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April 30, 2015
Amtrak National Train Day

National Train Day

Amtrak's National Train Day promotion has ended. Please visit Amtrak for information on current promotions.

All aboard Chicago! On Saturday, May 9th, San Francisco Travel headed to the “Windy City” to celebrate the kick-off of Amtrak Train Days at Chicago Union Station for a day filled with special activities. As part of Amtrak’s celebration, one of the California Zephyr cars was decorated in a special only-in-San-Francisco-look, and PIER 39’s mascot, Salty the Sea Lion paid a visit.

Even though the event is over, we're still celebrating: In honor of National Train Day, we are teaming up with Amtrak to give away a trip for two to San Francisco. The prize package includes two round trip tickets aboard the California Zephyr® in a roomette and the following:

  • Win a trip for two to San Francisco on Amtrak
    Enjoy a relaxing ride on board the California Zephyr® to the City by the Bay. Experienced travelers say the California Zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America! Enjoy some of the most spectacular views—some of which can only be seen via rail—including the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, breathtaking views of the Colorado River, and the Sierra Nevada mountain range to name a few. The Zephyr runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco, coursing through the plains of Nebraska to Denver, across the Rockies to Salt Lake City, and then through Reno and Sacramento into Emeryville/San Francisco.
  • One-night stay at the new Courtyard Union Square
    The new state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. At the center of it all is The Bistro, your destination for a great breakfast, or drinks and dinner during the evening. You'll also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where you can work or relax, free Wi-Fi throughout and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard technology. Plus, our well-equipped fitness center will help you stay refreshed and energized. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your stay at Courtyard is sure to be more comfortable. One Complimentary room for one night, subject to availability
  • Lunch or dinner for two at The Franciscan Crab Restaurant
    Enjoy the magnificent views as you dine at the beautifully appointed The Franciscan Crab Restaurant. In addition to the scenery, the food is exceptional and certainly a destination for anyone coming to San Francisco and heading for the world famous Fisherman's Wharf. $150 in dining certificate (does not include alcohol or gratuity).
  • Dinner for two at Osso Steakhouse
    Osso Steakhouse serves one of the TOP 10 steaks in America. Not only is the quality and flavor of the steak exceptional, but the restaurant is stunning and located atop Nob Hill, one of San Francisco’s luxurious neighborhoods! $200.00 in dining certificates (does not include alcohol or gratuity).
  • Tickets for two for Alcatraz Cruises
    Experience the beauty, history and infamy of Alcatraz with two complimentary Alcatraz Island Day Tour tickets. Take a step back in time and experience the legendary island that has been a Civil War fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history.
  • Tickets for two to Avital Food Tours
    Go behind the scenes with tickets for two to Avital Food Tours’ Mission District Tour. Meet local restaurant owners, chefs and industry experts for a unique culinary experience in San Francisco.


Contest entries are closed. Thanks for your interest.
Congratulations to Toni J. of Normal, IL, who is the winner of this promotion!

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Contest ends May 31, 2015. Promotion terms and conditions.

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