Part of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Fairfield is surrounded by an impressive array of wildlife parks and nature reserves, along with renowned wineries and a popular amusement park. This diverse city is home to shopping malls, a central nature trail and a central dining and entertainment strip.
Things to do in Fairfield
Start your Fairfield holiday by wandering the main strip on Texas Street, where you’ll find Mediterranean restaurants, taquerias and classic American burger joints. Enjoy classic Korean comfort dishes at Koong Jyun Korean BBQ, before browsing upmarket fashion in Kristina's Boutique. Don’t forget to catch a show at the Downtown Theatre, which puts on live music concerts, theatrical performances and art shows.
If you’re visiting Fairfield with your family, head to the Scandia Family Centre to play laser tag, ride in water bumper boats or zip around on go-karts. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is slightly further away, but well worth the 20-minute drive, thanks to its high-speed roller coasters, wildlife attractions, carnival arcades and water rides.
Nature lovers should tick off the Rockville Hills Regional Park, where you can take nature-watching hikes across volcanic-rock hills. The nearby Benicia State Recreation Area attracts avid birdwatchers and anglers with its rocky beaches and diverse coastal environments.
Learn a bit about the region’s diverse history at the Western Railway Museum, where you can ride on restored electric trains and historic streetcars. Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting some of the surrounding wineries, such as Vezer's Family Vineyard, which specialises in rich reds and sweet dessert wines.
Getting around Fairfield
Fairfield is connected to San Francisco and Sacramento via the I-80, with buses stopping at the Fairfield Transportation Center and Amtrak trains stopping at the Fairfield-Vacaville station. You can walk around the downtown area or catch public buses, but a hire car is best for exploring further.