Train travel within the United States has just gotten faster, more efficient and more comfortable than ever before with Amtrak‘s Acela Express. Having just moved to New York City about a year ago, I’ve decided to go on more weekend getaways, especially around the East Coast and with over 500+ destinations to choose from, there’s no better way to embark on these mini journeys than with Amtrak. As I made my way from New York City to Boston, I couldn’t help but appreciate how enjoyable the ride was. Here’s why I think you should consider Amtrak train travel within the U.S.:
- Fast WiFi and plenty of power outlets
Being a digital nomad has never been easier than it is today. I travel quite often so features such as easily accessible power outlets, fast WiFi and a comfortable seating are essential. All of this was made possible during my journey on the Acela Express and if you need a change of scenery, the cafe has tons of outlets and seating as well. Also, if you prefer peace and quiet, Amtrak offers a quiet car and they’re quite strict when it comes to keeping the noise down there.
- Friendly customer service
Sometimes travel plans change and it’s not always easy to make these changes (especially with airlines!) but I thought I’d give it a shot anyway. As I requested an earlier train, I was immediately presented with a new ticket with my desired time free of fees, no headaches, no issues. Thank you Amtrak!
- Sight see during the journey, not just when you arrive
With Amtrak’s large windows and observation decks, you can sight see during your journey. We stopped in Providence and I spotted the Rhode Island State House right from the comfort of my own seat! Not to mention the stunning views of lakes, oceans, mountains and more along the way. Another feature I really loved was the Location Tracker on the AmtrakConnect website that gives you a real-time perspective of where the train is and what stops are coming up ahead.
- Snack car
As mentioned before, the train’s Acela Cafe has tons of outlets, seats and large windows but it also offers an extensive list of options to snack on during your ride so you’ll never grow hungry.
- Generous luggage and extras policy
Want to bring your pet along for the ride? your bicycle or two carry ons and two suitcases? don’t fret- Amtrak won’t give you any trouble for bring along any of these things as they have one of the most generous policies.
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