About American Canyon, California
American Canyon is a city in southern Napa County, California. Thirty-five miles (56km) of San Francisco American Canyon belongs to the San Francisco Bay Area. American Canyon is found between Vallejo and Napa, where Highway 29 or the “Napa Valley Winery Trail” is. American Canyon has a mild climate and is surrounded by a green belt.
What is the history of American Canyon, CA?
Patwin Indians initially settled in the region of American Canyon. Europeans Don Francis Castro and Father Jose Altimura were the first to explore the region. The 1830s saw the arrival of settlers, when six Indian tribes were waging wars with each other.
In 1927, when the Carquinez Bridge was established, more people went into the American Canyon region. Mare Island attracted new settlers as well during the war years. 1940 saw the building of the Dream Bowl in the area of American Canyon prior to the city’s establishment. Dream Bowl was a large dance hall used as a gathering venue for following war news, listening to bands, and discussing soap operas. The Grateful Dead was one of the bands that played in this venue in 1969.
American Canyon, formerly known as Napa Junction, was incorporated as a city of Napa County, CA on January 1, 1992.
What is the geography and climate of American Canyon, California?
American Canyon, California has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12km2), where 99.83% is land and 0.17% is water, as per the United States Census Bureau. Its borders are the Napa River to the west, the foothills of the Sulfur Springs Mountains to the east, Vallejo and Solano County to the south, and the vineyards and the Napa County Airport to the north. American Canyon, CA is bordered by the unincorporated settlement of Napa Junction. The American Canyon Creek, a branch of the Napa River, flows through American Canyon.
Summers in American Canyon are warm (not scorching hot) and dry, without average monthly temperatures higher than 71.6 F. The Koppen Climate Classification system describes American Canyon weather as a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, shown on climate maps by the initials “Csb”.
The zip code of American Canyon is 94503.
What is the population of American Canyon?
As of the 2020 census, American Canyon had a population of 21, 837. American Canyon is the second most populous city in Napa County, next to Napa City. The 2010 United States Census breaks down the demographics of American Canyon to:
- White (38.9%)- 7, 564
- Asian (32.9%)- 6, 396
- Hispanic or Latino (25.7%)- 5, 009
- Other Races (12.1%)- 2, 357
- African American (7.9%)- 1, 535
- Two or more races (6.6%)- 1, 284
- Pacific Islander (0.9%)- 176
- Native American (0.7%)- 142
How to get around American Canyon?
One option for getting around American Canyon is the American Canyon Transit, a door-to-door transit service, which also operates on a limited fixed route every weekday. Other options for transportation within and near American Canyon especially for visitors are:
- Napa Sonoma Wine Tasting Driver
- Perata Luxury Tours Napa & Sonoma
- Apex Limousine Transportation and Wine Tours
- Sonoma Sterling Limousines
- Executive Car Service Napa Valley
- Napa Valley Tours & Transportation
- Napa Valley Wine Country Tours
- Avon Airporter Shuttle Service
- Babes Transportation
- Napa Luxury Coach
What to do in American Canyon?
American Canyon is known for its affordable hotels, easy access to San Francisco, and its nature preserves and wetlands.
The strategic location of American Canyon gives the opportunity to explore its neighbors with its numerous attractions. Napa Valley is to American Canyon’s north making it a perfect base to explore over 400 wineries and award-winning restaurants. To American Canyon’s south is Vallejo where families can enjoy rides in the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Further south on the Vallejo Ferry, sailing, entertainment, dining and shopping are some activities to do. East of American Canyon lies the Jelly Belly Factory, American Armory Museum and Western Railway Museum. Sonoma County is west of American Canyon for wine tasting, ocean views, biking, horseback riding, bird watching and many more outdoor activities.