Ever heard of the Coast Starlight? The name itself sounds like a magical ride that takes you through some pretty magical places. Well, it may not be magical per-say, but the Coast Starlight is in fact a real thing and it’s in America.
The Coast Starlight is actually a train that is named one of the best (and cheapest) ways to see America’s most beautiful sites. In fact, it’s been known to be one of America’s most beautiful train rides since the 1940s, according to Cosmopolitan.
Once on the train, your trip starts in Seattle and ends in Los Angeles. The Coast Starlight train trip takes passengers through Washington, Oregon, and California allowing the people to see some gorgeous views of the West Coast.
You’ll see all that the West Coast has to offer, from the mountains to the forests, to the valleys and Pacific ocean.
Oh, and the ride isn’t too shabby either. People can take in the beautiful sights from an observation car which has swivel chairs.
The car is also pretty decked out with floor-to-ceiling windows. At this point, you’re probably wondering how much this trip goes for.
Believe it or not, tickets for this incredible journey start at only $97! That’s an incredible price if you take into account what you are getting from this trip.
Think about it, you go through 30 destinations that include Olympia-Lacey, Portland, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Santa Barbara.
The entire trip takes about 35 or more hours and your ride is pretty comfortable and cozy. During the trip, riders will also see the Cascade Range, Mount Shasta, and the Santa Barbara Channel.
We’re talking up this trip big time, but according to Cosmopolitan, people who have already taken this trip have not been disappointed.
One passenger wrote for Inquirer.net, “My jaw dropped as the landscape outside changed from green valleys to rolling mountains and hills, to lush forests, cows on fields…”
They continued, writing “…and snow-covered trees, to little neighborhoods and beautiful shorelines. It truly was a sight to behold.” It honestly sounds like something from the movies.
Travelers have a few options to choose from when they book their trip. They can decide to choose the $325 “Superliner Roomette” tickets.
This comes with a bed for overnight travels and your very own sightseeing window in your cabin. Then there are the Business class tickets that come with onboard wine and cheese tastings.
Everyone over 62 also gets a discount ticket for seniors, saving 15 percent on your next trip. We don’t know about you, but this is definitely on our bucket list!