Vallejo Hotel near Theme Park, Universities, and Wineries
The Medusa roller coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom whips its passengers down drops at 65 mph. You can watch as people take this plunge from a window at The Courtyard by Marriott Vallejo Napa Valley. The hotel is situated just a quick drive from the park, which also features an oceanarium and wildlife shows where you can watch dolphin feedings and see an African elephant.
Convenience is the key at this hotel; it's also situated near Napa Valley and its famed wineries as well as a number of other local attractions, including Touro University, California Maritime Academy, and Infineon Raceway. Stop by the concierge desk and someone will help arrange shuttles to the airport or dry cleaning for delicate superhero costumes.
As you settle into your room, you'll be greeted with a bottle of wine. And before an adventure through Napa Valley, you can visit the onsite café to enjoy a buffet-style or made-to-order breakfast. Come nighttime, feel free to unwind with a cocktail at the hotel lounge.
Vallejo, California: Bayside Town near Napa Valley Wineries
Located on San Pablo Bay's northern corner, Vallejo is situated near San Francisco and Fisherman's Wharf, which you can access by taking a scenic ferry ride. Take an approximately 15-mile drive north, though, and you'll find many famous wineries that dot the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
In general, Napa Valley has a climate that mirrors the Mediterranean, with cool winters and hot summers; this makes it a fine place to grow grapes. There are more than 300 wineries around here, and many of them have their own distinct types of grapes thanks to California's varied geology and microclimates. You can stop by any of these wineries for a tasting; many wineries also host concerts and art shows.
Vallejo's Six Flags Discovery Kingdom features one of the world's first floorless roller coasters, Medusa, where passengers can let their feet dangle as they zip through seven inversions. Beyond the rides, you can see live shows starring African elephants, walruses, and killer whales. The new Odin's Temple of the Tiger showcases the park's famous white bengal tigers, with an underwater viewing pool where swimming cats dive for food.