Popular California Destinations

It's no wonder California is known as the Golden State! California is rich with a diverse population, beautiful landscapes, unlimited shopping and dining opportunities, an abundance of leisure time activities and weather to fit every season. What better way to see it all than aboard Amtrak California! Whether you're visiting for the first time, or this is your turf, traveling on Amtrak California is the way to get there.

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Balboa Park

Balboa Park is the nation’s largest urban cultural park, home to 15 major museums, performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo.

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California Desert

Traveling to the desert just got easier aboard Amtrak California. Caltrans has expanded its Amtrak California Thruway Bus service from Bakersfield to Palm Springs, adding three new prime desert destinations.

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California's Great America

Voted San Francisco's most exciting theme park, California's Great America is the state's only combination theme and water park. And, it's the only place in the Bay Area where kids can meet and play with their favorite Peanuts friends at Planet Snoopy!

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Disneyland

From the charm of Main Street, U.S.A to the whimsy of Mickey's Toontown, explore eight fantastic "lands" of nostalgia, color and delight. Let your imagination run free in a magic kingdom where life is a fairy tale and dreams really do come true.

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Fisherman's Wharf at Pier 39

Fishermans Wharf (at Pier 39), located in San Francisco California, features world class hotels, restaurants, and family friendly attractions.

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Jack London Square

Jack London Square recaptures the vivid history of the City of Oakland and the adventurous spirit of legendary writer Jack London, emerging as a vibrant Bay Area destination.

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Knott's Berry Farm

With over 165 rides, shows and attractions, Knott´s Berry Farm is the place to go for family fun! With five themed areas, there is something at Knott´s for everyone.

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Legoland California Resort

LEGOLAND® is a world class amusement park designed for adults and youngsters alike. It has many interactive rides that kids can operate.

 

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Mammoth Lakes (Seasonal)

Mammoth Lakes is an adventure for all ages. Share the wonders of nature with your kids and watch them learn first-hand about local wildlife. Swim in a pool heated by natural hot springs or picnic in the shade of a towering pine. Enjoy miles of paved and dirt bike paths or explore local skateboard parks, ball fields and courts. Festivals and events through out the year cater to children and adults a like. Mammoth vacations are kid-friendly and family approved!

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row on the Pacific Ocean shoreline in Monterey, California, offers visitors nearly 200 award-winning galleries and exhibits.

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Old Sacramento

This unique 28-acre National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park is located along the beautiful Sacramento River. Bustling with activity, the district is alive with shopping, dining, entertainment, historical attractions and world-renowned museums set within the time of the California Gold Rush.

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San Diego Zoo

Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the 100-acre San Diego Zoo is one of the largest and most progressive zoos in the world.

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San Francisco Bay Cruise

Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge on your journey along San Francisco's historic waterfront. Experience the thrilling history of San Francisco Bay from a uniquely different perspective.

 

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Founded in 1907, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the oldest surviving seaside amusement park on the West Coast and was voted "World's Best Seaside Amusement Park."

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SeaWorld

Come celebrate the wonders of the sea at SeaWorld® San Diego. Experience Shamu’s show Believe, and thrilling rides like Journey to Atlantis, Shipwreck Rapids and Wild Arctic.

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Discovery Kingdom is a 135-acre park featuring awesome rides, great shows, and incredible attractions.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain is a 260-acre park featuring world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions. Six Flags Magic Mountain is home to 11 different world records! 

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Solvang

Known as California’s Copenhagen, this quaint Danish-style town has been a tourist attraction to young and old alike since 1947. The traditional German-style architecture, authentic restaurants, and shopkeepers dressed in traditional attire make visitors forget that they're in California.

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State Capitol

The California State Capitol is located in Sacramento, California at the west end of Capitol Park. The building serves as both a museum and the state’s working seat of government.

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Universal Studios - Hollywood

At Universal Studios Hollywood, you'll find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place. With thrilling park rides and shows ...

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Yosemite National Park

Located in Central California´s Sierra Nevada mountain range, Yosemite National Park encompasses an incredible 1,170 square miles of breathtaking natural splendor - ranging in altitude from 2,000 feet to more than 13,000 feet above sea level.

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