Vacaville, California


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

5 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Fun"


Located in San Francisco Bay, the city of Vacaville (sometimes called “Golden Hills”) is about halfway between Sacramento and San Francisco. For tourists, there is plenty to do in this sunny spot. The city holds yearly Vacaville Fiesta Days, which boasts a parade with the local schools’ marching bands, gymnasts, and an electric car showcase.

For more family-friendliness, kids will enjoy The Nut Tree, which is home to a train for children and a life-size checkerboard, with plenty of dining and shopping options for adults. And for the shopping enthusiasts, visitors can visit the Vacaville Premium Outlets for bargains in 120 stores.

Don’t miss Downtown Vacaville, which offers a seasonal farmer’s market, a playground, top-notch dining, and Creekwalk–a venue which often holds concert series.

Christmas-time is a big celebration in Vacaville. The city has an annual Festival of Trees in its local ice-skating rink. Vacaville residents hold the Tree Lighting Ceremony, and enjoy music, hot chocolate, and horse-drawn carriage rides.

For recreation, Lagoon Valley Lake and the Pena Adobe Regional Park are great for fishing, hiking, or just getting some fresh air and beautiful views.

Vacaville is a great place to eat, shop, and enjoy free entertainment! Downtown has frequent free events in the Town Square or Creekwalk Plaza from May through August and periodic events/activities throughout the year. The people are friendly and welcome visitors to enjoy the small town atmosphere.
Reviewed by Emily
on September 17, 2012
There is no small town more fun than Vacaville. It has the best of all small town things, lots of fairs and community events that make everyone, resident or visitor feel like part of the family. What I love the most the small town rivalry between the two high schools. Because of it you get awesome events like the Black and Blue Bowl when both schools play each other in football, and win or lose everyone has a great time.
Reviewed by Italychic
on September 17, 2012
Always something to do in Vacaville.
Reviewed by sairbear182
on September 17, 2012
I've lived here my whole life. Love the atmosphere. Great dining, shopping, and entertainment. The rivalry between the high schools is great! The police and fire departments do a great job, and are always giving back to the community. Fiesta Days and Merriement on Main are my favorite two community events.
Reviewed by VacavilleGuy89
on September 17, 2012
Fiesta Days!! Can't wait!
Reviewed by sarah500
on September 17, 2012
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