Post updated March 29, 2019.
What comes to mind when you think of city living? The scene probably doesn’t involve lush greenery alongside fresh bodies of water stirring with wildlife. But that’s exactly what you can experience just steps from some of our stations! Fortunately, state- and federally- protected nature reserves keep many vulnerable habitats a priority amidst all the surrounding urban development. And whether it’s Earth Day (April 22) that’s raising your eco-antenna, or you’re a year-round outdoor enthusiast seeking new adventures, anytime is a good time to explore and appreciate our local natural wonders. Cruise on the Capitol Corridor to get up close and personal with some of the awe-inspiring ecosystems along our route, listed here from south to north. More Connect with Nature Via the Capitol Corridor
Spring has sprung, and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors at some of April’s liveliest festivals! If you’re a fan of art, culture, beer, or Mother Earth—or, simply put, anything that makes life awesome— you’ll have plenty of fun along the Capitol Corridor this month!
More April Picks: Art in Martinez & San Jose, SF Cherry Blossom Festival & SF Beer Fest, Earth Day in Berkeley & Sacramento, and Oakland Dance Festival!
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
Whether you opt to celebrate Earth Day in San Francisco, enjoy a day of activities on the UC Berkeley campus, sample craft beer in Martinez, or watch some of the best turf dancers compete in Oakland, there are plenty of weekend activities along the Capitol Corridor!
More Weekend Picks: San Francisco Earth Day Festival, Berkeley Cal Day, Martinez Bay Area Craft Beer Festival and Oakland Turfin Dance Battle
Updated March 21, 2019
Every year, California breweries produce about 3.3 billion gallons of beer— 3.5 gallons per drinking age adult— according to the Brewers Association, a non-profit that keeps tabs on craft beer sales and production nationwide. With all those brews freshly flowing, why not make your Tour de Brew via the Capitol Corridor? Some of the best of the nearly 800 breweries in California are within strolling distance of our stations. Each of these breweries, listed here from south to north, offers its own unique taste of Nor Cal— and, of course, we will be your designated driver after all the tipsy taste-testing! More The Ultimate Guide to Microbreweries Along the Capitol Corridor