Over forty percent of the UC Davis student population are Bay Area natives. Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose serve as anchor cities for the nine-county region (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma).
Though the region is heavily populated, the Bay Area is renowned for maintaining much of its natural beauty. The bay, pacific coastline, and diverse geography create a spectacular urban setting. The fringes of the Bay Area can be reached in about an hour from Davis driving west on Interstate 80.
- 11.3% Santa Clara
- 10.2% Alameda
- 8.1% Contra Costa
- 6.5% San Francisco
- 4.7% San Mateo
- 3.5% Solano
Bay Area Activities for Davisites
Chinese New Year... Gung hoy fat choy
Downtown shopping for big city excitement
Richmond's Pacific East Mall is about an hour from Davis. Ranch 99 Market along with some superb restaurants.
Oakland Colesium for A's, Raiders, and Warriors
Downtown Walnut Creek's Broadway Plaza for expensive (window) shopping.
See Adventures Outside of Davis for some other Bay Area activities.
2004-12-12 06:49:13 GREAT photo! - BevSykes
2004-12-12 09:31:56 Contra Costa WHUT WHUT - RaynatoCastro
2004-12-12 11:33:19 I don't consider Solano County part of the Bay Area (I grew up in Alameda) - KenjiYamada
2004-12-12 13:03:46 I think the East Bay begins with Richmond. I mean, how can you have Bay Area without BART? - JaimeRaba
2004-12-12 17:10:10 Traditionally the Bay Area is defined by the nine county region: Napa, Sonoma, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo. Although it is true Vallejo/Benicia are the boundary part with Fairfield being a stretch. - JamesDawe
2005-02-27 00:15:57 was this picture taken from that place on top of the world above the Lawrence Hall of Science in the Berkeley hills next to a cell phone tower? Just wondering, that place was the site of many a highschool shenanigan, it RULEXORS! —ChrisKadi
2005-04-10 23:04:09 ALAMEDA!!!!! —PatrickSing
2008-04-14 20:20:25 east bay —boristheblade
2008-04-14 23:03:43 Berkeley!!!! —CurlyGirl26
2008-04-15 06:12:21 St. Pete! (Wait... wrong Bay Area... nevermind...) —JabberWokky