Amtrak Vacations | Best National Parks You Can Visit

Amtrak Vacations | Best National Parks You Can Visit

Today we take you on an Amtrak Vacations best national parks you can visit tour. We’ll share the best parks and which routes to take to visit the parks. There are several routes that can lead you to the national parks from Sunset Limited, Empire Builder, San Joaquins, Southwest Chief and Coast Starlight. You can visit Glacier National Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Saguaro National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Yosemite National Park.


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  1. Caty Lynch on December 3, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    The Presidio is a small, but beautiful, National Park on the northwest corner of San Francisco. It’s accessible by bus from the Emeryville stop on the Coast Starlight.
    It was established in 1776 as a military base to protect the region from various armada invasions, decades before the western states were "states."
    It’s adjacent to "Land’s End," which is a huge park-like extension, with trails above the waters of the Golden Gate, and out to the Pacific Ocean.
    The Golden Gate Bridge comes into the city, at the Presidio, and visitors can walk across it, to beautiful Marin County.
    Of course, there’s plenty else to do in SF.
    Re Covid: Unfortunately, the Cable Cars are not running currently, as there is NO way to social-distance on them. But, the boat tours to Alcatraz are scheduled to resume on February 26.

  2. Chili Jean on December 3, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    El Paso not the safest city.

  3. Martha Retallick on December 3, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    You were in Tucson and didn’t tell me?

  4. Kayla Smith on December 3, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    We love Amtrak we rode Southwest Chief to Trinidad CO and drove up and saw Garden of the Gods in Co Springs. Definitely recommend that trip. BEST way ever to travel with a toddler/preschooler with unlimited access to the bathroom and not having to be strapped in a carseat for many hours. Love your videos.

  5. CAROLYN CORNELIUS on December 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Wow! I only travel by Amtrak and absolutely love it! So nice to see you both speaking about this beautiful mode of traveling. Thank you for such an excellent video!! Gog Bless You Both!! Stay Safe! (:

  6. rantybaby on December 3, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    I’m not going to lie, I subscribed because I saw a SISTAH GIRL on a train! 🤣🤣

    I was 9 1/2 years old when I left Houston, Texas on a train headed to Los Angeles, California with my mother and my brother to start a new life!

    Over the years, I have traveled on the train when money was tight. My last trip was in 2017 for my brother’s 50th birthday. I took a bus from Houston to Longview, TX. Then a train from Longview, TX to Chicago, IL. Changed trains to Milwaukee, WI round trip!! It was CRAZY getting there!! My return trip was much better!! 🙄🙄

  7. Yolanda Gee on December 3, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Do any trains have disabled accommodations for handicapped people? I use a walker and can’t use stairs

  8. Maggie Wickwire on December 3, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Visiting Joshua Tree via Amtrak is high on my bucket list.

  9. Jenny’s Hobby Farm Ohio on December 3, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    This is exactly what I was hoping to do, thanks! I have never taken notes on a YouTube video before, but you guys are great!

  10. jcaflinco on December 3, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Good afternoon, My name is Jose Carlos, I’m from Brazil.
    I like your channel, congratulations, for the tips.

  11. Yolanda B on December 3, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks, you are very informative

  12. Kourtney K on December 3, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    I just did two big train trips but now I wanna see the Grand Canyon! Thank you for this info

  13. C.C. Rose on December 3, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    You channel came up on my feed this morning, was planning a trip last year to Chicago on amtek. But Big C came through an stop that from happening so since everything is opening back up I just text my friend to see if they still want to do the trip on amtek. Can’t wait for the summer to get here to start traveling. 🤗🤗

  14. Faith Willey on December 3, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    We did a little southwest trip last year, just before the pandemic shut things down. Tip: If you are going to rent a car in Flagstaff, go to the visitors center. There are two books there; one is free (route 66 passport), the other costs $10 (route 66 Arizona passport). Get stamps in these books at the various visitor centers. Some of them will give you gifts. Don’t forget to stop at the Meteor Crater, and stand on the corner in Winslow, Arizona!
    Great job on the info with Amtrak and national parks guys!

  15. Gisela Vega on December 3, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you so much!. That is I want to do. So many beautiful parks and places that we should visit.

  16. Mademsoiselle Rhapsody on December 3, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    I ❤️ this channel

  17. Sweet Songstress on December 3, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    My favorite video of yours yet! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  18. Robert Kadow on December 3, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Good subject and content

  19. Jeanne Vogel on December 3, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Doesn’t the train go right in to Glacier Park? Like to the historic lodge?

  20. Adorable on December 3, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Going forward, would you consider providing the trip expense in detail with the cost per train trip? Perhaps, also include the car rental cost within the trip? TY.

  21. Sandra Miranda Duverge on December 3, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Does it cost more money to get off for a few days?

  22. Roman M on December 3, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Would it be a good idea to purchase an Amtrack pass for say 15 or 30 days? Since you are hoping on and off different trains to see the parks the pass might be a good way to save some money riding in coach. You can then sleep in hotels near the national parks you visit.

  23. Stacey Skelton on December 3, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    I traveled on an Amtrak Rail Pass for almost six weeks this past Fall, and your videos are making me homesick for another adventure on the train and in the National Parks! Thank you for sharing your content and helping people see the opportunities for fun travels!

  24. Tee Connection on December 3, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    New Subbie here😊
    I hate long drives but taking Amtrak across the country seems so cool. I’m glad I stumbled across your channel because I would like try this one day.

  25. David Bortz on December 3, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    I have a question that maybe you can answer. When you were taking the California Zephyr from Chicago out to the Moab Utah area and you go through the Rocky Mountains does the train make a stop as you enter the Rockies were you can get some pictures

  26. Michael R on December 3, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    At Glacier they also run a daily shuttle on Going To The Sun Road. Backpackers use Amtrak to get to the park, then the shuttle to access various trailheads. No car rental needed

  27. Magical Me on December 3, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    This is a bit misleading for people who travel by rail as most of your recommendations talk about hiring a car. Thought the joy of travelling by rail is using public transport / no car

  28. Galactico42 on December 3, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    I’d add to this list that you can take a shuttle from Green River UT down to Moab where you can rent a car to visit Arches and Canyonlands NP. Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion wouldn’t be too far either. Green River is a California Zephyr stop.

  29. Catholic Marathon Mom on December 3, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    So much great information guys, gold!

  30. nina wade on December 3, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Thank You for the video very helpful

  31. Diana Gable on December 3, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    I would be concerned about migrants flooding into the southwest.

  32. Faith Willey on December 3, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    At Crater Lake, they have cabins you can rent, and there is a lodge. We rented a cabin, which wound up being 7 miles from the lake. If we go again, we will stay in the lodge, which overlooks the lake. Definitely worth the extra money.

  33. knit Sew on December 3, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Thank you for all information!

  34. davelotz1 on December 3, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Get off the Empire Builder at Essex and stay and rent a car at the Izaak Walton Inn

  35. max medlin on December 3, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Great video ! Well well well guess what showed up in my inbox this morning. Yep, the famous BOGO two for one ! Now if I can get DEAL on a roomette…I’m booking today. Finally !

  36. That Girl on December 3, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Which national park is in the thumbnail ?

  37. jcaflinco on December 3, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    At 7:39 am, it is Mount Santa Helens, which erupted in the year 1980.

  38. Jake D. on December 3, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Nice video here! Solid info and great scenes!

  39. kimjan67 on December 3, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    Great information! Can you please say if you’ve done Yellowstone via Amtrak? If it’s easy of difficult to get to? How expensive etc? I want to take my daughter there but logically don’t know how to do it from LA.

  40. Standing Firmly on December 3, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    How close was the train station to the rent a car place

  41. Richard Miller on December 3, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    You two do a fantastic job of explaining Amtrak and the parks. We have not made the trip yet but thank you so much for what you are doing.

  42. Nicole on December 3, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    Hi, I’ve been really enjoying your videos! I recently traveled on the Coast Starlight from LA to SLO and back (just a short trip) but quickly became hooked on train travel and I’m eager for more. Thanks to your videos, I knew about the Observation Car, something I would have completely missed without you. I am planning a trip in May from LA to San Francisco (about 11 hours) and was wondering if you thought a roommette was worth it or not? I think I would personally enjoy having my own space and having meals on the train. Is that a thing that people do? Or is that weird because I would only be using it for 11 hours during the day, and not sleeping. Thanks!

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