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October is a great time of year for families to decorate and pick out fun Halloween costumes! There are all kinds of homemade options to consider that are easy to make and look great too. We found a few to share below that are sure to entertain:

Decorations

Disney themes galore! Mickey, Tinkerbell, Fairies and more.

Give visitors a good scare with silhouettes of black cats and bats in the window!

Don’t forget about outside. Check out this cool “Pumpkinpillar” made with pumpkins, paint, felt and pipe cleaners!

Costumes

We found this great post with almost 50 family Halloween costumes that are super cute, hilarious scary too!

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? OK, check out these Halloween recipes, crafts and costumes.

Enjoy making these great ideas with family and friends and be safe for Halloween!

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Looking for something fun, unique and close to Fairfield to do in the near future? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of 5 great destinations that are within 25 miles of Fairfield. Outside of being close they’re all also inexpensive and in some cases free! The activities below are great for dates, alone time and/or family outings.

Skyline Wilderness Park

skyline-wilderness-park

If you love the outdoors, you’ll find 900 acres of trails, lakes and forest as well as a native plants garden to explore. Camping, horseback riding and disk golf are also available.

Alston Park

Alston Park

If you’re a dog lover you’ll love Alston Park! While you can’t have dogs on the trails at Skyline Wilderness Park, dogs can run off-leash here at Canine Commons. A great day trip location to enjoy nature and get some exercise hiking, mountain biking or running with your dog.

Mission San Francisco Solano

Mission San Francisco Solano

History buffs will love the details behind this mission which was the last to be built in California and the only one to be built during the Mexican rule!

Sonoma Plaza

Sonoma Plaza

Historic walking tours, bike tours, picnics, hiking, museums and more! Named the “Happiest Place in California”, Sonoma Plaza is sure to bring a smile to your face and happy memories to last a lifetime.

Artesa Winery

Artesa-Winery

Take a day to relax, enjoy fine art, a serene atmosphere and excellent wines. Artesa Vineyards is rooted in Spanish history and is considered the Jewel of Carneros and one of Napa’s most exciting wineries.

If you live in Fairfield or are planning on moving here soon, these are some of the many great destinations close by. We also wanted to include one iconic landmark right here in Fairfield if you don’t feel like heading out of town. Anheuser-Busch and their exciting “Flights of Farifield” brewery tour is a unique experience for those 21+. Whether you live here or are visiting, we hope you enjoyed learning about these unique and enjoyable activities for your next trip!

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The end of summer means potential sadness for students around the country returning to class after summer break. Despite vacation being over, Vanden High School students can find solace in the fact that their school is rated as one of the Best High Schools in California (as well as the country) by US News.

Vanden High School in Fairfield, CA Awarded US News Best High Schools

Some of the considerations taken into account for the ranking are “Student Body” and “Test Scores” among others. Ranked in the top 2,000 high schools nationally, Vanden High secured #350 in California!

For parents with children in the Fairfield, Vacaville and Travis Unified School District’s or those considering relocating, top notch housing is also right here waiting for you. Citation Northern offers New homes in Fairfield, CA priced from the low 300’s.

For the past 35 years Citation has been committed to the community and we are pleased to congratulate Vanden High School for receiving such a prestigious honor. We also wanted to congratulate Elise P. Buckingham Charter Magnet High for receiving recognition as a bronze recipient school. Keep up the great work and thank you for your contribution to Fairfield and Vacaville!

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The 4th of July is a time to feel patriotic so we wanted to share the best places around to enjoy the fireworks and the good times with friends and family! Before we get into our favorite places though, we wanted to share a bit of 4th of July knowledge we found on The History Channel:

Bet You Didn’t Know: Independence Day 

Be the hit of your gathering sharing these fun facts before the fireworks start! Speaking of hits, here are a few local spots to enjoy your 4th that are sure to please.

Fairfield

If you love live music and family entertainment (a Ferris Wheel, rock wall and a giant slide) on the waterfront with tons of vendors…the Suisun City Independence Day Spectacular fireworks display can’t be missed!

Vacaville

Maybe you the feel of an old fashioned celebration in a historic district is more your style? If so, make plans to visit Andrew’s Park in Historic Downtown Vacaville. Later in the evening, the Creekwalk Concert Series features the Time Bandits for a $2 admission (ages 13+) if you want to really enjoy the festivities.

Bay Area


If you want to venture out a bit, here’s a list of great Bay Area 4th of July Events. Not impressed? Maybe the “Largest Free Jazz Festival on the West Coast” is enough to grab your attention! If you love tradition and great music, the Fillmore Jazz Festival will be an event you attend for years.

We hope this post has helped you in finding the perfect event to celebrate and wish you a safe and exciting 4th!

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