Sep 22, 2007

Nut Tree

Nut Tree in Vacaville, CA
About 1/2 hour drive from Sacramento.
Directions:The park is conveniently located on I-80 in Vacaville, California between San Francisco and Sacramento.
From the west, take the Nut Tree Parkway exit. From the east, take the East Monte Vista Avenue exit.
Hours: 10am -6pm usually. Go to www. for more information.

The Nut Tree is a place to go for all. It is has factory outlet stores, resturants, and box stores. It has the Nut Tree Family Park, Bocce park, and Nut Tree Village to name a few in the area.

The Nut Tree Family Park is a toned down fair. It has tickets to purchase and each ride is so many tickets. They have a carosel, a rollercoaster, and the great train ride that goes around the park. This is great for all ages. They have rides for all the ages. They have some free rides to, like the horse ride. It is a nice day trip to stroll around the park on a nice day and stop in some shops and dining for dinner. You can also have a kids birthday party here.

Jelly Belly Factory

Jelly Belly Factory
1 Jelly Belly Lane
Fairfield, CA
From Sacramento & Vacaville:
1. Head West on I-80.
2. Take the Highway 12/Abernathy Rd. exit in Fairfield.
3. Turn left at stop sign onto Abernathy Rd.
4. Continue straight through one stop sign and four stoplights.
5. Turn left at the fifth stoplight onto Courage Dr.
6. Turn left onto North Watney Way.
7. Turn left onto Jelly Belly Lane.
Approximate driving time from Sacramento is one hour.
Hours:9am to 4pm. Go to and click on free tours for more information about the factory and the tours.

The Jelly Belly Factory tour is a cute tour. They make you wear white 'sailor' type hats on the tour and walk you around while you watch the workers making jelly belly's. They show video clip of the history, the process of the beans, and the packaging. You get a free pack of jellybelly beans at the end of the tour. You can then walk around the gift shop and stop by the tasting section and try out your favorite jelly bean or be brave and try the Harry Potter beans. And don't forget to take your picture with the fun loving jelly belly bean out front or inside.