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Davis to Dunnigan Hills

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Davis to Dunnigan Hills

Explore the southern edge of the Dunnigan Hills, which is some of Yolo County’s best wine country. This is a really nice ride in the springtime. You’ll pass by Cache Creek Preserve at mile 14.5 and mile 49; it’s a nice spot to rest, bird watch. Water/porta-johns available.

Downtown, Davis CA

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Cache Creek Nature Preserve

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Cache Creek Nature Preserve

A mostly out-and-back trip to the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, which is open to the public weekdays 7am to 4pm and on third Saturdays.

34199 Co Rd 20, Woodland CA

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Davis to Woodland

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Davis to Woodland

This is a 35.4 mile loop that starts in Davis skirts the county airport, heads north, then cuts back down through some of Woodland’s nicest roads. If you’re looking for a lunch stop, you’ll be right by Ludy’s and other good choices of Main Street.

Yolo County, CA

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Steiger Can’t Elope

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Steiger Can’t Elope

A favorite of the Davis Bike Club for their Sunday Morning Climbing Clinic. NOTE: There are no water, food, or bathroom facilities on this route once you leave Winters.

Downtown, Winters CA

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Davis to Capay

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Davis to Capay

This is a pleasant ride through the farmlands of Yolo County to the small town of Capay. You’ll cycle past aqueducts, fields of sunflowers, orchards and a number of lovely farmhouses. The Roadtrip Bar & Grill in Capay is the mid-ride destination for refueling.

Yolo County, CA

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Lake Solano Loop

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Lake Solano Loop

A classic club ride that ventures out around Lake Solano and, except for Mt. Solano, is mostly flat. Stop in Winters on the return for good eats.

8685 Pleasants Valley Rd., Winters CA

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Historic Davis

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Historic Davis

This Bicycle Tour of Historic Davis has been remapped to provide a cue sheet for cyclists. Turn-by-turn directions and Points of Interest are noted.

Downtown, Davis CA

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Davis to Martinez Amtrack Station

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Davis to Martinez Amtrack Station

Use a prevailing north wind to help push you to Martinez, find a good place to eat, and then take the train home. Or make your way to Davis and stay the weekend!

Downtown, Davis CA

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Rocknasium

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Rocknasium

Davis’ premier indoor climbing facility with 23 walls and endless climbing possibilities for beginners and experts alike. No experience necessary and walk-ins are welcome; instruction and classes available. Open weekdays 11-11, Saturday 10-9, Sunday 10-6.

(530) 757-2902

720 Olive Dr., Suite Z, Davis CA

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U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

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U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

Housed in Davis, this world-class attraction features priceless bicycles, trophies, medals, and memorabilia from the world’s cycling best. Changing displays highlight contemporary pros. Also on display is the prestigious Pierce Miller antique bicycle collection. Open Wednesday 4-8, Saturday 10-2, or by appointment.

(530) 341-2363

303 3rd St., Davis CA

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California Raptor Center

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California Raptor Center

A unique facility combining education, research, and conservation. This Center provides care for about 200 raptors per year, releasing 60 percent back into the wild. Free; open to the public weekdays 9-4. Located next to the goat barn; open weekdays 9-4, Saturday 9-12.

(530) 752-9994

Old Davis Rd , Davis CA

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Explorit Science Center

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Explorit Science Center

Explorit engages children and adults in hands-on science discovery. The center offers everyone the chance to “Think it… Try it… Explorit”. Open by reservation only.

(530) 756-0191

3141 5th St. , Davis CA

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Yolo County Historical Museum/Gibson House

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Yolo County Historical Museum/Gibson House

This museum houses collections of furnishings and artifacts depicting the various eras from the 1850s to the 1930s. They also host various events and display changing exhibits on subjects related to the history of Yolo County.

(530) 666-1045

512 Gibson Road, Woodland CA 95695

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Sacramento RiverTrain

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Sacramento RiverTrain

Travel through Yolo County aboard the Sacramento RiverTrain – full of family fun! Excursion trips and trains that celebrate the holidays (Easter egg hunts, pumpkins, panning for gold, and a very big Christmas Train) are just the start. Call for boarding location and train schedules.

(800) 866-1690

400 N Harbor Blvd., West Sacramento CA

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Davis Farmers Market

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Davis Farmers Market

This legendary market brings farmers and food lovers together year-round. Find fruits, vegetables, nuts, organic produce and meats, flowers, performers, and much more. Saturday 8-1 year-round; Wednesday 4:30-8:30 March through October. East Quad Farmers Market at UC Davis Wednesdays 10-2, Fall and Spring quarters.

(530) 756-1695

Central Park, 4th & C St, Davis CA

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Woodland Farmers Market

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Woodland Farmers Market

One of Northern California’s best farmers markets! They are located in Woodland, CA at two locations both Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. All goods are sourced from within an hour of Woodland and help support local businesses and farmers!

Saturday Market - First Street across from the Woodland Library; Tuesday Market - Dignity Health Hospital on Cottonwood Street, Woodland CA

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Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve

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Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve

A University of California nature reserve just six miles west of Winters. The reserve is open year round for hiking, bird watching, and plain old fun in the nearby wild. Check their website for tours and special events.

(530) 666-9700

Located on Highway 128, just past Winters, Winters CA

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Hiking

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Hiking

To find the best hiking destinations please visit Yolo Hiker.

Yolo County, CA

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Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy

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Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy

Offering hikes and workshops that help people understand California’s natural history and ecological challenges. Come see a variety of species. Check website for tours and events. By appointment only. Located by Lake Berryessa just past Winters.

(530) 758-1387

Yolo County, CA

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Yolo Ballooning Adventures

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Yolo Ballooning Adventures

Soar above the beautiful Yolo County countryside in a hot air balloon. Baskets carry from 1 to 4 people; 1-hour flights include pre- and post-flight beverages (Champagne toast, anyone?).

(530) 662-8867

Yolo County, CA

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Lake Berryessa

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Lake Berryessa

Offers fishing and water sports to all nature and water lovers! A unique destination for families that just want to kick back and relax.

(707) 966-2111

Located on Highway 128, just past Winters, Winters CA

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Sugarland Horse Park

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Sugarland Horse Park

Guided horseback trail rides, farm tours, birthday parties in a beautiful country setting. Sugarland also offers horse boarding, riding lessons, and training. The facility also hosts horse shows, dog shows, and other events.

(916) 842-1579

County Road 18C, Woodland CA

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Napa Valley Fly Guides

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Napa Valley Fly Guides

Enjoy half-day and full-day guided fly-fishing trips for visitors on Putah Creek, our local, wild trout river. All needed gear is provided, plus your favorite non-alcoholic drinks on the river; the full-day trip comes with lunch. Give us a call, or e-mail napavalleyflyguides@gmail.com.

(707) 294-4738

Yolo County, CA

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Yolo Basin/Yolo Wildlife Area

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Yolo Basin/Yolo Wildlife Area

Tens of thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds can be seen resting and feeding during winter and spring migrations October through April. Enjoy self-guided or lead tours. Listen to special speakers talk about wildlife issues. Check website for event calendar.

(530) 757-3780

County Road 32B, Davis CA

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Sacramento RiverTrain

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Sacramento RiverTrain

Travel through Yolo County following the Sacramento RiverTrain during these seasonal dinner trains and events. They offer general dinner trains as well as themed trains including train robbery, murder mystery, holiday trains, and Thomas the Train. Call for boarding location and train schedule.

(800) 866-1690

341 Industrial Way, Woodland CA

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Village Homes

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Village Homes

A 240-home, 60-acre development designed in 1975 to recreate a traditional sense of community and to conserve energy and water in the most efficient way possible. This development has had many foreign dignitaries and notables from the U.S. and has been the subject of many documentaries on the environment and the future. Tours are available by appointment.

Davis, CA

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City of Davis Wetlands

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City of Davis Wetlands

The Wetlands is one of the city’s most valuable open space resources providing wildlife habitat, flood control, advanced waste water and storm water treatments, recreational and environmental learning opportunities. Tours are offered the first Saturday of each month.

(530) 757-4828

City of Davis Wetlands , Davis CA

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UC Davis Arboretum Tours

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UC Davis Arboretum Tours

A living museum of 22,000 types of trees, plants and shrubs. Check their website for weekly docent lead tours. Located on the UC Davis Campus in Davis.

(530) 752-4880

920 Garrod Dr, Davis CA

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UC Davis Campus Tours

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UC Davis Campus Tours

Take a guided tour through most of the major sites on campus and learn about the departments, disciplines and programs. Guided tours by reservation only.

(530) 752-8111

1 Shields Ave, Davis CA

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Yolo Wildlife Area

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Yolo Wildlife Area

Tens of thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds can be seen resting and feeding during the winter and spring migrations. Don’t miss the bats taking flight at dusk! Call or visit their website for information about guided tours.

(530) 757-3780

45211 Co Rd 32B, Davis CA

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UC Davis Animal Barn Tours

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UC Davis Animal Barn Tours

Take a tour of the Animal Science department research and training facilities on campus. Guided tours by reservation only.

(530) 754-4156

448 La Rue Rd, Davis CA

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Davis TransMedia Art Walk

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Davis TransMedia Art Walk

Offering artist and curator lead art walking tours of the top transmedia art walk in the United States. Guided walking tour ends with a private luncheon and tour of the John Natsoulas Center of the Arts. This tour and lunch is available for a minimal fee and lasts between 2-3 hours. Tours are on Saturday and Sunday at 10am by appointment only. Featuring the famous works of the Davis Mural Team. To download the map for a self-tour, click here,.

(530) 756-3938

Downtown Davis, CA

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