Sure, a flight from Seattle to LA is convenient and shouldn't take over two hours. But can you see the entire west coast on it? Probably not. That's why we've found one of the best ways you can do just that. The Coast Starlight train is one of the most scenic rides in America and it'll give you all the best views.
This Amtrak locomotive starts at King Street Station in Seattle and goes all the way to Los Angeles in just 35 hours!
This grand adventure will only cost $99 for a one-way, reserved coach seat. And it'll be well worth the price.
This route is so popular that it often gets booked out. So we recommend you plan that summer vacay ASAP.
The train passes through Oregon and Cali's sun-soaked countryside with 30 stops including Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento.
While it takes about a day and a half to reach your destination, you'll be occupied with the breathtaking scenery around you.
You'll get to see everything from the Cascade Mountains' snow-covered peaks and Mount Shasta to lush forests, fertile valleys, and long stretches of the Pacific Ocean shoreline.
The best part of this journey is that you won't have to fight for a window seat like on a flight! The whole train has humungous floor-to-ceiling windows, with observation cars for you to get endless, amazing views.
You can post to your IG feed on the go as there's free WiFi on board too.
And if your pet is a small dog or cat, you're in luck. They're allowed as long as they remain in a pet carrier.
You don't need to bring a backpack full of snacks because the dining car is stocked with everything from steamed mussels, steak, and pasta to booze and vanilla pudding. Talk about luxe-livin'!
You can check the timings and more of the menu here.
Would you believe us if we told you that you and your pals can have a slumber party here? For an added cost, you can relax in style by opting for a basic bunk bed or a suite that comes with its own toilet and shower. We're guessing, this would make P.Diddy proud.
Either way, if you want to check out the West Coast or travel to the Golden State in style, the tracks are calling.
Starlight Seatle to Los Angeles Route
Price: Reserved coach seats start at $99 per person.
Address: Seattle, Washington to Los Angeles, California
Why You Need To Go: You can see the entire west coast for only $99. It'll be an epic day and a half-long trip.
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