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, California is an amazing place full of culture and fun. I happened upon this place when a military transfer brought us here and eventually My Mother joined me from Hawaii and my Sister from Texas. Yhere s so much diversity here, so many parks and stores nd Happy people. A very cool place indeed.
Reviewed by befree333
on September 17, 2012
Vacaville is a fairly large city but has that small town feel. It is a suburb but yet feels like you are in a rural country town. The redevelopment of the downtown district has been phenomenal. The free concerts in the summer, the farmers market, and all the other downtown events in the town square are very fun for all ages and family friendly. I haves lived in VV for 17 years after living in NJ my whole life. I love it here and glad to call VV home now.
Reviewed by JohnDanielson
on September 17, 2012
For a small town there are A LOT of activities. The downtown has been beautifully done and they hold many music festivals downtown. Very friendly people and excellent weather.
Reviewed by rblaircaldwell
on September 17, 2012
Vacaville is a great small town!! The food is diverse and worth the time and money!! If you EVER looking for a great place to visit...VISIT VACAVILLE!!!
Reviewed by Mom_Of_One
on September 17, 2012
I grew up here, went to high school! Still have many friends there. Love to go and visit monthly from Nevada! We always had something to do or see! Vacaville is close to everything!
Reviewed by sgentis
on September 17, 2012
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