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Fairfield (California)

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Fairfield is in Solano County in the Sacramento Valley of California.

Understand

Fairfield is a mid-size city that shares a metroplex with Suisun City. Travis Air Force Base, home of the 60th Air Mobility Wing, is located just to the west of Fairfield. C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft and KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft are common sights in the skies over the twin cities. Fairfield is located along Interstate 80, the main route between the Bay Area and Sacramento, about midway between the two.

The climate of Fairfield is typical of the Sacramento Delta, cool winters and hot, humid summers. Winter temperatures average 37º-65º. Summer temperatures average 56º-89º. As Fairfield is located near the Carquinez Straits, where wind from the San Francisco Bay is funneled through a narrow channel, Fairfield can experience strong winds.

Get in

By plane

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  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF), 6900 Airport Blvd., Sacramento, ''+1 916'' 929-5411, [1]. SMF in Sacramento is located 50 miles northeast of Fairfield, about a 55 minute drive.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Intersection of S. McDonnell Rd and S. Link Rd., San Francisco, Toll-free ''+1 800'' 435-9736, [2]. SFO in South San Francisco is located 57 miles southwest of Fairfield, about a 1 hour drive.
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK), 1 Airport Drive, Oakland, ''+1 510'' 563-3300, [3]. OAK, in Oakland is about 50 miles southwest of Fairfield, about a 55 minute drive.

By bus

  • Greyhound, 1040 Mason St., Vacaville, ''+1 707'' 447-5989, [4]. M-F: 9:00AM-5:00PM, Sa: 9:00AM-11:59AM, Closed: Su and holidays. The nearest bus service to Fairfield is Vacaville, 10 miles north, a 15 minute drive. Fairfield/Suisun Transit System routes 20, 30, and 40 run between Vacaville and Fairfield. Note that only 20 runs on Sa, and none of the lines run on Su.

By rail

  • Amtrak (Station ID: SUI), 177 Main Street, Suisun City, [5]. M-F: 5:45AM-7:30PM, Sa: 8:40AM-12 noon, Su: Closed. Amtrak's Capitol Route services Fairfield/Suisun City.http://www.gianhangviet.net Note that there is no ticket office at this location although a Quik-Trak Self-Service Ticketing Kiosk is available.

Get around

  • Fairfield/Suisun Transit System, ''+1 707'' 422-2877 (, fax: ''+1 707'' 426-3298), [6]. M-F: 6:30AM-8:12PM, Sa: 8:30AM-6:05PM, Su: No service. Fairfield/Suisun Transit System provides local service as well as extended service as far as Davis and Walnut Creek. Base local fare: Adult - $1.50, Senior and disabled - $0.75. Extended area fares vary. See System Map on website for details..

See

Do

  • Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, 2548 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun City (Take Grizzly Island Road south from SR12), ''+1 707'' 425-3828, [7]. Hiking, fishing, hunting, and boating. Some areas are disabled accessible.
  • Hill Slough Wildlife Area, Grizzly Island Road, immediately south of SR 12, ''+1 707'' 425-3828, [8]. 1,722 acres of salt tidal marsh, marshes, sloughs and upland grasses. Excellent areas for bird-watching.
  • Jelly Belly Factory tour, 1 Jelly Belly Lane, Toll-free: ''+1 800'' 953-5592, [9]. Daily from 9AM-4PM, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Easter Sunday. Take a tour of the factory where Jelly Belly jelly beans are made. A highlight is the robotic stacking machine and portraits made of jelly beans. The tour ends with a free packet of jelly beans. Also check out the factory store where "defective" jelly beans are sold as Belly Flops. The tour is very popular, so expect a wait, even on weekdays. Free.
  • Travis Air Force Base tours, ''+1 707'' 424-0132, [10]. Travis AFB offers tours of the base and museum to groups of 25-40. Tours are held on Thursdays and are booked on a first-come/first serve basis with priority going to ROTC groups.

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

  • Best Western Cordelia Inn, 4373 Central Place, +1 707 864-2029 (toll free: +1 800 422-7575, fax: +1 707 864-5834), [11].
  • Courtyard Fairfield Napa Valley Area, 1350 Holiday Lane, +1 707 422-4111 (fax: +1 707 428-3452), [12].
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Fairfield Napa Valley Area, 315 Pittman Road, +1 707 864-6672 (fax: +1 707 864-6282), [13].
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 316 Pittman Road, +1 707 864-3797, [14].
  • Holiday Inn Select, 1350 Holiday Lane, +1 707 422-4111, [15].
  • Motel 6 Fairfield North, 1473 Holiday Lane, +1 707 425-4565 (fax: +1 707 435-9232), [16].

Get out

  • Bay Area - San Francisco, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sacramento - Capitol of California, Old Town, Sutter's Fort
  • Napa Valley - California's wine country
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