1. Brannan Island State Recreation Area

17645 CA-160, Rio Vista, CA

Brannan Island State Recreation Area
Brannan Island State Recreation Area is a maze of waterways through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. This park northeast of San Francisco Bay, has countless islands and marshes with many wildlife habitats and many opportunities for recreation, including boating and swimming.
One of the outstanding water-oriented recreation areas in the world, the area offers great fishing, including striped bass, sturgeon, catfish, bluegill, perch and bullhead. Franks Tract, a protected wetland marsh, is home to beaver, muskrat, river otter, mink and 76 species of birds

Locations/Directions – The park is on Highway 160 a few miles south of the city of Rio Vista in Sacramento County. The park is located on the lower peninsular extension of Brannan Island, and is surrounded by the Sacramento River on the west, Three Mile Slough on the southeast, and Seven Mile Slough on the northeast.

Facilities – The park has a ten lane launch ramp, over 140 campsites and areas for picnicking and swimming. READ MORE

2. Rio Vista Museum

16 N Front St, Rio Vista, CA

Rio Vista Museum
Rio Vista Museum

It was in 1975 that the following citizens met to discuss the idea of a museum in Rio Vista: Shirley Shearer, Pearl Hamilton, Genevieve James, Mildred Hansen, Esther Pierce, Marianna Harden, Madelyn Church, Barbara Tracy, Jim Tracy, Elliott Stevenson, Pat Gates, Albert Jongeneel, Buck Farnsworth, Wayne Gohl, Joe Betts, Iris Jacobs and Crystal Harris.

In September 1975 officers of the Rio Vista Museum Association were elected with Genevieve (McCormack) James having the honor as first president.

The museum opened its doors for the first time during the Bass Derby in October 1975. The Rio Vista Museum came about as a result of the country’s 1976 Bicentennial. People of the surrounding area contributed historical artifacts and the community has incorporated its own unique history into the museum. Volunteers make it possible to view the museum.

Open: Saturdays & Sundays, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
If you have a group who would like to see the museum during other hours, please call the museum at: 707-374-5169

3. RioVision Gallery

116 Main St, Rio Vista, CA 94571

RioVision Gallery
RioVision Gallery

Art for all ages supporting local artisans. RioVision is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving downtown Rio Vista CA. New art eaach month so there is something new to see each time you visit. See’s Candy is sold on site as a fund raiser for our programs.

RioVision was founded in 2013 as a community-based non-profit organization with the mission of joining together to build, revitalize, energize and beautify the Rio Vista community.  The organization was launched when the Rio Vista community received an award from the   American Institute of Architects (AIA) for a Regional Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT) project.  A team that included an architect, an urban planner, a transportation planner, a development director, a designer, a landscape architect, a community organizer, AIA staff and a dozen volunteer students from local colleges, worked intensively for five days in February 2014 with members of the Rio Vista community.  They studied reams of previous planning efforts for the city, held two very well-attended town hall community meetings, and created a report that became the blueprint for RioVision’s efforts and activities.  READ MORE

4. Delta Marina Yacht Harbor & The Point Restaurant

100 Marina Dr Rio Vista, CA

The Delta Marina Yacht Harbor was built in the late 1950s by the Baumann family of Rio Vista, out of what used to be known as St. Josephs Cut along the Sacramento River.It can accommodate up to 250 boats. We have both covered and uncovered slips. Our slips range in size from 20 ft to 40 ft. We have one of the largest guest docks in the Delta, with nearly 800 ft of docking space for overnighters or yacht clubs.We also have an RV Park with 25 sites. Thirteen (13) of those sites are right on the Sacramento River, and others are tucked under mature trees with a view of the marina. Be sure to also check out THE POINT restaurant on the property, with great views, and even better food! 7 days a week.

5. Sidewalk Saturdays in Downtown Rio Vista


North 2nd Street and Main Street, Rio Vista

The Downtown Rio Vista Merchants take to the streets  every 3rd Saturday May through September for Sidewalk Saturday. Restaurants will be open, and merchants will be putting specials out on tables for people to view. There will be crafts, vendors, music and fun on the streets and sidewalks of historic downtown Rio Vista. Stop by and enjoy the morning.


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