Yes, I know that as Frank Sinatra sang the song, Chicago should be the place. But to be honest, if given a choice, Seattle is the place I would like to travel to again on a private railcar.
First, the trip overnight from Oakland to Seattle is along the route of Amtrak’s Coast Starlight. Depending on the time of year, the trip north offers some great views you just don’t see driving along Interstate 5. Climbing out of Dunsmuir passing the Cantara Loop is amazing. Mount Shasta is a great view early in the morning. And the crossing of the Cascades through northern California, Oregon and Washington is a treat not to be missed – especially the passing panorama of Mount Shasta. And the ride along the water of the Puget Sound as the train completes the journey.
But being parked right downtown at King Street? That’s just sweet. Close to it all. And if you like to walk, Seattle is the place to do it. Yes, this town has all the good things you can want. Check it out here. Good times, good food and good people.
What more can one ask for?