RV rentals are a popular way for campers to enjoy California's many parks, cities, and wild backcountry. If you have a tow vehicle, a travel trailer is another option to explore. The prices for the motorhomes, campervans, and pull-behind trailers range from $99 to $300 per day, and you can often arrange separate pickup and return locations. With such a variety and price range of recreational vehicles to choose from, families, solo travelers, or people with pets can find a suitable RV rental to explore Vacaville and the surrounding area.
Napa is less than an hour away from Vacaville, and you can spend several days touring this lush wine country. There are numerous tasting rooms throughout the valley.
You might consider spending the night in Sacramento on your way to Reno. While in California’s capital, you can learn about the gold-rush era as you meander through the refurbished streets of Old Sacramento.
About 30 minutes south of Vacaville sits Fairfield. RVers with a sweet tooth may enjoy an afternoon taking the self-guided interactive tour of the Jelly Belly Factory.
Vacaville is known for its massive outlet mall, which is home to Nike, Coach, and dozens of other name-brand shops. Roughly 100,000 Californians call this town their home, and they get to enjoy the year-round Mediterranean climate. From the annual Fiesta Days to the Blues Festival, Vacaville offers something for everyone. Fiesta Days consist of four days of food, carnival rides, and fun over the long Memorial Day weekend and features live music, a parade, and a variety of vendors. The Blues Festival is held downtown in the summer.
The city is also home to commercial alpaca farms. Guests can tour the farms to see and feed these woolly animals. You can grab some souvenirs from your visit to the gift shops. The stores carry yarn, socks, and other items made from the alpacas' fleece.
For outdoor fun, take a hike through Lagoon Valley Park where you can enjoy breathtaking views and wildlife. There are plenty of picnic areas with barbecue grills, as well as restrooms and water fountains. The park consists of almost 500 acres, and there's a lake for fishing, a disc-golf course, and a no-leash dog park. Set up a game at Vacaville's Cypress Lakes Golf Course near Travis Air Force Base or Paradise Valley in nearby Fairfield. Paradise Valley is an 18-hole course with a restaurant and friendly sports bar.
Travis Air Force Base is one of the largest training bases in the Air Force, and more than 100,000 military personnel have been trained here. The base is named after Brigadier General Robert F. Travis, who died in a B-29 bomber crash in 1950.
Sacramento, California - Sacramento is known for the Sacramento River that weaves through the town. As the capital of the state, it's home to the Governor's Mansion.
Fairfield, California - Fairfield is a blend of businesses and farmland where vineyards dot the landscape. Locals describe this area as a suburb of San Francisco, which is about 45 minutes away.
Napa, California - Napa is wine country and the gateway to the Sonoma Valley.
Nine national parks are spread throughout California. Yosemite National Park is massive, covering almost 750,000 acres and touching four counties: Madera, Mariposa, Tuolumne, and Merced. The park protects vast meadows, towering waterfalls, and one of North America's longest rivers, the Merced River. There are miles of hiking trails, scenic drives, and four visitor centers.
Pinnacles National Park derives its name from the giant rock spire that rises from the middle of the valley. Visitors can rock climb, explore caves, and learn about their condor preservation program.
In the mountains of northern California sits Lassen Volcanic National Park. In the summer, guests can see thermal action bubbling out of the ground. There are lakes to swim in during the day, and at night, the sky is rich with stars. Visitors should check road conditions before heading up in the winter months.
Mount Diablo State Park is groomed for bikers, hikers, nature enthusiasts, and photographers. It's a little more than an hour from Vacaville. With almost 100 trails, there is a route suitable for all fitness levels. Wildlife can be spotted tucked away in the forests, and wildflowers are plentiful in the spring. The park also has a visitor’s center, bathrooms, and a campground.
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park offers extremes in elevation. Trails can meander along around 60 feet above sea level, but some can climb over 2,000. There are three picnicking areas with tables and pit toilets. Equestrians ride in this state park, so the paths can get congested in popular spots; bikers must yield to walkers and horses.
Brannan Island State Recreation Area offers fishing, swimming, and water sports. Anglers can try to land catfish, bass, or perch. During migration, bird-watchers will see many species enjoying this oasis. There's a store, a play area, and interpretive signs along with picnic tables, restrooms, and drinking fountains.
The Peña Adobe is one of the oldest landmarks in Vacaville. The adobe has been restored to its original state and furnished with authentic period pieces from the 1850s. Visitors can navigate a self-guided tour and see local artifacts, old photographs, and antique farming equipment.
Some must-see California landmarks are tucked away on quiet streets. Buck Avenue is a small, tree-lined street in the heart of Vacaville and is peppered with historical buildings. You can pick up a map at the Vacaville Heritage Museum. The museum offers seasonal exhibits that focus on the ancestors and history of the town and Solano County. The displays provide a glimpse into the pioneer days, allowing you to learn about the indigenous people from this region.
If you have military contacts, consider staying at the Travis AFB Fam Camp. All reservations are taken online, and active-duty families have priority. There are only back-in sites, but they all come with full hookups. The Vineyard RV Park in Vacaville has over 100 sites with full hookups, and guests can enjoy the pool, restrooms, and free Wi-Fi. The Midway RV Park is also in town and has a laundry room, pool, and the internet is accessible at hot spots. They have pull-thru sites and room for big motorhomes. Near Vacaville is the Napa Valley Expo RV Park, a spot that plants RVers in the heart of wine-tasting country by the Napa River. The park has full hookups and Wi-Fi, as well as pull-through and back-in sites. You'll find even more campgrounds in nearby Fairfield.
Dump stations allow you to empty and rinse your black-water tank and fill up on fresh water. There are many convenient California dump stations found at gas stations. Some RV parks and campgrounds in and around Vacaville will let you use their station even if you're not a guest; you just have to pay a dumping fee.
There's a free dumping station in Vallejo at the city's water treatment facility, about 30 minutes from Vacaville. The access gate is on Solano Avenue, and they're open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Dixon Chevron also has a fee-for-use RV dump site.
RV storage facilities are convenient and secure locations that house large and small trailers and motorhomes. You can use the Self Storage of Vacaville app to track comings and goings and to open the security gate. At the Airport Self Storage in Vacaville, the managers have parking spaces available for recreational vehicles up to 55 feet. U-Store America Self-Storage offers 45-foot-long parking pads. Security Public Storage has two lots in Vacaville, and some spots are covered. They utilize high-definition security cameras.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Vacaville, CA, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Vacaville?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Vacaville from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Vacaville?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.