Below is information about travel to and from Davis, as well as lodging options for the conference, plus some ideas for dining and cultural and natural activities in the area.
Located in Yolo County, in the Central Valley of northern California, Davis a vibrant college town of about 68,000 residents. Sacramento, the state capital, is 20 minutes away, and natural and cultural destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive. Davis sits in the Pacific Flyway, a major migration route for waterfowl and other North American birds. Several wildlife preserves, offering a natural environment, dot the landscape. The Central Valley climate can be described as Mediterranean. The mild temperate climate means enjoyment of outdoors all year long. During the hot, dry, sunny summers, temperatures on some days can exceed 100 degrees F; however, more often summer temperatures are in the low 90s.
Davis has a small town atmosphere, with an emphasis on parks and open spaces. The Davis Farmers Market is held year-round on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Central Park. Known as an environmentally aware and socially innovative city, Davis boasts more than 50 miles of bicycle paths and more bicycles per capita than any other city in the nation. Residents of Davis are active in local, national, and international political causes, sports, arts, and community organizations.
The City of Davis was originally declared a City of Sanctuary in 1986. The City Council reaffirmed the City of Sanctuary status in 2007 and again in 2014.
The 5,300-acre UC Davis campus is adjacent to the downtown area. Since its founding in 1908, UC Davis has been known for its academics and commitment to sustainability. They remain dedicated to solving issues related to food, health, the environment and society. Reflecting California’s changing demographics, UC Davis is expecting to earn a U.S. Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institution designation by 2018-2019, when 25 percent of undergraduates will be of Hispanic origin.
Residence hall housing is available at the University of California Davis campus, and booking will be through the conference registration form.
Rooms in buildings in both the Segundo and Tercero areas on campus will house participants. You can view information on these two housing area at the UC Davis Accommodations Page.
Approximately 400 single rooms will be available
Packages must all include breakfast in a campus cafeteria
Check in time: 4pm, Check out time: 12pm
Note that none of the dorms on campus have private bathrooms.
Probable (*subject to confirmation) package options available:
Package 1 (early check-in): Check in Tuesday, June 25, check out Sunday, June 30 (5 nights)
*Package 2 (late check-out): Check in Wednesday, June 26, check out Monday, July 1 (5 nights)
Package 3 (standard full conference): Check in Wednesday, June 26, check out Sunday, June 30 (4 nights)
Package 4 (late check-in): Check in Thursday, June 27, check out Sunday, June 30 (3 nights)
Housing has not provided 2019 rates yet, but this information will be available soon. We are currently estimating that room+breakfast packages will cost about $210 for 3 night package, $280 for 4 nights, and $350 for 5 nights. UC Davis does not book dorm rooms on a nightly basis.
For those seeking hotel/motel lodging, these are the options in the Davis vicinity.
173 Old Davis Rd, hotel is on campus and is closest lodging to the UC Davis Conference Center.
The Hyatt Place has 50 rooms for $169/night + taxes.
Use this booking link to reserve.
Note that only dates in the block (June 25 – June 30) can be reserved at this rate. Reservations need to be made by May 4, 2019, in order to receive the group rate.
245 1st St, near downtown, approximately 15 min. walk to conference venues
There are 10 rooms available, rates range from $144 – $169/night + taxes. Call the hotel directly (530.756.0352) and ask for the, “ASLE CONFERENCE” room block or use the online booking link.
Best Western Palm Court Hotel
234 D Street, downtown, approximately 20 min. walk from conference venues.
There are 10 rooms available, rates range from $151 – $156/night + taxes. Call the hotel directly (530.753.7100) and ask for the, “ASLE CONFERENCE” room block or use the online booking link.
University Park Inn and Suites
1111 Richards Blvd, near downtown, approximately 20 min. walk to conference venues
There are 15 rooms available, rates are $119/night + taxes. Call the hotel directly (530.756.0910) and ask for the, “ASLE CONFERENCE” room block. There is no booking link available.
Guests need to book by May 9, 2019 to receive the group rate for the above three hotels.
110 F Street, downtown, approximately 20 min. walk from conference venues.
UC Davis preferred rates for 2019 are $159/K and $169/QQ. The rate does not include breakfast.
Davis Preferred Booking Link
This automatically loads the rate on their website, choose arrival and departure dates. There is no specific conference block set aside for this hotel, so book early to increase chances of available rooms.
Best Western University Lodge
123 B St, near downtown, approximately 15 min. walk to conference venues
Hotel Website (rates approximately $122-$155/night)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Davis
1640 Research Park Dr, not downtown, approximately 30 min walk to conference venues.
Hotel Website (rates approximately $185-190/night)
La Quinta Inn & Suites Davis
1771 Research Park Dr, not downtown, approximately 30 min walk to conference venues.
Hotel Website (rates approximately $137-$145/night)
Days Inn Davis
4100 Chiles Rd, would need car or bike, 5 miles away on outskirts of town
Motel Website (rates approximately $159/night)
Motel 6 Davis
4835 Chiles Rd, would need car or bike, 5 miles away on outskirts of town
Motel Website (rates approximately $64-73/night)
If you are interested in a different lodging option, search the list of properties in Davis available on these sites:
Flipkey (from TripAdvisor)
Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is the closest airport to UC Davis, located about 30 minutes away from our campus. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is approximately 90 minutes from campus.
For transportation to campus, we recommend contacting a local cab company or the DavisAirporter (https://www.davisairporter.com/) shuttle service at 1-800-565-5153. Cost to and from Sacramento Airport is approximately $23 each way. Cost to and from San Francisco is approximately $85 each way.
If you choose to rent a car, use the directions to campus at https://www.ucdavis.edu/about/visit/directions-parking .
Yolobus also offers low cost public bus service from the Sacramento airport to UC Davis, see http://www.yolobus.com/routes/index.php/42B%20(Airport) and http://www.yolobus.com/routes/index.php/42A%20(Airport)
In and Around Davis
For transportation options in and around the city, including bikes, buses, car hires, taxis, etc. see https://gettingarounddavis.org/ride-options/ride/
The following links can help you to find out more about the area’s eating and entertainment options.
On campus options: https://my.ucdavis.edu/places_to_eat/
There are also often food trucks parked in various locations on campus.
Eating in Downtown Davis:
Museums on Campus:
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art – UC Davis
UC Davis Design Museum
Bohart Museum of Entomology
Arts, Culture and Nature in and around Davis
US Bicycling Hall of Fame
The Artery (Artists’ Collective Shop)
John Natsoulas Gallery
UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
California Raptor Center
Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven
The Davis Greenbelt is made up of ten distinct and connected greenbelts near Davis, California ideal for walking, jogging, or cycling. There are sixty miles in the greenbelt, about 10 square miles within the town.
Davis bike map: https://cityofdavis.org/home/showdocument?id=2690
Hattie Weber Museum (Davis history)
Great Bear Vineyard (by appointment only)
Putah Creek Winery (Clarksburg)