Marquette from Chicago, IL along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan.

When you arrive at the station in Holland, you’re in walking distance of our pet-friendly downtown where over 100 specialty stores, boutiques, breweries and
restaurants invite you to shop, dine and enjoy the small-town charm with big city amenities. Spend a day on the lake charter fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, or visiting “Big Red” – Michigan’s most photographed lighthouse.

Outdoor recreation possibilities are endless with over 1,800 acres of parks for hiking, cycling, picnicking and playing. Spend less time in traffic, save on gas and fares when you book in advance. Holland provides the perfect landscape for your summer adventure.

Amtrak Route: Pere Marquette 

Nearest Amtrak Station: Holland, MI - (HOM)

Block Island, RI

While you’re enjoying your comfortable and convenient ride from a window or aisle seat, (we don’t do middle seats) think about the endless possibilities of your next destination. 

Block Island, a summer favorite, is conveniently accessible. Go snorkeling, try parasailing and enjoy the local shops, the possibilities are endless with Amtrak.

Save yourself the stress of taking a car and ride an Amtrak right to the New London Ferry, within walking distance of the loading area. Settle in, grab a snack and connect to our free WiFi as adventure awaits.

Amtrak Route: Northeast Regional

Nearest Amtrak Station: New London, CT - Union Station (NLC)

Saratoga Springs, NY

The perfect destination for your next summer trip is just an Amtrak away. Grab a snack on board and unwind, as you leave baggage fees and gas prices behind and opt for a serene ride to Saratoga Springs, known for its scenic views and grand old Victorian style.

After your convenient trip, visit historical landmarks, pamper yourself at a natural spring spa, or marvel at a horse race.

Our Ethan Allen Express, running from Burlington, Vermont to NYC and our Adirondack, running from Montreal, CA to NYC, will both take you through the picturesque views of Upstate New York right to our Sarasota Springs station.

Amtrak Route:  Ethan Allen Express  or Adirondack

Nearest Amtrak Station: Saratoga Springs, NY - (SAR)

Old Orchard Beach, MA

Ride the Downeaster to Old Orchard Beach this summer. The train platform is one block away from miles of sandy beach, an action-packed amusement park and of course, the famous Pier with its souvenir shops, fried delights and ice cream galore.

There are places to change from your swimsuit to play clothes, so plan to stay for an entire day, night, or weekend of fun. Grab your flip flops and head to the beach aboard the Downeaster. 

Amtrak Route:  Downeaster 

Nearest Amtrak Station: Old Orchard Beach, MA - (ORB)

Charleston, SC

This summer, experience the southern charm of the city of Charleston with Amtrak. Spend less time in traffic and more time relaxing on board, envisioning the wonderful days ahead. Focus on exploring museums, enjoying fine dining and experience the rich coastal culture.

As you conveniently ride directly to North Charleston, spare your wallet on travel and save it for the shopping and spas. Charleston also has a large golf community and tons of water activities. Jump on the train and start your weekend getaway, just an Amtrak away. 

Amtrak Route: Silver Service/Palmetto 

Nearest Amtrak Station: Charleston, SC -  (CHS)

Seattle, WA

Known as the Emerald City for its glimmering skyscrapers, reflective waters, the blue skies of summer and the snow-capped mountain ranges.

Seattle offers gorgeous natural beauty in every direction along with fun things to do and is a foodies’ delight. Ride the train into and out of town enjoying spectacular scenery. 

Ride a ferry and spot a whale and other sea life. Enjoy foods from American to cultural. Go up in the Space Needle for the views and admire the glass works of Dale Chihuly below. 

Museums galore - from art to invention to history and culture. Tons of shopping from adventure clothes and equipment to all levels of finery. There’s also music, wine, craft beer and liquors. There is so much to see and do, everyone will have a great time.

Amtrak Route:  Cascades or Coast Starlight 

Nearest Amtrak Station: Seattle, WA - King Street Station

Milwaukee, WI

Ride the Hiawatha to discover the city where unique adventures await. From urban kayaking to catching a show at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra -- rocking out at Summerfest, or enjoying a Brewers game.

Discover one of America’s great “comeback cities” where foundries and warehouses have been transformed into breweries, year-round public markets and funky art galleries. The Hiawatha offers daily service between Milwauke and Chicago. 

Amtrak Route: Hiawatha 

Nearest Amtrak Station: Miluwake, WI Downtown - Intermodal Station (MKE)

Chicago, IL

The Windy City is just an Amtrak away. The Willis Tower, The Navy Pier and the John Hancock Center are all popular destinations. You can also head to the lakefront to visit the Field's Museum and the Shed Aquarium for experiences you won't soon forget. 

if you're traveling with children, don't forget the Children's Museum. Sports fans will enjoy a trip to watch any of this city's historic teams including the
White Sox and Cubs, Blackhawks, Bears and Bulls. And theater fans can't go wrong with a visit to the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Amtrak Route: Empire Builder 

Nearest Amtrak Station: Chicago, IL -  Union Staiton (CHI)

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco remains on the list of top tourist destinations around the world—and for good reason. From exquisite dining to memorable entertainment, San Francisco continues to reinvent itself and renew interest from local visitors and those traveling from miles away. 

The Capitol Corridor offers daily service right into the heart of downtown San Francisco and just steps away from world famous museums, restaurants, theaters and more. Make this summer one to remember by taking the train to San Francisco and exploring the iconic city.

Amtrak Route: Capitol Corridor

Nearest Amtrak Station: Emeryville, CA - (EMY)

San Diego, CA

Pacific Surfliner service at San Clemente Pier

Enjoy expansive ocean views from your seat on the Pacific Surfliner as you travel to sunny San Diego, a perfect west-coast summer destination. 

Known as “California’s Beach City”, San Diego has something for everyone, including a vibrant downtown with walkable attractions and dynamic dining options, sweeping views of the bay, a historic art and cultural
district, live events and more. 

From seeing animals up close at the San Diego
Zoo to relaxing on the sparkling beaches of Coronado Island, there is so much to do and see.

Amtrak Route: Pacific Surfliner

Nearest Amtrak Station: San Diego, CA - Santa Fe Depot (SAN)

Yosemite National Park, CA

Pacific Surfliner service at San Clemente Pier

With iconic waterfalls, giant sequoias and awe-inspiring cliffs, Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the country. No matter the time of year, there’s something to see, like the blooming wildflowers in the spring or the Horsetail Firefall in the winter. 

And no matter the type of traveler you are, there’s something to do–from enjoying an old-fashioned campfire under the stars to staying at a historic hotel while you tour the local wineries. When you take the San Joaquins train, your Park admission is free and your Yosemite Area Regional Transit System (YARTS) ticket is included.

Amtrak Route: San Joaquins

Nearest Amtrak Station: Merced,CA - (MCD)