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Area Description

Yolo County is tucked-away between Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, but it is a world apart. Davis, Winters, and Woodland boast a vast variety of experiences, from bike paths lined with lush greenery, strolling through parks, shopping in historic districts, art walks, cultural events, adventure sports, and much more!

Winters is a small yet accessible town, surrounded by fields and orchards, and Woodland is full of historical and agricultural treasures. Enjoy farm tours, great theater at the Woodland Opera House, and the Heidrick Ag History Center with more than 130,000 square feet of exhibit space. The City of Woodland also offers beautiful examples of Victorian and Craftsman style houses in the historic center of town, or get out of town on one of the many enjoyable themed train rides on the Sacramento River Train.

Incorporated Yolo County is full of charm and surprises. To the northwest portion of the county you’ll discover the verdant Capay Valley and the serene little towns of Esparto, Capay, Brooks, and Rumsey. Orchards and vineyards fill the valley floor; keep going and you come to Cache Creek, a great place for fishing and, in summertime, white water rafting. To the southeast you’ll find beautiful Clarksburg, home to nine winery tasting rooms in the Old Sugar Mill, as well as well-known, prizing-winning Bogle Vineyards. In summer, the Mill plays hosts to outdoor concerts. Elsewhere you can take part in farm tours, relax in cozy bed-and-breakfast inns, and take part in fairs and festivals year-round. Come to Yolo County — you’ll love it here!

Includes Cities/Towns: Arbuckle, Davis, Dunnigan, Esparto, Winters, Woodland.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Davis has a wide array of attractions to keep you busy while exploring Yolo County. Davis offers over a hundred miles of bike paths & lanes, to the twice a week Davis Farmers Market (voted best Farmers Market by American Farmland Trust), to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, you can even go sky-diving if you dare!

Woodland hosts many fun filled festivals and events throughout the year, from the Woodland Scottish Games in April to the Stroll Through History in September. Woodland offers loads of fun!

Cultural Activities

Yolo county has a booming art scene as well as historic charm. Many delights await you: carriage rides, art galleries, antique stores, the fabulous Buckhorn Steakhouse, live musicial performances at the Palms Playhouse in the historic Winters Opera House, wine tasting at Berryessa Gap Winery and Turkovich Family Wines. The first Saturday of every month features The Winters Walk, a showcase of various art throughout the small charming town of Winters.

Special events frequently dot the calendar. There is live theater and world-class performances at the UC Davis Mondavi Performing Arts Center, to 100 acres of plants and trees at the UC Davis Arboretum.

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Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  37.6  46.3  55.0  4.2 "  0.0 "
 Feb  41.0  51.1  61.1  3.9 "  0.0 "
 Mar  43.8  55.2  66.6  2.8 "  0.0 "
 Apr  46.4  59.9  73.5  1.1 "  0.0 "
 May  52.3  67.1  81.9  0.6 "  0.0 "
 Jun  57.1  73.6  90.0  0.2 "  0.0 "
 Jul  58.9  76.9  95.0  0.0 "  0.0 "
 Aug  57.8  76.0  94.3  0.0 "  0.0 "
 Sep  55.3  72.5  89.8  0.3 "  0.0 "
 Oct  49.4  64.6  79.8  1.0 "  0.0 "
 Nov  42.5  53.8  65.1  2.5 "  0.0 "
 Dec  37.3  46.4  55.6  3.5 "  0.0 "

Mediterranean -- mild winters, warm summers with afternoon breezes from Sacramento River Delta. Seldom do we have below freezing days.

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Cost of Living for Yolo County, CA

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Senior Assistance in Yolo County, CA

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