10 Romantic Train Rides to Take With Your Valentine
One of the more romantic and affordable trips aboard Amtrak's Silver Service trains traveling along the Eastern Seaboard runs from Savannah, Georgia, to Charleston, South Carolina. Round-trip, two adults can ride coach for as little as $32 each, leaving room to splurge a bit while exploring Charleston. With its waterfront location, antebellum architecture, and horse-drawn carriages, Charleston was ranked the most romantic city in the country by Travel & Leisure readers in 2015. Couples who fancy Disney over ginger bourbon cocktails could instead catch the Silver Service from Savannah down to Orlando, Florida, at $80 each round-trip. Check for Amtrak discounts, available to military personnel, seniors, veterans, students, adults with disabilities, and members of AARP and AAA.
Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express, named for the Revolutionary War hero, runs from Pennsylvania Station in New York City to Rutland, Vermont. Lasting more than five hours, the trip winds through the Hudson River Valley and stretches of wilderness that are picturesque no matter the season, although autumn foliage is especially alluring. Arriving in Rutland, travelers step into a quaint downtown with B&Bs, restaurants, small shops, and historic architecture. A Friday-to-Sunday weekend getaway costs $158 round-trip for each adult in coach. Check for Amtrak discounts based on memberships and affiliations.