Friday, May 3, 2013

80 North: Davis

Dominated by the U.C. campus, this pleasant rural college town is famous for its bicycle paths and inexpensive ethnic restaurants.  Davis was the first city in the U.S. to have bike lanes throughout the city and now has more than 100 miles of paths and lanes.  Biking is probably so popular here because the land is flat and the climate mild.  It is estimated that there are more than 60,000 bicycles in use in Davis--making it second only to China in bicycle use.  Impressive sculpture dots the campus--including five “Egghead” pieces by Robert Arneson--and downtown has art galleries, coffeehouses, and restaurants galore.  Bikes can be rented in several downtown shops. 

More things to do in Davis.

Yolo County Visitors Bureau

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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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