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.

Vacaville is a charming, fun city. I have lived in many cities in my life and Vacaville is the best. It has a wonderful small town feel with many activites. I am able to put my very young toddler into sports classes/activites, there are many festivals, parks and just a ton of activities.
Reviewed by cubsgirl14
on September 17, 2012
It is the best place to visit.Nut tree village,rides ,shops,premium outlet mall,
Reviewed by robertbrown2454
on September 17, 2012
I moved to Vacaville last year in July of 2010 with a company transfer from Ohio. I have been very happy with the town. I had many choices on where to live when transferring and the recommendations from co-workers and people in the area were overwhemingly for Vacaville. There's lots to do and the people are very friendly. The downtown area is very charming and there are a lot of little shops and events that are really fun! Would highly recommend this are as the "most fun" town!
Reviewed by christine1300
on September 17, 2012
With a quaint downtown and historic homes and the Vacaville Museum on beautiful Buck Avenue, Vacaville gives families searching for a small town feel a place to plant roots. There is almost always something going on downtown, from the annual tree lighting and Merriment on Main to the Memorial Day Parade and Fiesta Days. This is a wonderful town to find some good old fashioned and usually FREE fun!
Reviewed by jengun1
on September 17, 2012
Can always find something to do here! Ice skating, movies, shopping, live music !!
Reviewed by Karenateuro
on September 17, 2012
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