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 Tin Roof Bakery and Cafe
Start your day with flakey lemon croissant and handcrafted coffee at the Tin Roof Bakery and Cafe. 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.
Explore Chico's Saturday Farmers Market
Enjoy your breakfast to go as you stroll through Chico’s Saturday Farmers 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 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.
Sip at La Rocca Vinyards 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. Open until 8 p.m. and 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 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.
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