For the academically inclined, URC's location in a university town offers countless lifelong learning opportunities as well as the dynamic energy of an intergenerational collegiate setting. Thanks to our ties with UC Davis, one of the world’s leading cross-disciplinary research and teaching institutes, you can stay on top of your favorite subjects or current events via guest lectures and classes at URC, or by auditing a class at the university. For a change of pace, cheer on your favorite sports teams, or enjoy the vibrant artistic community that exists in Davis.
The Yolo County Library, Mondavi Center, and Davis Farmers' Market are just a few of the popular attractions that help make our city a vibrant hub of cultural and intellectual stimulation. The Mondavi Center’s diverse lineup of shows offers something for everyone, as does the impressively stocked county library and bounteous, irresistible farmers’ market.
For lovers of travel, close proximity to the local airport and AmTrak station is invaluable, as are roads leading out to any major California city you could want to visit. Thanks to the 24-hour security we provide at URC, you can enjoy the freedom of being able to lock your door and hit the road, without needing to worry about the safety of your home while you’re away.
At URC, you’ll also live within driving distance of several popular California destinations. Within 25 minutes, you can be strolling through the Railroad Museum in the historic district of Old Sacramento, or taking a tour of the state capitol building. To the south, within an hour and a half’s drive, you can also take a day trip to San Francisco, and make a stop at Fisherman’s Wharf or Golden Gate Park.
Revel in the Outdoors
Well-known as a green community, Davis also provides endless ways to enjoy the great outdoors and is one of the most bike friendly cities in the country. Go for a ride or stroll on the Davis Greenbelt, hike along one of many local trails, or take an afternoon to enjoy the stunning UC Davis Arboretum. No matter what strikes your interest, you’ll find countless opportunities to get outside and enjoy the year-round temperate weather.