Dump the Pump and Skip the Traffic this Independence Day!

High Gas PricesAAA Travel projects that more than 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Independence Day and more than eight in ten travelers will drive to their destinations. Not to mention that gas prices remain at a six-year high for this time of year. That means lots and lots of cars on the road and expensive stops at the pump. Sounds like the perfect reason to dump the pump, skip the traffic and take the train! If that doesn’t have you convinced, here are five reasons you should let us handle the driving for you this Fourth of July:

1. 500 Destinations including  July 4th Hotspots!
Amtrak connects small towns to big cities and everywhere in between. With more than 500 destinations in the United States and Canada, your Independence Day getaway is just a train ride away.

2. Traveling with kids? Save 50%
Up to two children, ages 2-12, can receive a 50% discount on the lowest available adult fare. Kids under the age of two ride FREE! So grab the kids and get ready to make some memories they’re sure to never forget.

3. Travel Green
Amtrak trains are 16% more energy efficient than planes and 34% more efficient than cars.

4. Got AAA? Save 10%
AAA members qualify to receive a 10% discount  on the lowest available adult fare. Book your tickets at least three days before travel and you won’t have to worry about sitting in traffic this holiday weekend!

5. Windows on the Ceiling
There’s lots of reasons why trains are better than cars for long trips, but the observation car has to be one of the best.

Where are you headed for the long Fourth of July weekend? Let us know in the comments below!