Top Five 4th of July Amtrak Trips

Top Five 4th of July Amtrak Trips

This year, Independence Day lands right in the middle of the week. But not to fret! That just means you can celebrate both the weekend before and after the fourth – that’s twice the chances to jump on a train and experience what makes this nation so great!

Here’s a list of the top five trips to celebrate

the U.S. of A!


1. Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.

The 555 foot obelisk was built in honor of the first president of the United States, George Washington. While visiting, tour around the rest of the National Mall to learn more about our country’s rich history.

Route: Acela Express, Northeast Regional and 6 others

2. BBQ Food Crawl in Dallas, TX

You’ve got a choice: hit up your usual neighborhood cookout or ride to the heart of Texas and experience some of the best BBQ this country has to offer! Visit Eater Dallas’ list of top BBQ spots to start planning your food tour!

Route: Texas Eagle

3. Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks in New York City, NY

Every year, Macy’s hosts New York’s biggest light show of the year on the East River. Check out this year’s itinerary and map to learn more about the show and find the best spots in town to view the fireworks.

Routes: Acela, Northeast Regional and 12 others

4. Catch a Ball Game

Did you know you can reach almost every baseball stadium by way of rail? We’re not kidding! Check out Summer by Rail, a program where we follow aspiring journalist/baseball fan Jacob as he tours the U.S. and enjoys America’s pastime at every stop!

Check your favorite team’s schedule and plan your custom trip here!


5. America’s National Parks

Pick a park, any park and visit majestic natural wonders. Nothing says America like our beautiful national parks and Amtrak can proudly deliver you to more than 260 national park lands.