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Nut Tree Vacaville

Nut Tree: Shopping & Fun

The Nut Tree Plaza is a beautiful and expansive outdoor Vacaville shopping center located along Interstate 80.

Featuring more than 50 retail stores, a popular dining options, and the railroad and carousel the Nut Tree is famous for, it’s the perfect spot for a family shopping excursion.

The Nut Tree opened in 1921 as a modest roadside stop in Vacaville, eventually growing to become a world-famous road stop with a restaurant, toy store, and railroad connecting to the Nut Tree Airport. For a short time, it even boasted a 2-acre amusement park by the name of Nut Tree Family Center.

Today, the Nut Tree Vacaville Shopping Center showcases major name brand stores like Old Navy, Best Buy, and boutique shops like Apricot Lane, and Eco Chic.

Nut Tree Restaurants

The Nut Tree Restaurant was an early pioneer of California cuisine, known for incorporating plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, often locally grown. Today, a new mix of restaurants like Fenton’s Creamery, Amici’s Italian, and Fuji Sushi Buffet carry the torch by providing a palate-pleasing range of dining options.

Nut Tree Plaza

The Nut Tree Plaza, planted in the center of the shopping complex, is a wonderful place for children to get their wiggles out, challenge themselves with a game of giant chess, or host a memorable birthday party. Get nostalgic in the Nut Tree Plaza by taking a ride on the original Nut Tree Railroad or rocking out on one of the vintage-style hobbyhorses.

Nut Tree Hours of Operation

The Plaza is open seven days a week at 10 am.
The #5 Train closes at dusk.
The Carousel closes between 7 pm and 9 pm.

The Nut Tree Shopping Center amenities:

  • Electric car charging station near Rubio’s Mexican Grill
  • Harbison Event Center (for rental information, please contact the City of Vacaville at 707-449-5100)
  • Children’s play areas
  • Visitor Center
  • Bus stop

Visit Vacaville

Just across from the plaza is the visitor information center, Visit Vacaville, where guests can pick up an Inspiration Guide and other free visitor information, Vacaville themed souvenirs and locally made products.

The Nut Tree Railroad

In 1953 the Nut Tree Railroad was built to transport visitors between the Nut Tree Airport and the Plaza. Because of the railroad’s fame, many famous folks stopped by to take a ride, like President Richard Nixon and Bozo the Clown. Carefully restored and maintained, the train even boasts its original engine! Take a spin on this piece of Vacaville history: it’s a favorite for little ones, and kids under 2 get their first ride for free!

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Apricot Lane Boutique
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Apricot Lane Boutique

From the mment you walk into Apricot Lane, you'll enjoy a unique and fun shopping experience complete with fashionable apparel and stylish...

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Best Buy
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Best Buy

Chain retailer with a large array of brand-name electronics, computers, appliances & more.

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BevMo
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BevMo

Liquor store chain offering a big selection of wine, beer & spirits, plus barware, mixers & snacks.

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Charming Charlie
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Charming Charlie

Retailer featuring trendy colorful assortments of women's accessories, jewelry, and clothing. 

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Eco Chic Boutique
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Eco Chic Boutique

Goods & Resources for baby, wellness & beyond.

Located in the iconic Nut Tree Family Park. We know what the modern family is looking for because we...

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Home Goods
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Home Goods

You never know what you’ll find on your next trip to HomeGoods. Hurry in today to explore an endless selection of fall décor, cozy furniture, pillows,...

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Jelly Belly Store
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Jelly Belly Store

In our Jelly Belly Candy Store you can shop for your favorite flavors either individually or combined in a variety of beautiful gift boxes or mixed...

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Kirkland’s
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Kirkland’s

Home goods store featuring a wide assortment of decoritive gifts & items including art and bedding. 

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Michael’s
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Michael’s

Retailer that carries art supplies and home decor, with classes and custom framing. 

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Nordstrom Rack
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Nordstrom Rack

Where style meets savings. Shop at Nordstrom Rack online or in-store for brands you love with great sale prices! FInd brands like Nike, Cole Haan, 7...

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Old Navy
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Old Navy

CLOTHING & JEANS FOR MEN WOMEN KIDS & PLUS SIZE SHOPPERS | VACAVILLE OLD NAVY STORES

Old Navy in VACAVILLE is stocked with the latest apparel and...

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Ulta Beauty
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Ulta Beauty

At Ulta Beauty, you will find a diverse selection of cosmetic and beauty products, plus an on-site salon. 

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