Davis Travel Guide

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Davis Things to Do

  • stroll around davis

    a jaunt around davis before the long drive to Reno. Davis is a small university town of which it's most famous Attraction will be the UC Davis (University of California at Davis) and other Schools like the Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl University and an off Campus Branch of the City College of Sacramento, which is the Capital of California. Davis also...

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  • Explore The Davis Transmedia Art Walk

    Davis is located just twenty minutes from Sacramento and it has a great music and art scene for a small college town. There are a number of free art events throughout the year and several public galleries. The latest addition is the Davis Transmedia Art Walk. It consists of over 50 works of art from new and classic artists. The downtown area alone...

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  • Davis Amtrak Station

    The Davis (originally Davisville Junction Station) Depot was first built by the California Pacific Railroad was first built in 1868 with characteristics of the Stick style with a truncated gable roof and wide overhanging eaves. The station connected to points west, east and north. After a fire burned down the station i 1914 the Central Pacific...

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  • US Biking Hall of Fame: Limited Hours

    Being an avid biker I was more than curious years back when the City of Davis announced construction of a Biking Hall of Fame. The hall of fame opened in April, 2010 at a site that was formerly the Davis Teen Center. The hall of fame contains an extensive collection of bicycles that was moved from the former New Jersey site to here but also a...

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  • Davis Farmers Market

    It's Wednesday afternoon and suddenly the area around Central Park comes to life. The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is open and a fixture of city culture for sometime opens up, the Davis Farmers Market. When I visited it was a mid Wednesday afternoon and several of the stalls were just setting up. Unfortunately when more of the stalls were open it...

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  • Getting Really Bugged on the UCD Campus

    Have a fascination for insects? Well not me either. However if you are in for something a really different or got a kid who is big on bugs then mosey over to the Bohart Museum of Entomology on the UC Davis campus. Located on the first floor of Academic Aspire the museum reports to be the seventh largest insect museum in North America? Is that a...

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  • Walk the UC Davis Campus

    Walking the campus on a school day weekday with students around or on a summer day with few students is a joy. The campus contains a myriad of interesting buildings. Ever since the school construction began in 1905 the University has been changing rapidly.Take a walk around the Quad, the central area next to Freeborn Hall and see the majestic trees...

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  • Walk, Jog or Bike the UC Davis...

    The UC Davis Arboretum is something that must be seen and felt. As a student at Davis almost 40 years ago I can remember coming here and escaping into one of the many different environments that it has to often.The Arboretum is a 3.5 mile loop that consists of at least seventeen different gardens or environments. Walking it feels like moving...

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  • Check Out The Toad Tunnel

    Having left the town of Davis in 1974, I had to croak when I first heard the controversy that was going on in Davis in 1985. A City built tunnel for toads?The City was trying to build an overpass over a busy street to provide a better separation between bicyclists and autos. Environmentally concerned residents were concerned that the overpass would...

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  • Central Park Davis

    As its name implies Central Park is located pretty square in the middle of Davis. between C and 4th Streets. Within the parks grounds is the Davis Farmers markets, a superb carousel, two playgrounds, a fountain that children run through, horseshoe pits, picnic areas and a pavilion. Central Park when I was going to school was much less developed...

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  • Raptor Center at UC Davis

    Remotely located off of Old Davis Road on the UC Davis campus the California Raptor Center (CRC) is an interesting place to visit and understand more about raptors. Raptors are carniverous birds of prey that are distinguished by long sharp talons. CRC is an educational and research facility dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned...

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  • Hattie Weber History Museum

    Located in Downtown Davis and adjacent to Central Park is the Hattie Weber Museum.The museum contains a wide variety of exhibits regarding the history of Davis. The exhibits included areas on the history of the University, many period instruments including typewriters and tape recorders, and many great pictures of the town years ago. There were...

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Davis Hotels

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  • Hallmark Inn

    110 F St, Davis, CA 95616

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hyatt Place UC Davis

    173 Old Davis Road Extension, Davis, California, 95619, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Aggie Inn

    245 First Street, , Davis, California 95616

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

Davis Restaurants

  • A California Classic Burger Joint

    a california classic, comparable to white castle burger in the east coast. This is the favorite Burger Joint of Californians Besides Carl's Jr. this burger joint is WELL worth the visit if you are here in the West Coast (It is like the White Castle Burger of the East Coast!), especially for a cheap meal in an expensive city like Davis.This joint...

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  • popular pancake house and more

    what else but to eat at my favorite pancake joint during a rest stop in davis. This Branch is Located along a Strip Mall Beside Comfort Suites Inn at UC Davis and what else to do but eat a hearty meal before proceeding to a long drive to Reno from San Fancisco. Being so hungry means finding a good place and familiar place to eat nearby and whats...

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  • Merry Fruit Flavors!

    Sitting right across the street from the Farmers Market is Yolo Berry Yogurt. I had heard about this place before from one of the interns at the office so when being parked directly in front of the store I took it as a sign. It looks like the store was a conversion from a single family house. Inside the place are several large tanks of yogurt with...

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  • So-So Thai in A Nice Location

    Walking into Sophia's Thai Kitchen for lunch the first thing that struck me was the great location. Nustled into the back of a cool little center Sophia's sits on the first floor with both indoor and outdoor seating. Bright orange colors and simple chairs make you feel like you are actually in a foreign land.The lunch menu had a wide range of...

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  • Good Burgers at B & B

    I had taken my son to the Burgers and Brew on R Street in Sacramento and had a great meal so when I saw the one in Davis I wondered if they were up to the same standard.The Burgers and Brew, just one of three, in Davis is located at the corner of 3rd & C Street. It is in a small house like setting. The main door to the restaurant at the time was a...

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  • Great Brewpub

    Sudwerk is a good brewpub and microbrewery with good food and some very good beer.The place itself is ok, the best things being the cnetral bar around the brewing equipment and the outdoor seating. Otherwise, it's a fairly generic suburban building.The location is not great, out of the way, not near any houses, in an old industrial part of town...

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Davis Nightlife

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  • Great Place for a Few Evening Brews

    In the 1980's Dean Unger, a Sacramento architect and Ron Broward on a trip to Europe decided to open up a European style brewery in California. They chose a site in Davis and in 1989 they established Sudwerk.Sudwerk became an instant hit and they continue to brew their own hand crafted beers in a very cool facility in Davis, California. The brewery...

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  • World Class Performing Venue

    Nine years ago I was fortunate to be invited to the grand opening of the Mondavi Center. As a former student and alumni I had never dreamed that Davis would get a world class facility such as this. However due to the generous contributions of the late Robert Mondavi, his wife Margit, and many others this dream became a reality.The center was built...

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  • Mondavi Center in Davis

    This is THE venue for live music in Davis. Financed by the famed winery family, it hosts many of the top talents in classical music, jazz, ballet, opera, folk dance, and many other performing arts. Smart casual

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Davis Transportation

  • Unitrans for Campus Travel

    Unitrans is the primary bus system for Davis residents. The bus system started and was the brain child in part of a fellow classmate of mine going back to 1968. Unitrans is operated by the Associated Students at UC Davis, and drivers of the buses are all UC Davis undergraduate students. The fleet of buses, some of which are London double deckers,...

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  • Unitrans

    Founded in 1968, Unitrans is a transportation partnership between the University of California at Davis and the City of Davis. Their fleet contains some historic London double decker buses, as well as standard type buses. Buses provide transportation to destinations throughout the city, including the university. Buses run more frequently during the...

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  • Ride a Bicycle

    Many people ride bicycles in Davis as is common in a university town. Davis is relatively flat so the riding is easy. In addition, traffic is not nearly as insane as it is in bigger cities. Bike racks are common downtown. Riding a bike will eliminate worries about parking and save money on gasoline.

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Davis Shopping

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  • the farmers' market

    The Davis Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday morning and Wednesday late afternoon. While it hardly stands up to the markets you get in France, it is a nice place to come for a short stroll, to browse locally grown and produced products; Davis is well-known for its love of organic foods, so expect to find that aplenty. It's not particularly...

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  • Places to shop in Davis

    There is not that much shopping in Davis-clothes wise. Usually if I need clothes, I and many other Davis residents as well head off to Sacramento to Arden Mall, Downtown mall, or the Galleria in Roseville. But if you have to stay in Davis I would suggest going to the outlet stores like Gap, and Gottschalks.A few boutiques are worthwhile such as the...

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Davis Warnings and Dangers

  • Safety in Davis

    Davis is a safe town, where crime is relatively infrequent. However, you should be aware when you're walking out alone in the middle of the night, like anywhere else in the world, as well as be aware of large groups of college students who might have had a little too much to drink out on the town. The Davis Police Department polices the town and...

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  • Watch out for bike riders (I'm...

    Watch out for bike riders (I'm one of them.) There are more bicycles than cars in Davis. The traffic laws are enforced more than most drivers are used to, and the posted speed limits are lower than you might expect on similar streets in other towns. There are many foreign drivers (students and faculty at the University of California, Davis) and...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Davis Off The Beaten Path

  • DQU University

    Located several miles out of town and on a road to Winters lies the remains of DQ University. The school was founded in 1971 as a tribal Indian community college with a focus on on indigenous peoples. At the time it was established it was the only tribal university in California. According to the [WWW]DQU website, The "D" stands for the name of The...

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  • Even the Pigs Dance in Davis

    Located out in front of Peet's Coffee Shop on 1431 West Covell Boulevard are three ceramic pigs that appear to be dancing. Definitely eye catching and am sure cause many second looks. Worth seeing if you want a little something extra with your morning coffee or are not quite up yet.\

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  • Village Homes: Early Sustainable...

    Well very few people would ever go looking for a green or sustainable subdivsion when they are on vacation but again very few are urban planners like me.Village Homes is a seventy acre subdivision located in West Davis. Construction on the project began in 1975 and homes were built up through the early 1980's. Today the development contains 225...

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Davis Favorites

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  • U.C. Davis

    The University of California at Davis is a member of the State of California's University System. For those accepted for admission, degrees are available in many fields of study. U.C. Davis is well known as a leader in veterinary medicine. As a teaching veterinary hospital, U. C. Davis will accept patients in their hospital and clinics including...

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  • Bike bike bike

    When in Davis you'll find bike riders. Everywhere. in fact it almost seems liek the most popular form of transportation.I love it, think it add a lot of character to the town. The ciy embraces it and if you plan to visit - so should you. Lots of places to rent a bike. Ride on!

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