Flight deals are omnipresent. It's great to find a cheap trip to Iceland or Hawaii or, uh, Sioux Falls, but it's always about where you're going and not how you get there. When you travel by train, the trip can be just as enjoyable as the destination. That sounds like the cheese-laden slogan in a train commercial, but it's not. Some train rides are long and dull. Some -- like going from New York City to Montreal as the leaves change -- can be incredible.
One of those beautiful treks is on sale now. Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner is running a sale where you buy one ticket and get the second for half price. The Surfliner runs down California's Pacific coast from San Luis Obispo to San Diego with stops in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Anaheim, Ventura, and other places you wouldn't mind spending a weekend.
The round-trip tickets can be found on the cheap. An example itinerary for two from San Luis Obispo to Ventura costs just $115.20 for the round-trip tickets.