Catch a Caltrain Adventure this Summer

Bay Meadows is located on Caltrain, a hub of public transportation on the peninsula which makes travel and commutes that much easier. Whether you’re planning a trip to San Jose to enjoy a cultural event or museum, a ballgame with friends or night on the town in San Francisco – Caltrain makes it a breeze. Simply take a walk over to the Hillsdale Station and begin your adventure. You’ll find lots of benches (some with shade), in this great location across the street from the mall. Here are a few places Hillsdale Caltrain can take you this summer:

Catch the 2nd annual San Mateo Co. Brewery Festival on July 25th where all 12 San Mateo County Breweries will be together pouring beer in one location for charity! The best way to get there is Caltrain, Sequoia Station is 12 minutes from Hillsdale and the festival is a 30 second walk.

Take Caltrain from the Hillsdale station directly to the AT&T ballpark in just shy of an hour to catch or game or show. Football fans heading to Levi’s® Stadium can ride CalTrain to the Mountain View Station and transfer to VTA light rail. Light rail will provide service from Mountain View to Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara. Find more tips for these trips here.

San Mateo Caltrain

Head to San Jose Museum of Art. Hop on at the Hillsdale Station and ride for just under an hour into San Jose. The Museum is less than a mile walk from the Diridon station. Exit the station and turn right, then left on San Fernando Street. The Museum is located at the corner of Market and San Fernando.

Plan a day packed full of entertainment in San Jose by stopping by the circus on the way to the SJMA. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME, coming to the San Jose SAP Center in August, located across the street from the Diridon Caltrain Station.

San Jose Diridon Station also offers the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest on August 7-9 and always entertaining, San Jose Japantown on Sundays from 8:30am-12pm.

Ride the rails 11 minutes down to the Burlingame Station and enjoy a summer weekend of music and art at Burlingame on the Avenue Summer Art and Music Festival on August 15-16. The festival will feature live music, hundreds of artisans displaying hand-crafted wares, delicious food and beverages and fantastic entertainment.

Need more inspiration for riding the rails this summer? Check out the Caltrain Track the Fun Summer newsletter. New to Caltrain or still have questions? You can learn all the Rider In’s and Out’s from accessibility to lost and found here. One-way tickets and Day passes can be purchased only at the station Ticket Machine on the day of travel due.

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