If you happen to be planning to travel on May 10th, buy your Amtrak tickets today, April 4th, and get a companion ticket free. But note: this “twofer” will only be sold today and the special tickets are good for travel only on May 10th. There are other restrictions, too, so be sure to read the fine print.
What’s so special about May 10th? It’s the first and, we hope, the annual National Train Day, and there will be celebrations, both large and small, at a number of Amtrak stations around the country on that date. The big parties will take place in Washington, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. But if Amtrak stops in your town, check with the station agent to see what kind of events might be planned in your area.
And think about celebrating by -- you guessed it -- taking a train ride!