No money for air travel? No problem! A day trip on your local commuter rail can be a fabulous—and frugal—spontaneous alternative to budget busting vacations.
All Aboard a Commute to Adventure!
In metro areas across the country, thousands of commuters take the train to get in and out of the city, but how many of us use our local and regional train systems as a cheap and traffic free way to get out and explore? You’d be surprised how commuter trains can easily transport you to somewhere unexpectedly beautiful and fun. So if you’re looking for an inexpensive and different way to spend the day, ditch your car and pick a stop way out on the train line that you’ve always wanted to visit. Gather up the kids, your boyfriend, or go alone—your task is to have a stress free adventure!
Best Way to Take a Day Trip By Train
For less than the price of a tank of gas, taking a day trip via train is the perfect way to explore the sites, food, shopping and natural beauty of area not too far from home—headache-free.
Pick Your Destination
The first thing to do is to look at your local train schedule and find a point of interest that is far enough away, but not too far that you’ll spend the entire day traveling. Research the town online, and make sure you can easily walk or take a cheap taxi to where you want to go.
Check the Schedule
What’s great about so many of these commuter lines is that a train leaves every hour or two in both directions. Having such flexibility makes going for the day super easy!