10 Things To Do And See In Vallejo

Sarah Ndjongo

Vallejo may not be known for its vibrancy as much as the neighboring city of San Francisco, but it is filled with places that are engaging and fun for friends and family alike to enjoy. Check out the Culture Trip’s picks for the top ten things to do and see in Vallejo.

Discovery Kingdom

1. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom


The equivalent of Southern California’s Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom offers exciting experiences for fellow thrill-seekers and adventurers in Northern California. The theme park offers an abundant amount of opportunities for friends and family to take advantage of. (Just make sure you arrive well before the park closes!) It includes thrill rides, family rides, kids’ rides, live entertainment, animal encounters, animal attractions, and dining. Oh, and don’t forget the shopping, for a souvenir to bring back home, of course.

2. Wardlaw Dog Park


Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
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Now this place will keep your dog happy! Located in a residential neighborhood, Wardlaw Dog Park allows dogs of any size to roam around without a collar and soak in the sun. After a long drive in the area, it is a neat space to let your dog off its leash and for you to enjoy time for yourself. It is a relatively friendly environment; smaller dogs are assigned their own segregated small dog area to prevent dog conflicts from happening.

3. Vallejo Waterfront Park


Visit Vallejo, CA, Mare Island Way
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If you’re looking for a park that doesn’t fit traditional standards, then Vallejo Waterfront Park may be for you. This place is essentially a large, open space, accessible for activities such as biking, running, soccer, and flying kites. Whether you’re with family, friends, or pets, any and all are welcome to wander around this unique setting.

4. Vallejo Farmers' Market


Vallejo Marina
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Food in stands, people gathered around to get a taste and desperate to bring their favorites home… who doesn’t love a farmers’ market! Fortunately, Vallejo has one! Offering fresh fruits and vegetables from the fields and orchards of local family farms, the Saturday market is open year-round. This means each season Vallejo Farmers’ Market displays its freshest fruits, vegetables, greens, and nuts along with freshly caught seafood and fresh-cut flowers. What a healthy treat!

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