PLEASANTON - Alameda County
Fair June 22 - July 10, 2012
DEL MAR - San Diego County Fair June 10 - July 4, 2012
San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and the sixth largest fair in the United States, drawing more than 1.3 million visitors annually.
Hours: Closed these Mondays - June 13, 20, 27. Cost: $13 Adult; $7 age 62 and older; $7 ages 6-12 ; Free Age 5 and younger. Parking: Free shuttle parking at lot 2 miles away, or $10 - 15 on site. Address: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014. sdfair.com
SUNOL - Niles Canyon Railway Historic Train Ride
One hour excursion filled with views of California poppies, lupin and mustard wildflowers seen from a vintage train ride through Niles Canyon. Board at the old Sunol depot and travel part of the historic route of the first transcontinental railroad. The one-hour round-trip excursion is about 14 miles. Suggested donation for regular trips: $5 kid, $10. Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, CA Call: (925) 862-9063. ncry.org