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Each year as the world awakens from its winter slumber and the chill begins to fade, intrepid travelers embark on their first escapes of the year, bound for warmer locales where sunny skies reign supreme and sweater weather is a thing of the past. In the United States, the nation's railways offer the perfect way to kick off the travel season.

There are beautiful places to visit in spring from coast to coast. Join a rail vacation aboard Amtrak's storied routes from New York City to San Francisco via Chicago. These cross-country trips take place aboard iconic overnight trains, such as the Lakeshore Limited and the California Zephyr, and give travelers a chance to see the subtle changes in the springtime landscape with each progressing mile.

Alternatively, spending your family spring break exploring the great American West opens the door to warm places to visit in April. Explore the colorful deserts of California and Nevada, or set your sights on Arizona and one of the country's most glorious landmarks, the Grand Canyon. There are train journeys along the stunning California coastline on the Coast Starlight and incredible vacations on the United States' first luxury train, Rocky Mountaineer, between Colorado and Utah.

The best springtime destinations are not limited to the West. Rather, vacationers can bask in warmer weather and immense history in the South. Aboard Amtrak's City of New Orleans, visit Memphis, then continue deep into the bayou to New Orleans. No matter where your spring rail vacation takes you, enjoy smaller crowds and the chance to greet the coming season in a new locale.

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Aerial Shot Of Three Majestic Glaciers Alaska
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4.7 stars(84 reviews)
2023JulAug
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Rocky Mountain Colorado Autumn
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4.1 stars(14 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Bunches of Ripe Grapes
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5.0 stars(8 reviews)
2023MaySep
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South Rim of the Grand Canyon
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4.4 stars(97 reviews)
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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4.6 stars(60 reviews)
2023MayJunSep
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Mount Rushmore
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2023MayJulAugSep
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Devils Bridge Trail Sedona Arizona
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2023AprOct
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Alaska by Day
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2023JunJulAugSep
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Alaska Railroad Traveling Through Mountains
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2023MayJunJulAugSep
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Moose Has Right of way Denali National Park
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Monument Valley
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Kenai Fjords National Park
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure
19 Jan 2023
Patty
5 stars
“Wonderful meals and enjoyable travel. Loved it!
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New York to Niagara Falls
01 Nov 2022
MONICA BROWN
5 stars
“Smooth ride, comfortable reclining seating, amazing leg room and beautiful views.
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles
23 Oct 2022
Robert Ferreri
5 stars
“Nice that our luggage was forwarded after each part of the trip. Food on Amtrak was better than I expected (and I'm a retired chef).
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New Orleans Express
19 Oct 2022
STERLING WHITAKER
5 stars
“My wife and I used Vacations By Rail to book our annual anniversary trip this year. We have long looked forward to taking a train trip. They booked us into a first-class hotel in Chicago, the Palmer House, and then the train trip (we rented a sleeper bedroom) was wonderful. Much better than air travel. They booked us into the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, which was another absolutely wonderful hotel. Both hotels are historic grand hotels with an enormous amount of history to them, so it's like a trip and history lesson all in one. The staff was great in both places. The Chicago hotel was right on the Magnificent Mile, and the New Orleans hotel was right on the French Quarter. The customer service from Vacations By Rail was exemplary at every turn. I wish every travel experience could be as easy as this one was. It made our anniversary truly unforgettable.
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Alaska the Greatland
15 Oct 2022
Clara
5 stars
“The trip was excellent and our tour guide, Beth Mohan, and bus driver, Joe Hall, were fantastic. When the weather canceled our tram ride up the mountain, Beth had an alternative at sea Aquarium which was lovely. Especially loved watching the puffins. Wish the rail company had told us the bus was going everywhere with us with our luggage as the train restrictions on size made it difficult and unable to pack some necessities like a pillow. I thought the train would be my favorite but the tour boat out into the sound was even more impressive getting up close to the glaciers and seeing other animals. Would definitely reommend this trip to others.
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California's Redwoods, Rails & Wineries
11 Oct 2022
DONNA OLEARCZYK
5 stars
“We enjoyed our vacation and itinerary.
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Coast Starlight Experience
27 Sep 2022
PETER MISCIASCI
5 stars
“Wonderful trip! Only disappointment was the lack of coastline. The service and staff did an excellent job! Crew 8 was fantastic!
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Trans Canada by Rail & Alaska by Sea
21 Sep 2022
Bobbie Manigo
5 stars
“This was a wonderful trip thru BC by train and Alaska by sea. I couldn't ask for much more. Thanks guys for planning this trip for me. Fantastic retirement vacation 👌. C U SOON!!!
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Alaska by Day
17 Sep 2022
GEORGE L LITTLE
5 stars
“Awesome beautiful time
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