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5 fun things to do in Davis (and how to get there by bike)

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Davis is among the most bicycle-friendly cities in America. Take a slow ride to cultural and outdoor attractions Davis has to offer. Follow this tour to enjoy a taste of Davis, from fine art to the flight of honeybees.

B&L Bike Shop

B&L Bike Shop is a certified beginner-friendly bicycle retailer that offers bicycle rentals. Comfortable cruisers and hybrid bicycles are available for rent Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All rentals come with a helmet and cable lock. A valid driver’s license, credit card and signed waiver are required for all rentals. Walk-ins are accepted, but its recommended to call (530) 756-3540 to reserve your rental in advance.

1. Arboretum GATEway Garden

The Arboretum GATEway Garden connects the UC Davis campus and the City of Davis. Here you’ll find local native plants with an impressive modernist design including community-built art. The landscape design is based on sustainability best practices. You might even meed some feathered friends along the bioswale to the Arboretum Waterway.

2. Manetti Shrem Museum

The Manetti Shrem Museum welcomes visitors from across the community. Visit the museum’s changing exhibits, make art every weekend, and relax in the award-winning building. Stop by the museum and connect with your creative spirit where they welcome open minds with open arms. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and is free for all! Visit manettishrem.org for hours and more information.

Manetti Shrem Museum Davis, CA
Manetti Shrem Museum Davis, CA

3. Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is a unique outdoor museum where visitors can observe and learn about bees and the plants that support them. The Honey Bee Haven is open daily from dawn to dusk for self-guided tours.

4. Central Park

Davis’ Central Park was originally created in 1937. In addition to being a beautiful green space, the park features a fountain, gardens, and a people-powered carousel that you can pedal!

Farmers Market

5. Davis Farmers Market

At the southeastern corner of Central Park you’ll find the Davis Farmer’s Market. The market is open all year round, rain or shine, on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday afternoons starting at 4:30 p.m. between March-October and 3:00 p.m. from November – February. Shop local and organic produce, honey, baked goods, and gifts.


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