No car? No kayak or paddleboard? No problem! You can easily rent gear and get out on the water at several locations along our route, listed here from south to north. In addition to the areas walkable from our train stations, you can also take advantage of our dedicated bus connections (or use other convenient transit options) to reach Northern California’s top aquatic destinations.
Whether you’re planning a Lake Tahoe summer getaway to play in the water, cash in at the casinos, or simply enjoy the mountain air, driving there any time remotely close to peak commute hours, especially on a Friday, can be enough to make you reconsider your plans. What many Tahoe enthusiasts don’t realize is that it’s entirely possible to reach the Lake Tahoe area comfortably and hassle free on the Capitol Corridor. On Capitol Corridor trains, there’s room to stretch out, free wi-fi, and a Café Car serving light meals, snacks, wine, beer, spirits, and other beverages. The best part is you won’t waste hours slogging through traffic in a cramped car. More A Car-Free, Hassle-Free Trip to Lake Tahoe on the Capitol Corridor
Long known as a convenient alternative to Northern California’s traffic-clogged roads, the 170 mile Capitol Corridor train route between Auburn/Sacramento and San Jose is also a great way for adventure junkies or those seeking a relaxing weekend getaway to hit the hills or the coast. More No Car Required: Four Adventurous Weekend Escapes in Northern California along the Capitol Corridor
Now is 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 to Lake Tahoe for your winter escape. More Lake Tahoe Winter Getaway on the Capitol Corridor
Not interested in watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, or being anywhere near the festivities that run from San Francisco down to Santa Clara? Enjoy a football free weekend with Capitol Corridor. Check out our top picks and destinations. More Weekend Event Picks: Ideas for a Football-Free Weekend Along the Capitol Corridor