CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
We know that you may be thinking differently about your plans to explore Butte County right now. We understand; we are all going through this together on a global level.
We are monitoring the situation hour by hour so that we can provide you with the most current information about how COVID-19 is affecting Butte County and share the ways you can help #FlattentheCurve.
While our job is to inspire you to visit us, we know that taking a trip is not advised right now. We're disappointed, too, but the faster we band together to stop the spread, the sooner you can come visit.
For now, we’ll keep sharing inspirational content and at some point will start creating new content. While you might not be able to use this content now, you can store it for later.
When the time comes, we'll be here to welcome you back with open arms. We know that nothing keeps explorers down for long, and we can’t wait to start exploring with you again.
From the CDPH
How Can People Protect Themselves
Every person has a role to play. Protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:
- Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or disposable tissue. Wash your hands afterward.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
- Practice social distancing.
- Following guidance from public health officials.
Explore Butte County (Butte County’s Tourism Organization) is closely monitoring the situation around the Coronavirus. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and our community is our top priority. Recommendations for public health and safety are changing daily, and California has issued a shelter-in-place order. We recommend that you confirm any reservations you’ve made prior to traveling to Butte County. At this time, our lodging properties are open to welcome you. They are taking all recommended precautions to make sure your stay here is healthy. Many restaurants have transitioned to offering pick-up and delivery options so you can still enjoy a warm meal.
Restaurants, Breweries, and Wineries
Below, you will find up-to-date information regarding local attractions, points of interest, restaurants, and lodging options. (Updated Monday-Friday by 3:00 p.m.) We plan to update this page through the end of April.
Updated 3-31-20. Download a printable version.
This is not an exhaustive list of restaurants, but a list of restaurants we have curated that are offering limited service.
Restaurants & Cafes
CHICO & DURHAM
- 5th Street Steakhouse: Open limited hours for beef and select item pickups. More info
- Almendra Winery & Distillery: Open Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-7pm for to-go and local delivery of food, bottles, and cocktails. More information. Sanitizer also available for purchase More Info
- Bacio: Open. Order Online, curbside pickup available. More info
- Bella's Sports Bar: Open for online ordering and curbside pickup only.
- Bellachino’s Coffee Co.: Starting Thursday 03/19/20 to go orders only, and offering delivery service. @Bellachinos_coffee instagram for more info.
- Bidwell Perk: Open 8am-4pm. Offers Curbside Delivery. More info
- Big Tuna: Open for takeout or delivery. More Info
- Broadway Heights: Pickup and deliveries through Entree Express only. Mon.-Sat. 11am-7:30pm, Sun. 11am-3pm. More info
- Brooklyn Bridge Bagel Works: Open 7:30am-12:30pm for takeout, delivery, or curbside only. More Info
- Burban Kitchen: Open Tues.-Sat. 3pm-7pm for curbside pickup. More info.
- Burgers and Brew: Open for to-go orders only. More info.
- Celestino's (Downtown): Open for delivery and takeout only. More info
- Country Morning Bakery: Open and offering curbside service. More info.
- Drunken Dumpling: Open for delivery on Friday and pre order pick ups on Saturday 12-4 at Secret Trail. Call ahead to pre-place an order, accepts Venmo. More Info
- Farm Star Pizza: Only open for to-go orders, curbside pickup, and delivery available. Growlers/containers of beer on tap available to-go. More info.
- Franky's: Open for pickup and delivery. 2 -for-1 bottles of wine. More Info
- Gogi's Cafe: Open Mon.-Sat. 11am-7pm for to-go orders only. More info.
- Grana: Open Tues.-Sat. 3pm-7pm for to-go only week of 3/24. Check FB for daily menu or call (530) 809-2304. More info.
- Japanese Blossoms: Open 4-7:30pm Take out and curbside pick up only. More info
- La Cocina Economica: Open for curbside pickup or free delivery (within Chico). More info.
- La Rocca Tasting Room: Closed until further notice. Pickups and deliveries available by appointment. More info.
- Madison Bear Garden: Open for delivery and to-go orders only from 12-8pm. More info
- Mom's: Open for curbside pickup orders only from 8am-1pm. More info.
- Momona: Take out only from 12pm-7:30pm. Beer/sake/wine available to-go. Call to order (530) 487-7488. More info.
- Nobby's: Carside pickup only. More info
- Old Barn Kitchen: Open for online and phone orders only. More info
- OM: Open Mon.-Fri. Noon-6pm. Call or order online for takeout only. More Info
- Panama Bar Cafe: Open for take-out and curbside delivery, including cocktails. More info.
- Parkside Tap House: Open for online orders or curbside pick-up. More Info
- Pizza Riot: Open for take-out only. More info
- Red Tavern: Open Tues.-Sun. 4pm-8pm for curbside pickup or Entree Express delivery. More info
- Secret Trail Brewing Company: Open Tues.-Fri. 4pm-7pm and Sat. 12-4pm for free beer delivery in Chico of growlers, kegs, and bottles. More Info
- Shubert's: Open for takeout and curbside pickup. More info
- Sicilian Cafe: Open for curbside takeout. More info.
- Sierra Nevada Brewery (restaurant & brewery): Open for Curbside pickup. More Info
- Sol Mexican Grill: Open order online or call for curbside pick up. More Info
- Son of a Wich: Open for curbside and takeout only. Check FB for latest hours. More info
- Substation: Open for Take-out only. More Info
- Sweet Chico Confections: Open Mon-Sat 11am-5pm. More info
- Tackle Box and Grill: Open 10am-7pm for takeout and delivery only.More info
- Tea Bar: Open for delivery, curbside service, phone orders, and mobile app orders. More info.
- Tin Roof Bakery: Open Wed.-Sat. 10am-2:30pm for take-out and curbside pickup. Call (530) 892-2893 for more info
- Unwined Kitchen & Bar: Open for curbside pickup or to-go orders.
- Wine Time: To go orders only with a new menu. Now offering curbside growler refills! More info
- Woodstock's: Delivery, pick-up, and catering available. More info.
- The Boss Burger: Open for takeout orders only. More info
- Casa Vieja: Call (530) 533-4042 for more info.
- The Exchange: Open for curbside pick-up and take-out. More info.
- Feather Falls Brewing:Open Offering curbside to-go orders only. 11am-9pm daily. More info.
- Francisco's Mexican Restaurant: Open for takeout. More info.
- Gold City Grill: Open for takeout or curbside pickup. More info.
- Jake's Burgers: Open for takeout and curbside. More Info
- Lots' A Java: Open Mon.-Fri. 6am-1pm and Sat. 8am-Noon for drive through,take out, and curbside pick up. More Info
- Mike's Grande Burger: Open for curbside, and takeout. More Info
- Papacito's Mexican Grill: Open for takeout. More Info
- Pho Noodle House: Open for takeout only. More Info
- Purple Line Urban Winery: Tasting room closed. Curbside pickup available Wed.-Fri. 3-6pm and Sat.-Sun. Noon-5pm. More info.
- Righteous Burger: Open for take out. More Info
- Tabletop Restaurant: Open for takeout. More Info
- Time Pho Boba: Open for takeout, curbside, and delivery. More Info
- Tong Fong Low (Oroville): Open for take-out only. More info.
- Souper Subs: Open for delivery, and takeout. More Info
- Yoville Frozen Yogurt: Open for takeout. More Info
- Hilltop Cafe: Open regular hours. 10% off to-go orders. More info.
- Maria's Kitchen: Open Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm. Curbside delivery available. More info.
- Hickman Family Vineyards: Drive-Up wine service available 7 days a week by appointment. More info.
- Nascere Vineyards: Tasting room closed until further notice. Offering curbside pickups. More info
- Spencer-Shirey Wines: Open Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm or by appointment for bottle or case purchases. More info
Additional Resources for Information on Open Businesses
US FOREST SERVICE
All developed recreation sites, which includes picnic areas and campgrounds, are closed until further notice
CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
- All campgrounds in the state park system are closed until further notice and vehicular access is closed. Non-campground outdoor areas of parks, including trails and beaches, remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists. More information. Included parks:
- Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park (Chico)
- Thermalito Afterbay (Oroville)
Thermalito Forebay (Oroville)
- CLOSED: Forebay Aquatic Center
Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD): Parks are open, but the playgrounds and restrooms are CLOSED. Open parks include:
- DeGarmo Park (Dog park closed)
- Hooker Oak Park
- Community Park
- Wildwood Park
- Bidwell Park, including:
All playgrounds, confined spaces, and park restrooms are closed until further notice. Trails and large park locations remain open.
- Riverbend Park
- Hammon Park
- Centennial Plaza
- Martin Luther King Park
- Palermo Park
- Lake Oroville: Boat launches are CLOSED
- Oroville Dam: No parking allowed. Access across the spillway bridge is closed. Pedestrian and bicycle access allowed to the north end of the dam.
- Bille Park & Bille Park Expansion
- Coutolenc Park
- Moore Road Park
- Paradise Aquatic Park
- Downtown Oroville Spring Farm-to-Table, scheduled to take place April 4, has been cancelled.
- Wildflower and Nature Festival, scheduled for April 4, 2020, has been cancelled.
- The start of Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market has been rescheduled to April 16, 2020.
- California Nut Festival, scheduled for April 18, has been rescheduled to September 26, 2020.
- Gold Nugget Days, scheduled for April 23-26, has been postponed indefinitely.
- Chico Velo Wildflower Century, scheduled to take place April 25-26, 2020, is postponed to a later date. TBD.
- The Paradise Chocolate Fest, scheduled for May, has been rescheduled to September 12, 2020.
- The Oroville Gold Rush Car Show, scheduled for May 9, and the Show and Shine, scheduled for May 8, have been cancelled.
- CSU, Chico commencement, scheduled for May 14-17, has been postponed to a later date. TBD.
- ONGOING EVENTS
- All events at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico are postponed until after May 10.
- All events on the CSU, Chico campus cultural events that attract more than 100 people have been cancelled through April 24, and all events at Laxson Auditorium have been cancelled through the end of the academic year.
- Most events scheduled to take place in March and April are canceled at this time.
Attractions & Points of Interest
- Bidwell Mansion: Mansion & Visitor Center closed until further notice. More info
- Chico Air Museum: Closed until further notice. More info.
- Chico Art Center: Closed until April 30, 2020. More info.
- Chico Children's Museum: Closed through March 30, 2020. More info.
- Chico History Museum: Closed through the end of March.
- Colman Museum & Centerville Schoolhouse: Closed through April 4, 2020. More info.
- CSU, Chico Museums, including: Closed until further notice
- Gold Nugget Museum & Depot Museum: Closed until further notice. Will reevaluate around 4/14/20. More info.
- Gridley Museum: Closed through the end of March
- Lake Oroville Visitor Center: Closed until April 15, 2020.
- Museum of Northern California Art (monca): Closed until further notice. More info.
- Oroville Museums, including: Closed until further notice
- Blue Room Theatre: Closed through March and possibly April. More info.
- Chico Theater Company: All remaining performances of Jesus Christ Superstar cancelled.
- Cinemark Chico: Movie screenings limited to 50% capacity. More info.
- El Rey Theatre: Closed until March 31st. April shows open. More Info
- Feather River Cinema: Closed until further notice. More info.
- Oroville State Theatre: Events cancelled until May 10th. Pageant Theater
- Pageant Theater: Closed until further notice. More info.
- Theatre on the Ridge: April production of “Love Letters” canceled. More info.
- AMF Orchard Lanes: Closed temporarily. More Info
- Butte County Library: Closed until further notice. More info.
- Cal Skate at Funland: Public Skate, Putters, and the Dugout closed until further notice. More info.
- Camping at State Parks: Closed until further notice.
- Canyon Oaks Country Club: Closed through the end of April.
- Chico Farmers Market: Open. More Info
- Chico Mall: Closed with an estimated reopening of April 1. More info.
- Feather Falls Casino: Closed until further notice
- Gold Country Casino: Closed through April 2, 2020. More info.
- The Hatchet House: Closed until further notice. More info.
- Rare Air Trampoline Park: Closed temporarily. More info
- Table Mountain Golf Course: Open. More info.