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Amtrak’s Latest Sale Is the Best Way to See DC’s Cherry Blossoms on the Cheap

United States Train Travel News
by Eben Diskin Mar 24, 2021

Amtrak just launched a sale to encourage people to start riding the rails again this spring and summer. Book by Friday, March 26, and you’ll be able to find coach fares on Amtrak’s Northeast routes as low as $19, and Acela business class seats for as low as $39. The sale is valid for travel between March 30 and September 30, 2021, and can be booked either online or on the Amtrak app.

“Whether it’s a trip with friends or a family reunion, there’s plenty of occasions to reconnect with the people you’ve been missing over this spring and summer,” the Amtrak website says. “Enjoy a relaxing ride on Northeast Regional, from Boston to Newport News and everywhere in between, for a flat rate of just $19 one-way. Or cruise through the Northeast in style with Acela business class fares for just a flat rate of $39 one-way. Travel further north, and even along the Maine coast with select city pairs on the Downeaster for $19.”

Deals are available on trains all throughout the Northeast on the Northeast Regional, Acela, and Downeaster routes, which include stations in Boston, New Haven, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Freeport, Portland, and more.

If you want to see Washington DC’s majestic cherry blossoms in all their glory this year, the Northeast Regional and Acela Amtrak routes will take you straight to Union Station. Peak bloom for the blossoms is predicted to be between April 2 and April 5.

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