One of the best ways to travel across New York State or into New York City is by train on Amtrak. I have always found it so relaxing and efficient to travel to Buffalo by train and since there are so many renovations to the New York State Thruway rest areas, it's the best way to travel.

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Amtrak Makes it More Affordable to Travel Through New York State

Grab a friend or a companion because Amtrak offers a special deal but time is running out. You can bring a friend for free on Amtrak when you buy a fare at the same price in coach. It's Amtrak's buy one get one free discount.

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How Do You Get The BOGO Deal?

All you have to do is go to the Amtrak website or the app and use the promo code V309 when you book. The offer is valid to book by Wednesday, February 28th and travel on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through February 29th. If you buy one full-fare coach ticket to travel within New York state and bring a friend they travel free. You must book at least one day in advance.



Amtrak is a Comfortable Way to Travel

There are many destinations across New York State you can choose to travel to on Amtrak. You can head out to wine country in the Finger Lakes, head up to the North Country, travel out west to see Niagara Falls, or catch a show in New York City.

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Wherever you decide to go, you will have a comfortable seat, extra legroom, free Wifi, plugs for your phone and chargers, and the ability to walk around and stretch your legs. Also, you can travel with your furry companions too. Dogs and cats up to twenty pounds can travel on the train for an extra fee.


To book your Amtrak getaway with the buy one get one offer and to get more details, click HERE.

27 Images of Upstate New York's Most Magnificent Landmarks

I've lived here my entire life, and I'm not sure I realized just how beautiful the Empire State truly is. There's no shortage of stunning landscapes and breathtaking views throughout the great State of New York.

It doesn't matter where you live, or where you travel, New York residents are never far from a gorgeous beach, a picturesque state park, or an awe-inspiring mountain.

In 2018, a photographer named Demetri Andritsakis made a 3-and-a-half-minute drone video highlighting many of New York's breathtaking views called "Upstate New York By Air".

Andritsakis submitted it to the 2018 New York State Fair Drone Film Festival, and deservedly so, he received a Gold Medal honor for his aerial work throughout upstate New York.

From the Adirondacks to the Catskills, Albany to Buffalo, and everything worth seeing in between, check out these spectacular pics featuring 27 of the Most Magnificent Landmarks in Upstate New York.

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany


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