Pre- and Post-Meeting Tours and Trips

Suggested Northern California destinations and tour companies

All pre- and post-conference tour companies and websites listed here are third party entities and are neither affiliated with nor recommended, endorsed or guaranteed by UC Davis or SolGenomics conference organizers. All reservation, payments, coordination, and tours are independently provided and handled by these tour companies.

Sacramento RiverTrain

Sacramento RiverTrain

Adventure awaits on the Sacramento RiverTrain! Our local, family-operated railroad provides a unique venue for entertainment and family excursions. Beautifully remodeled and running regularly scheduled trips all year long, the Sacramento RiverTrain offers a great way to see a whole new side of Yolo County.

➢ Book your tickets via the Sacramento RiverTrain website:

➢ Save 10% on your ride by using promo code Solgenomics2016 on your online order!

This promotion is valid from August 15 through September 25, 2016.

California Tours

California ToursCalifornia Tours offers day tours to San Francisco city or Napa Valley and a two-day tour Yosemite. All excursions are guided, bus tours. View California Tours’ excursion informational fliers:
2-Day Yosemite tour • 1-Day San Francisco City tour • 1-Day Napa Valley tour
➢ To make a reservation and submit payment, click on “September” tab on online calendar to view tours
➢ To encourage advanced reservations, California Tours is offering discounts if sign-ups are made by July 15, 2016. Participants must use code “ UCD” to register and to receive any discount/s.
*Terms: If California Tours does not receive minimum of 25 reservations by July 15, 2016 for the San Francisco city and Napa Valley tours, the tours may need to be canceled. Those that have already registered and paid will receive a refund to their credit card. The Yosemite tour will run regardless. 

Sacramento History Museum Guided Tours

The Sacramento History Museum guided toursThe Sacramento History Museum’s guided tours offer an insightful glimpse into the history of California’s state capitol, Sacramento.  From a rare look into Sacramento’s historic underground to a deeper understanding of the museum’s exhibits, we offer tours for all interests and ages!
➢ Sign up for tours via the museum’s website:

Daytrippen’s Northern California Tours

Northern California ToursUnder the guidance of Daytrippen’s Northern California Tours, discover the best things to do in Northern California. For outdoor enthusiasts, Northern California is home to Redwood Forests, towering mountains, five national parks and California’s historic Gold Country. All of these day trips can be taken in one day, with a starting point of San Francisco or Sacramento.
➢ Sign up for tours via Northern California Tours’ website:

North Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce websiteThe Lake Tahoe North Shore is a stunning 180 degree panorama calling more than romantics and outdoor enthusiasts. Scientists journey to this place to understand its incredible blueness and ensure that it remains an icon of pure alpine perfection. Whether your trip to North Lake Tahoe is about academic study, or simply with the hope of taking a few well-deserved days to enjoy the radiant light, we recommend exploring our towns and reveling in the multiple variations of fun found only in North Lake Tahoe.

Old Sacramento

Old SacramentoExperience a one of a kind visit to Old Sacramento. The unique 28-acre National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park is located along the beautiful Sacramento River. Bustling with activity, the district is alive with shopping, dining, entertainment, historical attractions and world-renowned museums set within the time of the California Gold Rush and the Transcontinental Railroad.

Sacramento Wine Tours

Sacramento Wine ToursSacramento Wine Tours is a different kind of tour company. They deliver personal tour service that is customized for every customer and every situation.
➢ Sign up for tours via Sacramento Wine Tours’ website:

California State Railroad Museum

Northern California ToursWeekend Excursion Train Rides along the River: All aboard the California State Railroad Museum’s popular excursion railroad–the Sacramento Southern Railroad. 2016 marks the 33rd consecutive season the excursion trains have been operating in Old Sacramento. Train rides include closed coach cars, open-air gondolas and a first-class observation car pulled by either Granite Rock No. 10 steam locomotive or one of our vintage diesel locomotives from the Museum’s collection
➢ Sign up for train excursion rides via the Railroad Museum’s website:

California Agriculture Museum

California Agriculture MuseumThe California Agriculture Museum is home to the nation’s most unique collection of tractors and artifacts. Interactive exhibits tell the history of farm to fork, dating all the way back to the Gold Rush. Hear local storytellers boast of how California food producers did things bigger and better, evolving from horse drawn, to steam driven, to fuel powered machines, eventually becoming the state’s economic driver. Learn how farming brought a variety of heritages and cultures to one region, to prosper together in this bountiful land.