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Trip Ideas

Trip Ideas

Your Next California Destination Awaits

Travel throughout California from end to end with the Amtrak San Joaquins trains and Thruway Bus connections. Take our service and map out your next trip to famous cities, hidden gems, and iconic landmarks. Perfect for families, friends or solo riders, make our hassle-free service a part of your next destination.

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Northern california

Route 3: Stockton to Redding

Reach the far Northern California national forests with connections from the State Capitol.

Route 1C: Bakersfield to Santa Monica

Hit the beach or the books with stops to the Santa Monica Pier and UCLA.

san francisco bay area

San Francisco

Discover Iconic Landmarks Like the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman'sWharf & Chinatown. Get your walking shoes ready and explore San Francisco!

Oakland Jack London Square

Jack London Square was named after the intrepid adventurer and author of Call of the Wild and The Sea Wolf. Visitors can take an adventure on the water or enjoy plazas filled with music venues, organic food options, beer gardens and much more.

Route 7: Martinez to Arcata

Discover internationally acclaimed Napa wineries, ride the 131-year-old Willits Historic Skunk Train through the scenic redwood forest.

Central Valley


With iconic waterfalls, giant sequoias and awe-inspiring cliffs, Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the country. No matter the time of year, there’s something to see, like the blooming wildflowers in the spring or the Horsetail Firefall in the winter.

Route 10: Santa Barbara to Las Vegas

Surf the tide in Santa Barbara, camp out in Death Valley National Park or roll the dice in Vegas!

Southern California

Route 19: Bakersfield to San Bernadino

Visit Pasadena for shopping and dining, hike at San Bernardino National Forest, or visit Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield!

Route 18: Visalia to Santa Maria

Go wine tasting in Paso Robles, whale watching in San Luis Obispo or play your cards at Tachi Palace in Lemoore!

Plan your Next Trip

Our daily train and bus schedules provide a variety of options for short and long-distance travel.