Legacy Communities: Rio Vista

In 1858, a daily steamer service was established between San Francisco and Sacramento, and Rio Vista, situated halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento, was ideally suited as the main port of call along the route.

In later years, the Del Monte Company established an asparagus cannery in Rio Vista and the town was also well-known among Hollywood film producers whose film crews shot scenes for motion pictures from 1914 to 2012. In 1918, a bridge was built connecting Rio Vista to Brannan Island, which established Rio Vista as a trading center for residents of the lower Delta region.

An Army base operated south of town from 1911 to 1992, and was originally used to house equipment, including large barges used to dredge, deepen and straighten the Sacramento River.

The cultural heritage of Rio Vista is evident in the city’s Chinatown, and its annual Portuguese Holy Ghost Festa, held for the first time in 1899, the same year that the Rio Vista-Isleton Portuguese Club was founded.

1Highway 12 Diner
1000 Highway 12, Rio Vista
707.374.2695

2Burgerlicious
650 Highway 12, Rio Vista
707.374.2020
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3Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant
217 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.5834

4Raul's Striper Café
210 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.4861

5Rio Vista Pizza Factory
201 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.6868
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6The Point Restaurant
120 Marina Drive, Rio Vista
707.374.5400
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2017 - RESTAURANT - RUNNER-UP

7Diablo Yacht Club
100 Marina Drive, Rio Vista
925.890.0190
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8Lower Sherman Island Fishing Access
Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista
916.655.1611

9Rio Viento RV Park
4460 Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista
925.382.4193
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10Riverboat Marine Center Sales Service & Pro-Shop
64 Main Street, Rio Vista
916.777.5990

11Sherman Island Kiteboarding Association (RVWA-SIKO)
PO Box 547, Rio Vista
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12Franks Tract State Recreation Area
Between Webb Tract, Holland Tract, Bethel Island and Mandevill Island, Rio Vista
916.777.6671
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13Rio Vista Bakery & Café
150 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.7525

14Taqueria Mexican Resturant
133 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2680

15Rio Gift & Souvenir Co.
20 Second Street, Rio Vista
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16Pets 4 All
167 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2011

17Robin's Nest Thrift
295 Front Street, Rio Vista
707.628.5259

18Books Rio V
187 Main Street, Rio Vista
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19True Nature Yoga
35 Front Street, Rio Vista
530.680.7044
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20Fool Crow Antiques
33 Front Street, Rio Vista
530.409.4391

21Donnelly Floral and Event Design
111 Sacramento Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2120
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22Brand You Consignment
299 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2000

23Tortilla Flats
646 Highway 12, Rio Vista
707.374.2564

24Briana Soladay Fine Arts
35 Front Street, Rio Vista
530.680.7044
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25Delta Marina Gifts
100 Marina Drive, Rio Vista
866.774.2315

26Delta Pharmacy Gifts
407 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.5136

27Delta Marina Yacht Harbor
100 Marina Drive, Rio Vista
707.374.2315
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28Lower Sherman Island Wildlife Area
Hwy 160 to Sherman Island Rd. to Mayberry Slough near confluence of Sacramento River.  BOAT ONLY, Rio Vista
916.445.0411
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29Rio Sands Lodge
205 State Highway 12, Rio Vista
707.374.6374
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30Mike's Marine Sales & Service
3047 Cattey Lane, Rio Vista
707.374.6675
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31Rio Vista Bait & Tackle
510 State Highway 12, Rio Vista
707.374.5522

32Rio Vista Museum
16 Front Street, Rio Vista
707.374.5169
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33Frampton's Marine Service
160 River 157, Rio Vista
707.374.9922

34Hap's Bait & Tackle
84 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2372

35Foster's Bighorn
143 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2511
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2017 - BAR - 1ST PLACE

36Rio Vista Public Coutesy Dock
N. Front Street, just South of Bridge, Rio Vista
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37Sandy Beach Park
2333 Beach Drive, Rio Vista
707.374.2097
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38Rio Vista Riverbank Fishing Access
760 River Road, Rio Vista

39Hastings Island Hunting Preserve
7758 Hastings Island Road, Rio Vista
707.678.3325
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40Dutra Museum of Dredging
345 St. Gertrudes Avenue, Rio Vista
650.207.6489
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41Glass Beach
16700 State Highway 160, Rio Vista

42Sheldon Kiteboarding
154 Front Street, Rio Vista
707.374.3053

43Martin's Sherman Lake Marina
5140 Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista
925.978.2877

44Eddo's Harbor & RV Park
19530 Sherman Island East Levee Road, Rio Vista
510.757.5314
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45Outrigger Marina
17641 Sherman Island Levee, Rio Vista
707.777.6480
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46Sherman Island Sacramento River Access
Sherman Island, Rio Vista
916.875.7275
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47Windcraft Sailboard Center
17124 Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista
916.777.7067

48Rio Vista Boat Launch
behind City Hall off of Front Street, Rio Vista
707.374.6451
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49Duck Island RV Park
16814 State Highway 160, Rio Vista
916.777.6663
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50The Flamingo Lounge
110 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2473

51US Coast Guard Station
900 Beach Drive, Rio Vista
707.374.2871

52Brannan Island State Recreation Area
17645 State Highway 160, Rio Vista
916.777.6671
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2017 - STATE PARK - 1ST PLACE

53Delta Windsurf and Watersports
3729 Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista
916.777.2299
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54Edge Kiteboarding School
End of Sherman Island Road, Rio vista
925.382.4193
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55Lucy's Café
95 Main Street, Rio vista
707.374.3939
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