Destination Vacaville

Destination Vacaville

Destination Vacaville introduces tourists and travelers to the people and places that make visiting Vacaville such a unique travel experience. Destination Vacaville is brought to you Visit Vacaville, the city’s official destination marketing organization. Destination Vacaville, let's go!

Episodes

May 23, 2024 14 mins

In this episode, Alyssa talks with Leslie Silver, the Director of the Downtown Business Improvement District, about Vacaville's thriving downtown. They discuss the return of the Farmer's Market, community events like car shows and music festivals, and how these gatherings introduce visitors to local businesses. Learn how these activities enhance community spirit and support local commerce. Whether you live in Vacaville or...

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Debbie Egidio, President of the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce, shares how the Chamber fuels local business growth through events like the Night of Champions Gala, the Cowtown Classic Golf Tournament, and Lemonade Day Vacaville. Learn about their mission of fostering a healthy business environment, the monthly mixers open to all, and the array of committees supporting young professionals and the Travis Air Force Base.

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April 25, 2024 16 mins

Join us on this week's episode of "Destination Vacaville" as we delve into the details of the Farm to Table Dinner, happening on Friday, May 10th, 2024, at Andrews Park in Vacaville's Downtown. We'll chat with Melyssa Reeves, the visionary founder of the event, and Delany Holden, a key organizer, to learn about the inspirations behind this culinary celebration and what guests can expect. Tune in to discover...

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For this episode, Alyssa chats with two special guests from the Vacaville PAL (Police Activities League): Rafael, the student PAL Teens President, and Andrea Gonzalez, a passionate Youth Development Senior Program Coordinator. Discover how PAL, serving Vacaville for over 28 years, offers many engaging activities for children and teens aged 7 to 18. From year-round programs to exciting summer activities and beyond, PAL fosters leade...

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Discover the vibrant world of Vacaville's art scene with Cristie Baron, Owner of Joyful Art Studio. As a seasoned participant in the community, Cristie brings creativity to life through her studio. From being selected for "Cows on Parade" to nurturing budding artists of all ages, Joyful Art Studio is a hub of inspiration. Join us as we explore how Cristie's passion ignites the artistic spirit in residents and to...

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February 29, 2024 12 mins

Discover the heart of Vacaville's vibrant art scene in this episode as we explore the Vacaville Art League and Gallery. Join us as we chat with Barb Musial, Manager of the gallery, about how this space not only showcases the city's artistic talent but also serves as a lively hub for local creatives to connect and collaborate. Whether you're a resident seeking inspiration or a tourist craving a taste of Vacaville&apos...

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February 15, 2024 8 mins

The celebration of "I Love Vacaville Week" continues by shining a spotlight on My Friend’s House, a youth shelter dedicated to equipping, empowering, and encouraging the youth in Vacaville. By meeting the immediate needs of homeless and at-risk youth aged 12-24, they strive to prevent them from falling victim to drugs, gangs, trafficking, incarceration, or homelessness. The programs offer comprehensive case management, me...

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February 14, 2024 23 mins

To celebrate "I Love Vacaville Week", we invited Dr. KP of the  Solano SPCA to chat about the shelter. Join us as Dr. KP shares the remarkable stories of animal adoptions and the dedicated volunteers making a difference in the lives of Vacaville residents and pets in need of new homes. From heartwarming tales of rehabilitation to vaccination clinics to the annual Paws for a Cause, discover how Solano SPCA is shaping a bri...

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December 21, 2023 10 mins

Bundle up and lace up those skates, because the Winter Wonderland event at Vacaville Ice Sports is happening from December 15 to January 7!! Glide around the rink, surrounded by twinkling lights and festive decorations that will have you feeling like you stepped into a holiday postcard. Whether you're a seasoned skater or just finding your ice skating legs, this event is the perfect blend of winter magic and laughter for famil...

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December 11, 2023 30 secs

Destination Vacaville is brought to you by Visit Vacaville, the city's official destination marketing organization. Join Alyssa Pardini, President and CEO of Visit Vacaville, as she introduces listeners to the people and places that make visiting Vacaville such a unique travel experience, like seasonal adventures; agriculture tourism; family activities; culinary delights; wine country; and more!  Destination Vacacville? Let&ap...

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October 12, 2023 22 mins

In this heartfelt and bittersweet episode, we bid farewell and safe travels to Melyssa Reeves, the CEO and President of Visit Vacaville.  Melyssa spent the past 16 years helping build community in Vacaville as well as championing the city as a tourism destination. Melyssa shares how her life's been forever changed by her work and why now is the perfect time to hand her role over to someone new. Everyone at Visit Vacaville wish...

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September 14, 2023 12 mins

Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast or in search of the perfect contractor, the Solano County Home and Garden Show is your go-to event for all things home and garden. CEO Shawna Arzadon shares all of the fun and exciting events and exhibits that'll be on display at the Home and Garden Show. Be sure to grab your gardening gloves and plug in those power tools for an episode that's sure to leave you inspired and re...

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Vacaville's vibrant outdoor music scene is flourishing in Downtown Vacaville.  Discover the unique venue, Vacaville's Town Square, where some of Northern California's favorite bands will be playing every Thursday night. The evening will be filled with palpable energy that transforms an ordinary night into an unforgettable musical experience. Vacaville's Town Square is located in the middle of the city's res...

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High Noon is one busy band. High Noon recently released Swell, a six-song EP. The band played Napa's famous BottleRock Festival and along with several tour dates planned. Not only that, the band has a deep-rooted connection to Vacaville through Brandon Cherry, High Noon's drummer. Brandon delves into the captivating journey of High Noon, exploring their unique sound, described as a "high power, melody and rhythm focu...

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July 27, 2023 16 mins

Voice actor and sound designer, David W. Collins, takes us on a nostalgic journey to his roots in Vacaville, CA. David reveals how his passion for storytelling and sound design began to blossom during his formative years in this charming Californian town, eventually leading him to work on many Star Wars productions for LucasFilm and Skywalker Sound. We discover the local influences and experiences that shaped his career, from commu...

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July 13, 2023 13 mins

In today's episode, we're exploring the rich history and captivating exhibits of the Vacaville Museum with Sarah Olsen, Executive Director of the museum. Located in the heart of downtown Vacaville, the Vacaville Museum is a cultural landmark dedicated to preserving and celebrating the heritage of Vacaville and all of Solano County.

The Vacaville Museum is curating some exciting events this summer, including a tri...

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June 22, 2023 12 mins

Lisa Hilas, President of On Stage Vacaville, returns to Destination Vacaville (Episode 11, Season 1)! On Stage Vacaville's mission "is to advance Vacaville’s cultural arts by engaging and cultivating a broad and diverse array of entertainment for all ages and interests, while supporting our local performance artists". 

Lisa shares with Melyssa all of the exciting programming and performances On Stage Vacavi...

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June 8, 2023 16 mins

Vacaville is home to some of the best restaurants in Northern California. One restaurant at the top of the list is Roline's Uniquely Filipino. The restaurant's namesake, Chef Roline Casper, is our guest for this week's episode.

Chef Roline sits down with Melyssa to share stories of making food with her grandmother, what to order if you're new to Filipino cuisine, and why Kamayan (eating with your hands...

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May 25, 2023 19 mins

Mayor John Carli has served the community and City of Vacaville for over 30 years. His journey began as a police officer before eventually becoming Vacaville's Chief of Police . He retired but felt the call to continue serving his community. That lead to him successfully running to become Vacaville's next Mayor.

Mayor Carli sits down with Melyssa inside Journey Coffee (Episode 28) for this episode of Destination ...

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May 11, 2023 10 mins

Vacaville is home to some of the best outdoor events in Northern California. Creewalk is a concert series that takes place every Friday from 6 PM to 9 PM from June to August. Not only is Creekwalk returning, but there will be a big 4th of July concert for visitors and residents of Vacaville!

Kristin Milliken, Recreation Coordinator for the City of Vacaville, returns to give all of the details about the Creekwalk series, th...

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