VALLEJO, Calif. -
The City of Vallejo traces its beginnings to General Vallejo, who's namesake
stood as the California state capitol in California's formation as a state.
Island, an integral part of the Vallejo landscape, enjoys close
proximity to the city's Ferry Terminal and ferry service. Vallejo is a transportation and commuter hub
for the North Bay.
Vallejo is a mix of old and restored properties such Victorian homes and
business fronts, Six Flags Marine World theme and amusement park, Vallejo
Naval & Historic Museum, Historic Downtown Vallejo, Architectural Heritage
District and the connector vessels to San Francisco. Tourists can actually
stay in Vallejo and take day trips to San Francisco, Napa Valley, Sacramento, and Marin County attractions.
Six Flags Discovery Discovery Kingdom (Marine World) is one of the
only combination animal park, oceanarium, and theme parks in the world.
Dolphin shows, elephants, walruses and
wild rides on world-class roller coasters make this park a "must see" on
your North Bay visit.
For those seeking a connection with the past, the City of Vallejo is a
historical goldmine of buildings and stories. Dating to the 1800's, the historic district
includes Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, a great place to start to learn
more about Vallejo’s unique history. The museum houses two floors of
exhibits and information about Vallejo and Mare Island, and even includes a
working WWII submarine periscope.
Things to Do:
Free Factory Tour - See how Jelly Bellies are made in a tour that winds
around the view areas above the factory floor. The tour ends with free
sampling of Jelly Bellies, bins full of the candies you can mix and match
and an ice cream parlor and cafe-style restaurant.
Brewery Free Tour - See how the "King of Beers" is made in this educational
adventure through the factory located across from Jelly Belly Factory Tour.
Napa Valley Wine Tour - At the southern end of the Napa Valley, Vallejo is
the start and finish point for Napa Valley Wine Tasting. Some wineries
charge a fee. Some are free.
Napa Valley Wine
Train - Take a train ride through the heart of the valley while dining on a
gourmet meal and sipping wine or cocktails.
California Wine Ship
travels up the Napa River aboard an authentic paddle wheeler as you again
enjoy great food and fine wine. Of course, it is also possible to explore
the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on your own.
Pier 39 - Take Vallejo’s high-speed catamaran ferry ride across the bay. Go
ashore at either the San Francisco Ferry Building or San Francisco’s
Fisherman’s Wharf where you at Pier 39. Over 100 shops, restaurants, and attractions, as well as
ferry connections to Alcatraz, Sausalito and Tiburon are available.
Angel Island State Park
- Take a Vallejo ferry rid to Angel Island where you can take a tram tour of an
authentic Civil War camp and the old immigration station on the island that
prompted people to refer to Angel Island as the "Ellis Island of the West."
Bicycle and kayak rentals are also available on Angel Island for the more
Blue Rock Springs, Chardonnay Golf Club, Hiddenbrooke Country Club, and the historic Mare Island Golf Course provide
a combined 109 holes of golfing challenge.
In the map above Vallejo
is shown in the bottom center portion near San Pablo Bay.
Photos of Vallejo- Historic
Downtown, Vallejo Ferry Landing and Missile Memorial Mare Island