Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve: A Haven for Outdoorsy Types and History Buffs Alike

August 31, 2015 2:30 pm

Whether you’re interested in history or you love escaping into nature, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve. This 215-acre park is situated right on Mare Island, and it was off-limits to the public up until 2008.

Now, visitors are able to enjoy the gorgeous, unique Californian landscapes, the historic hilltop cemetery and the stunning water views that this popular natural area has to offer. Hike to the top of the park’s highest peaks to take in a view of the Carquinez Straits, then take a stroll down the eerie abandoned railroads that once served the neighboring areas. Bikers will love to take a challenging bike ride through the trails, while history buffs can spend hours reading the inscriptions on the centuries-old gravestones. Stop into the visitor’s center to take in more information about this unique attraction, and don’t forget to leave a small donation before leaving.

Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
1595 Railroad Avenue
Vallejo, CA 94592
(707) 249-9633
www.mareislandpreserve.org

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Don’t Miss the Hot Chocolate at Good Day Cafe

August 25, 2015 11:54 am

Even if you’re not much of a morning person, you'll find a reason to be an early riser at Vallejo’s Good Day Cafe. This popular breakfast and brunch eatery offers a wide variety of fresh, colorful favorites first thing in the morning — or, on the weekends, a bit closer to the afternoon.

The menu includes country skillets piled high with potatoes, eggs, and housemade gravy, veggie-filled garden omelets, and some of the most authentic chicken fried steak you’ll find outside of the Southern states. Good Day Cafe’s indulgent hot chocolate is almost as popular as its tasty breakfast favorites, and it is served with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles that are a fun alternative to your usual coffee.

Eat inside at one of the cozy dining tables in the dining room decorated with local art, or take your meal outside to an umbrella-covered patio table on a warm day.

Good Day Cafe
314 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 557-4745
www.yelp.com/biz/good-day-cafe-vallejo-2

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Moschetti: You Can’t Miss This Local Roaster

August 18, 2015 1:30 pm

The first thing you’ll notice when you arrive at Moschetti is the giant, 3-D coffee pot with the cafe’s sign out front. You can’t miss this combination roaster and coffee shop when you’re driving past, and once you take that first sip of its premium roasted coffee, you’ll be happy that you didn’t.

Moschetti roasts all of its own coffees and distributes them to cafes throughout the state of California, so when you stop into the Vallejo storefront, you’ll get to experience this popular brew right where it’s made. The friendly baristas are always on hand to answer any questions or explain the roasting process, and outside of the shop, you’ll find even more friendly purveyors selling things like handmade jewelry and artwork at small stands. There are fresh baked goods to go with your coffee, so grab a pastry and a cup of premium coffee and enjoy them while browsing the quirky goods outside.

Moschetti
11 6th Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 556-9000
www.moschetti.com

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