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.

I love Vacaville. I've always said I would raise my family here and that's just what we're doing. There's lots for families to do and great places to eat.
Reviewed by mkh05
on September 17, 2012
Great little big town withl everything you need and more!!!!
Reviewed by kliebel
on September 17, 2012
I have lived in Vacaville since 1997. I love this town because it's number one priority is the people. This town will pull together in tough economic times. Vacaville has a great small town appeal to it with all the perks of the big cities. This is a place I am proud to call my home.
Reviewed by katina1973
on September 17, 2012
I have lived in Vacaville for six years now, and I moved here to raise my children in this beautiful and family freindly city
Reviewed by LisaCSanchez
on September 17, 2012
Great place to live and work.
Reviewed by sheryllovesspaniels
on September 17, 2012
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