Home to a University of California, Davis is a delightfully traditional college town located in the heart of the Central Valley. Combining the past with the present, this famous agricultural town is teeming with fun, entertainment and history! With over 100 miles of bike lanes and bike paths, this eco-friendly town is nicknamed “Bike City, U.S.A.” and boasts itself to be the “most bike friendly town in the world."
Trip time: 1-2 days
For lunch, make your way to Dos Coyotes ! This highly acclaimed restaurant serves southwestern food with only the freshest ingredients. It also has a full salsa bar with some of the most unique salsas, as well as the traditional ones. Take advantage of your time in Davis and visit the university by taking a Saturday Tour of the campus. This UC has the largest campus and is ranked 4th in the UC system. As well as many historic buildings, visitors will also see modern architecture and student-created art.
After an eventful afternoon of outdoor activities, enjoy a huge, mouth-watering burger from Burgers and Brew. Enjoy great service and even better food while sitting on the candle-lit open patio while reveling in the wonderful atmosphere. For added entertainment, head to the UC Davis Memorial Union and enjoy “Lightning Bowling ,” where the music is high and the lights are low!
After a delicious brunch, enjoy a leisurely stroll around historic downtown Davis. With plenty of unique stops from clothing stores to art galleries, this town is full of interesting and exciting things to do and see. For a quintessential experience of the town, head over to B & L Bike Shop to rent a bike and take advantage of the over 100 miles of bike paths and bike lanes. For a beautiful, relaxing and ever popular route, bike your way through the serene Davis Arboretum. This 3.5 mile loop is teeming with life in all different forms.
After a lively day around the town, take a trip to Seasons , an upscale restaurant that serves new American cuisine. This unique restaurant emphasizes the use of locally grown foods with a seasonal menu that changes every three months. Next, head to the Varsity Theatre in Downtown Davis for a viewing of independent films at this historical single-screen art house cinema. With plush comfortable seats, this theater gives visitors a relaxing movie experience. Finish the day on a fantastic note by enjoying heavenly desserts from Ciocolat , a restaurant that serves truffles, cakes, restaurant pastries and so much more!
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