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.

Some of the best things in Vacaville are Andrews Park and the Town Square for summer concerts and events like Fiesta Days and the tree lighting. There is great dining from Merchant & Main to Tacos Jalisco. All kinds of parks including a skate park and Pena Adobe which is great for hiking or a picnic. Great place. Every time I leave I always end up coming back.
Reviewed by rlacosse
on September 17, 2012
This town is awesome! The people are friendly and I have never heard anything bad about it.
Reviewed by icykujo
on September 17, 2012
Love Vacaville... It's big but it's quaint... people are nice. Has everything my family needs.
Reviewed by mish2703
on September 17, 2012
Small town that has a great deal of heart. Every holiday is fun downtown
Reviewed by ember297
on September 17, 2012
Vacaville is a great family oriented town with many family friendly events. Nut Tree is being revitalized and is home to a factory Stores Outlet Center.
Reviewed by OHilton
on September 17, 2012
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