Davis is home to the UC Davis "Aggies". My mom studied here, so did my uncle, and so did I actually - just one wine seminar, but that count, doesn't it. Doesn't make me a liberal though. Davis is a decent sized city, but part of what makes it great is the university. They are known for their agricultural programs, including winemaking (not far from Napa and Sonoma valleys), and I have always enjoyed just riding bikes, usually with my uncle, through campus. Along a creek, there is an arboretum with many species of plant life from different corners of the world. It makes for a very scenic afternooon.
Toward the end of my ride, I noticed a farmers market on campus... only the whole park was full of people dancing with hoops, picnicking, and enjoying a mediocre cover band. The weather was perfect. Lots of families and lots of bikes. If you happen to be in the Sacramento area, I recommend a vist.
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