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.
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Your Getaway Guide to an Iconic Bay Area City
As home of the highly-prestigious University of California at Berkeley, and epicenter of the ‘60s activist movement, the city of Berkeley has long been an attraction to diverse visitors from around the globe. Today, it also thrives as a destination for world-class culinary, social, and outdoor delights that cater to a variety of tastes and price points. Centrally located along the Capitol Corridor route (about halfway between Sacramento and San Jose), Berkeley is bursting with eclectic sights and flavors that reflect the rich diversity of the surrounding community.
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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