Metrolink is thrilled to announce the reveal of our adventure-filled destination inspiration website. The revamp of this existing hub of places to “explore” gives travelers the opportunity to learn more and plan to explore just over 180 suggestions (and counting!) of where to “take the train” and enjoy an unforgettable #railtrip in SoCal.
We understand our riders use Metrolink for more than just work – now, it’s time to play with Metrolink. Plus, more destinations mean more places to travel for fun. And we’re always adding new destinations to create even more opportunities for our riders to use Metrolink for leisure activities.
The growing collection of leisure travel landing pages is divided up by each of the counties Metrolink serves, hosting details on where to adventure via railway from Ventura down to San Diego, into the Inland Empire and everywhere in-between. There’s also an “All Counties” page featuring all destinations which can be further divided into categories of interest for planning a trip.
Users can sort destinations in a variety of ways, including:
- Interactive maps showcasing how to get to the destination from the train station
- Sorting ability, to search for destinations in certain categories such as “outdoors, Food and Beverage, nightlife” just by clicking a box
- Roundup stories showcasing more than one destination at a time (such as “where to take Metrolink for holiday festivities in SoCal”)
- The ability to click a check box to filter out destinations that are within walking distance of a Metrolink station
We’re proud of how family friendly our services are which makes it easier to take the kids on an educational trip across any number of our 538 miles of track and 62 stations. The “kids ride free on weekends” deal allows kiddos aged 17 and under on the train 100% free of charge (with a paying adult) and our $10 Weekend Day Pass for adults means travelers can EXPLORE for only $10 to go anywhere on our system… That means a family of eight can explore for just $20 (Two adults and six kiddos!).
Our bike and surfboard cars offer added opportunities for adventure, and can fit fun carry-ons such as coolers, picnic baskets, and added chances to create family memories together while exploring outside and embarking on educational experiences.
Plus, we’ve partnered with more than 50 SoCal businesses and destinations ranging from Visit Oxnard, to luxury hotel properties like Oceanside’s Mission Pacific Hotel and Seabird Resort and holiday events like Casa Romantica with its “Casa Lumina Holiday Lights Walk” to offer additional savings for our loyalty program members.
Download the Metrolink mobile app so you can always have our latest schedule in your pocket and to confirm times for your origin and destination stations. Learn more on our website, here.
Check out one of our pre-planned family friendly itineraries across Orange County and Burbank here and dive into exploring our new explore content hub by reading our Holiday Happenings destination roundup.