I was exploring ways to draw maps in Illustrator and ended up making a map of Davis and the top ten things our family likes to do together.
- Top 10 Family-Friendly Things to do in Davis – top10davis.pdf
- Impossible Acres
You can pick berries and fruit in the spring and summer, but our favorite thing to do is to get a season pass in the fall and go several days in October to pet brand-new baby farm animals! The baby goats are our favorite!
- Slide Hill Park / Manor Pool
Bring flattened cardboard and slide down the concrete slide! In the summer, go swimming at Manor Pool, which has a pool perfect for babies and toddlers and diving boards and a waterslide for older children (and adults!)
1525 Tulip Lane
- Farmer’s Market / Yolo Berry
Get fresh, local produce and delicious food (Fat Face Sandwiches on Saturday mornings are awesome!). Wednesday nights, listen to local bands and pay $1 for bounce houses or to ride the bike-pedaled carousel. If you didn’t already get dessert, cross the street to get froyo at Yolo Berry, a local favorite!
4th Street / 316 C St
- Village Bakery / Train Station
Get a delicious slice of pizza from Village Bakery to go (and maybe a pastry), then cross the street to hang out at the train station and watch the trains come and go.
814 2nd St
- Davis Co-op
Pay $30/yr to be a member of this local food co-op. Kids get their own small carts and you get access to organic and local foods. There are also great cooking classes for all ages
- Library / Rainbow City
The library has free infant/toddler programs and of course, lots of free books. Across Community Park, visit Rainbow City, a large wooden park structure.
315 E 14th St
- Davis Commons / Arboretum
Grab lunch at Whole Foods or one of the many eateries, then cross the parking lot to walk the 3-mile loop of the UCD Arboretum. Most plants are labeled and sometimes you’ll see a peacock. Just don’t feed the ducks!
500 1st St
- UC Davis Memorial Union
Besides the annual Whole Earth Festival (Mother’s Day weekend) and Picnic Day celebration (mid-April), you can visit the UCD MU basement for cheap bowling, billiards, and arcades. Why go to London when you can ride a double-decker bus for $1 (under 5 are free)?!
814 2nd St
- Covell Marketplace
Dos Coyotes is a classic Davis spot, but several other eateries are at the Marketplace – as is a fun fountain perfect for dipping your feet.
1411 Covell Blvd
- California Raptor Center
A small collection of raptors can be viewed for free. View beautiful birds up close!
Great Horned Owl – Drew Avery, flickr.comDavis Amtrak station – @Tehhen, flickr.com
All other photos and content, Corrie Haffly