The Oscars aren’t the only thing happening this weekend, and there’s plenty to do along the Capitol Corridor before the Red Carpet gets underway! Find treasures at the biggest rummage sale in Oakland, learn all about San Francisco’s history, and get you fill of art and culture hopping in San Jose.
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This post was originally published on September 8, 2016.
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
World War II veteran, Don Güt, and his companions from the Widowed Persons Social Club of Elk Grove snagged the premier spot aboard Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential yacht, the USS Potomac, for the annual November 11 Veteran’s Day cruise on the San Francisco Bay. The group started out their day from the Sacramento Amtrak station and rode the Capitol Corridor to Jack London Square in Oakland, where the Potomac has been docked and open to visitors since 1995. More Cruise The San Francisco Bay and Experience Living History Aboard the USS Potomac
Looking for some family fun over Labor Day weekend? Go back in time to experience Gold Rush Days, an annual four-day festival in Old Sacramento. The Capitol Corridor train between San Jose and Sacramento will get you within steps of all the action, and with BART not running service to San Francisco over the holiday weekend, this is a great way to avoid the inevitable Bay Area traffic jams! More Gold Rush Days – A Labor Day Getaway to the Old West