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The best train rides in the USA for seriously gorgeous views

The best train rides in the USA for seriously gorgeous views

From redwood groves to sprawling desert landscapes to miles of picturesque countryside, America has no shortage of stunning scenery across its 50 states. One of the best ways to take in all the beauty is by hopping aboard a train.  While a road trip through America is always a great choice to see the country's sights, we'd argue train travel is even better. Not only is riding on a train a timeless experience with notes of romance and nostalgia, but there's no airport stress or need to be at attention behind the wheel. Instead, you can sit back, relax and simply stare out the window as you take it all in.  Below, you'll find the best and most scenic train rides across the country. On the West Coast, take in ocean views aboard the Coast Starlight (from Los Angeles to Seattle) or the Surfliner, which hugs the California coast for miles. On the East Coast, the Mount Washington Cog Railway takes you through the Mount Washington area in New Hampshire. Looking for something even more adventurous? Head to Alaska to catch the Denali Star’s 350-mile trek from Fairbanks to Anchorage. Whether you're looking for a multi-day adventure or a route that only lasts a few hours, these train rides won't disappoint.

Make a splash in these San Francisco swimming pools

Make a splash in these San Francisco swimming pools

If the last month was any indication, it might actually be hot in San Francisco this summer. Luckily, the Bay Area possesses a solid number of must-visit swimming pools in San Francisco, Oakland, Wine Country and beyond. Head to the Tenderloin for a rock-'n’-roll-themed hotel that hosts hip pool parties or head to Wine Country is you're looking for day spa vibes with an adjacent wine bar. Once you’ve dried off, grab a bite at one of San Francisco’s best restaurants or meet up with friends for happy hour. RECOMMENDED: The 41 best things to do in San Francisco right now

The best bars in San Francisco for a first date

The best bars in San Francisco for a first date

A flirtatious atmosphere, seating you can cozy up in, strong drinks and an undeniable entertainment factor—these are the makings of a great first date bar. From rooftop views to mini-golf games, whiskey bars to dive barcades, the following ten spots check so many of the boxes, you might just end your night drunk in love (at least with the venue, if not your date).  If you're looking for a quieter second date, click here.