Visiting Southern California by Train

About 10 month(s) ago by Ayres Hotels
Are you dreaming of smelling the sea breeze from the Pacific Ocean right outside your window? Do you want to take the All-American, scenic trip of a lifetime through Southern California without the added worry of driving, traffic, or gas prices? Take advantage of Amtrak’s abundance of train stations throughout SoCal and stop along the way to enjoy the glorious views and low-key, Californian atmosphere at one of many luxurious Ayres Hotels.
Beach Rail Road
Begin your journey by hopping off the train in Paso Robles Wine Country. Here, you will experience the calm of the rolling hills as well as a wide variety of exquisite wines. How could anyone deny such a peaceful escape? You deserve it! Our newest addition to our collection, Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a luxurious retreat where you will enjoy the wine, food and unique ambience.

Continue your Amtrak adventure through the mountainous Box Springs peaks of Moreno Valley where another one of our hand-crafted hotels lies - the Ayres Hotel & Spa Moreno Valley. This young city is one of the Inland Empire ’s most popular areas, as it sits on the geographic crossroads between Lake Perris and San Jacinto Mountains to the south, San Bernardino Mountains and Valley to the north, and Los Angeles county and Orange County to the west. Within Moreno Valley are its renowned Box Springs Mountains that tower over the city.
Coastal Rail Road
Next, head westward and play the fun part of a tourist in Los Angeles. Visit all of Hollywood’s hot spots, immerse yourself into the cultural centers of Korea Town and enjoy its never-ending nightlife and so much more in this vibrant, world-famous city. Then, Orange County is not too far where you will feel like you’re in absolute paradise. Taste the best seafood, check out the many local boutiques, try your hand at surfing in Surf City USA - Huntington Beach , or simply relax on the many miles of shoreline for hours. With several Amtrak stations and Ayres Hotels in the beautiful area, you have plenty of options to choose your ideal stay.

Finally, venture down to the artsy and laid back SoCal city of San Diego. Marvel at the Southern Californian styled architecture. Visit the many artist galleries. Enjoy a cocktail at a beachside restaurant. La Jolla Cove has incredible views and rich wildlife, while Mission Beach has everything from beach volleyball games to an amusement park. San Diego, known for its miles of white sand beaches in addition to its yearlong, mild climate, has been called “ America’s finest city” for a reason. Experience it yourself, as a prime destination on your dream California trip while staying at our Ayres Lodge Alpine.

The quintessential, California road trip is a milestone adventure that you will continue telling tales about for years to come. Don’t let the idea of uncomfortable driving scare you off. Take advantage of the convenient locations of Amtrak train stations and Ayres Hotels to enjoy your journey with both ease and extravagance.
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