The Best San Diego Train Ride

Posted on Mar 24, 2013 in photography

When you come to San Diego you have the chance to take probably one of the most beautiful train rides in the world.  In my opinion one of the greatest train rides in the US is the Amtrak Coaster line that goes from DownTown San Diego all the way up to Santa Barbara.

What makes the train ride so unique and so special is the fact that for much of the trip you hug the edge of the coastline with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean.  You wind and zig and zag pass miles and miles of pristine sandy beaches all from the comfort of your train seat.

The train has beverages and food service and you can go to the dining car, have a coffee and watch the sea roll past your window as you read the paper.  What a joy it is to relax on this train and see some of the best coastline in the entire world.

The train ride takes about 5 hours but you end up in beautiful San Diego or Santa Barbara when you depart from the train.

Tonight I took pictures of the train as it rolled by Del Mar just before the sun was setting.  I am sure people were enjoying their wonderful views from inside the box cars.  Another beautiful San Diego sunset.


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