There's so much to explore in the South, and luckily, traveling doesn't have to be super expensive. You can take a train from Alabama to New Orleans this summer for just $25. You'll pass endless forests of evergreen trees, sunny skies, and sparkling blue waters on this scenic journey to Nola. Crack open a good book and get cozy for this pretty ride by the countryside.
Right now, tickets through the South are super cheap this month, ranging from $25 to $49 before fees. You'll be taking the Amtrak Crescent Train, which shuttles passengers between New York, Atlanta, and New Orleans. The tracks wind through picturesque landscapes in the summertime when the South is lush and green.
The ride is about 7 hours and 30 minutes long, so there's plenty of time to dig into that new novel you've meant to read or sketch some drawings of the window views. Bring a travel blanket and pillow and get mega-cozy.
This gorgeous trip includes a 7-mile journey on a bridge over a shimmering lake. You won't believe the views you'll get while traveling over Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana. You'll be surrounded by sparkling blue waters and feel like you're gliding right across the surface.
You can browse the Car Cafe menu on the train and enjoy some tasty eats while you ride. Check out the menu before you go and pick what you want ahead of time. The ride leaves at lunchtime in Bama and arrives around dinnertime in Nola.
Amtrak tickets at this price may not last long. If you book a ride soon, before you know it you'll feel like you're traveling through a perfect summer postcard.
Birmingham to New Orleans
Price: Starting at $25
When: Select dates in June
Address: Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA
Why You Need To Go: Travel from Bama to Nola and get picturesque views of the countryside.
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