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.

Something for everyone...from downtown shops to annual festivals. Vacaville is the best place to raise kids too!
Reviewed by kearstenweeks
on September 17, 2012
Lots of really good food! Right off the 80 and traffic flows in Vacaville. If you own a plane you can fly in and eat lunch then fly right back out, it's that easy! If you are headed for Tahoe then stop and get breakfast at one of the diner's in VV you will be impressed.
Reviewed by santafedave
on September 17, 2012
We moved our family to Vacaville from Orange County a little over 10 years ago and have never regretted it. There is always something for our family to do together from playing at the numerous parks, to biking the trails, and hiking the hills. During the summer, there is the free Concerts in the Park and of course at Christmas time the ever popular Christmas tree lighting downtown with Santa Clause!! We love it here...
Reviewed by hayshaw3
on September 17, 2012
Vacaville has it all. With live music playing downtown almost daily, and events happening everywhere, it's great! If you like to dine for a cause, Vacaville hosts the most sumptuous fundraisers in the world. Two of my favorites are the Opportunity House Festival of Trees Gala and the NorthBay Hospice Jubilee.
Reviewed by SueNeander
on September 17, 2012
Always something going on around town, especially in the town square. Annual events that provide residents and visitors with fun, enjoyable and affordable (most often free) entertainment. Fiesta Days, Saturday Farmers Market, Jazz Festival, Merriement on Main, music on the square, River Walk trail, Home and Garden Show, Pleasant Valley Iris Farm, and many more activities
Reviewed by pjrae
on September 17, 2012
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