Dixon and Solano/Yolo County residents enjoy an abundance of leisure activities, both locally and in the many recreational areas situated within a short drive from town. Whether you'd like to experience the world class restaurants of the San Francisco Bay Area, ski down the slopes with a view of mighty Lake Tahoe or maybe just wet a fishing line in the misty tributaries of the Sacramento River Delta, if you're a local resident you are in a prime position to enjoy the vast playgrounds of California's Central Valley! Still closer to home, the city of Dixon offers ample parkland and a variety of sports leagues and classes through its award-winning Parks and Recreation Department. Whatever your leisure activity, we welcome you to call Dixon your new home!
Additional Solano County Attractions
Museums & Tourist Attractions
- Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Ave., offers several
exhibits each year devoted to local history or events.
Museum and museum store hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $1 for adults,
50 cents for students. Admission is free every Wednesday.
For group tours, call 707-447-4513 two weeks in
- Main Street Theatre, 305 Main St., Vacaville
(the old Clark Theater), is continuing renovations
under the auspices of New Life Production Co. A
variety of family-oriented productions are planned
- Vacaville Performing Arts Theater, part of the
Vacaville Cultural Center, 1010 Ulatis Drive, the
theater hosts a variety of musical, theatrical,
dance and educational programs throughout the year
- Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, in the heart
of downtown Fairfield at 1035 Texas St., is home
to productions by regional musical ensembles, dance
companies and theater groups year round. It also
houses a small art gallery - 707-428-7662 or 707-428-7664.
- Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center (Air Museum),
in Building 80 on Travis, features several vintage
and military aircraft on static display outdoors,
plus 18,000 square feet of displays, exhibits and
gift shops inside. Admission is free. Hours are
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed
on Sunday. Large groups should call for a guided
tour. Access to the base requires current driver's
license and registration to be presented at the
Main Gate Visitors Center off Air Base Parkway in
Fairfield - 707-424-5605.
- Rush Ranch is off Grizzly Island Road, two miles
south of state Highway 12 near Suisun City. It is
a 2,070-acre open space consisting of salt marsh,
a managed freshwater marsh, rolling grass-covered
hills and small areas of planted eucalyptus trees.
There are three main trail systems, and fishing
is allowed in designated areas. Hunting, horses,
dogs, bicycles and fires are not permitted. Call
the ranch at 707-421-1351, or the Solano County
Farmlands and Open Space Foundation at 707-428-7673.
- Anheuser-Busch Brewery, 3101 Busch Drive, Fairfield,
offers free 45-minute tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday (Monday through Saturday
June 1 to Sept. 1). Reservations should be made
for groups of 25 or more - 707-429-7595.
- Capitol State Historic Park is at the corner
of First and G streets in downtown Benicia. The
first state capitol stands as a handsome testament
to California's colorful past. Park hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $1 for those
6 to 12, $2 for those 13 and older - 707-745-3385.
- Jelly Belly Factory, The Herman Goelitz Candy
Co., 2400 N. Watney Way, Fairfield, offers tours
of its Jelly Belly jelly bean plant from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. weekdays. There's also an on-site Jelly
Belly Cafe -707-428-2838.
- Six Flags Marine World on Marine World Parkway
(off Highway 37) in Vallejo has new rides, shows
and animal exhibits. Admission is $19.99 to $39.99.
Children 3 and younger admitted free. The park opens
at 9 a.m. daily. and is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
through Labor Day. Parking is $7 -707- 643-6722
- Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin
St., Vallejo, is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Admission is $1.50 for adults,
75 cents for seniors and children ages 12-17, free
for children younger than 12 -707-643-0077.
- Western Railway Museum, Highway 12 between Rio
Vista and Fairfield, features rail and streetcars,
some running on formerly abandoned tracks. Hours
are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday until
Labor Day; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
after Labor Day. Admission is $6 for adults, $3
for children and $18 for a family group - 707-374-2978.
Theatre & Arts
- John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo periodically
offers free Sunday afternoon concerts. The library
is located at 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo - 707-553-5348.
- Benicia Old Town Theatre Group produces comedies,
drama, musicals and offers dinner-theater productions
in the community's historic I.D.E.S. Hall - 707-746-1269.
- Dance Direction, 306 Spring St., Suisun City,
offers dance instruction as well as being home base
for the Lisa Clark Dancers, a nationally recognized
performance troupe - 707-425-7777.
- Fairfield Civic Theatre offers adult productions, children's workshops, musicals and plays performed at the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts. Amateurs are welcome to try out - 864-1000.
- Vacaville Main Street Players (formerly Gaslighter's
Old-Time Theater), will be presenting family stage
entertainment during the coming year. Call Paul
Fair at 707-494-9587.
- Harbor Youth Productions, working in cooperation
with Solano College Theatre, is a youth theater
training program that helps young performers learn
by producing and acting in their own plays. Participants
perform at Solano Community College and at the new
Suisun Harbor Theatre on the Suisun City waterfront.
Coordinator is Pam Spering - 707-429-1900.
- Leisure Town Entertainers in Vacaville are Leisure
Town residents and guest artists who present an
annual variety show. Call Mary McIntyre at 707-448-8020.
- Mira Theatre Guild Inc. produces plays at Bay
Terrace Theatre, 51 Daniels Ave., Vallejo. The guild
has a four-show season and is in its 51st year -
- North Bay Opera Company, 3540 Nantucket Drive,
Fairfield, is under the direction of founder Constance
Lisec. This company has been critically acclaimed
for its operatic and musical theater performances
- 707-429-3551 or 707-425-6644.
- Solano Choral Society is based at Solano Community
College, this group of amateurs performs several
times a year under the direction of Helen Intintoli
- Solano College Theatre produces plays at the
Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road,
Suisun, and at Suisun Harbor Theatre in Suisun City.
The college theater also is a performing arts center
for neighboring communities - 707-864-7100 or 707-864-7199.
- Solano Civic Ballet Association, 601 Main St.,
Suisun City. This group is for dancers of all ages
and is under the direction of Yanina Cywinska -
- Solano Community Symphony performs throughout
the year in both Fairfield and Vacaville under the
direction of conductor Semyon Lohss. Their season
begins in October. Symphony president is Deborah
Hayward-Gault. Call 707-448-6500 or write P.O. Box
154, Fairfield 94533-0015.
- Solano Repertory Company performs at the Fairfield
Center for Creative Arts as well as providing outdoor
Shakespeare performances in neighboring communities
during the summer. It is a semi-professional theater
company dedicated to the production of classic,
experimental and modern American theater. Call Barbara
Norris at 707-429-0814.
- Stage Right Productions, one of Vacaville's newest
theater companies, was formed in 1999. The group
specializes in swing dance musical performances.
Call Kerry Brown at 707-451-2209.
- Stage Struck Studio of Dance and Baton, 1110
Marshall Road, Vacaville, is home to the popular
Cowtown Cloggers dance troupe - 707-455-0772.
- Vaca Valley Suzuki Strings is a non-profit organization
dedicated to the performance of violin, viola and
cello using the Suzuki Books volume 1-10, fiddle
and folk music. Sponsored by the Vaca Valley Suzuki
Parents Association, the organization provides musical
opportunities in the local community for students
2 years old through adult - 707-446-2368.
- Vaca Valley Chamber Music involves ensembles
for all ages. Musicians rehearse Mondays or Thursdays.
The season runs from September through May, with
summer sessions in June and July. The non-profit
organization is sponsored by the Vaca Valley Suzuki
Parents Association. The coach is Joyce LaMonte
- Vacaville Ballet Co., a non-profit dance company
founded by Cheri Glankler, at 810-D Davis St., Vacaville.
The company performs classical and contemporary
ballet programs at the Vacaville Performing Arts
Theater, working with students from the Vacaville
Ballet Academy - 707-449-1976.
- Vallejo Music Theater, P.O. Box 186, Vallejo
94590. This troupe's work usually includes at least
one spring cabaret and a summer Broadway musical,
as well as offering theater workshops at the Bay
Terrace Theater, 51 Daniels Ave., Vallejo - 707-552-2787.
- Vallejo Symphony, Solano County's oldest symphony
orchestra, presents six regular concerts a year
and a special Fourth of July pops concert at Marina
Green in Vallejo. Concerts are held in Hogan Auditorium
or Rizza Auditorium at the California Maritime Academy,
both in Vallejo, with concert tours throughout Solano
County - 707-643-4441.
- The West Valley Chorale, formerly the Big Vee
Showboat Chorus of Vacaville and the High Wheelers
of Davis, performs barbershop harmony. This Dixon-based
group is open to men and boys. Their annual show
is traditionally in February - 446-1010 or 707-448-2832.
- Arts Benicia Center, The Arts Benicia Center
Gallery, is at 991 Tyler St., No. 114, Benicia.
Local and regional artists are exhibited throughout
the year. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and
Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., and by appointment -
- Solano Arts Gallery, The Solano County Arts Council
maintains offices and an art gallery at 318 Main
St. in downtown Vacaville 707- 448-1792.
- Center Gallery, 1035 Texas St. (inside the Fairfield
Center for Creative Arts). Open during programs
at the center as well as by appointment. The gallery
presents several exhibitions annually of local,
regional and nationally known artists - 707-428-7430.
- Vacaville Art Gallery, 718 E. Monte Vista Ave.,
is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
All work is changed on the first of each month -
- Rio Vista's Art for All Reasons Gallery, 170
Main St., offers a painting, drawing, sculpture,
leather work and photography from several regional
artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday - 707-374-2238.
information contact the Community Services Department
at 707-449-5395. Programs for youth include softball,
baseball, flag football, gymnastics, basketball, Nerf
football, floor hockey and various sports camps. Adults
programs include softball, basketball, golf, boxing,
Wiffleball, volleyball and various sports lessons
information contact the recreation department at 707-678-7000.
Programs include youth soccer, girls softball, Little
League baseball, adult softball, Dixon Dolphins Swim
Team, co-ed high school volleyball, youth wrestling,
Pepsi Hot Shot basketball, ARCO/Jesse Owens track
meet and adult basketball.
information contact the Community Services Department,
707-428-7437. Adult sports programs include full-court
basketball, weight lifting, volleyball, horseshoes
tournaments, men's flag football, softball, tennis
and golf. Youth sports include swimming, co-ed inner
tube water polo, diving, mini baseball, Fairfield
Poppies Gymnastics Team, tennis, basketball, flag
football and Nerf Football.
- Tilt, 1372B Solano Mall, Fairfield - 707-426-544
- Scandia Family Center, Interstate 80 and Suisun
Valley Road, Fairfield - 707-864-8558
- Six Flags Marine World, 2001 Marine World Parkway,
Vallejo 94589 - 707-644-4000
- Lake Berryessa Marina Resort, 5800 Knoxville
Road - 707-966-2161
- Pleasure Cove Resort, Lake Berryessa - 707-966-2172
- Rancho Monticello Resort, Lake Berryessa - 707-966-2188
- Sandy Beach Park, Beach Drive, Rio Vista - 707-374-2097
- Spanish Flat Resort, Lake Berryessa - 707-966-7700
Youth sports - Vacaville
- Argyll Park, Dixon - 707-678-3592
- Fairfield Civic Center and Dover Park, Fairfield
- Lake Berryessa: Steele Park, 707-966-2123 or
1-800-522-2123; Rancho Monticello Resort, 707-966-2188;
Spanish Flat Resort, 707-966-7700; Pleasure Cove
Youth sports - Fairfield
- American Little League - 707-421-5225
- Central Little League - 707-429-6399
- National League - 707-438-1222
- Pony Colt - 707-449-1314
- Senior Babe Ruth - 707-446-3489
- Vaca National Junior Basketball - 707-452-0226
- Youth Football Bengals - 707-447-0305
- Youth Footbal Bulldogs - 707-448-6603
- Fox Gymnastics Center - 707-452-1118 or 707-449-9024
- Vacaville Youth Soccer League - 707-447-8975
- Soccer Center of Excellence - 707-451-7723
- Bobby Sox - 707-446-8681
- Vacaville Wrestling Club - 707-447-6772
- Vacaville Swim Club - 707-447-1676
- Tri Valley Little League - 707-864-0731
- Atlantic Little League - 707-435-0845
- Pacific Little League - 707-427-5914
- Babe Ruth - 707-446-3489
- Expos - 707-451-2640
- Yankees - 707-425-4444
- Semipro Baseball - 707-446-2131
- Youth Football Falcons - 707-422-4470
- Westwind Flyers Track Club - 707-421-4101 or
- Fairfield-Suisun Youth Soccer - 707-434-1512
- Fairfield Aquatic Club - 707-427-0107
- Sea Otters - 707-422-2858