About Suisun City
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
Today, the spirit of commerce is enjoying a renaissance in Suisun City. Popular restaurants dot the waterfront promenade area. New business activity is brisk with several new dining establishments, an art gallery, and a 102-room hotel now open for business. The city is quickly becoming a popular destination for a day trip or even an overnight getaway. Activities abound for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Kayaking, fishing, bike riding, bird watching, hiking, Suisun Wildlife Center programs, and popular events are just some of the reasons that visitors are drawn to Suisun City from throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
Even though it’s located in Northern California, Suisun City’s waterfront district has a touch of Cape Cod charm. Whether you’re visiting California, or a Bay Area resident, there are plenty of activities in Suisun City from outdoor and water-sports activities, to dining and entertainment.
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.