Vacaville is located in Solano County of Northern California. Although it is located within the Sacramento Valley, some consider it to be a part of the San Francisco Bay Area. With a large population base, it is the third-largest town in Solano County. Vacaville is situated 35 miles from Sacramento and 55 miles from San Francisco. With an area of 28.6 square miles, the only water body within Vacaville is the 105-acre Lagoon Valley Lake. The town experiences a typical Mediterranean climate, with dry, warm summers and cool, wet winters. It enjoys a pleasant Spring with mild temperatures and fewer rains.
The City of Vacaville had been a Pony Express stop. It was also home to a vast array of large produce companies. The local farms of the town thrived because of Vaca Valley’s rich and fertile soil. The town was initially laid out on the land that was deeded by Manuel Cabeza Vaca to William McDaniel in August of 1850.
The town features a bunch of historically rich buildings that include Pleasants Ranch, Will H. Buck House, Peña Adobe, and Vacaville Town Hall. Its residential base includes a diverse range of households including the people of African Americans, Native Americans, Asians, and other races. The town includes a number of public elementary and secondary schools. It also has a district that supports the Solano Community College.
The town hosts the popular annual Vacaville Fiesta Days which takes place in downtown Vacaville. The fiesta features a parade that includes gymnasts, public school marching bands, and electric car showcase among many more things. The Vacaville Premium Outlets are another major attraction of the town. The popular Nut Tree is home to a fascinating train for children, a carousel and a life-size checkerboard. The streets here a lined with a number of stores and dining establishments.
On the Fridays of every summer, the city holds the Creek Walk in Down Town Vacaville. In the month of December, the town holds a Festival of Trees and the Tree Lighting Ceremony, where the residents gather downtown to witness a 50-foot illuminated tree. The festival also buzzes with festive music played by the Jepson Band, horse-drawn carriage rides, and lots of hot chocolate. The Jimmy Doolittle Center at the Nut Tree Airport is popular for displaying aircraft dating to as early as 1912 and also includes personal items of General Doolittle.
Here, there are a large number of precious, endangered species of the Vacaville region. A few of the endangered plants include Legenre limosa, Plagiobothrys hystriculus, and Downingia humilis. The town includes two major hospitals – the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Centre. Biotechnology/pharmaceutical facilities like Genentech, ALZA Corporation, and Kaiser Permanente operate here. The two state prisons located in Vacaville include California State Prison and California Medical Facility, which houses the inmates who are undergoing medical treatments.
The town includes inter-city bus lines, taxis, and area transit services. Its gateways include the Sacramento, Oakland and Nut Tree airports. The SolanoLinks, Fairfield/Suisun Transit and Vallejo Transit are a few of the other transit options.