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Davis, CA, USA

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A laid-back community close to Sacramento

Sitting just over 10 miles west of Sacramento, Davis may not be as well known as its neighbor, but it has a lot going in. For one thing, it’s the seat of the University of California, Davis, and – being a college town – it has a bustling nightlife, with taverns and taprooms a-plenty. When you’re not mingling, eating, and drinking with the locals, you can enjoy exploring the natural landmarks, and taking to the myriad cycle paths the area is known for. After all, the flat terrain has made this a top spot for cyclists. Davis vacation rentals, which include charming, cottage-type abodes, will instantly make you feel a part of the community.

Getting back to nature in Davis

It may come as a surprise to discover how much greenery there is to explore near Davis vacation rentals. One particular oasis is the UC Davis Arboretum, where plants from across the globe grow side by side in various colorful sections of this sprawling park. Birders will be delighted by kingfishers and herons darting here and there, while the sheer variety of plant life makes this a kind of living, organic museum which will awaken the senses. Experts are on-hand to give guided tours, too. And as if that wasn’t enough, you can also visit the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, where tours will take you amid the radiant, aromatic flowers and buzzing, busy bees.

Artistic exploits in Davis

If you want to get an idea of just how creative the locals in Davis can be, then make a beeline for the Artery. This is a vibrant cooperative of artists, who work alongside each other and exhibit their eclectic works. You can browse paintings and ceramic sculptures, and even be able to purchase silk scarves and ornate pottery to take back as a souvenir. Then, after chilling out in your Davis vacation rental for a while, you can head back out to see rock bands, cutting-edge comedians, or ravishing classical recitals at the Mondavi Center.

Year-round reasons to visit Davis

If you don’t mind the heat, late spring and summer can be an enjoyable time to book Davis vacation rentals. The sun makes everything look radiant, while over in nearby Sacramento, you can experience music and food festivals. That said, many visitors may prefer the slightly milder temperatures that come in the fall – this is a good period for spending a lot of time outdoors, ambling the streets and visiting areas of scenic beauty.

Watching wildlife in Davis

Nestled in the Sacramento Valley, the city’s urban core is bordered by the Davis Greenbelt. This is the place to come if you’re looking for areas to stroll or jog in, and it’s worth keeping an eye out for turtles too. Another swathe of nature is the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, which is located partway between Davis and Sacramento. With its natural, perennial wetlands and woodlands, it’s a vast, refreshing haven for wading birds, migratory birds, turtles, and fish.