Enjoy expansive ocean views from your seat on the Pacific Surfliner as you travel to sunny San Diego. Known as “California’s Beach City”, San Diego has something for everyone, including a vibrant downtown with walkable attractions and dynamic dining options, sweeping views of the bay, a historic arts and cultural district, live events, and more.
There is so much to discover at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. See animals from around the world up close, participate in interactive experiences, and enjoy exciting animal shows. Guided tours and winding paths bring you to more than 4,000 species of animals. The lively atmosphere at the zoo is a great place for family fun. And for a limited time, save on both your train ride and zoo admission when you take the Pacific Surfliner.
Along San Diego Bay and not far from the train station is the picturesque Embarcadero, which features historic ships, museums, and harbor tours. There is a working fishing harbor and a cruise ship terminal at the waterfront, as well as hotels, restaurants, shops, and park with a modern playground and an expansive grassy lawn. Take a leisurely walk along the Big Bay and appreciate the beautiful views along the way.
Take the kids to the New Children's Museum for inventive and engaging experiences that the entire family will enjoy. The interactive installations and hands-on activities inspire children through art and creativity. There's always something new to discover.
Get the best views away from shore. A harbor sightseeing cruise is a great way to see popular tourist destinations and wildlife like whales and dolphins. Take in the sights, sounds, and stories of the bay on a relaxing harbor cruise.
Across the bay from downtown San Diego, and just a ferry ride away, is Coronado Island. This island paradise is known for its elegant gardens, quaint shops, oceanfront dining, and spectacular sunsets. Relax on the beach, bike along the boardwalk, and surf the waves. Make time to explore Orange Avenue, the town's main artery that is lined with shops, restaurants, galleries, and the Coronado Museum of History & Art.
The historic Gaslamp Quarter is the heartbeat of the city and is centrally located in the downtown area. Trendy boutique shops, restaurants, pubs, vibrant nightlife, and more call this 16-square block area home. From the train station, take the trolley to the Gaslamp Quarter.
Come visit the birthplace of California. Founded in 1769, Old Town San Diego offers a glimpse into early California. Enjoy live entertainment like mariachis and folkloric dancers, tour structures built in the 1800s, shop at the many marketplaces, and more. Make lunch or dinner plans to enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine. The Old Town San Diego train station is within walking distance to this Historic State Park.