Weekend Event Picks: Ideas for a Football-Free Weekend Along the Capitol Corridor

February 2, 2016

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. 

California State Railroad Museum & Sacramento Museum Day: Sacramento

Make your way to Sacramento for family-friendly fun at the California State Railroad Museum and Sacramento Museum Day. On Saturday from 10am to 5pm, the Railroad Museum and a host of other museums and cultural destinations in Sacramento will offer free and half-priced admission to the public as part of Museum Day, now in its 18th year. Participating sites will include more than 25 local museums, plus the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town. And on Sunday, the Railroad Museum makes for a great alternative to Super Bowl activities. To get there, take the Capitol Corridor to the Sacramento Station, which is steps from the Railroad Museum, and within walking distance of many other museums and attractions.

The Great Outdoors: Suisun/Fairfield

Nature enthusiasts can trade the football field for the great outdoors this weekend by taking the train to Suisun for some fresh air and prime wildlife viewing. Adjacent to the nation’s largest contiguous estuarine marsh, Suisun is the gateway to a scenic network of marshlands teeming with native species, namely wetland birds. Pedestrian and bike-friendly trails offer the perfect opportunity to take in the natural beauty of this unique habitat, and afterwards, you can enjoy lunch along the water at one of Suisun City’s great local restaurants.

A Winter Escape: Lake Tahoe

If you prefer snow sports to ball sports, this weekend is the perfect time to take advantage of the abundance of fresh powder at Tahoe’s ski resorts. You can dodge traffic and get there hassle-free on the Capitol Corridor. Thanks to the easy connections between the train and our dedicated bus network, you can reach a number of destinations around North and South Lake Tahoe from any point along the Capitol Corridor route. Ready to hit the slopes?