A Variety of Things To Do in Davis, California

A convenient location and year-round mild climate draw visitors from all over the world to Yolo County. And that’s just the beginning! Historic urban areas, family activities, annual local events, delicious dining, a world-renowned university, outdoor adventures – you name it, the city Davis, CA has it. We have something to do for everyone! Isn’t it time you discover all that is unique in Davis, California!

Davis, CA Downtown

Walk to this quaint downtown area, home of boutique shops, popular restaurants, movie theatres, art galleries and sculptures and a world-famous weekly farmers market!

  • Downtown Area – 5-minute walk
  • Regal Cinemas Movie Theater – 10-minute walk
  • John Natsoulas Gallery Central Park – 5-minute walk

University of California Davis

Established in 1908, University of California Davis is a celebrated public research university situated in the heart of our charming town. Now the largest university in the UC system, it offers more than 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students access to a wide range of facilities each year, from recreation and wildlife research areas, to libraries and the performing arts centers.

  • University of California Davis Campus – 3 minutes by car
  • University of California Davis Arboretum – 10-minute walk
  • University of California Davis Aggie Stadium – 10 minutes
  • Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts – 10 minutes
  • UC Davis Conference Center – 10 minute walk
  • UC Davis Activity and Recreational Center (ARC) – 10 minute walk
  • Robert Mondavi Food and Wine Institute – 10 minute walk

Bike Trails

Davis, CA has been voted the “Best Cycling Town in the U.S.” during a 2014 USA Today Reader’s Choice survey! With 95% of our roads featuring bike paths, and exceptional rides like the 3.5 mile University of California Davis Arboretum trail and the official 12-mile Davis Bike Loop, cyclists of all levels are sure to enjoy themselves.

  • University of California Davis Arboretum – 5 minutes by bike
  • United States Bicycling Hall of Fame – 5 minutes by bike
  • Yolo County Bike Rides List

City of Sacramento

Only a few minutes away, our state’s capitol city is the place to catch a Sacramento Kings NBA game, shop for antiques in historic Old Town, tour government buildings, enjoy dining out and much more!

  • Historic District – 10 minutes by car
  • State Capitol Building – 15 minutes
  • Sleep Train Pavilion & Restaurants – 18 minutes

Other Nearby Attractions

  • Odd Fellow Lodge – 4 minutes by car
  • Amtrak Station - 5 minutes by car, 10 walking
  • Robert Mondavi  Institute for Food And Wine  – 10 minutes
  • Turkovich Family Wines – 15 minutes
  • Inn at Park Winters – 20 minutes
  • Sugar Mill Winery – 25 minutes
  • Berryessa Brewing  Company – 25 minutes
  • Sedwerk Restaurant and Brewery – 5 minutes

Local Businesses

Sacramento Airport



Local Dining

  • Caffé Italia – On-site at University Park Inn and Suites
  • Whole Foods Store – 2 minutes by car
  • Mikuni's- 3 minutes
  • TRES HERMANAS  – 3 minutes
  • deVere's Irish Pub - 3 minutes
  • Seasons - 3 minutes
  • Black Bear Diner- 5 minutes
  • Katmandu- 5 minutes
  • Ketmoree- 5 minutes
  • Blaze Pizza- 5 minutes
  • The Mustard Seed- 5 minutes
  • Cafe Bernardo- 5 minutes
  • 33rd Street Bistro – 5 minutes
  • Sophia Thai Kitchen – 5 minutes
  • Seasons Restaurant – 5 minutes
  • Hunan Bar and Grill - 5 minutes