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Travel Information

Fairfield’s close proximity to both San Francisco and Sacramento makes the city an ideal location for family vacations, couples getaways and extensions to business trips.

The Solano County community is just a 45-minute drive from both of these major metropolitans, surrounded by green hills and a thriving wine region, and is easily accessible from national and international airports in Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Rosa.

Fairfield is a city located in Solano County California, USA. It is generally considered the midpoint between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, approximately 38 miles (61 km) from the city center of both cities, approximately 33 miles (53 km) from the city center of Oakland, less than 19 miles (31 km) from Napa Valley, 17 miles from the Carquinez Bridge, and 14 miles from the Benicia Bridge. Fairfield was founded in 1859 by clippership captain Robert H. Waterman, and named after his former hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut.

It is the home of Travis Air Force Base and the Jelly Belly jelly bean factory. With a population of 108,321 at the 2010 census, it is slightly smaller in population than Vallejo, which is the Bay Area’s ninth-largest city.[3] It shares a border with its sister city, Suisun City. Other nearby cities include Vacaville, Benicia, and Napa. Fairfield is the county seat of Solano County.