While rail travel may not be as popular stateside as it is in other destinations around the world, rail fans still find plenty of opportunities to enjoy America’s rail culture without leaving the country. Here are three all-American, can’t-miss rail experiences.
This cog railway climbs 14,115 feet to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado. The highest railway in America, it is one of only two remaining U.S. cog railways, and also the highest cog railway in the world. Bundle your rail trip up Pikes Peak with a stay at the nearby 5-star for extra savings on the experience.
Following along Route 66, Grand Canyon Railway travels between Williams, Arizona, and the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. The train features antique rail cars dating back to the 1930s. A trip to and from Williams includes a two-hour-plus layover at Grand Canyon National Park. It’s a unique way to visit the park without battling the traffic that brings tourists to one of America’s most popular destinations.
If you visit New York City often and are up for visiting a new museum, you’ve likely already explored — or at least heard of — The New York Transit Museum. But did you know this museum, dedicated to the city’s history of mass transportation, also hosts nostalgia rides? Hop aboard a vintage train car from the early 1900s and travel the city like your ancestors might have once done to popular spots such as Yankee Stadium and Coney Island.
If you’ve ever imagined what it would be like to spend a night in a real museum, the Áurea Museum Hotel in Lisbon will make your dreams come true. Part museum and mostly hotel, this one-of-a-kind lodging option offers family travelers one of the most unique stays in the world.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
Movie and TV buffs will love traveling to these iconic filming destinations from legendary TV and film sets. Travel experts at StressFreeCarRental.com researched the 10 iconic filming spots around the globe to inspire your next trip.
With its beautiful beaches, amazing national parks, stunning mountain towns and Hollywood allure, California is an excellent destination for a luxury vacation. Wherever your journey takes you in The Golden State, you will have lots of places to explore and numerous luxurious options to rest your tired head. If you are looking for the most expensive hotel rooms and suites accommodations, perfect for a memorable stay, look no further:
The Elms Hotel and Spa, part of the Destination by Hyatt portfolio, located in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, announced a new signature beer series created specifically for the property. The collection consists of three hand-crafted artisanal beers served on a seasonal basis at the hotel’s restaurant, Three Owls. Brewed locally at Dubious Claims Brewing Co., the beers will be offered to guests at peak freshness, reflecting the spirit of the hotel.