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UC Davis Arboretum

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Address: Davis, CA 95616
Phone Number: (530) 752-4880
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Activities: Walking
Description: This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.

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Beautiful Diversity of Landscapes in a Tranquil yet Lively Setting

Make the whole loop! Downtown Davis is adjacent to the newly refurbished east end, so make a day of it with dinner or lunch, shopping and other activities.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Davis, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Make the whole loop! Downtown Davis is adjacent to the newly refurbished east end, so make a day of it with dinner or lunch, shopping and other activities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fun and rewarding to do in any season as there are so many flowering plants. You can tailor the length of the walk by crossing the many bridges.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

From lovely walks to family activities, a visit to the UC Davis Arboretum has something for everyone. Check it out online to learn more about the variety of plants that grow in a Mediterranean climate, find activities from flute making to Shakespere performances to the location of group musical events. Stay short or long, you will spend quality time alone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Delightful and a must-see if you wish to relax in Davis. Peaceful and well-designed to clearly educate along well-marked walking paths. Beautiful flowering plants and trees with many spots to sit and enjoy.

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Hollister, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Chances of wildlife viewing (turtles, ducks, birds and butterflies) and also interesting plants, especially varieties of oaks from around the world.

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Santa Monica, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What a pretty garden! I love that it's bicycle friendly and has so many water features. I also enjoyed how this garden could be accessed from different parts of Davis and the University campus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was a fun walk which I did each of three days of my visit to the campus. My BASIS watch scored it as 800 kcal of energy expenditure. So pleasant, great exercise, and very informative - there is always something new to learn. I even stopped periodically to smell the flowers. The loop takes you through a small redwood... More 

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Davis, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The arboretum is one Davis's treasures. It's great to walk in a group or by yourself. I happen to enjoy taking it with my brother and his dog. There are a variety of routes to take and plenty of amenities (especially benches, water fountains and bathrooms).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A less known Arboretum, but being associated with a campus focusing on agricultural studies - you got to know it must be good!! Great walkabout and cycling area for young and old

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

a pleasant stroll. Visiting a friend who lives within a block of the Arboretum. We walked about 45 minutes, but didn't do the whole thing. Different areas -- like a redwood grove. Plants are labeled for the inquisitive. A stream runs through it, and at one point there's a small lagoon. Ducks and turtles populate the stream. A nice walk.

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Address: Address: Davis, CA 95616
Phone Number: (530) 752-4880
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis

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