Northern California’s 170-mile Capitol Corridor train route links the state’s original capital, San Jose, with its modern-day counterpart, Sacramento, but that’s not its only historical connection. Each of the Capitol Corridor’s 17 stops showcases some of California’s rich history—from the Spanish Missions to the Gold Rush to Prohibition—and five cities in particular are worth a stop. Check out these historic towns in a whirlwind weekend, or, for thorough historians, stretch out your tour over a series of excursions—either way, the Capitol Corridor is your ticket to time travel. More 5 Must-Visit Historic Towns in Northern California
Spend Presidents Day Weekend learning about the first Californian emigrant trails in Sacramento, celebrating all things Russian in San Francisco, remembering the Japanese internment camp in San Jose and kicking off the keg while playing bingo in Oakland. The weekend is packed full of events along the Capitol Corridor!
More Weekend Picks: Sacramento Hands on History Day, San Francisco Russian Festival, San Jose Day of Remembrance, and Oakland Beer Bingo and Keg-kicking party
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
As part of our partnership with the San Jose Jazz Winter Fest, we’re giving away four tickets to the International String Trio live show with Emily Day! We’ll pick one lucky winner at random who will get 4 tickets to the live show that starts at 7:30pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017. San Jose Jazz hosts seasonal fests showcasing emerging artists, international stars, and local/regional jazz musicians. More San Jose Jazz Winter Fest Giveaway
Whether you’re interested in buying unique handmade goods at the Davis Craft and Vintage fair, strolling around Main Street sipping on wine and tasting chocolates in Martinez, enjoying the festive Chinese New Year celebrations in San Francisco, or looking for the rarest book for your collection in Oakland, Capitol Corridor is your ticket to a weekend full of adventure!
More Weekend Picks: Davis Craft & Vintage Fair, Martinez Wine & Chocolate Stroll, Chinese New Year Street Fair & Parade, Plus Antiquarian Book Fair