Train rides are magical experiences if you pick the right train. We’ve rounded up 10 of the world's best train rides, chosen for spectacular views and a million and one great excuses to get off and go exploring.
Amtrak has legendary train rides to spare, but the Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles is in a league of its own. The journey showcases the camera-ready West Coast, including the towering peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta, lush forests, valleys and rambling stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline. It's one of the great train rides for cities too with stops at Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay area and Santa Barbara. Stay on or hop off, it's all incredible.