Five Special Spring Festivals

Spring has sprung, and festivals across New York are celebrating! Need another reason to get away for a weekend? Here are a few fun events that you can get to on Amtrak.

Museum Mile Festival | Photo Courtesy of Joe Buglewicz

Photo Courtesy of Joe Buglewicz

Museum Mile Festival

Now in its 41st year, the Museum Mile Festival allows visitors free access to an incredible collection of New York’s artistic riches. On June 11, walk the officially designated “Museum Mile” on Fifth Avenue between 82nd street and 105th street and experience up to nine museums, live music, and the best of the city’s cultural happenings!

Take Amtrak to the Museum Mile Festival

Experience the Museum Mile Festival via Amtrak to Penn-Station in New York City—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The Museum Mile festival is 3.3 miles from Penn Station.

Get picked up from Penn Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the New York City office office today at 212-647-9777.

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Sakura Matsui: Cherry Blossom Festival | Photo Courtesy of Vish Pool

Photo Courtesy of Vish Pool

Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival

A weekend celebration of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture is now entering its 38th year! Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival, will take place from April 27 through April 28. Considered New York City’s rite of spring, and the largest annual event in a U.S. public garden, experience over 60 dynamic music and dance performances, art and horticulture demonstrations, and take part in Hanami, the Japanese tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season.

Take Amtrak to Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival

Experience Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival via Amtrak to Penn Station in New York City—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival is 6.6 Miles from Penn Station.

Get picked up from Penn Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the New York City office today at 212-647-9777.


Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival

Photo Courtesy Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival

Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival

Enjoy Hudson Valley regional wineries, distilleries and cideries, specialty foods, and more. At the 6th annual Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival, held from May 25 through 26, you’ll taste gourmet cheese and creameries, baked goods, grass-fed meats, and more, all for sale at the festival. Meet special guest makers and authors. Attend seminars in wine and food pairing and seminars in home brewing and cheese making hosted by some of the region’s foremost experts.

Take Amtrak to the Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival

Experience the Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival via Amtrak to Hudson Station in the Hudson Valley—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival is 13.4 Miles from Hudson Amtrak Station.

Get picked up from the Hudson Amtrak Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Hudson office today at 518-828-5492.


Albany Tulip Festival | Photo Courtesy of Andrzej Pilarczyk

Photo Courtesy of Andrzej Pilarczyk

71st Annual Tulip Festival

The Albany Tulip Festival, an annual spring tradition, showcases over 150 different kinds of tulips, fine art exhibits, and more in celebration of Albany’s heritage as the oldest Dutch settlement in America. Witness over 100,000 tulip bulbs blossom into a sea of colors with live music and entertainment from nationally acclaimed artists. The festival includes activities for kids and historic events, such as the Scrubbing of State St. and the Tulip Queen Coronation.

Take Amtrak to the 71st Annual Tulip Festival

Experience the Albany Tulip Festival via Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Station in Albany, NY—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!  3.0 Miles from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

Get picked up from the Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Rochester office today at 518-427-3893.


Rochester Lilac Festival

Photo Courtesy of Rochester Lilac Festival

Rochester Lilac Festival

The Rochester Lilac Festival offers 10 incredible days of non-stop festivities. The largest free festival of its kind in North America, the Rochester Lilac Festival showcases the magnificent gardens, while also presenting live music, vendors, and special events, such as the Wine Tasting and Farmer’s Market, the Lilac Brewfest, the Lilac Parade, and more. Each day of the event brings something new to the 155-acre Highland Park.

Take Amtrak to the Rochester Lilac Festival

Experience the Rochester Lilac Festival via Amtrak to Rochester Station in Rochester, NY—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The Rochester Lilac Festival will be hosted 2.5 Miles from Rochester Amtrak Station.

Get picked up from the Rochester Amtrak Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Rochester office today at 585-423-2220.

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