Shopping Makes a Vacation Complete
When visiting Vacaville there are a few great shopping centers to visit before leaving town. Each of the areas to shop offers local boutiques and larger corporate retail chains to check out what is new and popular in the area. Here is a list of a few shopping areas to visit before you go!
1. The Nut Tree Plaza
This beautiful outdoor mall is perfect for shopping or for taking the kids out for a fun day. With a big merry-go-round and a mini-train on a real railroad track with a conductor is fun for kids to ride as well. There are also plenty of stores offered from local boutiques to larger well-known retail stores such as; Apricot Boutique, Old Navy, Saks Off 5th Ave., Cost Plus World Market, and more. This is a landmark to visit as in 1921, the Nut Tree started as a fruit stand and small restaurant right off highway 80. Now it is a multi-million dollar retail development, recently renovated with corporate stores, restaurants, and fun activities for kids that have stood the test of time.
2. Premium Outlets in Vacaville
To truly get your shopping fix and some great deals along the way, visiting the Premium Outlets in Vacaville should be on your to-do list. A few of the outlet stores offered are; Gucci, Banana Republic, J.Crew, Nike, and many more. This is one place where you can shop until you drop as it is a large area full of stores lined up in an outdoor setting with excellent layout. Shopping for souvenir items is also great to do here if you are bringing items back to friends and family. It is highly likely you will be able to find something for everyone with the vast store selection offered at the Premium Outlets in Vacaville.
3. Downtown Vacaville
To get the small town feel with boutique shopping that is always enjoyable when visiting a new city, see downtown Vacaville. With adorable shops and small boutiques to browse through, your journey will feel complete after you have officially seen all you can and been to all the major stores offered in town. Unless of course, you visit a craft fair or holiday event with local vendors. Downtown Vacaville also offers great restaurants to relax and grab a bite to eat. With almost every type of food imaginable, some downtown favorite restaurants include; El Patron for Mexican food, China House Restaurant, and Backdoor Bistro with great reviews on Yelp.
To truly experience the beauty and flavor of Vacaville it is advised to spend time in nature since the area is truly known for their outdoor activities. For a taste of the local culture, see the downtown area, dine there, and visit the small shops and boutiques. To see more local site, the Nut Tree Plaza is a landmark as it has been there for almost one hundred years. Lastly, check out a few of the Bed and Breakfasts nearby in cities such as Benicia and Napa to really get to know the small town and feel that you’re home away from home.