Halloween is just around the corner, and that means its time to get into full pumpkin decorating mode! If you haven’t had a chance to create your perfect jack-o’-lantern yet, here are a few pumpkin patches we discovered that are conveniently located along the Capitol Corridor route. More Pumpkin Patches Along the Capitol Corridor
Recreational road cyclists can find an impressive range of rides along the Capitol Corridor train route, which cuts through some of Northern California’s best cycling terrain between San Jose and Sacramento/Auburn. And since each Capitol Corridor train has two marked “bike cars” with large bicycle storage areas, as well as racks on the other cars, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying some of the most beautiful bike rides in the state—even if you don’t have a car to drive there on your own.
The Capitol Corridor has 17 stations between downtown San Jose and Auburn in the Sierra foothills. For bikers who don’t live near a Capitol Corridor station, nearly all the major corridors in Northern California are served by connecting buses—most of which also offer bike storage or racks on a first-come, first-served basis. These connecting bus lines expand Capitol Corridor’s reach to places like San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Lake Tahoe, Napa, and Santa Rosa.
If you are looking to get out and explore new territory on your bike without having to drive anywhere first, here are five great rides to get you started. More How to Plan a Road Bike Trip by Train in Northern California
California breweries produced 3,799,785 barrels of craft beer in 2015—that’s 4.3 gallons per drinking age adult, according to the Brewers Association, which keeps tabs on craft beer sales and production nationwide. With the beer flowing freely, a Tour de Brew via the Capitol Corridor route has an added benefit: there’s no need to get behind the wheel after taste testing all those microbrews. Each of these breweries, listed from south to north, offers its own unique taste of Northern California, and, best of all, you can get to each of them on the Capitol Corridor. More The Ultimate Guide to Microbreweries Along the Capitol Corridor
Celebrate the Day of the Dead in San Jose, go on a beer crawl with zombies in Martinez, watch muralists paint in Berkeley, or taste the best clam chowder at the Wharf Fest in San Francisco! Get ready for a fun weekend along the Capitol Corridor!
More Weekend Picks: San Jose Day of the Dead Festival, Martinez Zombie Brew Crawl, Berkeley Mural Festival, San Francisco Wharf Fest
Get in the spirit of Halloween with a ghost tour in Sacramento, dance in the streets of Berkeley, celebrate all things Bacon in San Jose, or slurp your favorite oysters in Oakland. There’s always plenty of weekend fun along the Capitol Corridor route!
More Weekend Picks: Sacramento Ghost Tour, Oyster Block Party in Jack London Square, Bacon Festival in San Jose, and Berkeley Sunday Streets