Destination guide

Vacaville beckons from the California hills

Vacaville is a useful stepping stone on the way between Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. But more than that, it's also welcoming and warm, steeped in agricultural history, and comes dotted with a series of rumbling rollercoaster parks that are sure to keep the kids smiling through those long, sunny Californian days. Throw in a clutch of grand country mansions and rustic Vacaville vacation rentals in the nearby hills, and it's easy to see why you might just want to linger here a while.

Things to do

Enjoy the laid-back local life in Vacaville

Vacaville locals love to hop between the emporiums of the Vacaville Premium Outlets, hitting the high-street stores and stylists, all before crossing the freeway to find the Nut Tree Family Park. The latter has up-and-down rollercoasters, offering a chance to get the adrenaline pumping on rickety Wild West-style rides. Prefer the great outdoors? No problem – the Vaca Mountains beckon nearby too, hiding oak groves and rolling farms, not to mention the empty banks and picnic spots of Lake Berryessa.


Vacaville oozes small-town charm

If you're looking to taste the chilled vibes of small-town California, then it’s likely the pursuits of Vacaville will take your fancy. Maytime parades and pageants take place with the annual Fiesta Days parties, while locals also host the yearly Festival of Trees at Christmas time – think photos with Santa Claus and encounters with elves. What's more, wine country is just a stone's throw away, which means it's also possible to glug reds, whites, and fizzy bottles in the confines of the Napa Valley on day-long excursions.


Vacaville is lovely in the warm summer months

Vacaville vacation rentals don’t see the same surge in demand during the pleasant spring and summer months as those in some of the other destinations around Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. That's great news if you're looking to find somewhere that's both quiet and easy on the wallet, not to mention still packed with family-friendly attractions, and close to wonderful backcountry in the Napa Valley. Search for places to stay between May and September if that sounds like your sort of thing.

Natural features

Vacaville nestles on the ridges of the Vaca Mountains

The Vaca Mountains are what cut off little Vacaville from the bustling coastal reaches of northern California and the sprawl of the San Francisco Bay Area. Like a protecting wall, they keep the wildflower meadows and undulating hills that surround the city a secret from many travelers. You can discover Vacaville vacation rentals hidden up on those peaks, or within striking distance of other regional wildernesses, like the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, where the Suisun Marsh houses rare eagles, endemic asters, and oodles of other waterfowl.

How to get there

How to get to and around Vacaville

The nearest airport is in Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley), located 18.2 mi (29.2 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 26 mi (41.8 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Fairfield/Vacaville Station.

Where to stay around Vacaville?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 78 vacation rentals near Vacaville. From 18 Houses to 34 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 Vacaville for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Vacaville:

  • Downtown Napa: 73 vacation rentals
  • Southwestern Sacramento: 16 vacation rentals
  • Browns Valley: 33 vacation rentals
  • Alta Heights: 31 vacation rentals
  • Coombsville: 19 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 Vacaville?

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

  • Vacaville Premium Outlets: 291 vacation rentals
  • Nut Tree Plaza: 302 vacation rentals
  • Brenden Vacaville 16: 322 vacation rentals
  • Vacaville Museum: 323 vacation rentals
  • Napa Valley Wine Train: 818 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vacaville 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 Vacaville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 18 Houses in Vacaville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Vacaville include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 34 rentals available
  • Cottages: 6 rentals available
  • Cabins: 6 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Vacaville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 47 vacation rentals with pool available in Vacaville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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