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Set on historic Mare Island, Touro University California is located in the energetic city of Vallejo and is situated close to many of Northern California’s and the San Francisco Bay Area’s major sites and attractions.  You are only an hour away from beautiful San Francisco and just minutes from the picturesque Napa Valley with its many classic wineries. 


Mare Island

Mare Island, nestled on the northerly extension of San Francisco Bay, embraces a history that spans more than 150 years. In 1854, this historical site was the first permanent U.S. Navy installation on the West Coast, established on the island under the leadership of Commander David G. Farragut.


Napa, most known for being a dream destination for wine lovers, also has an abundance of restaurants, lakes and museums.

San Francisco

The city of San Francisco is a short ferry ride away from Vallejo. Take in the breathtaking sites from the Golden Gate Bridge to the beautiful Ferry Building. 


Photo courtesy of Visit Vallejo

Six Flags

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a short drive away from campus. Visit the park and Discovery Kingdom as a break from your studies.

Ferry Terminal

The Ferry Terminal, just a short drive away from campus, allows for easy travel to the San Francisco Ferry Building. 

Photo courtesy of Visit Vallejo

Farmers’ Market

In Vallejo, we have two farmers markets, the downtown farmers market and Kaiser Permanente farmers market. Each offering fresh produce and specialty foods.


There are various hiking trails for hiking enthusiasts around Vallejo and nearby areas. To name a few: Mare Island San Pablo Bay Hiking Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, and the Blue Rock Springs Park Trail