Go Back   Family Vacation Critic Forums > Family Vacation Planning, Tips & Ideas
 


Forgot Your Password?

Family Vacation Planning, Tips & Ideas Find, or share, unique tips and ideas to help with your family vacation. Tips exclusively for families, from families.

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-17-2011, 04:01 PM
Host Young Gang Mom's Avatar
Host Young Gang Mom Host Young Gang Mom is offline
Family Vacation Critic Host
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern California
Posts: 589
Default Amtrak

Our family loves to travel via Amtrak train from Sacramento, California to Reno, Nevada in the winter. The views are absolutely breathtaking when it is snowing. There is no need for tire chains, and pit stops, which is a plus when traveling with children. There is a dining car, a snack car, comfortable seating as well as family rooms, roomettes, and bedrooms. Once you arrive in Reno, the major hotels are just a short walk or taxi ride away. One day we dreaming of taking the train over night perhaps to Colorado!
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-17-2011, 11:18 PM
sunset shores girl sunset shores girl is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1
Default

I just found this as an option to transport my 2 teenage daughters from Orlando (vacation with their dad) to Tampa (cruise with me).

Super cheap option and looks like it would be alot of fun!
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 02-17-2011, 11:50 PM
Host Young Gang Mom's Avatar
Host Young Gang Mom Host Young Gang Mom is offline
Family Vacation Critic Host
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern California
Posts: 589
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunset shores girl View Post
I just found this as an option to transport my 2 teenage daughters from Orlando (vacation with their dad) to Tampa (cruise with me).

Super cheap option and looks like it would be alot of fun!
Awsome! It is a super way to travel. Welcome to the Family Vacation Critic Forums sunset shores girl!
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 03-31-2011, 06:16 PM
elphaba elphaba is offline
Family Adventurer
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 12
Default

We just booked our ticket from St. Louis to Chicago for a quick trip this summer. However, a friend told me that on their trip a couple of years ago the trip was several hours longer than the ticket estimated. Have you experienced delays with Amtrak? I don't really mind if it takes longer, it would just be easier with dinner reservations, etc. if we knew in advance.
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 03-31-2011, 07:35 PM
Host Young Gang Mom's Avatar
Host Young Gang Mom Host Young Gang Mom is offline
Family Vacation Critic Host
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern California
Posts: 589
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by elphaba View Post
We just booked our ticket from St. Louis to Chicago for a quick trip this summer. However, a friend told me that on their trip a couple of years ago the trip was several hours longer than the ticket estimated. Have you experienced delays with Amtrak? I don't really mind if it takes longer, it would just be easier with dinner reservations, etc. if we knew in advance.
We have experience delays with Amtrak, but only in the winter due to snow. Once it was a couple of hours while we were on the train going to Reno and another time it was delayed coming in from Colorado to Reno by 6 hours, but we received a call a night ahead of time to tell us of the boarding time change.
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old 03-31-2011, 07:49 PM
elphaba elphaba is offline
Family Adventurer
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Host Young Gang Mom View Post
We have experience delays with Amtrak, but only in the winter due to snow. Once it was a couple of hours while we were on the train going to Reno and another time it was delayed coming in from Colorado to Reno by 6 hours, but we received a call a night ahead of time to tell us of the boarding time change.
Great, thanks!
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old 01-27-2012, 04:01 PM
jmoore557 jmoore557 is offline
Family Adventurer
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 11
Default

Here is a tip for new amtrek travelers, when you get up to walk, hold on to something because the train's movement can make you stumble.
Reply With Quote


Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amtrak California TravelSimpleScott Saving Money on Travel 0 03-01-2010 02:50 PM


  • Beyond the Shore: Best New Jersey Attractions for Families
    Say "New Jersey," and most people think of the "Jersey Shore" -- calling beaches and boardwalks to mind. What many people don't realize, however, is that the Garden State largely consists of farm land and offers outdoor fun beyond the beach, from expansive, natural playgrounds to one-of-a-kind amuse... read more
  • All Inclusive Chains: Which One Is Best for Your Family?
    The hardest part about planning an all-inclusive vacation is choosing a resort. So many resorts and resort chains offer the same perks -- beachfront accommodations, pools, water sports, shows and more -- all included in one price. Which one is truly right for your family? We've analyzed some of the ... read more
  • 11 Hotel Packages for Presidents Day Weekend
    The holidays are over and the kids are back in school, but that doesn't mean you can't treat yourselves to some family fun! Presidents Day weekend is a great time to get away (and maybe even give the kids a presidential history lesson, too). Consider one of these hotel packages for the upcoming thre... read more

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:27 AM.


© 2009 - 2015, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved. All of the material contained on Family Vacation Critic is protected under copyright. You may, however, download a single copy for your personal use.