Category Archives: Attractions

Disneyland, anyone?

When considering a family (or small group) trip to the happiest place on earth, consider all transportation options! Van Man Charters is licensed for Statewide travel, and Anaheim is about an 8 1/2 hours drive from Chico.

The minibus has room for up to 14; let’s compare to a rental van:

Van Man Charters, professional driver at your service with fuel and accommodations included. 4-5 day stay, $1400. Rental, you navigate your way down there and back. 5 day rental, after taxes and insurance, approximately $875 plus all fuel expenses.

Flying would be, after ground transportation  (use Van Man Charters to the Sac airport!) and all withstanding airport “formalities”, oh, about a day. Price comparison depends on how many plane tickets and other variables.

Limo, private jet? We wish.

Your own family car is the most immediate choice, and the cheapest. But only the family can decide if it’s worth the wear and tear, have enough space and comfort, willingness to drive, and all other factors. We at Van Man Charters hope you’ll consider all of your possibilities to make the best vacation to remember.


Annual Foothills Celebration in Grass Valley

Saturday, March 5, 2011


The Downtown Grass Valley Foothills Celebration is a collaborative event of the Grass Valley Downtown Association and the Northern Sierra Winery Association.  Foothills Celebration is a truly unique tasting event, which mixes wine, food, ambiance, music, art and shopping. This annual favorite was SOLD OUT  last year at 1,200 tickets!

Sample chef specialties from some of the area’s finest restaurants while you sip fine wine and taste great beer from over 30 local wineries and breweries. Also, enjoy fine art and listen to great music as you shop and stroll through the streets of historic downtown Grass Valley.

Tickets, call (530) 272-8315

Charter your private 14 passenger van with driver round-trip from Chico for $300 by calling Casey at 530.520.4303


Snow Goose Festival

The 12th annual Snow Goose Festival near Gridley is a sight for nature lovers and bird watchers to behold. Millions of snow geese and other fowl stop here to winter  during their migratory process, as they have done for centuries. The geese refer to it as the 12th Annual People Festival, and I believe they enjoy it as much as we do!

Groups of up to a dozen people from the Chico, Butte County area and Northern California can still book a van or minibus to tour the wetlands from Jan. 27th-30th, even plan a catered picnic with choice of deli tray and giant ice chest. Inquire at 530.520.4303. Learn more at Snow Goose Festival