What to do and see in Fairfield, United States: The Best Places and Tips

February 4, 2018 Darleen Reid

Fairfield is a city in, and the county seat of, Solano County, California, in the North Bay sub-region of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is generally considered the midpoint between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, approximately 40 miles (64 km) from the city center of both cities, approximately 40 miles (64 km) from the city center of Oakland, less than 19 miles (31 km) from Napa Valley, 16 miles (26 km) from the Carquinez Bridge, and 14 miles (23 km) from the Benicia Bridge. Fairfield was founded in 1856 by clippership captain Robert H. Waterman, and named after his former hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut.
Restaurants in Fairfield

1. Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company

2625 Mankas Corner Rd, Fairfield, CA 94534-3137 +1 707-864-1529
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company

Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company is a family-owned, artisan olive oil company. Our tasting room and retail shop are open 1:00-5:00 PM every day. Come learn what it takes to make real artisan olive oil from farm to table! Explore the organic culinary gardens, or enjoy a glass of wine overlooking our groves and surrounding valley.

Reviewed By jenna_cb - Ashby, MA

Stopped in last Thursday, did the full package of olive oil tasting and wine flight. What a great experience! The food pairings were unique and amazing. Gelato with lemon infused olive oil? To die for! The atmosphere was relaxed and inviting, the staff was incredibly accommodating. We had an idea for an 80th birthday gift for my mother-in-law while there, they took my husband back to speak with the owner and they went out of their way to fulfill our request. Loved everything they provide here, will be back!!!

2. Vacaville Premium Outlets

321 Nut Tree Rd, Suite 2, Vacaville, CA 95687-3242 +1 707-447-5755
Vacaville Premium Outlets

Reviewed By chgotrvlr71 - Chicago, IL, USA

This is a very large outlet mall in two different plazas separates by a large street. It isn’t very conducive to walking. It is much too spread out. I would say the stores are maybe slightly above normal. Maybe a 6 on a scale of 1-10.

3. Suisun City Marina and Boat Ramp

800 Kellogg St, Suisun City, CA 94585-2806 +1 707-429-2628
Excellent
55%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Suisun City Marina and Boat Ramp

Reviewed By km24800 - Issaquah, Washington

Spent some time here with the family at the 4th of July. Nice little marina, plenty of boats, people, big fun on the 4th. with the fireworks show, etc. Lots of people on the waterfront area, and booths, etc.

4. Lagoon Valley/Pena Adobe Regional Park

Pena Adobe Road, Vacaville, CA 95688
Excellent
57%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 105 reviews

Lagoon Valley/Pena Adobe Regional Park

Reviewed By garyaverill1 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

This is a popular park for walkers, bikers, and pet owners. It is my favorite park. As one reviewer says it can be the hike from hell. Both my wife and I have had the Turkey vultures check us out to see if we were going to die. It also has the popular walking track around the old arena on the other side of the park that is in the sun but it is flat. There is also the meandering paths that are in a tree area. In the middle there is the very wooded area where they have a garden that is totally shaded. If you go up the hill, you will run into a trail that you can use your cell phone to scan the signs to learn about the local history. . There is the pond and disc golf. My favorite activity in the park are the hikes from hell. On the Alamo side in the wooded area you can go up the hill to the first communication tower. It is quite a steep hike, then you can walk towards the second tower which is near the far end end of the park. This path is uneven but quite flat for quite awhile until you reach the service road for the second tower. This is sort of paved but in bad repair. This is very popular for walkers. It is when you get near the end that the ascent gets quite steep. The views are quite incredible. When you get to the second tower you can keep going. As well as the main paths there are so many other paths. One was just recently created by bikers. If you go off the paths be aware the terrain is difficult but still doable. When it is raining or just after a rain, the paths are slippery since this is a clay based area. As for wild life. This trip, I saw hawks ( due to the increased rodent population), Turkey vultures, and a few other birds. I also saw rabbits and a mule deer when I was off path. The last trip I spent six and a half hours walking. If you come in through the Alamo side, there is very little parking. On the freeway side, there is a lot of parking but you do have to pay.

5. Wooden Valley Winery

4756 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, CA 94534-3114 +1 707-864-0730
Excellent
69%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Wooden Valley Winery

Open daily 10-5; celebrating 75 years. Part of the North Coast AVA.

Reviewed By rosie9855 - napa ca

Yes it's a winery but on select Fridays Wooden Valley hosts a family evening with music food trucks and wine tasting. Very laid back and enjoyable way to meet your neighbors. Staff is friendly and wine credible.

6. Suisun Wildlife Center

1171 Kellogg St, Suisun City, CA 94585-2808 +1 707-429-4295
Excellent
18%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Suisun Wildlife Center

Conserving local wildlife and the preservation of the Suisun Marsh, working through the dual avenues of wildlife rescue & rehabilitation and environmental education.

Reviewed By Barbara B - Napa, United States

Just happened upon this place while "adventure driving." Quite a few birds who have been damaged permanently live there and you can get a good look. Excellent education for kids. Small facility, but my young children we're very interested. Other animals are there also for a close look. Donations accepted.

7. Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center

400 Brennan Cir, Located on Travis AFB, Fairfield, CA 94535-5001 +1 707-424-5883
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center

Located on Travis Air Force Base Gateway to the Pacific, Gateway to the World! The mission of the Travis AFB Heritage Center is to educate Airmen assigned to Travis AFB and the 60th Air Mobility Wing (AMW) in their development and understanding of the history of each, portraying the significance and importance of its worldwide strategic air mobility, humanitarian airlift efforts and nuclear deterrence through the use of static aircraft and informative exhibits.

Reviewed By Peggy H

This is also called the Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum. You cannot drive onto the base, but if you stop at the visitors' center and get a pass -- which includes a background check -- a shuttle will take you to the Heritage Center. There is a multitude of aircraft, engines, and lots of history to read in this unique museum. It is a great place to visit, especially if you are a history or aviation buff!

8. Suisun Sunset Bar

600 Solano street, Waterfront district, Suisun City, CA 94585 +1 707-330-6351
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Suisun Sunset Bar

Reviewed By Barkissimo - San Francisco, California

What an amazing concept!
Imagine hanging out on an 80' yacht enjoying the sunset while sipping on a beverage and nibbling on a snack and listening to some great music. The experience is transformational, totally chill, and very romantic. This is the best place to bring a date if you truly want to impress them.
The yacht is a beautiful classic built in the 60's and looks fantastic. It is also a hotel (Barkissimo) with 4 staterooms, just in case...
Their wine list is extensive, featuring the best of the region and beyond. They also feature dozens of beers too. Light food, selected to pair with their wines, is available as well.
But what sets this place apart is the location, the view, the uniqueness of being on a yacht, and the impeccable service. Once the sun sets and the temperature drops, the crew is there lighting the fire pits and offering blankets. You won't want to leave!

9. Vezer Family Vineyard

2522 Mankas Corner Rd, Suite V, Fairfield, CA 94534-3134 +1 888-823-8463
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Vezer Family Vineyard

Come enjoy our Tasting Room and Gardens at Mankas Corner. Enjoy a Glass of Wine in our Beautiful Gardens or in our Vintage Tasting Room. Try or World Class wine and order some Food from the Steakhouse next door to go Perfect with your Wine.

Reviewed By Meganlynne0218 - Dallas, Texas

Wonderful tasting experience! Be sure to do the blue Victorian tour if it is available. Kind and knowledgeable staff that walked us through blending wine right out of the barrel! Such a unique experience. Defiantly try the Pinot Noir :)

10. Grizzly Waters Kayaking

535 Solano St, Ste B, Suisun City, CA 94585-2488
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5 based on 1 reviews

Grizzly Waters Kayaking

Grizzly Waters Kayaking is located on the Suisun Marsh, the largest continuous in the U.S. We offer kayak rentals, basic lessons, and tours. We also have stand up paddle boards and hybrid/mountain bikes for rentals. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and near famous Napa wine country. Reservations appreciated. .

Reviewed By Barkissimo - San Francisco, California

The service is great, the owner very patient and helpful, and the kayaking in the river is tranquil and fun. We stayed at the Barkissimo yacht hotel and they hooked us up with the kayak rentals. It was super easy to reserve kayaks and take off right from the hotel dock.

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