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Address: Davis, CA
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Activities: Walking
Description: This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.

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Tranquil

A beautiful oasis of tranquillity that should not be missed if you visit this lovely town. There are places to sit if you want to soak up the atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A beautiful oasis of tranquillity that should not be missed if you visit this lovely town. There are places to sit if you want to soak up the atmosphere.

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Encinitas, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a beautiful walking/running path that runs through the campus. Great for a morning run or an afternoon stroll with the family.

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Southern VT
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A lovely mile+ area filled with different kinds of vegetation for a walk at any time of the day. Biking is adjacent, but you'll miss the plantings if you bike.

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Grenoble, France
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The slightly hilly, twisty, winding paths that run along each side of Putah creek and make up UCD's arboretum, is the perfect place for lovers to stroll and learn about plants and tree indigenous to the area and beyond. What I loved about the peaceful walk is that it was secluded but not (you could hear vehicles on I80 if... More 

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Davis, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Lovely and peaceful walk. Sculptures and information about the plants. Great for family, friends, couples, pets, photography, sketching etc.

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Davis, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Davis Arboretum is located on the UC Davis campus. It winds around Putah creek. Plants are grouped according to the region from which they came, including a redwood grove, South American area, even an Australian area. Restrooms are available on both ends. It is a level walk, well paved, and is great for dogs, strollers, and of course, bikes.

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Davis, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This Arboretum has a wonderful native plant section as well as sections that show off other botanical delights. I have been there dozens of times in every season and while spring is the most spectacular, all seasons are marvelous.

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Davis, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The Davis arboretum is free, which not all universities arboretums are! Its a great walk around water you'll see many different birds and turtles. Of course all the flowers, trees and plants are beautiful! Quite a few are marked and labeled as to what type of plant they are. And even better the Arboretum has a plant sale so you... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Some lovely views and an amazing variety of plants and trees, especially oaks, many with identification plaques. The demonstration garden is beautiful any time of year and is an inspiration for any gardener. Great for the whole family, including the dog (on a leash). A number of places to picnic.

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Davis, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We enjoy spending time in the arboretum, and particularly enjoy the areas that focus on different locations. Our favorite is the redwood area....it does provide a challenge for the groundskeepers to keep these mammoth trees appropriately watered, though. One thing that makes it less than desirable, at least in the hot summer months, is the stagnant Putah "Creek". The University... More 

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