Davis is a city located fifteen minutes away from Sacramento, CA and is the largest city in Yolo County. Davis was founded in 1868 after the installation of a railroad depot. The city’s original name was “Davisville,” in honor of a local farmer, Jerome C. Davis.
This reference to agriculture is a common theme running throughout the history of Davis. In 1908, Davis became home to the University of California’s University Farm. The Farm eventually earned the title of University of California, Davis. While the modern city core is quite urbanized, the surrounding lands are still used for farming today.
Davis, CA is also known for being extremely bike-friendly. Miles of bike lanes criss-cross town and the 12-mile Davis Bike Loops is a popular route that offers views of major parts of the city. The United States Bicycling Hall of Fame is also located in downtown to commemorate the city’s dedication to cycling infrastructure and culture.
For more information, visit the official city website at cityofdavis.org.