There’s something magical about riding trains and experiencing the mountains, prairies, deserts, even the big cities, from the comfort of a railcar. It’s no wonder Americans have a love affair with train travel.
Whether you have a few hours or more than a week, you can explore much of the United States by train. Here are a few of our top picks to help you respond to the siren call of the rails.
Napa Valley Wine Train
Vino lovers, explore Napa’s wine region in a new way by getting your ticket punched aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train. As the historic Pullman train car pulls away from the station, sit back with a glass of sparkling wine and take in the delightful vineyard views. A three- to four-course lunch or dinner is then served inside luxury railcars. This 36-mile round-trip train ride takes guests across wine country, from Napa to St. Helena, past wineries such as Grgich Hills and Cakebread. If you want something a little fancier, book one of the most luxurious train rides around the world.