Find Your WOW

Find Your WOW

in Butte County

Sum­mer is the sea­son of WOW! Whether you’re explor­ing our wide-open won­ders or dis­cov­er­ing those WOW moments you did­n’t know you need­ed, Butte Coun­ty is a great place for a get­away. So pack the car, invite a friend or two, and get ready for an unfor­get­table week­end as you enjoy Butte Coun­ty clas­sics and dis­cov­er new favorites with our sum­mer itinerary.

Explore Chico

Tube the Sacra­men­to River

Noth­ing says sum­mer in Chico like spend­ing a few hours on the Sacra­men­to Riv­er. A favorite among the uni­ver­si­ty crowd, you’ll feel like you’re back in col­lege as you and your friends enjoy an after­noon laz­ing in inner tubes and crack­ing open some cold ones among wide-open riverway.

Grab a Drink

Con­tin­ue the reunion tour with drinks at the long-time uni­ver­si­ty hang­out Riley’s for immac­u­late col­lege vibes. For a more local expe­ri­ence, Duffy’s Tav­ern is a favorite Down­town Chico dive bar, while Argus Bar + Patio serves up a more ele­vat­ed experience.

Find the Per­fect Spot to Stay the Night

Wher­ev­er you want to stay and what­ev­er your bud­get, there’s an spot for you! Find the per­fect lodg­ing here.

Brunch It Up

What’s a week­end get­away with­out a cham­pagne brunch? There’s no short­age of brunch options across Butte Coun­ty, but if you’re look­ing for more cel­e­bra­to­ry options, Chico’s Unwined Kitchen & Bar and Nash’s each serve cham­pagne and mimosas as part of their deli­cious brunch menu.

Explore Par­adise

Get Out­side Among the Pines

When those triple-dig­it sum­mer temps hit the val­ley, escape to the high­er ele­va­tion of the Par­adise Ridge for a slight reprieve and plen­ty of WOW moments. With calm waters and forest­ed shore­line, Par­adise Lake is a favorite for easy kayak­ing and trail hik­ing. If you’re look­ing for some­thing more remote, the Forks of Butte Creek Recre­ation Area fea­tures sev­er­al trails, prim­i­tive camp­sites, and even spots where you can pan for gold! 

Nosh at Nic’s

Fea­tur­ing cold and hot sand­wich­es, sal­ads, flat­breads, and share­able char­cu­terie boards, Nic’s Deli & Wine Bar is the place to cre­ate the per­fect pic­nic to enjoy on your adven­tures or dine-in with a glass of wine or beer post-adventure. 

Explore Oroville

Spend the Day on the Water

If you’re a water enthu­si­ast, Lake Oroville is the place to be! With fish­ing, house­boat­ing, water ski­ing, sail­ing, kayak­ing, pad­dle­board­ing, and so much more, there will be no short­age of WOW moments when you’re on the water with your friends.

Dine at Provisions

After hours on the lake, it’s time to unwind at Pro­vi­sions for din­ner and drinks. With a full bar, reg­u­lar live music, and a beau­ti­ful out­door patio, Pro­vi­sions is a local favorite for friends’ night out.

Dis­cov­er Down­town Oroville

If you nev­er explored Down­town Oroville before, now’s the time to dis­cov­er what you’ve been miss­ing! Immense­ly walk­a­ble and full of hid­den gems, Down­town Oroville is the city’s go-to spot for din­ing, bou­tique shop­ping, and arts and cul­ture events.