Vacaville, California

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

5 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Fun"

Description

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.

Where everybody knows your name!
Reviewed by smhobbs
on September 17, 2012
Vacaville is a big small town with a little of everything - great shopping, quality dining, good schools, and an atmosphere of welcome. Fun and family-friendly events throughout the year, and a community thinking ahead by being bike- and electric car-friendly. There's lots of heart in this city!
Reviewed by shalamiope
on September 17, 2012
Vacaville is a great place to live and raise a family!!
Reviewed by StanMarsh
on September 17, 2012
A great place with something to do every weekend of the year, as well as a lot of great shopping, activities and parks! Wonderful weather, good people, beautiful downtown, excellent shopping and more.
Reviewed by markpio2011
on September 17, 2012
great town--we had lots of fun here!!
Reviewed by rmcdaniel
on September 17, 2012
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Population

92,428

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