Vista Resorts has two magnificent properties in Northern California. Delta Shores Resort, located in Isleton on the famous “Delta Loop,” offers many excellent regional activities.
The Sacramento River Delta has tons of outdoor exploration opportunities, including boating, bird watching, camping and more.
The Scenic Delta Loop is a great way to see the sights. Starting in Rio Vista, head north and make a large clockwise loop. Areas to visit on this route include:
Grand Island Mansion is a wonderful spot for lunch; once the largest private homes in the area, it is four stories tall with over 50 rooms. The mansion is a very popular place for weddings.
Isleton hosts a popular Crawdad Festival in June. Originally founded in 1874, it served as a supply station for gold miners heading up the river.
Anglers will love fishing here. Find bluegill, bass, catfish and shad. Salmon and sturgeon run through the Delta and of course, crawdads.
While you enjoy your vacation at Delta Shores Resort, stay in campsites near the waterway. Explore day use options at Brannan Island, including windsurfing, picnicking, shade structures, and restrooms. Franks Tract State Recreation Area is located southeast of Brannan Island and is a favorite of fishing enthusiasts and waterfowl hunters.
A vibrant wine-tasting scene in Lodi and the surrounding areas makes for a fun stop during your Delta visit. Experience the Delta terroir and enjoy fine dining and wine tasting as well as food and wine pairings from farm to
Abundant waterways and various habitats make the Delta a paradise for bird watching. Part of the Great Pacific Flyway, it attracts birds migrating from Alaska to Mexico. Get out on the water with a guide and a fun atmosphere on a River Cruise. Most cruises have a naturalist or guide on board who shares with you the sights, wildlife and historic importance as you pass.
Visitors can enjoy sightseeing, fun and educational tours at local famous businesses Anheuser Bush Beer Factory and Jelly Belly Candy Factory, both in nearby Fairfield, CA.
Please call ahead to these businesses for more information about tours, days and times.
Come to Delta Shores Resort for all this and more.
Vista Resorts also has a beautiful resort nestled in the canyons between Winters and Napa. Considered to be the “gateway to Wine Country,” Yolo county is the home of Canyon Creek Resort.
The beautiful river, Putah Creek, runs right through Canyon Creek Resort, giving it its name. Just a short drive to popular Lake Berryessa, you and yours can enjoy all the fun and lake adventures such as water skiing, boating, fishing, hiking, biking and more. A short hop up the road and the entire Napa Valley is open before you. At the park itself, swim in our crystal clear swimming pools, explore hiking trails, fish in a famous trout-spawning river, eat a delicious, artisan brick oven pizza at our patio overlooking the creek, play pool or bingo with friends old and new, and enjoy our planned activities most weekends.
The small town of Winters is a hidden gem of quaint, gold rush architecture and contemporary, “farm to fork” lifestyle, perfect for families and folks of all ages. View historical buildings rich with lore, such as the Palms Playhouse, a century old theatre experiencing a renaissance with fresh, young, new ownership and world class, fan-favorite performances.
Foodies alert! Many wonderful restaurants grace our town. Whether you are in the mood for tapas, housemade charcuterie, local cheese, wine and spirits, a world-famous steak, fresh baked pastries and wood fired pizzas, delectable south-of the border favorites, and quite a few other choices as well, you’ll never go hungry in Winters! Wine tasting opportunities abound as well, plus, enjoy our world-class microbrewery, Berryessa Brewing Co. Open limited hours Thursday through Sunday, sip flights of beer, play outdoor games, listen to live local and traveling national acts, and taste a variety of offerings from rotating food trucks. Take some beer home along with local honey, kombucha, and even salami made with beer.
Winters has a beautiful, well-lit downtown main street area with parklets, scenic benches and gorgeous Rotary Park with its historic gazebo, with live music in the summer time. Fourth Friday Feasts offer tastes from local purveyors, including the delicious spectacle of a giant, bubbling vat of paella right in the middle of the street!
Once you’re satiated, you can enjoy outdoor pursuits such as creek walks and bike rides, kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boarding on the river, mountain hiking and biking, and of course Lake Berryessa. All around are orchards, farms and rustic views to enjoy on foot or by car or bike. Salmon, trout, egrets, river otters, ducks, geese and deer are some of the many types of wildlife you will see here. Redbud trees blossom purple in the spring, as well as entire hillsides covered in acres of lupines, golden poppies, and all kinds of trees.
As the “gateway to the Napa Valley,” wine country lifestyles and gorgeous rolling canyons and hills surround you here. Feeling like you are nestled in remote luxury, you are still just a hop, skip and a jump away from Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, the Bay area, Sacramento and Tahoe regions. Visit nearby world class wineries, take the wine train, or go all the way to the coast of the Pacific Ocean on Historic Highway 128.