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 embodies the word community. Many of the families here are generational. The downtown events and parades give you that old time feel and it is a great place to raise kids.
Reviewed by nolefresh
on September 17, 2012
Vacaville is beautiful, friendly and full of activity!
Reviewed by dsuihkonen
on September 17, 2012
Lots of music and fun here!
Reviewed by llwatson
on September 17, 2012
I have lived in Vacaville since 1968 and I love this town. This town has the biggest heart and you can feel that heart beating throughout, but it beats the strongest in downtown with all of the activities and events. From the Medieval Festival, Creekwalk Concerts, Fiesta Days, 4th of July, Art, Wine & Brew Fest, Chili Cook Off, Halloween Stroll, Holidays Craft & Gift Faire, and of course Merriment on Main, there is always something to do in Downtown Vacaville all year long and most of our events are volunteer staffed because the people here love giving back to this community. Thanks to Downtown Bob and Judy for all the hard work they do in creating and making Downtown Vacaville the Heart of the City.
Reviewed by VacavilleCA59
on September 17, 2012
My family has been stationed here for 5 years and after 20 years of service I can say that Vacaville citizens are by far the most patriotic.
Reviewed by BonnieS
on September 17, 2012
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