Riding the Pacific Surfliner
Apart from the routes themsleves, I love the names given to trains in various parts of the world - The Trans Siberian Express, The Red Dragon, and this The Pacific Surfliner are rail routes which have stood the test of time, and thankfully still operate. As a green alternative I still see rail as an important mode of travel. The Amtrak Pacific Surflliner runs from San Diago to San Obsisbo, vai Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. It hugs the Pacific coast, and passengers can relax, looking out over the mighty Pacific ocean from the comfort of their carriage. It beats driving any day. The on board service is excellent, as is the comfort of the seating and carriages. To go from San Diego to Santa Barbara is just US$32, for the 5 hour journey. Take it easy, relax and enjoy the view!.