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.

It's such a family friendly place with festivals many weekends, live music gatherings year round, hiking, parks... it's great!!!
Reviewed by larapenny
on September 17, 2012
I love to working and living in Vacaville. One of my favorite events here is Merriment on Main, we go every year!
Reviewed by lmuehsam
on September 17, 2012
Vacaville! Yes! I have lived here my entire life, and don't care to live anywhere else. If you ever run out of things to do - and that's not easy to do, because the city has worked really hard and provided many activities and venues for us - but even if you do, you are within a short drive of 2 major cities, the mountains, and the beach. But it's hard to want to leave Vacaville - the Most Fun city in America!
Reviewed by CynthiaF
on September 17, 2012
Vacaville is the best place in the USA to be. It is near the Bay Area and Sacramento, a short drive to the Sierra Nevadas and the Pacific Ocean, and is the cleanest, most beautiful, friendliest, most fun and patriotic city in America.
Reviewed by garycullen
on September 17, 2012
Great town!! Friendly people!!!
Reviewed by Speedykc33
on September 17, 2012
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