New York/Boston - Albany - Chicago
The Lake Shore Limited travels daily between Chicago and New York City, along some of the country's prettiest shorelines. In New York State, it passes through the Finger Lakes region to Albany, capital of the Empire State. It travels along the south shore of Lake Michigan, the Mohawk River, and the Erie Canal, following a famous Native American Highway.
Length of Trip
19 hours 30 minutes
The windy city. The skyline was invented here and it is hard to think of any other that matches it in elegance. Great Lakes charm infuses the city with a sense of the frontier, a buzz of possibility amongst the nooks and crannies beneath the rattling tracks of the EL. One can enjoy Chicago in its fullness for a minimal price: the cost of a train fare to weave around its architectural gems, riding across canals and through tree-lined neighbourhoods. To indulge in a Chicago-style hot-dog, topped with ALL the fixings, and lounge in Frank Gehry's Millennium Park is worth the journey all on its own. Also not to be missed is the Chicago Art Institute which houses a heavyweight collection of works from Van Gogh to Hopper. This sprawling museum deserves at least a full day's attention, but for the time constrained crowd even a few hours will be immensely rewarding.