Destination guide

An alternative to Napa Valley in Fairfield

Sitting between San Francisco and Sacramento, Fairfield isn’t just conveniently close to the iconic attractions of those epic cities. Fairfield itself has plenty to charm visitors, from its meandering bike trails to its dozens of relaxing, green parks. Downtown Fairfield has a warm and welcoming old town vibe, while local brand name businesses offer fascinating tours behind the scenes, so you can taste colorful candy or peppery, virgin olive oil. Wine lovers have an extra reason to book Fairfield vacation rentals, thanks to the nearby vineyards and tasting rooms overlooking spectacular vistas. Who needs Napa Valley?

Things to do

Attractions for everyone in Fairfield

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun, or fancy the more genteel pleasure of a Californian wine tour, Fairfield ticks all the boxes. Speaking of wine, you’ll want to visit the vineyards of the Suisan Valley, which is blissfully serene compared to the ever-bustling Napa. Here, you can meet winemakers, sample the region’s famous Petite Sirah, learn the art of blending wine, and tuck into artisanal food while overlooking the lush landscape. Here with the kids? Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is just a short drive from Fairfield, and features superhero-themed thrill rides, as well as letting you feed giraffes and go swimming with dolphins. And don’t forget to go on a self-guided tour of the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield, which is as tasty as it is eye-opening.

Activities

Vast swathes of natural beauty in Fairfield

Get ready to get reacquainted with the great American countryside, because Fairfield vacation rentals put you within walking distance of Rockville Hills Regional Park. This is one of the major scenic locations in this part of California, sprawling for well over 600 acres, and encompassing sweeping grassland, dense woods, and a wide, placid lake. It’s particularly loved by mountain bikers, thanks to the satisfyingly rugged trails, while having a picnic by the water is always a pleasure. If golf is your thing, you can get into the swing of things at some great public courses: Paradise Valley and Rancho Solano. Try not to be distracted by the backdrop as you play alongside picturesque oak trees and winding creeks.

Weather

Summer bliss in Fairfield

If there’s one season that suits Fairfield, it’s summer. This is the time when the rolling hills of the nearby wine country are aglow with the sun, with the vivid greens and purples of the vines making the landscape dreamy and enchanting. It’s also a good time for mingling with fellow wine buffs, or simply enjoying the hiking and mountain biking possibilities. Of course, you could also come towards the end of summer and early fall if you’re curious to see the wine harvest in full flow.

Natural features

Rural escapes near Fairfield

Downtown Fairfield has a lot to recommend it, with its old timey atmosphere, independent stores, and array of eateries serving up everything from Chinese food to tacos. But Fairfield’s position in the heart of Solano County means the wider, rural beauty of the region demands to be seen. To the west lie the undulating hills of the Suisan Valley, which are ravishing in the sun, while to the south you’ll find Rush Ranch, where you can go hiking by scenic marshlands and spy darting birds and cute, frolicking otters.

How to get there

How to get to and around Fairfield

The nearest airport is in Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley), located 12.6 mi (20.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), which is 18.3 mi (29.5 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Suisun-Fairfield Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Fairfield?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,864 vacation rentals near Fairfield. From 949 Houses to 460 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fairfield for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Fairfield?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fairfield:

  • Berkeley Hills: 171 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Napa: 69 vacation rentals
  • North Berkeley: 133 vacation rentals
  • Belvedere: 25 vacation rentals
  • Deer Park: 37 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Fairfield?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Fairfield. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Travis Air Force Base: 293 vacation rentals
  • Jelly Belly Factory: 429 vacation rentals
  • Suisun-Fairfield Station: 383 vacation rentals
  • Rancho Solano Golf Course: 420 vacation rentals
  • Scandia Family Fun Center: 556 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fairfield listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Fairfield?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 949 Houses in Fairfield. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fairfield include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 460 rentals available
  • Cottages: 134 rentals available
  • Hotels: 18 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fairfield?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 513 vacation rentals with pool available in Fairfield. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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