Fall in Love with Butte County

Don’t let the change in season fool you–Autumn is a great time to fall in love with Butte County. With lots of sunny yet crisp days, now is the time to throw on a scarf, hop in the car with your sweetie, and enjoy all the beauty and fun that Butte County has to offer.

Day 1


Start your day with flakey lemon croissant and handcrafted coffee at the Tin Roof Bakery . With a wide variety of decadent breakfast pastries, a full lunch menu, and even artisan breads, the two of you are sure to find something delicious to start off your day.


Enjoy your breakfast to go as you stroll through Chico Saturday Farmers Market . The crisp air and colorful fall leaves make for a beautiful backdrop as you look for the perfect produce.


Next, head over to Tea Bar & Fusion Cafe  for a tasty, filling, and yet still healthy meal. Known for their delicious flavored tea infusions, they also have a wide menu of bowls and wraps that you can customize however you like. Make sure to try one of the sparkling tea infusions for a sweet pick-me-up.


Just a short drive from lunch is the Museum of Northern California Art  (MONCA). Here, you can enjoy a collection of paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, and photography from nearly 100 artists in Northern California. Open Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm, MONCA is a relaxing way to spend some time with your sweetie.


While in Downtown Chico, stop by the LaRocca Vineyard  Tasting Room to enjoy the luxury of their local estate-bottled fine wines, which include organic and sulfate-free varieties.  Open until 8 p.m. and offering whites, reds, rosés, and sparkling wines, you can enjoy a few hours sampling great regional wine.


You can continue the night at Crush Dining Room and Lounge . Just a minute walk away from the tasting room, Crush offers contemporary Italian cuisine and a brick oven, so you can enjoy both the perfect gnocchi and a fig, blue cheese, and prosciutto pizza. Don’t forget to explore the dessert menu for a delicious end to the evening.

Day 2


For breakfast, stop by Mug Shots Coffee House  for some delicious coffee or tea plus a light breakfast of muffins, scones, breakfast burritos, and other treats. Right in Downtown Oroville, Mug Shots is a great start to a leisurely walk through the heart of Oroville.


Just a 10-minute walk away from coffee is the historic Chinese Temple . Built in 1863 to serve the largest community of Chinese north of Sacramento, this temple is now a museum still occasionally used for worship. From Noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and weekends, take a stroll through the beautiful grounds and learn more about regional history.


Walk over to the Purple Line Urban Winery , which processes, ages, and bottles its wine, most of which comes from grapes sourced from the Northern Sierra Foothill region, within its urban facility. With bocce ball and other games every day and live music and food trucks on Fridays and Saturdays, the Purple Line is great for tastings and spending an afternoon or evening having fun.


Hop into a Lyft and head over to The Exchange Spirits & Tapas  for dinner. From weekend brunch to tapas to happy hour to daily specials, you’ll enjoy the fun atmosphere, friendly people, and elevated small-plate fare.


Back in Downtown at the Oroville State Theatre , enjoy a show at this historic landmark. The 600-seat venue hosts live performances, such as traveling dance troupes and live orchestral performances, throughout the year and is a great end to the night.