Thursday, February 26, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Discover Solano Spring 2014: Vacaville

Discover Solano Downtown Vacaville

Town Square in Downtown Vacaville. (Adam Smith/Daily Republic)

By
From page DIS41 | March 31, 2014 |

Vacaville is a people-oriented city.

It takes pride in its community events, such as the holiday Festival of Trees, which raises money for the town’s homeless shelter; Merriment on Main, which packs the downtown every year; and springtime’s Fiesta Days, which celebrated its 55th anniversary. Several other newer themed festivals also dot the calendar throughout the year.

It has a welcoming downtown with a host of small, locally owned stores with an active town square that hosts entertainment events almost every weekend. The adjacent Creekwalk and Andrews Park are also often entertainment venues.

Vacaville has always prided itself on being a forward-looking town, as evidenced by its biotech industry and green footprint. It’s a family oriented community with a network of parks and youth programs and a record as one of the safest communities in the state for its size.

Residents enjoy the city’s park system, bicycle and pedestrian trails, sports fields, the downtown and shopping centers such as sprawling and popular Vacaville Premium Outlet stores, which draw shoppers from throughout the region. As does the up and coming Nut Tree area – site of the once happening iconic road stop of the same name. It opened in the 1920s as a produce stand under a large oak tree and morphed into a popular family oriented restaurant and play area complete with merry-go-round and train. While the Nut Tree closed in 1996, its legacy is continued in the Nut Tree shopping center.

The shopping area has a host of anchor stores such as Best Buy and Michael’s plus many  smaller stores including the newly opened Boudin SF and Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Vacaville was founded in 1851 by pioneer William McDaniel, when he bought part of an 1843 Mexican land grant held by Manuel Cabeza Vaca with the promise that McDaniel would name the town Vacaville. The city was incorporated in 1892.

For the sizable population of commuters, Vacaville is equidistant from the Sacramento area and the San Francisco Bay Area, connected to both by Interstate 80, which cuts the town in half.

Hotels: 7

Number of rooms: 541

Chamber of Commerce: Vacaville Chamber of Commerce, 300 Main St., Vacaville; 707-448-6424; www.vacavillechamber.com

Visitors Bureau: Vacaville Conference and Visitors Bureau, 1671 East Monte Vista Ave. No. 112, Vacaville; 707-450-0500; www.visitvacaville.com

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

Suisun Walmart to open March 25

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A1, 11 Comments | Gallery

 
Searchers find infant’s body

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1, 3 Comments

 
Children tackle history during Wax Museum project

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
 
 
Pedestrians hit by cars in 2 separate incidents

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A3, 9 Comments | Gallery

 
Vacaville police clear homeless from area

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A4, 5 Comments

 
Legislative committee votes for earthquake relief bill

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A4

NorthBay Healthcare Group expands lease

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

 
State to close part of I-80 to continue project

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

 
Fairfield police log: Feb. 24, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A10

 
Suisun City police log: Feb. 24, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A10

.

US / World

Family celebrating one-month birthdays of identical triplets

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
Massive I-95 pileup leaves 17 injured in snowy Maine

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

CEO has plan for crime prediction system

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Dog owner lawsuit alleges food made his pups sick

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

What happens, and not, in Homeland Security shutdown

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Pet shop owner found guilty of arson

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Harris only Dem left after Villaraigosa exits campaign

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Regulators eyeing tighter cybersecurity requirements

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Technology might have prevented deaths in train crash

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Speaker has plan to help fund affordable housing

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Hungarian village available for rent

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Journalists arrested in Paris for drone flights

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Afghanistan avalanche destroys homes, kills 124

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Polanski appears in court to face extradition

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
.

Opinion

 
Time to put down the joystick

By Kelvin Wade | From Page: A7

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 26, 2015

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

 
Chinese economy may be stalling – and that’s OK

By William Pesek | From Page: A7

 
.

Living

Community Calendar: Feb. 26, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Today in History: Feb. 26, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Horoscopes: Feb. 26, 2015

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: A9

 
.

Entertainment

TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Gucci designer makes debut during Milan Fashion Week

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

People: Lindsay Lohan

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
.

Sports

Clark says players against radical speed-up changes

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Kings grind out 102-90 win over Grizzlies in Sacramento

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
 
Bay Area’s Semien in the mix for A’s shortstop job

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

McIlroy looking to keep momentum to the Masters

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
IOC head quizzed about water shortages in Rio, golf course

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

.

Business

.

Obituaries

Felipe Mata Mislang

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Thomas Browning

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9