Here are some Northern California Rail-related and transportation related attractions you may want to visit if you come in early or stay over:

The California State Railroad Museum (CSRM) is one of the finest railroad museums in the world. It is situated in Old Sacramento and is well worth a day. CSRM is located in Sacramento, about 100 miles from the hotel. You can take Amtrack's Capitol Corridor trains from Centerville or Emeryville, acrosss the bay from the hotel. CSRM

The Niles Canyon Railway (NCRY) is an operating railroad museum located about 20 from the event hotel in scenic Niles Canyon. NCRY

The Aircraft Carrier USS HORNET Museum is a located at the site of the former Alameda Naval Air Station, about 20 miles from the event Hotel. You can tour the WWII aircraft carrier and it's collection of vintage warbirds. USS Hornet

The San Francisco Maritime Museum is a located in San Francisco about 20 miles from the hotel. You can get there by BART (a few miles from the hotel)and the SF Muni. The museum has an excellent collection of restored ships. SF Martime Museum

The Red Oak Victory is a WWII Victory Ship open for visitors in Richmond on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visiting hours are 10 AM - 3 PM. Donation $10.00 adults, tours avialable at extra fare. Red Oak Victory Ship