A train ride with Amtrak can be a vacation in itself, or it can be a springboard to other things. Amtrak offers a 10-percent discount on most of its trains for anyone 65 or older. Their trains are very modern, have a lot of seating room, good food and even a place to sleep if you want to sleep while riding. You can see a lot of the country just sitting on the train. Amtrak also goes into the heart of many cities. The central station in Washington D.C. is just a block from the capital, or instance. You can also customize your travel package to meet your needs, and you can change your trip at any time before or during the trip. There are also rail and sail packages, such as a train trip through the Pacific Northwest, followed by a cruise on board a cruise ship to Alaska. You could probably get a senior discount for that too. You could also easily visit the Grand Canyon with Amtrak, or Glacier National Park, and they have packages that include hotels and a rental car.