Set on the banks of the California Delta in Solano County, Suisun City takes its name from the adjacent Suisun Bay, which in turn is named for the Suisunes, a Native American tribe of the area.
Suisun City was established in the 1850s around the time of the California Gold Rush. During that time Suisun City’s was the ideal location for commerce and transportation between the foothills and the bay area. The town was a beehive of activity; wagons, carts, buggies, cattle, horses and men filled the streets. In the 1850s, the principle business in Suisun City was the sale of grain. It was the shipping point for the very productive Vaca, Suisun and Green valleys. Schooners were constantly in Suisun Slough headed for San Francisco and Sacramento with their cargo. The buildings in Suisun City indicated its mercantile prosperity. Located in the center of town was a flourmill that was constantly operating. There were also blacksmith shops, tin shops, saddleries, carpenter shops and many other industries in operation. Suisun City was known in some circles as the
Suisun City – Population: 26,000. Like Vallejo, Benicia, and Rio Vista, Suisun City is one of Solano County’s “water cities.” The city is located on the Suisun Slough and on the edge of the Grizzly Island State Wildlife Area. It features a waterfront, an historic downtown area, and many period neighborhoods.
Hop on your bicycle and pedal along the award-winning waterfront, rent a kayak and traverse Suisun Bay, fish, hike or bird watch in Suisun Marsh, recently named a top site in California, catch a show at the Suisun Harbor Theater, or enjoy diverse dining choices. There is something for everyone to do in Suisun City.
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