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Fairfield is situated at the crossroads of three major routes connecting to San Francisco and Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, and the California Delta and Napa Valley. Just a short driving distance away, the everybody-knows-your-name, town of Fairfield welcomes visitors an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Views of rolling hills, cool temperatures and an assortment of fun things to do, puts Fairfield on the list of must-experience locations. Come explore, sit back and relax.

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Fairfield was founded in 1856 by clipper ship Captain Robert H. Waterman. He named the town Fairfield after his hometown in Connecticut.

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History of Fairfield

It may be small in size, but the area’s history packs and punch. Read on to learn about the development and historical events of Fairfield.

A Peek At The Past

Artifacts of stone-age people have been found in nearby Green Valley, dating back to 2000 B.C.E.

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Wine Haven

Just a few miles from downtown Fairfield, is a thriving wine country, where acres of grapevines grow amid a backdrop of lush, rolling hills and blue skies. 

Venture onto our quiet back roads and discover the rustic and tranquil Suisun Valley and Green Valley, where more than two dozen growers have grapevines planted. Many have opened their own tasting rooms where they treat their guests like family. Sit back, enjoy the beauty, the conversation, and the delectable wines.

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Jelly Belly

Did you know Fairfield is home to the world-famous Jelly Belly Candy Company? Voted as one of the Top 10 Factory Tours in the US, our iconic attraction offers a behind-the-scenes look at how Jelly Belly creates its famous bean and over 50 other fine confections. Step into the factory and smell the aroma of the delicious treats being created that day. The best part? You can taste all the flavors at the sample bar in the visitor center!

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Brew Masters

n addition to our delectable wineries, Fairfield also has some great breweries and taprooms to enjoy. Make a point of stopping into one of these establishments and enjoy a selection of over a dozen, hand-crafted beers on tap as well as a menu of delicious fare that complement the brews. All ages are welcome in the taprooms (some are also pet friendly!) and Heretic Brewing Company even offers free tours during specific hours.

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Our Great Outdoors

Whether you choose to kick your feet up and enjoy our year-round mild temperatures or lace up your sneakers for an adventurous outdoor excursion, Fairfield fits the bill. Thousands of acres surround Fairfield, opening up countless opportunities to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Enjoy walking, hiking or biking through the rolling hills and grasslands of Rush Ranch, or the oak woodlands of Rockville Hills Regional Park. Or enjoy fishing, kayaking or paddle boarding the Suisun Marsh or Bay Area Water Trail. Whatever adventure you choose, expect to witness beautiful wildlife along the way!
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Olive Love

What grows on a vine, is made in Fairfield, savory to taste and isn’t wine?  

Olive oil!  

Fairfield has two bottling companies that grow, produce and bottle their own extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegar, nut oils, baking extracts and more. Stop in Sonoma Harvest Olive Oil & Winery and IL Fiorello Olive Oil Company for a taste of their delicate creations.

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Our Friendly Neighbors

On its own, Fairfield comes with an exciting variety of things to discover and explore. Add in its close location to some of California’s most popular destinations, and you’re in for one memorable trip. Napa Valley is located only 15 miles from Fairfield, Oakland can be found 35 miles out, while Sacramento and San Francisco are each only 45 miles away. Stay in Fairfield as your hub to explore the fun and unique offerings of Fairfield and all our friendly neighbors.

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Fresh Farm Stands

Every spring, little green crops emerge from the soil scattered across Fairfield’s family-run produce farms. Come summer, thousands of tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, strawberries, melons, potatoes (shall we continue?) are harvested and moved to local farm stands and farmers markets for you to enjoy. Visit one, or them all, and pick up a haul of the freshest produce around.

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Kid-Ventures

Fairfield isn’t just an adult’s getaway destination. With themed attractions, both big and small, kids will feel like the trip is just for them! From a candy factory to outdoor adventures to thrill rides and exotic animal encounters, there’s no shortage of fun. Check out Fairfield’s Scandia Family Fun Center for arcades, laser tag, mini-golf and more. Or hit the Suisun Wildlife Center, Western Railway Museum and the world-famous Jelly Belly Factory. Don’t forget, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is just 15 minutes away!

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Clint Eastwood filmed portions of Honkytonk Man in Fairfield in 1982

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