Just across the freeway from the famous Nut Tree, the Vacaville Premium Outlet Stores flourished in good times and are still going strong in financially trying times. When my children were younger, we headed to this outdoor mall for school clothes in August, and it hasn’t changed much in the ensuing years.
One change I discovered: Tesla has installed charging stations along the end of one parking lot. Unlike the charging stations you find in places like Berkeley that are in the best spots, these are located near the end of the West parking lot in a non-shady area. It must on the route Tesla plotted to make sure their vehicles had power available to “go the distance” because it seemed like an odd location for charging stations.
Stores come and go in this mall, and some just move to a new location. One store that is closing its doors here is Cold Water Creek. You might want to get there soon if you want to shop in this outlet.
The restrooms were already hot at 10AM the day I visited, although they were clean. There is a police station on the premises and a food court in the East Lot of the Mall that offers sandwiches, coffee and Taco Bell. However, the In n’ Out Burger just across Nut Tree Parkway was always my children’s choice for lunch when we stopped shopping long enough to eat.
If you’re searching for directions, their address is 321 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville, Ca 95687. Yahoo maps even has a map of the stores available so you can plot out the places you are most interested in visiting rather than trying to get to all the stores.