Woodland is a city transforming. With new investment and a thriving entrepreneurial spirit, Woodland’s historic downtown district is a lively destination in its own right. New fine dining restaurants and specialty shops, an expanding slate of popular events, and the soon-to-open completely renovated State Theater multiplex due to open soon, Woodland offers you more reasons than ever to visit.
Woodland for history lovers. Consider: it is home to the amazing California Agriculture Museum, the single largest collection of agricultural machinery in the world. You’ll find nearly a dozen museums here, and to so many historic homes and buildings there’s a book about them all. It no wonder that one of the city’s signature events is the evocative annual Stroll Through History.
Woodland is for fun-lovers, too. Consider: it is home to the spectacular Velocity Island Park, a cable-tow wake-board water park, a watery oasis that fun for the whole family. Woodland hosts the annual Scottish Games and Festival, more than 137 years running. Besides its many comfortable hotels and surprisingly diverse restaurants, Woodland is home to its venerable Opera House, with performances throughout the year. From Woodland, you can easily strike out to Davis or Winters, or explore the other reaches of Yolo County.
Downtown Woodland Is A Dining Mecca…
…with everything from casually elegant fine dining to savory, comforting diner fare. Whatever you might want ~ a juicy steak, super-fresh sushi, tasty Thai cuisine, great pizza, something spicy from south of the border ~ you’ll find what you’re looking for in the Historic Woodland Downtown Restaurant Guide! Check out all 27 locations, most of them all within a safe, walkable five-block stretch of Main Street. To download the guide, click here.
Explore Historic Woodland is the title of a book collecting more than 400 houses and buildings that grace this charming community, which also serves as the county seat. The book presents ten different walking tours to eight distinctive neighborhoods, the remarkable downtown (itself listed on the Register of Historic Places), and folksy Dead Cat Alley. Many architectural styles are represented, from stately 19th-Century Victorians to Craftsman, Bungalow, Tudor, Dutch Colonial, even Moderne designs.
Maps, addresses, color photographs along with concise descriptions of the houses and buildings, and brief glossary make this a complete, fascinating resource. For more details and purchase information, click here.
Shop One-of-a-kind Finds in Historic Downtown Woodland
If you haven’t had a chance to walk the shops in Historic downtown Woodland, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find some amazing stores. And don’t limit yourself to just the downtown area, shopping options reach well beyond the Main Street corridor.
Uvaggio: New Wine Bar Is The Perfect Blend
Uvaggio, an Italian word meaning “a blend of grapes,” is an appropriate name for Woodland’s brand new, and first-ever, wine bar. It’s the perfect blend: a great location, comfortable atmosphere and delicious menu of local wines and bites. It’s at 703 Main Street, facing Heritage Plaza and the Woodland Opera House, in the heart of the revitalized historic downtown.