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Hilton Garden Inn Debuts in Downtown Davis

With a soft opening this month, the Hilton Garden Inn Davis Downtown made its debut at 110 F St., following a multi-million-dollar renovation of the former Hallmark Inn. Presidio Companies purchased the hotel in March 2018 and quickly began upgrades to the property and the adjoining independent restaurant, Seasons Kitchen & Bar.

Guneet Bajwa, a Davis resident and the managing principal for Presidio Companies, is excited for the public to see the renovation. He said the Hilton name is a big draw, along with its proximity to downtown and UC Davis.

Tajuana Slaybaugh, director of sales and marketing at the Davis hotel, said, “The Hilton brand has us filling fast, and the loyal Hilton Honors members are pouring in. It is all super exciting, along with the fact that Hilton just celebrated its 100 years in business” on May 31. more

Sunflower Fields Bloom in Yolo County

sunflower fieldSunflowers have officially started to bloom in Yolo County. We’re keeping you up to date on where and when to see these beautiful summer blooms. This year we’re showing you some of our favorite places to see along the way as you view our fields. If you’re looking to make a weekend trip make sure to check out our hotel pages for Davis, Woodland, Winters to find the perfect weekend getaway. So grab your keys, our map and get ready to take in the beautiful sights of Yolo County!

Please always remember that the sunflowers in Yolo County are grown on private property and we ask that you only view the sunflowers from the road. more

Historic Winters, Come Stay Awhile!

AbbeyHouseInnWintersSo you’ve driven to the beautiful heart of Winters on a Friday evening to enjoy a stroll, some wine tasting, and a special dinner. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the whole night? Perhaps take in some late night music or participate in karaoke, enjoy a second happy hour? This all becomes possible when it’s just a one block walk to your cozy suite at the Abbey House Inn. more

The Art of Eating – The Village Feast in Davis’ Central Park

Lunch? Over the years in Provence, France the menu for the Grande Aioli, a traditional communal celebration of the end of summer, has remained the same. You can taste it in Davis, September 29, 1-4 PM at Davis Central Park.  Join 350 people from Davis and surrounding towns, around one large table under the shade of the Sycamore trees to feast on The Grande Aioli. The event is a part of the Sacramento region’s September Farm to Fork month celebration.

This beloved celebration of local food, wine and friends, family and neighbors was created to bring the romance of Provence to Yolo County, which shares a similar climate and terrain. We’re delighted that Georgeanne Brennan, an authority on the Grande Aioli and Yolo County resident, will be with us for the Village Feast. more

Experience Our Sunflower Weekend!

Join us June 28th & 29th in Woodland, CA for the sunflower bloom! We’re offering a special weekend package that includes a one-of-a-kind sunflower experience!

Package includes hotel stay, dinner, photography workshop, private sunflower farm tour and more. Space is limited and this scenic tour is only available June 28th & 29th.

Get your tickets now!


Living the Davis Life

Davis, with its “friendliest town” moniker and acclaimed UC Davis, has been enticing visitors for more than 100 years. Campus visits are favorable times for new students and families to get an experiential view of the community and college life. Glean what you can through handheld devices and laptops, but take time walk, bike, eat and see your way around Davis. You will quickly succumb to Davis’ small-town charm and eclectic lifestyle. Plan your campus journey and learn more about living the Davis life! more

California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts

Ceramics_ConferenceExperience a diverse assortment of ceramic art in one, central location! Visit downtown Davis, CA, April 27-29th, when it transforms into a mecca of over fifty exhibitions within a four-block radius, with an educational conference with lectures, workshops and demonstrations. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents.

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Woodland Celtic Games & Festival

b_woodlandscotttishCelebrate Celtic traditions at this year’s Woodland Celtic Games and Festival! Taking place on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, this festival serves to provide a space for traditional Celtic competitions, arts, dance, and music as well as to educate the public on all parts of the Celtic culture.

The Celtic Games and Festival officially begins at noon, when the opening parade and ceremony first starts. Here, event-goers will be able to see the march of the clans, animals, historic groups, and a featured Clydesdale demonstration before the official start of the games begin. Don’t be fooled, however, as the gates do still officially open at 9:00 am for events like soloist piping and drumming competitions, an athletic competition, open range archery lessons, a whiskey seminar and tasting, and more! more

Go Nuts! The Capay Valley Almond Festival Returns for its 103rd Year

AlmondFestival1The Capay Valley Almond Festival is back or its 103rd year on Sunday, February 25th, from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This unique “travelling” festival takes place across five Capay Valley communities – Esparto, Capay, Brooks, Guinda and Rumsey – in celebration of one of Yolo County’s top crops, the almond. With a wide variety of interactive activities, live music performances, food and drink vendors, arts and crafts sales, and more, this one-of-a-kind event is sure to be an exciting outing for all ages.

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Valentine’s in Yolo

SpecWineWeekendtacular rolling vineyards. Port wine and chocolate pairings. Enchanting Shakespearean performances. Farm-to-fork dinners for two. Yolo County is the perfect place to celebrate romance this Valentine’s Day. Here’s a list of special events, live music, and performances to help plan the perfect weekend.

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