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Local Interest

The California Maritime Academy is located at a crossroads of culture and entertainment. Please use the descriptions and links below to explore our local offerings.

Historic Vallejo

Home to the Academy since 1943, Vallejo's rich history can still be found throughout the city. An expansive waterfront leads the way into quiet neighborhoods filled with colorful, Victorian-style houses. Be sure to see if the historic Empress Theatre has something playing, or just browse the quaint shops that line Georgia street.

If your travels call you to the central Bay Area, you can take advantage of the brand-new transportation hub downtown. From there, you can take the ferry to San Francisco, an attraction in itself.

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Wine Country

grapesOne of the region's most popular destinations, the gateway to wine country is located just a few minutes' drive from the campus. The Napa and Sonoma wine growing regions are easily toured by personal car, or, if you prefer a more tailored experience, many different companies offer daily tours of various lengths.

Whether your exploration takes you to the lush vineyards, the decadent restaurants, the blissful spas, or the exciting boutiques, you are certain to enjoy your time in wine country.

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San Francisco

SF Ferry BuildingCome and see the amazing city of San Francisco! While our cadets are lucky enough to enjoy this city year-round, you can rest assured that any time spent in the City is sure to be exciting. With breathtaking views, global cuisine, and unrivalled nightlife, this Gem of the Pacific Coast has something for everyone.

The variety and energy of this great city ensure that it remains a top destination for locals, returning guests, and newcomers alike.

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