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Things to do in Yolo County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
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“The Crocker Art Museum features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of European master drawings and international ceramics. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art and offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to augment its collections, including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures, children’s activities, and more. The Museum has also dedicated the historic building’s entire first floor as an education center, which includes four classrooms, space for student and community exhibitions, the Gerald Hansen Library, and Tot Land. It is the only museum in the Sacramento region accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), a recognition given to fewer than 1,100 of the nation's 33,000 museums. AAM accreditation certifies that a museum operates according to standards set forth by the museum profession, manages its collections responsibly, and provides quality service to the public.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is a historically preserved part of Sacramento that has really cool shops and you can see the Sacramento tower bridge.”
  • 104 locals recommend
History Museum
“This place is located in Old Sacramento and was a very informative tour for very low cost.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Napa Valley in California Wine Country is one of the world's famous wine regions for wine tasting, wine tours, eating at Michelin star restaurants, and many sightseeing. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Great for first time visitors to Sacramento. Local favorite. Great food, shopping and fun. Great views of the river. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Zoo
“Really fun little zoo that is also across the street from William Land Park and Funderland Amusement Park.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“The Vacaville Outlets is a beautiful outdoor shopping mall with around 120 stores. There are restaurants and desirable brand name stores such as Gap Outlet, Michael Kors, J.Crew, Coach, Cole Hann, Calvin Klein, Sunglass hut, Puma, Adidas and many more. Great place to shop at a sales price.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“next door to the home. great venue for concerts and the home of the sf giants team the rivercats”
  • 36 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“The Farmer's Market is a welcoming community event in the park. They sell fresh produce and delicious food from various cultures. The coffee and pastries are yummy. Unique, creative and handmade items are sold at booths. Music livens up the area while children play in the park and families eat and relax. There's something for everyone. Saturday 8:00-1:00 and and Wednesdays 4:00-8:00.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Full service grocery store. Specialty items but also fair prices for the usual stuff. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Fairytale Town is a 2.5 acre play area and children’s museum in Sacramento. The museum has been designed to bring all of your favorite nursery rhymes and fairytale’s to life. There are more than 25 different areas to play in, each reflecting a children’s story that can be brought to life with a little imagination.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The best Italian food in Sonoma or Napa Despite all the new upstarts, it’s still sublime to sit on the terrace surrounded by vineyards at this stunningly beautiful yet unpretentious Italian bistro in Napa that’s favored by locals for its excellent cucina, good wine list and the warmest greeting; it all comes at a fair price.””
  • 26 locals recommend
University
“One of the campuses of the University of California system. The 5,300-acre campus borders the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 people living in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Be prepared to indulge! OMG!! The Bakery serves traditional French breads and pastries and is open from 7am - 7pm daily. This is a 'cheat' day if you're doing LOW CARB !!! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“World famous, the quintessential three-star Napa Valley experience. Get a reservation long in advance and be prepared for a long and pricey, albeit awe inspiring experience. Jackets are required for men.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“They have a wonderful salad bar and prepared food section. Excellent selection of cheese and local produce. They also sell local Yolo County olive oil, which makes a nice gift.”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“The best Italian food in Sonoma or Napa Despite all the new upstarts, it’s still sublime to sit on the terrace surrounded by vineyards at this stunningly beautiful yet unpretentious Italian bistro in Napa that’s favored by locals for its excellent cucina, good wine list and the warmest greeting; it all comes at a fair price.””
  • 26 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“World famous, the quintessential three-star Napa Valley experience. Get a reservation long in advance and be prepared for a long and pricey, albeit awe inspiring experience. Jackets are required for men.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Good brews and sandwiches, a place to watch people walking by while drinking in the evening.”
  • 14 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Bouchon- Parisian style Bistro and Bakery – owned by Thomas Keller also French laundry one of the top chefs in the country, he also has a more casual place down the street. The macaroons are amazing! (Ad Hoc- its $45. pre fixed four course. They have brunches and lunches some days. Casual family style) ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Two buildings -- front is a fun bar to get mai thais. In back is good thai restaurant. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“The freshest seafood, flown in or delivered daily from around the world, served by a well trained and knowledgeable staff in a comfortable atmosphere. Located along the banks of the mighty Sacramento River.”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Created by the world famous chef Thomas Keller Ad Hoc is a great little restaurant in Yountville offering delicious food and prix fixe menu. Much more approachable than some of his other restaurants but with the same great food and and world class dining experience.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
“Busy modern diner with a wood-fired pizza oven, great for breakfast - arrive early!”
  • 14 locals recommend

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