Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to take a break, and riding with us is the perfect thing to do as the weather warms up and the rain fades away. We are here to make the journey home or to any destination within California easier through Amtrak San Joaquins. Save on travel by taking advantage of a variety of discounts that are available for students, seniors, active military, veterans, and friends and families..Visit our promotions page to take advantage of the discount that suits you best! Sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice cup of coffee, a movie, and free onboard Wi-Fi. We'll take care of getting you to where you want to be!
Old Sacramento Waterfront
Looking for a fun historical adventure? Stop by the Old Sacramento Waterfront! Only a 9-minute walk from the Sacramento Valey Station, this historic California State Park hugs the Sacramento River and offers visitors a glimpse into Sacramento's history. Visitors can enjoy supporting small businesses, learn about California's Gold Rush History at the Sacramento History Museum, enjoy a drink on the Sac Brew Boat while exploring the Sacramento River, or enjoy the sky-high views of the state park on the Waterfront Park's Ferris wheel. There's so much to explore! Riders who stay overnight in Sacramento can save 10% when booking with Hyatt Regency Sacramento. Visit our Stay at the Hyatt page to learn more about the discount.
Getting there: Take Amtrak San Joaquins to the Sac Valley Station. From there, it is about a 10-minute walk or 3-minute Lyft or Uber ride to Old Town Sacramento.
Downtown Commons (DOCO)
Downtown Commons, also known as DOCO, is where the locals come to play. Located near the Golden 1 Center, visitors can enjoy a glass of champagne from FIZZ or a delicious steak dinner from Echo and Rig. Are you feeling competitive? Enjoy a round of mini golf at Tipsy Putt or some fun games at Punch Bowl Social. DOCO makes sure to have something for everyone. Riders who stay overnight in Sacramento can save 10% when booking with Hyatt Regency Sacramento. Visit our Stay at the Hyatt page to learn more about the discount.
Getting there: Take Amtrak San Joaquins to the Sac Valley Station. From there, it is about a 5-minute walk to Downtown Commons.
Stockton Ports Baseball
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a Stockton Ports baseball game. Grab your friends and family, head down to Banner Island Park, and enjoy ice-cold drinks, snacks, food, and a great baseball game. Check out the Stockton Ports Tickets page for ticket prices. Make sure to look through the events calendar for family-friendly events like Education Day on April 18, a special game for the students and teachers of local schools, or College Night on April 21, stick around after the final pitch to join in on this fun game and win awe where you can stick around after the final pitch to win some fun prizes!
Getting there: Take Amtrak San Joaquins to the Stockton San Joaquins Stations. From the Stockton San Joaquin Station get an Uber or Lyft and enjoy the 5-minute ride to the ball park!
Explore Oakland's Lake Merritt
Oakland’s Lake Merritt is a beautiful destination, popular with locals and visitors alike. With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect time to take a stroll around the lake and enjoy the scenery. You can even rent a pedal boat or kayak to take out on the water! Surrounding Lake Merritt are plenty of great cafes and restaurants to enjoy a meal or drink with the view. Also nearby is the Oakland Museum of California which offers excellent year-round art and natural history exhibits.
Getting there: Take Amtrak San Joaquins to the Jack London Square Station. From there, it is about a 20-minute walk, 7-minute bike ride, or 6-minute rideshare to the lakeshore.
Enjoy The Martinez Shoreline
Spring is a wonderful time to visit Martinez and explore its beautiful shoreline. Just a short walk from the Martinez Station is the Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline, a park with nearly three miles of trails that offer peaceful walks through the marsh and along the shoreline. Catch sights of ships flowing through the Carquinez Strait, along with wildlife like the snowy egret and great blue heron. After taking a stroll through the marsh or shoreline, head over to historic downtown Martinez for great food and drink options.
Getting there: From the Martinez Station, walk 12 minutes north along N. Court Street to reach the main entrance to the Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline.
Downtown Fresno's ArtHop
Do you appreciate art, music, and food? Then look no further – the first Thursday of every month in Downtown Fresno hosts the perfect event for you, ArtHop. April’s ArtHop happens to take place during spring break, so grab your family and friends and walk up and down Fulton Street where you can explore historic buildings, gaze at artwork by dozens of artists, and enjoy music, food and beer (for those 21 and up)!
Getting there: From the Fresno Station, make a left on Tulare St and turn right onto Fulton St, where you won't miss the lively atmosphere!
It’s spring which means baseball is back! Head over to Chukchanski Park and catch the Fresno Grizzlies kick off their season. You can view their schedule here and decide which game you’ll be attending. Whether you are traveling solo or with friends and family, a ball game and hot dogs are always a great time!
Getting there: From the Fresno Station get a 4-minute Uber or Lyft, or take a 17-minute walk by taking a left on Tulare St, a left on Fulton St and the park is on your right!
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