Took the Northeast regional from Boston to NY, then the Crescent to NO. Spent 5 days there in the French Quarter, & returned on the crescent to Washington, then took the Acela to Boston. We had a great trip. The highlights were the air boat tour thru the swamps ( saw about 50 Alligators), and Dinner at Antoines. We also did more. Steamboat dinner cruise, Hop on Hop off bus tour. 5 days of sunshine. No rain. have any of you done this?
I haven't taken the Crescent but I have taken the California Zephyr. I think everyone should take a long-distance train ride at least once, you get to see the country in a much better way than from above the clouds.