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Why not travel by train on your next family vacation? Amtrak is America’s Railroad®, the nation’s intercity passenger rail service and its high-speed rail operator. Enjoy the journey on Amtrak. With our Family Vacation packages, leave the driving and planning to us and spend more time making memories.

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AMTRAK understands that diversity not only begins with respect for our customer, but for a social responsibility that extends outward. Our belief in corporate citizenship begins at the top and filters through our organization. When put in perspective, our communities define who we are as a company.

10487247_10152539231899014_9439659278197097_nAmtrak believes in diversity. For us, it’s more than a corporate buzzword. It’s appreciation for all people. We believe every great adventure begins with an amazing experience. Our goal is to provide that experience, time and time again. It doesn’t matter who goes along for the ride.

We are proud members of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, the world’s leading LGBT travel network, who connects and educates LGBT leisure travelers and of course businesses travelers around the world. Amtrak is also a sponsor for national events like Capital Pride and NYC Pride.


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Amtrak Family Vacations

Share the natural wonders and cultural delights of the United States and Canada on a Family Adventure with Amtrak Vacations. Leave the driving and planning to us and spend more time making memories. Designed for families of all ages, our escorted rail adventures will delight everyone with fascinating destinations and attractions, exciting activities and entertaining learning experiences for an unforgettable family vacation.

Your family will never forget their first trip by train. During the journey, they’ll witness an ever-changing panorama unfolding outside the window. Introduce them to the pleasures of onboard dining, and for a special treat, reserve sleeping accommodations onboard. Most of our long-distance trains feature Dining Cars that serve three meals a day, with full menus and table service. Just stop by for breakfast and lunch, or make dinner reservations with our onboard staff. Our chefs are ready to prepare your order.

  • Independent Rail Journeys are multi-city adventures where you can experience the lively cities in the East to the beauty of the canyons and majestic mountains in the West. These journeys guide you through the United States and Canada while you sit back, relax and ride the rails from one exciting destination to the next.
  • Escorted Rail Journeys are the best way to see the United States and Canada. These journeys bring people together to experience all the hidden treasures of this great country. Local tour guides know their routes and what makes each destination special. It’s like traveling with your very own concierge.
  • A Rail Getaway with Amtrak Vacations is the perfect way to truly enjoy a city and its culture. These 2 – 4 day getaways combine your travel needs into a simple vacation package inclusive of hotels, sightseeing and entertainment.
  • Our Family Adventures were designed with family time in mind and feature some of the most popular and sought-after destinations throughout the United States and Canada. Let your imagination soar with spectacular sights, fun-filled activities and fascinating learning experiences that are fun for families of all ages.  The Grand Canyon Adventure is sure to be the perfect way to take your kids to see this breath-taking natural wonder.




When you’re ready to begin planning your next family vacation by train, Amtrak provides a guide for long-distance train travel including detailed fare information, sleeping options, seating options, departure checklists and dining/meal options for your train time.

SPECIAL OFFER – No matter what corner of the US you’re in, there is an Amtrak DEAL for you, with up-to-date train fares for local events happening around you and regional travel.  Use the “Book this Trip” button below for great fares near you!

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Why it's friendly: As proud members of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, the world’s leading LGBT travel network, we are committed to diversity and appreciate every single one of our employees and customers. With our recent "Ride with Pride Campaign" we have built trips specific to destinations of LGBT interest.

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