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.

Great people and many wonderful things to do and see. Fiesta Days of course!
Reviewed by carguy
on September 17, 2012
Downtown Vacaville is an awesome place. Definitely a fun place and the events in downtown are always the best!!!
Reviewed by clarkins823
on September 17, 2012
Vacaville has a great line-up of events throughout the whole year! Everyone is friendly and makes you feel at home whether you live here or are just visiting!
Reviewed by degidio
on September 17, 2012
Vacaville works hard and successfully to maintain a friendly small town feel even though it is nearly 100,000 people. The community reaches out to help those in need and offers many avenues for folks to engage and enjoy their town and its people.
Reviewed by captbill777
on September 17, 2012
Vacaville is the most awesome big city with that small city feeling. I am so glad that I live here! I should have moved here many years ago!
Reviewed by matt95688
on September 17, 2012
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