Welcome to California!
California has many noteworthy destinations worth visiting, and we invite you to come to California a few days early, or stay a few additional days after the end of the conference and enjoy the following regional attractions:
Davis is a walkable, safe community and one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the U.S., with miles of bike paths within the city limits and extending into the surrounding countryside. You are invited to sample our restaurants, browse our shops and art galleries. And for the essential Davis experience, rent a bike!
Sacramento, the capital of California, is reached from Davis by regional bus transport or by car in 20 minutes via Highway 80. One of the most historic cities in California, Sacramento boasts the following highlights: Old Town Sacramento , with attractions such as the California State Railroad Museum, California State Military Museum, and the Sacramento History Museum; the California State Capital , which serves as both a museum and the state’s working seat of government; Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, plus an impressive array of landmarks, parks, and points of interest.
Napa Valley is the birthplace and heart of America’s fine wineries and is located about 75 miles from Davis. Napa Valley entices people for its near perfect climate, spas, cuisine, and golf among other things. There are many other famous wine areas in California, including those in Sonoma, Amador and San Luis Obispo counties.
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, and a two hour drive from Davis. From impressive lake views, boating and fishing, to skiing, hiking and casinos, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from around the world to enjoy its scenic beauty and activities. Mountain and lake scenery are attractions throughout the year. Hiking and mountain biking trails around the lake invite you to experience and explore the beauty of Lake Tahoe.