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Welcome to Vacaville, California

Vacaville is a city located in Solano County in Northern California. The town is nearly halfway between Sacramento and San Francisco on I-80. It sits approximately 35 miles from Sacramento, and 55 miles from San Francisco.

Vacaville was founded as an agricultural and rail shipping center. It is surrounded by rolling hills and sits at the intersection of Interstates 80 and 505. The city was originally laid out on land deeded by Manuel CabezaVaca to William McDaniel in August 1850. Its original plot was recorded on December 13, 1851.

The city was a Pony Express stop and was home to many large produce companies and local farms which flourished due to the Vaca Valley’s rich soil, including The Nut Tree.

From the simple road stop and the vintage family entertainment venue that it used to be, Nut Tree is now all grown up with contemporary retailers and restaurants. Nut Tree still tips its hat to the past by keeping its family charm with a breathtaking carousel and the original Nut Tree Railroad. You won’t want to miss the new experience of Nut Tree!

Other activities include hiking in lovely Lagoon Valley, which offers great views of the city and beyond. Explore historic downtown Vacaville, or find a new favorite vintage at one of the first-class vineyards and wineries of the neighboring Suisun Valley — a short drive to Napa and Sonoma. Shoppers and diners can choose from hundreds of stores and restaurants, both national chains and locally owned favorites. Treat yourself to vibrant performing and visual arts, or visit one of Vacaville’s many seasonal farm stands for fresh local goodies- the possibilities are endless in Vacaville!

The Vacaville Premium Outlets are a premier destination for serious shoppers on the hunt for impressive savings. A wide array of upscale fashion designers can be found here.

Vacaville/Fairfield/Suisun City are home to the Travis Air Force Base, which is under the operational control of the Air Mobility Command. The 60th Air Mobility Wing is the largest wing in the Air Force’s AMC command, and is the host unit at Travis AFB. Travis AFB handles more cargo and passengers through its airport than any other military terminal in the nation. The base has had a major impact on the Central Solano County community, as many military families and veterans have chosen to make the city their permanent home. It is also the largest employer in the entire county and greatly helps the area’s overall economic stability.

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