Amtrak x Father’s Day 2022
Father’s Day is this weekend and it’s not too late to plan a day trip or weekend getaway for the father figure in your life, and Amtrak San Joaquins will get you there! Already have plans? Maybe you still need a gift. We got you covered on that, too! Visit local stores to support small businesses and find locally-sourced goods. Memories with Dad are just a train ticket away.
Annual Father’s Day Car Show
Willow Park Mercantile, 205 G Street, Antioch, CA 94509 | Sunday June 19th | 9:00-1:00 PM
This is a family friendly event that features many cool cars and trucks, music, and delicious food from local restaurants. There will be raffles, a father/child look-alike contest, and a cake walk, courtesy of Rivertown Sweets! All proceeds raised will benefit the Celebrate Antioch Foundation. Entry and parking are free. There will be parking available at the City Hall parking lot and at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center. If you want to enter your vehicle, please visit: https://form.jotform.com/220396444084154
Directions: From Amtrak San Joaquins Antioch Station, turn left on W 2nd St., then once you turn right on G St., you will arrive at the destination.
Father’s Day Run/Walk 2022
Woodward Park | 7775 N Friant Rd. Fresno, CA | June 19, 2022 | 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Celebrate ALL the Dads at the Woodward Park 56th Annual Father’s Day Run/Walk. There is no better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with an electrifying 10k run and 2 mile run/walk! Completed with an event shirt, finisher medal and root beer floats, you won’t want to miss your chance to get those endorphins pumping and enjoy a little healthy competition between you and your father/father figure. Bring the whole family down to participate or cheer you on from the sidelines! Save by registering early for the event here.
Directions: Catch an Uber/Lyft to Woodward Park! Upon arriving to Woodward Park, you will head to the event space located at Mountainview Shelter located at 7775 N Friant Rd.
Fort Washington Farmers Market
North Fort Washington Road, Fresno, CA 93650 | Sunday June 19, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Nothing says summer like a good ole fashioned farmers market. Celebrate your father figures by heading over to North Fort Washington Road for the Fort Washington Father’s Day Farmers Market! Get inspired by the fresh produce and continue the celebration at home by crafting a family dinner for Dad with the fresh, local goods you found at the farmers market. Or, if you were brave enough to participate in the 10k at Woodward park beforehand, have yourself a cool-down lap over to the market and recharge with crisp, fresh fruits and vegetables–enjoying the local merchants and businesses while doing so.
Directions: An Uber or Lyft ride is just 15 minutes to the Farmer’s Market!
Yosemite National Park Father’s Day Escapade
Yosemite National Park
Take a day trip with Amtrak for Father’s Day and enjoy a scenic train trip, hassle free. Bring playing cards on the train and enlist the family in some much needed quality time–device free. After a seamless transfer from train to shuttle, enter into a magical day of serenity, togetherness and crisp, mountain air. Amtrak brings the ease to celebrations, when you purchase Amtrak tickets to Yosemite, the shuttle ride directly to the entry gates and admission to the park are included. Make it a whole thing and pack a backpack cooler with snacks and drinks, and have yourselves a makeshift picnic. Be mindful to bring a bag for trash so it doesn’t end up being whisked away into the forest, keep Yosemite beautiful and enjoy a perfect Father’s Day picnic nestled in the great outdoors.
Directions: Take the San Joaquins to the Merced, CA Station (MCD). Once you arrive at the station, you'll transfer to Amtrak Thruway Bus (Route 15), which takes you directly to Yosemite Valley. This bus route is serviced by the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS), which operates both shuttle vans and luxury motorcoaches. Best of all — when purchasing Amtrak tickets to Yosemite, the (shuttle) bus ride and admission to the park are included.
A Day on Millerton Lake
Millerton Lake, 5290 Millerton Road, Friant, CA | All-day
Looking to get into nature without venturing too far from home? A day trip to Millerton Lake is an easy, breezy way to honor the Father figure in your life. You can immerse yourself in the lake experience and either tow your own boat up or rent a boat for the day. Or, you can scrap boating altogether and fancy yourselves an age appropriate drink, charcuterie board, or just suit Dad up with an apron and get to grilling! No matter how you tackle this lake day, it is sure to be memorable–it also doubles as a last minute family gift that Dad is sure to enjoy. Engage in universal fun in the sun with a much needed escape into undeniably refreshing lake water, you just might be the hero of the weekend.
Locally Sourced Father’s Day Gifts
If you are tired of scrolling through boundless ads on the internet when just trying to find “cool unique gifts for dad” – then you have come to the right place. There is no better gift than a locally sourced gift with a story behind it, see below for some of our favorite, an
California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA| Sunday June 19, 2022 | 9:00 AM PDT-
Sunday Drives is fun for the whole family. Bring dad down to the California Automobile Museum and enjoy the history of these classic cars. What could be better than taking a ride in automobile history! With the purchase of museum admission, you’ll be able to answer that question for yourself. The California Automobile Museum offers a piece of automobile history and shows the influence motorized vehicles have had on our lives. Tickets for the California Automobile Museum start at $5 for kids ages six to seventeen. Tickets for Military and students start at $9, while general admission starts at $10.
Directions: Once Amtrak Riders arrive at the Sacramento Valley Station, they can take a quick 6-minute Lyft or Uber to the California Automobile Museum. If you prefer to walk, the museum is located 1.3 miles from the Sacramento Valley Station. Turn left toward 2nd Street, turn right onto L Street, turn left toward Neasham Circle, turn left onto Neasham Circle, turn left onto Front Street, and turn right onto V Street, the museum will be on your left.
Neighborworks community market in oak park
McClatchy Park, 3500 Ave. Sacramento, CA | Sunday June 19, 2022 | 9:00 AM PDT – 1:00 PM
Need some last-minute items for your Father’s Day Barbeque? Want to support local farmers, florists, and artists. NeighborWorks Community Market is the perfect place for those last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas. Treat dad to a community yoga class, help dad gather materials for lunch and enjoy the summer sun and holiday weekend. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the Community Market. This event is free and fun for the whole family!
Directions: Once Amtrak Riders arrive at the Sacramento Valley Station, they can take a quick 14-minute Lyft or Uber ride to McClatchy Park.
Stockton Car Show
8900 Thornton Road, Stockton, CA | Sunday, June 19, 2022 | 8:00 AM PDT- 2:30 PM PDT
Bring Dad down to the Stockton Elks Lodge to celebrate the Stockton Car Show. All Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles welcome! Enjoy classic cars, lowriders, eccentric creations, and much more! Food and sodas will be available with entry purchase. There will even be a 50/50 raffle and live music by Wild Wayne Pierce. Tickets for the event start at $35. For more information, please visit the Stockton Car Show event Page.
Directions: Once Amtrak Riders arrive at the Stockton San Joaquin Street Station, they can take a quick 15-minute Lyft or Uber to the Stockton Elks Lodge.
5th Annual Lake Merritt Black Father's Day Walk
Lake Merritt, 568 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, CA 94610 | Sunday June 19th | 9:00-10:00 AM
After a 2 year hiatus because of the pandemic, J. Dennis Fitness is excited to host the 5th Annual Black Father's Day Walk. Jamaal Dennis is a personal trainer and gym owner, and he loves to incorporate health and wellness in everything he does. Thus, the walk around Lake Merritt. Participants will do 1 single lap around the Lake with their kids, so if you have toddlers or babies, bring those strollers, wagons and carriers. If your kids are old enough to walk with you, let's get out and have a great time celebrating Black fathers. Everyone is welcome!
Directions: From Amtrak San Joaquins Oakland Station, you can either walk or bus to the location. If you would like to walk 40 minutes, begin by going right on 2nd St., then go left on Madison St. Continue on Madison St. for a mile, then turn left on Lakeside Dr. Walk along Lake Merritt until going right on Grand Ave. You’ll then go right on Bellevue Ave. and walk until you go left again on Lake Merritt on Lake Merritt Path. You will then reach the meeting point at 568 Bellevue Ave. To bus from the Oakland Station, take the AC Transit 12 bus from Alice St. and 2nd St. to Grand Ave. and Perkins St., then continue walking down Perkins St., turn right on Bellevue Ave., then you will reach the meeting point.
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