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Amtrak Vacations and the US National Parks

National Park Week might be over but summer is just around the corner, giving travelers yet another reason to get outdoors and explore the country's most awe-inspiring preserved lands.

A rail adventure with Amtrak Vacations is one of the best ways to experience more than a dozen of America's most coveted national parks, including bucket-list locales such as the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone.

The full list of national park destinations offered by Amtrak Vacations includes Arches National Park; Bryce Canyon National Park; Canyonlands National Park; Capitol Reef National Park; Everglades National Park; Glacier National Park; Grand Teton National Park; Mount Rainier National Park; Rocky Mountain National Park; Yosemite National Park and Zion National Park.

While it's certainly possible to experience these natural and cultural wonders via plane or car, there's a multitude of reasons why you'll cherish an experience via a rail package from Amtrak, including having direct park access, enjoying breathtaking views and the ability to see multiple parks on one trip.

Plus, right now, travelers can save big on a handful of national park vacations with Amtrak, including $100 off Rails to the Grand Canyon bookings made by May 11. The five-day roundtrip train ride from Los Angeles starts at just $599. What's more, Amtrak Vacations offers Grand Canyon getaways roundtrip from Chicago starting from under $1,200.

Other special offers on national park experiences include $100 off rail journeys to Arches, Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton and Yellowstone on minimum six-day, five-night bookings made by May 11.

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PHOTO: Enjoy the view from an Amtrak train. (photo via Amtrak Vacations)

Travelers looking to extend their summer vacation to America's most scenic national parks can combine multiple parks on one trip. For example, the 13-day Grand National Parks rail journey includes stops at Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, where guests will enjoy captivating sightseeing tours.

Guests can even work with one of Amtrak's Rail Vacation Specialists to craft their ideal national park vacation that includes only their favorite parks, tours, activities and accommodations.

For more information on Amtrak Vacations and the exciting national park experiences they offer, contact your travel agent or visit

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