We decided that a train ride must occur during out trip out west. We took the Amtrack’s Pacific Surfliner from the train station in LA down to San Diego roundtrip. It was exciting to go on my first train ride. We ended up getting to the train station late thanks to stupid LA traffic that morning and missed our train. It was confusing to find the overnight parking too which added more delay. We ended up parking in an underground parking lot in the Gateway Center Union Station.
However, unlike airplanes, we were able to get on the next train which left 1 hour later without paying any fees 🙂 Additionally the train tickets are cheaper than a flight down there.
We boarded our first train and had to leave our big luggage downstairs to go get seats upstairs. Thankfully Amtrak had Wi-Fi and power outlets available. Also a dining car that had sandwiches available. I was pleasantly surprised that my train sandwich tasted pretty good.
The views along our route were amazing. We passed right along the coast and beaches. It took us 2 hours and 45 minutes to get to San Diego and the train was on time. It was a very smooth ride. I’d definitely recommend the Pacific Surfliner train route.Continue Reading