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<p>Traveling by train was once the only way to get efficiently from Point A to Point B. Today, there are faster options, but train travel still holds some old-school glamournot to mention the chance to truly see the area through which you are traveling.</p><p>
</p><p><a href="http://travelpulse.com/suppliers/vacation-packages/amtrak-vacations.html" target="_self">Amtrak Vacations</a> provides travelers with a journey like no other. So why not sit back and enjoy the ride?</p><p><u><strong>Sit</strong></u></p><p>Enjoy the journey from the comfort of a reclining seat in Coach Class. Offering fold-down tray tables, overhead reading lights and overhead luggage racks, seats in the Coach Car are both comfortable and economical. They are perfect for shorter journeys.</p><p>On long-distance trips, Amtrak trains come equipped with extra-spacious Coach Class seats that have leg rests for enhanced comfort.</p><p>Large, panoramic windows allow for plenty of chances to take in the views, and spacious aisles afford passengers more than enough room to get up and stretch their legs.</p><p><u><strong>Stay</strong></u></p><p>Seeing the country on an Amtrak Vacation means having choices when it comes to sleeping accommodations.</p><p><strong>-Roomette:</strong> Ideal for a couple or friends traveling together, roomettes offer two berths. Viewliner Roomette service offers an in-room toilet and washroom facilities, while Superliner Roomettes have restrooms and a shower nearby.</p><p><strong>-Bedroom: </strong>Ideal for two people looking for a little more space and privacy, Bedrooms offer an en-suite sink and vanity with enclosed toilet and shower facilities. Accessible Bedrooms are also available and include an in-room sink and toilet as well. Family Bedrooms on Superliners feature two additional berths sized for small children.</p><p><strong>-Bedroom Suite:</strong> Two adjoining bedrooms can accommodate up to four people-perfect for families.</p><p>Daytime seating easily converts to a sleeping berth come bedtime with electrical outlets, climate controls and reading lights within easy reach. Cabins also feature a small closet and fold-down table.</p><p>No matter the accommodations, bed linens and soap are included, as are meals in the dining car, bottled water, morning coffee and juice, the daily paper and the services of a sleeping car attendant.</p><p><b> </span></b></p><p><u><b>Eat</b></u></p><p>What's a great vacation without great dining options?</p><p>Luckily for passengers, Amtrak dining cars offer delicious meals set against a backdrop of some of North America's most stunning scenery. Sit back and enjoy a family-style dining experience while you watch miles of scenery unfurl.</p><p>Passengers may wish to select vegetarian dishes or meals designed to appeal to younger passengers, all created by trained chefs. Amtrak is also able to accommodate guests requiring vegan or Kosher meals with 72-hour advance notice.</p><p>Best of all, all meals are included with the purchase of a Sleeping Car accommodation ticket.</p><p><u><b>Play</b></u></p><p>The Lounge Car (available on most Amtrak long-distance trains) is a popular place for passengers to unwind, enjoy a snack and review the day's highlights. It's here that passengers gather to chat, play games or map out the journey.</p><p>Sightseer Lounge Cars offer the perfect perch from which to take in the passing scenery. From the wraparound windows on the upper level, passengers can have a bird's eye view of the terrain, while enjoying a sandwich and libation from the café.</p>
Kristina Rundquist is an Atlanta-based freelance writer with more than 14 years experience working within the travel industry.
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