Come learn all about San Francisco’s unique history, take a guided mural tour on bikes in San Jose, rummage through the best bargains in Oakland, and explore Sacramento’s booming beer culture at Sacramento Beer Week. There are so many great events taking place along the Capitol Corridor!
More Weekend Picks: San Francisco History Expo, San Jose Community Mural Bike Tour, Oakland White Elephant Sale and Sacramento Beer Week
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 all 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
Whether you’re interested in watching a traditional Balinese shadow theatre, enjoying beautiful cathedral light displays, sampling bacon and beer or buying classic vinyl records, the Capitol Corridor is your ticket to fun all weekend long!
More Weekend Picks: Berkeley Balinese Shadow Play, San Francisco Miracle Fragments, San Jose Bacon and Beer Classic, and Davis Vinyl and Music Fair
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