While best associated with Halloween, corn mazes, and pumpkin spice, October also brings some of the best outdoor festivals and celebrations. All along the Capitol Corridor, you’ll find family-friendly festivals like Dia de los Muertos; Halloween-inspired fun; and celebrations of art, wine, music, and beer.
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.
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This post was originally published on April 2, 2017 and was updated March 27, 2019.
Whether you’re a fan who keeps track of every stat, or you just enjoy singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” with a bag of peanuts and Cracker Jacks, you’ve got plenty of options for baseball fun in Northern California. No matter which team you’re rooting for — the A’s in Oakland, the Giants in San Francisco, or the River Cats in Sacramento — the Capitol Corridor makes your trip to the ballpark relaxing and fun. With spacious seating and tables for four, a Café Car serving food and beverages, and free Wi-Fi, you’ll be able to start the tailgate early or check the starting lineup on board. More Play Ball! Capitol Corridor’s Guide to Northern California Baseball Parks
While February may be the shortest month of the year, there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things to do! From ringing in the Lunar New Year in San Francisco and San Jose, to celebrating the Native American Two-Spirit tradition and the Oakland Black experience, opportunities to partake in vibrant cultural expressions are not to be missed. You also have the chance to meet your favorite Giants player or stroll along the historic Main Street in Martinez while sipping fine wine and tasting delicious chocolates. Whatever you choose, there is a lot to look forward to along the Capitol Corridor!
More February Picks: SF Native American Two-Spirit Powwow, San Jose Lunar New Year Celebration, SF Giants FanFest, Martinez Wine & Chocolate Stroll, SF Chinese New Year Parade, and Oakland Black Joy Parade
Check out a great selection of free, family-friendly, Autumn-inspired events throughout the month of October. From jamming out at a free three-day music festival in SF, to celebrating Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in SJ, discover the best things to do around the Bay Area and along the Capitol Corridor!
More October Picks: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Suisun Art, Wine & Chocolate Festival, Sacramento Aloha Festival, San Jose Día de Los Muertos Festival, and SF Halloween Hoopla