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
Take an evening stroll looking at art in Oakland, enjoy a free symphonic concert in Berkeley, gather for a weekend of art and wine at a festival in Fremont, and celebrate Asian Pacific culture in San Francisco. It’s a weekend full of summer events along the Capitol Corridor!
More Weekend Picks: Oakland First Friday Art Murmur, Berkeley Summer Symphony, Fremont Arts Festival, and San Francisco Nihonmachi Fair
So, you don’t have a car, a kayak, or a stand-up paddle board. No worries—you can still experience some of Northern California’s best paddling with the help of the Capitol Corridor, the 170-mile train route that links San Jose to Sacramento/Auburn. The Capitol Corridor has plenty of scenic spots along the way where you can get out on the water and rent gear. In addition to the paddling areas right near Capitol Corridor train stations, you can also take advantage of Capitol Corridor’s dedicated bus connections or use other transit options to complete your travel to world-class paddling destinations.
More 4 Places to Get Out on the Water Along the Capitol Corridor Route
The Capitol Corridor has long provided bike-friendly accommodations on board our trains and promoted biking as a complement to our service. Both biking and train travel provide more sustainable and enjoyable alternatives to driving, and the combination of the two allows for an even better travel experience! On Thursday, May 11, Capitol Corridor will demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the biking community at various Bike to Work Day events on board our trains and along the route.
More Get Ready for Bike to Work Day 2017!
The stretch of the Capitol Corridor route between Martinez and Davis is one of the prettiest, and just looking out the window it’s easy to see that nature is alive and well here. Most passengers never experience the Suisun Marsh first-hand though as they zip past the Suisun/Fairfield station on the way to Davis and Sacramento to the east, or Bay Area destinations to the west.
More Exploring the Suisun Marsh from the Suisun City/Fairfield Station