When I was a child we traveled by rail at least three or four times a year. We would visit my aunt who lives in Virginia which was about a four and a half hour train ride from New Jersey where we live. This was something we always looked forward to (or at least as a child I always did). I just loved pulling into the Trenton Amtrack station and seeing all the travelers running around pulling their luggage to board the train! I can remember the Cafe car that we would have to walk to in order to buy our lunch or the Smoking car my grandmother would have to wonder off too. Now adays alot has changed with rail service (One of them of course is being completely NON SMOKING) but one of the biggest is that they offer such amazing ways to see the country that most people may not take into consideration.
Of course almost everyone knows about traveling from here to there by rail, or even about the famous Auto Train that transports both you and your car (This is great for our Orlando clients who do not want to fly or drive themselves), but there is so much more you can see and do through an Amtrack Vacation. The possibilities they are offering today make it super easy and cheap (yes I said the C word) to get around with the family while making memories. For example, you can book something like an Independent Rail Journey that will provide you with tours of different states while also providing the Rail, Hotel accommodations, tours and Citypasses for some, as well as most meals, starting in one state and traveling thru another five or six. They also offer things like Family Adventures that can offer things like rail, shuttles, Trolly tours, shows, Hotel accommodations, etc. They even offer something called Rail and Sail where you can explore North America by land and Sea!
These Amtrack Vacations make it possible for your family to create trips where you will spend more time bonding with each other and really enjoying everything there is to enjoy here in the United States while saving time, hassle and money. When is the last time you took a trip including Rail?