A Pass Thru City
"Vallejo: The Inbetween City"
Most people who drive through the center of California on their way to San Francisco may pass by this very large city without much thought. Also, many tourists may have passed through Vallejo on their way to California's primary wine regions in Napa and Sonoma County.
I've lived in California most of my life along the San Francisco Bay Area and for a brief while in Sacramento and I've driven pass Vallejo 100s of time without much thought either.
But, it is a significant residential city that must be noted. From the West, many commuters who work in the San Francisco Bay Area drive through Vallejo on their way to Fairfield, Vacaville, Sacramento and Davis. The entrance is the Carquinez Bridge. On the East side of Vallejo are the hills that eventually slope into the Fairfield Valley.
The primary roads are Highway 80 going east to West and Highways 29 and 35 that cut North to South.
At the West Side of Vallejo is the Carquinez Strait which connects to the SF Bay and Pacific Ocean. The Northwest part of Vallejo borders the Wine City of Napa.
There are two noteworthy Americans who were born or reside in Vallejo: our very own geishagirl and pitcher for the Cleveland Indians C.C. Sabathia who was born here.