Travelers who are looking for a unique way to experience the Pacific Coast may want to consider taking Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train. Despite the fact that this train no longer has parlour cars because of the high maintenance cost, the spectacular views along the way will amaze travelers.
Riders can choose to ride the train from Seattle to Los Angeles or from Los Angeles to Seattle. The train runs on a daily basis. They can also choose to stop at numerous points along the way. For example, bikers and white water rafters may want to consider adding a stop in Klamath Falls, Oregon and Dunsmuir, California. This is also a great area for a hike.Additionally, the train will pass along high rocky coastline along the Pacific Ocean, through the Cascade Mountains on its 30-hour journey. Riders can enjoy views of San Francisco Bay, Puget Sound and Mount Rainier.
A park ranger will board the train as it passes through Klondike Goldrush National Historical Park in Seattle or Portland, Oregon, to teach riders about the exciting history that happened there. Another park ranger will get on the train as it passes along the Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail.
This train is equipped with sleeping and dining cars. Those who choose to upgrade to business class can enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese event.
This trip that is usually priced at $180 when booked in advance often goes on sale making it a great way to explore the area without having to worry about traffic.