Fall in Love With Butte County
Don’t let the change in season fool you—November is a great month 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.
Breakfast at Stoble
Start your day with handcrafted coffee and delicious locally made breakfast pastries or breakfast sandwiches at Stoble Cafe. With breakfast and lunch menus featuring elevated takes on classic favorites, the two of you are sure to find something delicious to start off your day.
Explore Chico's Saturday Farmers Market
Head to the Chico’s Saturday Farmers Market to check out a variety of local vendors and enjoy a stroll through the lively open-air market. The crisp air and colorful fall leaves make for a beautiful backdrop as you look for the perfect produce.
Lunch at Celestino's
After your time at the farmers market, enjoy a walk through Downtown Chico, where you’ll find unique-to-Chico shops perfect for finding the perfect gift for the upcoming holiday season. Not to interrupt the shopping, a quick stop at Celestino’s New York Pizza makes for the perfect bite. Grab a slice to-go from their walk-up window and then head across the street to sit and enjoy it in the beauty of the Chico State campus.
Discover Something New at monca
Just a short drive from lunch is the Museum of Northern California Art (monca). Here, you can spend some time with your sweetie enjoying a collection of paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, and photography from nearly 100 artists in Northern California.
Sip at LaRocca Vineyards Tasting Room
While in Downtown Chico, stop by the La Rocca Vineyards Tasting Room to enjoy the luxury of their local estate-bottled fine wines, which include organic and sulfate-free varieties. Offering whites, reds, rosés, and sparkling wines, you can enjoy a few hours sampling great regional wines.
Dine at Crush
You can continue the night at Crush Restaurant. 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.
Breakfast at Mug Shots Coffee House
In the morning, take a short drive to Oroville for a change of pace and more natural beauty. 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.
Discover History at the Oroville Chinese Temple
Just a 10-minute walk away from coffee is the historic Oroville 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. Take a stroll through the beautiful grounds and learn more about regional history.
Hike the Beautiful Outdoors
After learning about the region’s history, go outside and experience the area’s natural beauty with a fall hike. Whether you stay in Oroville or explore neighboring towns, you and your partner will find a beautiful hike to enjoy hand-in-hand.
Fall & winter are wonderful seasons for hiking in Butte County CA due to mild temperatures, beautiful changing leaves, and a late snowfall.Read more
Sip and Dine at Purple Line Urban Winery
Relax after your hike at 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, especially when paired with a meal from their on-site restaurant Vibe Grill and Pub.
Dine at Union
Hop into a Lyft and head over to Union for dinner. With elevated California cuisine and live music on the weekends, you’ll enjoy the fun atmosphere and friendly people in the heart of Downtown Oroville.
Catch a Show at the Chico Theater Company
End the night with a show at the Chico Theater Company. With shows year-round, The Chico Theater Company is a fantastic way to see great local theater.