I've taken the Southwest Chief a number of times between Chicago and KC, and a few other trips of similar distance. But we are taking the California Zepher the full distance this July. And then some -- part of a Michigan to San Diego trip for our family of three adults.
My question is: I know we can get off the train for the brief stops, touch ground, and at grab fresh air. But at bigger or longer stops like Denver can one dash into Union station and look around and grab a snack or something? Or do we have to stay in or by the train?
I am not a smoker, but I like taking advantage of those breaks to change up the view as much as I can.