Your Bay Area Funs Starts Here in Vallejo, CA. Affordable hotels offer exceptional value and convenient access to Northern California’s favorite attractions. Located at the north end of the San Francisco Bay, Vallejo offers many activities for travelers.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is The Thrill Capital of Northern California featuring a unique combination of animal attractions, thrilling rides, exciting shows and wildlife presentations.
Share the History
Beautiful architecture and interesting history abound at Mare Island Historic Park. Tour officers’ mansions, the Mare Island Museum, and St. Peter’s Chapel – the largest collection of Tiffany windows in the west. And check out Vallejo’s downtown renaissance with the Empress Theatre, a diverse arts and entertainment community and Farmer’s Market every Saturday all year long.
Other activities include four world-class golf courses, the Jelly Belly Candy Company factory tour, Sonoma Raceway, unique shopping, and direct roundtrip scenic ferry cruise to San Francisco and to PIER 39.
Vallejo – affordable, accessible and close to everything!
Time to get twisted! Opening in Spring 2018, an epic new thrill ride attraction is coming your way: HARLEY QUINN Crazy Coaster, the world's first dueling looping coaster! This exciting new figure eight coaster joins our Super Hero line-up of thrill coasters and family fun: SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight, The JOKER, WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth and The PENGUIN.”
And the Park is now open year round! GO BIG at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom!
Accommodations & Dining
Affordable and comfortable hotels from economy to deluxe along with convenient access make Vallejo the Bay Area’s best home base city to explore San Francisco, the Napa/Sonoma wine country and all of Vallejo's great attractions! Several well-known hotel properties offer everything from economy to full service deluxe accommodations, an elegant bed and breakfast and even an environmentally sustainable "green" hotel. It's easy to find accommodations in and around Vallejo that match your travel needs.
Whether you're ready for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will find a wide variety of Visit Vallejo member restaurants ready to please your palate.
No matter what your budget or tastes you will find something good to eat at one of these fine culinary establishments.
Recreation & Attractions
No other city in the San Francisco Bay Area puts you as close to all your favorite activities as Vallejo. Golf, museums, historic parks and a world-class theme park, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, are all within our city limits. Just minutes away from our waterfront city you'll find tours of the Jelly Belly Candy Company, discount outlet shopping, and Sonoma Raceway, the renowned wine regions of the Napa and Sonoma valleys, Angel Island State Park and the landmark city of San Francisco - which can be accessed by the scenic Vallejo Ferry cruise leaving directly to and from Vallejo. Whether you have a week or just a day, there are always plenty of unique things to see and do in Vallejo and San Francisco's North Bay area.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is Northern California's only combined marine life, wildlife and wild rides theme park delivering Northern California's best family entertainment experience. The 135-acre park features three worlds in one kingdom, with exciting wildlife shows, interactive animal encounters and exhibits and the most daring and thrilling roller coasters around.
Mare Island Shipyard
Tour the west coast's first permanent naval installation at the now closed Mare Island Naval Ship Yard. Tours include the shipyard commander's mansion and St. Peter's Chapel with its priceless collection of Tiffany stained glass. Also, don't miss all the historic exhibits and artifacts at the Mare Island Museum.
Vallejo offers four challenging golf courses. And if golf is your "bag", Vallejo is the place for you to stay and play with over 30 courses located within 20 miles.
Festivals & Events
Celebrate Spring Break at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
March 23 – April 8, 2018
School is out and there is no better way to spend your time during Spring Break then by getting your thrills on with a visit to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The park will be open daily with special hours from March 23 thru April 8 for a fun and exciting Spring Break! On select dates, check out the Spring Break Block Party in the Main Plaza of the park for dancing, music, games and fun! Experience amazing roller coasters and more at the The Thrill Capital of Northern California! Take a break from all the studying and homework assignments by enjoying the pulse pounding thrills of all your favorite rides. The adrenaline rush from our amazing ride line-up will have you coming back for more! Be sure to ride The Joker, that maniacal hybrid wood and steel that has everyone talking! Then experience Medusa, Northern California’s tallest and longest looping coaster, and of course, you won’t want to miss SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight for that one-of-a-kind thrill. And there's nothing more refreshing on a warm Spring day than taking a spin on the wettest ride, The Penguin an interactive spinning water ride that will get you (and everyone else) completely soaked! Wild Life, Wilder Rides. www.SixFlags.com/DiscoveryKingdom.
Pista sa Nayon – A Filipino Cultural Celebration – Vallejo Waterfront
Sat. June 2, 2018
This is the 32nd anniversary of one of Vallejo’s largest FREE outdoor festivals that draws crowds wanting to sample Philippine cuisine, soak up Filipino hospitality, and enjoy entertainment that crosses all ages, cultures and ethnicities. Everyone is invited to bring their lawn chairs, and blankets to enjoy top notch entertainment in a family-friendly environment. The festivities kick-off with a parade at 9:00 a.m. at Capitol and Marin, then continues with non-stop entertainment on two stages until 6:00 pm. www.VallejoPistasaNayon.com
Northern California Pirate Festival – Vallejo Waterfront
Sat. & Sun. June 16 & 17, 2018
ARRR…don’t miss the 12th Anniversary of the LARGEST Pirate Festival in the country!! Join in as Pirate entertainers, musicians, singers, swordfighters, craftspeople, and more turn Vallejo's waterfront into a Pirate Town the likes of which hasn't been seen since Tortuga! Dress like a pirate and have a swashbucklin' great time where you will find everything your pirate heart desires at this FUN FOR ALL AGES event. $12 ADMISSION. www.NorCalPirateFestival.com.
Vallejo’s 30th Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Sat. June 16, 2018
Celebrate “Your Passport to Freedom” at Vallejo’s 30th Annual Juneteenth on Saturday, June 16th from 11:00am – 6:00 pm at Martin Luther King, Jr Park. Free health screenings, live entertainment, festival foods, vendors, Free Raffle, consumer information and much more! This FREE event attracts over 2,000 visitors and provides an opportunity for the entire community to participate in the national observance of this historic event in our country. www.vallejojunteenth.com
Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR – Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA
Fri. – Sun. June 22 – 24, 2018
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visits the Sonoma Valley for a 30th consecutive year for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 22-24. This has become one of the most exciting races on the circuit with plenty of paint-swapping on the 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course. Who will drink from the Champion’s Goblet in 2018? Action gets started on Friday, June 22, with NASCAR qualifying, followed Saturday by final practice and the 64-lap Pick-n-Pull Racing to Stop Hunger 200 NASCAR West Series race. The green flag drops on the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday. In addition to great racing, you’ll also be treated to an expansive vendor midway, charity auction, driver Q&A sessions and much more. www.racesonoma.com
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's July 4th Fest – Vallejo
Mon. – Wed. July 2 - 4, 2018
Independence Day is more than just a holiday, it's the ultimate American tradition. For three consecutive days - July 2, 3 & 4 - join us as we celebrate our country, enjoy the summer and share great times with family and friends. This season, put in a full three days of fun at the park as the park hours will run from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the day culminating in a fantastic fireworks show. Throughout the day, thrill to your favorite roller coasters and rides, enjoy the always phenomenal summer weather and see our talented animal stars showcase their amazing skills and talents. And don’t miss the Park’s newest thrill, the world’s first dueling looping coaster HARLEY QUINN Crazy Coaster! And even little kids can get in on the action with incredible tyke-sized rides, hosted by your favorite Looney Tunes characters. www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom
2018 Solano County Fair – Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo
Sat. June 30 – Sun. July 1, 2018
The 2018 Solano County Fair, is the place to experience “Blue Ribbon Fun” and the many sights, sounds and smells that give a county fair its magic including competitive exhibits from 4-H, livestock shows, the midway with rides and games of skill. Also enjoy a Kids Fun Zone with a petting zoo, pony rides and pig races, interactive games for kids of ALL ages, and fireworks every night! And check out the Celebrity Concerts FREE with price of admission! www.SCFair.org
Verizon Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma
Fri. September 14 – Sun. September 16, 2018
The Verizon IndyCar Series returns to Sonoma Raceway for the epic series finale to the 2018 racing schedule. Summer may be winding down, but the competition will be hotter than ever as double points are on the line, and a solid performance in Sonoma will determine who will reign as champion. Open-wheel cars. All-star drivers. Twelve turns and 85 laps to make it to the front of the pack. The excitement of the Verizon IndyCar Series returns to the serpentine Sonoma circuit. www.RaceSonoma.com
Vallejo Waterfront Weekend
Sat. October 6 and Sun. October 7, 2018
The Vallejo Waterfront Weekend draws thousands of visitors from Vallejo, Solano County and the entire Bay Area. The festival unites the Downtown and Waterfront communities and also celebrates the historic significance of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Events include a Whaleboat Regatta, a Lucky Ducky Derby, a Classic Car Show, Triathlon & 10K Runs, Kayak Races, Food and Craft Vendors, live entertainment, a Chili Cook-off and much more.www.VallejoWaterfrontWeekend.com