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Family Getaways Are Fun and Affordable on Metrolink

Between the high cost of gas and inflation, some families are foregoing their summer vacation.

But why stay home when world-class destinations are an affordable train ride away?

A Metrolink train trip can put your vacation back on track – and right now, there’s a chance to win four round-trip tickets and a $100 gift card. Enter for a chance to win here

On weekends, a family of four with two kids 17 and under can travel all day Saturday or Sunday for only $20. And the travel itself is part of the fun! Metrolink train cars are cool, safe and comfortable for a relaxing journey with no traffic and time to focus on family.

Our Metrolink fans give these destinations two thumbs up for families:

San Juan Capistrano: Within an easy walk from the station, there’s a lovely area called the Los Rios District; it’s the oldest neighborhood in California. Walk the shady lane and visit one-of-a-kind restaurants and shops, and a petting zoo. Also in town is the famous mission featuring many programs for kids.

San Clemente: Some of California’s best stretches of wide sandy beaches are within steps of the Metrolink station. Bring your boards and bikes—it’s easy on the train. The train stops at the beach and restaurants are nearby.

Los Angeles: The City of Angels is packed with fun places to visits like Chinatown, historic Olvera Street, museums and amazing restaurants.

Buena Park: Summer isn’t complete without a visit to Knotts Berry Farm and its very cool roller coasters. For jousting and knights in armor, check out Medieval Times.

Check out other family-friendly ideas here.

For inspiration about places to go and great deals at restaurants and more, stop by the Metrolink Daycations website.

On weekends, adults ride throughout the Metrolink system for only $10 Saturday or Sunday and kids 17 and under ride free. On any one weekday, the adult fare for unlimited rides throughout the Metrolink system is only $15.

Check out 42 trip ideas from 14 stations and enter to win today.