Top Memorial Day Amtrak Stops

Top Memorial Day Amtrak Stops

Memorial Day weekend is a time for fun, family and remembrance of those who gave their lives for our country. Below is a list of top Memorial Day spots to honor the red, white and blue or grab a drink or two. God bless America!

Los Angeles Fiesta Hermosa is a great way to enjoy the weekend festivities beachside. Check out plenty of arts and crafts and food vendors before stopping at the petting zoo for little ones. Then grab your beach blanket and SPF and make family vacation memories near the surf.

New York The Big Apple’s Fleet Week is a long-standing tradition, starting off with the Parade of Ships your little ones will love to watch. After waving to the service men and women as they dock at the pier, head to Central Park for a stroll and then grab a famous slice of New York pizza.

Miami Urban Beach Week is a much-anticipated weekend beach bash featuring hip hop heavy-weights with collaborating events from local clubs in the Miami area. Beach and music lovers are sure to enjoy the festivities with friends for a weekend of fun in the sun, especially with a wide selection of craft beers and biergartens.

Chicago Memorial Day isn’t Memorial Day without the patriotic trifecta of fireworks, beaches and BBQ. Fortunately, the Windy City has all three on tap for the holiday weekend. Twenty six miles of lakefront beaches open up on Memorial Day weekend, the Navy Pier kicks off their summer evening firework shows,and the Westmont Lions Club hosts their annual Red, White and Blue BBQ competition just in time for locals and out-of-towners looking for a traditional Memorial Day experience.

Washington, D.C. The annual National Memorial Day Parade is family fun at its finest — plenty of parades, floats, marching bands and veterans are on hand to celebrate America with the monuments as a backdrop. Enjoy the parade and then check out the Smithsonian museums, especially the Air and Space Museum’s IMAX theater for little ones!

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For a fun (and affordable) Memorial Day, be sure to check out these two sweet deals: 20% off of long distance fares, and a $29 saver fare for kids on the Auto Train. See you aboard!