Deal of the week

Get into training on a special two-for-the-price-of-one deal from Amtrak.

The free companion fare, available until May 26, applies to passengers traveling to Ventura on the Pacific Surfliner from any station between San Diego and San Luis Obispo.

The Amtrak platform is within walking distance of hotels and the city center, where there are restaurants, theaters, galleries and shops.

Reservations can be made at or by calling (800) USA-RAIL (872-7245). The promotion code is H449. Details about Ventura lodging and activities are available from the Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau, (800) 333-2989,


The promotional fare for two from Los Angeles to Ventura is $14 one way; other fares will vary depending on the departure station.