5 Must-Visit Historic Towns in Northern California

February 21, 2018

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

A Car-Free, Hassle-Free Trip to Lake Tahoe on the Capitol Corridor

August 5, 2017

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