Niles Canyon Railway

One of Fremont’s most unique attractions is the Niles Canyon Railway, which offers excursion train rides through the beautiful Niles Canyon. This heritage railway operates historic trains pulled by vintage diesel and steam locomotives along a 12-mile route between Sunol and Niles. Some of the lovingly restored trains date back to the early 20th century. In addition to regular public excursions, the Niles Canyon Railway offers special event trains and private charters. Groups can book a train for birthdays, corporate events, weddings, picnics, wine tastings, murder mysteries, and more. With vintage rail cars and locomotives, it’s like taking a step back in time to the golden age of train travel. The Niles Canyon Railway station is located just over a mile from downtown Fremont. Our charter buses can provide roundtrip transportation between your location and the station, allowing your group to comfortably ride the rails without worrying about transportation. Be sure to check the calendar for Niles Canyon Railway’s operating dates and book your Fremont Party Bus Company charter bus early.

Address: 37029 Mission Blvd Fremont, CA 94536

Phone: (510) 996-8420

Ardenwood Historic Farm

Immerse yourself in the past with a visit to Ardenwood Historic Farm, a living history museum that recreates life on a 19th century estate. This regional park features an authentic Victorian farmstead with historic buildings and gardens, heritage breed animals, farming demonstrations using antique equipment, and interactive activities. At Ardenwood, costumed interpreters bring the past to life while educating visitors about the Bay Area’s agricultural heritage. Guests can tour the stately Patterson House, ride behind a draft horse, and pan for gold. There’s also a train ride that offers scenic views of the farm. Special events like harvest festivals, craft fairs, and an old-fashioned Christmas celebration make Ardenwood a popular destination throughout the year.

Address: 34600 Ardenwood Blvd Fremont, CA 94555

Phone: (510) 544-2797

Coyote Hills Regional Park

Nature lovers will feel right at home at Coyote Hills Regional Park, an oasis of open space and wildlife just minutes from bustling Silicon Valley. Spanning nearly 1,000 acres along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, this regional park offers beautiful scenic trails with panoramic bay views. Guests can follow over 10 miles of trails through lush wetland habitat, twisted bay laurel trees, and rolling grassland. A visitor center educates guests about the park’s history and ecology through exhibits and naturalist programs. Other amenities include a butterfly garden, picnic areas, and a maze inspired by Ohlone shellmound villages.

Address: 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd, Fremont, CA 94555

Phone: (510) 544-3220

Mission San José

Fremont is home to one of the most historically significant Spanish missions in California, Mission San José, founded in 1797. This National Historic Landmark still contains original adobe buildings and showcases artifacts chronicling mission history and Native Californian culture. Visitors can explore the mission church, museums, gardens, and chapel. The mission is also an active Catholic parish that holds Sunday mass and other ceremonies in the historic church. Throughout the year, Mission San José hosts community events like Las Posadas and the Fall Fair. A trip to the mission provides a glimpse into California’s Spanish colonial and Mexican rancho periods.

Address: 43300 Mission Blvd Fremont, CA 94539

Phone: (510) 657-1797

California Nursery Historical Park

Step into the past with a visit to California Nursery Historical Park, owned by the City of Fremont. This hidden local gem preserves the site of a historic nursery that operated for nearly 90 years under four generations of the Silva family. Visitors can tour replica historic buildings and explore heritage gardens filled with roses, camellias, azaleas, and other ornamentals. Exhibits in the Perez and Silva Houses share the interwoven history of the nursery and the families that operated it. The park also hosts special events and educational programs that bring 19th and 20th century nursery practices to life. From plant sales to adobe crafting workshops, there’s always something new to discover at California Nursery Historical Park.

Address: 36501 Niles Blvd. Fremont, CA 94536

Phone: (510) 795-0891

Pacific Commons

When you’re looking to shop ‘til you drop or catch a movie on a rainy day, Pacific Commons is Fremont’s premier destination. This vibrant shopping center contains over 150 stores, restaurants, and entertainment options all in one easily walkable outdoor complex. Popular stores at Pacific Commons include Nordstrom Rack, Best Buy, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Old Navy. The dining options span from fast casual to upscale with restaurants like Olive Garden, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, and P.F. Chang’s. The mega AMC theater has IMAX screens and recliner seating. With this much variety, Pacific Commons makes for a perfect group outing. Avoid the headache of coordinating cars and carpools for your shopping excursion.

Address: 43917 Pacific Commons Blvd Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (888) 638-5511

Newark Junior Rodeo

An annual tradition since 1962, the Newark Junior Rodeo offers an exciting taste of the West each summer. Held at the James M. Mape Memorial Rodeo Grounds, this event brings family-friendly rodeo fun over four days each June. Fans can watch youth and high school competitors compete in traditional rodeo events like calf roping, steer riding, and barrel racing. Throughout the Newark Junior Rodeo, delight in fair-style snacks like corn dogs and funnel cakes. An onsite carnival midway also provides games, rides and entertainment. Your group can get in on the Wild West action while leaving the driving to us in one of our charter buses. Contact Fremont Party Bus Company at 510-941-0129 to book transportation and commemorate your special day at the rodeo.

Address: Mape Memorial Rodeo Grounds 36840 Newark Blvd Newark, CA 94560

The Tech Interactive

For hands-on science fun, look no further than The Tech Interactive. This innovative museum offers immersive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) exhibits where visitors can design robots, engineer structures, perform virtual surgery, pilot drones, and much more. With daily programs, camps, and workshops, The Tech provides dynamic learning for all ages. The Tech Interactive is housed in a uniquely designed building overlooking the Guadalupe River Park.

Address: 201 S Market St San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: (408) 294-8324

Plan Your Charter Bus Tour of Fremont’s Hidden Gems

Fremont offers no shortage of unique attractions waiting to be uncovered, from historic sites and museums to shopping and seasonal events. The best way to experience all these hidden gems is together on a customized charter bus tour. Fremont Party Bus Company will expertly transport and navigate your group to maximize your time at each destination. Call us at 510-941-0129 to start planning an unforgettable Fremont charter bus tour custom-fit for your group’s interests. Our dedicated staff looks forward to helping showcase the best of Fremont!