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 Tea Bar & Fusion Cafe
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.
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.
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 sweetie will find a beautiful hike to enjoy hand-in-hand.
Sip 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.
Dine at The Exchange
Hop into a Lyft and head over to The Exchange 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
Catch a Show at the Theatre on the Ridge
Before returning to your hotel in Chico, take the drive up to Paradise to catch a show at the Theatre on the Ridge, the longest-running community theater in the North State. The intimate, 100-seat venue puts on professional-level shows throughout the year and is a great way to end the night.