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!
Factoid: Founded in 1868, originally known as Davisville the post office shortened the name to Davis in 1907.
Unwind at the farmers market, or explore every nook around Davis by way of public art installations from mosaics and murals to Robert Arneson’s world-famous Eggheads. Whether it’s your rise and shine or day’s end, dining options are plentiful. Well-known regionally, Village Bakery is revered for its artisanal pizza. Davis Creamery’s mind-bending ice cream flavors include Avocado Coconut, Chai, and Horchata as well as the usual suspects Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry. Yolo County’s farm-to-your-fork mantra is chanted at Our House where the craft cocktails, Market Muddles, feature fresh ingredients from the Davis Farmers Market. For more than 30 years, The Hotdogger has walked numerous diners down the frankfurter path. Beef, sausage, hot link and, yes, veggie all served on locally-made Village Bakery buns. With endless sunshine and cool evenings, alfresco dining choices are pleasant diversions. California casual and stylish, restaurants serve everything from classic Italian and two-fisted burgers to seafood and gastropub.
Factoids: Bookhead is the only sculpture of the five that is painted a different color (a light blue); it was made from a slightly tougher enamel. Students kiss the sculpture for good luck.