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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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The Arboretum is a wonderful place lo take a stroll or a job. It has many different types of plants and trees. It is about 2-3 miles around the entire area, but you can make it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Davis, California
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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Arboretum is a wonderful place lo take a stroll or a job. It has many different types of plants and trees. It is about 2-3 miles around the entire area, but you can make it shorter. My favorite area is the Redwood Groves area. It is always nice and cool there even on hot Davis days.

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A lovely place for a walk. I don't know what it looks like right now, with the drought. But, the trails are well marked and easy to manage, even for those not very athletic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This stroll is a wonderful place to walk, bike or stroll with a friend or alone any time of the year. Meet a friend, eat lunch by the water, or people watch...

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

wonderfull microclimates and vistas. by foot or on your bike, you can spend hours walking, sitting or contemplating in this jewel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of jewels of Davis. If you live in Davis, this wonderful place is well known. If visiting, and looking for a quiet space to walk or bike, this is it. While there are many places to enter and exit on this several mile loop; I would recommend beginning your adventure at the arboretum

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My sister lives in Vacaville and loves walking around the arboretum in Davis. She took us to the arboretum with all of our children ranging in age from 3-13. We loved watching the turtles, feeding the ducks corn and peas (shouldn't feed them bread) and enjoyed the lovely views. I want to go back and bike or walk the entire... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Wonderful 3 mile long loop on the putah creek. Great place to have a stroll with the dogs(must be on leash), perfect picnic spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you go to the UC Davis website, you can download a map of the long, skinny pond, and the walking trails on each side of it. Husband and I enjoyed a two-hour stroll here. Many walkers, dog walkers, runners, bikers. Most pleasant in morning, before heat of California summer. Trees and plants from all over the world. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I went to Davis for a business trip and had a free afternoon, do I decided to visit the arboretum. It was nice to see some of the California trees and plants in one place. It's a nice walk, well paved and signed, and I'd definitely recommend a walk there if you're staying in Davis.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

There is just about every native plant in California located in this 3.5 mile loop. There is a paved path around the entire arboretum with a few Decomposed Granite paths if you want to get a little closer to the water. My favorite place is on the west end and the Shields Oak grove. I walk my dog there every... More 

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