When you want to get away without getting behind the wheel, Amtrak has news for you — and budget-friendly news, at that. Enjoy the ride this summer to your next destinations from the comfort of a private Roomette room on Amtrak with a two-for-one deal on select one-way routes.
As part of a new summer discount, guests booking a Roomette can bring one companion along for free. Set the kids up in their own room or venture on a summer city getaway with your partner.
Located in the sleeping car, Roomettes offer guests a quiet resting room with privacy, personal space and added comforts and amenities you can’t get in coach. Roomettes include spacious seating by day, that convert to bunk-style beds by night. Roomettes also include a picture window, fresh linens, towels and a private shower and restroom. Accommodations also include turndown services by a sleeping car attendant who assists with luggage and meals.
Customers booking private rooms also receive lounge access at major rail stations, priority boarding and meals.
While best for overnight stays, a Roomette can offer some much-needed alone time during a long day with the crew.
Shop Roomettes here or go mobile with the Amtrak app. Book July 7–17 for trips July 13–Sept. 30 on routes around the country, including New York–Savannah, Georgia ($416); Washington, D.C.–Chicago ($319); Chicago–Denver ($365); Oakland, California–Seattle ($352); Atlanta–New Orleans ($243); Chicago–Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota ($193); and Boston–Chicago ($402).
Roomette accommodations are available on the California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Lake Shore Limited, Silver Service, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle (not available on the Auto Train).
Use the Fare Finder here to book or enter code V306 on the Amtrak app for the buy-one, get-one discount. Restrictions apply and the offer is subject to availability. Must book at least three days before departure.
Fall is in the air! Leaves are changing color and the weather is starting to get cooler. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I get to experience all four seasons and fall is easily my favorite. There is just something about all the colors and activities that come along with the season, especially in Pennsylvania.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Most museums tend to be boring for children — they have to be quiet, they may not be interested in the exhibits and they can’t touch anything. At the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, kids are encouraged to run around, play and have fun while learning. The beloved museum will safely reopen in 2021 for kids and families to run, play and touch exhibits as they used to, and now is a great time to plan a visit next year.
We’ve seen our fair share (and then some) of drama, trials and tribulations this year, so any reason to celebrate or plan a trip is an exciting opportunity. For the chocolate lovers and sweet aficionados in your crew, Zürich should be on your list this year or next — for many reasons, but specifically for the Lindt Home of Chocolate.
This summer, family travel at The Peninsula receives an upgrade with the debut of Camp Peninsula, a children’s experience that recreates the spirit of camping right in the heart of Beverly Hills. The journey begins with a special welcome from Peter Bear, the hotel’s lovable mascot, at check-in. After taking a picture with the life-sized teddy bear, kids will be whisked away by a Peninsula Camp Counselor to a luxurious guestroom where a charming teepee awaits. An afternoon of camp-themed games and activities, including a hotel-wide scavenger hunt, rounds off the family-friendly experience, fun for children of all ages. Whether it’s a luxe staycation or an extended holiday, Camp Peninsula is an ideal way to ensure the little ones are happy campers.
You could say Osaka is a shapeshifter among cities. Japan’s third-largest city, running at a somewhat slower pace than Tokyo, is a patchwork of big business districts, pretty residential areas and beautiful parks. By night, several of its neighborhoods take on an alluring theme park ambiance. The most obvious is Dōtonbori, an upscale retail oasis that, after sunset, becomes a neon-lit maze of restaurants, bars, comedy clubs, arcades, department stores and massive souvenir emporiums.