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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Vacaville.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Vacaville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is San Francisco. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southwest of Vacaville. San Francisco has a population of 884,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sacramento. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the northeast of Vacaville and has a population of 502,000 people.

For comparison, Vacaville has a population of 100,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Vacaville and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Antioch   [Map]   111,674   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Berkeley   [Map]   122,324   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Citrus Heights   [Map]   ---   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Concord   [Map]   129,783   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Elk Grove   [Map]   ---   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   116,266   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hayward   [Map]   160,500   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Livermore   [Map]   90,295   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Oakland   [Map]   425,195   S   41 miles [66 km]
Richmond   [Map]   110,040   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Roseville   [Map]   135,329   NE   46 miles [74 km]
San Leandro   [Map]   90,553   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Santa Rosa   [Map]   175,269   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Stockton   [Map]   310,496   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Vallejo   [Map]   122,105   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
American Canyon   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Birds Landing   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Davis   [Map]   68,986   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Dixon   [Map]   20,202   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elmira   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hartley   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Leisure Town   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lombard   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Mankas Corner   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Middleton   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Napa   [Map]   79,774   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Spanish Flat   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Suisun City   [Map]   29,639   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Travis Field   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Winters   [Map]   7,273   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Vacaville, please visit our County-by-County Page for Vacaville.

Solano County ...

Vacaville is located in Solano County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Solano County: Contra Costa, Napa, Sacramento, Sonoma & Yolo. The southwestern boundary of the county is on San Francisco Bay.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vacaville ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Vacaville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vacaville ...

Looking for more information about Vacaville? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Vacaville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Vacaville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Vacaville.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Vacaville. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vacaville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Vacaville Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Vacaville


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Vacaville ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Vacaville.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Nut Tree Airport(ICAO: KVCB)   [Map]   VCB   NNE   Less than 2 miles
University Airport   [Map]   EDU   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Yolo Co. Airport   [Map]   DWA   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Napa Co. Airport (APC/KAPC)   [Map]   APC   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Rio Vista Muni.   [Map]   O88   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Watts - Woodland Airport   [Map]   O41   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Buchanan Fld.(CCR/KCCR)   [Map]   CCR   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Borges - Clarksburg Airport   [Map]   CN13   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Vacaville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Vacaville. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sacramento Intl. (SMF/KSMF)   [Map]   SMF   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Metro Oakland Intl. (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]   OAK   SSW   45 miles [72.4 km]
San Francisco Intl. (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]   SFO   SSW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]   SJC   S   68 miles [109.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sacramento Exec. (SAC/KSAC)   [Map]   SAC   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sacramento Mather Airport (ICAO: KMHR)   [Map]   MHR   ENE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Metro Oakland Intl.    [Map]   ---   SSW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Sonoma Co. Airport (STS/KSTS)   [Map]   STS   WNW   46 miles [74 km]
Stockton Metro Airport (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]   SCK   SE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Modesto City - Co. Airport (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]   MOD   SE   75 miles [120.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Nut Tree Airport(ICAO: KVCB)   [Map]   VCB   NNE   Less than 2 miles
University Airport   [Map]   EDU   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Yolo Co. Airport   [Map]   DWA   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Napa Co. Airport (APC/KAPC)   [Map]   APC   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Rio Vista Muni.   [Map]   O88   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Watts - Woodland Airport   [Map]   O41   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Buchanan Fld.(CCR/KCCR)   [Map]   CCR   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Borges - Clarksburg Airport   [Map]   CN13   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Sacramento Intl.   (SMF/KSMF)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Metro Oakland Intl.   (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]
        Website for Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stockton Metro Airport   (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]
        Website for Stockton Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Modesto City - Co. Airport   (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]
        Website for Modesto City - County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chico Muni.   (CIC/KCIC)   [Map]
        Website for Chico Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nut Tree Airport   (ICAO: KVCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Napa Co. Airport   (APC/KAPC)   [Map]
        Website for Napa County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Francisco Intl.   (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]
        Website for San Francisco International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Buchanan Fld.   (CCR/KCCR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gnoss Fld.   (ICAO: KDVO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.   (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]
        Website for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Reno / Tahoe Intl.   (RNO/KRNO)   [Map]
        Website for Reno / Tahoe International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
        Website for Fresno Yosemite International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Exec.   (SAC/KSAC)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Mather Airport   (ICAO: KMHR)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento Mather Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sonoma Co. Airport   (STS/KSTS)   [Map]
        Website for Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Vacaville: www.cityofvacaville.com/

The official website for Solano County: www.co.solano.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Vacaville.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Vacaville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vacaville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vacaville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vacaville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vacaville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3550, Longitude: -121.9815     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Vacaville), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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