Here at the Capitol Corridor, we’ve compiled a guide to help you find holiday gifts that train travelers are sure to appreciate – from nature lovers and shutterbugs, to bookworms and techies, to green commuters and kids. Use this guide to finish up your own last-minute shopping, or drop a hint by sharing with friends and family!
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Bring the whole family and get ready for some holiday cheer with light celebrations along the Capitol Corridor! Come see Union Street in San Francisco transform into an enchanted wonderland, watch festive boat parades on the waterfronts of Suisun and Oakland, and catch a theatrical holiday light production in Old Sacramento.
More Weekend Picks: Holiday Light Celebrations in San Francisco, Suisun, Oakland, and Sacramento
Ski season is upon us in Northern California, and it’s the perfect time for planning a winter escape to Lake Tahoe. Whether you’re heading up to the mountains to hit the slopes, cash in at the casinos, or simply enjoy the fresh mountain air, driving there any time remotely close to peak commute hours is never fun. Instead, take the Capitol Corridor train to Lake Tahoe for your winter escape. More Lake Tahoe Winter Getaway on the Capitol Corridor
Get ready to cross items off your holiday checklist by attending the Harvest Festival in San Jose; see the annual tree lighting event in San Francisco; tour artists studios in Berkeley for unique gift ideas; and support local businesses in downtown Martinez on Small Business Saturday. There is so much shopping and so much to do along the Capitol Corridor!
More Weekend Picks: San Jose Harvest Festival, Macy’s San Francisco Tree Lighting, Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios & Martinez Small Business Saturday
No longer standing in the shadow of its neighbor across the Bay, Oakland has become a destination of its own in the San Francisco Bay Area. An exploding food and drink scene along with a bounty of options for outdoor adventure — thanks to a geography that spans gorgeous shoreline and rugged hills — as well as an influx of millennials who’ve fled the astronomical housing costs of San Francisco, have helped put Oakland on the map as one of California’s most vibrant cities. It’s a must-visit city along the Capitol Corridor, the 170-mile train route that runs between Sacramento/Auburn and San Jose. More Weekend Getaway: 48 Hours in Oakland