Hop the Train

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Apr 27, 2010 | Updated: Sep 23, 2014

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Looking for a greener way to travel? A laid-back excursion where someone else is doing the driving? A new experience for the kids? Hop on a Virginia-bound Amtrak train and be whisked away to more than 20 Virginia destinations lickety-split.

Family fun is just a train ride away!

Amtrak may be the perfect way to get to Virginia from New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and other congested points north. Travel south to beautiful mountains, lush valleys, art, history, music, and the world’s longest resort beach. Virginia is an awesome destination for families, and now even more so with the ease of Amtrak as a transportation option.

Learn more and also see travel packages from accommodations near the various Virginia stations.

Never traveled by train before? See this Pre-Departure Checklist from Amtrak.


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I am travelling from Brockville,Ontario Oct 27th 2010 to Lorton to get on the Amtrac Auto train.I would like a map of Lorton as I will be there for a week,Can you assist me

Casey says:

Hi Nick!
Yes, you can find a great deal of information about Lorton on our website. Lorton is in Fairfax County and there is certainly no shortage of things to do and places to see! Great shopping, fantastic history (including George Washington’s Mount Vernon), and superb performing arts at Wolf Trap . Your absolute best resource will be the Fairfax County Tourism Office. See them online at http://www.fxva.com/ or call my personal friend, Patrick Lennon and tell him I sent you! 1-800-732-4732 Their online map is at http://www.fxva.com/emap/. Their Visitors Guide is online or you can request a mailed copy at http://www.fxva.com/visitorsguide/.

Please let me know if you need any other assistance and have a great day!