The Culture Train: Eight Museums to Visit Along the Capitol Corridor in 2017

January 10, 2017

Geographically and ethnically diverse, Northern California is well known as the tech capital of the world. But did you know it also has a booming art scene? Not to mention a wealth of interactive and engaging museums with hands-on attractions for the whole family. With 17 stations that stop between San Jose and Auburn, the Capitol Corridor can get you to a broad array of museums covering everything from fine art, contemporary works and film archives, to sports memorabilia and science.

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Downtown Sacramento and San Jose Holiday Ice Rink Giveaway

December 12, 2016

We’re giving away passes to both the Downtown Sacramento and San Jose Holiday Ice Rinks! We’ll pick two lucky winners at random, and each will win 6 ice skating passes for their preferred ice rink. These festive and easily-accessible holiday ice rinks are open 7 days a week through January 16, 2017.

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Holiday Gift Guide For Train Travelers

December 9, 2016

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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Lake Tahoe Winter Getaway on the Capitol Corridor

November 29, 2016

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

Weekend Getaway: 48 Hours in Oakland

November 17, 2016

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