China Camp State Park, nestled along San Pablo Bay, is the site of a once-thriving Chinese shrimp fishing village. During the settlement's 1880s heyday, nearly 500 people lived here and processed three million pounds of shrimp per year, exporting nearly all of the catch to China. We will enjoy a guided tour of the remaining village buildings and hear the story of these hardy fishermen. We will then take the bus to the park’s intertidal salt marsh to learn about the abundance of birds and other wildlife. We will end the day in Sausalito for lunch on your own and self-guided exploring. This picturesque town offers stunning views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge and a historic houseboat community, built after WWII by artists and other free spirits.
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Depart 7:30 a.m. from Davis Target parking lot, 7:50 a.m. from University Retirement Community, and 8:30 a.m. from Fairfield Lowes. Return in reverse, 4:30, 5:30, 5:45 p.m.
Activity Level: 1.5 (two 45-minute walking tours and time to explore on your own in Sausalito)
Cancellations: Cancellations received by May 16 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after that date will only receive a refund if your space can be filled from the waiting list.
COVID Policies: Travelers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine; if we do not already have a copy of your vaccine card on file, upload it when registering online, email it to us at DavisTravelaires@gmail.com, or send it to the Travelaires office, 646 A Street, Davis CA 95616. You will only need to do this once, as we will keep the documentation on file.
Masking requirements will be determined one week prior to the trip. Bring a copy of your vaccination card and a photo ID, as some venues require proof of vaccination upon entry.