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 small town. Love all the planned activities like Fiesta Days, Merriment on Main, and the Medieval Fantasy Fair. Plus the seasonal classics like Creekwalk in the summer and Vaca High Football games in the fall, make Vacaville an awesome place to live or visit all year 'round!
Reviewed by arp10
on May 15, 2012
Vacaville is a fabulous place to live and raise a family. From the concerts at Creekwalk to the downtown events, to Merriment on Main, to performing arts, to the surprise fountain for the kids to play in... It seems there is always something going on that is family friendly. I love my town and wouldn't leave for anything!
Reviewed by LaurenRunow
on May 10, 2012
Great small town not far from wine country and plenty of things to do!
Reviewed by jim1956
on May 9, 2012
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