If you want to see all the beauty the American West has to offer, a train trip is the way to do it. Amtrak offers an awesome route on the Southwest Chief, a train that goes from Los Angeles to Chicago. On your journey, you will pass through the Grand Canyon; the Mississippi River; Santa Fe, NM; and more.
On the train itself, there's a Sightseer Lounge Car where you can take in the incredible views — the windows are huge. There's also a dining car where you can enjoy meals. The best part about it all is that you can take the trip for as little as $141.
Additionally, Amtrak has partnered with the National Park Service to create the Trails & Rails program. This service allows passengers to learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the places they are passing through. Guides and experts will present information that you can choose to listen to on your journey.
Pretty cool, right? This trip takes almost two days — it would be an amazing adventure.