I Love Davis is the counterpart of I Hate Davis — a page for people to express their love for our town and talk about what makes Davis so wonderful. Also visit our Davis Wish List and tell us your Five Favorite Things In Davis. Praise Davis in your own loving way! Perhaps a list of your favorite places to study, eat, relax, bike, work out, shop; groceries, clothing, housewares, etc... Proclaim your love of Davis!
People and Animals!
- George the Gardener - The old guy on his bike who takes care of the L and 2nd Garden at the corner of L and 2nd Streets.
- Brian Campbell - That guy who lives in his bike.
- Cows - Davis has pride in its bovines.
- Postmen and Women
- Significant Davis Bands
- Graduate Students & Undergraduate Students
- Visor Lady
- Peter Wagner - The guy who builds mutant bicycles like the Rowing Machine Bike and the Really Tall Bike.
- The Arboretum
- Coffee House
- Davis Community Garden
- Davis Food Co-Op
- The Death Star
- Delta of Venus cafe
- The Domes
- G Street Pub
- The Grad
- J Street Co-op
- L and 2nd Garden
- The Nugget
- Pita Pit
- Smooth As Silk Day Spa
- Stevenson Bridge
- Taqueria Guadalajara
- Woodstock's Pizza
- Outdoor Adventures
- Slide Hill
- Redrum Burger
Things and Events!
- The Aggie
- Bicycles and bike rides everywhere!
- Bike Forth
- Celebrate Davis
- Davis In The Media
- The Davis People's Free School
- Davis Police Department - Really, what other town has Tom Waltz... anyone?
- It's dog-friendly
- The Eggheads
- Farmers Market
- Fruit trees and The Gleaning Project
- Fog and the Weather believe it or not. Talks about it here.
- The Grass Sidewalk
- The Awesome Housing Guide
- Home Football Games, yea, sorry UCI and UCSB...BUT WE HAVE FOOTBALL and they are good too!
- KDVS 90.3 FM - arguably the best campus/community radio station on the West Coast
- WIKI BBQ!
- The Jagged Tree
- Tipsy Taxi
- Town Flora
- Urban Art
- Whole Earth Festival
- The skies and the flowers
Our Fearless Quirkiness!
- Dark Sky Initiative
- Historic Potholes
- Noise Pollution laws
- Toad Tunnel
- Town Characters
- Unique Vehicles
- The Davis Song
2005-06-14 00:58:16 Where else could I major in Nature and Culture while still embracing my aggie roots? —CindySperry
2005-06-14 00:58:28 It's pages like these that make me hate Davis. —SS
2005-06-14 01:01:45 Ok, I will start. I don't even live here but I love Davis! I love the Co-op, I love Woodstock's and Pita Pit because they're open til like 3am and that blows my mind! I love the downtown area because it's pedestrian-friendly, people can walk and bike anywhere. Coming from Cow-town it really shows me how nice a little town can truly be. Plus we have this wiki! And you crazy people just love your cows. —MichelleAccurso
2005-06-14 01:02:46 Aww come on Saul! —MichelleAccurso
2005-06-14 08:41:10 Nugget! —AshleyOrsaba
2005-06-14 09:56:18 Yeah, Nugget! And Joel at the Education Abroad Center. And my boss April at Orchard Park. And Wombat and Panda. Yeah, and Poot, G Street Pub and Davis Food Co-Op. That's why I love Davis. —SummerSong
2005-06-14 13:36:00 That which makes Davis rux0r = Davis rux0r++: meat market, Pootleberry Dinglehopper, Nugget, ArlenAbraham, The California Aggie, Rob Roy, Taqueria Guadalajara, Tipsy Taxi, Death Star —MichaelGiardina
2005-06-14 15:31:47 The postman says hello when I'm in the yard and he brings our mail! My friend in New York can't believe it. —AlphaDog
2005-06-14 18:39:47 It may have been meant sarcastically, but taking things off the list because you don't like them seems ridiculous. I had a born and raised Davisite coworker that *loved* the Grad, and someone on the wiki lists Pinkadot as one of their favorite Davis locations. Also, why did the Wooz go away? As a kid I loved visiting family in Sac 'cause sometimes we could convince my mom to stop there. —AmeliaCarlson
2005-06-14 22:50:25 Oh I don't know, I deleted what I thought was a joke, I reverted and took off what was added last.... Eh put them back up, whatever. —MichelleAccurso
2005-06-15 19:35:50 I love community events like the 4th of July celebration at Community Park, Celebrate Davis! (also at Community Park), the farmers market and the small town feel. —JenniferChu
2005-06-18 03:05:29 Davis has the Co-op, which feels a little bit like "Cheers." —EllenSeeley
2005-06-18 22:03:21 I love Davis because I can wander around town wearing a cape and horns and become well-known and even respected for it. —BarnabasTruman
2005-09-09 21:45:47 I love Davisville because of its flatness. My beach cruiser is happy. —DamonCline
2005-10-10 22:39:33 I grew up in a town that consisted of miles and miles of suburban homes and strip malls crammed with chain stores. I love Davis for not being that. —AnnaJones
2005-10-29 16:50:45 Davis just feels so good. —RohiniJasavala
2005-10-29 16:57:15 It's so little and everybody rocks, even when people do not know you, they stop and chill! —JohnDudek
2005-11-23 06:29:19 There are trees. Lots of really pretty trees. That's why I love Davis, :D —ChristyMarsden
2005-12-13 12:15:28 I absolutely love Davis. There is nowhere else I'd rather be right now. Hip places like the Delta and Roma, hip people that dig music, art, and life. Bopping to KDVS. DavisWiki. Spacious, beautiful campus; trees, grass, arboretum, you can see the stars at night. I love riding my bike, riding the bus, walking the streets, nursing a cup, seeing old faces, meeting new faces. Picnic Day and Whole Earth. I love Davis. —BrianAng
2006-11-28 21:51:16 It is environmentally friendly and innovative. —TheBigGreen
2007-01-05 02:27:37 I'm immune to the typical Davis boredom so many people complain about! —StevenDaubert
2007-01-05 02:27:56 plus it's a great place to raisie a family —StevenDaubert
2007-04-27 09:59:37 I love Davis because of the small-town feel you can still get sometimes, for instance when reading yesterday's Davis Enterprise Briefly section, and finding the headline "Firefighters Save Stranded Duckling" —EdHenn
- It's exactly that sort of thing that makes me want to run away screaming. —CovertProfessor
- Sure, but with the correct perspective, it becomes free entertainment! —EdHenn
- Good point. Ok, I will work on my attitude adjustment. —CovertProfessor
- I agree with Ed and it's a rare month when someone I know doesn't have their photo in the empty-prize. —rocksanddirt
2007-10-12 00:02:08 lots of young persons, citizens who think, trees, open space, the central park, threading through people on your bike, the university —RonB
2007-10-12 11:30:51 Celebration of art and whimsy. —JabberWokky
2007-10-14 19:54:03 There should be a link to "Davis is Burning" for events. —BreeButler
2008-04-29 15:21:00 I concur, the Redwood grove was my favorite place to study while at UCD in the early 90's. Since then it has been improved with the addition of more ferns and some walk outs but at the same time it stays the same. The Redwood seems to create such a magical feeling for me and its still my favorite part of town. —loneshark
2009-08-16 02:30:48 Davis has a low crime rate, it has a good hometown feel, and the best part is the University. Other than that, not much. —IdealParadigm
2009-08-16 03:04:10 Our high student suicide rate??? =\ —ThUn
2009-11-02 18:54:56 its not Beijing. I miss you Davis! —jsbmeb
2010-01-03 13:39:26 I live here. :| No really. Do I need a better reason? I didn't even realize how special it was until I was 18 and figured I'd make use of my legal "freedom." Between going to school in Fairfield and a bit of world traveling, I've found that even the places I've come to like I like because they're like Davis. It's a foodie's paradise... if I'm in the mood for it, I can find it without breaking the bank or even having to drive. It's geek-friendly. Just look at what I'm doing here and now. It's safe for diversity. I have no fear of expressing myself on any level in public (because I know there are odder folks about?) It's safe for sleepwalking. In the words of beloved Victor Borge, "When you go home, please drive home extremely carefully. Extremely carefully. Because I walk in my sleep!"
That should pretty much cover it. :> —KBathory
2010-05-24 20:27:24 Love the Davis Food Coop, the Arboretum, Farmers Market... but last time I checked, a lot of people really don't like The Aggie and the people who work at Pinkadot represent everything the town of Davis does not want to be, but this page is way too subjective for everyone to individually edit what they think is or is not something to love... —SRB