Railroads are showing off their romantic sides this February with special Valentine's trains. Share dinner in a romantic restaurant car... sip champagne beneath a star-kissed sky-dome... or nestle into a cozy vintage coach. It's easy to see why Valentine train rides make unique and romantic gifts!
Lavish multi-course dining experiences — with distinctive extras — are the order of the day. California's Napa Valley Wine Train
serves gourmet fare along its vineyard route. In North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
's Uncorked Dinner Train features a sampling of wines and hand-crafted chocolates. The Blue Grass State's My Old Kentucky Dinner Train
treats couples to a complimentary bottle of wine.
In Colorado, champagne and roses compliment Royal Gorge Route
's Valentine's lunch and dinner trains while Washington's Chehalis-Centralia Railroad
rolls with a four-course dinner aboard its Valentine Sweetheart Trains. For sweethearts looking to start their day on a romantic note Pennsylvania's New Hope and Ivyland Railroad
offers a 'Cupid Limited' Valentine's Brunch.
Live onboard entertainment is often featured. Valentines are treated to a multi-course dinner and murder mystery aboard Florida's Seminole Gulf Railway
and Michigan's Old Road Dinner Train
. Utah's Heber Valley Railroad
mixes a light menu of fruit, cheese and chocolate with live music on its cozy Valentine's night run.
For Valentines with an eye for something off the beaten track, other options exist. The Alaska Railroad
's Kids' Valentine Train makes it a family affair with onboard magician and assorted activities. Verde Canyon Railroad
's Chocolate Lovers' Festival is a standout. The Arizona train combines a free-flowing chocolate fountain and fudgy treats with its annual nesting season Eagle Watch!
This year, because February 14th falls on a Wednesday, many railroads will be rolling out love trains on the preceding weekend. Be sure to check with individual railroads for the latest schedules. Valentine's trains are scheduled at railroads across the country. To find more, check out the complete TrainTraveling.com guide to U.S. Tourist Trains