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Fairfield (California)

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'''Fairfield''' is in [[Solano County]] in the [[Sacramento Valley]] of [[California]].
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 (California)|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===
* <listing name="Sacramento International Airport" alt="SMF" directions="" address="6900 Airport Blvd., Sacramento" phone="''+1 916'' 929-5411" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">SMF in [[Sacramento]] is located 50 miles northeast of Fairfield, about a 55 minute drive.</listing>
* <listing name="San Francisco International Airport" alt="SFO" directions="" address="Intersection of S. McDonnell Rd and S. Link Rd., San Francisco" phone="Toll-free ''+1 800'' 435-9736" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">SFO in [[South San Francisco]] is located 57 miles southwest of Fairfield, about a 1 hour drive.</listing>
* <listing name="Oakland International Airport" alt="OAK" directions="" address="1 Airport Drive, Oakland" phone="''+1 510'' 563-3300" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">OAK, in [[Oakland]] is about 50 miles southwest of Fairfield, about a 55 minute drive.</listing>
===By bus===
* <listing name="Greyhound" alt="" directions="" address="1040 Mason St., Vacaville" phone="''+1 707'' 447-5989" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-F: 9:00AM-5:00PM, Sa: 9:00AM-11:59AM, Closed: Su and holidays" price="">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.</listing>
===By rail===
* <listing name="Amtrak" alt="Station ID: SUI" directions="" address="177 Main Street, Suisun City" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-F: 5:45AM-7:30PM, Sa: 8:40AM-12 noon, Su: Closed" price="">Amtrak's Capitol Route services Fairfield/Suisun City. Note that there is no ticket office at this location although a Quik-Trak Self-Service Ticketing Kiosk is available.</listing>
==Get around==
* <listing name="Fairfield/Suisun Transit System" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="''+1 707'' 422-2877" email="[email protected]" fax="''+1 707'' 426-3298" url="" hours="M-F: 6:30AM-8:12PM, Sa: 8:30AM-6:05PM, Su: No service" price="Base local fare: Adult - $1.50, Senior and disabled - $0.75. Extended area fares vary. See System Map on website for details.">Fairfield/Suisun Transit System provides local service as well as extended service as far as [[Davis]] and [[Walnut Creek]].</listing>
* <do name="Grizzly Island Wildlife Area" alt="" address="2548 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun City" directions="Take Grizzly Island Road south from SR12" phone="''+1 707'' 425-3828" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Hiking, fishing, hunting, and boating. Some areas are disabled accessible.</do>
* <do name="Hill Slough Wildlife Area" alt="" address="Grizzly Island Road, immediately south of SR 12" directions="" phone="''+1 707'' 425-3828" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">1,722 acres of salt tidal marsh, marshes, sloughs and upland grasses. Excellent areas for bird-watching.</do>
* <do name="Jelly Belly Factory tour" alt="" address="1 Jelly Belly Lane" directions="" phone="Toll-free: ''+1 800'' 953-5592" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Daily from 9AM-4PM, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Easter Sunday" price="Free">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.</do>
* <do name="Travis Air Force Base tours" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="''+1 707'' 424-0132" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">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.</do>
==Get out==
* [[Bay Area (California)|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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