If you’re like me, you’re a train fan and love traveling by rail.
This summer–and in many cases throughout the year—there are some great train excursions you can take in the U.S.
In California, there’s the Napa Valley Wine Train. It’s a 36-mile route through wine country. It’s a win-win—a train trip, wine, and a designated driver.
In Colorado, there’s the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. It’s a very cool Colorado Rockies trip.
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway starts in a historic depot in Georgia and winds 26 miles through a river valley.
You’ll find the oldest continuously running railroad in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, which runs through Pennsylvania Dutch country.
What’s my favorite? The Grand Canyon Railway. It’s a 65-mile trip on a real steam engine that takes you right to the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
For more information about train rides you can take, check out:
- 5 Family-Friendly Train Rides Across the U.S.
- Train Passes You Can Use Around the World
- Finding Affordable Short Haul Train Rides
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