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Coast Starlight

CA 90713
800-872-7245
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Ranked #1,278 of 4,886 attractions in California
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Wine tasting
Description: This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.
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Mississauga, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Traveled on the Starlight for the first time and I must what a great experience! Unbelievable scenery, great service by Amtrak and the time to enjoy some wonderful conservation with the people we met! This is a must do trip for anyone wanting to step off the marry-go-round even just for a couple of days.

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Sonoma, California
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57 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Coast Starlight is a throwback to earlier, simpler times. I love this mode of travel because it is slow and casual. There are no security checkpoints. You throw your bags on board, get on and go. I took my family from Martinez to Seattle and back on vacation. We had two rooms in the sleeper cars. Both ways, staff... More

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Portland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was excited to take this trip, but it was really disappointing. Pros: Amazing view of the ocean near Santa Barbara, lots of mountains, wildlife. Outlets are available pretty much everywhere on the train. You don't pay for your bags unless you have a lot of stuff, which is nice in this day and age. Cons: Lots and lots and... More

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London, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a wonderful way to travel! We took the Coast Starlight from Seattle to Emeryville for San Francisco and it was an absolute delight. We booked the sleeper car, and our little room was great, the seats were nice and spacious and pretty comfortable when converted to beds. What made the trip though was what you get when you travel... More

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Derby England
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111 reviews 111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What great excitement checking in and then boarding this train. Being shown to our sleeperette, checking out the train with it's parlour car, observation car and dining room. Fabulous. All set for San Jose California.Travelling through Washington State we were given a running commentary by two experienced and retired "guides" and that just added to the enjoyment. Passing Puget sound... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I recommend the Coast Starlight HIGHLY to folks who want to get up the coast quickly and comfortably. We rented a sleeper in a sleeper car and it made the whole experience worth it. We were able to sleep comfortably, got a few free meals, and access to the parlour car where we could get some drinks and enjoy the... More

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belfast
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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We travelled from Vancouver stopping off in Seattle, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, L.A and San Diego. We had sleeper cars for most of the journey. Staff everywhere were helpful, attentive and cheerful. The sleeper car price included all meals - which made this real value for money. We only had 1 delay but that was for an hour outside San... More

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4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our family took the train from LA to San Jose and it was great. We had three generations on this trip, my parents, myself and wife and our 9 year old son and everyone enjoyed the experience. Of course as the trip was roughly 10 hours, so we did bring along some reading material and also the iPad for some... More

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Atlanta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We took a family trip on the Coast Starlight from San Francisco to Seattle, with our 12 and 10 year olds. It was a wonderful experience. Our original reservation was for 2 sleepers on the second level, for the view. We had to change our departure day and the family car was available. I was a bit disappointed that the... More

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North west
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We recently travelled on the Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The coach we travelled in was freezing. Our seats were right by the steps down to the restroom area and the draught coming up was appalling. We were not the only people complaining about the cold in our car but the attendants were most unhelpful and rude.... More

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