My daughter is a junior in high school and we have been bombarded with colorful brochures.
How to choose?
The best advice we have been given is to scope out several campuses this spring — a state school, a small college, a large urban campus.
Amtrak offers a buy one – get one 50% offcampus visit programto high school juniors and seniors and their parents. Children over age 13 must buy “adult” tickets on Amtrak, so this deal amounts to 25 percent off of two fares.
This seems like a good deal…but you won’t find it on Amtrak’s deal page!
The discount tickets must be purchased between December 17, 2013 – December 16, 2014, and are valid for travel from January 1 – December 19, 2014. There are a large number of blackout dates, though, include around spring break and other holidays.
There are some restrictions:
Tickets must be booked a minimum of 3 days in advance; no exceptions.
Students must travel with an adult, parent or guardian.