Benicia has been inspiring authors, sculptors, painters and other visionaries for more than 160 years with its beautiful setting, vibrant cultural scene and small-city charm. Today, visitors are enjoying that same variety of incredible experiences, plus much more. In fact, people say a magical combination of elements came together in just the right way to make Benicia what it is today.
Among its many attractions are:
- An internationally recognized arts district
- A waterfront (still used for commerce and recreation) literally a few steps from the heart of downtown
- Top-quality restaurants ranging from the Bay Area’s best burger to gourmet fare
- Scores of spas with rejuvenating and relaxing treatments
- Unique shops with one-of-a-kind items
- Historical landmarks of national significance, as well as a spicy past that features the likes of author Jack London and future president Ulysses S. Grant
- Breathtaking views
- Warm, friendly people
Visit for the watersports and events, stay for the restaurants and entertainment.
Suisun City is a San Francisco Bay Area gem with a touch of Cape Cod charm. It is a great spot for a Bay Area day trip or overnight getaway. The waterfront promenade of Suisun City’s historic Waterfront District boasts beautiful views and serves as an ideal setting for the myriad of outdoor activities and dining choices. Kayak on the Suisun Bay, hike or bird watch in Suisun Marsh, explore the historic downtown district and choose from a variety of ethnic cuisine or waterfront dining.
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Whether you’re on vacation, exploring our rich heritage, here on business with a little time to spare, or you’re a resident who wants to explore further, Vallejo offers a vibrant, cultural experience with something to suit any age and interest.
Vallejo boasts a wealth of culture, attractions and events from the popular theme park Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, to museums, parks, music venues, art galleries and theatres, to the bustle of our historic downtown with its waterfront, shopping, nightlife and restaurants.
One of the great small towns of Northern California, Vallejo’s residents, businesses and City Council are working together to help make Vallejo a safe and clean place to live, work and to enjoy all the attractions and events.
Fairfield is a vibrant and diverse community with respect for its heritage and a vision for the future.
You will find information in these pages about Fairfield’s history, demographics, traffic conditions, weather, and driving directions to City Hall from the surrounding freeways.
Fairfield combines a prime commercial real estate location, room for growing businesses, and a large and talented work force. Affordable housing, good schools and close proximity to many of the San Francisco Bay Area’s world-famous destinations make Fairfield attractive for employers and workers.
When William McDaniel purchased land from Manuel Vaca, he agreed that a one square mile area would be used to create a township. The land was recorded on Dec. 13, 1851, and the township was called “Vacaville.” In 1892 Vacaville was incorporated as a city.
Vacaville has a rich past, tracing its roots to those early days of pioneers and adventurers. Through more than 150 years, Vacaville has maintained a spirit that embraces change, yet holds on to the traditions of a colorful past.
Its beginnings found settlers staking out ranches and then farming the land. This eventually gave way to major agriculture production. At one time Vacaville was the fresh fruit capital of California, shipping fruit and nut products throughout the nation. These agricultural beginnings were reflected at the “Nut Tree” in Vacaville. Nut Tree began as a roadside fruit stand and grew to become a world-renowned restaurant complex that served as an oasis for travelers between the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento Valley for almost 75 years. Generations of families visited Vacaville and the Nut Tree, making it a true “icon” along I-80.
Today, Vacaville is a vibrant community in one of the fastest growing areas of the nation and has become home to some of the largest and most successful life-science companies in the world, including Genentech, Alza, and Chiron. Its location makes it one of California’s most attractive family communities. Yet, through it all, the pioneering spirit of Vacaville continues to thrive and bring prosperity to the residents.